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ENTER ART FAIR

a-s-t-r-a х ENTER Art Fair, COPENHAGEN

AUGUST 27 - 30, 2020

Tunnel Factory, Oceanvej 1, 2150 Nordhavn, Copenhagen

BOOTH 40

curated by Anna Evtiugina and Alina Kryukova

 

Enter Art Fair is a new and ambitious international art fair in the Nordics. As the first of its kind Enter Art Fair and Artland combines the well-known art fair format with a state-of-the-art digital art fair experience.

ENTER is therefore the only fair that actually connects artists and galleries to collectors and other art lovers on an unlimited global scale all year round. The next fair will take place 27th – 30th August 2020. 

Enter Art Fair and Artland recognizes the demand from the established International art community for an international high quality art fair in the Nordics. At the same time the mission is to continuously develop and maintain an innovative setting for younger art lovers and emerging collectors – a burgeoning force set to be the groundbreaking collectors of tomorrow.

By combining the physical art experience and personal meeting with a direct reach into the virtual reality, Enter Art Fair and Artland bridges the two.

Alien Jolie

Jolie Alien — художник автодидакт, которая в свои восемнадцать успела сделать три соло выставки и стать участником множества групповых проектов. При этом, Jolie – модель, ее динамичная жизнь насыщена яркими впечатлениями, которые она пытается перенести в свои работы.

Jolie Alien was born in 2002 in Moscow.

An autodidact artist, she works with catchy images, simple plots, cropped compositions and expressive drawings.

Each of Jolie's works is introspective, connected with personal memories, which partly explains her visual language, which is intertwined with surreal images, simple geometric patterns, catchy inscriptions made with paint and spray.

Jolie's works resemble a wall that has been covered with graffiti for a long time: the figures float on top of each other, creating a collage effect. Jolie outlines youth, which she has direct access to and which is closed to the adult world.

The artist finishes her studies at the Moscow art INSTITUTE, combining a career in the fashion industry, participating in shows of such brands as Valentino, Off-White, Jil Sander, Paco Rabanne, Prada, Viviene Westwood, Simone Rocha, etc. Starred in international advertising campaigns Mango, Fendi, Adidas.

The rights to use the image of "Whirpool" were acquired by Mango for use in the release of a collection of t-shirts around the world. She was the subject of articles about her work in Document Journal, Vogue, InStyle, Elle and models.com.

Preparing for admission to Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Complementary colors, expressive drawing and collage compositions of her paintings may seem confusing to many, but this confusion, ambiguity is a special feature of Jolie's works that distinguishes them from many others. As an artist, she values and puts perception above reflection, intuitiveness and even a certain automaticity of her paintings are related to art Brut and some of the works of Jean Dubuffet.

Jolie's language is highly subjective and even introspective. Perhaps only classical techniques can now allow the artist the luxury of speaking out about himself and capturing the reality around him as an enduring impression.

Her works are in collections in Russia, China, Japan, Belgium and America.

Lives and works between Moscow, London, and Tokyo.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2021 - solo show "Symbiosis", Peak Moscow by a-s-t-r-a gallery
  • 2020 - Cosmoscow Art Fair, Moscow, Russia, a-s-t-r-a gallery
  • 2020 - ENTER Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark, a-s-t-r-a gallery
  • 2020 - "I lost track of the world", curated by Irina Shulzhenko, Richter space
  • 2019 - group show "One, Two, Three", curated by a-s-t-r-a, cube space.Moscow;
  • 2019 - solo show "20.11", curated by Irina Shulzhenko and Dmitry Yanchoglo, Richter space 2019,
  • 2019 - solo show "1367 number of my tick - what to do?", curated by a-s-t-r-a, Cube space.Moscow;
    live performance at the opening of a-s-t-r-a LAB, "Color" (creating a five-meter wall painting);
  • 2018 - "Wanted", Kino gallery

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:



Works


Dolphin
Alien Jolie

Dolphin, 2021

Canvas, acrylic
115 x 160 cm
Whirpool
Alien Jolie

Whirpool, 2019

Canvas, acrylic
150 x 200 cm
Fashion week
Alien Jolie

Fashion week, 2019

Canvas, acrylic
150 x 200 cm
Four elements
Alien Jolie

Four elements, 2019

Canvas, acrylic
120 x 100 cm

Alina Bliumis

Alina Bliumis is New York-based artist. Alina received her BFA from the School of Visual Art in 1999 and a diploma from the Advanced Course in Visual Arts in Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy in 2005. Alina often collaborates with Jeff Bliumis, their collaboration started in 2000.

Alina Bliumis is New York-based artist. Alina received her BFA from the School of Visual Art in 1999 and a diploma from the Advanced Course in Visual Arts in Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy in 2005. Alina often collaborates with Jeff Bliumis, their collaboration started in 2000.

Alina has exhibited internationally at the Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, France, the First Moscow Biennales of Contemporary Art (Moscow, Russia), Busan Biennale (Busan, South Korea), Assab One (Milan, Italy), the Bronx Museum of the Arts (New York, US), Galerie Anne de Villepoix (Paris, France), Centre d’art Contemporain (Meymac, France), the James Gallery, The Graduate Center CUNY (New York, US), Museum of Contemporary Art (Cleveland, US), Museums of Bat Yam (Bat-Yam, Israel), the Jewish Museum (New York, US), the Saatchi Gallery (London, UK), Botanique Museum (Brussels, Belgium), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London, UK), MAC VAL - Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne (France).

Her works are in various private and public collections, including MAC VAL - Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France; Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, France; The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia; Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel; The Saatchi Collection, UK; The Harvard Business School, USA; The National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, USA and Missoni Collection, Italy.

