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Polina Kanis

Date and place of birth: 1985, Saint-Petersburg


2017-2018 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Nederlands

2016 Rote Fabrik, Pro Helvetia, Zurich, Switzerland 

2015 Cite des arts Residency, Paris, France

2013 Cite des arts Residency, Paris, France

2008-2011 The Rodchenko Art School of Photography and Multimedia, Moscow, Russia 

2000-2006 Herzen State Pedagogical University, St. Petersburg, Russia


2020 Don’t turn around 
    Continuo, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2017 Solo Show, TV-channel "ikonoTV"
    Berlin, Germany

2017 The Procedure
      Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany

2016 Reflected Action
    Gallery Kicik Qalart, Baku, Azerbaijan

2016 The Shift, Parallel program of 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art
    Trehgornaya Manufactury, Moscow, Russia

2014 Formal Portrait, Manifesta 10 
    Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2013 New Flag, New Holland Gallery
    Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2012 Asymmetrie
    Videoinsight Center, Turin, Italy

2012 1,2,3,4
    Mysteckiy Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

2012 1,2,3,4
    Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2012 Ideal image
    Paperworks Gallery, Moscow, Russia


2020 The Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit
    Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga

2020 The Turbulence
    CCA Gostiny Dvor, Moscow

2020 “Other Zones”, Film program for the Russian Federations’ pavilion of the 2020 Venice Architecture Biennale
    Venice, Italy

2020 Generation XXI. The gift from Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin
    State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2020 CYLAND Video Archive,The Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
    Oberhausen, Germany

2019 VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet,
    Palazzo Strozzi, Florence, Italy

2018 The Shift
    The Why Not Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia

2018 The beginning, the end and everything between them: Bergman 100 years,
    NCCA Ural, Ekaterinburg, Russia 

2018 Performing Words, Uttering Performance, Filmwerkstatt,
    Düsseldorf, Germany

2017 When the Other Meets the Other Other
    Cultural Center, Belgrade, Serbia

2017 Videobox Festival
    Carreau du Temple, Paris, France

2016 The End of the World
    Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

2016 Biennale Balticum - Vulnerability
    Rauma Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

2016 Anthropo(s)cène
    Space of contemporary art Galerie C, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2015 BALAGAN!!!
    Art-center Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin, Germany

2015 Spaces for Maneuver ‒ Between Abstraction and Accumulation, Main Project of 3rd Ural Industrial biennial of contemporary art
    The Iset Hotel, Ekaterinburg, Russia

2015 Inside an event, Special Project of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art
    Artwin Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2015 Digital poet
    Electromuseum, Moscow, Russia

2014 The World Must Still Be Young, Stiftelsen 3,14
    Bergen, Norway

2014 Semiconductors
    Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia

2014 Not a museum. Aesthetic suspicious lab, art space New Industry
    Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2014 In the Heart of the Country
    Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2013 What remains
    BWA SOKOL Gallery, Nowy Sacz, Poland

2013 In the Heart of the Country
    Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2013 Rehearsal Time
    Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2012 I am who I am
    Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany

2012 School of freedom
    Paperworks Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2012 Angry Birds
    Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

2012 Russian Renaissance
    Gallery Brot Kunsthalle, Wien, Austria 

2011 Auditorium Moscow. A Sketch for a Public Space, White Palaty Moscow

2011 V International Film Festival of Tarkovsky “Zerkalo"
    Cinema centre Lodz', Ivanovo, Russia

2010 GOGOLFEST Festival
    Film studio name after A. Dovzhenko, Kyiv, Ukraine

2010 East End Film Festival/10, Russian Art Festival
    The Foundry Gallery, London, England

2010 Sense and Sensibility
    ArtPlay Center, Moscow, Russia 

2009 Young Photography. Connections
   FotoDepartament Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia


2019 Kandinsky Prize, Project of the Year category, shortlisted

2019 Shortlisted for ARCOMadrid Video Art Production Award

2017 Kandinsky Prize, Project of the Year category, shortlisted

2016 Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award in the category of Best Media Object for videowork "Pool"

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 Prize, Young Artist. Project of the Year category, the winner

2011 Shortlisted nomination for the Russian contemporary art award “Innovation Prize“ in the “New Generation” category


2016 Cosmoscow, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia

2015 Cosmoscow, Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia

2014 Cosmoscow, Central Manege, Moscow, Russia

2012 Vienna Art Week, auction house Dorotheum, Vienna, Austria


The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Aksenov Family Foundation, Moscow, Russia

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris, France

National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia

Gazprombank, Moscow, Russia

Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland

The Art Vectors Investment Partnership Foundation, Wien, Austria

Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin, Moscow, Russia

Foundation Videoinsight, Bologna, Italy