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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 is an autodidact artist who, at seventeen, took part in two solo shows and became a member of many group projects. At the same time, Jolie is a model, her dynamic life is full of vivid impressions that she is trying to transfer to her work.

Jolie Alien was born in 2002 in Moscow.

An autodidact artist, she works with catchy images, simple subjects, cropped compositions and expressive drawings.
Each work of Jolie is introspective, connected with personal memories, which partly explains her visual language, in which surreal images, geometric simple patterns, catchy inscriptions made with paint and spray cans are intertwined.

Jolie's works are reminiscent of a wall that has been covered with graffiti for a long time: figures float over each other, creating a collage effect. Jolie outlines a youth she has direct access to and is off limits to the adult world.

The artist is finishing her studies at the Moscow Art Institute, combining a career in the fashion industry, participating in the shows of such brands as Valentino, Off-White, Jil Sander, Paco Rabanne, Prada, Viviene Westwood, Simone Rocha, etc. She is filmed in international advertising campaigns for Mango, Fendi, Adidas.

Image rights of Whirpool were acquired by Mango for use in a worldwide T-shirt collection. She has been featured in the Document Journal, Vogue, InStyle, Elle and models.com about her work.

Jolie is preparing to enter Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.

Selected exhibitions:

  • 2020 - ENTER Art Fair. Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 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.Moscow space
  • 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.Moscow
  • 2019, live performance at the opening of a-s-t-r-a LAB, creating a five-meter wall painting
  • 2018, solo show "I Wanted", "Kino" gallery, Moscow, Russia

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

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

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

Lives and works between Moscow, London, Tokyo.



Works


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
when you feel good
Alien Jolie

when you feel good, 2020

Canvas, acrylic
150 x 200 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

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

 

AMATEUR BIRD WATCHING AT PASSPORT CONTROL

Boris Groys 

What do the birds dream about?
Political Animals, catalog, Aperto Raum, Berlin, 2018

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. 



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 the St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (Department of Graphic Design, 2003-2009), ICA ( Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow) (2014-2015). The artist works with installations, videos, performances, sculpture. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Moscow.

Maria Agureeva was born in 1985.

Graduated from the St. Petersburg State University of Technology and Design (Department of Graphic Design, 2003-2009), ICA ( Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow) (2014-2015). The artist works with installations, videos, performances, sculpture. Lives and works in Los Angeles and Moscow.

My main focus as an artist is to show how the body becomes a hybrid space where the materiality of human flesh is connected with individual consciousness and identity. This is driven by the shared desire to alter ourselves to escape social pressure, and by an even greater desire to discover our true shape and inner authenticity.

In my artwork I focus on the tension between what is considered real versus subjective in relation to the human body. I explore social norms of cliched attractiveness, which pushes us to polish our own image just as people polish billions of images on the Internet. There is an inherent conflict between the natural traits of our appearance, imposed artificial standards and our willingness to confront them with absolute truth. This dynamic pushes me to investigate the boundaries behind which the body becomes an object like any other.

I often work with synthetic materials as they provide a reference to my themes of physicality, moving between authenticity and artifice. My artwork stresses the point that body transformation is self referential, archetypal and tribal, now becoming a form of modern secular religion. It leads me to explore the boundaries behind which the body ultimately becomes an object like any other.

I currently am concerned and working with the interaction of the human body and the environment, which I deeply feel is inextricably tied together as one ecology, one synergistic union. Humankind, and artists especially, can no longer turn a blind eye on this problem because of how acutely we have all begun to feel the influence of Nature's changes upon all of us. (Maria Agureeva)