SOLO PROJECTS AND EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020 - A Painting For A Family Dinner, with Jeff Bliumis, Tokyo Biennale, Japan
  • 2020 - (Upcoming) Narrating Against the Grain, Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia; with Tanja Muravskaja, curator Corina L. Apostol
  • 2020 - (Upcoming) Drawing Now, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
  • 2020 - (Upcoming) Masses, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, USA; curator Elizabeth M Grady
  • 2019 - Classification Patterns: Christian, Muhammad, Lee, “Y” Gallery of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus; curator Irena Popiashvili
  • 2019 - On the Land of Eagles, Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
  • 2019 - Poems without Borders, Project Statement, Parallel, Vienna, Austria Nations Unleashed, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, USA; curator Ksenia Nouril
  • 2018 - Political Animals, Aperto Raum, Berlin, Germany
  • 2018 - Political Animals, Aperto Room, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • 2018 - Amateur Bird Watching at Passport Control, Pushkin House, London, UK; curator Elena Zaytseva
  • 2018 - Cultural Tips For New Americans Under Trump, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, USA; curator Ksenia M. Soboleva
  • 2016 - Cultural Tips For New Americans, Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • 2016 - Recent Works, Bushel, Delhi, NY, US
  • 2014 - Thank You Paintings Exchange, Denny Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2014 - Casual Conversations, The Laurie M. Tisch Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2013 - Which country is the best to move to? Galerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris, France
  • 2013 - A Painting For A Family Dinner / Lecce, Italy, Ammirato Culture House (ACH), Lecce, Italy
  • 2013 - A Painting For A Family Dinner / Beijing, China, Inside-Out Art Museum Artist-in - Residency, Beijing, China
  • 2012 - Cultural Tips Takeaway, Toomer Labzda Gallery, New York, New York
  • 2012 - Language Barrier and Other Obstacles, Peacock Visual Arts, Center For Contemporary Art, Aberdeen, UK
  • 2012 - A Painting For A Family Dinner / Bronx, NoLongerEmpty, documentation at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, USA
  • 2012 - Casual Conversations, National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia, USA
  • 2011 - Cultural Tips For New Americans, NoLongerEmpty, Ideas City Festival - New Museum, New York, USA
  • 2011 - Global Reach Inc. Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2010 - Cultural Tips For New Americans, Stanislas Bourgain Galerie, Paris, France
  • 2009 - Casual Conversations in Brooklyn, Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • 2008 - A Painting For A Family Dinner / Bat Yam, Israel, Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel.
  • 2008 - Dam Lines, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA (catalog)
  • 2008 - Language Barrier / Lower Manhattan, public art project, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, USA
  • 2008 - Language Barrier–Yellow Pages, Stanislas Bourgain Galerie, Paris, France
  • 2008 - Hello, USA? Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow, Russia (catalog); curator Andrei Parshikov
  • 2008 - Language Barrier, Pulse, New York, USA
  • 2005 - Cloning Factory, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 - Persona Grata, MAC VAL, Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France; curator Anne-Laure Flacelière and Isabelle Renard Cosmopolitics, Comradeship, and the Commons, Suoja/Shelter festival, Helsinki, Finland, curators Corina L. Apostol, Ksenia Yurkova and Anastasia Vepreva.
  • 2018 - Persona Grata, Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, France, curator Anne-Laure Flacelière and Isabelle Renard
  • 2018 - Project Statement, Parallel Vienna; curator Maria Kalinina
  • 2018 - PRO____BEL, Belarussian Art Abroad, Villa Sokrates Foundation, Krynki, Poland; curator Andrei Dureika
  • 2018 - Babble, Gallery CA Baltimore, MD, US; curator Yuzhuo Mark Zhang
  • 2017 - Ernst, Boris Yeltsin Presidential Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • 2017 - Amateur Bird Watching At Passport Control, Popiashvili Gvaberidze Window Project, Viennacontemporary, Vienna, Austria
  • 2016 - Now to remember the future is not possible?, Fest I Nova, Garikula, Georgia, curator Nutsa Chikvaidze
  • 2016 - The Lives of Forms, Lower East Side Printshop, New York, USA; curator Ksenia Nouril
  • 2016 - Making Continuity Contemporary: Eastern Europe in New York, Derfner Judaica Museum, Bronx, NY
  • 2016 - The Bronx Speaks Our Home, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, NY; curator Sarah Corona
  • 2015 - DEAD: A Celebration Of Mortality, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
  • 2015 - Specters of Communism: Contemporary Russian Art, James Gallery, CUNY Graduate Center, NY, USA; curator Boris Groys
  • 2014 - NASS BELGICA L’immigration marocaine en Belgique, Botanique Museum, Brussels, Belgium
  • 2014 - Time::Code, Whitebox Art Center, New York, USA
  • 2013 - Unhinged, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
  • 2012 - This Side of Paradise, NoLongerEmpty, Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx, New York, USA
  • 2012 - Foreign Bodies, Barbur, Jerusalem, Israel; curator Yevgeniya Baras
  • 2012 - Generation One and a Half, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, USA; curator Yulia Tikhonova
  • 2012 - Civil Disobedience Festival, De Balie Centre for Culture and Politics, Amsterdam, the Netherlands; curator Tania Volkova
  • 2012 - Foreign Bodies, Set Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, USA; curator Yevgeniya Baras
  • 2011 - Media Impact. International Festival Of Activist Art, the Fourth Moscow Biennale, Russia (catalog); curator Tania Volkova
  • 2011 - About Face, NoLongerEmpty, Festival of Ideas for a New City, New Museum New York, USA
  • 2011 - Electrica, Instituto Cervantes, New York, USA
  • 2010 - New Acquisition, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
  • 2010 - Artistes russes: Un art au superlatif, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Meymac, France
  • 2010 - Now We Are Six, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2009 - American Dream / Be Happy, Pulse Miami Installation Program, USA
  • 2009 - Frozen Reality, Holster Projects, London, UK
  • 2009 - No Longer Empty, Chelsea Hotel, New York, USA
  • 2009 - The Situation, Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (catalog); curator Elizabeth M. Grady
  • 2009 - Ultra-New Materiality, Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia (catalog); curator Andrey Parshikov
  • 2008 - Moby Hosting, Bat-Yam Museum, Bat-Yam, Israel (catalog); curators Milana Gitzin-Adiram and Leah Abir
  • 2008 - Off The Wall: Artists At Work, Jewish Museum, New York, USA; curator Andrew Ingall
  • 2008 - Moscow - New York = Parallel Play, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
  • 2008 - A Matter of Time, Andrea Meislin Gallery, New York, USA
  • 2007 - MOCA Mix film, Museum of Contemporary Art, Cleveland, USA
  • 2007 - Left Pop, Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia (catalog); curators Diana Baldon, Georgina Jackson, Nicola Lees
  • 2007 - Media Image and Unconscious, the Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
  • 2007 - Victory Over The Sun, National Center of Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia (catalog); curator Vitaly Patsukov
  • 2006 - Making Love to My Ego, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, England
  • 2006 - Refuge, Busan Biennale, Busan, South Korea (catalog); curator Yun Cheagab
  • 2006 - Out Of Paint, Kuhn Gallery, Ohio State University, Marion, USA
  • 2006 - Unauthorized Access, Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2006 - Aesthetics of Resistance, Assab One, Milan, Italy (catalog); curator Roberto Pinto
  • 2006 - Contested Spaces in Post-Soviet Art, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York, USA; curator Elena Sorokina
  • 2006 - Korperchen, Veranstalter Medienwerkstatt, Vienna, Austria
  • 2005 - Russia Redux #1, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York, USA;; curator Elena Sorokina
  • 2005 - Aesthetics of Resistance, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy (catalog); curator Roberto Pinto
  • 2005 - Post-Diasporas: Voyages and Missions, the First Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia (catalog); curator Olga Kopenkina
  • 2004 - Symbols of The Big Bang, Santa Fe Art Institute, Santa Fe, USA

RESIDENCIES

  • 2013 Ammirato Culture House, Lecce, Italy
  • 2013 Inside-Out Art Museum (IOAM), Beijing, China
  • 2009 Black and White Project Space, Brooklyn, New York, US
  • 2005 Quartier 21, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

  • 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, US
  • 2014 Genesis Grant, Genesis Philanthropy Group, New York, US
  • 2011 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, US
  • 2011 Blue Print Fellowship, New York, US
  • 2010-2011 Franklin Furnace Fund, New York, US
  • 2009 Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, US
  • 2008 Art in Public Spaces Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, US
  • 2008 Strategic Opportunity Stipend, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York, US
  • 2008 Puffin Foundation Grant, Teaneck, US
  • 2007-2009 Six Points Fellowship, New York, US
  • 2005 Trust for Mutual Understanding, New York, US

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

  • MAC VAL - Musée d’art contemporain du Val-de-Marne, France
  • Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration, Paris, France
  • The Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
  • Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
  • Bat Yam Museum for Contemporary Art, Israel
  • The Saatchi Collection, UK
  • The Harvard Business School, USA
  • Missoni Collection, Italy

SERIES "MASSES"

The series Masses (2019-2020), by Alina Bliumis is an exploration into the tipping point, where analysis becomes obsession and participation becomes dissolution, as the individual relinquishes a sense of self in the face of phenomenological overwhelm. At 58 x 83” the cotton panels that comprise the series depict crowds of over-life-size figures representing internal and external encroachment on the psyche. To pass between and among the monochrome gossamer hangings, which combine digital print and watercolor, is to revisit each time you’ve experienced that transcendent moment of fear or ecstasy where the only certainty is that you’ve given up your personal agency to the mob. 

