Leonid Tishkov

L. Tishkov, Private Moon, 80x120 cm, digital c-print su carta fotografica, 2003
Leonid Tishkov, Winter roof, stampa lambda su carta suprakodak, 90x120 cm, 2003
Leonid Tishkov, Balkonies, 90x120 cm, 2003
Leonid Tishkov, Journey of Private Moon in the Arctic, Magdalena Fjord, 2010
L. Tishkov, Journey of Private Moon in the Arctic, Hunter and Moon, 60x90 cm, 2010
Leonid Tishkov, Dream, 90x120 cm, 2003
L. Tishkov, Solveig, video installazione, 2004
L. Tishkov, Winter, 90x120 cm, 2003
Leonid Tishkov, Journey of Private Moon in the Arctic, 2010
L. Tishkov, La Luna. Faro, 2010
L. Tishkov, Window
L. Tishkov, Sfasciacarrozze, 60x90 cm, 2010
L. Tishkov, Private moon, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, 2009, panoramic
L. Tishkov, Paris
L. Tishkov, Paris-2
L. Tishkov, Knitling, stampa lambda su carta suprakodak, 60x90 cm, 2004
L. Tishkov, Knitling Vyazanik, black and white, 60x90, 2004
L. Tishkov, At forest, 90x120 cm, 2003
L. Tishkov, Apples, 90x120 cm, 2003
L. Tishkov, Private moon under glaicer, drawing
L. Tishkov, Private moon in the Arctic_Magdalena fjord, drawing
L. Tishkov, Polar bear and Private moon, drawing
L. Tishkov, On ice, drawing
L. Tishkov, On an ice, drawing
L. Tishkov, Hommage to Magritte, drawing 2003

Leonid Tishkov was born in Nizhnye Sergi, on Urals Mountains, in 1953. He is a photographer, video artist, painter, book illustrator and a visionary narrator, at the same time ironic and poetic.

Tishkov creates mysterious characters, taking us in an unpredictable world full of surrealist imagery and poetic humor. His works are mirrors of our own life, where we find distorted reflections of our fears and fantasies.

‘The moon is a shining point that brings people together from different countries, of different nationalities and cultures – and everyone who gets in its orbit does not forget it ever. It gives fairytale and poetry in our prosy and mercantile world.’ (LT)




Journey Of The Private Moon To Formosa, Pechersky Gallery, Moscow
Living In A Trunk, Pecherskiy Gallery, Moscow
“Private Moon”, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Arts, Taiwan
“The Blue of other beginning”, Proun Gallery – Winzavod Center for Contamporary Art, Moscow

“Derelict Utopies”, Jiri Svetska Gallery, Prague – Berlin
“The Cube of Eternity”, Krokin Gallery, Moscow

“Republic of the Moon”, FACT, Liverpool
“Easter at Chekhov’s House” , PL Gallery, Moscow
“Private Moon” installation, Dream Mall, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
“Private Moon”, Snowhite Gallery, Auckland
“The Arctic Diary”, Krokin Gallery, Moscow
“Private Moon”. Galleria Nina Lumer, Milano

“In Search of the Miraculous” (selected works, 1980-2010). MMOMA, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

“Light is All Around”, Krokin gallery, Moscow

“House of Artist”, Krokin gallery, Moscow
“Deep Sea Divers”, Center for Contemporary Culture, Ekaterinburg University

“Look Homeward”, Center for Contemporary Art, Uyazdovsky castle, Warsaw
“Homework”, Krokin gallery, Moscow
“Solveig”, Vietnam Cultural and Art Center, Hanoi
“Divers from Heaven”, Central House of Artists, Moscow

“Ladomir: utopian objects”. Krokin gallery, Moscow
“Private Moon”. Novosibirsk Art Museum, Russia
“Private Moon”. Ekaterinburg Library, Russia
“Automatic letters”. Pinakoteka Magazine, Moscow

“Creatures”. State gallery of Izhevsk, Russia
“Paintings 80th”. Krokin gallery, Moscow
“Creatures”. Yasnaya Poliana Gallery, Tula, Russia

“Vodolazy”. Krokin gallery, Moscow
“Apokryfos”, NCCA, National Contemporary Center for Art, Moscow

“Leonid Tishkov & Igor Macarevich: Masters of Russian Contemporary Mythology”. Gallery K, Washington, USA

2002 “Communal Pulp”. ArtMoscow Studio, Moscow

“Vodolazes (Deep Sea Divers)”. District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, USA
“Farewell to the Christmas tree”. TV-gallery, Moscow
“Creatures of the Soft World”. Russian State museum of Applied art, Moscow
“ZhZL”, MuHA Club, Moscow
“Tishkov Festival”. Cultural Center DOM, Moscow, Russia

“Dabloids & another creatures”. Nonmuseum, StPeterburg, Russia

“Crystal Stomach of the Angel”. Gallery Dziga, Lviv, Ukraine
“Creatures”. Contemporary Art Center Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia
“Creatures”. Yaroslavl’ Art Museum, Russia

1998 “Dabloid Teater”, Center for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden

1997 “Prothodabloids”. ArtMedia Center, TV-gallery, Moscow

“Creatures”. Center for Contemporary Art, Chelyabinsk, Russia
“Creatures”. State Art Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia
“Anatomia of Russia”, Spider & Mouse Gallery, Moscow

“Creatures”. Museum of Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
“Beast (TVar’)”. TVgallery, Moscow
“Dabloids and Elephants”. Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Evanston Ill. USA

