Petr Bystrov

born in Moscow, 1980

Education and background:

Since 1999 to 2005 a member of Radek Community - group of artists, authors, cultural activists.
In 2002 graduated philosophy at the Russian State University for Humanities (RSUH), Moscow
Since 2002 works as an individual artist, performer, spokesman; curates other artist’s projects, as well as teaches

As an artist, performer and spokesman in the following shows (selected):

Territoty festival, Fabrika art center, Moscow (cat.)
Kandinsky-prize, “Media-art project of the year” selection, Palazzo Italia, Berlin
Industrial Lies, dispari&dispari project, Reggio Emilia (cat.)
Qui Vive? 1st Moscow International Biennale of Young Artists, NCCA, Moscow (cat.)
Destination Unknown, Central House of Artist, Moscow
Young, Agressive, Musashino Art University Library, Tokyo (cat.)
Energy of Error, Cultural center Dom, Moscow
Kandinsky-prize, “Media-art project of the year” selection, Railroad Museum, Riga (Latvia) (cat.)
Innovation-prize, “New generation” selection of the Russian contemporary art state award, NCCA, Moscow (cat.)
Threads & Leafs (solo), Cheremushki Apartment Gallery, Moscow

Ars Erotica, Ars Theoretica, Ars Politica, Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani, Milan
Kandinsky-prize, “Media-art project of the year” selection, Art Center Vinzavod, Moscow (cat.)
Sots-Art, La Maison Rouge, Paris
On Geekdom, Benaki Museum, Athens (cat.)
Progressive Nostalgia, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato (cat.)
Artists’s diary, within the frame of the 2nd Moscow Biennial, Central House of Artist, Moscow

Bunker no bunker, Ramis Barquet Gallery, Monterrey (cat.)
Mixed Pickles-Overloaded, k3 space, Zurich

Russian Pop Art, State Tretiakow Gallery, Moscow
Portrait of a face, Guelman gallery / Mars Gallery, Moscow (cat.)
Knjaz Vladimir (solo), Open Studio, ArtStrelka, Moscow

Tomu ty ver, Dudas center for contemporary art, Bratislava
Bubble, Guelman Gallery, Moscow
Moscow Size, Reflex Gallery, Moscow

Girism, Francia gallery, Moscow
ArtKljazma, Moscow (cat.)

100 % of vision, Regina Gallery, Moscow (cat.)
Instead of art, Zverev’s center of contemporary arts, Moscow (cat.)
Pop/Art, Zverev's center of contemporary art, Moscow (cat.)
Made in Francia, Andrey Sakharov Museum and Public Center, Moscow

Curator of the following projects:
Axon into Reality part 2, a solo show by Juan Pablo Macias, NCCA, Moscow
Lies, a solo show by Radek Community, Guelman Gallery, Moscow.
Self-education, NCCA, Moscow (co-curator)
Hidden Patterns, a solo show by Elena Kovylina, Cheremushki apartment gallery, Moscow

Workshops / conferences:
Modern Multiplities in the Globalized Epoch, X Istanbul biennial, Santralistanbul, Istanbul
It’s not political! New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA), Milan (curated by Marco Scotini)
Active Archive, Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg
Multitudinario, Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico D.F.

- chief-editor of “Stone Milk” magazine (2005-2006)
- visiting professor at NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts), Milan (2005-2006)