Petr Davydtchenko (b. 1986, Russia) is based in France. His work comprises installation, performance and culinary apparatuses. Davydtchenko has lived for over four years as a self-sustaining scavenger, detached from the global economic system in the industrial city of Maugbourguet, feeding on road kills and discarded fruit and vegetables. This lifestyle has been documented in his active archive, and later re-activated into multimedia artworks. Davydtchenko earned a BA in Fine Arts from Konstfack University College of Arts in Stockholm and a MA in Sculpture from The Royal College of Art in London. Davydtchenko's work has been exhibited in the 5th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, where he received critical acclaim for his work "Ascension", which was acquired by the Municipal Museum of Contemporary Art (S.M.A.K.) in Ghent. In 2017 he was nominated for the Kandinsky Prize, while his project "The Open Archive" featured in the a/political collection presentation at Rua Red (Dublin, IE) alongside Barbara Kruger, Oleg Kulik, Andrei Molodkin, Gustav Metzger, Shirin Neshat, Arsen Savadov, Andres Serrano, Santiago Sierra and Ai Weiwei. In 2019, Palazzo Lucarini Contemporary (Trevi, IT) presented "Millennium Worm", a solo exhibition by Davydtchenko supported by a/political.
PRESS | Petr DavydtchenkoPetr Davydtchenko in conversation with Maria Abramenko December 16, 2021Petr Davydtchenko talked to curator Maria Abramenko for Nasty Magazine; a conversation about his work, capitalist dystopia, eating rats, vampire blood, NFT’s, and the apocalypse…...Read more
Acquisition of Petr Davydtchenko's work by SMAK GhentJune 17, 2019Congratulations to Petr Davydtchenko. The second edition of his video installation 'Ascension,' which featured in our exhibition during Art Brussels gallery night in 2017, has...Read more
MUSEUM EXHIBITION | PETR DAVYDTCHENKOSolo exhibition "Perftoran" at BPS22 February 18, 2021Petr Davydtchenko presents a new solo exhibition 'Perftoran' at BPS22 in Charleroi, Belgium. The exhibition can be visited from February 20th, 2021, until May 5th,...Read more
MUSEUM EXHIBITION | PETR DAVYDTCHENKOGroup exhibition "The Night Will Drive a Heart" at Wrocław Contemporary Museum February 12, 2021Petr Davydtchenko is part of the group exhibition The Night Will Drive a Heart, curated by Piotr Lisowski, at Wrocław Contemporary Museum in Wrocław, Poland....Read more