Alexander Povzner
Born 1976 in Moscow, Russia. Lives and works in Moscow.

Education

2008 — 2009 The Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow (ICA Moscow)
1997 — 1999 V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute, Faculty of Sculpture
1993 — 1997 Russian Academy of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, Faculty of Sculpture

Residencies

2015 Symposium Alanica, Vladikavkaz, North Ossetia – Alania
2014 LIA Leipzig International Art Programme. Leipzig
2014 Museum-reserve Divnogorie, hamlet Divnogorie, Voronezh region, Russia
2009 Land art festival Zabota, hamlet Divnogorie, Voronezh region, Russia

Solo shows

2020 Appendix. Sasha Povzner’s studio, as part of Art-Space-Hopping event, Armyansky 13, Moscow
2020 kusstvo, XL Gallery, Moscow
2018 Drawings on margins, XL Gallery, Moscow
2017 Guests Gorky Park, Moscow (part of  Glenmorangie Signet Land Art program)
2016 Fools, The Moscow State Vadim Sidur Museum, Moscow
2016 Only PaperPeresvetov Pereulok Gallery, Moscow
2016 Little resistance, little pathology, Tapir Kunstraum, Berlin (two-artist show together with Orsi Horváth)
2015 Art Experiment. In the Studio, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (two-artist show together with Irina Korina)
2015 Progress reportXL Gallery, Moscow
2014 Brutto 2, NCCA, Voronezh
2014 ZDES V ETOM DOME V 2014 GODU ZHIL I RABOTAL HUDOZHNIK ALEXANDER POVZNER. Buero fuer kulturelle Uebersetzungen, Leipzig
2013 Gone Shoppin’ Be Back in 5 min, XL Gallery, Moscow
2012 Brutto, XL Gallery, Moscow
2011 Artworks, Fabrika Project, Moscow
2009 Present Perfect, Armyansky 13 exhibition space, Moscow

Group shows

2020
15 Minutes Break. Part 1, All-Russian Decorative Art Museum, Moscow
GENERATION XXI. Donated by Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
A Human Made of Bones, Flesh and Blood, Ivan Tsvetaev Educational Art Museum, Moscow

2019
THIS IS NOT A BOOK: Dmitry Volkov Collection. The Story of a Man, His Art, and His Library, MMOMA at Ermolaevsky lane, Moscow
A new materialism: from instrument to sculpture, Omelchenko gallery, Moscow

2018
Fragile Things, Osnova gallery, Moscow
Simple digits, VIII Tashkent International Biennale of Contemporary Art, International Caravanserai of Culture of Ikuo Hirayama, Tashkent
At The Fringes, Department of Research Arts, pavilion “Optics”, VDNKh, Moscow
Cosmoscow Contemporary Art Fair, XL Projects booth, Moscow
Through the eyes of a collector, Cosmoscow Contemporary Art Fair, SmartArt, Moscow
Accommodation inventory, Project “Richter”, Moscow

2017
Against all. Anatoly Osmolovsky & Vladey, Winzavod contemporary art center, Moscow
All about “Nu, Pogodi!” and contemporary art in rush. Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow
Scary Tale. GROUND Peschanaya gallery, Moscow
Cosmoscow Art Fair. XL Gallery booth and Shaltai Editions booth, Moscow
Simple Feelings. NCCA Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod
Hurrah! Sculpture! Central exhibition hall Manege, Saint Petersburg
Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary ArtGarage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
The Next Conversation. Galerie ABTART, Stutgart, Germany

2016
Drink/Bite. Too Much Gallery, Central House of Architects, Moscow
Play Ground. Ground Peschanaya Exhibition Hall, Moscow
Small size. XL gallery, Moscow
Cosmoscow Art Fair. XL Gallery booth, Moscow
Root of the NewMoscow State University’s Botanic Garden, Moscow
VII Permanent Collection Display InteractionContemporary Artists Respond to MMOMA Collection. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
Primates. The State Darwin Museum, Moscow
Alternative Theories of Evolution. The State Darwin Museum, Moscow
From the ground. The Moscow State Vadim Sidur Museum, Moscow

2015
Hurrah! Sculpture! Winzavod contemporary art center, Moscow
The Worker and Kolhoz Woman. Personal File. Worker and Kolkhoz Woman Museum and Exhibition Center, Moscow
Open System. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
No time. Special project of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
Progress Report. Krasnoyarsk International Museum Biennale, Krasnoyarsk
Museum of modern art: Department of labor and employment. Ekaterinburg Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg
Between the Volga and the Danube. Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow —  Bratislava
The sculptures, which we do not see. Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Moscow
Thinking out loud, Zverev center, Moscow

2014
Moscow. Barocco. Triumph gallery, Moscow
Not a MuseumLaboratory of Aesthetic Suspiсions. New Industry Art Space, Saint Petersburg  (part of parallel program of Manifesta 10)
Detective. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
Shadow of a Doubt. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2013
Three Days in October (1993). Historical Memorial Museum Presnya, Moscow (special project of The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art)
Modern Art Museum: The Department of Labour and Employment. special project of The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. The State Tretyakov Gallery at Krymsky Val, Moscow
Lenin: Icebreaker. Special project of The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art and a project of the Austrian Cultural Season in Russia 2013/14. Icebreaker Lenin, Murmansk; LENTOS Art Museum, Linz (Austria); D.E.V.E. Gallery, Moscow
Weightlessness. Special project of The Fifth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary ArtMuseum and Exhibition Association “Manege”, Moscow
TodaysArt Festival. The Hague, Netherlands
No Water Tomorrow. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Tverskoy Bul. 9, Moscow

2012
Reload. Red October Gallery, Moscow
It Seems Something Is Missing Here. CCA Winzavod, Moscow
Stalker. All-Russian Research and Design Institute of Metallurgical Engineering (VNIIMETMASH), Moscow
The Way of Enthusiasts. V-A-C Foundation, Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice
Counterillusions. Former Culture House of Factory ZIL, Moscow
School of Freedom. Paperworks gallery, Moscow
Toasting to the Revolution. Family Business gallery, New York
I’ve Been Here. Open Gallery, Moscow

2011
Сontra Mater. Exhibition Hall of MGHPA named after S.G. Stroganov, Moscow (special project of the Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art)
We are building the city. Art People Gallery, Moscow (part of parallel program of the Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art)
Gute Aussichten. Flat Exhibition at House on the Embankment, Moscow (special project of the Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art)
From the Realm of Practical Knowledge. Gallery GMG, Moscow (special project of the Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art)
A Close Look Changes the Object. Open Gallery, Moscow
Phantom monuments. Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow

2010
Living Museum of Performance. Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art, Voronezh, Russia
Time, forward? (an exhibition of graduates of Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow)
Interpolare. Ve.Sch, Wien
Rare Species. Fabrika Project, Moscow
Intimate Capital. Armyanskyi 13 exhibition space, Moscow (curatorial project, part of the Second Moscow Biennale of Young Art)

2009
Save As. Armyanskyi 13 exhibition space, Moscow
We’ll Take Action from Now On. Voronezh Center for Contempopary Art, Voronezh
Art after the End of History. Central House of Artist, Moscow
Let Me Think. Red October, Moscow

2008
Stop! Who Goes There? the First Moscow Biennale of Young Art, Armyansky 13 (Alexander Povzner’s Studio), Moscow
Painting. Well Forgotten Old. The State Tretyakov Gallery at Krymsky Val, Moscow (part of the First Moscow Biennale of Young Art)

2007
Genius Loci. Typography Original, Moscow
War without Special Reasons. Armyansky 13 exhibition space, Moscow