Masses #1 is perhaps the most anomalous of the series, focusing as it does on an internal struggle. Evoking the howling forces of worry and self-doubt that visit in the blackness of the small hours of the morning, the work suggests a descent into a demon-plagued hell of our own devise. Monstrously twisted and disembodied limbs vie with attenuated spectral faces for command of the poor soul, bent over at the base of the composition, and gazing apprehensively over its shoulder at the reigning chaos. As riveting as it is disturbing, it is Fuseli’s Nightmare for our troubled times. 

On a lighter note, Bliumis turns to mass celebrations of Dionysian excess in the rock concert depicted in Masses #2. The main figure is blissed-out and spread-eagled in mid-stage-dive. The darker side of the experience is intimated by the blackened eye sockets and inverted pose of the figure, however, and we are left to question whether the stage-diver’s act is a celebration of music and communal experience or a kind of temporary martyrdom, where consciousness is sacrificed through the use of drugs for release from the pressures of this mortal coil. The veiled reference to St. Peter, who as legend has it asked to be crucified head-down so as not to risk dilution of the memory of Christ’s torture, cannot be lost on anyone familiar with the Western tradition. 

Front-page news often records crowd hysteria, and the palette of Bliumis’ series reinforces the newspaper reference in works like #7-8 and #5 which depict a Protest and Soldiers respectively. In the former, there are as many emotions as faces, showing the rage, fervor, anxiety, devotion and hope that can forge a compelling collective identity at mass demonstrations. Yet one is left to wonder, given the multiplicity of expressions, if these protestors will every achieve a unity of communal purpose. The soldiers, in their uniformity, are a stark reminder that in rigid discipline and conformity comes another kind of excess that can be wielded as a blunt and unforgiving weapon against a mass of individuals. 

Abandonment of reason is a theme that carries through several of these panels, not least in the Masses #3 (Lovers). Here, bodies entwine in the abandonment of an orgy, with the ebb and flow of momentary sensations evoked by shifts in scale, as in the couple at center right; or the union of body parts, like the heads at the bottom center, whose mouths unite when the tongue of the head on the right becomes the lips of the head on the left, in a perceptual twist that would have made Cezanne proud. 

The installation of the works, as large fabric panels dividing the space, will create a disorienting experience for viewers, ideally a psychological state that hints at if not approximates the loss of self experienced when one becomes part of a crowd or mass, whether for good or for ill, ecstasy or violence. Bliumis depicts scenes where mass experience tips over into mass hysteria, where the intellect is overcome by emotional input. What differentiates a rally from a revolution? A riot from a rock concert? Whether attending a military exercise, a religious rite or an orgy, overload provides release through collective identification with a larger purpose. 

Text by Elizabeth M. Grady

SERIES "AMATEUR ORNITOLOGY ON PASSPORT CONTROL"

The series “Amateur Birdwatching at Passport Control” is dedicated to birds depicted on the covers of passports from around the world.

From eagles to pigeons, from Albania to Tonga, this series explores the intersection of nation and nature. Birds are often part of the national hereditary symbol system or coat of arms and appear on passport covers with metallic gold. On 43 passport covers, I noticed 50 birds or related creatures.

In the works, I isolated each bird from its national symbolic context and painted it according to the source, focusing on the characteristics of the species: the famous one-legged pose of a flamingo (Bahamas), a gliding vulture (Mali), an extinct flightless dodo (Mauritius) and a mythological creature half woman and half bird, Harpy (Liechtenstein). Some birds were easy to identify, some required research using different birdwatching sources, discussion with friends and experts.

I created each bird on a copper plate, etched and printed in one copy, the result is “Amateur Birdwatching at Passport Control”, album, 2016-2017, series of 43 works, relief etching on paper, 12 x 9 inches.

Then I scanned the unique prints and printed them on fabric: Amateur Birdwatching at Passport Control, 2018, 43 series, digital print on silk paper, 44 x 54 inches each, Vol. 3.

Special edition for a-s-t-r-a gallery of 11 works, digital printing on paper, 30 x 40 cm each.

Alina Blumis

What do the birds dream about?

When we speak about globalization we mostly mean the global circulation of information, money and commodities. However, long before this circulation started animals, birds and insects were circulating around the world – and they still are. Migration of birds and animals preceded the migration of men. At the same time not all the animals migrate. Some of them are local – and parts of local ecologies. That is why migration of animals and other living organisms, such as viruses and microbes, is seen as dangerous for the ecological balance in certain regions. Now, the analogy with the human migration is obvious. Often enough it is also seen as a negative factor destroying the ecological balance of certain national states. 

Alina Bliumis came to the USA from Belarus. One of the persistent topics of her art is a reflection on the processes of accommodation and integration in which everyone with a similar background is unavoidably involved. The tone of this reflection is far from being dictated by personal ressentiment or protest. Rather, her attention is drawn by the absurdities of the processes themselves. Her recent projects “Amateur Bird Watching at Passport Control” and “Political Animals” deal with the images of animals and birds that serve as symbols for different national states and thus put on the official documents, including passports, of their citizens. There is this standard expression: free as a bird. Speaking about the freedom of birds we mean, of course, the migrating birds that high in the sky cross all the national borders – the freedom which the planes, for example, do not have. 

However, the birds which images we find in our passports are not migrating birds. Mostly, they are birds of prey – like eagles, for example. In this respect they are similar to the political animals – lions or bears. The eagles do not migrate – they are circling in the air and controlling their territory. They are machines of surveillance. They look for a prey – and catch it. So it is clear enough why so many states have chosen the eagle as its symbol. Of course, there are also some more peaceful examples. But the common characteristic of all these birds is the fact that they are local – be it a pelican from Barbados or a parrot from Dominica. All these birds are prisoners of their territories. Do they ever dream to become free, to migrate, to visit different countries – and not only to draw always the same circles over the same territory? We do not know it. But if the birds have these dreams it is the citizens of the states that have images of these birds in their passports who realize these dreams – at least in symbolic terms. Thus, even if a parrot remains on Dominica and a pelican - on the Barbados the passports with their images have a chance to be checked at the airports all around the world. Whatever can be said about the migrants one thing is sure: they realize their birds’ dream of flying.

