Alexey Martins 

b. 1989 in Krasnoyarsk (Siberia), Russia 

Based in London, UK


In his practice, Martins engages with a distinctive set of materials, techniques and subjects that reveal the dynamic tension between civilization and nature. 

He considers all of his works in different media, as inherently connected parts of a single social and aesthetic project – a meditation on ecologic cataclysms, the ambivalent status of a human being in the system of organic life, regional identity and unifying potential of art.



2010 - Krasnoyarsk Art School named after Vasily Surikov, faculty of easel painting 

2017 - The School of Contemporary Art Free Workshops, ММОМА 


Solo exhibitions 

2020 - Sunspots, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2019 - Polar explorer’s, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2018 - Heat forms, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2017 - Mental firewood, Fragment Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2016 - Garden should grow up, Otdel Gallery, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2015 - Mental firewood, Otdel Gallery, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2010 - Space combat, Secach Gallery, Krasnoyarsk, Russia


Selected group exhibitions 

2021 - Living Matter, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2019 - The 12th Time Zone. A contemporary Art Report from Russia, Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR, Brussels, Belgium

2018 - Big Country – Big Ideas, mobile exhibition on cities of Russia 

2018 - The Work of the Future – art in Nikola-Lenivets, Peresvetov Pereulok Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2018 - Tragedy in the Corner, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia

2017 - Recycling Landscape, the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia 

2016 - Artbat FEST, Almaty, Kazakhstan

2014 - The Town Where You Can, KRYAKK 2014, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2012 - New Conditions, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Ekaterinburg, Russia


Festivals and Biennale 

2019 - Negotiators, 13th Krasnoyarsk museum biennale, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2018 - Contemporary art festival Territory.Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2017 - The Main project of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art. Curator: Yuko Hasegawa, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2017 - 12th international festival of landscape objects Archstoyanie, Nikola-Lenivets, Russia

2015 - The practice of touch, 11 Krasnoyarsk museum biennale, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2014 - Biennale of science art, Novosibirsk, Russia

2013 - Love of space, 10 Krasnoyarsk museum biennale, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

2013 - May!, Festival of Contemporary Art, Krasnodar, Russia

2012 - Liquid Life. The special project of 3th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia

2012 - Arhvarene, Architectural Festival, Krasnoyarsk, Russia



2020 - Present Continuous award, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp (M HKA) and V-A-C Foundation program, shortlist

2017 - The winner of the annual Ruinart Art Patronat Award Contest in the field of contemporary art

2015 - Kandinsky award. Nominee “Young Artist” 


Permanent collections 

The Tretyakov Gallery
The Moscow Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Contemporary Arts, Krasnoyarsk

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