Max Sher

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Born 1975 in St. Petersburg, raised in Siberia and educated in Siberia and France, Max Sher took up photography in 2006. Having started out as photojournalist he has then moved on into visual arts. His work, personal and commissioned, was since exhibited both at home and internationally. In 2008, Sher was nominated for KLM Paul Huf Awards, in 2013, he became finalist in the Cord Prize.

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Solo exhibitions:
2015
Postcard Views, MUAR Museum of Architecture, curated by Anna Petrova, Moscow
2014
Map and Territory, Triumph Gallery, Moscow
2010
Kars, Fotodepartament, St.Petersburg
2008
Kronstadt: Dreaming of the Past, Fotodepartament, St.Petersburg
Group exhibitions:
2015
Surface of Writing (in collaboration with Alina Belishkina), Vertical Gallery, St.Petersburg
Metageography, a special project to the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, curated by Kirill Svetlyakov and Nikolai Smirnov, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Mari.Research / Chuvash. Research, curated by Sofya Gavrilova and Kristina Romanova, Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow
Close and Far: Russian Photography Now, curated by Kate Bush, Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry

2014
Close and Far: Russian Photography Now, curated by Kate Bush, Calvert22 Gallery, London
Urban Landscapes, P46 Gallery, Camogli, Italy
Uglich International Photo Festival, Uglich, Russia
Moskovia. Research, curated by Sofya Gavrilova and Kristina Romanova, Museum of Applied Arts, Moscow

2012
Residence Permit (with Egor Zaika), curated by Svetlana Grekova-Taylor, Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow
Vice Photo Show 2012, curated by Svetlana Grekova-Taylor, Photohub_Manometr, Moscow
EAST: Young Eastern European Photography, Kaunas, Lithuania

2011
Photomonth Cracow

2010
Kaunas Photo Festival
2nd Moscow Biennale of Architecture
EAST: Young Eastern European Photography, Central European House of Photography, Bratislava

2009
Young Russian Photography, Manege Central Exhibitions Hall, St. Petersburg
2Young, Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow

2008
EAST: Young Eastern European Photography, Brick5, Vienna

Artist Residences
2015
Artist residence in Kronstadt, National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA)
Books:
A Remote Barely Audible Evening Waltz, Treemedia Publishers, Moscow, 2013
This Day of Change, Kodansha Courrier Japon Publishers, Tokyo, 2009
EAST, Anzenberger Agency, Moser Verlag, Munich, 2008

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