Petr Bystrov
*1980

Petr BYSTROV
born in Moscow, 1980
www.gentlemanner.com

Education and background:

Since 1999 to 2005 a member of Radek Community - group of artists, authors, cultural activists.
In 2002 graduated philosophy at the Russian State University for Humanities (RSUH), Moscow
Since 2002 works as an individual artist, performer, spokesman; curates other artist’s projects, as well as teaches

As an artist, performer and spokesman in the following shows (selected):

2008
Territoty festival, Fabrika art center, Moscow (cat.)
Kandinsky-prize, “Media-art project of the year” selection, Palazzo Italia, Berlin
Industrial Lies, dispari&dispari project, Reggio Emilia (cat.)
Qui Vive? 1st Moscow International Biennale of Young Artists, NCCA, Moscow (cat.)
Destination Unknown, Central House of Artist, Moscow
Young, Agressive, Musashino Art University Library, Tokyo (cat.)
Energy of Error, Cultural center Dom, Moscow
Kandinsky-prize, “Media-art project of the year” selection, Railroad Museum, Riga (Latvia) (cat.)
Innovation-prize, “New generation” selection of the Russian contemporary art state award, NCCA, Moscow (cat.)
Threads & Leafs (solo), Cheremushki Apartment Gallery, Moscow

2007
Ars Erotica, Ars Theoretica, Ars Politica, Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan
Kandinsky-prize, “Media-art project of the year” selection, Art Center Vinzavod, Moscow (cat.)
Sots-Art, La Maison Rouge, Paris
On Geekdom, Benaki Museum, Athens (cat.)
Progressive Nostalgia, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (cat.)
Artists’s diary, within the frame of the 2nd Moscow Biennial, Central House of Artist, Moscow

2006
Bunker no bunker, Ramis Barquet Gallery, Monterrey (cat.)
Mixed Pickles-Overloaded, k3 space, Zurich

2005
Russian Pop Art, State Tretiakow Gallery, Moscow
Portrait of a face, Guelman gallery / Mars Gallery, Moscow (cat.)
Knjaz Vladimir (solo), Open Studio, ArtStrelka, Moscow

2004
Tomu ty ver, Dudas center for contemporary art, Bratislava
Bubble, Guelman Gallery, Moscow
Moscow Size, Reflex Gallery, Moscow

2003
Girism, Francia gallery, Moscow
ArtKljazma, Moscow (cat.)

2002
100 % of vision, Regina Gallery, Moscow (cat.)
Instead of art, Zverev’s center of contemporary arts, Moscow (cat.)
Pop/Art, Zverev's center of contemporary art, Moscow (cat.)
Made in Francia, Andrey Sakharov Museum and Public Center, Moscow



Curator of the following projects:
2007
Axon into Reality part 2, a solo show by Juan Pablo Macias, NCCA, Moscow
2006
Lies, a solo show by Radek Community, Guelman Gallery, Moscow.
Self-education, NCCA, Moscow (co-curator)
Hidden Patterns, a solo show by Elena Kovylina, Cheremushki apartment gallery, Moscow

Workshops / conferences:
2007
Modern Multiplities in the Globalized Epoch, X Istanbul biennial, Santralistanbul, Istanbul
2005
It’s not political! New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA), Milan (curated by Marco Scotini)
Active Archive, Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg
Multitudinario, Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico D.F.

- chief-editor of “Stone Milk” magazine (2005-2006)
- visiting professor at NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts), Milan (2005-2006)