Dmitry Shorin

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Dmitry Shorin
Shorin portret.jpg
Photo of Dmitry Shorin originally published in Afisha magazine
Born (1971-04-28) April 28, 1971 (age 48)
EducationOmsk State Pedagogical University
Known forsculpture, painting
Notable work
I Believe in Angels

Dmitry Alexandrovich Shorin (Russian: Дми́трий Алекса́ндрович Шо́рин; born April 28, 1971, Novosibirsk, USSR) is a Russian artist and sculptor. Dmitry is the youngest contemporary artist honored with an solo exhibition in Marble Palace of State Russian Museum[1] and a Kandinsky Prize nominee.[2]

He studied art in Omsk State Pedagogical University and moved to Saint Petersburg to finish his education and graduate from local academy as a costume designer. From then on he lives and works in Saint Petersburg. Shorin is a member of «Free Culture» Society, a non-commercial association of underground artists that hold his first exhibitions back in 1994—1996, and a member of UNESCO International Federation of Art.[3]


Dmitry had over 70 exhibitions in Russia, Europe and America. He participated in 1st and 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art,[4][5][6] 55th Venice Biennale,[7] HangART-7 in Salzburg,[8] art shows in Kiev,[9] Madrid,[10] Athens,[11] Vienna,[12] Miami, Paris[13] and London.[14]

His works are on permanent display in State Russian Museum, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Erarta and presented in numerous museum and personal collections. His paintings were auctioned at major international auction houses such as Sotheby's[15][16][17] and Phillips de Pury.[18]

In 2013 four sculptures from Dmitry Shorin's project named I Believe in Angels were placed in Terminal 1 of Pulkovo Airport in Saint Petersburg. The glass fiber figures of angels with airplanes' wings decorate the departure hall.[19][20] His other work created in collaboration with a musician Sergei Shnurov was relocated to Pulkovo in 2014.[21]



  1. ^ Dmitry Shorin. Saint Petersburg: Palace Editions. 2008. pp. 1–84.
  2. ^ "Премия Кандинского. 2009 год". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  3. ^ Smith, Edward Lucie (2013). "dimitry shorin: i believe in angels". itsliquid. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  4. ^ "3rd Moscow Bienalle of Contemporary Art parallel program". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  5. ^ "WE ARE (NOT) ALONE. EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BY DMITRIY SHORIN". Erarta. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  6. ^ Dmitry Shorin. Desktop: War and Peace. Moscow: ARTGUIDE/АРТГИД. 2009. p. 34. ISBN 978-5-9900442-4-1.
  7. ^ Personal Structures: culture, mind, becoming (PDF). Global Art Affairs Foundation. 2013. pp. 192–194. ISBN 978-94-90784-12-6.
  8. ^ "HangART-7 Edition 5: Russia". HANGAR-7. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  9. ^ "Dmitry Shorin's profile on". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  10. ^ "В Мадриде ждут любителей искусства". 2 February 2006. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  11. ^ "International Contemporary Art Fair of Athens 2007 catalogue". Schima & Hroma. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  12. ^ "'Viennafair' The International Contemporary Art Fair focused on CEE 2008: Sturm auf 'Viennafair' - mit hervorragend besuchter Vernissage gestartet". APA-OTS Originaltext-Service. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  13. ^ "Обзор Buro 24/7: Русское искусство на Paris Art Fair". Buro 24/7. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  14. ^ "Dmitry Shorin. Flight". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  15. ^ "Pages retrieved from Sotheby's "International Young Baltic Art"". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  16. ^ International Young Baltic Art 1999 catalogue. Sotheby’s. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  17. ^ "DMITRY SHORIN SEVENTH HEAVEN". Sotheby’s. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  18. ^ "DMITRY SHORIN Warning..., 1998". Phillips de Pury. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  19. ^ "Dmitry Shorin. I Believe in Angels". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  20. ^ "Pulkovo Airoprt art and architecture projects page". Retrieved 25 November 2014.
  21. ^ "In a hall of a departure of Pulkovo-1 there was a diptych of Sergey Shnurov and Dmitry Shorin". Russian News. Retrieved 25 November 2014.