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Andrey Bartenev
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Biography
Andrey Bartenev is an artist working with such art forms as performance and sculpture. He was born in 1969 in Norilsk, Russia. He took part in the summer programs of the Watermill Center of Robert Wilson (2002 – 2010) and taught at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad, Norway (2006 – 2010). Bartenev is the winner of numerous international prizes. He lives and works in Moscow, Russia.

Selected exhibitions
2015
Say: I Love You!. (Solo exhibition). Special guest of the 6th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, realized with the support of RuArts Foundation, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Ringing of Coloredmane Swirl. (Solo exhibition). RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2010
Sensitive Ocean. (Installation). Willem de Kooning Foundation Residency Program and Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, New York, USA
Drink My Voice. (Solo exhibition). Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art, Southampton, New York, USA
The SunPool. (Installation). Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, Willem de Kooning Foundation, New York, USA
2009
Pin Auction. (Group exhibition). The Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Wall Bars. Hand-Walker Sculpture.Special project of the 3rd Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
The SunPool. (Installation). Willem de Kooning Foundation Residency Program, New York, USA
2008
Zoo Art Fair. Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
The Marriage of Art, Science and Philosophy. (Group exhibition). American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, USA
Disco-Nexion. (Solo exhibition). RIFLEMAKER Gallery, London, UK
2007
Connection Lost. Field of Lonely Hearts. (LED installation). Russian Pavilion at the 52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Son of Lumiere. (Light and music sculpture). 2nd Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2006
Emily Likes the TV. (Installation). Deutsche bank on Wall Street, New York, USA
2005
Electric Aliens. (LED sculpture, group exhibition). The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Say: I Love You!. (Sound and kinetic sculpture). 1st Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
Invasion. (Special project). With the support of Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
2004
London under Snow. (Multimedia installation). Moscow Art Fair, Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2000/1999
Snow Queen. (Solo exhibition). Royal Festival Hall (SBC), London, UK
1998
Botanic Ballet. (Solo exhibition). Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany
Botanic Ballet. (Solo exhibition). Royal Festival Hall (SBC), London, UK
1997
Botanic Ballet. (Solo exhibition). IFA Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany
Decoration of the Part. (Group exhibition). Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Selected performances

2010
Bubbles of Hope. (The Pompidou Center in the State Hermitage). The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2009
Bubbles of Hope. Art Basel – Miami Beach International Art Fair, Miami, USA
Bubbles of Hope. The New Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Electric Alien. (Andrey Bartenev/ Patrick K.-H. / Oleg Makarov). Cyfest Festival, Loft Project ETAGI, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Bubbles of Hope. MID_E International Exhibition, Arteleku Art Center, San Sebastian, Spain
Wash your Hands until you get Holes. (After Korney Chukovsky’s “Moydodyr”). The Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad, Norway
Nightingale. (After Igor Stravinsky’s “The Song of the Nightingale”). Vitra Design Museum, Boisbushet, France
White Rainbow over the Table. (Group show with Katya Bochavar). Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia
2008
Shaking Angels. National Arts Club, New York, USA
2007
Animals Competition. Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, New York, USA
2006
Wind from Flowers of Sun. “Et cetera” theatre, Moscow, Russia
The Underpants on the Stick. Donau Festival, Vienna, Austria
2005
Caution! Cats and Dogs on the Road. Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, New York, USA
2004
It’s all mine!. Festival of New Russian Culture, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, UK
2003
If my Mouth Would be 1 Meter 60 Centimeter. Moscow State Exhibition Hall “New Manege”, Moscow, Russia
2002
The Ladder of Red. Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, New York, USA
2001
Botanical Ballet. Mineral water. Third International Theatre Olympics, Moscow, Russia
The Last Hour of White. Theatreformen Festival, Braunschweig, Germany
1998
Botanical Ballet. Mineral Water. International Video Art Competition, Baden-Baden, Germany
Botanical Ballet. (Version for children). The Thames Festival, London, UK
1997
Botanical Ballet. Lippmann culture project, Church of St. Elizabeth, Art Basel’97, Basel, Switzerland
1996
Botanical Ballet. V&A Performance Festival, London, UK
1993
Botanical Ballet. Museumsuferfest, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Theatre projects
2007
The Blue Bird. (Author Maurice Maeterlinck, costume and set design A. Bartenev). Urban Stages Theatre, New York, USA
2006
Elizaveta Bam. (Author Daniil Kharms, costume design A. Bartenev). Mossovet Theatre, Moscow, Russia
2003
Cinderella. (Opera, costume design A. Bartenev). Kampnagel and State Opera House, Hamburg, Germany
2000/1999
The Snow Queen. (Ballet, costume and set design A. Bartenev, choreographer Aletta Collins, composer Oleg Kostrov). Royal Festival Hall (SBC), London, UK
1998
Ivona, Princess of Burgundia. (Author W. Gombrowicz, costume design A. Bartenev, director Oleg Rybkin, composer Oleg Kostrov). The Red Torch State Academic Theatre, Novosibirsk, Russia, A.Bartenev nominated for the 1999 Golden Mask National Theatre Award in the category “Best Artist”
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