Text by Boris Groys



Works


Masses #8
Alina Bliumis

Masses #8, 2020

акварель на набивном хлопке, дерево
210 x 147 cm
Masses #7
Alina Bliumis

Masses #7, 2020

акварель на набивном хлопке, дерево
210 x 147 cm
Masses #5
Alina Bliumis

Masses #5, 2020

акварель на набивном хлопке, дерево
210 x 147 cm
Masses #6
Alina Bliumis

Masses #6, 2020

акварель на набивном хлопке, дерево
210 x 147 cm

Agureeva Maria

Maria Agureeva was born in 1985.

Graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (faculty of graphic design, 2003-2009), IKA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow) (2014-2015). The artist works with installations, videos, performances, and sculptures. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Moscow.

Maria Agureeva was born in 1985.

Graduated from Saint Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (faculty of graphic design, 2003-2009), IKA (Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow) (2014-2015). The artist works with installations, videos, performances, and sculptures. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Moscow.

AWARDS AND RESIDENCIES

  • 2019-Ruinart Art Patronat grant
  • 2018 - 18th Los Angeles street art center (August to September).
  • 2018-Grant from TRUST FOR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING.
  • 2018 - the Winner of the special award, Laguna Art Prize.
  • 2017-Residence Unlimited New York (from February to April).
  • 2013 - nominee of the Kandinsky prize.

PERSONAL EXHIBITION

  • 2019-Passing, Cosmoscow, patron of Ruinart, Moscow.
  • 2019-Dust, coaxial art Foundation, Los Angeles.
  • 2018-It will never be enough, Isabel Lesmeister gallery, Regensburg.
  • 2018-Pearl Dust will settle on the soft skin covering all the cracks, atrium gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles.
  • 2018-you can imagine what will remain after, Anna Nova gallery, Saint Petersburg.
  • 2018-Dust, Elektrozavod gallery, Moscow.
  • 2015-Binary promises, Parallel program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2014 - gardens of compromises, Erarta Museum, Saint Petersburg.
  • 2013-Those women who can destroy the infinite, Parallel program of the 5th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2012 - Citius, altius, fortius! Commodification, the Factory Project together with Gridchinhall, Moscow.
  • The 2012 Excavations. Ground 0, Gridchinhall, Moscow.
  • 2011 - a series of "Tormozit", gridchinhall, Moscow.
  • 2011 - a series of "Tormozit", Gallery Kadieff, Helsinki.
  • 2009 - series "Tormozit", AL Gallery, Saint Petersburg.

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020-Cosmoscow Art Fair, Moscow, Russia
  • 2020-ENTER Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2020-Technosphere, Supercollider Gallery x Femmebit, La spring art show, Los Angeles.
  • 2019-MMOMA 99/19, 20th anniversary exhibition, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2019-Recycle or die, Gum Red line, Moscow.
  • 2019 - The Regenerates, Nook Gallery, Los Angeles.
  • 2017-Just cause, Black Ball Projects, new York.
  • 2016-Unofficial language, VINZAVOD center for contemporary art, Parallel program of the V Moscow international Biennale of young art, Moscow.
  • 2016-All eyes on me, VINZAVOD center for contemporary art, Moscow.
  • 2016-Nominibus Trivialibus, Sinonimis Selectis, MSU Botanical garden (Aptekarsky sad), Parallel program of the V Moscow international Biennale of young art, Moscow.
  • 2015-Mirrors, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2015 - One in another. Art of new and old media in the era of high-speed Internet, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2015-Development of freedom, Factory Project, Moscow.
  • 2013-I wouldn't draw now, Parallel program of the 5th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Agency Art.Ru, Moscow.
  • 2013-state Order, VINZAVOD center for contemporary art, Moscow.
  • 2012-Project Cena (Price), Parallel program of the III Moscow international Biennale of young art, Agency Art.Ru, Moscow.
  • 2011-Art in Mind, Brick lane Gallery, London.
  • 2010-festival of contemporary art Psychonautics, Saint Petersburg.
  • 2010-Summary, All Gallery, Saint Petersburg.

"My main task as an artist is to show how the body becomes a hybrid space in which the materiality of human flesh is linked to individual consciousness and identity. This is caused by a General desire to change yourself to avoid social pressure, as well as an even greater desire to discover your true form and inner authenticity.

In my work, I focus on the contradiction between what is considered real and what is subjective about the human body. I explore the social norms of stamped attractiveness that push us to Polish our own image, as people Polish billions of images on the Internet. There is an internal conflict between the natural features of our appearance imposed by artificial standards and our willingness to oppose them with absolute truth. This dynamic pushes me to explore the boundaries beyond which the body becomes as much an object as any other.

I often work with synthetic materials because they refer to my themes of physicality, moving from authenticity to art. My work emphasizes that body transformation is referential, archetypal, and tribal, and is now becoming a form of modern secular religion. This forces me to explore the boundaries beyond which the body eventually becomes the same object as any other.

I am currently studying the interaction of the human body and the environment, which I deeply feel is inextricably linked as one ecology, one synergistic Union. Humanity, and especially artists, can no longer turn a blind eye to this problem because of how acutely we have all begun to feel the impact of changes in Nature on all of us."
Maria Agureeva

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:



Works


we are part of the circle
Agureeva Mariya

we are part of the circle, 2021

Ракушки, дерево (обожженное), керамика, волосы, пластик
105 х 60 х 19 см
SoldThe silence of an uninhabited space
Agureeva Mariya

The silence of an uninhabited space, 2020

Камни, ракушки, алюминий, пчелиный воск, пластик
119 х 85 х 6 см
Янтарь будущего
Agureeva Mariya

Янтарь будущего, 2021

Камни, ракушки, алюминий, волосы, пластик
155 х 89 х 9 см
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2020

Пластик, корпуса, алюминий, зеркало, рама (ясень)

Molochnikov Mikhail

Born November 19, 1963.

In 1984 he graduated from the Moscow Architectural College.
In 1996 he became a member of the International Union of Artists.
Since 2004 - a member of the German Union of Artists VVK.

Born November 19, 1963.

In 1984 he graduated from the Moscow Architectural College.
In 1996 he became a member of the International Union of Artists.
Since 2004 - a member of the German Union of Artists VVK.

The graphic artist Mikhail Molochnikov splits his life between Berlin and Moscow. His works include handmade books, sculptures from cardboard and series of graphics.
In his works the artist starts out from avant-garde ideas, first and foremost Malevich  theory or art, combining them with Eastern Gnosticism and Tibetan mediation practices.

Mikhail Molochnikov comments on his works: „In my creativity I always rely on meditation. It helps me to see the object in its „archaic” form. A world of pure forms where space becomes part of the object and element of creativity.

