Alexander Povzner
Born 1976 in Moscow, Russia. Based in Berlin.


2008 – 2009 The Institute of Contemporary Art, 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


2021–2022 Cooperativa Scultori di Carrara, Italy
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

2023 Untitled Messages, Theater im Palais, Berlin
2023 Zuletzt, Theater im Palais, Berlin
2023 Berlimbo, Gotisches Haus, Berlin
2022 Luggage, Appendix exhibition space, Moscow
2022 Hermitage, XL Gallery, Moscow
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 Paper, Peresvetov 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 Report, XL 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

Heroic Indifference, Diehl Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Beauty, Stranger, Sylvester Gallery, Ghent, Belgium

DAS DACH, Neuer Kunstverein Mittelrhein, Neuwied, Germany
DNA, Pro Art`s Gallery, Kaluga, Russia
The Black Book and Schwambrania: the Place Where the Earth Rounds Off, Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino, Moscow, Russia
CRACK! festival, the stand of Tabula Rasa, Rome
Biography in volume. A sculptural portrait, NCCA Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Due to (Un)foreseen Circumstances, New Wing of Gogol House, Moscow, Russia
2 Moscow Art Prize, Zaryadye Park, Media Center, Moscow, Russia
To the Right is a White Forest, Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino, Moscow Region
Spring Breakers, Sreda Gallery, Cube.Moscow, Moscow, Russia
Pavilion Russia 2021: Coziness (post-pandemic), Elektrozavod Gallery, Moscow
Tap the Shutter, MMOMA at Ermolaevsky lane, Moscow
15 Minute Break, NCCA Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
It Will Work if You Close Your Eyes, ART4, Moscow

Museum of Self-Isolation, Museum of Moscow, Moscow
Peresvetov Pereulok. Analysis of Archives, Peresvetov Pereulok Gallery, Moscow
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

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

Fragile Things, Osnova gallery, Moscow
Simple Figures, VIII Tashkent International Biennale, International Caravanserai of Culture of Ikuo Hirayama
At the Fringes, Department of Research Arts, pavilion “Optics”, VDNKh, Moscow
Through the Eyes of a Collector, Cosmoscow Contemporary Art Fair, SmartArt, Moscow
Accommodation Inventory, Project “Richter”, Moscow

Against All, CCA Winzavod, Moscow
All about “Nu, Pogodi!” and Contemporary Art in Rush, Solyanka State Gallery, Moscow
Terrible Fairy Tale for the Night, GROUND Peschanaya gallery, Moscow
Foolproof Feelings, NCCA Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Hurrah! Sculpture!, Central exhibition hall Manege, Saint Petersburg
Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
The Next Conversation, Galerie ABTART, Stutgart, Germany

Drink/Bite, Too Much Gallery, Central House of Architects, Moscow
Play Ground, Ground Peschanaya Exhibition Hall, Moscow
Small Size, XL gallery, Moscow
Root of the New, Moscow State University’s Botanic Garden, Moscow
VII Permanent Collection Display Interaction: Contemporary 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

Hurrah! Sculpture!, CCA Winzavod, 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, CCA Winzavod (special project of the 6th Moscow Biennale)
Progress Report, Krasnoyarsk International Museum Biennale
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

Moscow. Barocco, Triumph gallery, Moscow
Not a Museum. Laboratory of Aesthetic Suspiсions, New Industry Art Space, St.-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

Three Days in October (1993), Historical Memorial Museum Presnya (special project of the 5th Moscow Biennale)
Modern Art Museum: The Department of Labour and Employment, The State Tretyakov Gallery at Krymsky Val (special project of the 5th Moscow Biennale)
Lenin: Icebreaker, Icebreaker Lenin, Murmansk; LENTOS Art Museum, Linz (Austria); D.E.V.E. Gallery (special project of the 5th Moscow Biennale and a project of the Austrian Cultural Season in Russia 2013/14)
Weightlessness, Museum and Exhibition Association “Manege” (special project of the 5th Moscow Biennale)
TodaysArt Festival, The Hague, Netherlands
No Water Tomorrow, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Tverskoy blvd. 9, Moscow

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

Сontra Mater, Exhibition Hall of MGHPA named after S.G. Stroganov (special project of the 4th Moscow Biennale)
We are Building the City, Art People Gallery (parallel program of the 4th Moscow Biennale)
Gute Aussichten, apartment exhibition at the House on the Embankment (special project of the 4th Moscow Biennale)
From the Realm of Practical Knowledge, Gallery GMG (special project of the 4th Moscow Biennale)
A Close Look Changes the Object, Open Gallery, Moscow
Phantom Monuments, Garage Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow

Living Museum of Performance, Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art, Voronezh, Russia
Time Forward?, business center “Soyuz”, Moscow
Interpolare, Ve.Sch, Wien
Rare Species, Fabrika Project, Moscow
Intimate Capital, Armyansky 13 exhibition space, Moscow (part of the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Young Art)

Save As, Armyansky 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

Stop! Who Goes There?, Armyansky 13 exhibition space (part of the 1st Moscow Biennale of Young Art)
Painting. Well Forgotten Old, The State Tretyakov Gallery at Krymsky Val (part of the 1st Moscow Biennale of Young Art)

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