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Mikhail Rozanov
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Mikhail Rozanov is a Russian photographer working predominantly in monochrome colours. His works are characterized by extreme minimalism, academic rigor and moderation, while architectural and natural landscapes represent his main subjects.

Mikhail Rozanov was born on July 15, 1973 in Moscow. After studying at the Faculty of History in Moscow State University he joined the circle of artists of the New Academy led by Timur Novikov in St. Petersburg, where he was formed as an artist.

Since 1995, Mikhail Rozanov’s works have been regularly exhibited in Russia (Aidan Gallery, State Museum of Architecture, Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, ROSPHOTO Museum and Exhibition Center, Multimedia Art Museum, Ruarts Gallery) and abroad (in Germany, Netherlands, France, England, Switzerland, USA, Italy, Lithuania, Mexico and other countries). The photographer takes part in various bienniales (Photo Biennale, Moscow; Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow) and art fairs (International Art Fair, Chicago, USA; Art Manege, Moscow, Russia; Art Forum, Berlin, Germany; ARCO, Madrid, Spain; Paris-Photo, Paris, France, etc.) In 2010, Mikhail Rozanov launched his own creative workshop at the British Higher School of Design at the Faculty of Photography and teached there for the next 6 years.

Each photo of Mikhail Rozanov is initially conceived in the photographer’s mind. One of the most important process for him is a long theoretical research and detailed exploration of the phenomenon under study as well as the quest for its conceptual embodiment, which always precede a step of taking photographies itself.
The author’s creative method consists in his attempts to discover the sublime in everyday life, which would help the viewer to disengage from material objects in order to perceive the usual forms of the world as images of pure sensations. Rozanov’s creativity is characterized by the laconicism of expressive means, and each of the works carries a certain sensual intonation: serenity or dynamics, lightness or heaviness, tenderness or determination. At the same time, the author does not distort the reality, but only puts into effect the objective mechanisms of perception with the help of the specific angle and ideally accurate, geometrically verified composition.



