Andrey Parshikov (Russia) began his career as a curator from a keen interest in the systems of the creative industries and the relations within them. In recent years he has focused on the issue of non-materialistic knowledge and the possibility of its re-appropriation from right-wing discourse. This subject was the topic of A Rose Has Teeth in a Mouth of a Beast an exhibition he curated in 2015 in an ancient castle in Brescia, Italy. Within his investigations of everything magic and weird in art he also distinguishes the issue of queer theory as the last bulwark of the current system (capitalist, androcentric, religious) and post-internet practices which the curator directly relates to sealed knowledge, for ‘telepathy is just a well-developed peer-to-peer technology’.
During his residency at Delfina Andrey seeks to elaborate his knowledge of London’s artistic and music scene to find new participants or may hold an event in the framework of his ongoing project,Telepathy as peer-to-peer technology.
Andrey Parshikov is head of the Research Department at Manege Moscow Museum Union. He has curated dozens of exhibitions in Russia, the US and Europe, including, Making Our Stay in the City Visible and Invisible (works from the collection of GAZPROMBANK), NCCA, Moscow, 2015; A Rose Has Teeth in a Mouth of a Beast, APALAZZO Gallery, Brescia, 2015; Underneath the Street, the Beach, Fondazione Sandretto Re-Rebaudengo, Turin, 2015; We Have Nothing that is Ours Except Time, Central Park, Vienna; I Remember It Differently from You, MUZEON park of Arts, Moscow, 2013; Great Repression, White Box gallery, New York, and SB gallery, Paris, 2008; Ultra-New Materiality, MMOMA, Moscow, 2009.
Andrey has been a teacher at the British Higher School of Art and Design, the Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow School of Gender Studies, the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki, and the Russian State University for the Humanities. His texts have been published in Springerin magazine, Manifesta Journal, Moscow Art Magazine, Art Chronicles magazine, and Openspace.ru. He has completed residencies at Fondazione Sandretto Re-Rebaudeng, Turin, and in TRANZIT in Vienna.