Published for the Estonian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, Katja Novitskova's catalogue addresses emerging potentialities between visual culture, big-data-driven processes, and ecology.
Today almost all aspects of human—and increasingly nonhuman—lives are being modeled by software. Transcending the limits of our planet, data collection has become a fundamental tool with which to map the earth and beyond. Katja Novitskova's catalogue If Only You Could See What I've Seen with Your Eyes, published for the Estonian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, addresses emerging potentialities between visual culture, big-data-driven processes, and ecology. Rather than commenting on the observable moment, Novitskova transforms these visual manifestations of data into immersive environments that serve as glimpses of a world yet to come
Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the Estonian Pavilion at the 57th International Exhibition of visual arts – La Biennale di Venezia, from May 13 to November 26, 2017.
Born 1984 in Tallin, Estonia, Katja Novitskova lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. Graduated in semiotics, cultural studies, science in digital media, Katja Novitskova's sculptures and installations explore the tension between the Internet and the physical world. They are based on images sourced from the Internet or everyday objects which she reworks, endowing them with a new, singular, disturbing state of being.
Katja Novitskova's work has recently been exhibited at the K11 Foundation, Shanghai (2017), the ZKM in Karlsruhe (2017), the Kunstverein Hamburg (2016), the Kunsthalle Lissabon in Lisbon (2015), and has been part of the New York City Public Art Fund program (2017). She was in residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam in 2013–2014, and she represented Estonia at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017.