• Yuri Albert
  • Nikita Alexeev
  • Yuri Avvakumov
  • Konstantin Batynkov
  • Alexei Politov and Marina Belova
  • Alexander Brodsky
  • Alexei Buldakov
  • Olga Chernysheva
  • Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov
  • Andrei Filippov
  • Dmitri Gutov
  • AES+F Group
  • Alexei Kostroma
  • Julia Milner
  • MishMash project (Misha Leikin & Masha Sumnina)
  • Andrei Molodkin
  • Nikolai Polissky
  • Alexander Ponomarev
  • Sergei Shutov
  • Haim Sokol
  • Vladimir Tarasov
  • Rostan Tavasiev
  • Leonid Tishkov
Photo by: Boris Bendikov 
Private Moon, 2003 – 2005 
color photographs  
50 x 60 cm 
Courtesy of the artists and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Photo by: Boris Bendikov 
Private Moon, 2003 – 2005 
color photographs  
50 x 60 cm 
Courtesy of the artists and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Photo by: Boris Bendikov
Private Moon, 2003 – 2005
color photographs
50 x 60 cm
Courtesy of the artists and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Leonid Tishkov

Leonid Tishkov

About works

“Private Moon” is a visual poem, telling a story about a man who found the Moon and stayed with her for the rest of his life.

In the upper world, in the attic of his house, he saw the Moon which had fallen from the sky. At first she was hiding from the sun in a dark, damp tunnel and was constantly frightened by the passing trains. Then she came to the house of the man.

Wrapping the moon in a thick blanket, he gives her autumn apples and drinks tea with her. When she finally recovers he puts her on a boat and carries her across a dark river to a high bank, where moon pine-trees grow.

He descends to the lower world wearing the clothes of his deceased father and then returns, illuminating the way with his private moon.

Transcending the borders between worlds via narrow bridges, sinking into sleep, taking care of the heavenly body, man turns into a mythological being living in the real world like in a fantastic fairy-tale.

Leonid Tishkov


Leonid Tishkov
1953 born in the Ural Mountains region
1979 graduated from the Sechenov Medical Academy, Moscow
Lives and works in Moscow.

Selected Personal Exhibitions:
2008 Home of Artist. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Private Moon (in collaboration with Boris Bendikov). Singapore Biennale, Singapore
2006 Ladomir: Utopian Objects. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Private Moon. Novosibirsk Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia
2005 Paintings 80th. Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2004 Vodolazy (Deep Sea Divers). Krokin Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Apokryfos. National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
2003 Leonid Tishkov & Igor Macarevich: Masters of Russia Contemporary Mythology. Gallery K, Washington, USA
2001 Vodolazy (Deep Sea Divers). District of Columbia Arts Center, Washington, USA Creatures of the Soft World. Russian Museum of Decorative Applied Arts, Moscow, Russia
2000 Dabloids & Another Creatures. Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
1999 Creatures. Contemporary Art Center, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia; Yaroslavl' Art Museum, Russia
1998 Dabloid Teater. Färgfabriken, Center for Contemporary Art, Stockholm, Sweden
1995 Creatures. Museum of Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia
Dabloids and Elephants. Mary and Leigh Block Museum, Northwestern University, Evanston, USA
1994 Creaturas. Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Caracas Sofia Imber, Caracas, Venezuela La Route du Cœur. Epreuve d'Artiste Gallery, Lille, France
1993 Creatures. Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, NC, USA

Selected Group Exhibitions:
2008 Art-Index. Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
2007 Look Homeward. Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski castle, Warsaw, Poland
Progressive Nostalgia. Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
The Time of Storytellers. Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Return to Memory. New art from Russia. KUMU Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
2006 View on Europe. MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Street, Art and Fashion. Contemporary Russian Photography. FotoMuseum, Antwerp, Belgium
Visit of Star. VI International Month of Photography in Moscow “Photobiennale-2006”, Moscow, Russia
Black Box/White Cube Video Space. Codes of Culture – Video Art from 7 Continents by The Project Room N.Y., ArteBA 2006, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Private Moon. Moscow Artist's Message, Nanto Cultural Center, Japan
2005 7 Sins. Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Beyond of Red Horizon: Moscow-Warsaw. Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski castle, Warsaw, Poland
Moscow Breakthrough, Contemporary Russian Artists. Bargehouse, London, England
2004 Moscow-Berlin/Berlin-Moscow 1950–2000, State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia
2003 Moscow-Berlin/Berlin-Moscow 1950–2000. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
Graphic Art of 20th Century. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Detende: Russian Contemporary Art Video Format. Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, USA
Invisible Cities. Queen's University Belfast, Belfast, England
2001 The View from Here. Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, VA, USA
2000 View from Here. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
The Body Memory. State Museum of the History of Saint-Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
1999 Russian Videoart. Kunsthalle Faust, Hannover, Germany
Russian Samizdat & Artist's books. Grafeion Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic; Contemporary Art Museum of Andy Warhol, Slovakia
1998 Praprintium. Berlin State Library, Berlin, Germany; Bochum Museum, Bochum, Germany
Art Books of the 90th. Montpelier Art Center, USA
1997 Portfolios for Portfolio Kunst. Albertina Museum, Vienne, Austria
Russian Silkskreens from Moscow Studio. Corcoran Art Gallery, Washington, USA
1996 Moscow Conceptual Artists. Duke University Museum of Art, Durham NC, USA
Contemporary Russian Artists` Books. Aberystwyth Art Centre, England; Boise, Idaho,USA; Glyn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, England; The John Rylands University Library, Manchester, England
Nordgrafia 96. Gotlands Konstmuseum, Visby, Sweden
1991 Furmanny's Artists. Martigni Art Center, Switzerland
1990 Transfuture.International Visual Poetry. Hauptmanschule, Kassel, Germany
Concrete. Visual Poetry Exhibition. City Museum of Gotha, Germany

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