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Born in Moscow.
Lives and works in Karlholmsbruk.


ARTIST'S STATEMENT

My artistic practice investigates our relationships to place. I take photographs of deserted buildings such as abandoned country estates, former industrial premises, isolated wooden barns. The specific building is less important than the emotional response the images provoke.

To connect with these buildings I make interventions: from subtle and quiet action like scratching the surface of a barn to restaging an old photo with a group of friends in a former sawmill. These interventions are integral to the work.

I am interested in a range of possibilities of working with photographic images – from artists’ books to public art projects. In addition to my individual practice I enjoy making collaborative work with other artists as well as musicians and designers.

Photography allows me to capture a fraction of a second, to extend this, I add other elements, these could be sound, objects or writing. The combination of these often becomes an installation.

I invite the audience to reflect on their own and collective histories. I think of my work as a playful attempt to travel in time.

 

Mitt konstnärliga arbete undersöker våra relationer till platsen. Jag tar fotografier av öde byggnader som övergivna herrgårdar, gamla industrilokaler, eller avsides belägna ladugårdar. Den specifika byggnaden är mindre viktig än den känslomässiga respons bilderna framkallar.

För att anknyta till dessa byggnader gör jag ingrepp: från subtil och tyst handling som att skrapa på en ladugårds yta, till att iscensätta ett gammalt foto med en grupp vänner i ett tidigare sågverk. Dessa ingrepp blir sedan en del av själva konstverket.

Jag är intresserad av en rad möjligheter att arbeta med fotografiska bilder – från konstnärsböcker till offentliga konstprojekt. Förutom mitt individuella arbete tycker jag mycket om att samarbeta med både andra konstnärer men även med musiker och designers.

Fotografering tillåter mig att fånga en del av en sekund. För att förlänga detta lägger jag till andra element, det kan vara ljud, objekt eller ord. Kombinationen av dessa blir ofta en installation.

Jag bjuder in publiken att reflektera över sina egna och kollektiva historier. Jag tänker på mitt arbete som ett lekfullt försök att resa i tiden.


EXHIBITIONS & ACTIONS

2021
Adelante group exhibition, Centre for Sport and Culture, Knivsta (5 June - 19 August)

2019
Player Piano at Möbeln, event with Ricardo Atienza, Tierp (26 October)
RISK(U) #3: Player Piano Player Weekend, series of events with Ricardo Atienza, Nordisk Gästateljé, Malongen, Stockholm (12-13 October)
DAR residents at Studium P, event/electroacoustic concert with Volkmar Klien, Studium P, Vilnius (13 September)
Player Piano Live, event with Ricardo Atienza and Robin McGinley, Klaverens hus, Lövstabruk (25 August)
The First Water, solo exhibition, Fundación Mutua Levante, Alcoy (9 May - 8 June)
Konst på väg, en konstrunda i Tierps kommun (19-22 April)

2018
Konsten att delta, group exhibition, Konsthallen, Enköping
Player Piano Soirée, event with Ricardo Atienza, Konstfack, Stockholm
Player Piano Player, one-day sound installation and event with Ricardo Atienza, Klaverens hus, Lövstabruk
Konst på väg, en konstrunda i Tierps kommun

2017
Dead Zones, duo exhibition with Anton Naumlyuk curated by Elena Fanailova (RU), La Sapienza Università di Roma, Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia (Villa Mirafiori), Rome
With Everyone's Imagination Atrophied, No One Will Ever Be a Threat to the World #5, duo exhibition with Daria Makarenko, Designgalleriet, Stockholm
Interpretation of an Ordinary Landscape, solo exhibition, Tierp library, Tierp
Kronstadt Stories-2. Archive, group exhibition curated by Elena Gubanova (RU), Poterna exhibition hall, the Peter and Paul Fortress, Saint Petersburg
38 Views of Blanca from Centro Negra / Time and Space, one day installation during Open Studios day at AADK Spain Centro Negra, Blanca

2016
Interpretation of an Ordinary Landscape, Karlholmsbruk (temporary public art work, installed for 123 days between November 2016 and March 2017)
49 Barns around Tierp, solo exhibition, Tierp library, Tierp

2015
I Wanted You to Feel the Same #2, Stockholm
Kronstadt Soundwalk, developed at the NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt in June, donated to NCCA

2014
With Everyone's Imagination Atrophied, No One Will Ever Be a Threat to the World #4, solo exhibition, Studio 17, Stavanger
Untitled II, part of the II International Conference "Sound and Audiovisual Spaces: Sensory and Active Experimentation", Madrid
I Wanted You to Feel the Same #1, part of Re(s)on-Art artistic research conference, Stockholm
With Everyone's Imagination Atrophied, No One Will Ever Be a Threat to the World #3, solo exhibition, Cigarrvägen 13, Stockholm

2012
Konstfack Degree Show, group exhibition, Konstfack, Stockholm
Hej Gävle, group exhibition, Gävle konstcentrum, Gävle
Memories of the Future, work in progress, solo exhibition, ateljé 10, Konstfack, Stockholm

2011
Other Spaces, group exhibition, Stockholm
Soundquest, with Isabelle Gressel and Lena Paschen, part of Improvisera Staden show at Arkitekturmuseet, Stockholm

2008
Open: Love (Mexx City Fest), group exhibition, St. Petersburg

2007
Skin Studios, one of the 10 finalists of Skin Studios Scholarship, London



EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

MA Art in the Public Realm, Konstfack, Stockholm, 2010–2012
BA Editorial Photography, Brighton University, 2006
Assistant to photographer Joseph Ford, Brighton, 2006
Academy of Photography, Moscow, 2003
HND Journalist in International Affairs, Moscow State University, 1997–2002


