Nikolay Smirnov

Nikolay Smirnov (born in 1982) works as an artist, a geographer, a curator and a researcher regarding spatial practices and representations of space and place in art, science, museum practices and everyday life. His practice is aimed at analysis and implementation of complex narratives in form of text, exhibition dispositive and film. He recently developed the concept of speculative geography as a tool for local studies.

He studied at the Geography Department of Moscow State University, Rodchenko Art School (Moscow), The School of Contemporary Art Free Workshops MMOMA (Moscow Museum of Modern Art). Co-curator of the projects Metageography and Permafrost (Arctic Biennale, Yakutsk, 2016), Nikolay Smirnov has been nominated for the Innovation Award for a Curatorial Project.

Selected projects:

Metageography, pdf catalogue  


Left-wing Eurasianism: living in the name of the Common, work-in-progress, Pernod Ricard Fellowship.