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Vasily Melnichenko



Personal exhibitions


Curator in projects



Born in the 1st of July, 1972, in Omsk, Russia.  

Academic background:

Faculty of Culture and Art in Omsk F. M. Dostoevsky State University;  

Studying by Training Programme for Curators of Contemporary Art in Goethe-Institut (Germany) - 2012-2013;

Candidate for a degree, topic: “Philosophic-anthropological aspects of chaos and its reflection in artistic strategies”.


artist (techniques: photography, video, action art, installations, performance), documentary movie director, journalist, tutor.


Since 2015 - Head of Berlin Art School. Berlin, Germany.

2013 – 2015 - Head of “Media art in the informational processes” magistracy programme and The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design OSIS. Omsk, Russia.

2005 - 2013 - Head of School of Photography and Multimedia “Event” and Bely Cube Gallery. Omsk, Russia.

2009 - Head of analytical department in TV business-journal «Here-TV».

2000 – 2008 reporter in “The Commercial News” newspaper.

1998 – 2000 - reporter in “City” magazine.

1995 – 1997 - director of “Ruso-Sport” shop.

1993 – 1994 - reporter in “Omsk time” newspaper.

1989 – 1991 – reporter in “The Voice of labour” newspaper.

Personal exhibitions:  

“Caterpillars”, February – April 2013, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, as a participant of the International Festival "Fashion and Style in Photography 2013", Moscow, Russia.  

“Flowers. Gerbera”, 2013, Omsk M.A. Vrubel Museum of Fine Arts, Omsk, Russia.  

“Caterpillars”, 2013, Latfullin Museum Contemporary Art, Ufa, Russia.  

“Caterpillars”, 2013, House of Artists, Kemerovo, Russia.  

“Caterpillars”, 2012, Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk, Russia.  

“Migology 2011” (from Russian “миг” – moment), 2012, as a participant of the White Nights Festival in Perm, Perm, Russia.  

“Berlin’s journal”, 2012, Bely Cube Gallery, Omsk, Russia.  

“Malevich for managers”, a joint project with Claudia Kristofel (Germany), 2012, Bely Cube Gallery, Omsk, Russia.  

“Caterpillars”, 2011, Omsk M.A. Vrubel Museum of Fine Arts, Omsk, Russia.  

“Suspicion”, 2011, Latfullin Museum Contemporary Art , Ufa, Russia.  

“Suspicion”, 2011, Bely Cube Gallery, Omsk, Russia.  

“Near”, 2005, Przewalski's Horse Gallary, Omsk, Russia.  

“Near”, 2003, City Library, Espoo, Finland.  

“Near”, 2003, “Rouhanure”, Helsinki, Finland.

Worked as a curator in projects:  

Dialogue through film mastership, project for authors from Germany, Russia, Ukraine, 2018, Berlin, grant Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany.  

“Virtual Museum of Garbage”, project which aim is aestheticization of garbage, 2016.  

Bassano Fotografia 2015 - Quarta Biennale, 2015, Bassano del Grappa, Italy.

Second Public Art Festival "Space of Plurality", 2015, Omsk, Russia, grant of the U.S. Embassy in Russia.  

“Bratva/ Banditen”, 2015 – 2016, Omsk, Russia, Lennestadt, Berlin, Germany.  

First Public Art Festival “Space of Plurality”, 2014, Omsk, Russia, grant of the U.S. Embassy in Russia.  

“Tesno” (In the grip), the Siberian Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, 2013, Omsk, Russia.  

Video and Multimedia Art Contest within 17th International Festival of Art and Design “The Formula of Vogue “East-West””, 2013, Omsk, Russia.  

“Festival of Contemporary Photography “Event””, 2012-2013, Omsk, Russia, Bely Cube Gallery, Omsk State Institute of Service, grant of the Ministry of Culture of Omsk Region  

“Modern History of Art”, 2012, Omsk, Russia, Bely Cube Gallery.

“Migology”, 2007-2011, Omsk, Norilsk, Moscow, Russia.

“Space of plurality”, Festival of German Contemporary Art, 2012, Omsk, Russia, grant of German Embassy in Russia.  

“Berlin. Omsk. And then - everywhere”, 2011, Omsk, Nizhny Novgorod, Perm, Rostov on Don, Russia.  

“Event”, Omsk art-photographers exhibition, 2011, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, Russian Museum of Photography.  

“Berlin. Omsk. Two dreams”, 2010, Omsk, Russia, Bely Cube Gallery.

“Look out! Nothing’s changed”, 2010, Omsk, Russia.

“The artists under control”, 2009, Omsk, Russia.

“Spaces”, 2009, Pavlodar, Kazakhstan, Pavlodar Regional Art Museum.

“The "O" City”, 2008, Omsk, Russia.


Una Storia, 2011, Russia.

Hallo Kaestner, 2013, Russia.

My Victory, 2015, Russia.

Drei Stärke, 2018, Germany.

Löwe, 2018, Germany.

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