Maxim Ivanov is Russian born artist-photographer, alumni of the British Higher School of Art and Design. 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 mentioned thinkers convinced him that good art is that which empowers its friendly viewer. Since then his work has become ouroboricly encircled: senses give birth to the work’s concept, the concept determines the works aesthetics (its medium and the method of creation), and the outcome’s aesthetics appeal to the viewer’s senses. The depth of the emotional impact augmented by the work’s conceptual weight is what he aims to enlarge.

BA First Class (Hons) Photography in the British Higher School of Art and Design (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)


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)

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)


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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