Katja Novitskova

Katja Novitskova (born 1984 in Tallinn, Estonia) is an installation artist who lives and works in Amsterdam and Berlin. Her work focuses on issues of technology, evolutionary processes, digital imagery and corporate aesthetics. Novitskova is interested in investigating how, "media actively redefines the world and culture, and everything," related to art, nature and commerce. Key themes in her practice have evolved from an interest in post-internet art practices, technology and the biological evolution within the current geological era (the Anthropocene). A re-occurring theme in her works are images of animals sourced online which appear larger than life in her installations and are digitally printed onto aluminium. These works belong specifically to a series of images titled Approximation. By lifting images from their "natural" habitat she demonstrates the evolutionary processes of technological advancement, economic expansion and positivistic adaptations to flora, fauna and humankind.