AWARDS AND RESIDENCES

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

PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

  • 2019 — Passing, Cosmoscow, Ruinart art patronat, Moscow.
  • 2019 — Dust, Coaxial Arts Foundation, Los Angeles.
  • 2018 — It will always be not enough, Isabelle Lesmeister gallery, Regensburg.
  • 2018 — The dust of Pearl will settle down on soft skin covering all the cracks, Atrium gallery, 18th Street Arts Center, Los Angeles.
  • 2018 — It's possible to imagine what will remain after, Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petesburg.
  • 2018 — Dust, Electrozavod gallery, Moscow.
  • 2015 — Binary promises, Parallel program of the 6-th Moscow biennale of contemporary art, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2014 — Gardens of compromises, Museum Erarta, Saint-Petersburg.
  • 2013 — Those Females Who Can Wreck the Infinite, Parallel program of the 5-th Moscow biennale of contemporary art, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow.
  • 2012 — Citius, altius, fortius! Commodification, Project Fabrika together with GridchinHall, Moscow.
  • 2012 — Excavations. Ground 0, GridchinHall, Moscow.
  • 2011 — Formotsvet (Form and Color) series, GridchinHall, Moscow.
  • 2011 — Formotsvet (Form and Color) series, Kadieff Gallery, Helsinki.
  • 2009 — Formotsvet (Form and Color) series, AL Gallery, Saint-Petersburg.

SELECTIVE GROUP EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020 - ENTER Art Fair. Copenhagen, Denmark
  • 2020 — Technosphere, Supercollider Gallery x Femmebit, Spring break art show LA, Los Angeles.
  • 2019 — MMOMA 99/19, 20th anniversary exhibition, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2019 — Recycle or die, Gum Red line, Moscow.
  • 2019 — The Regenerates, The Nook gallery, Los Angeles.
  • 2017 — Just cause, Black Ball Projects, New York.
  • 2016 — Unofficial laguage, WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Parallel program of the V Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Moscow.
  • 2016 — All eyes on me, WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Moscow.
  • 2016 — Nominibus Trivialibus, Sinonimis Selectis, Moscow State University's Botanic Garden (the "Apothecary Garden"), Parallel program of the V Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Moscow.
  • 2015 — Mirrors, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2015 — One within the other. Art of new and old media in the age of high-speed internet, MMOMA, Moscow.
  • 2015 — Developing of freedom, Project Fabrika, Moscow.
  • 2013 — I would have not been painting now, Parallel program of the 5-th Moscow biennale of contemporary art, Agency Art.Ru, Moscow.
  • 2013 — State order, WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Moscow.
  • 2012 — Project Cena (Price), Parallel program of the III Moscow International Biennale For Young Art, Agency Art.Ru, Moscow.
  • 2011 — Art in Mind, The Brick Lane Gallery, London.
  • 2010 — Contemporary art festival Psikhonavtika, Saint-Petersburg.
  • 2010 — Resume, All Gallery, Saint-Petersburg.


Works


Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2020

Burnt bark, synthetic fabric, plastic, seashelles
80 x 50 x 8 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Bark (pine), plastic, synthetic fabric, leather, mixed media
87 х 66 х 17 cm
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2020

c-print ( Hahnemuhle photo glossy), plastic on c-print
30 х 30 см (46 х 46 см in frame)
27 500 ₽
Untitled
Agureeva Mariya

Untitled, 2019

Bark (pine), plastic, synthetic fabric, mixed media
79 x 53 x 13 cm

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


    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

     

    PUBLICATIONS FOR THE LAST YEAR



    Works


    US AND THEM
    Soloviev Pavel

    US AND THEM, 2020

    Хромогенная печать на бумаге
    40 x 40
    US AND THEM
    Soloviev Pavel

    US AND THEM, 2020

    Paper, mixed media
    24 x 32 cm
    gang ragnarok
    Soloviev Pavel

    gang ragnarok, 2019

    Canvas, acrylic
    35 x 35 cm
    two boys one rainbow

    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. 

    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

      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.



      Works


      H-900 (Halbkugel)
      Hunzelweg Dima

      H-900 (Halbkugel), 2019

      neoprene, acrylic glass, wood
      900 x 900 x 458 mm
      D-503
      Hunzelweg Dima

      D-503, 2019

      elastan, neoprene, glass, wood
      503 x 503 x 225 mm
      D-1002
      Hunzelweg Dima

      D-1002, 2019

      polyester, steel, plywood
      1002 x 1002 x 295 mm
      D-472
      Hunzelweg Dima

      D-472, 2019

      micro velvet, neoprene, acrylic glass, wood
      472 x 472 x 160 mm

      Shokhov Nikita

      b. 1988, Russia

      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 ₽

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