igor samolet

Igor Samolet

Born in 1984, Russia

Documentary photographer. The lead character of his works is a person hopping, making mistakes. The main theme of his creation is human relations. Working on projects for a long time and in personal places, the author reaches the necessary level of truth and openness and gets the possibility to see not only the joyful part of life. Igor is interested not in outer reasons of his characters’ actions, but the nature of their intimate cravings and wishes. 

Contact

https://www.facebook.com/igor.samolyot

igorsamolet7@gmail.com

Education

2011 — 2013 Moscow Photography and Multimedia School n.a. Rodchenko

2003 — 2008 Syktyvkar State University, Graphic designer

Solo exhibitions

2017 — «Sophisticated hugs» Syktyvkar, Russia

2017 — «Breakfast for Artem», сurator Anya Zaitseva, («X Moscow International Biennale Fashion and style in photography 2017»), CENTRAL EXHIBITION HALL MANEGE, Moscow, Russia

2016 — «Herbarium»», Uglich, Russia

2015 — «Herbarium», Fotodepartament, St. Petersburg, Russia 

2015 — «Herbarium» , сurator Anya Zaitseva, MOSCOW MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (IX Moscow International Biennale Fashion and style in photography 2015), Moscow, Russia 

2015 — «Be happy - I'm happy», Bogorodskaya gallery, Moscow, Russia /Censored and closed/

2014 — «I live in a rosette», ROSIZO, Moscow, Russia 

2012 — «Steam» VINZAVOD Art Center, Moscow, Russia 

2008 — «Balcony», Gallery Shuperski, Poznan, Poland 

2007 — «№7», Syktyvkar, Russia 

Selected exhibitions

2016 — «Dialogs», Syktyvkar, Russia 

2016 — «About SR. 10 years of Rodchenko's school» МАММ, Moscow, Russia

2016 — «Night of Photography», Tbilisi, Georgia

2016 — «Only non-official language»VINZAVOD Art Center, Moscow, Russia

2016 — «F/STOP 2016 Festival for Photography», Baumwollspinnerei, Leipzig, Germany (25. June - 3. Jule)

2016 — «Arkhangelsk Photo Festival», Arkhangelsk, Russia (20 May –  June)

2016 — «Territory», Railway Museum, Riga Photomonth 2016, Riga, Latvia

2015 — «Something is up», Brewhouse art-center, Special Progects The 6th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow, Russia

2015 — «Trends», NEW WING of Gogol House, Special Progects The 6th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow, Russia

2015 — «Paths», Hilger next gallery, Vienna, Austria 

2015 — «Construction. Photography in search of approach», Photoparade in Uglich, Russia

2015 — «Competitive Exhibition Photomania 2015», Festival "Baltic Biennale of Photography", Kaliningrad, Russia

2015 — «The Smell Of Dust» Brazil, France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands 

2014 — «Troublemakers» Flakon, Moscow, Russia

2014 — «SNOECKSshow» Schipperskappel, Brugge, Belgium

2012-2016 — «Mooseberry. International plein air» Syktyvkar, Russia

2014 — «Young Russian Photography» Norilsk, Syktyvkar, Russia

2014 — «Generation START», Manifesta10, St. Petersburg, Russia 

2014 — «Inventing everyday life» Manifesta10, St. Petersburg, Russia

2014 — «Twelve thinking photographers» Manifesta10, St. Petersburg, Russia

2013 — «Most», Slubice, Poland

2013 — «Five» Gallery HilgerNEXT, Vienna, Austria

2013 — «To See» Fotodepartament, St. Petersburg, Russia

2013 — «Fotobase» All Russian Decorative Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

2013 — «Distance» Fabrika, Moscow, Russia

2013 — «The happy end» МАММ, Moscow, Russia

2012 — «Closed during restorations. Internal works» ARTPLAY, Moscow, Russia

Festivals/participant

2017 — «X Moscow International Biennale Fashion and style in photography 2017», Moscow, Russia

2016 — «Tbilisi Photo Festival», Tbilisi, Georgia

2016  «Festival of Form», Moscow, Russia

2016 — «Voices Off Festival», Arles, France

2016  «F/STOP 2016 Festival for Photography», Leipzig, Germany (25. June - 3. Jule)

2016 — «Photoparade in Uglich»», Uglich, Russia

2016  «Arkhangelsk Photo Festival», Arkhangelsk, Russia (20 May –  June)

2016 — «Riga photomonth», Riga, Latvia

2015 — «The 6th Moscow Biennale of contemporary art», Moscow, Russia

2015 — «Voices Off Festival», Arles, France

2015 — «Photoparade in Uglich»», Russia

2015 — «Baltic Biennale of Photography», Kaliningrad, Russia

2015 — «IX Moscow International Biennale Fashion and style in photography 2015», Moscow, Russia

2014 — «Manifesta 10», St. Petersburg, Russia

2013 — «Vienna photo book festival», Viena, Austria

Prizes

2016 — «Voices Off Festival», short list

2015 — «Voices Off Festival», short list

2015 — AIR BARENTS 2015 (Residency grant), winner

2015 — Piter photo fest, winner

2014 — German Photobook Award, silver medal 

2003 — Third Youth Delphic Games, bronze medal

Publishing

aroundart.org (Apr 17th, 2017)

colta.ru (Feb 14th, 2017)

bleek-magazine.ru (Feb 9th, 2017)

fkmagazine.lv (May 12th, 2016)

At Face Value and Beyond/Photographic Constructions of Reality. Monika Schwärzler /95-105pages/ (2016)

Dialogues Arts Magazine (№3, 2015)

Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto (Nov, 2015)

i-ref.de  (Nov 30th, 2015)

Huck 52 – The Documentary Photography Special III (Sept, 19th, 2015)

calvertjournal.com (Jul 29th, 2015)

ignant.de (May 22th, 2015)

blog.grainedephotographe.com (May 7th, 2015)

juxtapoz.com (Apr 25th, 2015)

dergreif-online.de  (Apr 17th, 2015)

featureshoot.com (Apr 16th, 2015) 

thesmellofdust.com (Apr 6th, 2015) 

rusplt.ru (Jun 30th, 2015)

Snoecks (2015)

"The Photobook: A History Volume III" by Parr/Badger (2014)

www.photographer.ru (Jul 7th, 2014)

theguardian.com (Jun 10th, 2014)

calvertjournal.com (Apr 30th, 2014)

photobookstore.co.uk (Mar 12th, 2014)

blog.photoeye.com (Feb 24th, 2014)

josefchladek.com (2014)

www.photographer.ru (Nov 27th, 2013)

vice.com (Nov 27th, 2012)

chemodan.jp

«Surat» magazine

«Art» magazine

ikonamag.ru

Berta.me