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Fellowship Talk with Abbie Hebein Director of Programs
Name: Evgeniy Afonin
Visiting From: Moscow, Russia  
Dates of Fellowship: June 1 - July 1, 2019  
Recommended by: Olga Korshakova
Liquid Theatre Director
Evgeniy Afonin was born in 1983 in Moscow. He has worked with video art since 2003, performing as a VJ at clubs and festival venues. Since 2008 Evgeniy has worked in the field of digital arts and new multimedia technologies, interactive design, generative systems, and natural human-computer interaction. His work focuses on designing and constructing immersive interactive environments, as well as kinematic models and specialized object-control software. Previously, he was the co-founder of Moscow-based creative company Russian Visual Artists (RVA). Since departing from his role as co-curator of Curiosity Media Laboratory at RVA in 2012, he has worked on more than a dozen theatrical productions, and has developed his practice as a video/media artist in gallery exhibitions and commercial projects. He is the recipient of the “Golden Mask” award from the Russian National Theatre, which he received in the category of Musical Theater - Best Lighting Design.

apexart’s program supporters past and present include the National Endowment for the Arts, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation, the Kettering Family Foundation, the Buhl Foundation, The Martin and Rebecca Eisenberg Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Spencer Brownstone, the Kenneth A. Cowin Foundation, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, The Greenwich Collection Ltd., William Talbott Hillman Foundation/Affirmation Arts Fund, the Fifth Floor Foundation, the Consulate General of Israel in New York, The Puffin Foundation, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, public funds from Creative Engagement, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and administered by LMCC, funds from NYSCA Electronic Media/Film in Partnership with Wave Farm: Media Arts Assistance Fund, with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, as well as the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature.
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