Petr Antonov is a visual artist, educator and curator. In his work he uses photography to explore visible traces of history and culture, as well as photography itself as an artistic tool. 

Petr Antonov’s works have been exhibited in Russia and internationally. Petr Antonov has been nominated for the Prix Pictet (2010), Paul Huf (2012) and PDN30 (2012) awards, shortlisted for the Sony World Photography Award (2016), International Photography Grant (2020). Between 2014 and 2017 Petr Antonov taught documentary photography at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. He has also participated in educational programmes by Moscow Museum of Modern Art. In 2018 he co-curated exhibition of contemporary Russian landscape photography titled New Landscape, which has received nominations for Innovatsiya and Kuryokhin art prizes.



New Landscape 

2020 Nordic Light Festival of Photography, Kristiansund, Norway 

2020 Trondheim Documentary Festival, Trondheim, Norway

2019 Museum of Fine Arts of Republic of Tatarstan, Kazan 

2019 Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow 

2018 Ploschad Mira Museum, Krasnoyarsk 

2018 Ivan Slovtsov Museum, Tyumen 

2018 PERMM Museum of Modern Art, Perm 

2018 Boris Yeltsin Centre, Ekaterinburg 

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2016 Trees, cars, figures of people, assorted barriers. FotoDepartament Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2016 DOME/КУПОЛ. Princeton University School of Architecture. Princeton, USA

2010 Khruschevkas. 1960-s mass housing project. FotoDepartament Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2005 Wedding. National Centre of Photography, Saint Petersburg, Russia


2021 FORMAT, Zerno Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2020 RAUM SPACE Festival, Kaliningrad, Russia

2020 Luch: Festival of New Audiovisual Art, Boris Yeltsin Centre, Ekaterinburg, Russia

2019 Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Ekaterinburg, Russia

2017 New Spread exhibition & Shortlisted books at Moscow Photobookfest, Lumiere Brothers Centre for Photography, Moscow, Russia

2016 Special Edition. Photobook in Russia. Metenkov House photography museum, Ekateriburg, Russia

2015 Spine Photobook Festival (shortlisted), Stockholm, Sweden

2015 Uglich photo festival, Uglich, Russia 

2014 Photobook Week Aarhus. Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark

2014 Poetry Map of Riga. Tabakas Fabrika. Riga, Latvia

2014 Moscovia: Research. Russian Museum of Decorative Art, Moscow, Russia

2014 Panel. Architectural Association School of Architecture, London, UK

2014 Self Publish Riga, shortlisted books. The Mill, Riga, Latvia 

2013 COLD war COOL digital. Pratt Institute NY / Hazel and Robert Siegel Gallery, New York, USA

2012 Kaunas Photo Festival: About Photography. Kaunas, Lithuania

2012 Zine station. Meglinskaya gallery, Moscow, Russia

2010, 2007 Winephoto International Festival, Trebaselghe, Italy

2010, 2004 Silver Camera. Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

2009 Expanding Visions. Fovea Exhibitions, New York, USA

2007 Forsaken By Light. INDEXG gallery, Toronto, Canada

2006 Inhalexhale. Aleppo Photo Festival, Aleppo, Syria

2006 Young Photographers. Metenkov House photography museum, Ekateriburg, Russia

2005 Young photographers of Russia. Russian Museum of Photography, Nizhni Novgorod, Russia