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Exhibition: Petr Antonov. Trees, cars, figures of people, assorted barriers

FotoDepartament Gallery presents:

Petr Antonov / Moscow

Trees, cars, figures of people, assorted barriers

26 March – 5 May

Opening reception: 26 March, 18:00

During the opening of the exhibition there will be a presentation of Petr Antonov’s artist book that can be signed and purchased.

Location: FotoDepartament, 24 Vosstaniya St. / «Fligel» Creative Space / 1st floor

Entry is free


About the project:

“Trees, cars, figures of people, assorted barriers” explores the aesthetics of contemporary Russian cityscape, taking Moscow as the perfect example of any post-Soviet inhabited location. Historically, the archetype city and the model for any other city within Russian cultural space, Moscow also acts as the place where changes in the cultural landscape become most pronounced and are visible with special acuteness. Photographs are accompanied with textual descriptions questioning whether the image might be equal to the sum of its elements, as well as our readiness to filter out when looking whatever is perceived as familiar.

In 2014 Petr Antonov published his book titled “Trees, cars, figures of people, assorted barriers” which includes 63 photographs from the series.

About the author:

Petr Antonov was born in 1977 in Moscow, Russia. After receiving his university degree in foreign languages in 1999 he continued an unrelated career, leading to becoming engaged in photography full-time since 2008. Currently he does freelance work for Russian and international press and pursues personal photography projects. His personal projects have participated in exhibitions and projections in Russia and internationally, and received nominations for Prix Pictet, Paul Huf and PDN30 awards.

Personal exhibitions:
2016 DOME/КУПОЛ. Princeton University School of Architecture. Princeton, USA
2010 Khruschevkas. 1960-s mass housing project. FotoDepartament Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2005 Wedding. National Centre of Photography, Saint Petersburg, Russia

Group exhibitions:
2015 Spine International Photobook Festival (shortlisted), Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Uglich photo festival, Uglich, Russia
2014 Photobook Week Aarhus. Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
2014 Poetry Map of Riga. Tabakas Fabrika. Riga, Latvia
2014 Moscovia: Research. Russian Museum of Decorative Art, Moscow, Russia
2014 Panel. Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK
2014 Self Publish Riga, shortlisted books. The Mill, Riga, Latvia
2013 COLD war COOL digital. Pratt Institute NY / Hazel and Robert Siegel Gallery, New York, USA
2012 Kaunas Photo Festival: About Photography. Kaunas, Lithuania
2012 Zine station. Meglinskaya gallery, Moscow, Russia
2010, 2007 Winephoto International Festival, Trebaselghe, Italy
2010, 2004 Silver Camera. Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia
2009 Expanding Visions. Fovea Exhibitions, New York, USA
2007 Forsaken By Light. INDEXG gallery, Toronto, Canada
2006 Inhalexhale. Aleppo Photo Festival, Aleppo, Syria
2006 Young Photographers. Metenkov House photography museum, Ekateriburg, Russia
2005 Young photographers of Russia. Russian Museum of Photography, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia

Interview in YET magazine

Interview on urbanautica website



tel.: +7 (901) 301-7994 /e-mail:


The exhibition is supported by Imateka Print Bureau (Moscow)


Vosstaniya street, 24, 2d yard, ground floor
art-claster “Fligel”
Saint-Petersburg / Russia
tel.: +7-901-301-7994