“Creatures”. Museo de Arte Contemporeneo de Caracas Sofia Imber, Venezuela
“La Route du Coeur”. Epreuve d’Artiste gallery, Lille, France
“Stomaki”. L-gallery, Moscow
“Reproduction”. Center House of Artists Moscow, Moscow

“Creatures”. Duke University Museum of Art, Duram, NC, USA

“Hard and Soft”. Velta Gallery, Moscow

“Not only Dabloids”. Alyance Gallery, Moscow



“Man is Bird”, Palazzo Soranzo Van Axel, (mostra organizzata dal Museo Pushkin; nell’ambito del programma parallelo ufficiale della Biennale di Venezia)

“Silk Road”, National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow Branch, Moscow
“ROSIZO Gallery at VDNH: Cinema Time Exhibition”, Rosizo State Museum and Exhibition Centre,Moscow
“My Universities”, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm

Balagan, KühlhausBerlin, Berlin
Real In Irreal : Russia-Korea Media Art Today, Wooyang Museum of Contemporary Art, Gyeongju
A Voyage to South: Contemporary Images from the Museum Collection, Kaohsiung Museum of Fine Art, Kaohsiung City

Lenin: Icebreaker Revisited, Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York City, NY
Lenin : Ice-Breaker, Lentos Kunstmuseum Linz, Linz
“Nebosklon”, Moscow Planetarium, Moscow
“Derelict Utopies”, NCCA – National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow

“Rag Sun and Divers from the Heaven”, NCCA, National Center For Contemporary Art Moscow
“Installations”, Proun Gallery, Moscow

“Russian Cosmos” , Castello Di Rivoli, Torino, Italy
“Installation”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, Russia
“Installation”, “Arsenal” Contemporary Art Center, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
“Installation” , “Camere #15 Artsound”, RAM Museum, Radio Arte Mobile, Roma, Italy
“Republic of the Moon”,FACT, Liverpool, England
“To see the sound” – National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) – Moscow, Russia

“History of Russian Video Art. Volume 3”, Moscow museum of modern art – MMOMA, Mosca
“What we hear and what faces us / vois ce que j’entends” – Centre de Arts d’Enghien-Les-Baines, Enghien les Bains
Playing the City II – Schirn Kunsthalle, Francoforte sul Meno
Handmade Book – National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow

Omnibus Rebus / About All Things – National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) , Moscow
“Reflections: The World Through Art” Dojima River Biennale, Osaka
“Past Future Project”, Calvert22 Foundation, Londra
“History of Russian Video Art. Volume 2”, Moscow museum of modern art , MMOMA, Mosca
”The another mythology”, National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) – Moscow, Mosca

“Russian Dreams”, Bass Museum of Art, Miami
“Stars of Russian Video Art”, North West Film Forum, Seattle
“Riga, A(rt)R(ussia)T(oday)-index”, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga
“100 Years of the Tungussky Meteorit”, Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Russia
“This not Food”, ERA Foundation, Moscow, Russia
“IMPRINT, Russian artist-publishers” Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Brussels, Belgium
“Dots”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rostov, Russia
“REVERS DU REEL”, l’espace Michel Journiac, Sorbonne, Paris
2008 “Process & Alchemy”, Civilian Art Project, Washington DC, USA

“Photobiennale”, Branly Museum, Paris
“Adventure of the Black Square”, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
“Progressive Nostalgia”, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci Prato, Italy
“The Time of storytellers”, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
“Return to Memory”, KUMU Museum of Contemporary Art, Tallinn, Estonia,
“Architecture Ad marginem”, State Russian Museum, St.petersburg
“Videofest”, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
“Barocco”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
“Words and Image”, NCCA, National Center For Contemporary Art, Moscow

“Eye on Europe”, MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York
“Contemporary Russian Photography” Fotomuseum, Antwerpen
“Innovations”, State Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow
“Visit of Star”, Photobiennale 10, Manezh Art Center, Moscow

“Beyond of red horizon: Moscow-Warsaw”, Berghouse, London

“Moscow-Berlin1950-2000”, State Historical Museum, Moscow

“Moscow-Berlin1950-2000”Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin
“Graphic art of XXth century”, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

“The View from Here”, Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, USA

“Installation”, Tretyakov Gallery,Moscow, Russia

“Space of a Book”, Pushkin Art Museum, Moscow

“Russian Artists from Moscow Studio” UFSA University Library, Antwerpen,Belgium

“Contemporary Russian Artists. Books”, British Museum’s Library
“Avanguarde. Russian Books” SAGA 96, Alain Buyse Editeur, Paris
“Russian Comics” Centre Belge de la Bande Dessine, Brussel

“Artists Books” Anna Akhmatova Museum, St.Peterburg,

“New Territory of Art”, Art center of Userch, France

“Russian Artist’s Books”, Pankow Gallery,Berlin

“Furmanny’s Artists”, Moscow Young Palace, Moscow

Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) New York
Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
Getty Center, LA, USA
Zimmerly Art Museum, NJ, USA
Victory & Albert Museum UK
State Tretyakov Gallery Moscow
Pushkin Fine Art Museum Moscow
Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) Moscow
Moscow Museum of Photography (MDF) Moscow
National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) Moscow
Stella Foundation Collection, Moscow
Nasher Museum of Art Durham USA
Block Museum USA
Novosibirsk Art Museum
Krasnoyarsk Art Museum Center
Yaroslavl Art Museum
Saratov Art Museum
Cheboksary Art Museum
Microinform Collection Moscow
Ekaterinburg Art Museum
Klingspor Museum Frankfurt
Center for Contemporary Art Uajzdowski Castle, Warsaw