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2020 - Untitled ArtFair,  San Francisco, USA.
  • 2020 - Volta ArtFair, NY, USA.
  • 2020 - Fractals of Molochnikov, Ingallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2019 - Reconstruction des Universum, Ludwig Museum in Cologne, Germany
  • 2019 - Volta Fair, Basel, Switzerland
  • 2019 - Journey through dreams, Artstory gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2019 - ProstoKosmos, NCCA in Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 2019 - Between Heaven and Earth, Museum of Decorative Arts, Moscow, Russia
  • 2019 - Between Thoughts, personal, Krokin gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2019 - Abstraction at the forefront, Center for Contemporary Art Sergei Kuryokhin, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2018 - Metro, Open Club, Moscow, Russia
  • 2017 - Anniversary, Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven
  • 2017 - Structures, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
  • 2017 - Art marathon Kiefer -Velimir Khlebnikov, Hermitage, St. Petersburg
  • 2016 - Formula Krug, Open Club, Moscow
  • 2016 - Birds and Figures, Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg
  • 2016 - Red Black, gallery on Kashirka, Moscow
  • 2015 - Birds and Numbers, MMOMA, Moscow
  • 2015 - Another Reality, Central House of Artists, Moscow
  • 2015 - Yellow Submarine, A3 Gallery, Moscow
  • 2015 - Gallery Triumph ZERO personal exhibition, Moscow
  • 2014 - This Leads to Fire: Russian Art from Non-Conformism to Global Capitalism. Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Neuberger Museum of Art, New York, USA
  • 2014 - Art Apart Fair 4th ”, gAZE Gallery, Singapore
  • 2013 - "Dance-dance", gallery "Rietumu Banka", Riga, Latvia
  • 2006 - "22". Gallery GAD, Berlin, Germany
  • 2005 - "Objects and Drawings 1999-2005". Gallery "GAD", Berlin, Germany
  • 2000 - "Dances of Kali Yuga". Gallery "Dom", Moscow
  • 1999 - Sensual Penetration. Hotel Grand Marriott, Moscow
  • 1997 - "M-16". Gallery "Velta", Moscow
  • 1996 - "Birds-fish". Gallery "Velta", Gallery "Dar", Moscow
  • 1995 - "House of Shchukin". Municipal Gallery "Helikon", Moscow
  • 1994 - "Insects and People". Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia
  • 1994 - "Untitled". Gallery "Salon", Moscow
  • 1992 - "Secret Signs". Gallery "A 3", Moscow

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

  • 2020 - ENTER Art Fair. Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2014 - 25 years of Russian artist books from the LS collection Van Abbemuseum (1989-2013), Van Abbemuseum, Netherlands (catalog)
  • 2014 - "Sub ROSA", THE STATE DARWIN MUSEUM, Moscow, Russia
  • 2014 - "Paper Sculpture". State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (catalog)
  • 2014 - „KÜNSTLERBÜCHER_ARTISTS 'BOOKS. Internationale Exponate von 1960 bis heute “will open in Stift Admont, Styria, Austria
  • 2014 - “Bringing a World of Art to Hong Kong”, gAZE Gallery, Hong Kong, China
  • 2013 - Artgeschoss, Wolfenbüttel, Germany (catalog)
  • 2013 - ART SOUTHAMPTON 2013, New York, USA
  • 2013 - ART PALM BEACH 2013, Palm Beach County Convention Center West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
  • 2013 - 5th International Artists' Book Exhibition, King St. Stephen Museum, Hungary (catalog)
  • 2013 - "The book on an edge of the modern art", 5 Moscow biennial of the modern art, Russian State library of arts, Moscow, Russia (catalog)
  • 2013 - "25 Jahre russische Künstlerbücher" LS Collection Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Carl von Ossietzky, Hamburg, Germany (catalog)
  • 2013 - "ARTBOOK BERLIN 2013", in der Kunstfabrik Flutgraben, Berlin, Germany
  • 2013 - "Russian Berlin" at the Museum of Modern Art PERMM, Perm, Russia
  • 2013 - "First Book", Tsaritsyno Museum, Moscow, Russia (catalog)
  • 2012 - Shanghai Art 2012, Shanghai, China
  • 2012 - Regeneration of the mind, Black Dog Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • 2012 - Artists' Books on Tour - Artist Competition and Mobile Museum, International Center of Graphic Arts, MGLC, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2012 - Artists' Books on Tour - Artist Competition and Mobile Museum, Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2012 - ART ELYSEES 2012, Paris, France
  • 2012 - "The Experimental Art of Russian Children's Books", New York, USA
  • 2012 - Mikhail Molochnikov & Vladimir Sulyagin. Dialoges ", CENTRAL HAUSE OF ARTISTS, Moscow, Russia
  • 2012 - "Mede in Berlin", AGENCY: ART RU, Moscow, Russia (catalog)
  • 2012 - “7. EDITIONALE Köln ", Neues Kunstforum, Cologne, Germany
  • 2012 - "Magie der Vielfalt - Das MAK als angewandter Raum der Zukunft", MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
  • 2011 - The London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
  • 2011 - Auktion Fischer “Russische Kunst“, Lucerne, Switzerland (catalog)
  • 2011 - Artists' Books on Tour - Artist Competition and Mobile Museum, MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria (catalog)
  • 2011 - "Exhibition of contemporary Russian artist's books in Marseille." Atelier Vis-à-Vis, France
  • 2011 - "Collection VERMES Julia", Vízivárosi Galéria, Budapest, Hungary (catalog)
  • 2011 - “das alphabet von a bis z“, MEWO Kunsthalle, Memmingham, Germany
  • 2011 - "KNYZHKOVYJ ARSENAL" is the first international book fair and the promising project endeavored by The National Art, Culture & Museum Complex “ARSENAL”, Kiev, Ukraine
  • 2011 - "Distortion. Earth", Gallery Agency Art.Ru, Moscow, Russia (catalog)
  • London Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
  • Book Fair 2010, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2010 - "ALLA GLORIA MILITAR", gallery "AIRCRAFT", Bratislava, Slovakia (catalog)
  • 2010 - "The origin of Darwin through the eyes of contemporary artists", State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia
  • 2010 - "Moscow Printed Author's Graphics 1961-2009 from the Kolodzey Collection" Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington, USA
  • 2009 - Book Fair, Frankfurt, Germany
  • 2009 - 20th Book Fair, Mainz, Germany
  • 2009 - "BOOK OF THE ARTIST'2009", All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature named after M. I. Rudomino, Moscow, Russia
  • 2009 - "Dmitry Kavarga and Mikhail Molochnikov", Barbarian-Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • 2009 - "0.5", gallery "POP / OFF / ART", Moscow, Russia.
  • 2009 - "Architecture: ad marginem", Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 2008 - Book Fair. Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 2008 - "RE". Northampton University Gallery, UK.
  • 2008 - “On the Mortal in Art. In memory of Nikolai Konstantinov ". Rostov-on-Don.
  • 2008 - "Kaliningrad - Konigsberg 2008" (International Biennale of Graphic Art). Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad.
  • 2008 - "The Power of Water". State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.
  • 2008 - "Moscow - New York = Parallel Pla" y. From the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art. Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA.
  • 2007 - Book Fair. Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 2007 - Book Fair "Page's 11". Paris, France.
  • 2007 - NCCA "Moscow - New York = Parallel Pla". From the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art", Moscow.
  • 2007 - 19th book fair. Mainz, Germany.
  • 2007 - "Utopian architecture". State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.
  • 2007 - "Russia, the homeland of elephants." Gallery "Pop / off / art", Moscow, Russia.
  • 2007 - "ABC". Northampton University Gallery, UK.
  • 2006 - Library of Alexandria. International Biennale "Artist's Book". Alexandria, Egypt.
  • 2006 - Historic MADI: Its Roots. Art of Arginina and Russia in the XX century ”. MADI Museum, Dallas, USA.
  • 2006 - "Confrontations". Berlin and Krakow, Germany and Poland (catalog).
  • 2006 - Transport. MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopi, Macedonia.
  • 2006 - "New Russian Avant-garde". Gallery "Pop / off / art", Munich, Germany.
  • 2006 - "Pictures from paper: Soviet and Russian art 1955-2005". Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art, Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, USA.
  • 2005 - "Moscow Graphics: Works of Artists 1961-2005" / International Print Center New York and the Kolodzei Art Foundation. New York, USA.
  • 2005 - Collage in Russia. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.
  • 2004 - The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Kolodzei Art Foundation, presents Finding Freedom: 40 Years of Soviet and Russian Art Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art / USA.
  • 2004 - "THE ARTIST'S BOOK AS AN IMAGE". NCCA, Moscow.
  • 2003 - "PARADIES". Bunker Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany.
  • 2003 - "Liebe und Flügel". Galerie "Belabush", Berlin, Germany.
  • 2003 - "Moscow abstraction". State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
  • 2003 - Collage in Russia. Museum of Private Collections, Pushkin Museum im. A.S. Pushkin, Moscow.
  • 2003 - "3 INTERNATIONALES KUNSTFESTIVAL". Magdeburg, Germany.
  • 2001 - "Art Moscow". 5th International Art Fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow.
  • 2001 - "Abstraction in Russia in the twentieth century." State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 2000 - "SUPREMBYT". Gallery "Dom", Moscow.
  • 2000 - "Kaliningrad - Konigsberg 2000" (International Biennale of Graphic Art). Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad.
  • 1999 - "The doby politic". Long Island University, USA.
  • 1999 - "BOOK OF THE ARTIST". Museum of Private Collections, Pushkin Museum im. A.S. Pushkin, Moscow.
  • 1999 - "The Living and the Dead". Gallery "ESCAPE", Moscow.
  • 1998 - "Gifts to M'ARS". Gallery "M'ARS", Moscow.
  • 1998 - "The Book of the Artist and the Poet". Center for Contemporary Art, Nizhny Novgorod.
  • 1998 - "Kaliningrad - Konigsberg 98" (International Biennale of Graphic Art). Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad.
  • 1998 - "Winter Kaleidoscope". Gallery "PAN-DAN", Central House of Artists, Moscow.
  • 1998 - "Art Manege 98". Manege, Moscow.
  • 1997 - International Art Fair "Art-Manezh". Gallery "Pan-Dan", Manege, Moscow.
  • 1997 - Book Fair 97. Frankfurt, Germany.
  • 1997 - "The world of sensual things in pictures - the end of the twentieth century." Gallery M'ARS, Pushkin Museum im. A.S. Pushkin, Moscow.
  • 1996 - Selections from the Colodzei Collection. Atrium art gallery, Morristown, New Jersey, USA.
  • 1996 - Sotheby's. Hotel Baltschug Kempinski, Moscow.
  • 1996 - "New Russian Art" Colodzei Collection. Georgetown university art gallery, Washington, USA.
  • 1996 - "Galleries in the Gallery". Gallery "Nina", State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
  • 1995 - "Collection of Tanya and Natasha Kolodzey". Downtown Oklahoma City, USA.
  • 1995 - Carnival. Central House of Artists, Moscow.
  • 1995 - "A-1, A-2, A-3". Gallery "A-3", Moscow.
  • 1994 - "The Kolodzei Collection". City Arts Center, Oklahoma City, USA.
  • 1994 - "Kaliningrad - Konigsberg" (III International Biennale of Graphic Art). Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad.
  • 1993 - "New Names". Traverse Center, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 1993 - "Image and Symbol". Art College, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • 1993 - "Art Expo 93". Gallery "Arka", Tokyo, Japan.
  • 1993 - "Exhibition of Graphics". Gallery "Moscow Fine Art", Moscow.
  • 1993 - "ART MYTH 3". Gallery "Nina", Gallery "Moscow Fine Art", Manege, Moscow.
  • 1992 - "Neue Russische Buchkunst", Lyrik Kabinett. Munich, Germany.
  • 1992 - "In Richtung zu Malewitsch". Karenina Galerie, Vienna, Austria.
  • 1992 - “Malevich Center in the Paleontological Museum”. Paleontological Museum, Moscow.
  • 1991 - "Contemporary Artists - to Malevich". State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
  • 1991 - "Book-Art", Youth Palace, Moscow.
  • 1990 - The first exhibition of the "M'ARS" gallery. Moscow.
  • 1990 - "Moscow in Cambridge". King's College, Cambridge, UK.
  • 1990 - Jalokivia Mudassa / Jewels in the mud. Tampere Art Museum, Tampere, Finland.
  • 1990 - "Art London 90". The Russian Collection, London, UK.
  • 1990 - "Principle of Ki", Central House of Artists, Moscow.
  • "Guide", a museum Tsarina's, Moscow, Russia

