Anastasia Samoylova

Anastasia Samoylova (born 1984, Moscow; lives in Miami) moves between observational photography, studio practice and installation. Samoylova’s work is not about disaster and catastrophe. She explores and evidence the complex relationship between the nature and human society. Samoylova’s photography plays around the collective memories and the narratives of geography.

Samoylova received her MFA from Bradley University and MA in Environmental Design from the Russian State University for the Humanities.

This present year she had her first solo museum exhibition of ongoing project FloodZone at USF Contemporary Art Museum (Tampa, USA). Recently, her work was presented at the Biennale for Contemporary Photography in Germany, Perez Art Museum in Miami (USA); Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago (USA); Aperture Foundation in NYC (USA), to name a few. Her work is in private and institutional collections as the Perez Art Museum Miami, Museum of Contemporary Photography Chicago, and Art Slant Collection in Paris, among others.

In 2021, her work will be shown in solo exhibitions at The Chrysler Museum of Art, The Print Center Philadelphia, and HistoryMiami Museum, among others.




2011     MFA Bradley University.

2007     MA Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2021    Floodzone. Manezh as part of the Moscow Multimedia Art Museum's Biennale. Moscow, Russia.

2021    Grand Canyons. Musée des Beaux-arts, Le Locle, Szwitzerland.
2021    Coming Waters. Caroline O’Breen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2021    FloodZone. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.
2021    FloodZone, as part of the Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. Orlando Museum of Art, USA.
2021    FloodZone. History Miami Museum. Miami, USA.
2021    FloodZone. The Chrysler Museum of Art. USA
2021    FloodZone. The Print Center, Philadelphia, USA.
2020    FloodZone. Contemporary Art Museum at USF, Tampa, USA.

2021    Coming Waters. Caroline O’Breen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2021     FloodZone. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain.

2020     FloodZone. Contemporary Art Museum at USF, Tampa, USA.

2020     FloodZone. The Print Center, Philadelphia, USA.

2020     FloodZone. Caroline O’Breen Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2020     FloodZone. Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, USA.

2020     FloodZone. Florida Prize, Orlando Museum of Art, USA.

2020     FloodZone. Guernsey Photography Festival, UK

2018    FloodZone. ArtCenter South Florida, Miami Beach, USA.

2017    Landscape Sublime. Broward College, Pembroke Pines, USA.

2016    Landscape Sublime. State University of New York Geneseo, USA.  

2016    Landscape Sublime. Cincinnati Art Underground, Cincinnati, USA.

2015     Landscape Sublime. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, Milwaukee, USA.

2015     Landscape Sublime. Good Children Gallery, New Orleans, USA.

2015     Landscape Sublime. Ear In The Envelope, Chicago, USA.

2015     Landscape Sublime. Pearce Gallery, Dunlap, USA.

2013    Illinois/One Percent, Works on Paper Gallery, Dayton, USA.

2013     5000 Head. David Erlanson Art Gallery, Decatur, USA.

2013     5000 Head. Contemporary Arts Center, Peoria, USA.


Selected Group Exhibitions

2021    Florida Prize in Contemporary Art. Orlando Museum of Art. Orlando, USA.

2021    Send Me an Image. C/O Berlin, Germany.
2021    Walker Evans Revisited. Kunksthal Helmond, Netherlands.

2020       Nach uns die Sintflut. Kunsthaus Wien, Vienna, Austria.

2020        Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum & Kunsthalle Mannheim, Germany.

2020        Americans Looking In. Center for Book Arts, New York, USA.

2019        On Water. Salisbury University Gallery, USA.

2019        Her Land. Flowers Gallery, London, UK.

2019        Lush Green Tropical Jungle.  Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami, USA.

2019        Altered States of Consciousness. Oolite Arts, Miami, USA.

2019        Smart as Photography. Zephyr, Mannheim, Germany.

2019        Marilyn Stafford Photo Award exhibition. After Nyne Gallery, London, UK.

2018      Landed. Darkroom Detroit, Detroit, USA.

2018      The Meitar Award Exhibition. Tel Aviv, Israel.

2018        Dialogue. Galerie Andreas Schmidt, Berlin, Germany.

2018      Made in The Studio. Julie Saul Gallery, USA.

2018        Voies Off Awards. Arles, France.

2018      Currents New Media Festival 2018. Santa Fe, USA.

2018        Between a View and a Milestone. ArtCenter South Florida, USA.

2017       Re:Collection. Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA.

2017        Belo Horizonte’s International Festival of Photography. Brazil.

2017        Thread Count. Unseen, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2017        Indecisive Moment. Purdue University, USA.

