Biography

Art group PROVMYZA was organized in 1998.
Galina Myznikova, 1968, Gorky, USSR
Sergey Provorov, 1970, Gorky, USSR
They live in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

The artists work in various genres of contemporary art: video art, experimental films, photography, installation, opera staging. Their works were presented at the 51st Venice Biennale,Kunstfilm Biennale (Museum Ludwig, Cologne;Istambul Modern Museum, Istambul; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin), Hors Pistes (Centre Pompidou, Paris),Biennial of Moving Images (Saint-Gervais, Geneva), Montevideo Biennial (Banco Republica, Montevideo), Viper (Kunsthalle Basel, museum fuer Gegenwartskunst Basel,Basel), Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art Events (Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Moscow), WRO media art biennale (Ballestrem Palace,Wroslaw), Fenetre sur le court metrage contemporain (Cinematheque Francaise, Paris), Rencontres Internationales (Palais de Tokyo, Paris), events of Art Fair
(
Vienna, Kiev etc.), “Novas Vanguardas Russas” os videos de PROVMYZA (Palacio das Artas, Belo Horizonte,Brazil), A(rt)R(ussia)T(oday)-index (The Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga), Moscow Biennale for contemporary arts (Garage museum, CDH, Moscow), International Video Art Biennial "VideoZone-4" (Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv), “Post-vision” (Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, Paris), “The Power of Water” ( Benois Wing, The russian Museum, Saint Petersburg), The young, aggressive (Musashino art Museum, Tokyo),The voice and the chorus” ( Museum De Hallen Haarlem, The Netherlands), 21 Russia (Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev) and other notable events.

Over twenty films of the art group participated in international festivals and were awarded with: Tiger Award for Short Film (38th International Film Festival Rotterdam), Gran Premio for the Best Competing Film (25th Asolo International Art Film Festival), Best Experimental Film (15th Chilean International Short Film Festival).

In 2010 the “Inspiration” film was a part of “Orizzonti” program at the 67th Venice International Film Festival.
The film “Eternity” was invited in the Cinema XXI Competition at the 7th Rome Film Festival and was Winner of the Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award 2013 in Best Media Project nomination (video art, film, video installation).

Three String Quartets For One Video” as the joint project PROVMYZA art group with composers (A. Nadzharov, G.Dorohov and A.Shmurak) was a Grand Prix winner of the Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Awards.
Galina Myznikova and Sergey Provorov as Stage Director and Set Designer of opera "Marevo" was Winner of INNOVATION Prize 2012 of the 8th All-Russian Competition in Contemporary Visual Art.

 

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Awards:
Winner of the Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Awards 2013 in nomination "Best Media Project"
/St. Petersburg, Russia/;
Winner of INNOVATION Prize 2012
in nomination "Visial art"
the 8th All-Russian Competition in Contemporary Visual Art /Moscow, Russia/;
Grand Prix
the Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Awards /S.Petersburg, Russia/;
Tiger Award for Short Film
38th International Film Festival Rotterdam /Rotterdam, The Netherlands/;
Gran Premio for the Best Competing Film
25th Assolo International Art Film Festival, Assolo,Italy /Assolo(Trevisto),Italy/;
Best Experimental Film
15th Chilean International Short Film Festival /Santiago, Chile/;
Best Video Art Film
5th “Imaginaria” International Film Festival /Conversano, Italy/;
Second Prize
30th Moscow International Film Festival, "Media Forum" /Moscow, Russia/;
Prize of Jury
“Alternative Film/Video 2008” International Film and Video Festival /Belgrade, Serbia/;
Prize of Croatian Film Critics
"25 FPS" International Short Experimental Film and Video Festival /Zagreb, Croatia/;
Bronze bear Ebensee
37th Festival of Nations /Ebensee, Austria/;
Prix "Neuroestetica" for best video art / video clip
4th “Imaginaria” International Film Festival /Conversano, Italy/;
Prize of Independent Producer's Centre
International Audiovisual Festival /Baku, Azerbaijan/;
Main Prize of Jury
"Outvideo" /Yekaterinburg, Russia/;
Special Mention - Premio Aprile
11th Milano International Film Festival, Milano, Italy /Milano, Italy/


Exhibitions and screening (selection):

2017
“MAN AS BIRD,group exhibition Special project of Pushkin Museum XXI as the Collateral Event
of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, PALAZZO SORANZO VAN AXEL
.
Venice, Italy;
“MEMENTO MORI TOMB”, the Trinnial finissage event, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia
;
“CINEMA LANDSCAPES”,group exhibition, Worker and Kolkhoz Woman museum center. Moscow, Russia

