Stas Bags

Stas Bags

Stas Bags

Stas Bags (b.1984, Leningrad). In art of Bags, the graduate of Human’s Physiology and Anatomy Faculty, there is an aspiration to dissect everything that evokes creative interest. Frequently that brings the artist to recreations of new constructions from the reduced parts. The general idea of Bags is creation of a state, lasted in time. But this is not a chase of lost time, and not an attempt to reflect simultaneity or contemporaneity. This is a construction of endurance. In many projects the time-capsule effect is being achieved by juxtaposition of life and death categories. This is well seen in monochromatic paintings and in handling the objects that provoke pathoanatomical connotations: freezing cameras, ovens, barrows

Selected solo exhibitions

2016 Razzle Dazzle / What am I still waiting for, Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2016 100 paintings for 1 day, loft project Etagi, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2015 Checkpoint Charlie, loft project Etagi, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2012 Crash, Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2011 Severstal, Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2010 Name, A trans Pavilion, Berlin, Germany
2010 Katusha, Red Standard, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2009 Milk and Vodka, G18 Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2009 3 – 4 – 5, Protvor Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2009 My Moscow, Start Gallery, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
2008 Memory N1 Old age, LUDA gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2008 Memory N2 Room, C.A.G. gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2008 I hate labels, ZOOM cafe, Saint-Petersburg, Russia
2007 Milk and vodka, Stirka, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

Selected group exhibitions

2016 Videokaffe, Forsblom gallery, Helsinki, Finland
2016 II Biennale of street art, Moscow Manege, Moscow, Russia
2015 Solidarity 70, Kensington Great Hall, London, UK
2014 Another Capital, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia 
2014 From Words to action, Nepokorennie studio, Manifesta 10 Parallel Events, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2014 Casus pacis. Motive to Peace, Street Art Museum, Manifesta 10 Parallel Events, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2014 Generation Start, First Military School, Manifesta 10 Parallel Events, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2014 Magnetic Field, Rizzordi Art Foundation Loft, Manifesta 10 Parallel Events, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2014 Signal Art of The Present, Loft “Kontur”, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2014 Storage conditions" Anna Nova Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2013 Mayakovsky. Manifest, Proun gallery, Moscow, Russia 
2013 Art prospect, public art festival, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2013 Mythology of Moscow, Museum of Moscow, special program of V Moscow Biennale, Moscow, Russia 
2013 View West, View East, The Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2013 Mechanisms of paradox, Kuryokhin Center of contemporary art, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2013 From Saint Petersburg with love, Noordelijk Scheepvaartmuseum, Groningen, Netherlands
2013 Joseph Beuys had no choice, gallery Kadieff, Helsinki, Finland
2010 Font, The Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2010 Fence, Live Perm, Perm, Russia, Russia 
2010 Before the Cyclone, II biennial of young artists, Moscow, Russia 
2010 I’ve been locking at this border for five days, II biennial of young artists, Moscow, Russia 
2010 Suddenly, Museum of the city sculpture, Saint-Petersburg, Russia 
2010 Severstal, Odyssey of the Balaclava, Sebastopol, Ukraine
2010 I’ve been looking at this border for five days, II biennial of young artists, Leon, France
2009 My Moscow, Kandinsky Prize, Moscow, Russia
2009 the Door (installation with mechanics), LUDA gallery, loft project Etagi, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2009 Barrel, XIV biennial of young artists, Skopje, Macedonia
2009 Art about Art, State Russian Museum , Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2009 Forgive me, Globe Gallery, loft project Etagi , Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2008 Canser why not, Podolskaya 36 , Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2008 Antistrot vs MilkandVodka, Dutch Punch, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia 
2008 What are we going to play tomorrow, С.A.G gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2008 ?????", C.A.G. gallery , Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2007 Art festival "Art Kazantip", Ukraine
2007 Notes from the overpass", Helsinki, Finland
2007  …izmy, Contemporary art in traditional museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2007 Modern techno music & new art 1-night festival VideoZahvat, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2007 Standart primitive, open studio Nepokorennye 17, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2007 Prazdnik dlya ekspata, Atelier №2 gallery, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia 
2006 Milk and vodka, fashion club Griboedov, Saint Petersburg, Russia 
2006 Street art / Closed air, gallery "MART", Saint Petersburg, Russia

Awards and honours 

2011 Kuryokhin Prize nominee (short-list, projects of the year), Russia
2009 Kandinsky Prize nominee (project of the year), Russia

Art fairs

2012 Spoon Art Fair, Hong Kong
2012 AHAF, Hong Kong
2012 ARCO Madrid, Spain
2011 ART EDITION, Seoul, South Korea