Selected shows

Awake with a Stranger's Shoes On

Jun. 6 - Jul. 11, 2024.
discotec, Vienna

The exhibition Awake with a stranger´s shoes on invites us to confront and navigate through the intricate web of technology and humans with selected works by techno-critical artists Dasha Ilina and Ulrich Formann based in Paris and Vienna. In our rapidly evolving digital landscape, technology has outpaced our understanding, thrusting us into a world of vast, seemingly unknowable systems.

Awake with a stranger´s shoes on challenges us to confront the complexities of modern technology, not with the aim of mastering or simplifying, but to live with them more consciously and sustainably. By doing so, we can resist the lure of simplistic, deterministic narratives and instead foster a more nuanced understanding of our digital landscape, acknowledging that complexity is an inherent and inescapable part of our reality.

Duo show with Ulrich Formann
Curated by Agnes Varnai

INDEX biennale

May 9 - Aug. 17, 2024.
gnration, Braga

Citizenship is an expanding project. The recent advances in equality are fragile when seen against the scale of the history of democracy and in light of the rise of extremist nationalist movements. However, the global proliferation of campaigns that we have witnessed in recent years, from feminist or Black Lives Matter movements to climate activism, reflect a common desire to expand citizenship. The exhibition programme of INDEX 2024 celebrates that desire.
Some of the works on display denounce topographies of ideological experiments, such as the island in Empire’s Island (Jonas Staal), the ongoing space expansion programmes in Future Light Cone (Kyriaki Goni), the archive of the Diamang diamond mining company (Alexa Szekeres e Remi Kuforiji) or the space of online propaganda (DISNOVATION.ORG). Others explore the body in its digital (Luísa Tormenta, Dasha Ilina) genetic, animal and political dimensions (Sasha Litvintseva and Beny Wagner), its collaboration with other forms of intelligence – biological (SUPERFLEX +, Kat Austen) or artificial (Nestor Pestana, Total Refusal) – as well as the use of technology to uncover truths (Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Nicolas Gourault) and to create new visions of collective action.

Curated by Mariana Pestana.
Photos by Adriano Ferreira Borges / INDEX.

Art Meets Radical Openness Showcase

May 8 - 17, 2024.
afo, Linz

In this project, comprising a publication and a video, Ilina documents what she calls techlore – ‘folk knowledge’ on the complex and opaque functionalities of the modern technologies that surround us. The artist touches on issues affecting our data and privacy, the shortcuts we use to fix our devices and the explanations we find for technological mysteries. For this project, Ilina collected folk tales of digital salvation: everyday stories of anthropomorphisation, hacking and corner-cutting. They show how ordinary people are doing what they can to assert control over technology. Dasha Ilina developed ADVICE WELL TAKEN during her EMAP residency at IMPAKT in May and June 2023, in collaboration with Supisara Burapachaisri.

With: Sanela Jahić, Nicolas Gourault, Stadtwerkstatt: STWST, Murad Khan, Martin Disley, joak, Dasha Ilina, REINCANTAMENTO, Javaneh, Patrícia J. Reis, Stefanie Wuschitz, Marina Gržinić, Tjaša Kancler, Jovita Pristovšek, Nestor Siré, Steffen Köhn, Cyborg Scooter Group (Cátia Sá, Erica Jewell, So Kanno)

This presentation was supported by EMAP (European Media Arts Platform).

La Flamme

May 4 - Aug. 10, 2024.
Mains d'Œuvres, Saint-Ouen

La Flamme. Celle de la vie - celle qui brûle dans nos cœurs, qui fait battre le cœur plus fort, qui fait couler le sang plus vite dans les veines. Cette flamme intérieure qui a les pouvoirs de nous faire agir, de nous révéler, de nous fédérer et de nous révolter. Celle de la lutte - la lutte pour des causes qui nous tiennent à cœur. Celle qui brûle - qui détruit, et ce qu’elle ne peut pas anéantir, elle durcit. Celle qui est la métaphore de l’amour et du désir Ne jamais s’éteindre, à l’instar de la flamme olympique.

Commissariat : Klio Krajewska avec Valia Kardi. L’exposition La Flamme a été réalisée en partenariat avec WRO Art Center et la Municipalité de Wroclaw.

