SPIN CITY is a 8 min. video by artists STEPHEN j SHANABROOK + VERONIKA GEORGIEVA, made with a camera mounted to the wheel of a car. The viewer is seeing the streets of a summertime South Bronx from a tire's point of view. While the car moves slowly the narrative is linear and recognizable but as the car gains speeds the narrative turns abstract into kaleidoscope of color and form.

Stephen j Shanabrook is an American artist, who graduated from Syracuse University, USA, and studied in Florence, Italy. He has participated in residencies at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and De Atelier in The Netherlands. Shanabrook has exhibited throughout the world in numerous solo and group exhibitions, included Drawing Center and Swiss Institute in New York. The artist received numerous American and European grants, as well as public commissions. His works is a part of public and private collections in USA, Europe, Russia and Australia, including Damien Hirst’s “murderme” collection, Berlin State Museum and David Walsh’s controversial MONA museum.

Veronika Georgieva was born in Moscow and graduated from Moscow Architectural College, MARKHI. From 2010 Stephen j Shanabrook and Veronika Georgieva work as a team. Together the artists created advertising campaign for renowned fashion label Comme des Garçons for Spring/Summer 2010. They also were commissioned by Saatchi and Saatchi advertising agency to create ad campaign for 25th anniversary of Reporters Without Borders in 2010, which included TV commercial. The campaign was shortlisted for Lion Award at Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival. The artists live in New York City (USA) and Moscow (Russia).

STEPHEN j SHANABROOK

+ VERONIKA GEORGIEVA collaborates since 2010

live and work in New York City & Moscow

Education SjS
1990-92 Stichting Ateliers 63, Haarlem, The Netherlands
1984-87 Syracuse University USA, B.F.A., Syracuse, New York
1986-87 Syracuse University, Florence, Italy.
1987 Skowhegan School of Painting/Sculpture, Maine

Education VG
1985-91 Moscow Architectural University ( MARKHI )

Collaborations & Awards
2011 PETROU\MAN advertising campaign
2010 shortlisted for Cannes Golden Lions for Reporters Without Borders advertising campaign
2010 Saatchi & Saatchi for Reporters Without Borders 25th anniversary advertising campaign
2010 Comme des Garçons advertising campaign Spring-Summer 2010

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Traveling Idiot, City Museum of Ljubljana, Vzigalica Gallery, Slovenia
He Who Makes Beast Of Himself, Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva
2010 In Pills We Trust, Orel Art UK, London
2009 Liquid Lushes and Late Night House of Pills, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York
Morgue Chocolate, project for Eternal Tour, Musee d'art et d'histoire, Neuchatel, Switzerland
2008 devil’s necklace, Orel Art, Paris
licking your wounds, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York
autopsy of the moment and other flat gestures. Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva
2006 Hell & Back, XL Projects , Moscow
Hell & Back, Artstrelka Projects, Moscow
2003 Automat, Kubometer Gallery, Moscow
2002 Stephen j Shanabrook, De Schone Kunsten Gallery, Haarlem
2001 being wet, 31 Grand Gallery, New York
Topographical Study of the Human Brain After a Gunshot Blast to the Mouth
De Schone Kunsten Gallery, Haarlem
1997 Wild East Wild West, De Praktijk Gallery, two person show with Ronald Ophuis, Amsterdam
Mapping Out Narcotic Finger Movements , Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht
Stephen j Shanabrook, De Schone Kunsten Gallery, Haarlem
1996 Deformed Faces Club, De Schone Kunsten Gallery, Haarlem
Sleeping with Chocolate, Festival a/d Werf, Utrecht
Unknown Resurrections, Galerija Kapelica, Ljubljana
Restitution after the meeting of 13, New Planet Gallery, St. Petersburg
More ( Than) Chocolate, two person show with Olga Chernysheva, L-Gallery, Moscow

