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Maxim Ivanov is a Russian born artist-photographer, alumni of the University of Hertfordshire. His conceptual practice revolves around the notions of the Heraclitian Becoming, the Nietzschean Will to Power, and the Burkean Sublime. For him a physical artwork is a trophy that artists are aspiring to during their creative endeavours

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)

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

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)

Solo exhibitions:
Winners, personal exhibition, Cosmos pavilion, VDNH, Moscow, Russia (2019)
Winners, personal exhibition, B uksir Gallery, Lipetsk, Russia (2019)
It’s a trap, personal exhibition, Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow Russia (Planed in dec 2019 — jan 2020)

Group exhibitions:
BA (Hons) Photography Alumni Show,  BHSAD, Moscow, Russia (2019)
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)


AD Magazine (Russia,2019) (Russia,2019)
Art Uzel (Russia,2019) (Russia,2019) (Russia,2019)
Bez Formata (Russia,2019)
Molodezny Vestnic (Russia,2019)
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)

Artist talks:
Future of art photography, VBNH, Paviloin 2, Moscow, Russia (2019)

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