Solo exhibitions

 

2015

"Deleted scene", Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (2/24 - 6/24/15)

Yury Toroptsov, Gallery Photo 12, Paris (3/5 - 4/4/15)

 

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 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

 

2016

Photo LA, Los Angeles (1/21-1/24/16)

 

2015

Paris Photo, Grand Palais (11/12 - 11/15/15)

 

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

 

2015

"Quintessence", Jersey Arts Centre, St. Helier, Jersey, British Channel Island (11/30 - 1/2/16)

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)

 

Festivals, artist talks, projections

 

2016

Recycl'ART, Extra Fort, Brussels, Belgium (5/18/16)

 

2015

Jersey Projection Gallery (11/10 - 11/14/15) St. Helier, Jersey

 

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

 

British Journal of Photography, "Archisle", May 2016, Colin Pantall

Colin Pantall's Blog , "Deleted scene: An Ethnic Lanscape?", November 2015 , Colin Pantall

Telerama, "Deleted scene: des traces en taïga", April 2015, Frédérique Chapuis

Jersey Evening Post, "From Russia with camera", February 2014, Gill Kay

Snob, "Material proof", April 2013, Sergey Nikolaevich

Interview Russia, April 2013, Maria Basyrova

L'Insensé, n10, November 2012, Elizabeth Nora, Vanessa van Zuylen Menesguen

Rusia Hoy, "Marilyn Monroe, en clave rusa", August 2012, Ferran Mateo

Têtu, "Tout le monde préfère cette blonde", July-August 2012, Oscar Héliani, Sylvain Zimmermann

Aujourd'hui, "Sortir à Paris", December 2011

Figaro Madame, "Tendance éternelle Marilyn", December 2011

Le Figaroscope, "Les bons plans de la semaine", December 2011

Le Figaro, "Mitterrand, le photographe et la robe", November 2011, Claire Bommelaer

ELLE France, "Phénomène Marilyn à la folie", November 2011, Florence Tredez

Le Nouvel Observateur, "Phénomènes : Marilyn and I", October 2011

Images Magazine, "Marilyn et Lui", n49, 2011

Le Figaroscope, "Le Bon Marché à tous les étages", October 2011, Sophie de Santis

Point de vue, "An exceptional sale: History and photographs", March 2011, Gilone

GEO Italy, "Il buio oltre la siepe", January 2011, Paola Brivio

Le Figaro Madame, "Yury Toroptsov shoote le mythe", May 2010

Images, "Yury Toroptsov, la fusion des fantaisies", May - June 2010

BE, "La maison de Baba Yaga : L'enfance de l'art", May 2010, Cecile Guéret

L'Oeil, "Images du mois", September 2009

Liberation, "Marilyn a la derobee", August 2009, Brigitte Ollier

Psychologies.com, Cafe Culture, "Marilyn and I", August 2009, Camille Hermann

A Shaded View on Fashion.com, "Marilyn and I", July 2009, Diane Pernet

Art Actuel, "Art Attitude", July - August 2009

Shot Arles special edition, "Marilyn and I", July 2009

Le Temps," Arles 40 ans dans le viseur", July 2009, Luc Debraine

Telerama.com, "A la rencontre d'Arles", July 2009, Serge Ricco

Saatchi Online Critic's Choice, January 2009, Rebecca Wilson

Burn, "Marilyn and I", March 2009

Shot, "La Maison de Baba Yaga", November - December 2008

SFR Young Talents Magazine n5, "Conte de fees", December 2008, Jean-Baptiste Bernard

Saatchi Online Critic's Choice, April 2008, Ana Finel Honigman

Le Photographe, "Yury Toroptsov. Laureat SFR a la MEP", February 2008, Herve Le Goff

SFR Young Talents Magazine n1, "Le Bonheur selon Yury Toroptsov", February 2008, Emilien Bernard

Photographie.com, "Marilyn and I", 2007

 

 

Video, TV and radio interviews

 

TSF Jazz, "Marilyn et nous", Nathalie Piolé, 25 November 2011

France 5, "Cinémas", 15 January 2011, Serge Moati

France 2, Telematin, Carre VIP, "Marilyn and I", August 2009, Henry-Jean Servat

Fine Art TV, "Springboard: Yury Toroptsov", December 2008

 

 

Awards

German Photo Book Prize 2016

Grand Prix SFR Young Talent Photo 2009, Special Mention

Winner of SFR Young Talent Photo Competition 2008

 

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 at the core of his work what constitutes a common denominator for those distant cultures: 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, Paris Photo, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature in Paris.

 

Lives and works in Paris.

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