Curator, media poet
Natalia Fedorova is a media poet, a digital literature scholar and a curator of the 101.Mediapoetry Festival. She teaches in the faculty of liberal sciences and arts at St. Petersburg State University and is the creator of the media poetry project Machine Libertine (which she co-founded with Taras Mashtalir). She wrote the libretto for the brain opera Noor, which was presented at ISEA in Hong Kong in 2016. Her audio and video poems have appeared in TextSound, Rattapallax, LIT magazine, and Ill-Tempered Rubyist, räume für notizen | rooms for notes, as well as at various international festivals and biennales: ISEA 2016, ELO 2015, the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Manifesta 10, the Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair, REVERSE, the Moscow Book Festival, E-Poetry, LUMEN EX, Interrupt II, VideoBardo, Liberated Words, Tarp and others. Fedorova holds a PhD in literary theory from St. Petersburg’s Herzen State University. In 2012-2013 she completed two postdoctorate placements: at the Massachusetts Technology Institute on a Fulbright scholarship, and at the University of Bergen in Norway, where she worked on developing a Russian electronic literature collection.