WORKS ARE IN COLLECTIONS:

  • State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • State Museum of Fine Arts. Pushkin, Moscow, Russia
  • State Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia
  • Kolodzei Art Foundation, NY, USA
  • Special Collections Librarian, Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection, Chicago, USA
  • The State Museum-Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany
  • State Library. Lenin, Moscow, Russia
  • The Alexandria library, Alexandria, Egypt
  • National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
  • Ford fund, USA
  • Reinhard Grüner, Munich, Germany
  • Museum MOCA (Museum of Contemporary Art), Skopje, Macedonia
  • Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz, Germany
  • Julia Vermes Collektion, Basel, Switzerland
  • Museum "ART 4", Moscow, Russia
  • Boris Fridman collection, Moscow, Russia
  • Collection of Mikhail Kaminsky, Moscow, Russia
  • Yafim Blakher Collektion, Berlin, Germany
  • Nadja Brykina Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Mikhail Karminsky, Frankfurt, Germany
  • Nikolai and Clair Savoretti, Moscow, Russia
  • Vis-à-Vis, Marseilles, France
  • Mikhail Kamensky, Moscow, Russia
  • Alexander Smuzikov, Moscow, Russia
  • Anton Belov, Moscow, Russia
  • Catarina Figueiredo Cardoso, Paris, France
  • Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, Germany
  • Museumsbibliothek, Köln, Germany
  • MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria
  • International Center of Graphic Arts, MGLC, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Bibliothèque nationale de Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Friedrich C. Heller Private Collection, Vienna, Austria
  • KollerArtHouse, Moscow, Russia
  • Anna Azarnova, Moscow, Russia
  • Michael Alshibaya, Moscow, Russia
  • King St. Stephen Museum, Hungary
  • LS Collection Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands

AWARDS

  • 2006, Grant from the European Association for Jewish Culture, Paris, France
  • 1994, Prize-winner in the category "Unique graphics", 3rd International Biennale of Graphic Art, Kaliningrad Museum of Art, Kaliningrad, Russia

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:



    Works


    Untitled
    Molochnikov Mikhail

    Untitled

    Paper, graphic materials
    35 x 64 cm
    Untitled
    Molochnikov Mikhail

    Untitled

    Paper, graphic materials
    35 x 64 cm
    Untitled
    Molochnikov Mikhail

    Untitled, 2019

    Paper, graphic materials
    45 x 64
    Untitled
    Molochnikov Mikhail

    Untitled

    Paper, graphic materials
    35 x 64 cm

    Solovyev Paul

    Paul Solovyev, a multidisciplinary artist, equally comfortable existing both in gallery spaces and in interventions in the urban and natural environment. Paul is interested in the phenomenon of destruction and ideologization of the image in nobrow culture. In his works, subcultural and iconic signs mutate, flowing into each other, dissolving and disappearing, sacred, political and advertising symbols.

