Igor Ponosov

Nizhnevartovsk (Siberia/Russia)
Lives in Moscow since 2003

Russian artist, an editor of the ‘Partizaning’ web-site and the author of various publications and projects about urban art. Works and lives in Moscow since 2003.

From 2005 to 2009, published three books about street art in Russia and the former USSR. From 2011 to 2013, curated The Wall project (a discussion platform for the street art community) on CCA ‘Winzavod’ in Moscow. In 2011, founded the ‘Partizaning’ movement with a website for activists, artists and urbanists. Current interests include urban art, urbanism and artivism. Curator of 'Delai Sam' festival, which focused on grassroots iniatives and activism in Russia. Author of the book 'Art and the city' (2016).

Selected exhibitions:

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.


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).


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.