Kirill Savchenkov
b. 1987 Moscow, Russia.

Kirill Savchenkov works with various media including mediated sculpture, installation, performance and sound. His artistic practice investigates the questions of hidden power and violence formations, new traumas acquired within production, experience, power and culture. The works highlight the metabolism of technology, informational autocracy and media weaponisation.

Selected solo and duo exhibitions
2019 Horizon Community Display. Alkovi/HIAP, Helsinki
2018 Ch(K)ris(tin). Close Air Support. Vadim Sidur Museum, Moscow
2017 Office of Sensitive Activities/Applications Group. V-A-C Foundation, MMOMA, Moscow
2016 Museum of skateboarding. Calvert22, London
2015 Horizon Community Workshop. Agency of Singular Investigations (ASI), Moscow
2014 Avalanche. FotoDepartament, Saint-Petersburg
2013 Anabasis. Culture center "Vdohnovenie", Moscow
2012 "The frenzied urge to struggle" / w. Sasha Kurmaz. Paperworks gallery, Moscow

Selected group exhibitions
2021 Training Fantasia. CCA Typography, Krasnodar
2021 Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2019 Kyiv Biennial 2019. KPI Library, Kyiv
2019 The Kandinsky Prize. MMOMA, Moscow
2019 5th Ural Industrial Biennial, curator Xiaoyu Weng. Coliseum Theatre, Ekaterinburg
2019 Time, Forward! V-A-C Zattere, Venice
2019 Not What It Seems. Richter project space / EUNIC
2019 Bureau des transmissions. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2018 Platform blind_spot. Basel, Switzerland
2018 Going Unconscious / Trembling / With eyes open / I see you / Surrender. HSE Gallery, Moscow
2018 I break into your house.... Osnova gallery, Moscow
2018 Metageography: Orientalism and Dreams of Robinsons. The Zarya Center for Contemporary Art, Vladivostok
2018 12th Gwangju Biennale, Imagined Borders. Gwangju, South Korea
2018 Based on these new dependencies, we define five normal forms. MMOMA, D21 (Leipzig), Moscow
2017 Blind Spot. Artist-run platform supported by the Goethe Institute and with aegis of EUNIC.
2017 First person. Amsterdam
2017 Dance, Dance, Dance. BURSA Gallery, The Kyiv International - Kyiv Biennial 2017, Kyiv
2017 Between fatigue: towards the new forms of life. Palace of culture for railway workers, Ekaterinburg
2017 4th Ural Industrial Biennial, curator Joao Ribas. Ural Instrument-Making Plant, Ekaterinburg
2017 Metageography: Space-Image-Action. Pushkin House, London
2017 Space Force Construction. V-A-C Foundation, Venice
2017 Hosting the Inhuman. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, V-A-C Foundation, Moscow
2017 BoCA - Biennial of Contemporary Arts Porto and Lisbon. Porto, Portugal
2017 Inconvenient Questions. Tartmus, Tartu Art Museum, Estonia
2017 Toward the Source. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2016 Young blood. CCA Winzavod, Moscow
2015 Programme "Expanding Space. Artistic practice in the urban environment". V-A-C Foundation, GES-2, Moscow
2015 Metageography. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2014 Semiconductors. Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
2014 Angelic conversation. Electromuseum, Moscow
2014 Parallel Program Manifesta 10. St. Petersburg
2014 Look into it. Zamoskvorechie gallery / Grinberg gallery, Moscow
2013 Dali. CCI Fabrika, Moscow
2013 Stability. Ghosts. Random Gallery, Moscow
2011 Young photography'11, "Margin". FotoDepartament, St. Petersburg
2011 Performing archive. E.K. Artbureau gallery, Moscow
2010 Silver camera. Central Exhibition Hall "Maneg", Moscow
2010 Young photography'10, "Time". FotoDepartament, St. Petersburg
2010 Russian photography. Galerie Beckel-Odille-Boecos, Paris, France

Awards and grants
2018 Innovation Art Prize. "New Generation" category.
2017 Scholarship within the program of Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in support of emerging artists.
2014 MACK First Book Award (shortlist)
2011 The Silver Camera Prize. "Architecture" category.

Selected publications
2018 Moscow Art Magazine No. 103
2017 ArtReview, winter '17
2017 ArtReview, may'17
2016 Flaneur magazine, issue 6, fall-winter 2016
2015 British Journal of Photography, february 2015
2014 Afisha magazine No.372
2014 The Guardian, june 2014
2013 Artchronika magazine, march/april 2013
2012 Afisha magazine No.319
2011 Photo.Art, October 11.
2011 Ojodepez, When We Were Young, Editor Bruno Ceschel, Spain
2009 Blacksquare magazine No.6 (spring)

Online publications
2016 i-D, august 2016
2015 Svilova, april 2015 (exhibition in artist-run online platform)
2014 032c, november 2014
2014 Calvert journal, august 2014
2014 Dazed digital, june 2014
2014 Afisha mag, june 2014
2014 Calvert journal, may 2014
2014 Calvert journal, april 2014
2013 Around art, novembre 2013
2012 W-O-S, october 2012
2012 Prism Photo Magazine #03, january 2012
2011 Satellite voices, april 2011

2012 The Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia
2009 Moscow Technical University of Communication and Computer Science

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