    Paul Solovyev, a multidisciplinary autodidact artist working in the field of performance, non-performance art, readymade, installations, photography, painting and graphics. Drawing on the influence of his previous professional experience in advertising and fashion, Pavel focuses on the queer aspects of identity that challenge the notions of representation and the eschatological potential of the image. In his projects, Pavel studies the transformation and transgression of the image in the stream of sacred, mystical, political and advertising symbols that fill the mediums of modern mass culture. Pavel's works are in private and corporate collections in the USA, Great Britain, Spain, Germany, France, Japan, the Netherlands, Ukraine and Russia.

    Creator of the LOVE clothing brand. As an artist and designer of the brand, Pavel collaborated with such musical groups as Aphex Twin, NAADYA, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Burzum and others.

    Member of the Club of Art Directors of Russia. Lives and works in Moscow.

    PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS:

    • 2019 — "Shatuny", Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation, Moscow
    • 2016 — "Phantom", Space "Science and Art", Moscow
    • 2015 — "Black", CTI "Fabrika", Moscow
    • 2015 — "War is Peace", Electrozavod Gallery, Moscow
    • 2015 — "Parts of the World", "180 m2", Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow

    SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

    • 2020 — ENTER Art Fair. Copenhagen, Denmark
    • 2019 — "One, two, three", Gallery "a-s-t-r-a", CUBE, Moscow
    • 2018 — "N.Kh.", Gallery "XL", Center for Contemporary Art "Winzavod", Moscow
    • 2017 — "MMXVII *", Gallery "Electrozavod", Moscow
    • 2017 — "Trigger 3D", illegal exhibition at the Kursk Station, Moscow
    • 2017 —  "Vogue Fashion Night Out", TD TSUM, Moscow
    • 2017 — Bastille Day, Koncheevo, Moscow
    • 2017 — "Revolution", CTI "Fabrika", Moscow
    • 2016 — "Cosmos.LOVE", Center "Artplay", Moscow
    • 2016 — "Reading Group", within the framework of the "Moon at Zero" exhibition, "Red" Center, Moscow
    • 2016 — "Brilliant work", Center "Red", Moscow
    • 2016 — "Postkurok", illegal exhibition at the Kursk Station, Moscow,
    • 2016 — "Bar" Joy ", CTI" Fabrika ", Youth Biennale, Moscow
    • 2016 — "The Temptation of St. Anthony", "Printing Workshop" space, Moscow,
    • 2016 — Intervention “#Monopoly”, gallery “Regina”, gallery “Pop / off / art”, gallery “XL”, gallery “Pechersky”, gallery “Triangle”, gallery “Osnova”, gallery “Here”, gallery “Electrozavod ", Apartment exhibition on Voikovskaya, Moscow
    • 2015 — Pirtoy, Tengri Umai, Almaty
    • 2015 — "Image of the enemy", Center "Red", Moscow
    • 2015 — "When I eat", CTI "Fabrika", Moscow
    • 2015 — Festival "Outline", Karacharovsky mechanical plant, Moscow
    • 2015 — "New Wave Uncut II", gallery "MSK Eastside", Moscow
    • 2015 — "# Accident", FIAN accelerator complex, Troitsk, Moscow
    • 2015 — "Futuristic Mimicry", State Museum of Mayakovsky, Moscow
    • 2014 — MMXIV *, Electrozavod Gallery, Moscow

    SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:



    Works


    US AND THEM
    Solovyev Paul

    US AND THEM, 2020

    Хромогенная печать на бумаге
    40 x 40
    36 000 ₽
    US AND THEM
    Solovyev Paul

    US AND THEM, 2020

    Paper, mixed media
    24 x 32 cm
    36 000 ₽
    gang ragnarok
    Solovyev Paul

    gang ragnarok, 2019

    Canvas, acrylic
    35 x 35 cm
    63 000 ₽
    two boys one rainbow
    Solovyev Paul

    two boys one rainbow, 2019

    Canvas, acrylic
    153 x 203 cm
    280 000 ₽

    Dima Hunzelweg

    Dima Hunzelweg was born in 1968 into a family of an artist, thus being introduced to the process of making art in early childhood, on an unconscious level. After acquiring formal artistic education in the 1980s, he intentionally breaks free from academic schooling and figurative approach.

    Dima Hunzelweg was born in 1968 into a family of an artist, thus being introduced to the process of making art in early childhood, on an unconscious level. After acquiring formal artistic education in the 1980s, he intentionally breaks free from academic schooling and figurative approach.

    Today, he considers himself a self-taught artist whose artistic method was fully formed in the early 2010s, after long-term periods of living, working, self-educating and exhibiting across the globe (including 16 years in New York and 3,5 years in Italy). Expanding the boundaries of art and media both literally and metaphorically, he creates unique wall objects blurring the distinction between painting and sculpture, between 2D and 3D dimensions. 

    In the art of Dima Hunzelweg, the material quality of his works plays a pivotal role. Processing certain materials, which mostly come to his attention by pure accident – be it stainless still or neoprene, it serves as an infinite source of inspiration for the artist. Exploring the limits of perfecting each piece by chiseling away the superfluous material. Making a single artwork might take several weeks and months of meticulous and time-consuming preparation. 

    As for the method, Dima Hunzelweg relies on geometry as a source of the clearest outlook. In this regard, his work can be viewed as a new step in a deep-rooted tradition of minimalist art and geometric abstraction. Still, paying such close attention to the physicality of each work does not turn them into simple decorative objects. Using geometry laws to achieve an ideal result, the artist tends to work with fairly simple symmetrical forms that are completely assertive in their visual impact. On the outside, cold math is often concealed behind the eye-catching and often skin-friendly surface, resulting in a mixture of inner perfectionism and outer sensual beauty.

    In a constant quest for exploration, Dima Hunzelweg is often driven by his interest in scientific progress and recent research. Considering art as a non-stop and ever-evolving process, he thinks that accumulating data and knowledge leads to a more elaborate philosophy. Such an approach, when combined with the pursuance of simplicity and perfection leads to the unquestionable approachability of his art from the viewer’s point of view. Unique wall objects by Dima Hunzelweg are equally appealing in terms of form and accessible in terms of ideas. What’s more, they look equally relevant among museum-quality pieces by representatives of a number of artistic movements, be it concrete art, op art, or Russian Suprematism.

    Artist currently lives and works in Moscow and Hamburg.

