Dasha Ilina is a Russian techno-critical artist based in Paris, France.
Dasha Ilina is a Russian techno-critical artist based in Paris, France. Through the employment of low tech and DIY approaches her work highlights the nebulous relationship between our desire to incorporate modern technologies into our daily lives and proposed social imperatives for care of oneself and others. Her practice engages the public in order to facilitate a space for the development of critical thought regarding our modern day relationships, privacy in the digital age, and the reflexive contemporary desire to turn to technology for answers. She is the founder of the Center for Technological Pain, a project that proposes DIY solutions to health problems caused by digital technologies for which she has received an Honorary Mention at Ars Electronica. Ilina’s work has been exhibited at institutions such as Centre Pompidou (FR), MU Artspace (NL), Gaîté Lyrique (FR), Hartware Medienkunstverein Dortmund (DE), NeMe (CY), as well as various talks, workshops, and performances held internationally. She is also the co-director of NØ SCHOOL, a summer school that focuses on critical research around the social and environmental impacts of information and communication technologies.

Email: studio AT dashailina.com


Education

2014 - 2018   Parsons The New School for Design, BFA in Art, Media and Technology, Paris, France
2011 - 2014   Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Visual Arts, Natick, United States
2008 - 2011   START Architectural School, Architecture, Moscow, Russia

Exhibitions

2021   Camping with Computers, Kunstuniversität Linz
2021   Escape, voyage au coeur des cultures numériques, International Institut Français centers
2021   Working towards our own obsolescence, NeMe, Limassol
2021   Stranger Dreams, Mains D'Œuvres, Saint-Ouen
2020   Control Shift Network, Bristol
2020   Ars Electronica Festival 2020, Linz
2020   Athens Digital Art Festival - ADAF 2020, Online
2020   Hors Pistes Festival, Centre Pompidou, Paris
2020   Mensch Maschine, Le Botanique, Brussels
2019   The Wrong, EPICENTRE, Press Refresh, Various locations across Valencia and Online
2019   Die Digitale, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf
2019   DRHA Radical Immersions exhibition, Watermans Art Centre, Brentford
2019   Computer Grrrls, MU Artspace, Eindhoven
2019   Function Fest 2019, Centre Cultural Casa Planas, Palma de Mallorca
2019   Computer Grrrls, Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
2018   Monitor, AIR Gallery, Manchester
2018   Computer Grrrls, HMKV at Dortmunder U, Dortmund
2018   Le Futur de la Création (La Nuit Européene des Musées), American Center for Art and Culture, Paris
2017   MERGE: An Exhibition of Art && Design Made with Code, Plateforme Gallery, Paris
2017   The Wrong Biennale (SPAMM Power pavilion), Online at thewrong.org
2017   A More Fruitful Way to Spend Free Time, Plateforme Gallery, Paris
2017   SPAMM, Parsons Paris, Paris and Online at spamm.fr
2016   De Maggy Almao à Angelo Yoto (Nuit Blanche), Centre Anim' Paris 14, Paris
2015   De Nature Rerum, Parsons Paris, Paris
2015   Point to Line to Plane, Parsons Paris, Paris

Talks & Workshops

2022   Artist Talk and Worksession during «Dissiper la brume», Tangible Cloud, Brussels
2022   Workshop, AMRO, Linz
2022   Artist Talk and series of online and offline workshops, Kampnagel & Deichtorhallen, Hamburg
2021   Talk La révolution numérique vue par les artistes de la création numérique, BNF, Paris
2021   Workshop Solutions DIY aux Douleurs Technologiques, Studio 13/16 Centre Pompidou, Paris
2021   Workshop Center for Networked Intimacy, servus.at, Linz
2021   Workshop Center for Technological Pain, Pixelache, Helsinki
2021   Workshop Objects for Disrupting Digital Technology, 1M Sotto La Metro, Online & Rome
2021   Talk Do your eyes hurt? All you need is cardboard and motors!! (Ok, and a lot of superglue), !!Con, Online
2021   Workshop DIY Solutions for a life free of technological pain, HeK, Online
2021   JITSY SALOON #32 Open Studio - With artists Golnaz Behrouznia & Dasha Ilina Saloon Paris, Online
2021   Conference « Art de jeunes Russes à l’étranger », Centre de Russie pour la science et la culture à Paris, Online
2020   Interview and Presentation of work at Disrupt & Reflect, Impakt, Online
2020   Center for Technological Pain conference, S+T+Arts and French Tech Week event, Online
2020   Workshop DIY Solutions Against Tech-Pain, Mapping Festival, Geneva
2020   Workshop DIY Solutions to End Tech Pain, Control Shift Network, Bristol
2020   Let Me Fix You Presentation during Journées Européennes du Patrimoine, Mains d'Œuvres, Saint-Ouen
2020   Artist Talk What is "+" of Interactive Art in the Age of Uncertainty, Ars Electronica Festival, Online
2020   Artist Talk, Yeltsin Centre Art Gallery, Yekaterinburg
2020   Workshop Choose Your Own Quarantine, Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Something in Between Project Space, Online
2020   Lecture & Workshop Choose Your Own Quarantine, Shelter Festival, Online
2020   Workshop DIY Solutions to Hack Contemporary Technologies, Art Meets Radical Openness 2020, Online
2020   Workshop DIY solutions for disrupting the digital, Innovation Colab, Duke University (online)
2020   Round Table "Le Futur a-t-il un genre(s)", Les Féminins festival, Théâtre de Verre, Paris
2020   Presentation An artist and an engineer walk into a bar. What do they have in common? Or art about tech-pain, the gig economy, surveillance and robots. Les Halles de Schaerbeek, CPDP conference 2020, Brussels
2019   Conference Artistes dans le numérique ou comment hacker la surveillance et beaucoup plus, Stereolux, Nantes
2019   Workshop Solutions DIY pour détourner le numérique, Stereolux, Nantes
2019   Presentation of Self-Defense Against Technology, Au Landy Sauvage, Saint-Denis
2019   Presentation Center for Technological Pain, L'abbaye de Maubuisson, Saint-Ouen-l'Aumône
2019   Workshop Tech Pain Solutions, Hackers and Designers, Amsterdam
2019   Talk Tech Self-Defense, NØ School, Nevers
2019   Workshop Autodéfense contre les nuisances technologiques, Computer Grrrls, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
2019   Workshop Création d’objets DIY pour lutter contre les douleurs technologiques, Computer Grrrls, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
2019   Workshop Solutions to Health Problems, Tech Companies Don’t Want You to Know About, Meta Marathon, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
2019   Lecture Input on Solutions to Health Problems, Tech Companies Don’t Want You to Know About, Meta Marathon, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf
2018   Talk How technology affects us, Blue \x80, Villette Makerz, Paris
2018   Workshop bienvenue dans la vie sans douleur !, générations connectées, Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux
2018   Workshop Creation des Objets Contre Technodouleur, dans le cadre de musique insolite avec makey makey, Le Cube, Issy-les-Moulineaux
2018   Talk DIY and Tech Pain, R6FRAG.USE, Espace En Cours, Paris
2018   Presenting the Center for Technological Pain, Open Source Body Festival, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris
2017   Inspecting Gadgets Workshop, Parsons Paris, Paris

