Vadim Fishkin (b. 1965) graduated from the Moscow Institute of Architecture in 1986. He lived in Moscow until 1996 and now lives in Ljubljana. His work explores the relationship between science, personal experience, desire and imagination, between metaphysics and pragmatism, between the artificial and the real. The artist manages to reveal subtle connections and arouse the viewer’s curiosity, but does not give away a definitive answer to the question of meaning. Many installations, sculptures, photographs and drawings – on the subject of geography, time, light, aeronautics, meteorology – are marked by his special sense of humour. He has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions: Venice Biennial (1995, 2003, 2005, 2017), 1st Biennial Valencia, Manifesta 1, Rotterdam, Manifesta 10, Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Jeu de Paume National Gallery, Paris, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Gregor Podnar Gallery, Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Palazzo della Ragione, Milan, Vienna Secession and BA WAG Foundation, Vienna, ZKM, Karlsruhe, MACRO, Rome, Drawing Center, New York.
I Did Not Break, 2020
Cut paper, 50 x 70 cm