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Vladimir Chernyshev

Vladimir Chernyshev is an artist from Nizhny Novgorod, Russia. Heinvestigates national traditions and forms of cultural memory, relationshipsbetween city and country, transformations of archeptical images in modernculture. Vladimir began to work as a street artist in 2010, but then graduallymoved away from street art. He concentrated on long-term research projects.

He has been working on “Derelict village” project since 2013 Within thisproject he has visited countries abandoned with people in different regions ofRussia. Initially the strategy of interaction with country was inherited frompractices of street art. The artist has worked out his own system of symbolswhich he painted on a desert houses facades. But then this system began todevelop in other forms and media (videos, photos and photo documentations,installations). The main goal of the project is creating a series of drawingson abandoned houses demonstrating darkness and sacredness of traditionalcountry culture’s parting.

Vladimir Chernyshev participated in European Biennial of Contemporary ArtManifesta and Moscow International Biennale for Young Art. He was a part oflong- and short-lists of prestigious Russian awards in the region of modernart. Vladimir became a winner of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art grantprogram in support of emerging Russian artists.


Born in 1992, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia


Peter the Great Polytechnical University

Solo exhibitions:

2019 Tar and gnomes, Futuro Gallery, Nizhny Novgorod
2015 Tabula, Artwin Gallery, Moscow
2014 Forgotten village, Studenaya exhibition space, Nizhny Novgorod

Selected collective exhibitions

2020 Nemoskva is just around the corner, CEH Manezh, St. Petersburg
2019 Nemoskva, International Traveling Symposium, Russia
2017 Coordinate system, CLB, Berlin
2017 Living alive exhibition, NCCA, Moscow
2017 Fresh layer, NCCA «Arsenal», Nizhny Novgorod; PERMM, Perm
2015 High Hopes Museum, NCCA «Arsenal», Nizhny Novgorod
2014 Biennale of Street Art «Artmossfera», Art play, Moscow
2014 IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Museum of Moscow
2014 Optimistic Studies, 10th European Biennial of Contemporary Art Manifesta, St. Petersburg

Selected special projects

2020 Cosmoscow Art Fair
2020 100 ways to live a minute, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts
2013-2018 Derelict village, Russia
2016 Residence, exhibition, Arctic Art Forum, Arkhangelsk
2015 Untitled, «New city: Ancient» festival, Nizhny Novgorod
2014 Toy spot, documentary video, Nizhny Novgorod
2013 Black Circle IV, street art festival, Sheshory, Ukraine
2013 The story of the Fisherman, short film, Big Animation Festival, Russia
2012 Tram, documentary video, Nizhny Novgorod
2011 Three Days, documentary video project, Nizhny Novgorod

2020 Winner CCA Qatar, Digital dreams
2017-2018 Winner of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art grant program in support of emerging Russian artists
2017 Shortlist nomination «New generation», Innovation Prize
2017 Long list nomination «Young artist. Project of the year» at Kandinsky Prize
2015 Long list nomination «Young artist. Project of the year» at Kandinsky Prize
2014 Shortlist nomination «Art in public space» at Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award