Anastasia Samoylova (b. 1984) is an American artist. Upon relocating to Miami in 2016, Samoylova pursued observational photographic practice, leading to her first incisive major monograph, FloodZone (Steidl, 2019), which formed a study on the visualization of environmental threats posed to flood-risked communities in Miami and beyond. In her Floridas (Steidl, 2022), she gestures toward the state of Florida itself, forming a kaleidoscopic and contradictory portrait of how the state’s unique cultural and political psyche manifests in visual form. In 2023, Samoylova published Image Cities (Fundación Mapfre / Hatje Cantz). She trained her lens globally within some of the world’s most significant urban centers while examining the images that cover their surfaces.
Recent solo exhibitions include C/O Berlin, DE | Fundación Mapfre, Barcelona and Madrid, ES | Eastman Museum, Rochester, US | Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, US | The Photographer's Gallery, London, UK | Kunst Haus Wien, AT.
In 2022, Samoylova was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize.
Her work is in the collections of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Frankfurt, DE | Eastman Museum, Rochester, US | Fundatión MAPFRE, ES | JPMorgan Chase Art Collection | Perez Art Museum Miami | Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, RU | Musée des Beaux-Arts, Le Locle, CH | Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, US | The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, US | USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, US.