2015
“LAST HOUR WORKERS,solo exhibition of Provmyza Art Group, the Triumph gallery and the Manege Association Moscow Department of Culture, Central Manege. Moscow, Russia;
“CANONS and EVES”, XVI Media Forum of 37th Moscow International Film Festival, Multiplex Cinema October. Moscow, Russia
;
"Impressions 2.0", group exhibition, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, main building. Moscow, Russia

2014
Artists' Film International, The Whitechapel Gallery and Tower Hamlets Council. London, England; Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo. Bergamo, Italy; Cultural Center of Belgrade. Belgrade, Serbia; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art. Istambul, Turkey;
Russian performance: a cartography of its history, Museum of contemporary arts "Garage". Moscow, Russia;
"IMAGINING CRISIS”, Yunnia Yang, Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Taipei (MOCA, Taipei). Taipei
, Taiwan;
Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Awards, The General Staff Building of The Hermitage. St Petersburg, Russia;
Lost in transformation”, Klaipeda Culture Communication Center. Klaipeda, Lithuania.
2013
Impossible objects, joint project with the composer Dmitriy Kurlyandsky, the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater. St. Petersburg, Russia;
“homo sacra res homini,live (theatrical) performance in frame of "First International Conference. Performance Art: Ethics in Action", GARAGE center for contemporary culture in partnership with Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center. Moscow, Russia;
“Marevo opera, Russia Performing Arts Festival "Golden Mask", programme "Maska plus",  Meyerhold Centre. Moscow,Russia;
personal screening program, 13th T-Mobile New Horizons, Internetional Film Festival.Wroclaw, Poland;
“More Light / Bolshe Sveta, film program, 5th Moscow Biennale,CEH «Manege». Moscow, Russia;
“Post-vision, screening program, Le Silo, the Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art (INHA). Paris, France;
"Rings of Saturn", video installation, 15th media art biennale WRO, Ballestrem Palace. Wroclaw, Poland;
"INNOVATION 2012" exhibition of the nominees of INNOVATION 2012 Competition, NCCA. Moscow, Russia;
THE VOICE AND THE CHORUS, Museum De Hallen Haarlem. Haarlem,
The Netherlands;

