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Born on 02.08.1985 in Saint-Petersburg, Russia.



2020 - ISCP, New York

2017-2018 - Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

2016 - Rote Fabrik, Pro Helvetia, Zurich

2008-2011 - Rodchenko Moscow Art  School of Photography and Multimedia
2000-2006 - Herzen State Pedagogical University, St Petersburg


2021 “Don’t turn around”, Continuo, Amsterdam

2018 “The shift”, TheWhyNot Gallery, Tbilisi

2017 Solo Show Polina Kanis, IkonoTV, Berlin
2017 “ The Procedure”, Haus Der Kunst, Munich

2016 “The shift”, PROGR, showroom, Bern

2016 “The shift”, A Parallel Program of the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow

2016 “Reflected action”, Artwin Gallery Kicik QalArt, Baku

2014 “Formal portrait”, Manifesta 10, First Cadets' Corpus, St.Petersburg

2013 “New flag”, New Holland Gallery, St.Petersburg

2012 “1,2,3,4”, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

2012 “Asymmetrie”, Videoinsight Center, Turin

2012 “1,2,3,4”, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

2012 “Ideal image”, Paperworks Gallery, Moscow


2021 Artist’s Film International Program 2021-22, Whitechapel gallery, Fundación Proa, MMOMA

2021 10 Ans, Gallery C, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

2021 Work Upside Down, Centrul Cultural Clujean, Cluj, Romania

2021 Film and Audiovisual Art Festival, Rosà

2021 Publiek Park, Young Friends v/h S.M.A.K., Ghent

2021 Summer Exhibition, House of Radio, Aksenov Family Foundation, Saint Petersburg

2021 Post-Soviet Histories, REDCAT – Roy and Edna Disney/ CalArts Theater, Los Angeles

2020 “Des théâtres du silence”, Galerie C, Neuchâtel

2020 The Contemporary Art Festival Survival Kit, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga

2020 The Turbulence, CCA Gostiny Dvor, Moscow

2020 “Other Zones”, Film program for the Russian Federations’ pavilion of the 2020

Venice Architecture Biennale

2020 Generation XXI. The gift from Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin,

The Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2020 CYLAND Video Archive,The Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

2019 Hamburg Short Film Festival, Hamburg

2019 VISIO. Moving Images After Post-Internet, Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

2018 Rijksakademie Open, The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam

2018 “The beginning, the end and everything between them”, NCCA Ural, Ekaterinburg

2018 “Performing words”, Filmwerkstatt, Düsseldorf

2017 “When the other meets the other Other? What matters? What not”, Cultural Center, Belgrade

2017 Videobox Festival, Carreau du Temple, Paris

2016 “The end of the world”, The Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato

2016 Rauma Biennale Baiticum 2016, Rauma Art Museum, Rauma

2016 “Anthropo(s)cène”, Galerie C, Neuchâtel

2015 “Balagan!!!”, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin

2015 “Spaces for Maneuver ‒ Between Abstraction and Accumulation”, Main Project of 3rd Ural Industrial biennial of contemporary art, The Iset Hotel, Ekaterinburg

2015 “Inside an event”, Special Project of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Artwin Gallery

2015 “Digital poet”, Electromuseum, Moscow

2014 “The World Must Still Be Young”, Stiftelsen 3,14, Bergen

2014 “Semiconductors”, Stella Art Foundation, Moscow

2014 “Russian Performance: A Cartography of its History”, Garage museum of contemporary art, Moscow

2014 “Not a museum. Aesthetic suspicious lab”, First Cadets' Corpus, St.Petersburg

2013 “Remainder”, BWA SOKOL Gallery, Nowy Sacz

2013 “In the Heart of the Country”, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

2013 “Rehearsal Time”, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

2012 “I am who I am”, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf

2012 “School of freedom”, Paperworks Gallery, Moscow

2012 “Angry Birds”, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

2012 “Russian Renaissance”, Brot Kunsthalle, Wien

2011 “Auditorium Moscow. A Sketch for a Public Space”, Bielie Palaty, Moscow

2011 "V International Film Festival of Tarkovskiy “Zerkalo"

2010 “GOGOLFEST Festival”, Kyiv

2010 “East End Film Festival/10, Russian Art Festival”, The Foundry Gallery, London


2019 ARCOmadrid Video Art Award 2019, shortlist

2017 Kandinsky Art Prize, shortlist in the “Young Artist, Project of the Year” category

2016 Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award, in “Best Media Object” category

2016 The Russian contemporary art award “Innovation Art Prize“, shortlist in “New Generation” category

2015 The Russian contemporary art award “Innovation Art Prize”, prize in “New Generation” category

(Stella Art Foundation Prize and Institute of France Prize).

2011 Kandinsky Art Prize, main prize in the “Young Artist, Project of the Year” category

2011 The Russian contemporary art award “Innovation Prize“, shortlist in “New Generation” category




Fonds régional d'art contemporain Bretagne (Frac Bretagne), Renne cedex

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

In Between Art Film S.r.l., Rome

Kadist Art Foundation, Paris
Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw
National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow
Aksenov Family Foundation, Moscow
Gazprom collection, Moscow

The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin, Moscow
The Foundation Videoinsight, Bologna
Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

and in private collections




Cosmoscow 2016

Cosmoscow 2015

Cosmoscow 2014

Vienna Art fair 2012



Colta, September 2016

Vogue, August 2016

Dazed, July 2016

Wonderzine, June 2016

E-flux, November 2015

Artforum, October 2015

Artforum, October 2015

The Calvert Journal, September 2015

E-flux, August 2015

Esquire Russia, June 2015

The Calvert Journal, January 2014

Flash Art, №307, December 2013

E-flux, June 2013

Aroundart, October 2012

Artforum, October 2012

FAQ, №18, September 12

Артхроника, №1, March 2012

Lookatme, March 2012

The Interview Russia, March 2012

Артхроника, November 2011

E-flux, September 2011


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