Ivan Plusch is part of a generation of artists who were children when the USSR collapsed.   At this young age, he witnessed rapid social and economic changes in Russia during the 1990s.  His work is thus marked by the stigma of these changes, by the hard won right to freedom of expression, and by the relationship between an individual and society, which is at once liberating and alienating.  In this way, Plusch’s work goes beyond sociological observation. He reinterprets art history, from the canon of socialist realism, particularly its monumental sculptures, and integrates it into his paintings and installations.  Adept in multiple media, working in painting and sculpture, Ivan Plusch is a total artist whose work holds an important place in post-Soviet art.  Playing with optimistic images of the future but incorporating dismantled sculptures from the communist regime, Plusch questions the relationship between people and their environment on a larger scale.


Born in 1981, St. Petersburg, Russia; Lives and works in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Cité Internationale des Arts, Artist-in-Residency, Paris, France.

Cité Internationale des Arts, Artist-in-Residency, Paris, France.

St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Design (former - V.Muhinoj), St. Petersburg, Russia.

Roerich Art School, St. Petersburg, Russia.



- Ivan Plusch : The Promise of Eternal Life, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, USA

- Sticky Fingers Effect, Pop/Off/Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

- Ministry of Love, Galerie RX, Paris, France

- On the verge' UVG Art gallery, Budapest, Hungary
- Between, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, USA

- Have a good rest, Dukley European Art Community, Podgorica, Montenegro
- Strange/Private, Galerie Iragui, Moscou, Russie

- Inside Rooms, AnnaNova Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Process of passing, First Cadets’ Corpus, parallel program Manifesta10, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Illusions are scarier than reality, Gridchinhall, Moscow, Russia.
- Le déracinement métaphorique, Galerie RX, Paris, France.

- Relocation, Michael Anikushina Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

- Ivan Plusch: suite de 6, Carré d’Or, Monte Carlo, Monaco.
- Process of passing 3, Galerie Anna Nova Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Process of passing 1, 2nd Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

- Before the rooster crows, Galerie Guelman, Moscow, Russia.
- Shibari translation (Infinity Cycle), Galerie Orel Art, Paris, France.

- Ideal radiation, Galerie XL, Moscow, Russia.
- NEWS, Galerie Orel Art, Paris, France.

- Cafel, Galerie Guelman, Moscow, Russia.
- Sculptures, Galerie Pop/Off/Art, Moscow, Russia.
- Forward in the past, Galerie Lyda, St. Petersburg, Russia.

- O,sport-you are the world !, Galerie AL, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- The trophys in the sity -  Gallery Workshop N°2, Winzavod Art Center, Moscow, Russia.
- The memory of hero's live (objects), Art Project, Strelka, Moscow, Russia.

- Museum brends (installations), Galerie Navicula Artis, St. Petersburg, Russia.



- Quand Dieu était Jeune, Galerie UVG, Budapest, Hungary.
- National Center of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Select Works from Deborah Colton Gallery, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, USA.
- Adage of Russian Contemporary Art, Shapero Gallery, Londron, UK.
- Oil, Higher School of Economics, Tyumen, Russia.
- Casts, Russian Academy of Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.

- Nepokorennye Prospect, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia.
-Luther and the Avantgarde, Wittenberg/Berlin, Germany.

- Winter, Galerie RX, Paris, France.
- Between: Daniel Kayne –Ivan Plusch, Deborah Colton Gallery, Houston, United States

- Artistes à la Une, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France.
- 56th La Biennale di Venezia, GLASSTRESS 2015 GOTIKA, Italy.
- Contemporary Art Fair Istanbul, Galerie Iragui, Turkey.
- Cinematic Senses, Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland.

- Triumph of fun, Museum of Moscow, Moscow Biennale, Russia.  
- MANIFESTA 10, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Galerie Opéra, Geneva, Switzerland.
- Season of wins!, Installation at the Moscow Manege, Russie.

