biography

vydavy began as a monthly publication and series of site-specific performances in 1995.

vydavy in Russian literally translates to “you and you”. In 2000 vydavy developed a larger format publication which became well known NY based Russian language poetry and art publication. It was printed by silkscreen in addition of 300 copies and distributed world wide. Influenced by Russian 20th century avant-garde poets and artists Kruchenykh, Harms, Burluk, Rodchenko, Popova, and Hlebnikov. This work has been reviewed in the New York Times. vydavy first solo exhibition “18 x 24” was held at the Anthology Film Archives.

As vydavy, Misha and Zhenya had participated in architectural competitions. They received Honorable Mention for their proposal to the Friends of the High Line, entitled “3P Unit, Park Prison and Pool”(2002) and a Jury Selection Prize for the “Groen Hoek: The East River Community Boathouse Competition” exhibited at the Center for Architecture of the American Institute of Architects (2003).

In 2004 vydavy initiated the Public Gathering Project in an attempt to sum up the concept of group identity. Between 2001 and 2008 vydavy has some many site specific installations and Public Art at Dumbo Art Festival, Socrates Sculpture Park, Plaza and NY Aquarium.

Since 2008 Zhenya Plechkina and Misha Sklar had formed a strong collaborative relationship. Now vydavy stands for the relationship between two people.

Zhenya and Misha create performance, weaving and installation works driven by ideas of dependence, hybridization, tension and contamination.

Zhenya Plechkina and Misha Sklar has presented their work at The Moscow Biennial and Architectural Venice Biennial as well as has been awarded a Public Art Commition through The Queens Museum of Art.

Zhenya and Misha create their work at the Active Space building in Bushwick, Brooklyn, located at 566 Johnson Avenue, Studio#3.

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