Igor Ponosov (b. 1980)

Russian artist, ‘Partizaning’ activist, curator and researcher focused on Urban Art. Author of books: ‘Art and the city’ (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.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). In 2017 he was curator of exhibition and laboratory in Berlin, which has been focused on Urban Art and activism of Eastern Europe. One year later was published a book in English about this kind of topic. In 2018 Igor wrote and published Russian Urban Art: History and Conflicts book, which has been launched in Tartu, Besancon, Paris, Helsinki, Krakow and Berlin. 



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Thanks to
Stas Dobry for portrait on the top.