Leonid Tishkov


presented by Barbarian Art



Born 1953 in Russia

Lives and works in Moscow



An artist and successful playwright, a neo-romanticist of postindustrial Moscow conceptualism overcoming the ironic deconstruction of it through a new sincerity and poetics focusing on eternal subjects and archetypes. Tishkov created a rich world of surrealist characters and symbols, that take part in his poetic narratives.


Tishkov’s “Private Moon”, a large fake fluorescent half-moon installation, has won a contest by Stadt Zurich Gasträume - Kunst auf öffentlichen Plätzen Zürich and will be displayed during the summer in Sigi-Feigel-Terrasse in central Zurich.


The artist had over 20 personal shows and numerous group shows. His works are in the following museums and galleries:  MoMA, NY; Nasher Museum of Art, NC; Block Museum, Ill; The Getty Center, Los Angeles; Center for Contemporary Art Uajzdowski castle, Warsaw; Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy; Art Gаllery of Western Australia; Hermes Collection, Paris; The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; Pushkin Museum of Fine Art, Moscow; Museum of Photography MDF Moscow; National Center for Contemporary Art Moscow; Ekaterinburg Art Museum; Victoria & Albert, London; Stella Art Foundation, Moscow; Moscow Museum of Modern Art.



Leonid Tishkov, The Private Moon. Forest, 2003-2005, c-print, 168 x 140 cm
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