Nadya Suvorova (b.1987) is an interactive media artist and designer based in Zurich. Using different technologies and materials, her work acts as both a compass and a Petri dish — leading you on poetic journeys while encouraging the growth of new perceptions and ideas.

Her playful works celebrate the weird beauty of our reality. At the junction between art and science, from the scale of particle physics to the vast cosmos, she explores the grace of the natural world. Operating between the physical and imaginative realms, her art is constantly shifting, using surface, texture, colour, light refraction and changes in shape and form to reveal and engage with the invisible. She is particularly interested in the role that the human plays in discovering and shaping nature, seeking not only to explore this relationship but to challenge and shift our perspective regarding our environment.

She creates installations, video games, interactive documentaries, sculptures, graphics and more.

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Honors & Awards

2015
Zurich, CH
Laureate, Pop and New Media, Migros Culture Percentage
2014 – 2015
Geneva, CH
Laureate, Bourses déliées, Fonds cantonal d'art contemporain
2015
San Francisco, US
Nominee, MIKMA, Best Upcoming Game, IMGA - The International Mobile Gaming Awards
2012
Bern, CH
Laureate, Best iOS Application, Swisscom App of the Year
2008
Nizhniy Novgorod, RU
Laureate, Best Diploma, Strelka Festival

Residencies

Sept. – Dec. 2018
Thuwal, SA
Artistic residency, Artists-in-Labs
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Visual Computing Center
Aug. – Sept. 2017, April 2018
San Francisco, US
Science Studio fellowship, Pier17 Science Studio
Swissnex San Francisco
Dec. 2016
Thuwal, SA
Artistic research residency, Artists-in-Labs
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Innovation Cluster
Nov.. 2014
Geneva, CH
Artistic research residency, Accelerate at CERN Pro Helvetia
European Organization for Nuclear Research, Computer Center

Exhibitions

2019
Hidden dimensions of light, KAUST, Thuwal, SA
REFRESH, Space10, Copenhagen, DK
Naphtha, Khuzam Palace, Jeddah, SA
Play, Design Biennale, Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, CH
2017
SWISSGAMES, GDC, San Francisco, US
Vkus Bumagi, DI Telegraph, Moscow, RU
2016
Design Days, Paris, FR
Global Games, ZKM | Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe, DE
Interface, Cité du design, Saint-Etienne, FR
Bourses Déliées, Flux Laboratory, Carouge, CH
2015
Digital Art Weeks, Museum of Arts MoA, Seoul, KR
City Codes, Audi City Beijing, Beijing, CN
Swissnex, Singapore, SG
MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE, Montreal, CA
Grafik15, Zurich, CH
SWISSGAMES, White Nights, Moscow, RU
See, Imagine, Explore and Imaging in Powers of Ten, Madison Science Museum, Madison, US
2014
Lift conference, Shanghai, CN
Ludicious Festival, Zurich, CH
Swissnex, Singapore, SG
Conversation pieces, Milan Furniture Fair, Milan, IT
SWISSGAMES, SIEGE conference, Atlanta, US
2013
Swissnex, San Francisco, US
SonarD, Sonar Festival, Barcelona, ES
SWISSGAMES, Kyoorius Design Yatra, Goa, IN
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, US
2012
Swiss Games, House of Switzerland, London, UK
Design Days, Sicli, Geneva, CH
Lift conference, Geneva, CH
2009
Spam Edition, Les grands terrains, Marseille, FR

Talks

2019
Kein Kino, ZHdK, Zurich, CH
REFRESH, Space10, Copenhagen, DK
RIXC Art Science Festival, Riga, LV
2018
Drinks and Tech, Fluxdock, Basel, CH
Hidden dimensions of Light, KAUST, Thuwal, KSA
2017
Geneva University of Art and Design, Geneva, CH
2016
Bratislava Design week, Bratislava, SK
Gamification Lab, Centre for Digital
Cultures, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, DE
2015
AMAZE Festival, Berlin, DE
2014

Ludicious Game Festival, Zurich, CH

Workshops

2018
Geneva, CH
La semaine de tous les possibles - HEAD, Centre de l’innovation des HUG
2016
Geneva, CH
CERN IT Create, IdeaSquare, CERN
2015
Aix-en-Provence, FR
Play Vasarely, École Supérieure d’Art

Education

2017 – 2018
Geneva, CH
Certificate of Advanced Studies - CAS Self Marketing for creatives, Geneva University of Art and Design
2010 – 2014
Geneva, CH
MA Media Design, Geneva University of Art and Design
2008 – 2010
Marseille, FR
DNSEP Design, Higher school of Art and Design
2004 – 2008
Ekaterinburg, RU
BA Graphic Design, Urals Academy of Architecture and Art