With: Méryll Ampe, Florence C x Celia Gaultier, Karolina Freino, Bérangère Fromont, Dasha Ilina, Julia Kurek, Julia Maura aka Oxni, Maria Roszkowska, Sonia Saroya
Photos Nadia Rabhi

Échantillons de soi

Nov. 23, 2023 - Jan. 13, 2024.
CAC La Traverse, Alfortville

The eight artists’ works in this group show are a perfect illustration of the “multiple personalities” that define our era. They are all “samples of oneself” (échantillons de soi-même) that form our social façade in the real and virtual worlds.

Samples give us an idea of a larger whole and, when several are grouped together, help us make decisions. But sampling is also an artistic practice – sounds and images can be assembled and reassembled until they have nothing more to give. It is increasingly common for contemporary artists to make their selections online, just as previous generations would pick out supplies from the shop.

On the Internet, people only offer samples of who they are, never entirely revealing their true selves. They appear in multiple forms or, in some cases, under multiple identities. The artists presented here move back and forth between the private sphere and the art world, and between the real and the virtual. Their creations emerge in between those spaces, fostering a dialogue of expression and forms.

With: Ines Alpha, Renaud Auguste-Dormeuil, Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Grégory Chatonsky, Dasha Ilina, Bettie Nin, Fabien Zocco
Curated by Dominique Moulon
Photos by Marc Domage

Don't Be Evil

Nov. 1, 2023 - Jan. 7, 2024.
IMPAKT, Utrecht

The main exhibition of the IMPAKT Festival 2023 presents work by renowned and emerging international artists. It includes commissions and projects resulting from residencies supported by the European Media Art Platform, a residency programme of which IMPAKT is a member.

The playful, speculative and subversive works in this exhibition address what we see as the most important issues affecting our digital rights and agency: surveillance, data-extraction, Big Tech strategies, the amplification of human bias, and our future with artificial intelligence. We selected these works for their inspiring or provocative content and the way they use humour and the element of surprise. They also raise awareness and inform us about what is at stake in a world permeated by digital technology.

The artists in the exhibition:
Nicolas Gouralt, Roel Heremans, Dasha Ilina, Vladan Joler, Tomo Kihara, Jeroen Van Loon, Martin Nadal, Simone C. Niquille, Julian Oliver, Caroline Sinders, Guillaume Slizewicz


Sep. 29 - Dec. 3, 2023.
Artsi Museo & M-Cult, Helsinki

Digital technologies, the global economy and climate change can be viewed as systems of different actors and their interactions. System thinking makes it possible to structure a complex reality. By creating models of phenomena, systems also produce methods to change reality.
The artists in the exhibition want to reconfigure the world by deconstructing and reimagining the systems of the environment, society, technology and economy. The works offer glimpses of the present and possible futures through artistic research and digital media.
The artists in the exhibition:
Annelie Berner in collaboration with Monika Seyfried; Nicolas Gourault; Dasha Ilina in collaboration with Supisara Burapachaisri; Institute of Care (Vienne Chan, Tuukka Haapakorpi, Kaisa Karvinen and Tommi Vasko); Charlotte Jarvis in collaboration with Patricia Saragüeta; So Kanno in collaboration with Takemi Watanuki and Akihiro Kato; Sophea Lerner; Sasha Litvintseva & Beny Wagner; Anna Pompermaier & Cenk Güzelis in collaboration with Valdemar Danry;; Caroline Sinders & Trammell Hudson; T(n)C (Agnes Varnai & Tina Kult); Total Refusal (Susanna Flock, Adrian Haim, Jona Kleinlein, Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner and Michael Stumpf) and Sheung Yiu.


Sep. 23 - Oct. 21, 2023.
Torula, Gyor

As a result of environmental, technological, and societal transformations of the past decades, the anthropocentric worldview is increasingly being called into question. While animal rights and environmental protection advocates demand a more ethical and humane treatment of animals and nature, in our technology-infused reality, it's becoming less clear what can be considered truly human. I’M AFRAID I CAN DO THAT seeks to illuminate the – increasingly dimming – boundaries between humans, animals, and machines, and to explore the questions of who will play what role in this more-than-human world order. | Images: Dávid Biró

Tangible Cloud

Mar. 3 - Mar. 5, 2023.
KBK Bruxelles, Brussels

๑˃‿˂꒱ **As part of the project Dissipating the Mist, 30 people from different backgrounds (artists, designers, philosophers, economists, etc.) met in May and June 2022 to imagine, through artistic practices, counter-narratives to the dominant vision of digital : « cloud computing. "**
٩꒰๑- ̫-๑꒱۶♡ These encounters resulted in a diverse production, based on proposals by **Élie Bolard, Seda Gürses and Femke Snelting (TITiPI), Dasha Ilina, and Marloes de Valk**: a series of cards with executable words helping to reflect on more sustainable and supportive artistic practices using technology ; technological fables highlighting the implications of the cloud right into our intimacy ; parodic videos questioning our paradoxical relationship to platforms mixing individualism and isolation but also desire for spirituality and communion ; or electronic server installations whose execution requires zany or provocative actions, possibly foreshadowing a not so distant future…
This exhibition will be an opportunity to share some of the productions resulting from this research through **a performance by Stevie Ango and Clyde Lepage, a series of pieces from the workshops, the edition of a deck of cards, as well as a preview of the upcoming publication and the 17 interviews conducted for the occasion.