2017        Trompe L’oeil. Galerie Protégé, New York, USA.

2017        Future Isms. Glass Box Gallery, Seattle, USA.

2017        Re/Con. Noise Gallery, Bloomington, USA.

2017        I Am A Woman Hear Me Roar. Wynwood Space, Miami, USA.

2017        Paradise. The Southern gallery, Charleston, USA.

2016       Land Forms. Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, USA.

2016        Loving Earth. Brussels Photo Festival, Brussels, Belgium.

2016        Suwon Photography Festival. Suwon, South Korea.

2016        Represent: 29 Women We Admire. Photoville, Brooklyn, USA.

2016        High Summer. Foley Gallery, New York, USA.

2016        Summer Open. Aperture Foundation, New York, USA. Curated by Charlotte Cotton.

2016        Treading Water. Kilroy Metal Ceiling, Brooklyn, USA. Curated by Ryan Oskin.

2016        The Altered Landscape. Sarratt Gallery, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA. Curated by David F. Heustess.

2016        What Are You Trying To Say? SVA Curatorial Space, New York, USA.

2015        Atmosphere. Eastern Michigan University, Ann Arbor, USA.

2015      The Classical Elements. Kinfolk Gallery, Brooklyn, USA.

2015        Sky. Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, USA. Curated by Paula Tognarelli.


Art Fairs


2021    ARCOmadrid. Sabrina Amrani. Madrid, Spain. Solo Project.

2020    Paris Photo New York. New York, USA. Solo booth


Public / Private Art Commissions


2020        Wilhelm-Hack-Museum. Six Real Matterhorns, façade banner; Ludwigshafen, Germany.

2019        Miami International Airport. Layovers, site-specific project; Miami, USA.

2018        Mount Sinai Medical Center. Four Seasons, from Landscape Sublime. Miami Beach, USA.

2018        Miami International Airport, installation of photographs from Landscape Sublime project; Miami, USA.

2017     Hyde Midtown Miami, mural, commissioned by Jorge Pérez for The Related Group, Miami, USA.

2017        Américo Renné Gianetti Municipal Park, installation of art billboards from Landscape Sublime project; Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

2017     San Francisco International Airport, SFO Museum, installation of photographs from

2017                       Landscape Sublime project, San Francisco, USA.

2017    Smartline Miami, Boca Raton, USA.

2017     Standard Vision, video projection of Landscape Sublime series on a building, Los Angeles, USA.

2015 O’Hare International Airport, Art Museo at Loews Chicago O’Hare, Chicago, USA.


Public Collections


Perez Art Museum Miami, USA.

Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, USA

University of Miami Art Collection, Miami, FL ArtSlant Collection, Paris, France


Selected press


2020      Olda, Danny. Anastasia Samoylova: FloodZone. Art Papers.

2020      Rivero, Daniel. ‘FloodZone’ Captures South Florida’s Climate Anxiety in Unexpected Ways. WLRN Public Radio and Television.

2020      Rosen, Sara. I n Florida, Anastasia Samoylova captures a tropical utopia on the brink of disaster.

2020      Clark, Tim. Top 10 Photobooks of 2019. 1000 Words Magazine.

2019        Campany, David. L ife in Miami on the Knife’s Edge of Climate Change. The New Yorker 2018           Landscape Sublime. Hant Magazin, Germany.

2018        And light followed the flight of sound. One day projects, October 2018 Fotomagazin Edition, Germany.

2018        Digital Foto, Hungary, 

2018        Fisheye, FR, Oxford American.

2017        Kolaj Magazine, issue #20 ArtPress, France.

2017        Landscape Sublime. monograph. In the In-Between Editions, USA.

2016        FOAM. International Photography Magazine.

2015        The Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Competition 2015 Winners Catalogue Exposure, The Society of Photographic Education Journal, Cleveland, USA.