Partola Alex
Group exhibitions

New Now, Ruarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia


Personal Space, a collective retrospective exhibition, The Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

The National Architectural Festival "Zodchestvo". The Exhibition Center "Gostiny Dvor", Moscow, Russia


TRUE LY. Ruarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia


Wall. The Street Art Forum. The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with Ruarts Foundation and the Street Art Research Institute, Moscow, Russia


Wall Elements 2. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Wall Elements. Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Saint Petersburg, Russia


I Can't Find What I'm Looking For. Vzlet Project, VDNH, Moscow, Russia


ARTMOSSPHERE Biennale. Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia


Wall Elements. Neurotitan Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Wall Elements. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Teufelsberg. Faces & Laces, Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Prizraki. 10th Moscow Photo Biennale, Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow, Russia


SilverCamera. Kazansky r/w station, Moscow, Russia

Ghost in the Machine. Studio 74, London, UK

"96" Nikita K. Skryabin, The Zoological Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia


And You Want the Same. Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Ghost in the Machine. Promgrafica Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Vice Photo Show. Artplay, Moscow, Russia

Alex Partola was born in 1990 in Riga. In 2013, the artist graduated from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics and from the British Higher School of Art and Design. Known as a photographer, graphic designer, curator and publisher. In 2012, together with Nikita Skryabin, he presented the Ghost in the Machine book, where he introduced a series of black and white photos of Moscow graffiti writers, taken while they were painting trains. The project was presented as part of the 10th International Photobiennale in Moscow. Partola is the author of the Wall Elements project and exhibition (2014), as well as of the first large-scale study of Russian street art from Kaliningrad to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky and of the photo almanac of the same name – Wall Elements 2 (2018), implemented with the support of Ruarts Foundation for Contemporary Art. In 2024, he presented the edition Wall Elements 3 and an exhibition of the same name at the Ruarts Foundation. Co-author of the project "City from the Dungeon" (2021) about the journey of Moscow artists to the catacombs of Paris. In 2022, he curated the project called “Section” and invited Alexei Luka and Matvey Shapiro as artists to reflect on the remains of the architectural monument of federal significance, the V. F. Snegirev’s mansion.


Partola A., Scriabin N. Wall Elements 3. Album. M.: Publishing House "ОСЬ", 2024

City from the dungeon. 0331с, Grisha, PRTL. With support of Ruarts Foundation, Moscow, Russia. 2021

Partola A., Scriabin N. Wall Elements 2. Album. M.: Publishing House "ОСЬ", 2018

Partola A., Scriabin N. Wall Elements. Album. M.: Publishing House "ОСЬ", 2014

Partola A., Scriabin N. Ghosts. Album of documentary photographic material. M.: Publishing house "ОСЬ", 2012

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