St Petersburg, Russia
Vladimir Abikh is a Russian multidisciplinary artist. He holds a degree from the Ural Federal University named after the first President of Russia B. N. Yeltsin (Yekaterinburg), and has completed courses in Film Directing (Siberian Cinema Campus, Kansk) and Contemporary Art (PRO ARTE Foundation, St Petersburg). He also won an internship at the International Summer Academy of Fine Arts (Salzburg, Austria).

Vladimir Abikh works at the intersection of different media and genres, including street art, intervention, installation, video, and photography. In his works, the artist reflects on the place of man in the information space, and explores the impact of the virtual on real life. The artist's creative process is built around rethinking the heritage of street art, and the work with text and linguistic phenomena, with an emphasis on showcasing the symbiosis of semantic content and the means of its presentation.

Abikh analyses and reveals the internal mechanisms of functioning of certain socio-cultural phenomena in concise and ironic forms.

Participant of the main programs of the Ural Industrial Biennale, Krasnoyarsk Biennale and the Biennale of Street Art «Artmosphere»; winner of the international portrait competition «Portrait Now!»; five-time nominee for the Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award in the «Best Public Art Project» category. Abikh's works are featured in the collections of the Street Art Museum (St Petersburg), the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, and the Erofeev Museum (Kolomna).
Works from the residency
From the Armour of Nothingness project
Plasma-cut and etched steel