Clueless”(group exhibition), Ring Gallery, HDLU. Zagreb, Croatia
2012
The Great South”
1st Montevideo Biennial, Banco Republica del Uruguay. Montevideo,Uruguay;“VIDEO HOLES: I do not know what it is I am”, Manege. Moscow, Russia;
Cinema XXI”, Rome Film Festival, the National Museum of XXI Century Arts (MAXXI). Rome, Italy;
“Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid”, Palais de Tokyo. Paris, France;
Lost in transformation”, Stadtgalerie Kiel. Kiel, Germany;
“Pointless walking” (retrospective screening program), Kyiv international film festival. Kyiv, Ukraine;
"Lullaby"
(personal exhibition), XL gallery. Moscow, Russia;
“Dust“, Gallery “Laboratory “Art&Science”. Moscow
, Russia;
“Hors Pistes”, Provmyza Focus, Centre Pompidou. Paris, France;
"Videolab Sinestesia"
, Centro de Artes de Sines. Sines, Portugal
2011
17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC Videobrasil. Sao Paulo, Brasil;
Project CELLO E PITTURA, Proekt_Fabrika (contemporary visual art organisation. Moscow,Russia;
"Contours" in cooperation with Centre Pompidou, "Happy end" in cooperation with NCCA, The Loop Festival. Barselona, Spain;
Nothing in the World But
Youth, Turner Contemporary. Margate, UK;
“Expanded cinema XII «Ìådia Forum» of 33rd Moscow International Film Festival (MIFF), MMOMA. Moscow, Russia;
24. Stuttgarter Filmwinter International short film and media festival. Stuttgart, Germany;
CONTEMPORARY ART IN TRADITIONAL MUSEUM, PRO ARTE Foundation. Saint Petersburg, Russia;
CITY-PORT: NO SEA INCLUDED”, special program of 4th Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Arts, NCCA (Ural branch). Ekaterinburg, Russia;
“Blizzard“, NCCA (Volga region), Arsenal. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
2010
67th Venice Film Festival, La Biennal di Venezia. Venice, Italy;
ViennaFair 2010. Vienna, Austria;
Àrt-Kyiv contemporary, Mystetskyi Arsenal. Kyiv, Ukraine;
"Manifestes", Centre d’art Passerelle, NCCA. Brest, France;
"Clueless", Manifattura Tabacchi. Torino, Italy;
"Pitter-Patter" (retrospective screening), CCA "Majori". Jurmala. Latvia;
"Walking a fine line", Centre d'Art Contemporain "Espace Croise", NCCA. Roubaix, France;
"Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear", Centre for contemporary art "Futura". Praha, Czech Republic;
„Grenzenlos“, gallery ”ArtPoint”, “KulturKontakt Austria” foundation. Vienna, Austria;
"History of Russian Video Art. Volume 3”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia;
2009
38th Rotterdam International film festival. Rotterdam, The Netherlands;
“Hors Pistes”, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France and Pera Museum. Istambul, Turkey;  
3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Center for contemporary culture "Garage" and Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia;
”Parables of the Sublime and the Subversive in Russian Video Art”, Scope New York, Lincoln Center Damrosch Park. New York, USA;
“Novas Vanguardas Russas” os videos de PROVMYZA, Palacio das Artas. Belo Horizonte, Brazil;
“Kandinsky Prize”, Frieze Art Fair, Louise Blouin Foundation. London, UK;
"Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid", Theatre du Chatelet. Paris, France;
“Fenetre sur le court metrage contemporain”, Cinematheque Francaise. Paris, France;
“History of Russian video art. Volume 2”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia;
“Despair”, retrospective screening Forum of Russian Films “Ecology of Soul”. Riga, Jurmala, Latvia
2008
“21 RUSSIA”, Pinchuk Art Centre. Kiev, Ukraine;
“ART-index”, The Latvian National Museum of Art. Riga, Latvia;
“Despair”, personal exhibition, foundation Contemporary city”. Moscow, Russia;
“Exkursion”, personal exhibition, Forum fur Kunst und Architektur.  Essen, Germany
37th Rotterdam International film festival. Rotterdam, The Netherlands;
“Power of Water”, the Benois Wing, National Russian Museum. S.-Petersburg, Russia; “VideoZone-4” 4th International Video Art Biennial, Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art. Tel Aviv,Israel;
“Encontros e Aproximacoes” , Museum of Modern Art of Bahia. Bahia, Brasil;
“Refractory Character of Contemporary Art in Russia”, Musashino Art University Museum. Tokyo, Japan;
”Teenage Wildlife”, Site gallery, Centre for Contemporary Art.Sheffield, Great Britain
2007
“Istambul Modern Cinema”, KunstFilmBiennale, Istambul Modern Museum. Istambul, Turkey;
12th Biennial of Moving Images, Centre pour l'image Contemporaine. Geneva, Switzerland;
“Unimovie”,retrospective screening, Museum Vittoria Colonna-Gramsci. Pescara, Italy
“Innovation 2006” exhibition of nominees of the All-Russia competition in the field of the contemporary art, National Center of contemporary art. Moscow, Russia;
“History of Russian video art. Volume 1”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia; “Invideo” 17th Exhibition of video and cinema beyond. Milan, Italy;
"Interference between Film and Performance", "VideoEx". Zurich, Switzerland;
“EMAF” 20th European Media Art Festival. Osnabrueck, Germany;
“Kandinsky Award” exhibition of nominees of the All-Russia competition in the field of the contemporary art, Center of Contemporary Art  “Winzavod”. Moscow, Russia;
18th Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival. Sao Paulo,Brazil
2006
“Viper”, Kunsthalle Basel,  Museum fuer Gegenwartkunst Basel. Basel, Switzerland; KunstFilmBiennale,  KW Institute for Contemporary Art. Berlin, Germany;
“Unruhig”, personal exhibition, Gallery ”ArtPoint”, KulturKontakt Austria foundation. Vienna, Austria;
“Fugue”, personal exhibition, “Contemporary Art in traditional museum”, Museum of theatrical and musical arts. S.-Petersburg, Russia;
Video Dia Loghi 2006. Torino, Italy;
“Stuttgarter Filmwinter” International festival film and media. Stuttgart, Germany;
Asiana International short film festival. Seoul, Korea
2005
“Idiot wind, The 51st Venice Biennial, Russian pavilion. Venice, Italy;
2nd KunstFilmBiennale
, Museum Ludwig. Cologne, Germany;
1st Moscow Biennale for Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia;
“Directors Lounge” International event for contemporary art and media, Tower Berlin. Berlin, Germany;
Phatspace's International Ate Exhibition. Sydney, Australia;
”Counting the harvest”, retrospective screening “Cinefantom”, cinema “Fitil”. Moscow, Russia
2004
“New Russian video”, Chelsea Art Museum. New York, USA;
“Surfing and Vertigo”, Arsenal Museum. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
“Medi@terra”, Byzantine and Christian Museum. Athens, Greece;
40th Pesaro International Film Festival. Pesaro, Italy
2002
“WRO" International media art biennale. Wroslaw, Poland;
"Debates&Credits", De Balie-Centre for Politics and Culture. Amsterdam, Netherlands;
"Russia art now", gallery MAK. Vienna, Austria