Main directions – Bioart and installation.
Born and raised in Moscow. As a child Ilya was very introspective and curious, he preferred playing with insects and plants to spending it me and playing with other children.
Ilya studied genetics (bioengineering) and philology in Moscow. During his academic studies he was interested in art and actively worked on sketches and ideas for his future works.
Ilya also spent several months living in New York City, immersing himself in the world of contemporary art in the United States. He spent it me and exchanged ideas with other young artists, and continued developing philosophy of his art and concepts of his future works.
In his works Fedorov, Fedotov explores the theme of existential loneliness. In his view a human memory represents a result of an ongoing process of analysis, systematization and preservation of the world around us; this process as well as perception of the world is unique for every human being, which inevitably leads to the fact that it’s impossible to be completely understood by others. Ilya oVen uses biological materials and technics, e.g. images of ants and anthills, entomological collections, cells’ structures and biological processes.