Founded in 1987


AES+F is a Russian artistic group made up of Tatiana Arzamasova (b.1955), Lev Evzovich (b.1958), Evgeny Svyatsky (b.1957), and Vladimir Fridkes (b.1956). AES Group was originally formed in 1987 by the conceptual architects Tatiana Arzamasova and Lev Evzovich and the multidisciplinary designer Evgeny Svyatsky. Exhibiting abroad from 1989, the group expanded its members and name with the addition of the photographer Vladimir Fridkes in 1995. Their interest in different mediums like photography, video and digital technologies generates large-scale, multimedia installations, depicting surreal staging with mythological characters, poetic dialogues between past and present, and archetypes found in the vastity of visual culture related to religion, ideology, the canon of art history or popular culture.

Selected recent exhibitions: Mare Mediterraneum, Galeria Senda, Balcelona (2019, solo); Turandot, Teatro di Bologna, Bologna (2019, solo); Inverso Mundus, Bankok Art Biennale 2018, Bangkok (2018); AES+F Group: From the Last Riot Project, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow (2017, solo); Please Come Back. The World as a Prison?, Institut Valencià d'Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia (2017); Unreal. The Algorithmic Present, Chronus Art Center (CAC), Shanghai (2017); Hyper Real, National Gallery of Australia (2017); Digitalife 2017, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Rome (2017); Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2017); Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, The Saatchi Gallery, London (2017); AES+F. Inverso Mundus, Mobius Gallery, Bucharest (2016, solo); BRIC-á-BRAC the Jumble of Growth, Today Art Museum, Beijing (2016); The Last Gaze: Postmortem Portrait in Contemporary Photography, Photon Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ljubljana (2016); Kollektsia!, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2016); Special Project of 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Multimedia Art Museum Moscow (2015 solo). AES+F participated at the Biennale di Venezia in 2007 in the Russian Pavilion, at the 4th Moscow Biennale in 2011, at the Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin in 2012. AES+F received Sergey Kuryokhin Award 2011, the main award of the Kandinsky Prize 2012, the main award of the NordArt Festival 2014, and Pino Pascali Prize 2015 (18th Edition) – all for the project Allegoria Sacra.