Selected solo exhibitions

2020
Dream. (In collaboration with Alexey Guintovt). RuArts Gallery, Moscow. Within the framework of Photobiennale 2020 parallel program
2019
The Last Masterpiece. Maxim Gorky Moscow Art Academic Theatre, Moscow, Russia
Mikhail Rozanov. Andrey Karagodin. Natural Philosophy. Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2018
Academy. The Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts (Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture), Saint Petersburg, Russia
2017
ORDER. (In collaboration with Alexey Guintovt). RuArts Gallery, Moscow. Within the framework of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art parallel program
2016
Peterhof. DS Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2015
Courage. WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
COSTRUZIONE. (In collaboration with Riccardo Murelli). RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
A Clarity of Purpose. Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
2014
Cosmos. Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO, Saint Petersburg 2013 Totalitarian Architecture. WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow Mikhail Rozanov. Selected woks. Multimedia Art Museum/Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
2011
Service. Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO, Moscow, Russia
2010
Service. WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
2009
Photography. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2008
Natural Science. Gallery D-137, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2007
Photography. Moscow Center of Art, Moscow, Russia
2006
Architecture. Russian Economic Forum, London, UK
Academy of science. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2005
Architecture. Gallery D-137, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2004
Flowers. Fotonauta Gallery, Barcelona, Spain
Flowers. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2003
Athens. (In collaboration with Alexei Belyaev-Gintovt). Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2002
Moscow of 30’s in photos by Mikhail Rozanov. Gallery Fenix, Moscow 2001 Surfaces. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Flyover. State Architectural Museum, Moscow, Russia
Autumn. Exhibition during the festival Fashion and style in photo. Photo Center, Moscow, Russia
2000
Steps. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Balustrades. The New Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia
1999
Bridges. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Embankment. Museum of the New Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia
1997
Mikhail Rozanov. Inscriptions. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Mikhail Rozanov. Flowers. Museum of the New Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia
1995
Landscapes. Museum of the New Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Selected group exhibitions
2020
Winter Garden, The Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia
2019
Story of a Dream. VDNH, Moscow, Russia
Artefaktur. Sevkabel Port, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2018
Living  With Art. Contemporary Russian Art from the Gazprombank Collection (dedicated to XXIV International Advisory Board of The State Hermitage Museum), Kushelev-Bezbordko Mansion, Saint Petersburg, Russia
It is OK to change your mind. Contemporary Russian Art from the Gazprombank Collection, MAMbo (Museo d`Arte Moderna di Bologna). Bologna, Italy
2017
Current Russia: Classics Game. The All-Russia Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art, Moscow, Russia
10х10 Transform. Loft project Etagi, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The "VDNH. Reconstruction". VDNkh, Moscow, Russia
2016
Opus modernum. WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow (curator together with K. Preobrazhensky)
Current Russia: habitat. The Central Museum of contemporary history of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Enriched Reality -2 .CEC named after Tenishevs, Smolensk, Russia
2015
Art Market Budapest. Hungary (UVG gallery)
Russian Realism of XXI century. The Central Museum of contemporary history of Russia, Moscow, Russia
Strictness and Beauty. UVG Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Absolute Beauty. Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
Upgrading Reality. А-3 Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Victory as New Epos. The Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia
IX Moscow International Biennale Fashion and style in photography 2015, Moscow PROzavod, The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia
2014
Vienna Art-Fair. Ural Vision gallery, Vienna Strictness and Beauty, Ural Vision gallery, Ekaterinburg, Russia
PROzavod. The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography, Moscow, Russia
Arch Moscow. Sergey Skuratov Architects. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
2013
Miami. Art Basel week, Miami, USA
Ice laboratory. 5th Biennale of contemporary art. Moscow, Russia
2012
Spirits of the North: the metaphysics of space. Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Hot Cold. Loft Project ETAGI, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Artist's view. The Pushkin sate Museum of Fine Arts. Moscow, Russia
Best of Russia. (Catalogue cover). WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow Manner and matter. Gallery of classic photography, Moscow, Russia
Pre-auction exhibition and participation in the auction of Russian fotography. Russian auction house, Moscow, Russia
2011
The Best of Russia. WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
2010
Clairvoyance. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
Art Moscow 2010. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
The Best of Russia. WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
2009
Art Moscow 2009. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
The Best of Russia. WINZAVOD Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow, Russia
2008
The opening of the Loft Project Etagi, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2007
XV. Group exhibition of gallery’s artists. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Future depends on you. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2006
Sotheby’s auction. New York, USA
2005
Modern Russian Photo within framework of exhibition Russia. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Ice. Gallery Kino, Moscow, Russia
Art Moscow 2005. Central House of Artist, Moscow Design and photography. Gallery Fotonauta. Barcelona, Spain
Shakespeare. Art Play, Moscow, Russia
New View on the Art Deco. Art Play Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2004
Art Strelka collector’s club show. Art-Strelka Cultural Centre, Moscow, Russia
Art Moscow 2004. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
The 10th anniversary of New Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2003
Silver Camera. Multimedia Art Museum/Moscow House of Photography, Moscow 2003 Moscow. Russian Center of Culture, Berlin, Germany
Fashion and Style in Photography. Multimedia Art Museum/Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Art Moscow 2003. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
2002
Silver Camera. Multimedia Art Museum/Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Paris-Photo. Paris, France
Art Forum Berlin 2002, Berlin, Germany
Exhibition of modern Russian and Georgia’s artists. State Museum of Fine Arts in Batumi, Adjaria, Georgia
Necroromantism. Sate Museum of city sculpture. Saint Petersburg, Russia
Art Moscow 2002. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
Photobiennale 2002. House of Photography. Moscow central exhibition hall New Manege, Moscow, Russia
ARCO’2002, Madrid, Spain
2001
Abstraction in Russia. State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
The opening of Glaz Gallery. Multimedia Art Museum/Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
The opening of the exhibition halls in Multimedia Art Museum/Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
Arch Moscow 2001. Central House of Artist, from Architecture Museum, Moscow Art Moscow 2001. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
Cosmo. Moscow central exhibition hall New Manege. Moscow, Russia
2000
Art Menege. Moscow central exhibition hall New Manege, Moscow, Russia
Silver camera. Moscow central exhibition hall New Manege, Moscow, Russia
Kunst Markt Dresden, Dresden, Germany
Treasures of photography from the collection of the New Academy of Fine
Arts. Sinebrukhov Museum. Helsinki, Finland
Liste 2000. Basel, Switzerland
Art Moscow 2000. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
Photobiennale-2000. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Art Forum Berlin 2000, Berlin, Germany
1999
Russian seasons. Leverkusen(Bayer), Germany
Art Forum Berlin 1999, Berlin, Germany
Moscow Forum of Art initiatives, Suggestions for the Biennale di Venezia
2000. Moscow central exhibition hall New Manege, Moscow, Russia
Liste’99. Basel, Switzerland
Photo Fair. Moscow central exhibition hall New Manege from Moscow House of photography, Moscow, Russia
1998
Exhibition of New Academy of Fine Arts. Museum of West Arts, Riga, Latvia
Liste’98, Basel, Switzerland
250.000 miles. Moscow central exhibition hall New Manege, Moscow Art Moscow, Moscow, Russia
1998. Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia
Observation Photobiennale. Moscow central exhibition hall New Manege, Moscow, Russia
One Love/Once More. Prague, House of Photography. Paris, London, Mexico
1997
Moscow Forum of Art initiative. Moscow central exhibition hall New Manege, Moscow, Russia
Your own cinema. Kodak Cinema World within Moscow Cinema Festival. Aidan Gallery, Moscow, Russia
New Russian Classicism, Vilnius, Litva
New Russian Classicism. Stedelick Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Art Forum Berlin 1997, Berlin, Germany
Art Menege. Moscow central exhibition hall New Manege, Moscow, Russia
1996
1st Photobiennale. Moscow, Russia
Classical tendencies in contemporary Russian photography. Germany International month of photography, Paris, France
Mikhail Rozanov. Photography. Museum of New Academy of Fine Arts. Saint Petersburg, Russia
New Russian Photography. Erfurt, Berlin, Germany
1994
XV International Chicago Art Fair, Chicago, USA


Collections

The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Tsarskoe Selo State Museum and Heritage Site, Saint Petersburg
Museum of Moscow, Moscow
VDNH Collection, Moscow
Multimedia Art Museum/Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
Museum of New Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg
State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO, Saint Petersburg
The Saint Petersburg Academy of Arts (Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture), Saint Petersburg


Private collections

Capital Group
Bin-bank
O-1 group
Gazprombank
OMK
Villeroy & Boch
Goldman Sachs
Antanta-Capital
USC (United Shipbuilding Corporation)
Deutsche Bank
AEON corporation
Chronolux
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