Chroniques biennale 2022

Nov. 10, 2022 - Jan. 22, 2023.
Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille

Populated by those who keep watch, night owls, insomniacs or night workers, the night is also haunted by our working machines that offer us an uninterrupted, permanent, incessant flow, promoted by 24/7 capitalism, analyzed by Jonathan Crary as the ideal of a life without a break, active at all hours of the day and night. The exhibition at the Friche la Belle de Mai invites us into the odyssey of our nights transformed by the arrival of electricity in our cities, a phenomenon accentuated by this performativity extending our bodies, our dreams and our desires.
Images: Grégoire Édouard for Biennale Chroniques


Aug. 23 - Sep. 05, 2022.
Galerie D., Fondation Fiminco, Romainville

What is being, with technology? And what lines can be drawn to distinguish yourself from it? In this series of works, the relationship between technology and aspects of personhood is examined repeatedly within wide ranging domains of self-identification from working life to care, and being past death.
The promise of tech to alleviate the physical strain of working life appears largely to have been subverted by some sleight of hand, trading brutality for erosion, and manufacturing a dualistic trade-off between mind and body in which the conservation of the latter has given ground to the unsustainable, exhaustive engagement of the former. Consequently, resources previously available to question the status quo are altogether consumed by the tedium of working life and attention capital as a result of constant connectivity and terminal “onlineness”. We’ve settled for less than we desired and let our online personas pick up the slack.

Text by Niklas Ayris


Jun. 9 - 12, 2022.
KX at Kampnagel, Hamburg

This end of season program is the culmination of artistic exploration carried out by artists Nadja Buttendorf (DE), Dasha Ilina (RU/FR) and Olsen (DE) during How To Beam: Do It Yourself Teleportation for Hybrid Times residency.

From the 10th-26th of June the public is invited to take in artworks, happenings and a series of talks that explore the shifting concept of what it presence means in digitally mediated time.

Camping with Computers

Nov. 10 - 20, 2021.
WHA Gallery, Kunstuniversität, Linz

The show is the outcome of a week-long worksession with 15 international artists in the austrian alps organized by and Matthias Pitscher as part of the 2021 Art Meets Radical Openness Research Lab.

With: Błażej Kotowski, Dasha Ilina, EKHEO (Aude Langlois & Belinda Sykora), Erica Jewell, Lina Schwarzenberg, Maks Valenčič, Mariana Marangoni, Naoto Hieda, Sebastian Mira, So Kanno, Yuxi Liu, Matthias Pitscher, Giacomo Piazzi, Hess Jeon, Davide Bevilacqua

Special thanks to Giacomo Piazzi, Emma Fehlig, and Derek deBoer.

Working towards our own obsolescence

Jun. 18 - Jul. 30, 2021.
NeMe, Limassol

This exhibition features the work of artists who are critically investigating the ways the Silicon Valley economy is affecting labour conditions. Their works help us understand the pervasive constrictions we, as passive consumers, have unintentionally aided implement.

The proposed works fall into five spheres of investigation: the myth that the machines are replacing us; the emergence of an army of invisible, or rather invisibilised workers; the transformation of labour conditions through precariousness and the atomisation of tasks; the body of workers disciplined to act like machines and finally, the ways workers and consumers can fight back with not just resistance but positive alternatives.

The participating artists are Pippin Barr; Larisa Blazic; Peter Buczkowski; Stéphane Degoutin, Gwenola Wagon, and Pierre Cassou-Noguès; Dasha Ilina; Sanela Jahić; Lisa Ma; Liz Magic Laser; Julien Prévieux; Laurel Ptak.

