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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


2017 Solo Show, TV-channel "ikonoTV"

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, First Cadets' Corpus, St.Petersburg, Russia

2013 New Flag, New Holland Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia

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

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


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, St.Petersburg, Russia

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

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, St.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