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Polina Kanis


2008-2011 – The Rodchenko Art School of Photography and Multimedia, Moscow
2000-2006 – Herzen State Pedagogical University St.P, St. Petersburg 


2017 Shortlisted for Kandinsky Art Prize in the “Project of the Year” category
2016 Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award in the category of Best Media Object for videowork "Pool"
2016 winner of Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia’s competition for the Rote Fabrik art residency in Zurich
2015 The Russian contemporary art award “Innovation Art Prize” in the “New Generation” category (Stella Art Foundation Prize and Institute of France Prize)
2011 Kandinsky Art Prize in the “Young Artist, Project of the Year” category
2011 Shortlisted nomination for the Russian contemporary art award “Innovation Prize“ in the “New Generation” category


2017 «Solo Show», ikono TV
2017 "The Procedure", Haus der Kunst, Munich
2016 "Reflected Action", Artwin gallery Kicik Qalart, Baku, Azerbaijan
2016 "The Shift", Parallel program of 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Artwin Gallery, Trehgornaya Manufactury 
2014 “Formal Portrait”, Manifesta 10, First Cadets' Corpus, St.Petersburg
2013 “New Flag”, New Holland Gallery, St.Petersburg 2012 “1,2,3,4”, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv
2012 “Asymmetrie”, Videoinsight Center, Turin
2012 “1,2,3,4”, Mysteckiy Arsenal, Kiev
2012 “1,2,3,4”, Triumph Gallery, Moscow
2012 “Ideal image”, Paperworks Gallery, Moscow


2015 “Spaces for Maneuver ‒ Between Abstraction and Accumulation”, Main Project of 3rd Ural Industrial biennial of contemporary art, The Iset Hotel, Ekaterinburg
2015 “Inside an event”, Special Project of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Artwin Gallery
2015 “Digital poet”, Electromuseum, Moscow
2014 “The World Must Still Be Young”, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen
2014 “Semiconductors”, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
2014 “Not a museum. Aesthetic suspicious lab”, First Cadets' Corpus, St.Petersburg
2013 “What remains”, BWA SOKOL Gallery, Nowy Sacz
2013 “In the Heart of the Country”, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
2013 “Rehearsal Time”, Triumph Gallery, Moscow
2012 “I am who I am”, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf
2012 “School of freedom”, Paperworks Gallery, Moscow
2012 “Angry Birds”, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
2012 “Russian Renaissance”, Brot Kunsthalle, Wien
2011 “Auditorium Moscow. A Sketch for a Public Space”, Bielie Palaty, Moscow
2011 "V International Film Festival of Tarkovskiy “Zerkalo"
2010 “GOGOLFEST Festival”, Kyiv
2010 “East End Film Festival/10, Russian Art Festival”, The Foundry Gallery, London
2010 “Sense&Sensibility”, ArtPlay Center, Moscow
2009 "Connections" Young Photography
2009, FotoDepartament Gallery, St.Petersburg


National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
Gazprombank, Moscow
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
The Art Vectors Investment Partnership Foundation, Wien
Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin, Moscow
Foundation Videoinsight, Bologna