Stranger Dreams

Feb. 5 - Mar. 14, 2021.
Mains d'Œuvres, Saint-Ouen

A dreamlike and poetic exhibition, a subtle link with the dystopian shift that is taking place.

stranger dreams is first of all an invitation to plunge into a dreamlike universe where images, sounds and senses unfold according to the logic of dreams: sometimes improbable, magical, surrealist.

stranger dreams is an aesthetic and poetic experience. A wandering in a familiar and elusive landscape, which attracts us and escapes us constantly.

stranger dreams is the testimony of a shift that is taking place - where the disturbing strangeness gradually gives way to dystopia.

stranger dreams is a collection of phenomena and metaphors, which can be read together or separately; where aesthetics meets surveillance, artificial intelligence mingles with the unconscious, the Californian desert rubs shoulders with data centers and mysticism confronts big data; and where we sometimes get too close to the sun.

Control Shift Network Festival

Oct. 2 - 18, 2020.
The Galleries, Bristol

Center for Technological Pain (CTP) offers DIY products for tech-pain free lives. The mock-company was set up to manage, prevent and treat the symptoms caused by digital technologies. Among their products are contraptions to relieve eye-strain, insomnia, and strained elbows and fingers. This installation presents the latest innovations from CTP as well as exhibiting new products made by Bristol-based designers and makers in a recent workshop with CTP CEO, Dasha Ilina.

Exhibition co-produced with Knowle West Media Centre and KWMC: The Factory

Photos by: Ibi Feher and Control Shift 2020.

Cyberarts Exhibition, Ars Electronica Festival

Sep. 9 - Sep. 15, 2020.
OK im OÖ Kulturquartier, Linz.

The OK im OÖ Kulturquartier has been presenting the CyberArts exhibition since 1998. As a showcase for the Prix Ars Electronica winners, it is an excellent platform from which to observe current developments and trends in our digital age, with a special focus on their social and economic impact. The selected works exemplify the social dynamics and issues that are dominating today’s discourse.

Le Peuple des Images, Hors Pistes Festival

Jan. 24 - Feb. 9, 2020.
Centre Pompidou, Paris.

From Khartoum to Santiago, from Beirut to Hong Kong, from Algiers to the Champs-Elysées: for a year and a half, human waves have been sweeping the streets and squares, like on television or smartphone screens. In these gatherings, the images do not simply bear witness: because these new ephemeral peoples are filming and being filmed, fictionalized and are fictionalized by others, their images act as so many links and relays.

Taking the measure of this crowd that populates our eyes today: is what is proposed in this fifteenth edition of Hors-Pistes, a festival dedicated each year to the exploration of moving images and meeting those who make it the subject of their creation, their thoughts or their writing.

press-refresh and epicentre

Nov. 1, 2019 - Mar. 1, 2020.
The Wrong, online

epicentre is a digital art group exhibition on routers and screens for the wrong biennale

42o works by 135 artists showcased simultaneously in 21 embassies: institutions and municipalities of the valencian community each hosting a part of the exhibition. all together make epicentre

press-refresh is an open pavilion of the wrong by david quiles guilló. is a yoga routine created by Dasha Ilina within the framework of Center for Technological Pain, a mock company that provides DIY solutions to health problems that come from technology. This routine is at once a relaxation tool - a way to meditate and exercise while keeping up with recent updates from your friends via your phone - and a way to ridicule our obsessive media consumption by inserting our phones into one of the most solitary activities. Throughout this 7-minute video, the viewer gets to learn three different yoga positions designed specifically to ensure stress-free phone use. At the same time as mocking our everyday addictive behavior, this routine actually forces the person performing it to reflect on that behavior while making the overall browsing experience a lot more pleasant.

Die Digitale

Nov. 1 - Nov. 7, 2019.
Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf

< die digitale düsseldorf > combines different cultural spaces around the topic of digital culture.

The festival shows digital art and music projects from all over the world and explores interdisciplinarily what has been achieved with the digitization of almost all social, economic and cultural processes. The problems that have been created, those that have been solved, what is suitable for entertainment and what is for reflection.

Computer Grrrls

Jul. 20 - Oct. 6, 2019.
MU Artspace, Eindhoven

The first computers were programmed by women, 75 years ago, and women wrote the software behind Neil Armstrong’s ‘giant leap for mankind’. Since then, IT has become ever more important and gradually turned into a field for nerds where women seem out of place altogether. But the tide is turning: a new wave of Computer Grrrls presents itself in MU, from Saturday 20 July to Sunday 6 October 2019.

The exhibition highlights the historical role women played in the development of computer science but it also offers self­ defence instructions against technology, outlines the relationship between gender and algorithms and reveals dazzling visions of the future. 22 artists obliterate the existing representation of women and computers. They de­colonialise the internet and reclaim their place in the technological domain. Meanwhile, with each work, they create room for new forms and ideas, for dialogue and reflection. Hilarious, poetic, critical and visionary: this is Grrrl Power.

