MCA Denver Teens, in association with Supernova Digital Animation Festival, present “Vacation and other Remedies,” a selection of recent animations by Russian artist Andrey Kasay. Vibrant, surreal and on occasionally boisterous, Kasay’s compositions present an opportunity for both contemplation and laughter. Discovered during the 2018 Teens Summer Workshop with Denver Digerati, which introduced Denver youths to curatorial theory related to digital animation as a contemporary practice, Kasay’s work transcends any notion of cultural divides in brilliant, playful fashion.
Kasay’s program, on view September 22 through 30 in the upper level of the Idea-Box on the third floor of the MCA Denver, consists of the artist’s most recent series of very short animations “Vacation,” originally presented at Improper Walls Gallery in Vienna, Austria, followed by the episodes 8 & 9 from the hilarious, true-story series “Ziber;” a 2016 video for Paramount Comedy channel, Russia; and two early music videos made in collaboration with Vladi- vostok based band “Mumiy Troll.” The mix fully validates the artists mantra “If you come to me for my style – you’re welcome. If not – sorry I cannot help you.”
An emerging artist, Kasay’s engaging wit and pop-laden style have already been embraced worldwide, having found a home within brands such as MTV, Nike, Red Bull, CNN, Washington Post, The New Yorker and Adidas. To date, his work has been featured in VICE, WIRED, Juxtapoz and It's Nice That.
Supernova Digital Animation Festival will also present Kasay’s “Vacation” to the public in downtown Denver at 4:30PM on Saturday, September 22nd, along with nine other animations selected by the participants of the Summer Teens workshop. More details regarding Supernova’s full lineup of programming can be accessed at supernovadenver.com
Andrey Kasay Bio
EXHIBITIONS "Vacation" solo exhibition, IMPROPER WALLS GALLERY, Vienna, May 23 - June 15, 2018 "Cyberfest 2018" group exhibition, SREDA SPACE, St. Petersburg, February 8, 2018 "Animações" solo exhibition, O SÍTIO GALLERY, Florianópolis, Brazil, January 12 - 26, 2018 "Beauty" solo exhibition, SERIGRAFFEUR GALLERY, Berlin, January 13 - 15, 2017 "Beauty" solo exhibition, IMPROPER WALLS GALLERY, Vienna, January 4 - 7, 2017 "Discomfort" solo exhibition, CECH, Minsk, April 29 - May 6, 2016 "Discomfort" solo exhibition, 272 SEIGEL ST, Brooklyn, March 3 - 6, 2016 "Art Basel" Miami Art Week, curated by Bushwick Collective, Miami, December 3 - 6, 2015 "Andrey's achievements" solo exhibition, TAIGA SPACE, Saint Petersburg, Oct. 23 - Nov. 8, 2015 "Andrey's achievements" solo exhibition, MEL SPACE, Moscow, August 30 - September 3, 2015 Collab with Zukclub group exibition, Art-Residence, Moscow, June 15, 2012 "The Star Of Bethnal Green" group exhibition, London, 2010
FILM FESTIVALS “Supernova,” Denver, USA, 2018 "Cut Out Fest," Mexico, 2015 "Interfilm," Berlin, 2015 "Big cartoon festival," Moscow, 2015