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Michael Tolmachev

Michael Tolmachev

Born in 1983 in Moscow, Russia. Currently lives and works in Leipzig, Germany.


2010 Media Art, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig

2009 Institute Of Contemporary Art, New Art Strategies, Moscow

2007 — 2008 „IZVESTIA” Documentary Photography School

Solo exhibitions:

2013 Gallery 21, Air To Land, curated by Günther Selichar (Gallery 21, Moscow)

Group exhibitions:

2013 Past Imperfect, curated by Joseph Backstein, Yasha Yavorskaya (Today’s Art Festival, The Hague)

2013 Spinnerei, The Super Show, curated by Kathy Rae Huffman (Halle14, Leipzig)

2013 Print Made in Leipzig, curated by Katrin von Maltzahn (Barcsay Hall, Budapest)

2013 No Water Tomorrow, curated by Alexey Maslyaev (MMOMA, Gallery 21, Moscow)

2012 Copy&Repeat, curated by Katrin von Maltzahn, Joachim Blank (BKS Garage, Copenhagen)

2012 Seems something is missing here, Stas Shuripa (Winzawod, Gallery 21, Moscow)

2012 Kunst-Kunst, curated by Julia Schäfer (Gfzk, Leipzig)

2012 Behind the Encounter Scenes (Gallery 21, Moscow)

2012 Dust, curated by Dasha Parkhomenko, Simon Mraz (LABORATORIA Art&Science Space, Moscow)

2012 In Travels. Transitional Experiences, curated by Sergey Ogurtsov (Gallery 21, Moscow)

2011 Landscape Painted by Gaze, curated by Stas Shuripa (Gallery 21, Moscow)

2011 From The Realm Of The Practical Knowledge, curated by Stas Shuripa (4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, GMG Gallery, Moscow)

2011 Unspontanious (Die Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin)

2009 Art After End of The History, curated by Joseph Baktsein (Central House of Artist, Moscow)

2009 Let me think! (Red October factory, Moscow)

Grants / Scholarships:

2010 V-A-C Foundation scholarship

Art Fairs:


Artist’s works are in private collections in Russia and Germany