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1998, Nizhny Novgorod

Galina Myznikova (1968, architect) and Sergey Provorov (1970, poet) created in 1998 art group PROVMYZA. 

Artists work in various fields of contemporary art: video art, author's cinema, photography, installation, performance and theatre.In their work, they follow a trend of erasing borders between them.

One of the significant radical projects of the Duo was the air-sound installation "Idiot wind", presented in The Russian pavilion at the 51st Venice Biennale of contemporary art. The main idea of the project was the total rejection of the visual arts and the transition to tactile communication mechanism. 

However, the most known to the public their work in the field of film and video art, where, in spite of constant and intensive creative search and experimental innovation in the field of film language, they, nevertheless, manage to maintain their own unique style from work to work. 

In the Arsenal of artists more than two dozen works, participated in numerous international exhibition projects,such as the KunstFilmBiennale (Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany; Istambul Modern Museum, Istanbul; KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin), Hors Pistes (Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris), Biennial of Moving images (Centre Saint-Gervais, Geneva), Montevideo Biennale (Banco Republica, Montevideo), Viper (Kunsthalle Basel, museum fuer Gegenwartskunst Basel, Basel), WRO media art biennale (Ballestrem Palace, Freud) sur le court metrage contemporain (Cinematheque Francaise, Paris), Rencontres Internationales (Palais de Tokyo, Paris), events Art Fair (Vienna, Kiev, etc.), Novas Vanguardas Russas " os videos de PROVMYZA (Palacio das Artas, Belo Horizonte, Brazil), etc.

Their works are in collections of Russian and Western museums and foundations, such asThe Pompidou Centre, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, The State Centre for Contemporary Art, The Moscow Museum of Modern Art, The Basis Wien, etc.

Many films have been awarded prizes at international film festivals, including: 38th Rotterdam international film festival (Golden tiger for the best short film), 25th Asolo international film festival (Main Prize for the best competitive film), 15th Chile international short film festival (Prize for the Best experimental film), 5th Imaginaria international film festival in Conversano, Italy (Prize for the best the film about the arts) and others. 

The Director's work " Inspiration "was presented in the competition program" Orizzonti "of the 67th Venice film festival, and the film" Eternity "("Eternity") was invited by the Director of the 12th Rome film festival Marco Mueller in the program" Cinema XXI " (MAXXI Museum, Rome). 

Artists are the owners of several awards in the field of contemporary art:"Innovation" (Moscow, 2012) and "Award them.S. Kuryokhin."(St. Petersburg, 2010 and 2013).

Often, in their artistic research, artists touch upon the problem of the mechanism of communication expressed through the initial visual aspect, the contact performance and the effective model of communication. Recent projects of PROVMYZA are associated with an intensive search for visual determination in the field of modern theater and performance. 

Site-specific performance " Memento moti tomb " at the Garage Museum,"homo sacra res homini" at the Jewish Museum and tolerance center,"Post-mortem chronography" at The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

The artists live and work in Nizhny Novgorod.

Site of the art group: http://www.provmyza.ru/

Photos of the works are provided by the authors.