Motolyanets Semyon

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Biography

Semyon Motolyanets (b. 1982, Brest, Belarus) works in various genres: from graphics, painting, video to performance, installation and even literary works.

The work of Semyon Motolyanets is well known to both the St. Petersburg public and the art community outside the northern capital. Actively participating in group exhibition projects since 2006, he is also a member of the PARAZIT association and is one of the founders of the SOAP group, winner of the Innovation-2009 award in the New Generation nomination.

Motolianets's works — photographs, paintings, objects like screen covers, using Soviet archetypes — are energetic and biting postconceptualism, which is not enough on the local art scene.

Awards

2016

  • Small prize "Belgazprombank features Salon d'Automne" Minsk, Belarus

2010

  • Kandinsky Prize. Exhibition of the Nominees. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2009

  • tate Prize in Contemporary Art "Innovation", in the "New Generation" nomination, together with Dmitry Petukhov and the "Soap" group. Russia

2001

  •  “Institute PRO ARTE” and The Ford Foundation Grant, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Primary solo exhibitions

2021

2018

2017

2016

2015

2013

  • "Protective screens", Galleria Nina Due, Milan, Italy.
  • "A couple of words", Borey Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

2012

  • “Rejection” (as participant of the SOAP group), Anna Nova Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “For the CV”, Dver Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “State of Things” (as participant of the SOAP group), Art Communalka Museum, Kolomna, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • “Decubitus”, Parazit Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2011

  • 10th Festival “Contemporary Art In Traditional Museum”, Granted by PRO ARTE Foundation (as participant of the SOAP group), Museum Of Hygiene, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Stone, scissors, paper”, Parazit Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2008

  • "Rehearsal of Living”, Museum of Anna Akhmatova, St. Petersburg , Russia
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Public exhibitions

2021

  • Generation of Thirty Years in Contemporary Russian Art, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2017

  • «Россия — Китай». Новый Музей, Санкт-Петербург, Россия
  • "Last groaning", Borey gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2016

  • "Application", Cultural and educational center "MARATA 64". Museum of the History of Professional Education, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Belgazprombank features Salon d'Automne", Central Exhibition HallMinsk, Belarus
  • Auction group "PARAZIT": "Simple Art", Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Earthworker". In memory of Yuri Nikiforov. Museum of Contemporary Art. S.P. Diaghilev St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Just Don't Tell Anyone", Space 0+, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Mystery of the First", Museum of the Petersburg Avant-garde (House of Matyushin), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "The human lot", gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Mysterious Garden". As part of the city's international art festival "Access Point", Anna Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Important Dialogues", Festival ART PROSPECT, St. Petersburg, Russia

2015

  • "10 new bad works", Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Provenance", dedicated to the 15th anniversary of Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “We must cultivate our garden”, to the 10th anniversary of Anna Nova Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “The presence of the elusive. 20 years of St. Petersburg performance ", Contemporary Art Space, Batumi, Georgia (with the support of Luda Gallery)
  • "Artist in the Corral", Solyanka VPA, Special project of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
  • "Denying - offer", Festival "ART PROSPECT", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "All our own", Leningrad Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Art Fair "Supermarket" (within the PARAZIT group), Stockholm, Sweden

2014

  • “The Other Capital. Contemporary Art of St. Petersburg Today”, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
  • "Black envy", within the framework of the Parallel program of Manifesto 10, Borey Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "The Art of Translation", Pro Arte Foundation, within the framework of the Parallel Program of Manifesto 10, Mayakovsky Library, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Komunalka", on Marata 33, within the framework of the Special Program of Manifesto 10, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Saving Venice", Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Seven Ways to Look at a Miracle", Matyushin House, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Signal 1" and "Signal 2", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Gyumri Public Art Huddle, Gyumri, Armenia
  • "Art Prospect 2014", Public Art Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Upstairs", Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia

2013

  • “Stability”, Erarta Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
  • "Lost in translation", Parallel Program of the 55th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
  • "Parazit +", Marat Guelman Gallery, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia.

2012

  • "Saturnalia" (as participant of the "SOAP" group), with the support of the Smirnov and Sorokin Foundation, Tbilisi / Batumi, Georgia
  • CEC Artslink and "Art in odd place", New York, USA
  • "Art Prospect" Public Art Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "From stupidity to parasitism", gallery "Kultproekt", Moscow, Russia
  • "Let us do what we want to do and think about what we want to think" (as participant of the "SOAP" group), the "Luda ​​Express" project in New Holland, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Oculus TWO”. Exhibition for artist of Pro Arte foundation – Special project of 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, “Qui Vive!?”, ArtRu Agency, Moscow, Russia
  • “ARTiculation” Exercise – Special project of 3rd Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, “Qui Vive!?” (as participant of the SOAP group), White Hall, Contemporary Art Centre Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
  • "13th Graphica Creativa Triennale" (as participant of the "SOAP" group), Jyvaskyla, Finland

2011

  • “Nordic Art Today” (as participant of the SOAP group), Loft-project ETAGI, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “OCULUS NOVENI”. Exhibition for young artist of Pro Arte foundation, Svetoch Loft, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Videoforma” – 2nd video art festival, Kuryokhin Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “House Issue”, Modernariat Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Total Contemporary Night”, Rizzordi Art Foundation, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Inner Police”, Borey Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “55/3” – The self-organized exhibition of young artists, ARTPLAY, Moscow, Russia
  • “History of Russian Video Art. Volume 3”, MMOMA at Ermolaevsky, Moscow, Russia

2010

  • Special programme of 1st Ural Industrial Biennale. Working week performance by the SOAP group, Uralmash Factory, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • “Portrait Interpretation”, State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Hermitage Lomography”, State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Exhibition of Innovation-2009 prize, NCCA, Moscow, Russia
  • “China Pavilion”, Borey Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “NEWSPEAK. Petersburg version”, State Hermitage Youth Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009

  • “Recycling”, State Hermitage Youth Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Museum Project” (as participant of the SOAP group), LUDA Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2008

  • “Elusive Russian literature. Soap remnants”, 10х15 Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "“PARAZIT” at Russian Povera". Borey Art Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

2006

  • “New Names”, Museum Of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Decisive Moment”, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Collections

  • The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • PERMM Museum, Perm, Russia
  • Museum of nonconformist art, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • The Foundation of V. Smirnov and K. Sorokin, Russia
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Education

2012

  • School for Young Artists, PRO ARTE Foundation, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009

  • Stieglits Academy. St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

  • Minsk State Art College named after A. Glebov, Минск, Беларусь
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Works

OBJECTS.

OBJECTS. SERIES "PYRAMIDS". 2018.

PAINTING. "BIG PAINTINGS SOLVE BIG QUESTIONS" SERIES. 2015-2018.