28/09–3/11/2019. Saint Petersburg

Vlad Kulkov will present a film documentation of the Transgenesis series, and a bronze sculpture born from these experiments.

The artist withdraws from sculpting, from the mechanics of touch and creates forms by pouring boiling wax into the snow, and then casting the sculpture in bronze.

The process of creating the sculptures and observing the wax transfiguration in the winter waters of the Ekaterinofka River in St Petersburg becomes a performance documented on video.

Project author

Vlad Kulkov


Graduate of the PRO ARTE Foundation's School for Young Artists (2008).

 Vlad Kulkov completed his studies at the Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design (2008), then enrolled as a graduate student of the State Russian Museum (2010).

Kulkov’s personal exhibitions have been held in the leading galleries of Moscow and St. Petersburg, including the Anna Nova Gallery, the Art4 Museum, the REGINA Gallery, ArtBerloga, and the Vinzavod Centre of Contemporary Art. Participant of the 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007), RA&AF fairs (Moscow), Armory Show (New York, USA), Art Basel (Miami Beach, USA), Frieze (London, United Kingdom), etc.

Woкks have been acquired for both Russian and foreign collections, including the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), The Hort Family Collection (USA), Pierre Brochet’s collection and others. Reproductions of the artist’s works are presented in the Vitamin D-2 monograph by Phaidon (2013), a collection of the best modern graphic works.


History of Religion Museum

Pochtamtskaya st., 14, Saint-Petersburg, 190000

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When and Where

Museum of the History of Religion

Pochtamtskaya st., 14, Saint-Petersburg, 190000

8 (812) 315-30-80

Gostinyj Dvor, Sennaja ploschаd'

Mon, Thu – Sun: 10:00–18:00, Tue 13:00–21:00

Wed – The museum is closed