Igor Ponosov (b. 1980)

An artist, curator and researcher focused on Urban Art. Author of books: Art and the city (Russian: Искусство и город) and Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts. Laureate of The Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award (St Petersburg). 

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 art project 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), in 2019 he was nominated with the book to Kandinsky prize in Moscow. In 2017 he was curating of group show and lab in Berlin, which have been focused on Urban Art and activism of Eastern Europe. In 2018 Igor wrote and published Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts book, which has been launched in Tartu, Besancon, Paris, Helsinki, Krakow, Berlin, Freiburg and Weil-am-Rhein. 

Since 2005 I have published many books focused on Urban Art and Activism. Here is the full list

Profile on the Russian Art Archive Network (RAAN)

Art works available to purchase:
COLAB Gallery, Weil-am-Rhein, Germany.
Bizar, Online.
Syntax Gallery, Moscow.
a-s-t-r-a, Moscow.


Solo shows:

Selected group shows and festivals:


My Books:

My books in Libraries:


Selected links:

Portrait by Stas Dobry.
notfoundgallery, Moscow, 2018.