Anika Schwarzlose & Elena Khurtova
Photo by Eva Roefs
Anika Schwarzlose (Berlin, Germany, 1982) and Elena Khurtova (Samara, Russia, 1982) live and work in Amsterdam.
Both came to the Netherlands to study at the Rietveld Academie.
Coming from different fields of art and research, such as photography, performance and installation, their practices intertwine for the collaborative project Residue. Schwarzlose's work focuses on the function of archives and the impact of recontextualisation and reproduction techniques of images on the construction of hegemonic narratives. Khurtova’s work investigates notions of care and control, reflecting on the interplay of fragility and resilience of human and environmental conditions.