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Andrey Chezhin was born in Leningrad in 1960. He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Film Engineers in 1982. During his years in the Institute Andrey became involved with photography. He joined the famous photo club Mirror in 1985 and later the TAK group (1987-1996). Chezhin became a member of such organizations like art association Photopostscriptum in 1993, Humanitarian Foundation “Free Culture” in 1996, and the International Federation of Artist (IFA) in 1998. 

He is also a member of the Union of Photo Artists of Russia since 1995, a founder of the annual photo festival Autumn Photo Marathon (since 1998). Chezhin is the director of the PHOTOimage gallery and of the Museum of Drawing-Pin both in St. Petersburg. He had some 60 solo exhibitions and a participated in over 160 group exhibitions in Russia, Europe and the US.

Selected Exhibitions

Fotofest, Houston, TX
To play the play of the play (with David Plaksin), The Museum of Non-conformist art, St.Petersburg, Russia
Kharmsiada, X-MAX gallery, Ufa, Russia

I love this City, Art Holding Tatiana Nikitina, St.Petersburg, Russia
The Museum of The Drawing-Pin / Part II, Photoimage gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia

Masculine and Feminine, ASAART gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Cross of Prussia / Konigsberg – Kaliningrad / Space of Escher, Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia
Life and Death of Nicholas II, ASAART gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
The Museum of The Drawing-Pin / Part I, Photoimage gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
The Space of Escher, Da Vinci gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
The Drawing-Pin and Modernism, Manezh, The Central Exhibition Hall, St.Petersburg, Russia

The Drawing-pin and Modernism, The Visual Art Gallery, Adirondack Community College, Queensbury, USA
Meta order, Gatchina Museum, The Prioratsky Palace, St.Petersburg, Russia
between one and another, The Studio of Madam Grand, St.Petersburg, Russia
The Life Line of Anna Akhmatova, The Museum of Anna Akhmatova, the Fountain House, St.Petersburg, Russia
4 in 1 (with Dmitry Mishenin), Ars Magna Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia

The Drawing-pin and Modernism, The Yaroslavl Museum of Art, Yaroslavl, Russia
Leningrad – City – Hero, Dmitry Semenov Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
The Space of Escher, Moscow House of Architect, Moscow, Russia.
to be continued, The International information Center, Moscow, Russia.
Petersburg art photography made by hand on the silver paper in the fresh gains of centuries, Ars Magna Gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Two Venice (with Liudmila Chezhina), The Museum of Non-conformist art, St.Petersburg, Russia
Saint Regal Martyrs, The Russian Orthodox Fair, Manezh, The Central Exhibition Hall, St.Petersburg, Russia
The Soap Collection, studio Soap, Bulthaup gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia

Self portrait in 366 days, Museum of Contemporary Russian History, Moscow, Russia
The Drawing-pin and Modernism, Anya Tish Gallery, Houston, Texas, USA
Nevsky Baptistery, FotoFest, Vine Street Studios, Houston, Texas, USA
Hands, the Mikhail Shemyakin foundation, St.Petersburg, Russia
St.Petersburg, the Language of Water, Teatro Nacional Claudio Santoro, Brazil
Andrey Chezhin, The World Bank in the Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia
Fish, Photoimage gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Venice, restaurant Palkin, St.Petersburg, Russia
Bridge. Street. St.Isaac cathedral. Light, Delta gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Transformation of Vision, noname gallery, Rotterdam, Holland
City-text, Artcollegia gallery, Moscow, Russia
the forty third, Astrosoft gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia

Line of a life, Gallery 103, St.Petersburg, Russia
Abstract photography, Delta gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Kharmsiada, Giedre Bartelt Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Pripinacek a modernismus, Sllovanska knihovna, Prague, Czech Republic
Sobor, Delta gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Chezhin Andrey, Gomez gallery, Baltimore, USA
Geometry of element – element of geometry, gallery Na Obvodnom, international business-centre Neptun, St.Petersburg, Russia

The Drawing-pin and Modernism, The Russian State Humanitarian University, Museum of Other Art, Moscow, Russia
Postmodernistic Petersburg, The Samara Art Museum, Samara, Russia
Children’s album, Delta gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
A House of Rendezvous, Photoimage gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia

St.Petersburg, Escher series, Anya Tish Gallery, FotoFest, Houston, Texas, USA
Trace of GULAG, noname gallery, FotoBiennale, Rotterdam, Holland
The Drawing-pin and Modernism, Delta gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Touching St.Petersburg, Multihus Tobaksfabrikken, Esbjerg, Danmark
Capital Destruction – Rearranging Landmarks, Hovedbiblioteket, Esbjerg, Danmark
Retrospective Review 1988-2000, Galeria Z, Bratislava, Slovakia.

Yours-Mine, Photoimage gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Transparent Dreams, Delta gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Russian Lens on Washington: New Angles by Andrey Chezhin, District of Columbia Art Center, Washington DC, USA
Unreal City, Open Society Institute, Mansion of Kochubey, St.Petersburg

St.Petersburg – Warsaw, Mala galleria, Warsaw, Poland
Dance, Gallery 21, St.Petersburg, Russia
Kharmsiada & From the Life of  drawing pins, noname gallery, Rotterdam, Holland

City-Text, Borey gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
7 platform AXE, International Art Festival at the Baltic House, St.Petersburg, Russia

96 photographs, Manezh, The Central Exhibition Hall, St.Petersburg, Russia
Kharmsiada, Photoimage gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Andrey Chezhin, “Teatro” gallery, Moscow, Russia
Nevsky Baptistery, Aurora Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia

Visiting Bulla, Gallery 21, St.Petersburg, Russia.

I am an object, Photopostscriptum gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia
Self-portrait in 366 days, L’espace de Saint-Lorent, Saint-Marsellin, France


Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA
The Brooklyn Museum, New York, USA
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, USA
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA
The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
The Henry Buhl Collection, New York, USA
The Hechinger Collection, Washington, DC, USA
Collection the Royal Bank of Scotland in Houston, USA
The Brandts Musseet for Fotokunst in Odense, Denmark
The Navigator Foundation, Boston, USA
Muzeo Ken Damy, Brescia, Italy
Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesney Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland
Wiliam Hunt Collection, New York, USA
Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Muzeo d’Arte Contemporanea di Milano, Milano, Italy
The State Hermitage, St.Petersburg, Russia
The State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
The National Library of Russia, St.Petersburg, Russia
Museum of Photography Collections, Moscow, Russia
Mihail Chemiakin Foundation, St.Petersburg, Russia
Yaroslavl Museum of Art, Yaroslavl, Russia
Moscow House of Architects, Moscow, Russia