Asia Bazdyrieva

Field of Practice:



Solitude fellowship

City, Country:



2023, 2022, 2023


Jan 2024 - July 2024

Born in Svitlodarsk/Ukraine in 1986, based in Berlin/Germany.

Asia Bazdyrieva is a researcher and writer with a background in art history and analytical chemistry. Her written and artistic research contributes to media theory, science and technology studies (STS), and visual culture.

Bazdyrieva co-authored Geocinema – a documentary-led project that explored the infrastructures for earth observation as co-producing forms of cinema. Geocinema was nominated for the Schering Stiftung Award for Artistic Research (2020) and the Golden Key prize in the Kassel DocFest (2021). It has been shown internationally, including at group shows such as Critical Zones at ZKM Karlsruhe/Germany (2020–2021); Re-thinking Collectivity at Guangzhou Image Triennale (2021), and Sensing Scale at Kunsthalle Muenster (2021).

Her current work focuses on the relationship between sociotechnical imaginaries and bodies and lands that are rendered as resources. Her recent essay Micro Meso Macro deconstructs the sociotechnical imaginary of sustainability and demonstrates how current German energy policies have impacted Ukraine.

Bazdyrieva was a transmediale resident in 2022–2023. Moreover she was a Fulbright Fellow at The City University of New York (CUNY) in 2015–2017.  Currently she is an associate member of the Critical Media Lab Basel (CML).

Photo credits: Hanna Hrabarska