CrocodilePOWER

CrocodilePOWER is a group founded in 2011 by two Russian artists: Peter Goloshchapov (born in 1982) and Oksana Simatova (born in 1979). Both are graduates of  Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry (graduated in 2005 and 2008 respectively). In 2012, they completed an internship at the Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design in London. Since 2019 Peter Goloshchapov is a member of  international Academy of Ceramics, Genève, Switzerland.

 

Working in a group has become a new creative experience for both. They turned to the theme of studying today’s world and the place of man in it. CrocodilePOWER create mythologies somewhere between fantasy and reality, between technology and nature. They realize them in projects that unite different art objects: painting, sculpture, and installations. CrocodilePOWER painting depict landscapes of dystopia, and in sculpture, their characters are created from fiberglass, porcelain, wood, moss, bark, iron, and other materials. In their projects, the artists try to achieve the sense of "augmented reality", where fictional is so organically built into a reality we know, that its existence seems possible (either in the past, present and future). Participants of the International Biennale of Vallauris (2014) and the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2014, 2016, 2018). In 2015, a solo exhibition of the group was held at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Their works are part of numerous private collections in Russia and abroad.

personal exhibitions:

 

2017

This Game Has No Name (in collaboration with Sandor Szasz), Triumph gallery, Moscow, Russia

Life in the lonely wood Mobius Gallery, Bucharest, Romania

Insomnia VLADEY Space, Moscow, Russia

 

2016

The borders of memory Budapest Art Factory, Budapest, Hungary

 

2015

Out of range ММОМА, Moscow, Russia

 

2014

Russian space Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

 

2013

Inner taiga Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia

 

group exhibitions:

 

2019

QUID EST VERITAS? Annka Kultys gallery, London, United Kingdom

You will be a witness? 2007/19 CCI Fabrika, Moscow, Russia

 

2018

Through the Looking Glass Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Paradoxical hybrids Hlebozavod Center for Contemporary Culture, Vladivostok, Russia

Homo Deus Vacation Gallery, New York, USA

CAPITAL@ART.INTERNATIONAL Ost-Stern, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Paradoxical hybrids Parallel program, The VI Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, Electromuseum, Moscow City Galleries Network, Moscow, Russia

ATTRACTION: Manege Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Other shores, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

2017

Finite resource Special project, The VII Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Stroganov Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts, Tonnel gallery, Moscow, Russia

WANT / The Cost of Desire Mobius Art Week, The Hub, Bucharest, Romania

Hooray! Sculpture! Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

 

2016

Only unofficial language Parallel program, The V Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Russia


Nominibus trivialibus, synonyms selectis Special project, The V Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, Botanic Gardens of Moscow State University "The Apothecaries Garden", Moscow, Russia


19/92 At first Special project, The V Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia


Symbol Parallel program, The V Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, Moscow metallurgical plant "Sickle and Hammer", Moscow, Russia

Always contemporary The art of XX–XXI. ROSIZO gallery, Moscow, Russia 

 

2015

Hooray! Sculpture! WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Russia

 

2014

MOSCOW. BAROCCO. 2014 Parallel program, The IV Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, Triumph gallery, Moscow, Russia

XXIIIÈME BIENNALE INTERNATIONALE DE VALLAURIS XXIII Biennale international of Vallauris, Vallauris, France

 

2013

The other side of things Elektrozavod gallery, Moscow, Russia

The Study of Researches ММОМА, Moscow, Russia

 

2011

Luck is an attitude Martini Art Club. Pobeda gallery, Moscow, Russia


Martini Art Weekend Red October Gallery, Moscow, Russia

 

2010–2011

Operation Smile Charity Auction of Russian Art by Christie’s, Moscow, Russia

 

2008

Qui vive? Moscow International Biennale for Young Art ММОМА, Moscow, Russia

 

 

fairs:

 

2019

Da!Moscow Art Show Moscow, Russia

SCOPE Art Show New York, USA

 

2018


Russian Art & Antique Fair Moscow, Russia


 

2017


CONTEXT Art Miami Miami, USA

Cosmoscow art fair Moscow, Russia


 

2014


Vienna art fair Vienna, Austria

 

2013


Art Moscow Moscow, Russia

 

 

awards:

 

2012

Henkel Art Award, winner of a national round

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