Vadim Fiškin

Artist

Born in 1965 in Penza, USSR (now Russian Federation). Lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia. He’s represented by Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin

Vadim Fishkin works in an unique post-conceptual tradition, which is intimately linked to technology and current scientific developments. However, any interest in technology and science is less a direct result of an engagement in these domains themselves than a by-product of what they can tell us about ourselves and such perennial issues as the search for faith and meaning, and the sense of futility known to reward such human enterprises. Indeed, in Fishkin’s practice, technology is granted a compact narrative and allegorical power, not to mention an absurd and poignant poetry. And although Fishkin embraces the futility of technology, foregrounding the fatuity of the human desires and ambitions that animate it, he does it with a sharp and theatrical humor, ultimately imbuing it with a redemptive lightness.

Vadim Fiśkin
Vadim Fiškin
Penza, 1965
Russia

Solo Shows

2016
“The time when we wanted to be astronauts”, LOOM GALLERY, Milan
“Scientific Bricolage”, KRANK Art Gallery, Istanbul, Turkey
2015
“NO Magic”, MSUM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana
2014
“Light Matters ” ,VARTAI Gallery, Vilnius
2013
“Light Matters 4” , Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana
2012
“Light Matters 2” , Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin
2011
“Light Matters” KiBela, Maribor

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Penza Country of birth: Russia Date of birth: 1965