Andrey Bartenev is a Russian performance artist, designer and sculpture who operates in an interdisciplinary field.
Bartenev was born in Norilsk, Russia in 1965 and now lives and works in Moscow. He is the holder of a number of international prizes and titles, has represented Russia at the 52nd Venice Biennale in 2007 with the sculpture 'Connection Lost. Field of Lonely Hearts.' Since 2002, Bartenev has been a regular contributor to Robert Wilson's Watermill Centre Summer Programmes and since 2006, he teaches at the Norwegian Theatre Academy, Hogskolen i Ostfold, and the University College of Ostfold.
Bartenev staged the exhibition 'Treasures in the Royal Library' at the Danish Royal Library, Copenhagen which runs through 2015. His performance 'Bubbles of Hope' was shown at the Dumbo Art Festival in 2013.
Other works and venues include the Hermitage State museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia. William de Kooning Foundation residency program 2010, NYC, USA. Pinakothek der moderne, Munchen, Germany. Moscow Museum Of Modern Art (MMOMA), Moscow, Russia. Royal academy of Arts, London, UK. Riflemaker Gallery, London, UK. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia. Royal Festival Hall (SBC) exhibitions Botanical Ballet 1998, Snow Queen 2000 London, UK. Kunsthalle, Performance Sunny Yaranga Baden-Baden, Germany. Victoria & Albert Theatre Museum, London, UK. National gallery of art (NGA), Vilnius, Lithuania. Art Basel-Miami Beach International Art Fair, Miami, USA. Multi Media art museum, Sculptural installation “ I love you”. Arteleku Art Center, SanSebastian, Spain. Vitra Design Museum, Boisbuchet, France. Cultural Center Kampnagel, Hamburg, Germany. National Arts Club, NYC, USA. DonauFestival, Vienna, Austria. Performance Hair Donation Center at ICA London.