Asia Bazdyrieva

Asia Bazdyrieva (UA) is a researcher and art historian. Her research interests range from histories of modernist utopia to grassroots expressions that challenge dominant historical narratives. She studied analytical chemistry at the National University of Kyiv (2009) and art history at The City University of New York as a Fulbright grantee (2017). Previously, she worked for Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York), IZOLYATSIA platform for Cultural Initiatives (Kyiv), ART UKRAINE magazine (Kyiv), amongst others. In 2018, she was a postgraduate researcher in The New Normal design think-tank at the Strelka Institute of Media, Architecture and Design (Moscow). She is currently based in Kyiv, Ukraine. 

Together, Bazdyrieva and Suess co-author ‘Geocinema’— a series of documentary-led investigations that examine infrastructures of earth-sensing data as forms of cinema. In 2018-2019 they were Digital Earths fellows.