Anton Vidokle

February 8, 2005

Anton Vidokle manipulates the traditions of art, architecture and design to question the cultural specificity of visual meaning. Blending film, photography, performance, print, and paint in public projects, Vidokle focuses on the dialogue between actual social space and utopian theories identified with the Bauhaus, Russian Constructivism, and Minimalism. His projects decontextualize the familiar by resignifying commercial elements in the socio-political sphere.

Born in Moscow, Anton Vidokle he is currently based in New York. His work has been exhibited in international exhibitions such as Dakar Biennale, Lodz Biennale, Venice Biennale, Form Specific at Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Made in Mexico, ICA Boston/UCLA Hammer, Urgent painting, Musee d'art Modern de la Ville de Paris, Imagine Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, Without you I am nothing, Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, Greater New York, PS1 New York; and other. Currently his film Nuevo is on view at the Tate Modern and this summer he will be working in residence at ArtPace, San Antonio.