    SELECTED GROUP SHOWS:

    • 2020 - ENTER Art Fair. Copenhagen, Denmark
    • 2019 - “Möbius Loop” by a-s-t-r-a gallery, Spring/Break Art Show, New York
      • 2019 - Duo show by a-s-t-r-a, CUBE Moscow
      • 2016 - 70ème Salon des Réalités Nouvelles, Paris, France
      • 2015 - La Biennale internationale d'art non objectif de Pont-de-Claix, Grenoble, France
      • 2015 - Museo Roberto Bilotti Ruggi d'Aragona, Calabria, Italy
      • 2011 - Art Festival No Translation 2, Moscow

      SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

      • 2013 - House at the Embankment, curated by Simon Mraz, Moscow
      • 2012 - Bluemetrix, site-specific installation, curated by Christina Steinbrecher-Phandt, CHA, Moscow
      • 2012 - Public art projects: Russian-Dutch public art project “Building 35 with artist Martin Scholte, Art-Ovrag New Culture Festival, Vyksa

      SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:



      Works


      Sun Object
      Hunzelweg Dima

      Sun Object, 2021

      Бифлекс, массив дерева
      Диаметр 151 см, высота 20 см
      877 200 ₽
      W/O_Neo/2_Ag/Hz
      Hunzelweg Dima

      W/O_Neo/2_Ag/Hz, 2020

      4 слоя бифлекса, массив дерева
      Диаметр 755 мм, высота 383 мм
      440 000 ₽
      ⽇日⽇日本 (Founded In 660 Bc)
      Hunzelweg Dima

      ⽇日⽇日本 (Founded In 660 Bc), 2021

      4 слоя бифлекса, массив дерева
      Диаметр 660 мм, высота 170 мм
      385 000 ₽
      Neo-X
      Hunzelweg Dima

      Neo-X, 2020

      3 слоя бифлекса, плексиглас, пластик, массив дерева
      Диаметр 225 мм, высота 177 мм
      110 000 ₽

      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.

      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.

      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.

      "I am very happy to live in our fast-changing world, where visual media plays such an important role. I've always been fascinated by optical images - I started my journey from black-and-white photography, and now I'm exploring the world of virtual reality and immersive installations.

      There are several problems that I work with in my art practice. I am interested in expanding the boundaries of the traditional Western understanding of what a person is. It may be that the individual's mind is not limited to his body. In my recent work, I study the intersection and separation of mind and body. One of these themes is carnival culture, where mind and body collide. For example, the video work Ice is based on a study of carnival in Antiquity and the Renaissance, when binary oppositions grotesquely changed places for a short time of the holiday: the king became a jester, and the jester sat on the throne, death and birth were a single process, the genitals rose to the rank of intellectual, and serious thoughts were ridiculed. I was attracted by the connection of carnival with the great changes in medieval society: instead of religious oppression, scientific discoveries and the flourishing of thought came, the ancient carnival returned to the Renaissance As a natural reaction to times of harsh politics and mass epidemics - it was necessary for the recovery of society. In the Moscow Nightlife project, I was interested in understanding the significance of the carnival mode in modern authoritarian Russia. The combination of documentary and production allows me to explore modernity through documentary elements and subtly change reality through staged ones. The collision of real and fictional worlds creates their unexpected interactions. Although I don't have complete control over the creative process in this case, such unpredictability is a source of media adrenaline that can't be achieved either in the Studio or in a documentary setting alone. The political context has a great influence on my work, and I often think about politics, although I do not seek to make direct comments on specific events. I think artists reveal their fundamental political beliefs in any of their work, whether they want to or not. Since I was raised in the left - wing traditions of the Rodchenko School, I support policies that look forward, correct outdated stereotypes of the past, and offer better ideas for the future of humanity.

      Another important phenomenon for me is religion. I studied Orthodoxy in Russia in the Religious procession project. Utrish's other project combines themes and images from the old Testament with modern counterculture and the hippie movement. Finally, the Klaxon's current video project takes the basics from the Buddhist concept of inner liberation through meditative contemplation. I am strongly attracted to the methods of fundamental science: scientists study a narrow area of reality, form hypotheses, experiment, analyze the results, and thus discover fundamentally new things, contribute to the overall intellectual progress. The starting point in my art practice is often ignorance of some phenomenon, which makes me do many years of "field research". For example, I worked on three major photo projects simultaneously for several years, and for a recent VR video project, I did academic and field research for two years. Such long-term intensive study allows me to become an expert in specific socio-cultural areas. Examples from Russia include carnival life in Moscow clubs (Moscow Nightlife), Orthodox religion (Procession), hippie subcultures on The black sea coast (Black Sea, Utrish, ice), and the historical site of the richest layer of Russian society (Rublevka). In the United States, I am working on a project on the role of the media in the struggle of African-Americans against a racially repressive white society (Black Chorus and Orchestra, the Klaxon). For me, the language of cinema is of particular importance. From the very beginning of my artistic career, I was fascinated by cinema - I studied it and watched a lot of movies. As a result, the film language began to play a Central role in my mind, which largely determines the visual quality of my photo and video works. Now, working with immersive video, I try to organize cinema images and signs in the exhibition space, based on my understanding of the semiotics of cinema. Finally, I want to talk about conscious work with the medium. I'm interested in experimenting with new and old visual tools. I choose the medium depending on the task, so that all the elements of the technological process work for the main idea. For example, the specific color of the Kodak film perfectly captures the visual richness of the Orthodox pilgrimage documented in the Procession, and the SCAN project derives from digital scanning technology, the effect of which is ideal for displaying moving crowds in mass processions. I'm currently using 360-degree video for the Klaxon, because spherical cinema and virtual reality are now becoming serious visual tools, and it also helps to convey the film's theme of self-reflection and the hero's opposition to past experiences. From provocation to discussion. One of my goals is to work at the intersection of social research, literature, technology, science, visual and sound. Another goal is to respond to the challenges of the outside world, I think, a new ethic of society in readiness to respond to changes in the world. That's why I want to make art that communicates with people, create a new visual language and experience for modern society, and search for new social roles and meanings of art today. In my early works, one of the intentions was to provoke the viewer. The use of open provocation is well suited to Russian reality. Most members of Russian society are passive and infantile in political discussion-such is the history and cultural peculiarity. Therefore, artistic provocation is an effective way to attract public attention there. People usually react to things that are beyond their understanding of the "norm", so I often depicted communities that are on the periphery of everyday life. Working on projects in the United States, I communicate with the public in a different way. Here, discussion, dialogue, and discussion of problems are preferable. For example, in the Last March, my co-author and I discuss world war II, the Cold war, and modern Russian-American relations. At the Klaxon, I open a discussion about self-identity. In General, I see intellectual discussion as a positive addition to my art practice, since discussion and provocation together represent more subtle channels of interaction with important issues in society.

      About future plans

      Many of the phenomena of Western culture that I am particularly interested in depend to a large extent on Eastern philosophy, and I think it is a good way to respond to the challenges of the outside world - to combine the best concepts of Western and Eastern philosophical traditions. This is why creative collaboration in a multicultural group is very productive for me, which is what I have been striving for lately. The world is undergoing major changes in the field of image. When everyone can make a movie using a mobile phone, a new paradigm of visual language is emerging, and I'm happy to participate in the process of its formation. Gradually, I came to the conclusion that perhaps the main value of art, or any other activity, is the benefit for millions of people, not individual ambitions; it is service to society, not to your career. I think this is the direction I would like to go further."

      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).

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      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 ₽
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