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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



2019 Tar and Dwarves
    FUTURO Gallery, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2015 Tabula
    Artwin Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2014 Forgotten village
    Studenaya exhibition space, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia



2019 Nemoskva
    International symposium, Russia

2017 Coordinate system
    CLB, Berlin, Germany

2017 Living alive exhibition
    NCCA, Moscow, Russia

2017 Fresh layer
    NCCA «Arsenal», Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2015 High Hopes Museum
    NCCA «Arsenal», Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2014 Biennale of Street Art «Artmossfera»
    Art play, Moscow, Russia

2014 Empty House
    IV Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia

2014 Optimistic Studies
    X European Biennial of Contemporary Art Manifesta, St.Petersburg,Russia



2013 - Derelict village, Russia

2016 Residence, exhibition
    Arctic Art Forum, Arkhangelsk, Russia

2015 Untitled
    «New city: Ancient» festival, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2014 Toy spot
    Documentary video, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2013 Black Circle IV
    Street art festival, Sheshory, Ukraine

2013 The story of the Fisherman
    Short film, Moscow Big Animation Festival, Russia

2012 Tram
    Documentary video, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2011 Three Days
    Documentary video project, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia



2017/ Winner of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art grant
2018  program in support of emerging Russian artists

2017 Kandinsky Prize, «Young artist. Project of the year» nomination,longlisted

2017 Innovation, «New generation» nomination, shortlisted

2015 Kandinsky Prize, «Young artist. Project of the year» nomination,longlisted

2014 Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award, «Art in public space»nomination, shortlisted