Vadim Fiškin


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

Solo Shows

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

Contacts & Details

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