Nikita Pirogov

Nikita Pirogov (b. 1989 Leningrad, USSR) is a Russian artist, poet and photographer working with images, sound, dance, poetry and performing arts. He studied acting and directing at St. Petersburg State Theater Arts Academy, and Fine Art Photography in IED Madrid. He has participated extensively in solo and group exhibitions internationally and his works has been featured in numerous publications such as Eikon Magazine (Austria), Foto&Video (Russia), European Photography (Germany), 1000words Magazine (UK), The Telegraph (UK) etc. Nikita’s work is now included in private collections in Russia, USA, France, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Austria as well as the collection of the State Russian Museum. He currently lives and works in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Selected Readings

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2013 – The Other Shore – The 5th International Photography Festival – Dali, Yunnan, China. Curated by Louise Clements
2012 – The Other Shore – Quai1 Space – Vevey, Switzerland. Curated by Raphael Biollay and Stefano Stoll 

2011 – The Other Shore – XXI Month of Photography, Artoteka Gallery – Bratislava, Slovakia. Curated by Irina Chmyreva, Evgeny Berezner and Natalia Tarasova
2011 – The Other Shore – Galleri Image – Aarhus, Denmark. Curated by Beate Cegielska and Irina Chmyreva
2010 – Requiem for my teacher – Street Art Festival “Street. Place. Everyone.” – Saint-Petersburg, Russia.
2010 – The Other Shore – Living Space – Saint-Petersburg, Russia – photography, poetry – curated by Aya Yakimova



2017 – Appropriating of Text – IX International Festival of Photography Photovisa – Krasnodar, Russia
2017 – Relicts from the Spaceship – Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China

2017 – Life is Elsewhere – Dali International Photography Festival #7 – Dali, Yunnan, China
2017 – HCP Auction – Houston Center of Photography – Houston, USA
2016 – Cities and Memory, Fotobiennale – Brandts 13, Odense, Denmark. Curated by Irina Chmyreva
2015 – Contemporary poetry and photography – Museum of History of Photography – Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Curated by Daria Suhovey and Anna Belova
2015 – Power and Illusion – Encontros da Imagem festival – Braga, Portugal. Curated by Angela Ferreira and Rui Prata 2015 – Un Homme : chapitre III – Galerie Hors Champs – Paris, France. Curated by Camilo Racana
2014 – Hope and Faith – Encontros da Imagem festival – Braga, Portugal. Curated by Angela Ferreira and Rui Prata



2013 – Kurekhin’s prize award – Textologies – best curatorial project – 1st place
2013 – The 5th International Photography Festival – Dali, Yunnan, China – prizewinner
2011 – International portfolio Review, Garage CCC, Moscow, Russia – portfolio review winner
2011 – Scholarship for European Masters of Fine Art Photography – Madrid, Spain
2010 – Eyes On, Vienna Month of Photography – portfolio review winner – Vienna, Austria
2010 – XX Month of Photography – portfolio review winner – Bratislava, Slovakia

WEBSITE: www.nikitapirogov.com


Pirogov, like the poet Alexander Ilianen, is someone who explores the idea that although life can be difficult and tragic, the very nature of momentary existence is what helps us to appreciate beauty.

– Louise Clements, 2011
Excerpt from 1000words Magazine (UK)