Dimitri Venkov is a visual artist living in Moscow, Russia. His works have been exhibited at Documenta 14 in Greece, and the biennials of Moscow, Bergen, and Gothenburg respectively. He has been awarded numerous prizes such as the Kandinsky Prize, The International Federation of Film Critics Award (FIPRESCI) and the 4th Oberhausen e-flux prize, amongst others.

Selected group shows and film festivals

2019

FILE Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil - Highlight

Asolo Art Film Festival, Italy - Best Art Film

WRO Biennale, Wroclaw, Poland

Dresden Film Festival, Germany

cellu l'art Film Festival, Jena, Germany

Revolutions Per Minute Festival, Boston, USA

London Short Film Festival, UK

 

Expanding Bauhaus #01: Creating Worlds, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam

2018

Leuven Kortfilm Festival, Belgium 

Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Sweden 

Message To Man International Film Festival, St. Petersburg - Special jury mention

Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada

Open City Documentary Festival, London, United Kingdom

Kansk International Video Festival, Russia - Grand Prix

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia - Anna Schwartz Gallery Award for Best Experimental Short Film

 

Monumental, Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow, Russia

Beat film festival, Moscow, Russia - Special jury mention

Arquiteturas film festival, Lisbon, Portugal - Best fiction film

Other Shores, Manezh, St.Petersburg, Russia
 

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival - International Critics' FIPRESCI prize, E-flux prize 

2017

GIBCA, Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art

Rencontres Internationales, Berlin

Documenta 14, Keimena, ERT2 Greece

10th Anniversary Screening Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London

Kino der Kunst, Munich

First Russian Triennale of Contemporary Art, Garage museum, Moscow

2016

Artists’ Film International, Whitechapel Gallery, London

 

Thessaloniki International Film Festival

 

Kasseler Dokumentarfest, Kassel

 

VII Permanent Collection Display Interaction: Contemporary Artists Respond to MMOMA Collection, MMOMA, Moscow

 

Zerkalo Tarkovsky Film Festival, Ivanovo

 

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

Trans-people. State of insecurity, Yermilov Center, Kharkiv, Ukraine

2015

Metageography, Tretyakov Gallery Moscow

Rodchenko School. Generation Next, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow

Forum Alanica, Vladikavkaz

Cannibal Manifesto: Mimesis as Resistance, Karst Foundation, Plymouth

Close and Far, Mead Gallery, Warwick Art Centre

2014

Great Expectations, Manezh, Moscow

Burning News, Hayward Gallery Project Space, London

Moscow. Barocco. 2014, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

Close and Far, Calvert 22 Gallery, London

Goeast Film Festival, Open Frame Award, Wiesbaden, Germany

Video#Russia!, PERMM, Perm, Russia

2013

Vth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art «More Light», Moscow

Bergen Assembly «Monday begins on Saturday», Bergen, Norway

«Reality is not Enough», Media Forum of Moscow International Film Festival

'Constructed Sceneries' - the film program of 'Scenographies' exhibition, SMBA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Voice and the Chorus,Russian video art in Museum De Hallen. Haarlem,  The Netherlands

Kino der Kunst, Munich, Germany

Now and After, International festival of video art, Moscow

Start Making Sense!, H.E.A.D. Geneva, Switzerland

2012

Kandinsky prize exhibition, Moscow

31st Jean Rouch Film Festival, Paris

XI International Kansk Video Festival, Kansk

Days of Ethnographic Cinema, Moscow

The workshop vs. The Film Process, NCCA Moscow

No Exception, Moscow Art and Multimedia Museum

34th International Moscow Film Festival

Scinema Festival of Science Film, Australia

 

II and III Moscow Biennales of Young Art

2011

Upward! Community shows Field of Silence and Nemi, Moscow

Auditorium Moscow

History of Russian Video Art, Vol.3

2010

Sense and sensibility, Moscow Photography Biennale

 

 

 

Solo shows

2019

Gravity Control, M HKA, Antwerp

2017

October Overturn, Winzavod Art Centre, Moscow

2014

Time Shall Be No More, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow

2013

Getting There Together, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

 

 

 

Exhibitions curated

2018

Albert Soldatov "Breaking distance", Peresvetov pereulok gallery, Moscow

2014

Albert Soldatov «Festival», Central Exhibition Hall “Manege”, Moscow

Teaching, lecturing, conferences

2015 - 2019

Moscow Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia, video art professor

2017

What's Left? A Century in Revolution, Newcastle Upon Tyne

PARSE Exclusion conference, Valand Academy University of Gothenburg

2014 – 2015

Moscow University of Design and Technology, film professor

Moscow Multimedia Art Museum, video and media art professor

National Center for Contemporary Art, lecturer, Moscow

Svobodnye Masterskie, lecturer, Moscow

2013

Yale University School of Art, lecture, seminar, studio visits, New Haven, USA

2012

Yearly Field Conference, Moscow State University Ethnography Department, Moscow, Russia

 

Education

Moscow Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia, New Media, 2009-2012

University of Oregon, Russian and East European Studies Center, MA in Film Studies, Thesis title «From spontaneous to official carnival : the role of humor in the Soviet film 1924-1941”, 2004-2006

International University, Moscow, BA in linguistics, 1998-2003

 

 

 

Awards 

Best Art Film, Asolo Art Film Festival, Asolo, Italy, 2019 

Anna Schwartz Gallery Award for Best Experimental Short Film, Melbourne International Film Festival, 2018

 

Best Fiction Film, International Arquiteturas Film Festival, Lisbon, 2018

Special Jury Mention, Message to Man Film Festival, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2018

Special Jury Mention, Beat Film Festival, Moscow, 2018

FIPRESCI prize, 64th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, 2018

E-flux prize, 64th Oberhausen International Short Film Festival, 2018

Now & After '13, International Video Art Festival, third prize

 

Kandinsky Prize Young Artist of the Year, 2012

Fellowships and residencies

Graduate Teaching Fellow, Russian and East European Studies Center, University of Oregon, 2004-2006

University of Arizona Biosphere 2, residency, May 2013

National Center for Contemporary Arts Nizhny Novgorod, residency, 2012

«What if…» artist residency, Divnogor'e, Voronezh region, Russia, 2014

Oleg Vasiliev stipend, 2013

Forum Alanica, residency, Vladizavkaz, 2015

 

Works in the collections of

Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Sofya and Roman Trotsenko collection, Moscow

Gazprombank Collection, Moscow

M KHA Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp

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