Performances

2021   Live set with Ted Davis, NØ SCHOOL NEVERS, Nevers
2020   Live performance, Station of Commons, Online
2020   Live set, π node radio, Online
2020   Live set with Ted Davis, Espace Multimédia Gantner, Bourgogne
2019   NØ LIVE, Église Sainte Bernadette du Banlay, Nevers
2018   R7FRAG.BIN, Espace En Cours, Paris
2017   Beauty Prescribed, Musée Des Arts Décoratifs, Paris
2017   ReFrag, Parsons Paris, Paris
2016   ReFrag, Parsons Paris, Paris
2016   EXIT Festival, Maison des Arts de Créteil, Créteil

Awards & Residencies

2022   The Host is Darsha Hewitt: How to Beam residency at Deichtorhallen & Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany
2021   Center for Networked Intimacy Residency at servus.at, Linz, Austria
2021   Aide individuelle à la Creation DRAC Ile-de-France, Paris, France
2021   Traversées Grant, Paris, France
2020   ADAF Award for 3rd place in the Games category, Athens, Greece
2020   Residency at Mains d'Œuvres, Paris, France
2020   Honorary mention at Ars Electronica, Linz, Austria
2020   Self House Residency, Online
2019   Koumaria Residency, Sellasia, Greece
2019   Residency at SimplonLab, Montreuil, France
2018   Prix #Makeuses, Simplon.co, Montreuil, France

Press

2021   Say Thanks to Dasha! (Traversées focus sur le travail de Dasha Ilina par Valentina Peri), lacritique.org
2021   Center for Networked Intimacy, Obsolete Studio
2021   Il est essentiel pour moi de développer un discours critique sur la technologie, Rencontre avec Dasha Ilina, Institut Français
2021   Des objets « diy » pour repenser notre lien à la technologie et des compteurs à zéro, Rencontre avec Dasha Ilina, arobase newsletter
2020   Dasha Ilina Interview, Neural
2020   Dasha Ilina: DIY, humour, yoga, martial arts and man-machine interactions - Interview, Makery
2020   Dasha Ilina & Benjamin Gaulon, No School Nevers - Interview, Tech + Art Podcast
2019   Dasha Ilina's DIY solutions to "Fool the Machine" - Interview, Stereolux Blog (in french)
2019   Computer Grrrls, ZeroDeux Revue (in french and english)
2019   Le bricolage, remède à la techno-dépendance, Arte Tracks (in french and german)
2019   Dry eyes? Insomnia? Poor posture? The Center for Technological Pain has the solution!, We Make Money Not Art
2019   Interview with Kurtis Lesick and Dasha Ilina, Koumaria Residency Blog
2019   L’oeuvre de la semaine : "Center for Technological Pain de Dasha Ilina", La Gaîté Lyrique
2018   Curator's choice (page 70), Kunst Bulletin 9/2018 (in german)
2018   Interview titled "Devenir Transform'acteur" (starting at 38:00), Les Rendez-Vous du Futur
2018   Femmes dans la tech : lever les freins, hacker les genres !, SocialGoodWeek (in french)
2018   They made Open Source Body, Makery

Cultural Production

2022   NØ LAB: Cycle of conferences, performances, and workshops at La Gaîté Lyrique
2021   DIWO: Arts & Tech camp, Stereolux
2019 - ...   NØ School Nevers, Nevers
2016   REFRAG Festival 2016: Media Archaeology, Parsons Paris / Gaîté Lyrique