IGOR PONOSOV (RU)
Born in Nizhnevartovsk in Siberian Russia in 1980, Igor Ponosov is an artist, activist and author of several projects and publications relating to urban art.
He began his artistic career in 1999 as a graffiti artist in Kiev and between 2005 and 2009 published three books on street art in Russia and the ex-USSR. From 2011 to 2013 he curated the project 'The Wall' at the Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art in Moscow. In 2011 he founded the 'Partizaning.org' website as a platform for exchange among activists, artists and urbanists, and from 2013 to 2016 he curated 'Delai Sam' festival, which focused on grassroots indicatives and activism in Russia. He is also the author of the book 'Art and the City' (2016).
He has undertaken residencies including the Global Art Lab public art residency in New York as part of the 2014 Arts Leadership Fellows as well as at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, in 2016.
Ponosov currently lives in Moscow, where he works as an activist, artist and independent curator of multi-disciplinary projects, focusing on the social environment of the city and its transformation through the arts.