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Born in 1968 in Ermolaevo Town, Bashkir Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic. Lives and works in Ufa. In 1989, graduated from the Architecture Department of the Ufa Petroleum Institute and participated in his first city exhibition in Ufa. In 1994, was awarded the Russian State Prize. In 1995, organized his first solo exhibition in Zlatoust, in 1999 — two solo exhibitions in Ufa galleries.

Member of the Union of Russian Artists. Since 2000, participates in group exhibitions in Moscow. In 2002, held his first exhibition outside of Russia, in London. Awarded the Repin Prize (2014). Nominated for the Kandinsky Prize (2014).

The artist’s works can be seen in museums, foundations, and private collections, including: State Russian Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art (Saint Petersburg), Vrubel Art Museum (Omsk), Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, ROSPHOTO museum and exhibition center (Saint Petersburg), Smirnov and Sorokin Foundation (Moscow), Mardjani Foundation (Moscow), Ruarts Foundation (Moscow), White Rabbit Collection (Sydney), Redbase Art Foundation (Jakarta), Foundation Francès (Senlis), Tsukanov Family Foundation (London).

Star. 2020
Sculpture. Steel. 3.07 х 2.9 х 1.4 m
From the INTECO collection

The five-pointed canonical star, originally envisioned in miniature, undergoes various transformations yet its importance as a symbol for Russian history remains. The artist works with symbols of the past. Rusted-out metallic constructs gain new meaning and a certain metaphysical aspect. As stated by the author, “compulsive examination of current events” allows one to experience the passage of time.