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Shokhov Nikita

b. 1988, Russia

Nikita Shokhov is a visual artist and filmmaker. Working in XR, video and photography Shokhov focuses on the duality of human nature: body and mind, science and religion, sexuality and politics.

“I am excited to live today, in a rapidly changing world in which visual media play an important role. I have always been fascinated by optical image—I began my path from black and white film photography, and today I am discovering the realm of mixed reality. Developing new visual experience and suggesting alternative realities for viewers allows me to participate in the process of seeking new social roles for the arts today. My practice is informed by the issues around the interaction of humans and machines, the opposition of mind and body, relations of carnival culture and social-political context. I mix documentary and staging approaches in photography, video installation, and extended reality; explore various ways to create immersive experience weather through site-specific installations or VR combining sound, visuals, and movement in space”.

EDUCATION:

  • 2019-2020 Virginia Tech, MFA Creative Technologies
  • 2018-2019 CalArts, MFA Program in Film and Video
  • 2010-2013 Rodchenko Art School Moscow, BFA Photography and Multimedia

AWARDS / GRANTS / RESIDENCIES:

  • 2019 — Nova Art Award, finalist, Russia.
  • 2019 — Diversity Grant, “Klaxon” production, CalArts, USA.
  • 2018 — Lilian Disney scholarship, USA.
  • 2018 — Cosmoscow Foundation, Russia.
  • 2017 — Puffin Foundation grant, NY, USA.
  • 2017 — Indiana Humanities grant, USA.
  • 2016 — Watermill Center Summer Residency, NY, USA.
  • 2016 — Award for Young Photographers, Russian Union of Photography, Moscow.
  • 2015 — Silver Camera Award, Russian Department of Culture, Moscow.
  • 2014 — World Press Photo Award, Amsterdam.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS:

  • 2020 — “Scan:Klaxon”, 11.12 Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2019 — “Klaxon” CalArts Bijou Fest, Los Angeles.
  • 2019 — “Ice”, Anhydrite Biennial of Media Arts, Barbarossa Hoehle, Germany.
  • 2018 — "Scan: Where the Carnival Goes", Museum of Moscow.
  • 2017 — “The Last March”, collaboration with Naum Medovoy, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow.
  • 2017 — “Ice” screening at ARTDOCFEST film festival, Moscow.
  • 2017 — “Scan”, Alvitr Gallery, Yekaterinburg.
  • 2015 — “Sacred Procession”, Baltic Biennial of Photography, Kaliningrad.
  • 2015 — “Children: personal space”, Gallery Peresvetov, Moscow.
  • 2014 — “Moscow Nightlife”, Moscow Biennial of Photography.
  • 2013 — “Black Sea vacations”, Biennial Fashion and Style in Photography, Moscow.
  • 2012 — “Empty Hills. The Space of Joy”, Galerie Iragui, Moscow.
  • 2012 — “Sochi. City of the future Olympic Games”, White Nights Festival, Perm.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS / SCREENINGS / PERFORMANCES:

  • 2020 - ENTER Art Fair. Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2020 — “Möbius Loop” by a-s-t-r-a gallery, Spring/Break Art Show, New York.
  • 2019 — “Darling Angel”, Redcat, Los Angeles.
  • 2019 — “LAST DODO”, CalArts Digital Expo, Los Angeles.
  • 2019 — “LAST DODO”, CalArts Winter Session Lab, Los Angeles.
  • 2018 — “Moscow-New York" screening, EEP Berlin.
  • 2018 — “SCAN”, 8th Tashkent International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Tashkent.
  • 2016 — “ICE”, FADA: House of Madness, Watermill Center, Water Mill, New York.
  • 2015 — “Sacred Procession”, The 5th Photoquai, musée du quai Branly, Paris.
  • 2015 — “GAZ. Hope”, The 6th Moscow Biennial, Moscow.
  • 2015 — “Borderlands”, Gallery for Russian Arts and Design, London.
  • 2014 — “Twelve Reflective Photographers”, Manifesta 10, St. Petersburg.
  • 2014 — “Young”, GUP gallery, Amsterdam.
  • 2014 — “Moscow. Barocco”, Triumph Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2014 — “Artistic invention of yourself and the pure enjoyment of life and love”, Austrian Cultural Forum, Moscow.
  • 2014 — “Moskovia. Research”, All-Russian Decorative Art Museum, Moscow.
  • 2013 — “Stability. Ghosts”, Random gallery, Moscow.
  • 2013 — “Trash”, RuArts gallery, Moscow.
  • 2013 — “The Happy End”, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow.
  • 2012 — “The Stone Flower”, National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
  • 2011 — “Life in Motion”, International Center of Photography, New York.

ART FAIRS / ART BOOK FAIRS:

Printed Matter Book Art Fair, Los Angeles (2019), I Never Read, Art Book Fair Basel (2018), VOLUMES, independent book festival, Zurich (2018), Photography Fair Moscow (2014, 2015), Cosmoscow Art Fair (2014).

PUBLICATIONS:

New York Times (USA), The Guardian (UK), Le Monde (France), Harper’s Bazaar Art, Interview Russia, ELLE Russia, TV Rain (Russia), L’Express (France), Courrier International (Italy), IL (Italy), Fluter (Germany), China Newsweek, L’Insense Photo (France), DUMMY (Germany), Calvert Journal (UK), Afisha (Russia), Lenta.ru (Russia), Snob (Russia), Time Out Moscow, Kommersant (Russia), Colta.ru (Russia), YET magazine (Switzerland), Revista Colada (Argentina).





Works

Cathedral of the Christ the Savior. Moscow Traffic
115 000 ₽
St. Patrick's Day, Washington DC 2016
Shokhov Nikita

St. Patrick's Day, Washington DC 2016, 2016

Inkjet print, aluminum frame
38 х 51 cm
115 000 ₽
Sacred Procession, Kirov oblast 2015
Shokhov Nikita

Sacred Procession, Kirov oblast 2015, 2015

Inkjet print, aluminum frame
38 х 51 cm
115 000 ₽
Memorial Day, Chicago 2016
Shokhov Nikita

Memorial Day, Chicago 2016, 2016

Inkjet print, aluminum frame
38 х 51 cm
115 000 ₽
May 1st, Moscow 2013
Shokhov Nikita

May 1st, Moscow 2013, 2013

Inkjet print, aluminum frame
38 х 51 cm
115 000 ₽
Gorky Park, Moscow, 2013
Shokhov Nikita

Gorky Park, Moscow, 2013, 2013

Inkjet print, aluminum frame
38 х 51 cm
115 000 ₽
St Patrick's Day, Boston, 2016
Shokhov Nikita

St Patrick's Day, Boston, 2016, 2016

Inkjet print, aluminum frame
38 х 51 cm
115 000 ₽
St Patrick's Day Parade, New York, 2016
115 000 ₽
Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, 2016
Shokhov Nikita

Mardi Gras Parade, New Orleans, 2016, 2016

Inkjet print, aluminum frame
38 х 51 cm
115 000 ₽

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