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Ivan Plusch

1981, Leningrad
Lives and works in St. Petersburg

The Triumph of Fun, 2013 Installation, sketch Courtesy of the artist


  • 2009 Saint Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design (former Shtiglitz), St. Petersburg
  • 2001 Rerikh Art School, St. Petersburg

Selected Solo Exhibitions

  • 2013 Relocation, Museum M. Anikushin, St. Petersburg
  • 2012 Process of passing 1, 2nd Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg
  • 2010 Ideal radiation, XL Gallery, Moscow
  • 2009 The Tile, Guelman Projects Gallery, Moscow

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • 2013 The Modern Art Museum: The Department of Labour and Employment, 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
  • 2013 Russia XXI, Contemporary Russian Sculpture Museum Beelden aan Zee, Hague
  • 2012 2nd Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg
  • 2011 In Deep, 9th Biennale of Contemporary Art, Krasnoyarsk
  • 2011 Gates and doors, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Selected Scholarships and Awards

  • 2013 All-Rissian Award 'Innovation', 'New Generation' Nomination

Focusing on both present and future, moving in time and space between concerns with microcosms and universes, this exhibition resounds in a polyphony of individual perspectives interwoven by different ideas of aesthetics and culture — as well as standards of ‘goodness.’ The dream of good art — however it is made and wherever it comes from — has to be rooted in truth, ethics and a belief in life.

Artists: Irina Drozd, Ivan Plusch

Organizer: Gridchinhall Art Center

Venue: Gridchinhall Art Center

Dates: June 22 – August 3, 2014 

July 2, 2014

On June 24 and 25, 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art began. 3069 applications by artists under 35 from 84 countries of the world were submitted for the competition, which lasted from November 2013 through March 2014. David Elliott, Artistic Director of the Biennale, proposed the motto A Time for Dreams as the general theme, and curated the main Biennale project, which presented works by 83 artists from 32 countries of the world.

June 17, 2014

The educational program of the Biennale, curated by Antonio Geusa and coordinated by Ekaterina Razdumina, is entitled Wise Advice, and aims at helping young artists to find answers to various questions that concern their creative growth and career development.