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Born in Moscow in 1966, Pavel Pepperstein is one of the most influential artists of Russia’s new generation. Between 1985-1987 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and in 1987 he co-founded the experimental group of artists called Inspection Medical Hermeneutics, which, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, developed a critical approach towards the influence of western culture on Russia.

Pepperstein had solo exhibitions at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow (2019); Kunsthaus Zug (2017); Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow (2016); Musée d’Art Moderne et Contemporain, Saint-Étienne (2015); 5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2015) and Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein (2010). He participated in the Moscow Biennial (2017 and 2007); Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art (2017); Manifesta, St. Petersburg (2014); the Venice Biennial representing Russia (2009); and the Valencia Biennial (2003). His work has been exhibited in the group show Russia at the Guggenheim of Bilbao and New York (2005-2006).

Pepperstein's work is included in public collections, such as the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; the Kunsthaus Zug, Kunstmuseum Basel, Switzerland; the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art; the Sammlung Rheingold Art Foundation, Düsseldorf; and the Deutsche Bank Collection, Berlin.