Michael (Misha) Shenbrot

Oderbergerstr. 51
10435, Berlin
(030) 44730632

CV / BIO

1974 was born in Moscow, Russian Republic of form. USSR
1990/91 study and work as a journalist in independent news agency Studinformo, Moscow
1991 graduated the Moscow Literature Lyceum (secondary school)
journalist of the russian language daily newspaper „Novosti Nedeli” in Tel-Aviv, Israel;
israeli correspondent of "Nezavisimaya Gazeta", Moscow, Russia
since 1992 lives and works in Berlin, Germany
1994/95 assistant of the fashion photographer Ali Kepenek, work at his casting  agency „Type Face“, Berlin
1996 private lessons by Prof. Dieter Appelt, High School of Art, Berlin;
graduated Moscow Polytechnical College (Photography)
1997 computer graphics, layout and photography for the „Puschkin” magazine  (Moscow, Russia), 
since the end of 1997 – an art director of the magazine.
1998 computer graphics, layout and printing design for the  Moscow House of Photography,
culture critics and essays for the „Russian Journal” – online edition of the “Pushkin” magazine
1999/2000 computer graphics, layout and printing design for the Appelt Mediaservice, Berlin
2001/02 video editing systems education (Avid) at Jump Cut, Tel-Aviv, Israel
2003/04 computer graphics, layout and printing design for the Moscow House of Photography (Moscow, Russia)
since 2004 works on hand made collages in Berlin
2007 collaboration with free-jazz trio (Philipp Bernhardt, Sabine Worthmann und Joana Charcan) for the cross-media performance
2008 works on digital media artworks, based on “analog” hand made collages and silkscreens

Solo Exhibitions:

1999 Paris, Carre Noir
2005 Berlin, Kondensstreifen
2006 Köln, Susanne Zander
2007 Berlin, Taylor&Wessing
2009 Hamburg, Hinterconti
2010 Hamburg, Westwerk (with Mathias Deutsch)
  Berlin, Uhrwerk

Group Exhibitions:

1996 Berlin, Parzival Gallery (Kai Hilgemann) - “Moskau - Berlin / Berlin - Moskau”;
Berlin, Academy of Arts, Marstall Gallery - “Moskau - Berlin / Werkstätten Moskau” (Installation „Kofferleben“ with Igor Seidel) cat
1998 Moscow, Artfair „Art Manege 98“ (Photoproject „Archetypes / Nationale Merkmale“)
1999 Berlin, Row Tempel, „WOW” (Computerinstallation with Igor Seidel)
2000 Barcelona, Sonar Festival 2000
2005 Cologne, Art-Cologne’2005
2006 London, Freeze’2006
2008 Hamburg, target: autonopop - "unlimited liability"
2009 Berlin, Temporäre Kunsthalle Friedrichshein
2011 Jewish Museum Berlin, "Heimatkunde. 30 Künstler blicken auf Deutschland", 15.09.2011 - 29.01.2012
  Berlin, Tacheles, "NUCLEaR UNFaiR"
  Hamburg, target: autonopop - "unlimited liability"

Performances:

2007 Days of the German Culture in Bydgoszcz (Bromberg), Poland - cross-media performance with Philipp Bernhardt, Sabine Worthmann and Joana Charcan
2008

videoinstallation for the Berlinale 2008 Short Film awards party;
Hamburg, target: autonopop: cross-media performance with Chad Popple, John Hugues and Sabine Worthmann

2009 videoinstallation for the Berlinale 2009 Short Film awards party

Scholarships:

1996 Academy of Arts, Berlin (Eduard Arnold Found.)

Dr. Esther- Schlossberg-Stiftung (Gesellschaft für christlich-jüdische Zusammenarbeit, München)
 
Annemarie und Helmut Börner - Foundation (Köln)

Group Projects:

2008

Love, Death, Soul, Life (PERIPHERAL PRESS)
at the Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium

The project, LOVE DEATH LIFE SOUL is a group meeting of painters, installation-, video-, and mixed-media artists – Tania Bedrinana (Peru); Dustyn Bork (U.S.); Lou Joseph (U.S.); Michael Markwick (Netherlands); Mary Robinson (U.S.); and me, Misha Shenbrot (Russia/Israel), all worked together at the Frans Masereel Centrum.


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