Tripoli Gallery

Andrey Bartenev

b. 1969, Norilsk, Russia

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Andrey Bartenev graduated from the Krasnodar Institute of Arts in 1987 with a concentration in Stage Direction. He does not categorize himself as any particular type of artist, as he has produced performances, installations, sculptures, paintings, and books; he has designed the costumes for several theatrical performances as well. Much of this work has an absurd and whimsical quality. From 2002 to 2010, Bartenev took part in Robert Wilson's Watermill Center Summer Programs, and from 2006 till 2010 taught at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, Hogskolen i Ostfold, at the University College of Ostfold, Fredrikstad, Norway. Bartenev represented Russia at the 2007 Venice Biennale. He now lives and works in Moscow, Russia.