Maxim Ivanov is a Russian born artist-photographer, alumni of the University of Hertfordshire (the British Higher School of Art and Design branch). After a fruitful period of studies he witnessed that his practice revolves around the notions of the Heraclitian Becoming, the Nietzschean Will to Power, and the Burkean Sublime. The depth of the emotional impact determined by the work’s conceptually defined form is what he aims to increase in his practice

BA First Class (Hons) Photography in the University of Hertfordshire (British Higher School of Art and Design branch— BHSAD) (2014-2017)
Intensive course on jewellery photography, BHSAD (2015)
Foundation of Art and Design (FAD), BHSAD (2013-2014)
Scholarship student at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) (2011-2013)


Photobookfest Dummy Award: honourable mention (2018)
Creative Review Photography Annual (2017)
Shortlisted in Photobookfest Dummy Award (2017)
D&AD New Blood Awards (2016)
D&AD New Blood Awards (2015)
The Russian Union of Art Photographers. Festival: Russian Youth for Peace and Understanding (2010)

Public collections:

The Fragments Attributed to Heraclitus photo-book is in the private collection of the Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow(2017)
Soft Power photographic painting, Fundacao Bienal de Arte de Cerveira, Portugal(2018)

XX Bienal de Cerveira, main programme, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal (2018)
XX Bienal de Cerveira, special programme, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal (2018)
Contrast-Construct,  6th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, CCA Mars, Moscow, Russia (2018)
Surface, Art Korobka Gallery, Moscow, Russia (2017)
The City to Artists, Artists to the City, The State Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia (2016)
Turning Point, The Centre of Creative Industries “Fabrika”, Moscow, Russia (2016)
D&AD New Blood Exhibition, Old Spitalfields Market, London, UK (2015)
Behind Closed Doors as part of 31 Days Fotofest, Artplay, Moscow, Russia (2015)
Crystall exhibition of 31 Days Fotofest, Artplay, Moscow, Russia (2015)
FAD final exhibition, BHSAD, Moscow, Russia (2014)

Artistic Residences:

Casa do Artista Jamie Isidoro, Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal(2018)


Creative Review Photography Annual (UK,2017)
Chois Gallery magazine, vol. 37 (China,2016) (Russia, 2016)
Scopio Network (Portugal, 2015)
Mutante magazine (Portugal, 2015)
Revolution Jewellery magazine, vol. 43 (Russia, 2015)

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