Group Exhibitions

2012 Wunderkammer, AUTOCENTER, Berlin
Dirty Messy Paintings, Ross Arts, Rosendale, NY
Memory Confetti, Brooklyn Fine Arts, NY
Take My Soul, EXPRMNTL Galerie, Toulouse, France
Editions, ford PROJECT, New York
2011 Afgan-Kuzminki. Human Oratory, parallel program of 4th Moscow Biennale, Moscow
Afgan-Kuzminki. Human Oratory, Viktoria Gallery, Samara, Russia
Acquired Taste, Begovich Gallery, California State University, Fullerton
Summer Affair, ford PROJECT, New York
Visions & Fashion. Capturing Style 1980/2010, Kulturforum, Berlin
Arnhem Mode Biennale, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Monaism, inaugural exhibition, Museum of Old and New Art ( MONA), Tasmania
Manipulation, Old Umbrella Factory, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
The Show Must Go On, Capricious Space, New York
2010 Street Anatomy, International Museum of Surgical Science, Chicago, USA
Bittersweet, Paul Robeson Gallery, Rutgers University, USA
Obscure Desire, 1918ArtSpace Gallery, Shanghai, China
Chocolate A-Z, Gallery by the Harbour, Hong-Kong
New Culture Festival, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2009 That's All, Folks! Stadshallen, Bruges, Belgium
TSUMArt, TSUM Department Store, Moscow
ArtsLottery, CECArtslink, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts
Children of Perestroika, parallel program 3rd Moscow Biennale, Moscow
Bad News, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York
Summer Show, Orel Art, Paris
Fool's Food, CAN, Centre d'Art Neuchâtel, Switzerland
The Aesthetics of Terror, Embedded Art, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
2008 The Aesthetics of Terror, Chelsea Art Museum, New York
Meat after Meat Joy, Daneyal Mahmood Gallery, New York
Triptyque, Angers Festival France
Deadly Serious, EXPRMNTL Galerie, Toulouse, France
Speaking to the Unspeakable, Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco
Holy Smoke!, Cokkie Snoei, Rotterdam
2007 East/ West, Orel Art, Paris
It’s Not a Food, Era Foundation Museum, Moscow
Love is in The Air, EXPRMNTL Galerie, Toulouse
Toutes les couleurs sont autorisées à condition que cela n’empêche pas le commerce,
Atelier 340 Muzeum, Brussels
Images Festival, Wynick/Tuck Gallery, Toronto
Red Shift Festival, Anthology Film Archives, New York
2006 Common Destination, The Drawing Center, New York
Rembrandt: Death, Dissection & Doctors, Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam
Blessed are the Merciful, Feigen Contemporary, New York
Artists and Arms, LAZNIA Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk
2005 Oracle of Truth, Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels
Artists and Arms, Contemporary Art Center MARS, Moscow
Boost in the Shell, De Bond, Bruges
Accomplices, The State Tretyakov Gallery, 1st Moscow Biennale
Art on Wheels, ArtStrelka, Moscow
2004 Flipside, collaboration with Jury Leiderman & Vadim Fishkin, Artists Space, New York
Should I Stay or Should I Go? De Schone Kunsten Galerie, Haarlem
Art Kljasma, Contemporary Art Festival, Moscow
Artists and Arms, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Nizhny Tagil/ Kaliningrad
Shanabrook Automat, Kubometer Gallery, Moscow
Eat It! Kampnagel, Hamburg
2003 Art Kljasma, Contemporary Art Festival, Moscow
Gun and Wound, White Box, New York
2002 plek voor blanco, De Schone Kunsten Galerie, Haarlem
100% of Vision, Regina Gallery, Moscow
Melioration, Contemporary Art Festival, Moscow
Dead or Alive, Zavod K6/4, Ljubljana
Unpacked no. 4, New York
Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now, Low Gallery, Los Angeles
Sweets, New York
2001 Dining Haul: Truck Set for Twelve, New York
Workspheres, Museum of Modern Art, collaboration with Veronika Georgieva, New York
White Lights, Contemporary Art Festival, Haarlem
2000 Downtown Arts Festival, New York
Stations, Contemporary Art Festival, Nieuwe Markt, Amsterdam
Art Concern. De Schone Kunsten Galerie, Haarlem
1999 Paradise 8, Exit Art, New York
Chocolate. Sotheby’s Mezzanine Gallery, London
1998 Chocolate, Rochdale Museum, Scotland
Chocolate. Summerlee Heritage Centre, Coatbridge Scotland
Chocolate, Collins Gallery, Glasgow
1997 A Natural Selection, Z Gallery, New York
“Wat AF is, is niet gemaakt “, De Utrechtse School Utrecht
1996 Proud Flesh. De Vishal, Haarlem
The Invisible Purpose, Wax Museum, Moscow
1995 Chocolate! The Swiss Institute, New York
Northern Voices: N-Brow Traveling Medicine Show, AS 220, Providence Rhode Island
Culture, Water and Money - the Passion of the Frontier, SanYgnacio
Unbelievable, Rex Cinema, Belgrade
1994 Exchange/Datsja, Amsterdam
Consuming Passions: Food, Art, Culture, Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, Buffalo
Artists’ Congress, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams
1993 Exchange, Moscow

Grants and Awards

2004 Travelling Bullet Project, commission from CEC International, USA
1992-1998 Stichting Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten, The Netherlands.
1995 ArtsLink Grant for Moscow, Russia, Citizen Exchange Council, USA
1993 Stichting Fonds Voor Beeldende Kunsten, presentation grant for Moscow Russia

Permanent Public Installations

2001 The Orbitor’s Chair, BovenIj Ziekenhuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1999 The Spoken Word Through Water & Time, Dr. Sarphatihuis Hospital, Amsterdam The Netherlands

Collections

Berlin State Museum ( Staatliche Museen zu Berlin), Germany
MONA, Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania
Damien Hirst’s “ Murder Me” collection, London
Trust for Mutual Understandings, New York
Rabus Collection, Neuchatel, Belgium
The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Laznia Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk, Poland
Mars Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Russia
Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center, USA
Private Collections in Europe, USA, Russia and Australia

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