Ilya Grishaev

Ilya Grishaev

Born in 1984 in Perm, lives and works in Perm and Saint Petersburg.
Participant of the main project of the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (2019).

Graduated from the Perm Humanities and Technological Sciences Institute (Design Department, 2007), Pro Arte Fund Young Artist School (2012-2013). Member of the North-7 Group. Grishaev's personal exhibitions were hosted at the Winzavod START project (Moscow, 2013), Anna Nova Gallery (Saint Petersburg, 2015), Unbroken Space (Saint Petersburg, 2014), PERMM Contemporary Art Museum (Perm, 2019).

Selected group exhibitions: Not A Museum. *Aesthetic Suspicion Laboratory, parallel program at Manifesta10 (2014), Other Capital. Contemporary art of Saint Petersburg, Museum of Moscow (2014), Topical Drawings, State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg, 2014). Series, 2019
For the 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ilya Grishaev will create a fresco which will echo the sculpture series to be presented at GUM-Red-Line. All the wooden sculptures are decorated with ornamental type characters that are an allusion to the non-verbal language. By combining machine cutting and graphics, the artist established a medium that contrasts machine-made and handmade pieces granted that there is a formal similarity between them. “This is logically connected to the conveyor work, which demands that each piece be similar to the other. Overcoming the disempowerment of art labor, each sculpture is individualized by the writing...”, – notes Grishaev.

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List of paintings