ALEXANDER FLORENSKY (born: 1960) and OLGA FLORENSKAYA (born: 1960) graduated from the Mukhina College of Art and Design (Leningrad) in 1982. One of the founders of MITKI artist group (1985). The members of the Russian artist's Union (1998). In 1990 were trained at the INSTITUT DES HAUTES ETUDES EN ARTS PLASTIQUES (director: Pontus Hulten). Artists work in different fields of art: painting, graphics, book illustration, sculpture, ceramics and animation. The authors of animated films "MITKIMAYER" (1992), "RUSSIAN ALBUM" (2001) and "TROPHY FILMS" (2004). Have taken part in a large number of film festivals, both in Russia and abroad (1993-2002). The founders of MITKILIBRIS publishing house.
Alexander Florensky Ц one of the founders and curator of "MITKI-VHUTEMAS "art center in St. Petersburg, in 2003-2004 Ц chief artist and curator of "ADRESA PETERBURGA" magazine. In 2004 he had organized (together with Ivan Sotnikov) the "PAINTING AND DRAWING SOCIETY". Since 2006 Alexander Florensky is the head of contemporary art department in "TSARSKOSELSKY COLLECTION" state museum.
Works by O&A Florensky are in the collections of the following museums: the State Russian Museum and State Hermitage (St Petersburg), the State Tretyakov Picture Gallery (Moscow), the Pushkin Fine Art Museum (Moscow) and many art museums in Russia (Yaroslavl, Tver, Omsk, Arkhangelsk, Novosibirsk, Kaliningrad, Ivanovo, Saratov, Sochi, Kursk etc), in KIASMA and Helsinki City Art Museum (Helsinki) and Victoria & Albert museum (London), collection of Hand Print Studio International, Washington, DC, art collection of the GRAND VALLEY State University (USA)
Since 1994 O&A. Florensky have been working together on big joint projects ("MOVEMENT TOWARDS IYE", "MOVEABLE BESTIARY", "LOCAL TIME", "RUSSIAN TROPHY", "RUSSIAN PATENT", "UNIVERSAL MUSEUM OF WILHELM WINTER", etc.). Artists live and work in St Petersburg.
RUSSIAN TROPHY, NCCA, Nizny Novgorod
RUSSIAN TROPHY, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
GEOGRAPHIC MAPS, NOMI gallery, St. Petersburg
COLLAGE IN RUSSIAN ART, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
RUSSISCHE SOUVENIRS, Bielefeld, Germany
RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS, Guelman gallery, Moscow2005
RELIGIOUS BUILDINGS, St. Petersburg, Museum of the history of religion.
VIEWS OF PETERSBURG, St Petersburg, Nabokov's museum.
ACADEMY OF PORCELAIN, St. Petersburg, State Hermitage.
1st MOSCOW BIENNALE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART.
ART-MOSCOW, Central exhibition hall, Moscow.
ART PLAY, Moscow.
ART FORUM, Moscow.
GHOST OF A CHANCE, Bath, Ipswich Ц UK.
CHANCE ENCOUNTERS, Ipswich, UK.
ACADEMY HOLIDAYS, Museum of the New Academy", St. Petersburg.2004
TAMED AND WILD, State Russian museum, St. Petersburg.
TAKSIDERMIA, Art center ANNANTALO, Helsinki.
NA KURORT!, Kunsthalle, BADEN-BADEN, Germany.2003
THE RETURN OF MIR ISKUSSTVA, St. Petersburg History Museum.
STUDIO OF ART-MOSCOW, Moscow art Fair, Moscow.
GRAPHIC ART OF XX CENTURY, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.
NIGHT TRAIN Surrealist Routes to Kiasmas's Collections.
Kiasma Museum, Helsinki.
TYPEWRITERS, PRO ARTE, S.-Petersburg.2002
MOVEABLE BESTIARY AND OTHER OBJECTS, Architectural Association, London.
Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw.
RUSSIAN TROPHY, Hand Print Workshop International,
FEMME ART, State Tretyakov gallery, Moscow.
MISCELLANEOUS, show and lectures in Grand Valley State University, Michigan.
ISKUSSTVO 2000, Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany.
NORDIC POSTMODERNISM, Kiasma Museum, Helsinki.
CONTEMPORARY ART FROM ST. PETERSBURG, Tallinn Art Museum.
ART Ц MOSCOW FAIR, Moscow.
MOVEABLE BESTIARY, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujyazdowsky Castle, Warsaw.2000
GUELMAN GALLERY IN THE STATE RUSSIAN MUSEUM, State Russian museum, St. Petersburg.
ANATOMICAL PERSON, Kunstkamera Museum, St Petersburg.
MOVEMENT TOWARDS YIE, Anhava Gallery, Helsinki.
TAXIDERMY, MODEST ARCHITECTURE, A MOVEABLE BESTIARY, State Russian Museum, St Petersburg.
TAXIDERMY, MODEST ARCHITECTURE, Guelman Gallery, Moscow.
DYNAMIC COUPLES, Guelman Gallery, Moscow.
ART Ц MOSCOW FAIR, Guelman Gallery, Moscow.1999
FAUNA, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow; National Center for Contemporary Art, Nizhny Novgorod; Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw.
LOCAL TIME (THE DEVELOPMENT OF CHRONOMETRY IN RUSSIA), State Museum of the History of St Petersburg (in collaboration with Outi Heiskanen).1998
EXHIBITION OF NEW ACQUISITIONS, State Russian Museum, St Petersburg.
A MOVEABLE BESTIARY IN THE SUMMER GARDEN, Summer Garden, St Petersburg.
SELECTED MATERIAL FOR THE PROJECT "A MOVEABLE BESTIARY", Iosef Bakshteyn Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
RUSSIAN PATENT, Guelman Gallery, Moscow (in collaboration with G. Pellegrini).1997
MOVEMENT TOWARDS IYE, Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujyazdowsky Castle, Warsaw.
MOVEMENT TOWARDS IYE, Szczecin Biennale, Poland.
RED IN RUSSIAN ART, State Russian Museum, St Petersburg.
5 YEARS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF CONTEMPORARY ART, the State Russian Museum, St Petersburg.
VODKA, Guelman Gallery, Moscow.1996
RUSSIAN PATENT, Borey Gallery, St Petersburg.
IYE, EXMA Art Centre, Cagliari, Italy (in collaboration with G. Pellegrini).
WEIMAR Ц KNIGA, Soros Centre for Contemporary Art, St Petersburg.
IYE, Rauma Biennale, Finland.
MOVEMENT TOWARDS IYE, L-Gallery, Moscow.
METAPHERN DES ENTRUCKSTEINS (contemporary art from St Petersburg), Karlsruhe.1995
MOVEMENT TOWARDS IYE (the archive of I.P. Barinov), Borey Gallery, St Petersburg.
SELF-IDENTIFICATION, Kiel, Berlin, Oslo, Sopot, St Petersburg.1994
RUSSIAN ALBUM, Borey Gallery, St Petersburg.
MISCELLANY, Gallery 10/10, St Petersburg.
ON THE 10TH
ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDING OF THE MITKI GROUP, State Russian Museum, St Petersburg.
RUSSIAN DESIGN, Borey Gallery, St Petersburg. Print version