Shishkin-Hokusai Alexander

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ALEXANDER SHISHKIN-HOKUSAI (b. 1969, Leningrad, USSR)

In 1995 graduated from Leningrad Institute of theatre, music and cinematography. Since 1998 – member of Russian Union of Artists. Works as a theatre artist, creates paintings, installations and performances. From 2010 – participant of the artistic group Art. Parazit gallery. In 2011 his project Juices! Light! was nominated to Kandinsky Prize (“Project of the year”). Installation Shooting range was presented in terms of Busan Biennale (South Korea, 2012).

Shishkin-Hokusai divides his work in the theater and in contemporary art, performing in the field of the latter under the pseudonym “Hokusai”: “Shishkin worked with nature. But to it I added the antagonist Shishkin-Hokusai. Hokusai with characters, with figurative plastic, acting in a sense. Thus, I encrypt two vectors for myself: Shishkin as an environment moment, and Hokusai as psychodrama, working with homo sapiens, ”the artist explains.

His works are characterized by absurdity and surrealism, a discrepancy between the external and the internal. The artist explains this interest by his theatrical roots, because for him the theater as a whole is the embodiment of the absurd.

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Primary solo exhibitions

2021

  • Riva Degli Schiavi, Marina Gisich Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • "Am I just grass?" gallery GROUND Solyanka, Moscow. Russia

2019

  • "Plywood Theater" (together with Andrey Moguchiy and Andrey Vorontsov). Bolshoi Drama Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Venetian Pillar" Nicholas Stairs of the New Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Installations "Madman's Theatre". International exhibition of scenography and space "Prague Quadriennale", Prague, Czech Republic.
  • Project "Flemish School". Russian pavilion of the 58th Venice Biennale, curators Mikhail Piotrovsky, Semyon Mikhailovsky, Venice, Italy.

2017

  • "Second Life", curated by Janno Bergmann. Art House Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia.
  • The Storming' art installation. Marina Stager Gallery, London, UK.
  • "Snake Eater Gnomes in the Museum" (together with Petr Shvetsov). Library of book graphics, St. Petersburg, Russia..

2016

  • "You Would Come Here" (joint project with Cyland MediaArt Lab). Hermitage, Youth Center, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2015

  • "Skulls of Friends" Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • The Practicies of Growing up, The Street Art Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2014

  • "Lost Heads" Library of book graphics, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Shot". Gogol Center, Moscow, Russia.

2013

  • "Angular touches". 2nd International Public Art Festival "Art Prospekt", St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "From cardboard". Gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • 12 sounds of the human body, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2012

  • Head office, Room Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2010

  • Unknown Shishkin, Globus Gallery, Loft project Etagi, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

  • Traces of presence, Festival "Russian art", Nice, France

2001

  • A Pillared Incubator, installation and performance ArtGenda, Helsinki, Finland

2000

  • International Biennial of Young Art
  • Interventi Metropolitani Urban Intervention
  • Parade of Homeless Urban Creatures, installation and performance (Turin. Italy Interventi Metropolitani Urban Intervention).Parade of Homeless Urban Creatures, installation and performance (Turin. Italy Interventi Metropolitani Urban Intervention)

1998

  • Dead for Life, Retreat Gallery Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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Public exhibitions

2019

  • Russian pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.
  • Project "JUBILEE" (as part of the creative association PARAZIT). Gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Installation "The Watcher" (as part of the SPIEF cultural program). Telezhny Lane, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2018

  • Art Miami, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, Miami, Florida.
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, The Hermitage Gala, London, UK.
  • "Radical Fluidity. Grotesque in Art". Museum of Art of St. Petersburg XX-XXI centuries, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "A and B were sitting on a pipe" (curator Olesya Turkina). NCCA, Moscow, Russia.
  • "Look out, kids!" Museum of Art of St. Petersburg XX-XXI centuries, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Cinema for a Young Snake" (Video installation). CYBERFEST 2018, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "No pastoral" (as part of the creative association PARAZIT). The library of book graphics, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Project "Olympus, Venus in the blood" (as part of the creative association) PARAZIT. Gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Casts (curated by Elena Gubanova). Research Museum of the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2017

  • "Peter Brueghel. Upside Down World". ArtPlay, Moscow, Russia.
  • "HYBRIS Exhibition. Monsters and Hybrids in Contemporary Art". Ca Foscari University, within the framework of the parallel program of the Biennale of Contemporary Art, Venice, Italy.
  • "Gnomes-Eaters of Snakes in the Museum" (together with Petr Shvetsov). Library of book graphics, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, Contemporary Art Museum "Garage", Mosocw, Russia

2016

  • "Anatomical Theatre" (project of the National Center for Contemporary Art (ROSIZO). Scientific Research Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "White noise". 5th International Public Art Festival "Art Prospekt", St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Co-author". New wing of the Gogol House, Moscow, Russia.
  • "Actual drawing". State Russian Museum at the Perm Museum of Modern Art, Perm, Russia.
  • "Simple Art" Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2015

  • "Something's Happening", "Starship Troopers". Winzavod, Special project of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.
  • "Provenance". Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Signs of the era, or in search of identity". Gallery "KultProekt", a special project of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.
  • "Remember tomorrow", installation "Growing up practices". Street Art Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "On my way" (feat. Cyland MediaArt Lab). Ca Foscari University, as part of the Biennale of Contemporary Art, Venice, Italy.

2014

  • Print opera "Another House". Kunstraum Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany.
  • "Another Capital". Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia.
  • Print opera "Another House" within the framework of the Biennale of Contemporary Art MANIFESTA 10, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Actual drawing". State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Paper Sculpture". State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Signals to the World". Matyushin Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Salvation of Venice". Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2013

  • Art Paris Art Fair, stand of Marina Gisich Gallery & Ural Vision Gallery. Paris, France.

2012

  • "Those who hear not the music think the dancers mad", Marina Gisich Gallery and Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia.
  • "The black", Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Russian existentialism", Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "The third wave of avant-garde", Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Revolution", Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Busan Biennale 2012", South Korea.
  • "Russia Matching Exhibition", Busan, South Korea.
  • "Baltic Biennale", Rizzordi Art Foundation, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2011

  • "Inner police", Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Do we want sex?", Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Sentimentalism", Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Kronfest festival, Kronstadt, Russia.
  • Exhibition of Kandinsky Prize nominees, Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia.
  • "Assigned art", Modernariat Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "The housing question", Parazit art gallery, Modernariat Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Prototypes", Modernariat Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2010

  • "Emptiness", St. Peter and Paul’s Cathedral, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Awareness of sublimation", Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Leo Tolstoy – yesterday and tomorrow", 1st exhibition of the project. Public art about politics history in Russia, devoted to the 100th anniversary if L. Tolstoy’s death, Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • "Doom’s day", Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Bio art, Parazit art gallery, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
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Education

1995

  • Leningrad Institute of theatre, music and cinematography
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Works

'RIVA DEGLI SCHIAVI' PROJECT

VIDEO INSTALLATION. "PROJECTS OF BLOODY FUNTAINS FOR THE LAND OF VAMPIRES". 2018.

KINETIC SCULPTURE. '12 SOUNDS OF THE HUMAN BODY' PROJECT. 2013.