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VitaliV (or Vitali V, real name Vitali Vinogradov)[1] is a painter and sculptor from Odesa (Ukraine) now living in the United Kingdom, who has developed an artistic style based on the designs of computer microchips.[2] Some works have been laser-cut in relief and then hand-painted as 3D objects.[2]


Vitali was born in Odesa (in Ukraine, U.S.S.R.) in 1957. After finishing Odessa Maritime College, Vitali was deployed to different locations in the Russian Arctic and Siberia for 6 years.

In 1979 Vitali moved to St. Petersburg (then Leningrad). In 1983 Vitali entered the St. Petersburg Academy of Arts,[2] as a part-time and later a full-time student of the sculpture department.

In 1989 he became an exchange student at the Norwich University College of the Arts in England. From 1989 he lived in squat on "mansard roof of "Apteka Pelya" (Alexander Wassiljewitsch Poehl's [de] pharmacy). Since 1991 Vitali has lived in London. During his time in UK he worked selling photocopiers to Russia and then founded the TV3 [3][circular reference] network.[1]

In 1993 Vitali founded Art Community "Bank", based in the former Barclays Bank building in the area of Hoxton,[4] where the short film festival OMSK was held, and different artists exhibited various conceptual art, large sculptures, video installations and other media.


In 1989 Vitali moved to England. After success creating paintings and sculptures, he broadened his reach to produce objects under the umbrella of Applied Art. This includes jewellery inspired by electronic schemes. Vitali became inspired by the printed circuit board (PCB) and sought to promote an aesthetic around this theme, incorporating it with abstracts or appropriations of nature, or different familiar styles. This method is similar to the electronic Via, which has vertical electrical connections between different layers of conductors.

Vitali has produced objects such as jewellery, tableware and porcelain. He has extended this to produce fashion clothes, accessories and furniture and applied Via Art onto tableware, porcelain and fashion accessories.


Selected Exhibitions, Show and projects include:

  • 2013 The Dinner is served", The State Russian Museum,[5][circular reference] Saint-Petersburg.
  • 2011 The Fourth Moscow Biennale of contemporary art,[6][circular reference] Fabrica, Moscow.
  • 2011 VideoAkt, International Biennale,[7] Barcelona.
  • 2011 Infame, Forman's Smokehouse gallery,[8] London.
  • 2010 Digital life, Salon Gallery, London.
  • 2009 Moda, Picture, Style, State Russian Museum,[5][circular reference] Saint-Petersburg.
  • 2008 Digital Butterfly by Pino Signoretto,[9] project. Murano, Venice.
  • 2007 Digital metamorphosis, Summer Gardens, State Russian Museum,[5][circular reference] Saint-Petersburg.
  • 2006 Digital art, Sands,[10][circular reference] Las-Vegas.
  • 2000 Cook-art, Islington Design Centre, London.
  • 1999 S.Rossine & VitalyV, New Burlington gallery, London.
  • 1999 Three tons of food, Bank, London.
  • 1999 Temporary radio, Radio Suisse, Geneva.
  • 1996 Africa, Kostroma, VitalyV, SEM,[11][circular reference] Saint-Petersburg.
  • 1995 Three artists, Albemarle Gallery, London.
  • 1995 Fragments, Merts Contemporary Gallery, London.
  • 1994 A4 gallery, Flash art magazine,[12][circular reference] London.
  • 1994 Real size of Fuji, Flash art magazine,[12][circular reference] London.


  1. ^ a b "Art Market News". 19 October 2009.
  2. ^ a b c "Digital Life - A solo exhibition from VitaliV",, 2009, webpage: "Digital Life", solo exhibition of Vitali Vinogradov.
  3. ^ TV-3 (Russia)
  4. ^ "Items and Icons: tables". The Independent.
  5. ^ a b c Russian Museum
  6. ^ Moscow Biennale
  7. ^ "videoakt - international videoart biennal - Homesession CA". 14 April 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  9. ^ "Museum Publications - Corning Museum of Glass". Retrieved 14 May 2018.
  10. ^ Sands Expo
  11. ^ Russian Museum of Ethnography
  12. ^ a b Flash Art

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