Artist talk: Peter Belyi

Artist talk: Peter BelyiArtist talk: Peter Belyi


Peter Belyi, whose work is featured in the exhibition Present Continuous, will speak about the history of the underground art scene in Leningrad and St. Petersburg, Gazanevsky culture, and his own projects.  

Artist and curator Peter Belyi will trace the evolution of Leningrad/St. Petersburg underground culture from the 1974 exhibition at Gaza Palace of Culture to the present day and speak about Park of Melancholy (shown as part of the exhibition Present Continuous) and his other projects. He will discuss the unstable boundary between art practice and curating and the interconnections that create a system of mutual support, which helps develop a more objective perspective on one’s own work and also imbues curating with a subjective sensibility.


Peter Belyi (b. 1971, Leningrad) is an artist and curator. He holds an MA degree from Camberwell College of Arts, London (2000) and teaches at the Department of Liberal Arts, St. Petersburg State University. He has curated a number projects, including at Kunsthalle Zürich and Moscow Museum Modern Art. He is a recipient of the Sergey Kuryokhin Prize (Best Work of Art, 2010) and the Innovation Contemporary Art Prize (Best Curatorial Project, 2014). His works are held in museum collections across the world, including in the Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), the Margulies Collection (Miami) and the Victoria and Albert Museum (London). He lives and works in St. Petersburg.


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