Yury Toroptsov Selected Works

(France , 1974 - )
Biography
Yury Toroptsov
Born in 1974 in a rural community near Vladivostok, Yury Toroptsov left his native Russia in 1998 to study at the New School for Social Research in New York after having won a prestigious scholarship. Nourished by his Far-Eastern origins, American travels and the current residence in Europe, Yury Toroptsov keeps what constitutes a common denominator for those distant cultures at the core of his work: people and their identity and the permanence of myths. Memories, metamorphosis, profane and sacred are the recurring themes in his photographs. Toroptsov's photographs have been featured in numerous personal and group shows including at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris (2008), Paris Photo (2008), Moscow House of Photography (2013). In 2014 he won the appointment of the Arch'Isle International Photographer in Residence in Jersey (British Channel Island). Lives and works in Paris.

Yury Toroptsov's website

Solo exhibitions
2015 "Deleted scene", Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (2/24 - 6/14/15)
2014 "Fairyland", Archisle International Photography Residence, Jersey (CI), The Berni Gallery, Jersey Arts Centre (9/1 - 9/13/14)
2013 "Marilyn and I", Moscow House of Photography / The Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow (3/15 - 5/12/13)
2012 "Marilyn and I", Le Bon Marche Rive Gauche, Paris (10/29/11 - 1/21/12)
2010 "The House of Baba Yaga", Basia Embiricos Gallery, Paris (4 - 16 May, 2010)
“The House of Baba Yaga”, large format photo exhibition, Sainte Genevieve des Bois in the framework of 2010 Year of Russia in France (4/30 – 7/4/10)
2008 "Marilyn and I" (extracts), French National Center of Costume, Moulins during the International Festival Cinema & Costume (6/26 - 6/29/08)
"Happiness", Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris (01/16 -03/30/08)

Art fairs and public sales
2013 Fotofever Art Fair, Brussels (10/4 - 10/6/13)
2012 Sale LINK pour AIDES, Le Grand Palais, Paris (11/27/12)
Sale "Photography: vintage, modern and contemporary", Piasa, Drouot, Paris (10/26/12)
2011 Sale "Russian and Soviet Photographs from 1900 Till Present", Piasa, Drouot, Paris, curated by Agnès de Gouvion Sant-Cyr (03/28/11)
2010 Photo Off, Paris (11/18 - 11/21/10)
2009 Salon de mai, Paris (5/11 - 5/17/09)
2008 Paris Photo, Carrousel du Louvre, Paris (11/13-11/16/08)
Scope Basel, Switzerland, represented by Saatchi Online (6/3 – 6/8/08)

Group exhibitions
2012 "DIY: Photographers & Books", The Cleveland Museum of Art, curated by Barbara Tannenbaum, (8/11 - 12/30/12)
"Seule", Renoma Store, Paris (5/11 - 12/31/12)
"Je voeux", Galerie de l'Atelier 2, Villeneuve d'Ascq (9/1 - 24/2/12)
Galerie Photo 12, Paris (12/8/11 - 1/14/12)
2011 "The House of Baba Yaga", BAL, Paris (5/10 - 5/15/11)
2010 "Lille3000", St. Sauveur train station, Lille, France (9/21 - 10/31/10)
“Dream dresses”, Le Colysee Maison Folie, Lambersart, France (3/13 – 5/30/10)
2009 "Marilyn and I" (work in progress), School Gallery, Paris (10/13 -11/07/09)
"Marilyn and I", The Rencontres d'Arles, France (7/07 - 8/30/09)
2008 "A hotel photo, an artist's view", Théâtre de l'Odéon, Paris (10/6 - 10/24/08)
"Legender une Vie", Les Correspondances de Manosque, France (9/24-9/28/08)
Contributed to Brooklyn Museum 's Click! A Crowd-Curated Exhibition (6/27 - 8/10/08)
2006 "You said advertising?" Gallery of the House of Photographers, Paris (11/3 - 11/30/06)
"Histoires d'Eaux ", Gallery of the House of Photographers, Paris (1/2 - 1/31/06)
2005 "Histoires d'Eaux ", Halle au Blé, Alençon, France (1/29 - 2/28/05)

Video screenings
2011 Belfast Photo Festival (8/4-8/14/11)
2011 Festival Images Singulieres, Sete, France (6/2 - 6/19/11)
2007 Bastille Design Center, Paris (11/29/07)
Les Vergers de l'Art Gallery, Paris (5/17/07)
Press
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