Vlad Zorin, artist/photographer/writer
Born in Russia, Chelyabinsk, lives and works in Paris.
Vlad's artistic language was formed from an analysis of male sexuality and sensuality in a totalitarian and homophobic Russia, resulting in protest and uncompromising projects that explore the themes of personal freedom and the experiences of a new generation.
Growing up in the provincial city of Chelyabinsk in an environment of restrictions formed a creative and daring nature. Struggling with feelings of loneliness and driven by ambition, at the age of 15 he expanded his borders to Moscow and subsequently to the whole world. He is now working in Paris, as well as being represented in London and New York. Early self-determination and rapid professional development makes him a bright representative of his generation.
In June 2019, Zorin's first solo exhibition "Hare" took place in Cube.Moscow in Moscow. Works of art from the project participated in the Phillips Charity Auction, Paddle8 online auction and also became a part of the Boys Boys Boys book by Ghislain Paslcal with Elton John AIDS Foundation. Since then they continue to cooperate.
In February 2020, he collaborated with the French brand Ludovic de Saint-Sernin, for which he shot an art project with his boyfriend and muse Yulian Antukh. In March 2020, he collaborated with Swarovski to celebrate the brand's 125th anniversary.
In December 2021, Vlad presented his first book/study "With love from Russia", it included 17 interviews and photographs of men from different parts of Russia. The book is being sold in countries such as America, China, France and the UK.
In February 2022, in Moscow at the Fabula gallery, a few days after the start of the war with Ukraine, he presented a bold anti-war exhibition Soft Power. This project was born as a call for peace in the summer of 2020 during political protests in Belarus which then sharply turned into an anti-war cry of the youth. This was presented at the exhibition located 5 minutes from the Kremlin.
In May 2022, the magazine of the Royal Academy of Photography included Vlad in the ranking of 6 young photographers to watch, placing his work on the cover of the magazine with a full page interview.
In June 2022, Vlad presented his book With Love from Russia at the Paris Book Fair in Galeries Lafayette Corporate Foundation.
In September 2022, the solo exhibition "Messages personnels" was held at the Galerie du lendemain in Paris.
Messages personnels Galerie du Lendemain, Paris
With Love from Russia, boys boys boys, London
Soft Power, fābula, Moscow
God, online exhibition
Hare, Cube.Moscow, Moscow
Blue Art Foundation online auction
Phillips Charity Auction for ICA Moscow
Boys! Boys! Boys! Spring (Vol.4) at Paddle8
Boys Boys Boys by Ghislain Pascal
With Love from Russia by Vlad Zorin
Boys, Boys, Boys by Ghislain Pascal with Elton John AIDS Foundation
Paris Book Fair Galeries Lafayette Corporate Foundation, Paris
Belfusto Spain interview
Boys Boys Boys UK interview
Behind The Blinds France interview
Coolhunting US interview
lGBTQ Nation US article
CAP74024 Italy article
Star Observer Australia article
Los Angeles Blade US article
i-D UK interview
TV Rain Russia interview
Vogue Russia interview
GQ Germany interview
Buro 24/7 Russia interview
The Art Newspaper Russia interview
i-D Uk interview
Vogue France article
Odda UK interview
The Blueprint Russia interview
Harper's Bazar Kazakhstan, interview