Alexey Shigalev

Alexey Shigalev

Alexey was born in 1989 in Ust-Chyornoye (Komi-Permyak Autonomous Okrug), he lives and works in Perm and Moscow.
Participant of the main project at the 4th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (2017).

Graduated from the Ural Federal University (Mechanics and Engineering Faculty). In 2014 together with artists Maxim Chorny and Alexey Sad Face created an independent art space — House of the Loader Contemporary Art Laboratory in Perm. Participated in group exhibitions in Russia, including Taming the Emptiness: 50 years of contemporary art in the Urals (Yekaterinburg, Moscow, Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Samara, 2017–2018), Geopoetry. New Art of Perm, PERMM Contemporary Art Museum (Perm, 2016), Open Systems. Experiments in Art Self-Organization in Russia, 2000-2015 (Yekaterinburg, 2016). Selected solo exhibitions: The Invisible Horizon of the Observer (City Culture Center, Perm, 2017), Memory Place (House of the Loader, Perm, 2016).

Untitled, 2018
Endorsing ink, tracing, 190 х 168 cm.

The artwork is painted with stamps from airports that were discovered in the former building of the Bakharevka airport – the central airport of the Perm Oblast local airlines. Before the ultimate closing of the local airlines that enable intercity air travel, Perm Oblast has about 50 airports. When viewing the artwork up close, one can clearly read the stamps. When one moves away, however, the stamp markings form a village landscape — one of the destinations for the Antonov AN-2 biplane.

Exhibition participant:

5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art Preview

List of paintings