Nika is a sociologist by training and has worked in mass communications and public relations. In her artistic practice she continues to explore the topic of communicative construction of reality, changing the language of press releases to work with visual images, which are nowadays the most important agents of public opinion formation. The artist observes how contemporary mythology is created and fictional worlds are intertwined with reality, and what role in this process plays that visually oversaturated information environment in which we exist.
Nika Chernyaeva was born and works in Moscow. She graduated from the sociological department of Moscow State University, the Institute for Problems in Contemporary Art and the Free Studio School at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. She studied at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London and at the Moscow State Academy of Arts and Industry named after S. G. Stroganov. Selected exhibitions: solo - "I'm coming to look for you", curator Andrei Parshikov, JART Gallery, Moscow, 2021; group: "Dreamcast", Lazy Mike Gallery, Moscow, 2021; "Hug and Cry", Sinara Art Gallery, Ekaterinburg, 2021; "Ghostology of Post-Soviet Spaces", HSE Art Gallery, Moscow, 2021 and others.