RESIDENCIES & PORTFOLIO REVIEWS

DAR (Druskininkai Artists' Residence), Lithuania, September 2019
AADK Spain in Centro Negra, Blanca, Spain, April 2017
NCCA Art Residence in Kronstadt, Russia, June 2015
Photonic Moments' Portfolio Review, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 2014
Weekend Residency, Gothenburg, Sweden, September 2012


TALKS & PRESENTATIONS

Ruins, Fragment, Crystal: On the Whole and Unified in the Modern Theory and Practice of Art, Saint Petersburg, April 2015
Re(s)on-Art
, Stockholm, September 2014
Balticlab, Stockholm, December 2013


SELECTED PRESS

La casa del sonido on Radio Clásica, part of Radio Nacional de España, RNE. 7 January 2020

’La primera aigua’, el encuentro entre un artista ruso y las ruinas del Molinar, Elnostreperiodic.com. 22 May 2019

’La primera aigua’, el encuentro entre un artista ruso y las ruinas del Molinar, El Nostre (print). 18 May 2019
Las ruinas del Molinar, en Fundación Mutua Levante, Radio Alcoy. 13 May 2019
La Primera Aigua, TipografiaModerna.com. 13 May 2019
El paisatge del Molinar, vist a través de la mirada del rus Pavel Matveyev, El Nostre Digital. 11 May 2019
El paisaje del Molinar, visto a través de los ojos del ruso Pavel Matveyev, El Nostre Digital. 11 May 2019
El Molinar pren vida amb la nova exposició de la Fundació Mutua Levante, ARAmultimèdia.com. 10 May 2019
S’inaugura ’La Primera Aigua’, El Nostre Digital. 9 May 2019
Se inaugura ’La Primera Aigua’, El Nostre Digital. 9 May 2019
La Primera Aigua’, exposició artística sobre les ruïnes del Molinar, www.lesmuntanyes.com. 9 May 2019
Lampskärmar lyser upp, Uppsala Nya Tidning (print). 4 October 2018
Gigantiska lampskärmar lyser upp kulturhus, UNT.se. 3 October 2018
Slå dig ned i en jättefåtölj - möbelkonst i Tierp, Arbetarbladet.se. 22 September 2018
Jättefåtöljen på plats i Tierp, SVT.se Uppsala. 21 September 2018
Fåtöljen som ska öka konstintresset, UNT.se. 20 September 2018
Ett år av konstnärliga överraskningar har inletts i Tierp, Abrbetarbladet.se. 29 July 2018
Förmiddag i P4 Uppland, Sveriges Radio. 19 July 2018
Målade mattor blir verklighet, UNT.se. 19 July 2018
Konstprojekt möblerar om i Tierp, SVT.se Uppsala. 18 July 2018
Ryska kreatörer på Designgalleriet, Designbloggarna. 9 October 2017
Lador fångade hans intresse, Upsala Nya Tidning (print). 9 August 2016
Han vurmar för övergivna lador, UNT.se. 9 August 2016
Förmiddag i P4 Uppland, Sveriges Radio. 9 August 2016
Kulturkalendern, Arbetarbladet.se. 8 August 2016
Fotovernissage om lador i Tierp, Uppsala Nya Tidning (print). 17 July 2016
Här blir lador konst, UNT.se. 17 July 2016

La casa del sonido on Radio Clásica, part of Radio Nacional de España, RNE. 31 May 2016
Konstnär prisas för Tierpslador, Arbetarbladet.se. 22 May 2016
Konstverket av Pavel Matveyev på plats, Alla Tider's. February 2016
Skolfotot där alla är jämlika, Gefle Dagblad (print). 30 January 2016

Kulturtoppen vecka 4, Arbetarbladet (print). 29 January 2016
Kulturtoppen vecka 4, Arbetarbladet.se. 29 January 2016
Skolfotot där alla är jämlika, GD.se 27 January 2016
Hen är alla och ingen, Arbetabladet (print). 27 January 2016
Hen är alla och ingen, Arbetarbladet.se. 27 January 2016
Re(s)on-Art in La casa del sonido on Radio Clásica, part of Radio Nacional de España, RNE. 22 October 2014
With everyone's imagination atrophied, no one will ever be a threat to the world. Imaginary Life. 25 June 2014
Upplevelserna passar bäst i realtid. SvD Kultur. 18 May 2012


COMMISSIONS

Temporary public art commission linked to the renovation of Möbeln, the culture centre in Tierp, together with Åsa Norling, 2017-2019
257 Schoolmates at Bergby School, public art project for Bergby school, Gävle, 2016


GRANTS & STIPENDS

Konstnärsnämndens arbetsstipendium (work stipend from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee), 2020
Helge Ax:son Johnsons Stiftelse bidrag (grant from Helge Ax:son Johnson’s Foundation), 2018
Konstnärsnämndens projektbidrag (project grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee), 2018
Konstnärsnämndens resebidrag (travel grant from the Swedish Arts Grants Committee), 2016
Tierps kommun kulturstipendium (culture stipend from Tierp municipality), 2016


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kronstadt Stories 3. Кронштадтские истории-3. In English and Russian, 2016; run: 100 copies
#Thefirstthingiseewheniwakeup. Self-published artist book. In English and Russian. ISBN 978-91-637-5504-0; edition of 17
Hej Gävle. Exhibition catalogue. Editors: Andjeas Ejiksson, Oscar Mangione. In Swedish. ISBN 978-91-978722-8-7
Why Art? Konstfack Degree Exhibition 2012 catalogue. Editor: Frida Klingberg. In English