Haim Sokol b. 1973, Archangelsk, USSR
Graduate of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (1996 B.A., 2004 M.A.) and the Moscow Institute of Contemporary Art (2007). Lives and works in Moscow Teacher at the Rodchenko School of Photography and Multimedia in Moscow Nominated for Innovation price 2008, 2014. Winner of Special Stella Art Foundation prize in 2009. Haim Sokol is an installation, sculpture, and video artist whose practice addresses the dramatic social histories of Russia and Eastern Europe. Though many of his works teeter on the edge of fiction and fantasy, Sokol roots his use of literary allusion in historical reality and the legacy of major 20th century uprisings, revolutions, massacres and genocides. By compounding the grim realities of urban life with the complexity of exile and socio-political diaspora, Sokol’s works effectively capture experiences of alienation, isolation and disrupted communication. He has participated in “The School of Kiev” 2nd Kiev Biennial, First Indian Biennale (Kochi-Muziris, 2012), the Third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2009) and other exhibitions in Russia and internationally.