Igor Ponosov

Nizhnevartovsk (Siberia/Russia)
Lives and works in Moscow.

Russian artist, ‘Partizaning’ activist, and the author of several projects, publications on urban art.

Between 2005 and 2009 he published three books on street art in Russia and the ex-USSR. From 2011 to 2013 he curated The Wall a project based in the CCA ‘Winzavod’, Moscow. In 2011 he founded the Partizaning.org website as a platform for exchange among activists, artists and urbanists. From 2013 to 2016 he curated Delai Sam festival, which focused on grassroots iniatives and activism in Russia. Igor is author of the book Art and the city (2016), for which he received The Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award 2016 for Best Text on Contemporary Art (St. Petersburg).

Selected exhibitions:

2017 — Cultural Hijack
International School of Architecture ARCHIP, Prague.
2017 — Hand luggage only
Nuart Gallery, Stavanger.
2017 — GARAGE L6 #17
GARAGE L6, Freiburg.
2016 — Thaw
CCI Fabrika, Moscow.
2016 — XXI Triennale di Milano International Exposition
EXPERIENCE (Ex Expo Area), Milano.
2016 — Crossing borders / Crossing Boundaries
Street Art Museum, Saint Petersburg.
2016 — Life o' Banner
Cracow Gallery Weekend KRAKERS, Krakow.
2015 — Russland vs. Russland Kulturkonflikte
Studio 1 Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin.
2015 — 2nd International Award for Public Art
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland.
2014 — global aCtIVISm
the ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe.
2014 — 11
MCA Garage, Moscow.
2013 — The 10th Sao Paulo Architecture Biennale
SESC, Sao Paulo.
2013 — Cooperation territory
16th LINE Gallery, Rostov-on-Don.
2012 — Sobyanin, Baby, C’mon!
Vostochnaya Gallery, Moscow.
2012 — The Wall
CCA Winzavod, Moscow.
2008 — Art about Mortality
М-gallery, Rostov-on-Don.
2006 — Street Art
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.


2017 — Gastatelier im Kunsthaus L6
Das Kulturamt der Stadt Freiburg.
2016 — The Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award 2016
Kuryokhin Center, Saint-Petersburg.
2016 — Living Alive
NCCA Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod.
2014 — Arts Leadership Fellows
CEC ArtsLink, New York.
2014 — Discover Eliava
GeoAIR Art Residency, Tbilisi.
2012—2013 The program in support of Russian artists
MCA Garage, Moscow.


2016 — Art and the city
2015 — Switchie/Switchie
2015 — Have good manner cut down banner
2005—2008 Objects (№ 1—3).


2017 — New Urban Reality
CLB Gallery, Berlin.
2017 — Graffiti in the Internet age
Electromuseum, Moscow.
2015 — ЦЕХ/Tsekh
CCC Smena, Kazan.
2015 — Urban Exploration
Moscow Urban Forum, Manege, Moscow.
2013—2015 Delai Sam / Delai Film
Zil Cultural Center, Flacon Design Factory, Moscow.
2010—2013 The Wall
CCA Winzavod, Moscow.
2008 — Russian Street Art is Dead
M'ARS Gallery, Moscow.