Vasily Slonov

Vasily Slonov

Vasily Slonov is a Russian artist, who lives in Krasnoyarsk. He is a participant and a winner of many regional, national and international art projects.

He was born on September 17, 1969 in the village of Shushenskoye, Krasnoyarsk. From 1985 to 1991 he studied at the Krasnoyarsk Art College named after Surikov. Exhibition activity began in 1992.

The author does not a follower consistent opponent of shocking.
In 2013, his personal exhibition “Welcome! Sochi 2014” in the framework of the White Nights festival served as a pretext for the dismissal of gallery owner Marat Gelman from the post of director of the Perm State Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM. Gelman was dismissed from the post of director after he opened three exhibitions in the museum, which took place during the festival. Among them were pictures of Slonov like posters with images of Cheburashka in the form of a huge monster, Olympic rings in the form of gallows loops, Stalin with vampire fangs and bleeding birch.
The artist creates a lot of work from cotton. On September 28, 2015, Slonov presented a cotton sculpture called “The Heart of the Motherland”, which was installed on the square in front of the Krasnoyarsk Museum. According to him, he called his work in this way, due to the idea of big and warm feeling, “predictably blackened by the sweat and blood of already past generations”.
Since 2011, the artist collaborates with the gallery “11.12” at Winzavod. In 2015, it hosted his exhibition entitled “Quilted cavaliers of Apocalypse”. During the exhibition, his works “The Birth of the Padded Jacket”, “Cotton Globe”, “The Cotton Bust of the President”, “The Garden of Cotton Stones”, “Cotton Swimsuits” and others were presented at the gallery.
After the presidential elections in 2018, Slonov on the social network “congratulated” their compatriots on the election of «Quilted Waiter”. Famous works of the artist are also fly swatters with faces of famous politicians, kokoshniks with symbols of organizations such as the KGB, FSF and GULAG, oil mosquitos, that extract oil from the depths of the planet, “Gulag” perfume with smells of toadstools, forest and moss etc.

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

Childhood’s Friends. Norilsk Museum, Norilsk

 

2018

Heavenly Jerusalem. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow

 

2015

Quilted Cavaliers of Apocalypse. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow

 

2013

Welcome! Sochi 2014, White Nights in Perm. The Festival Town, Perm

 

2012 

Kill the Fly. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre

 

2004

Kind Actions. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre

 

2002

Humorless Dances. City Gallery, Lesosibirsk

 

2001

Wild Siberia. Passau, Germany

 

1997 

Catalogue. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

 

1996  

Gallery in Black. Krasnoyarsk

 

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

 

2020

Ear-Shaped Secret. Center for Creative Industries «Fabrika», Moscow

 

2019

Siberic Ironic Conceptualism. Culture Center TSK19, Novosibirsk

 

2017

Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism. Saatchi Gallery, London

 

2015

You Can’t Do That. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow

Ural – Transcendental. ARTPLAY, Moscow

VI Moscow Biennale Of Contemporary Art. Moscow

XI International Museum Biennial. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

 

2013

The United States of Siberia. Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, Moscow

The United States of Siberia. Loft ETAGI, Saint Petersburg

World of Siberia Festival. Sovrisk Square, «Technopark», Shushenskoye

The United States of Siberia. Tomsk State Gallery, Tomsk

X International Museum Biennial. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

 

2012

The United States of Siberia». Tobacco Factory, Perm

World of Siberia Festival. Sovrisk Square «Many a little», Shushenskoye

Land-Art  Festival «Yolki-Palki». Park at Obskoye Seashore, Novosibirsk

 

2011

The Sayan Ring Festival. Sovrisk Square, Shushenskoye

IX International Museum Biennial. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

 

2010

IX International Kansk Video Festival. City House of Culture, Kansk

 

2009

VIII International Museum Biennial. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

 

2007

VII International Museum Biennial. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

 

2005

VI International Museum Biennial. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

 

2004

To the Resort! Russian Art of Today. Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden

IX International Art Initiative Forum “Art of Russia Today”. Main Exhibition Hall “New Manege”, Moscow

 

2003

Young Artists' Works  Exhibition. City Gallery, Zheleznogorsk

V International Museum Biennial. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

 

2002

Young Artists' Works Exhibition. House of Artists, Krasnoyarsk

 

2001

III International Museum Biennial. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

IV International Museum Biennial. Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

Krasnoyarsk Artists' Works Exhibition “Magic of Time”. Athens, Greece

 

2000

International Art Festival “Wild Honesty Art Show”. Ottawa, Canada

Young Artists' Works Exhibition. House of Artists, Krasnoyarsk

 

1999 

Fresh Art of Siberia. Novosibirsk

Young Artists' Works Exhibition. House of Artists, Krasnoyarsk

Cultural heroes of the 1920s Festival. Marat Gelman's Gallery, Moscow

 

1998 

Young Artists' Works Exhibition. House of Artists, Krasnoyarsk

 

1995

Young Artists' Works Exhibition. «Gallery in Black», Krasnoyarsk

I International Musseum Biennial, Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

 

1994

Young Artists' Works Exhibition «Beyond the Mind». Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

Young Artists' Works Exhibition «Beyond the Mind-II». Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

Young Artists' Works Exhibition «Beyond the Mind-III». Krasnoyarsk Culture and Art Regional Centre, Krasnoyarsk

 

1993

Young Artists' Works Exhibition. Lukomoryee Gallery, Krasnoyarsk

SELECTED ART FAIRS

 

2020

International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow

 

2019

International Contemporary Art Fair DA!MOSCOW. Moscow

International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow

 

2016

International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow

 

2015

International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow

International Contemporary Art Fair Art Miami Context. Miami

 

2013

International Contemporary Art Fair Miami Scope. Miami

International Contemporary Art Fair Art-Moscow. Moscow

Author’s works

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