Daria Zhest

Daria Zhest is an artist based in Moscow/ NYC, and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. She has been exhibiting in various exhibitions, and currently is further developing her practice with the use of digital spaces in the city. She creates complex multi-dimensional works that redefine space in the close vicinity physically, as well as metaphorically. The work ranges from digital C-Prints to physical sculptures and interactive installations that are made on the computer using CGI software, programming software and video, an Open-source electronic prototyping platform Arduino, interactive installation, motion graphics, and particle systems that then can be output to the analogue world in different forms. One of the questions that she raises in her works is this: What happens to the state of the original, when we attain the ability to create perfect replications? Is there any purpose in the original? And where the originality is maintained in the world of digital technology that is positioned in the remaining analog world.