Mikhail Kurganov (b. 1999) is a visual artist & curator based in St. Petersburg. Co-founder and curator of Kletka Gallery.


His practice investigates the relationship between culture and nature, humans and nonhumans. He focuses on issues of interspecies hierarchy and violence, materiality and temporality, which he explore through painting, photography, video, installation and walking practices. His work is held in the collections of Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Garage MCA, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (NCCA St. Petersburg) and others public and private collections.


Represented by White Lines Gallery, St. Petersburg.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS  

2024 Open Workshops, St. Petersburg (upcoming)

2023 Twilight of Speech. Kletka Gallery, St. Petersburg

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2023 0_0_0_Zero_Zero. Kafedra Gallery, Herceg Novi, Montenegro

2023 Samizdal. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2023 Eternal Return, curated by Ekaterina Vasilyeva. Wall-online

2023 The Borders. Particles Art Project, online

2023 New Building. Ruin. Garden. Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg

2023 Art to Life. Palaty x White Lines Gallery, St. Petersburg

2023 ZIN-DAY. PhotoSynthesis Community, Voronezh

2023 U-turn. House of the Architect, Voronezh

2023 2nd Krasnenkaya Biennale, curated by Ekaterina Vasilyeva. St. Petersburg

2023 ZIN-ZIN. Simple Informality, artservatory, Khabarovsk

2023 Simple Exhibition, curated by Ekaterina Vasilyeva. Wall-online

2023 Trikotazhka ZINE Fest. Trikotazhka Place, Sergiev Posad

2023 My Name is Color. Color in the space of the city, curated by Daria Boldyreva. Library of Book Graphics, St. Petersburg

2022 Abstraction today: repetition and difference. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2022 How Flowers Grow. Center for Contemporary Culture “Golosova, 20”, Togliatti

2022 Krasnenkaya Antibiennale, curated by Ekaterina Vasilyeva. St. Petersburg

2021 Dacha as I see it. Bogorodskoye Gallery, Moscow

2021 OpenCall Exhibition. New Sincerity gallery, Moscow

  RESIDENCES & WORKSHOPS  

2023 — 2024 Narvskaya Zastava. Fixation — fiction: photographs, interventions, maps, curated by Ekaterina Vasilyeva with the support of the GES-2 House of Culture, St. Petersburg

2023 Dramaturgy of the suburbs, curated by Olga Cammari and Olesya Kazakova, St. Petersburg

2023 My name is color. Color in the space of the city, curated by Darya Boldyreva. North-West branch of The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (NCCA St. Petersburg), St. Petersburg

2023 Kudykina Gora: a place where miracles happen. Buksir Gallery, Lipetsk — short-list

  COLLECTIONS  

Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA)

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (NCCA St. Petersburg)

Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg

Library of Book Graphics, St. Petersburg

Gogol Library, St. Petersburg  

Library of PhotoSynthesis Community, Voronezh

Alan Nekhay Foundation, Turkey

Private Collections

  COLLABORATIONS  

2023 White Lines Gallery x Forced Fun Community

FAIRS

2024 Port Art Fair (PAF), St. Petersburg

  CURATORIAL PRACTICE   

Since 2022 curator in Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2024 Meeting with others. Dasha Surma. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2024 Dinotopia. Ekaterina Kozlova. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2023 Day — like a river. Solo exhibition of Samaria Nurulova. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2023 Samizdal. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2023 New Building. Ruin. Garden. Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg

2023 Topology of Suburbs. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2023 Closing My Eyes. Solo exhibition of Marta Zeich. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2023 Workshop and zine Okhta: Points of Attention, St. Petersburg

2023 City Rendezvous. Solo exhibition of Kirill Betekhtin. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2022 Abstraction Today: Repetition and Difference. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2022 Research assistant (internship). Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2021 Curator assistant and project manager (internship). Artwin Gallery, Moscow

  PUBLIC TALKS  

2023 Discussion about street art and public art with Alexander Muschenko, Kirill Reinholds, Alexey Barkhan and Stas Bugs. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

2022 Dialogue about video art with Kirill Akulinichev. Gogol Library, St. Petersburg

  EDUCATION  

2023 Ekaterina Vasilyeva Walking Art School, St. Petersburg

2022 BA Moscow State Institute of Culture (MGIK), Moscow