Fig 1. Kirill Gluschenko, Self-portrait in Yerevan, 2023
Kirill Gluschenko (b. 1983, Kaliningrad) is the head of a fictional publishing house called ‘Gluschenkoizdat Press,’ of which he is also the sole employee—a reporter of sorts—who spends his time visiting towns in Russia and the former Eastern Bloc to take photographs and publish books about them. Project took its final form in the exhibition ‘Our Days are Rich and Bright(2016) and received the Innovation Prize (Moscow, 2017). Over the years, his practice has developed into artistic research and working with archives. His project ‘Venets,’ first shown in Venice in 2017, was awarded the Marion-Ermer Prize (Leipzig, 2018) and nominated for the Kandinsky Prize (Moscow, 2019). Its accompanying publication ‘Venets: Welcome to The Ideal’ received the Deutsche Architekturmuseum Architectural Book Award. In 2020, Gluschenko directed his first film, ‘Moscow Lights’, for the 2nd Garage Triennal. Gluschenko holds an MA in Photography from Lepzig Academy of Fine Arts. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at the Estonian Academy of Arts.

Exhibitions. Solo

2016
Gluschenkoizdat Press, 3a, Polkovaya str., Moscow

Exhibitions. Group show

2019
Kandinsky Prize
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
2018
Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig
2018
Moscow Museum of Modern Art & V–A–C, Moscow
2017
V–A–C Dzattere, Venice
2017
The Innovation Prize
Shchusev Museum of Architecture, Moscow

2014
Detective
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
2012
V–A–C Casa Dei Tre Oci, Venice
2011
Curated by Vest
Greta Insam Gallery, Vienna
2011
From the Realm of The Practical Knowledge
GMG Gallery, Moscow
2009
Junk
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

Education

2022
PhD candidate
Estonian Academy of Arts • Eesti Kunstiakadeemia
2020
Meisterschüler (Master of Fine Art)
Professors: Peter Piller, Clemens V. Wedemeyer
Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig • Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst
2011
Master of Fine Art (drop out)
Valand Academy • University of Gothenburg
2009
One-year programm ‘Strategies and Tactics of Contemporary Art’
2007
Bachelor of Existing markets, financial and information flows, industrial and research processes
Modern University for the Humanities. Kaliningrad, Russia

Awards, Residencies & Scholarships

2023
Book Design Competition ‘Zhar-Kniga’, Diploma
Moscow, RU
2022
Artist-in-Residence and one year scholarship
Garage Museum, Moscow, RU
2020
‘Best Book Design from All Over The World’, Honorary Appreciation
Stiftung Buchkunst, Frankfurt, DE
2019
Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt, DE
2019
Book Design Competition ‘Zhar-Kniga’, Grand Prix
Moscow, RU
2018
Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig, DE
2018
Kulturstiftung des Freistaates Sachsen (Project scholarship)
Leipzig, DE
2017
The Innovation Prize, ‘New Generation
Moscow, RU

Publications

2021
Venets. Welcome to The Ideal (Russian edition)
ISBN 978–5–600–02969–9
Gluschenkoizdat Press
2019
Benign Duplicates. Diaries (1962) and Photographs From The Archive of Nikolai Kozakov
Gluschenkoizdat Press
2018
Marion-Ermer Preis. Kirill Gluschenko. Works.
ISBN 978–3–86060–043–6
Museum der Bildenden Künste Leipzig
2017
Venets. Welcome to The Ideal.
ISBN 978–5–9909519–1–4
Gluschenkoizdat Press (Funded by V–A–C)
2016
Radioplay ‘1962. Nikolay Kozakov Diaries’.
Vinyl, 2×LP, 8 p. insert

Gluschenkoizdat Press (Funded by V–A–C)
2016
1962. Nikolay Kozakov Diaries.
ISBN 978–5–9906255–3–2

Gluschenkoizdat Press (Funded by V–A–C)

Design Atelier ‘Nowinka’ selected clients & Work experience
Esquire Magazine Russia (Art Director)Port Magazine Russia (Art Director) • L’Officiel Magazine Russia (Art Director)
Tselinny Art Center • Moscow Philharmonic • Museum of Vadim Sidur
Snegiri Records • Zima Magazine UK • Ivan Limbakh Publishing House • Nosorog Literature Magazine

Books Distribution
Beirut: Papercup. Berlin: Do You Read Me?!, Pro QM. Leipzig: mZin. London: Calvert22.
Moscow: Garage, Falanster, Moskva, Ozon. Paris: Tailorbooks. Rotterdam: NAi Boekverkopers.
Tallinn: Lugemik. Vienna: Salon für Kunstbuch, Walther König.
  Exhibitions

Tuning–3.
  GES–2

2nd Garage Triennial
  of Russian
  Contemporary Art
.
  Garage Museum

Marion-Ermer Preis.
  MdbK Leipzig

• General Rehearsal.
  MMOMA & V–A–C

Space Force
  Construction
.
  V–A–C Dzattere

Our Days are Rich
  and Bright
.
  Gluschenkoizdat,
  3a, Polkovaya str.
  Works

• Installation Venets
  and radioplay Radio Venets.
  The Price of The Ideal

Just a Hum of Nothingness
  Between Me and You
.
  Moscow Branch
  of Gluschenkoizdat Press

Venets. Welcome to The Ideal.
  Russian Edition

  Exemplary Novel-Newspaper

Moscow Lights. Film

Benign Duplicates. Diaries (1962)
  and Photographs (1954–1993) from
  The Archive of Nikolai Kozakov
.
  Edited by Kirill Gluschenko

Benign Duplicates. Photographs
  (1954–1993) from The Archive
  of Nikolai Kozakov
.
  Series of manual offset prints

Venets. Ascension to Olympus.
  Series of manual offset prints

Venets.
  Welcome to The Ideal

Our Days are Rich and Bright.
  Series of manual offset prints


Riga. Salaspils.
  Dzintari


Dresden

Pskov

Ulyanovsk

Eesti: Pärnu,
  Tartu, Tallinn


• Radioplay 1962.
  N. Kozakov Diaries.
  Vinyl (2×LP)
  and Podcast series

N. Kozakov.
  1962. Diaries


Leningrad, Gorkiy,
  Minsk, Palanga, Dubna

☺ 2017—2023, Kirill Gluschenko
Leipzig-Moscow-Pionerskiy—Tallinn-Tbilisi