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Artist: Fishkin, Vadim

Vadim Fishkin - Copyright by Pirje Mykkänen; Kiasma Museum
  • Style: visual arts
  • Year: 2020/21
  • Origin: Slovenia

Vadim Fishkin, born 1965 in Penza, USSR, lived in Moscow until 1996; he currently lives and works in Ljubljana. He studied at the Moscow Institute of Architecture, from which he graduated in 1986. Fishkin's main area of investigation is science and its study methods, as he uses technological advances for essentially poetic purposes. Therefore many of his installations, sculptures, photographs, and drawings are informed by his distinctive sense of humor. His work has been internationally presented in numerous group and solo exhibitions, including at four Venice Biennials (in 1995, 2003, 2005, 2017). In Germany he was presented in Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig; Künstlerhaus Bethanien and Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, ZKM, Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe and Gregor Podnar gallery, Berlin.