Sanya Kantaovsky, CriticKantarovsky was born in Moscow, Russia in 1982 and currently lives and works in New York. He studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and received his MFA at the University of California, Los Angeles. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition, LETDOWN, at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin, Italy; The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin, at the Jewish Museum, New York; The Eccentrics, at the Sculpture Center, New York; and his curatorial project Sputterances at Metro Pictures, New York. Other important presentations include Happy Soul at LAXART in Los Angeles; You are Not an Evening at Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst in Bremen; What Were You Expecting, Mr. Milquetoast, a Plot? at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe; and Apricot Juice, with Ieva Misčeviūtė, at Studio Voltaire in London. Kantarovsky is currently featured in the Baltic Triennial 13 GIVE UP THE GHOST, and will present a solo exhibition at the Kunsthalle Basel, opening in August 2018. A comprehensive monograph entitled No Joke was co-published by Studio Voltaire and Koenig Books in 2016. Kantarovsky’s works belong to several prestigious museum collections, including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston; the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles; Tate Modern, London; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
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