Madrid under siege. 2016. Canvas, acrylic, oil, pastel. 85х190.
Ivan Novikov was born in 1990, graduated from the MGAHI n.a. V. I. Surikov and the Institute of Contemporary Art "Baza". He has had a number of solo exhibitions, among which are: "Why?" (START, CCA "Winzavod, 2011), "Lien Xo" (the pop/off/art Gallery, Moscow, 2016), "Shining Mycelium" (VCCA, Voronezh, 2016) and has participated in numerous important group projects such as Manifesta 10 (First Cadet Corps, St. Petersburg, 2014), "REPAIR" (ROT, Kassel, 2012), the 5th Moscow International Bienniale of Young Art (2016), the Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art ("Garage" Museum, Moscow, 2017). He was the winner of the "Garage" Museum grant programme (2015, 2016) and a nominee in the "Curator Project" category of the Innovation Award (2016). Ivan Novikov is a co-founder of the artist-run-space "Red Centre", teaches at the "Baza" Institute of Contemporary Art and curates independent exhibition projects. He is a member of the editorial board of the "Moscow Art Magazine". He lives and works in Moscow.