Andrey Kuzkin

Andrey Kuzkin

Andrey Kuzkin

Andrey Kuzkin (b.1979, Moscow) lives and works in Moscow.

The sphere of interests of Andrei Kuzkin includes exhaustion, seclusion, meditative work and relations between human and time. Kuzkin is distinguished by his romantic approach to the artist’s personality, making his work related to the semi-mystical views of Western art of the 1950s. His art sometimes echoes the magical practices of Joseph Boyce. 

The most famous performance of Andrei Kuzkin was the performance "In a circle." For several hours, Kuzkin was walking in a circle pool filled with liquid concrete, tying himself with a rope to a peg fixed in the center. According to the artist, the action was a gesture of solidarity with people who have to bear the brunt of everyday life, unbearably difficult in this country. Based on the video documentation of the performance, a film was made, which was repeatedly used by Russian and European curators in various exhibition projects.

Education

Graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts in 2001. Since 2006 - member of the Moscow Artists Union.

Personal exhibitions

2019 This is not a book: Dmitry Volkov Collection. The story of a man, his art, and his library, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2019 The Gift of Oblivion or Formula of Empty World, CCI Fabrika, Moscow, Russia

2016 The Right to Life, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2011 Everything is foward!, Open Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2010 Heroes of Levitation, Stella Art foundation, Moscow, Russia
2009 ZhZN, Gallery Art-strelka projects, Moscow, Russia
2008 Earth (with Haim Sokol), Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
2006 Pro-veryu (with Haim Sokol), Publishing house «Original», Moscow, Russia

Selected group exhibitions

2019 VIII Moscow biennale of contemporary art, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2017 My First Lenin, в рамках параллельной программы VII Московской международной биеннале современного искусства, галерея "Беляево", Moscow, Russia
2015 Small Forms, Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2014 What do we hear while watching?», Manifesta 10, Parallel program, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2014 Childhood Age, Open Gallery, Москва, Россия
2012 Edition is Limited, Open Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2010 Futurology, Contemporary Cultural Center «Garage», Moscow, Russia
2010 VI Berlin Biennale für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, Germany
2010 Modernikon, Fondanzione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Milan, Italy
2010 Basic Forms, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
2009 Identity Crisis, Open Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2009 European Studio, Central House of Artist, Russia
2009 The Space of Silence, Red Banner Factory, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2009 Americe: between Europe and Asia, VI Shiryaevo Biennale, Samara region, Russia
2009 Temptation, Open Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2008 Art-Stationary, Era Foundation, Moscow, Russia
2008 Halt! Who's There?, Art-camp «Veretyevo», Moscow region, Veretyevo, Russia
2007 Molodym vezde, Publishing house «Original», Moscow, Russia
2007 Word and Image, State Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
2007 Spirits of the Place/Genius Loci, Publishing house «Original», Moscow, Russia
2007 Coordinates, State Museum, Kostroma, Russia    

Selected perfomances

2008 Fatigue. Carrying out the masses, Near Kantemirovskaya metro station, Moscow, Russia
2008 In a circle, Art-camp «Veretyevo», Moscow region, Russia
2008 Space-time continuum, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow, Russia
2007 Thank you (with group "Kamono"), Park «Bitsevsky forest», Moscow, Russia