Vladimir Abikh was born in 1987 in Ekaterinburg. He got the education in the field of contemporary art (Foundation PRO ARTE) and film directing. The winner of the Award named by Sergey Kuryokhin (special prize of the French Institute, 2019). He took part in the main programs of the Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, Ural Industrial Biennale, Krasnoyarsk Biennale, the Biennale of street art «Artmosphere», Némo Digital Art Biennale (Paris) and in many other international exhibitions and festivals. Co-organizer of the partisan street art festival “Carte Blanche” (Yekaterinburg). Vladimir teaches at the Higher School “Sreda Obucheniya”. Lives and works in St. Petersburg.
Vladimir Abikh works at the intersection of different media such as urban art, intervention, video, photography. In his works, the artist reflects on the time phenomenon and changes that are caused by faster information flows. He reveals the functioning of language and culture often in concise and ironic forms. As the main artistic method, Vladimir accurately puts text into the environment or turns it into performative act. He constantly experiments with new ways of hacking urban space.