- 5th Moscow Bienniale, Russia.
- Musée d’art moderne: le département du travail et de l’emploi, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Krimsky Val, Moscow, Russia.
- Mediayard, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.
- Art field, New Holland, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- New St-Pétersbourg , Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- Russia XXI Russian sculpture, Beelden aan Zee Museum, The Hague, Netherlands.
- Here is one artist-i am, Cult project, Moscow, Russia.
- From Saint-Petersburg with love, Noordelijk Scheepvaart Museum, Groningen, Netherlands.

- Anonimous, Contempora, Perm, Russia.
- Second Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinbourg, Russie.
- Viennafair, Galerie Orel Art, Vienna, Austria.
- Mirror, mirror on the wall., Galerie Orel Art, Paris, France.
- Price, International Biennale for Young Art, Agence ArtRu, Moscow, Russia.
- The Feast of Being, International Biennale for Young Art, Galerie RuArts, Moscow, Russia.
- Hidden room, Fondation Rizzordi Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Art Paris,art fair, Galerie Orel Art, Paris, France.

- Drawing Now!, Le salon du dessin contemporain, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris, France.
- MMOMA Art is Art is Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.
- Biennale of Krasnoyarsk, Krasnoyarsk Museum, Russia.
- Art and money, Paris, France.
- Parallel program with the Biennale de Lyon, Docks Art Fair, France.
- Moscow Biennale (special program) ARTISTS OF THE WORLD, Agence ArtRu Moscow, Russia.
- Moscow Biennale (parallel program), Nothingness, Galerie RuArts, Moscow, Russia.
- Gates and doors, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Extremely, particularly, Guelman Project, Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia.
- New sculpture, New Museum of Modern Art, St. Petersburg, Russia.

- La scène Russe contemporaine, Espace Art et Liberté, Charenton-le-Pont, France.
- Vis-à-vis, Ecole des Beaux Arts de Lyon, France.
- Workers and Phylosophs, Skolkovo, Moscow, Russia.
- International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia.
- Perm alive, Art Festival of Perm, Russie.
- Ideal radiation in projects Sky in the art, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
- Futurologia/Russian utopy, Garage Museum of Art, Moscow, Russia.

- Universam, Art Fair, Moscow, Russia.
- Bjcem Association, 14th Biennale of Young European and Mediterranean, Skopje, Macedonia.
- Good News!, Galerie Orel Art, London, UK.
- Europe Art Fair, Geneva, Switzerland.
- Recycling, Center for Young Art – State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

- Invasion-evasion, installation The tower of Russia, Projet Baibakov, Moscow, Russia.
- THE NEXT OF RUSSIAN ART, Galerie Loop, Seoul, South Korea.
- Imagining world organs, White Space Gallery, London, UK.
- Russian poor, parallel project, Perm, Russia.
- Art-zavod, festival at Ekaterinbourg, Russia.
- The shaft, Galerie Tretyakov, Krimskyi Val Museum, International Biennale for Young Art, Moscow, Russia.
- Center of Contemporary Art, objects, Milan Triennale, Italy.

- The space, Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.


- New Glass Review 37, The Corning Museum of Glass, New York, United States.

- Nominee for Strabag Art Award International, Austria.

- Laureate, Institut Français for the visual arts, Paris, France.
- Laureate, Sobaka TOP 50, Moscow, Russia.
- Laureate, Innovation, NCCA, Moscow, Russia.
- Nominee Strabag Art Award International, Austria.
- Nominee for the Kuryokhin prize, St. Petersburg, Russia.

- Nominee, Strabag Art Award International, Austria.

- Laureate, Moscow Prize, Cité Internationale des arts, Paris, France.


Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia.
National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.
Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Fondation la Triennale Di Milano, Milan, Italy.
Kunst im Rohnerhaus, Austria.
Lutherhaus, Wittenberg, Germany.