Roman Mokrov

Roman Mokrov is a photographer and media artist, born in 1986 in the city of Elektrougli, Moscow Region.


Graduated from Moscow State Regional University (in 2010 he received his Master Degree of Psychology, with his diploma: Anxiety Reduction by Sound-Sound-Resonant Painting, Free Workshops School of Modern Art at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) and Institute of Contemporary Art Problems (ICA Moscow) in 2011.


The artist reveals the phenomenon of absurdity in Russian reality and actively explores the symbolic field and mythology of Nemoskva — small provincial or regional towns — in search of an elusive modern identity.


In 2012, with his work Endless History, he became one of the finalists and received a special prize of the All-Russian competition in the field of contemporary art Innovation, as well as a special mention to the jury of the international video art festival Now & Then’12. Nominee for the Kandinsky Prize (Young Artist. Project of the Year) 2012, 2016, nominee for the magazine Made in Russia Prize in 2014. Laureate of the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize (Best Media Object) 2014. Resident of the Garage workshops in 2019.

Lives and works in Moscow and Elektrougli.


solo exhibitions:



Put a newborn fire in your palm MOMMA, Moscow, Russia



Pastoral Moscow Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia

Protected Screens Gallery Nina Due, Milan, Italy



Destiny of a Man Triumph Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Photos of the background of the carpet store Tsiolkovsky, Moscow, Russia



Reflections Museum and Exhibition Complex, Elektrougli, Russia

My Russia City Administration Elektrougli, Russia

My Russia Balashikha Museum of History and Local Lore, Balashikha, Russia



group exhibitions:



Zemlya Muz'em Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, Perm

In These Daydreams The Tula Museum of Fine Arts, Tula, Russia

Communities and Spaces WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Russia

Rub the Bronze Dog's Nose MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

Autonomous Reality, TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes), Spain.



MEMeries New Manege, Moscow, Russia

City​​Archive Bogorodskoe gallery, Moscow, Russia



Work Never Stops IV Ural Industrial Biennial, Ural region, Russia

Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia



Panel’ky (Council Houses) Belyaevo Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Waste and Wasteland Zarya CCA, Vladivostok, Russia

Unofficial Language WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Russia



Pirtoy Tengri Umai Gallery, Almaty, Kazakhstan

At Home, Roots, Borders, Memories Vegapunk, Milan, Italy

When I Eat CCI Fabrika, Moscow, Russia

S. Kuryokhin Award Nominees’ Exhibition Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia



Great Expectation Moscow Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia

Zetetic Victoria gallery, Samara, Russia

Softcore Intelligentsia gallery, Beijing, China

Upward Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia



Sergey Kyryokhin Prize Nominess Exhibition Kyryokhin Centre of Contemporary Art, St. Peterburg, Russia

Mocumentary: Reality Is Not Enough MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

Earthly Love, Heavenly and Any CCI Fabrika, Moscow, Russia

History National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA), Moscow, Russia



A Walk About Moscow Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi, India

Exhibition of the Kandinsky Prize nominees Udarnik, Moscow

Native/Foreign: Collective Awareness of boundaries CCI Fabrika, Moscow, Russia

Rejected reality Design Center ARTPLAY, Moscow, Russia

Counter illusions Cultural Center ZIL, Moscow, Russia

At the Open Air! Design Center ARTPLAY, Moscow, Russia



Landscape painted by Gaze Gallery 21, Moscow, Russia

A Piece of Practical Knowledge IV Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, GMG Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Today/Tomorrow MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

Cartography of the Possible Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia



fairs and festivals:



South Sour Water Performance and Visual Art Festival Taipei, Taiwan 

DA!MOSCOW Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia



In These Daydreams International Videopoetry Festival Videobardo, Buenos-Aires, Argentina

Festival of Video Art Now @ After’18 Design Center ARTPLAY, Moscow, Russia



Festival of Video Art Now @ After’17 CCI Fabrika, Moscow, Russia

Charity Auction to 25th Anniversary of ICA, Phillips de Pury Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, Russia

I “Bad Video Art” Festival A3 Gallery, Moscow, Russia



X International Film Festival Zerkalo (The Mirror) named after A. Tarkovsky Ivanovo/ Plyos/ Yurievets, Russia

Russian Videoart Exhibition UNTITLEology Cann International Video Festival, Oktyabr Cinema Center, Moscow, Russia



Great Expectations Video Program Moscow International Film Festival Media Forum, Moscow, Vienna contemporary, Vienna, Austria

The Festival Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, Russia



Code of the Epoch Festival All-Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art, Moscow, Russia

Echo-Eho VI Winter International Festival of Arts in Sochi, Sochi, Russia



FoRMA Festival of Russian Modern Art, The Bauman Garden, Moscow, Russia

International Video Art Festival Now&After’12 MMOMA, Moscow, Russia






The Coast Art Residence Crimea, Russia



The Coast Art Residence Crimea, Russia



other events:



Workshop – 2017 Over There Where No One Dreams: from Sacred Geography to Non Place MMOMA, Moscow, Russia 



Video Nights with Manege. Cycle # 1 Moscow Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia



Without Limitations, as a part of Art and Reality Forum St. Petersburg, Russia

public collection:

State Tretyakov Gallery Moscow, Russia

MMOMA Moscow, Russia

Gazprombank Moscow, Russia

Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation Moscow, Russia

Private collections

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