Masha Godovannaya is a visual artist, experimental film maker, and queer-feminist researcher, born in Moscow, Russia.
Approaching art production as artistic research and collective action, Masha’s artistic practice draws on combinations of approaches and spheres such as moving image theory, experimental cinema, and DIY video tradition, social science, queer theory, decolonial methodologies, and contemporary art.
Masha holds an MFA degree in Film/Video from Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, New York, and MA in Sociology from European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. Currently, she is a candidate in PhD in Practice at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria.
Masha’s films and visual works have been shown at many festivals, screenings and art venues (such as Rotterdam Film Festival (the Netherlands), the Tate Modern (UK), Oberhausen International Film Festival (Germany), London Film Festival (UK), Manifesta-10 (Russia), 7th Liverpool Biennial (UK), Center Georges Pompidou (France), Chicago Underground Film Festival (USA), Anthology Film Archives (USA), Uppsala International Short Film Festival (Sweden), New York Underground Film Festival (USA), Galway Film Festival (Ireland), VIDEOEX Experimental Film & Video Festival (Switzerland), Edinburgh International Film Festival (UK), Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand (France), Evolution Film Festival (UK), L’Alternativa Barcelona Independent Film Festival (Spain), GoEast International Film Festival (Germany), “Documentarist” International Documentary Film Festival (Turkey) and many others).
At the end of 2015 together with a group of artists, activists, and social researchers she founded in St. Petersburg a queer-feminist affinity art group “Unwanted Organisation”.