Slava Ptrk

Slava PTRK

Slava Ptrk was born in 1990 in Shadrinsk, Kurgan region. He graduated from the art school there and later moved to Yekaterinburg, where he entered the Ural State University named after A.M. Gorky at the Faculty of Journalism, majoring in print media.
In 2014, he graduated from the CEC Artslink Public Art course in New York. In 2016-2018, he studied contemporary art at the Free Workshops school in Moscow, at the Summer Academy Summer School in Salzburg, and at the School of Photography and Multimedia named after him. Rodchenko in Moscow.

From 2011 to 2014, he supervised the Traffaret platform at the Stenograffia Street Art Festival in Yekaterinburg. In 2014, he became a co-founder of the street art gallery “Sweater” (Yekaterinburg). In 2018, he created the festival of guerrilla street art “Carte Blanche” (Yekaterinburg).
Slava Park is Sergey Kuryokhin Award nominee (2013, 2018), winner of the Portrait Now International Award (Denmark). Participant of the Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale of Contemporary Art (2013), the Ural Industrial Biennale (2015), the Moscow International Biennale of Young Art (2018), as well as the II and III Biennale of Street Art “Artmossfera” (2016, 2018). Participant of art residencies in Russia, Ukraine, Montenegro, Italy, USA and Switzerland. He has created works for public art festivals in Russia, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Italy, Spain, Norway.
Slava Ptrk started doing graffiti from the age of 14: at first, it was simple inscriptions, and later he added a stencil, which eventually became one of his typical techniques. Along with it, he also developed large social projects that were represented by a synthesis of research, installations, and actions. In this aspect, he used the skills which he learned during his journalistic education. In every project he created, the key importance is assigned to a person: the social factor has a predominant role, revealed through artistic talent.
The “Loneliness” series has linked together all Slava Ptrk’s artworks of different formats and media (from graffiti and found objects to laser cutting on metal and wood), putting at the forefront the theme of different people living moments alone with themselves. Moreover, not only the specifics of a certain character are important here, but also his compositional “environment”, which helps to reveal the character and, perhaps, get to know him better.
The project “Not Needed There, Not Needed Here” was a large-scale total installation, each element of which represented certain references of the childhood of Slava Ptrk. The artist analyzed what exactly influenced him as an artist. Since he grew up in the 90s, all the topics were recognizable and close to many viewers.
A significant project created by Slava Ptrk was a collaboration with the SPBCH band — “1999”. It was dedicated to the memory of the events of the first and second Chechen wars. Memories of witnesses and soldiers are gathered together and turned into a total installation at an abandoned military facility near Moscow. The project showed personal, subjective and unique stories of people, and through the prism of each hero’s unique experience told about those events once again and highlighted the need of any war.

SELECTED SOLO EXHITITIONS

 

2022

GO! 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow
Makabr. Center of Urban Culture GRAPHITE, Moscow

2020

1999. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow

 

2018

Not Needed There. Not Needed Here. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

Solitude. Alvitr Gallery, Ekaterinburg

 

2016

I Am Here Alone. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow

 

2014

Street Dirt. ETAGI loft project, Saint-Petersburg

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2021
Trespassers W! Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg

State Emergency. Tambov Art Gallery, Tambov

True Ly. Ruarts Foundation, Moscow

2020

Para Bellum. City Contemporary Art Museum, Vladivostok

State Emergency. Triumph Gallery, Moscow

It’s Time. «Na Peschanoy» Gallery, Moscow

 

2019

Ptrk, Muratov et cetera… CCA Winzavod, Moscow

 

2018

Sings of the Times. Parallel program of Contemporary Art Biennale «Abracadabra». Belyaevo gallery, Moscow.

Street Art Festival Stencilibity, Tartu

 

2017

Workshop 2017. A Place, Where Nobody Has a Dream: from Sacred Geography to Non-Place. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

Come Home. Institute of Russian Realist Art, Moscow

Guilty! Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

Make History. Museum of Moscow, Moscow

Here Is Not Moscow! Vladey Space, Moscow

 

2016

KOTORiy. Dunkey Art Center, Kotor

Anti-Museum. Part 1. Electro-museum, Moscow

 

2015 

CloneArt 2. Valencia, Spain

Remember Tomorrow. Street Art Museum, Saint-Petersburg

Street Art Festival «Stenograffy. Ekaterinburg

Portrait Now! Erarta Museum, Historical museum Frederksborg, Saint-Petersburg / Copenhagen

Common History. Ural Vision Gallery, Ekaterinburg

 

2014 

Transit Zone. PERMM contemporary art museum, Perm

Public art festival «Art-Prospect». Saint-Petersburg

Street art festival «The Best City on Earth». Moscow

Street art festival «Stenograffy». Ekaterinburg

 

2013

Floor. Anti-café «4 rooms», Ekaterinburg

Boards – Paints 2013. Taiga creative space, Saint-Petersburg

Something That Was Not. Ural branch of the NCCA, Ekaterinburg

10th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale of Contemporary Art «Love of the Space». Krasnoyarsk     

Street art festival «Stenograffy». Ekaterinburg

 

2012 

Show Me Yourself. «Krasivo» gallery, Saint-Petersburg

Street art festival «Stenograffy». Ekaterinburg

 

2011 

White Nights. Perm Alive festival, Perm

Street art festival «Stenograffy». Ekaterinburg

SELECTED Art Fairs

 

2022

Contemporary Art Moscow Fair. Moscow

2020

International Contemporary Art Fair Blazar. Moscow

 

2019

International Contemporary Moniker Art Fair. New York

 

2017

International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow

SELECTED PRIZES AND AWARDS

 

2015

Winner of the international competition Portrait Now! (Copenhagen, Denmark) with the project «Street Dirt»

Winner in the nomination «Street art work of the year»

 

2014

Winner of Russian National Prize in the field of street art MOST

Winner of the competition for young artists of the Urals, Siberia and Far East in Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair

 

2013

Nominee for Kuryokhin prize in section «Art in public spaces».

Winner of Weburg.ru award in nomination «The best exhibition project» with the project «Street Dirt».

Winner of street art festival «Ecology of the space» in nomination «Social art».

Winner in nomination «The best art-action» according to Advertology.ru with the project «Street Dirt».

Nominee of Moscow international advertisement festival Red Apple in nomination «Nonstandart social advertisement», the third place at the same festival in nomination «Nonstandart social advertisement – new media».

Bronze medalist of the Kiev international advertisement festival in nomination «Outdoor».

Silver medalist of the social advertisement festival «It’s time!» in nomination «ambient-media, professional works» with the project «Street Dirt».

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