Computer Grrrls

Mar. 14 - Jul. 14, 2019.
Gaîté Lyrique, Paris

Twenty-three international artists and collectives offer sharp, critical perspectives on digital technology, revisiting the history of women and machines and outlining scenarios for a more inclusive future.

What if we put the ‘grrrls’ back in computers? Computer Grrrls is showcasing 23 international artists and collectives that are rewriting dominant narratives about technology. Women who are unearthing the little-known role their predecessors played in the early days of computing. Women who decode and recode ones and zeros and sketch the lines of convergence toward a society with fewer stereotypes.

The works produced by these artistic researchers, hackers and makers – 3D-printed objects, video installations and virtual reality – examine minorities’ place on the Internet, gender bias, digital surveillance and electronic colonialism.


Dec. 6 - Dec. 22, 2018.
AIR Gallery, Manchester

The works will seek to investigate the impact technology has on our everyday lives; how it can aid us to live a more efficient, convenient life, and conversely affect our mental and physical health. We begin to rely on our devices, often to function. Our society is dominated by technological advancements; technology is everywhere from our phones to the cars we drive – they makes our lives easier and more comfortable, but what is the cost? Are we losing an fundamental part of what makes us human as our decision making is being influenced by and often replaced by machines?

Social media has become an integral part of our lives. It is a tool, a means to stay in contact with friends, a forum in which we share aspects of our everyday lives. Human interaction is supplemented by social media – but is it some way being replaced? Adverts are tailored towards our spending habits, our actions online recorded and monitored. Where our lives were once private, databases now exist. Scrolling social media has become a normal daily action that ironically enables us to spend more time monitoring other people’s lives than living our own.

Is our virtual reality a utopia or dystopia?

Computer Grrrls

Oct. 27, 2018 - Feb. 24, 2019.
HMKV at Dortmunder U, Dortmund

The exhibition Cmptr Grrrlz brings together more than 20 international artistic positions that negotiate the complex relationship between gender and technology in past and present. Computer Grlz deals with the link between women and technology from the first human computers to the current revival of technofeminist movements. An illustrated timeline with over 200 entries covers these developments from the 18th century to the present. Invited are artists, hackers, makers and researchers who are working on how to think differently about technology: by questioning the gender bias in big data and Artificial Intelligence, promoting an open and diversified Internet, and designing utopian technologies.

Photos by: Hannes Woidich

Le Futur de la Création (La Nuit Européene des Musées)

May 18 - May 20, 2018.
American Center for Art and Culture, Paris

Center for Technological Pain offers DIY and Open Source solutions to health problems that can arise from digital technology, such as smartphones and laptops. Some of the methods used to eliminate the problems are devices such as glasses that prevent eye strain, educational workshops and self-defense classes against technology. All of the devices made within the center include instructions on how to remake them, so that technological pain could be easily eradicated anywhere in the world. Self-defense against technology moves and classes are organized in order to educate the public on how one can help out a friend (or a stranger) to beat their addiction to technology. In order to find out more about the project visit:

Photos by: Julien Mouffron Gardner

A More Fruitful Way to Spend Free Time

May 20, 2017.
Plateforme Gallery, Paris

This showcase of works from the class Disnovation taught by French artist Nicolas Maigret will focus on the friction spaces generated by the Gig Economy. During the spring 2017 semester students from the BFA AMT and MFA Design + Technology have been making work and research around various topics related to technological innovation and their social, political and environmental impacts. This exhibition will be a continuation of a series of events around this topic co-organised by the Art, Media and Technology Department of Parsons Paris and Nicolas Maigret since 2013.

In the frame of this exhibition, was performed for the first time. is an online service directing artists Dasha Ilina and Amanda Lewis to fulfill algorithmic tasks emulating the demanding workflow that workers subjected to gig economy standards experience every day.


Apr. 14, 2017.
Parsons Paris, Paris and Online at

SPAMM the Super Modern Art Museum is an international platform of post-Internet artists, a space open to digital creation, a decentralized alternative to the elitism of contemporary art.

Founded in 2011 by the French net-artist Systaime, at the origin of the French Trash Touch (a nod to the French techno vein that brought Daft Punk & co to international attention), SPAMM is the emanation of a net-culture that defends an open access to creation and appropriation by digital artists of their work and exhibition space.