Vladimir Seleznev

Vladimir Seleznev

Born в 1973 in Nizhny Tagil, lives and works in Yekaterinburg.
Participant of the main project of the 2nd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (2012).

Graduated from the Nizhny Tagil Education Institute (Art and Graphics Faculty). Founder and member of the Zer Gut Group (2001-2005). Art project curator at NOGA Center (2005-2007), curator of the ROSIZO Ural National Center of Contemporary Art (2006-2019). Winner of the Innovation Award (Painter, 2019), Kurekhin Award (Best curated project, 2019).

Participant and curator of many exhibitions in Russian and abroad, including Brural: Skin of Liberty: Fractured & Re-structured (Brooklyn, New York, 2015), special projects at the 4th and 5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art (2017, 2019), Main project at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale (2019). His works have been included in private and museum collections: Nizhny Tagil Museum of Fine Arts, National Center of Contemporary Art (Moscow), PERMM Contemporary Art Museum (Perm), Stadtgalerie (Kiel, Germany).

Suprematism from Euroshop, 2016-2018
Series. Oilcloth, acrylic paints

The series was created especially for the Et sim project in Kiel (Germany). Oilcloths valued at 1 euro each that were bought at EuroShop have been stretched to fit frames and have been painted in the style of the Suprematists: Malevich, Lisitsky, Chashnik. Some of the works have been bought by the Kiel Stadtgalerie (Germany).

“I was surprised that half a year after the opening of the Russian Modernism, 1910-1930 exhibition (2017) at the Gent Museum of Fine Arts a scandal occurred over falsified avant-garde works. Still, my experiment yielded results: the surface depicting a Suprematist work has no significance — be it an oilcloth or a spinning-wheel, as was the case with Gent — the piece will be recognized as art and will be accepted at a museum. I presented them as my own works, but in Gent they were presented as pieces by Russian avant-garde artists”, – notes Vladimir Seleznev.

Exhibition participant:

5th Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art Preview

List of paintings