Games Children Play (1987-1993)

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Star and Heart, 1997

Gelatin silver print

In the Bathroom, n.d.

Gelatin silver print

Zhenya and Vadik

Bathroom in a Communal Apartment, 1997

Gelatin silver print

Zhenya and Vadik

Bathroom in a Communal Apartment, St. Petersburg, 1997

Gelatin silver print

10 7/8 x 13 7/16 in. (27.6 x 34.1 cm)

Masha (In the bathroom), 1996

Gelatin silver print

At the Refrigerator, 1998

Gelatin silver print

Anton at Pushkinskaya 10, 1991

Gelatin silver print

15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm)

Edition 1 of 20

Anton and Revolver, 1992

Gelatin silver print

11 13/16 x 11 11/16 in. (30 x 30 cm)

Edition 5 of 20

Untitled (self portrait with Tanya), 1992

Gelatin silver print

15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm)

Edition 1 of 20

Children Smoking

Chkalovksy Prospect, 1991

Gelatin silver print

Two Boys at the Ping-Pong Table

Ozerki Orphanage, 1994

Gelatin silver print

15 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (39.7 x 40.0 cm)

Misha and Tanya

Kitchen of the Temporary Orphanage, Mokhovaya St., 1992

Gelatin silver print

15 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (39.7 x 40.0 cm)

Untitled (Pause), 1992

Gelatin silver print

15 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. (40 x 40 cm)

Edition 1 of 10

Sasha and Serezha (accordion)

Temporary Orphanage, 1991

Gelatin silver print 

15 5/8 x 15 11/16 in. (39.7 x 39.9 cm)

Edition 1 of 20

A Pair (Radio), 1992

Gelatin silver print

15 5/8 x 15 3/4 in. (39.7 x 40.0 cm)

Stasik with a Wrench, 1992

Gelatin silver print

Biography

Evgeny Mokhorev was born in Leningrad (now St. Petersburg) in 1967. A childhood interest in photography led him to join the famous Leningrad photo club “Mirror” and to pursue a career as a professional photographer. Since the late 1980s, Mokhorev has explored the territories of childhood and adolescence and the transition to adulthood. In 1992, he showed his series “Games Children Play” during the Mois de la Photo festival in Paris, his first solo exhibition outside of the Soviet Union.

Mokhorev has been a member of the Union of Photographers of Russia since 1992. In 1993, he won the “Discovery of the Year” award at the First Russian Photo Festival. In 1996, he was nominated the Photoartist of the Year. He has received several government grants for his work, and in 1997, he became a member of the Union of Russian Artists. Mokhorev lives and works in St. Petersburg.

Selected Exhibitions

2010
"Evgeny Mokhorev/Margo Ovcherenko," Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

2009
"Evgeny Mokhorev," Art Espace 22, Brussels, Belgium
"Age of Trouble," Galerie RTR, Paris

2004
"Walks in the City, Bagration Bridge," Moscow Photo Biennial, Moscow, Russia

2003
“Idea Photographic: After Modernism,” Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
“Contemporary St. Petersburg through the Eyes of Photographers,” The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2002
"Troubled Age, Bagration Bridge” and “Gliding Light, Manezh,” Moscow Photo Biennial, Moscow, Russia

2001
"Evgeny Mokhorev," Goethe Institute, German Cultural Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

2000
“20/20 – Twentieth Century Photographic Acquisitions by Twenty Leading Patrons,” Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM

1997
"Games Children Play," St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

1996-1997
Russia: Chronicles of Change, Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, FL

1996
"Games Children Play," First Moscow Photo Biennial, Moscow, Russia
“Russian Photographers: Renewal and Metamorphosis from the late Soviet era to the 1990s,” the M.I.T. Museum, Cambridge, MA, USA

1992
"Experiences photographiques Russes," Mois de la Photographie Photography Festival, Paris, France

1988-1991
“Changing Reality: Recent Soviet Photography,” Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.