Contemporary art

Viktor Timofeev – hybrid realities and utopian society

Viktor Timofeev was born in 1984 in Riga, Latvia. He studied at Hunter College in New York (2002-2008).

Timofeev’s work straddles themes of fictional worlds and tropes of utopia/dystopia. ‘X’ marks Timofeev’s first venture into fabricated sculpture, in which he experiments with the construction of place. Calling it an attempt at a ‘metal-sanctuary’, Timofeev sees ‘X’ as somewhere between a model and a pavilion, and where opposites such as enclosed/open, inside/outside, cold/warm meet.

Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Neutral Paradise Sound Salon’, Hannah Barry Gallery, London (2012), ‘Plasticity17’ , Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne (2012), ‘Fourests’, Riga Art Space, Riga (2011). Recent group exhibitions include ‘Zeichnung ohne Zeichnung’, Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin (2013), ‘Earth Works’, PPOW Gallery, New York (2012), ‘Search and Destroy’, Galerie Mikael Andersen, Berlin (2011).

In 2011, Timofeev was the second recipient of the Adolf Loos Preis, awarded by the Van den Valentyn Foundation in Cologne. ‘Topophilia’, the artist’s first survey book, was published by Strzelecki Books, Cologne in 2012.

Timofeev now lives and works in New York, having spent time living in both London and Berlin.


Timofeev website