Andrey Shental is a critic, curator and artist based in Berlin.
He studied Literary and Art Criticism in the Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University and holds a Master’s degree from the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) at Kingston University, London. Currently he is writing his PhD in philosophical aesthetics at Goethe University (Frankfurt). From 2016 to 2019 he co-curated the Philosophy Club at Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow, where he created the education programs. Shental curated Arseny Zhilyaev's solo exhibition The Return (Winzavod CCA, Moscow, 2017) and the education program Salon of Rejected Categories at the 7th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2020), and co-curated the program Turbulence at the 8th Cosmoscow International Fair (Moscow, 2020).
He has contributed reviews, interviews, and articles to various publications, including Artforum, Camera Austria, Frieze, Idea, Little Joe, Mute, Springerin, and Colta. He was editor for contemporary art at Theory and Practice from 2013 to 2016, editor at Moscow Art Magazine from 2016 to 2017, and a foreign correspondent for Flash Art International from 2015 to 2018.
Mar 2021 – Aug 2021 “Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene” Garage Museum, Moscow
May 2021 - Jun 2021 “At the Stroke of the Midnight” Szena Gallery, Moscow
Nov 2017 – Mar 2018 “The Electric Comma” V–A–C Zattere, Venice
Nov 2017 – Dec 2017 “The First Person” SkateCafe, Amsterdam
Apr 2017 — Jun 2017 “Hosting the Inhuman” MMoMA, Moscow
Jul 2012 — Aug 2012 “Inconclusive Analysis” (3d Moscow Biennale for Young Art) NCCA, Moscow.
RESIDENCIES & GRANTS:
January 2019. New Alphabet School. Residency at Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin)
November 2017. Critics' Agenda: VIENNA 2017 residency at BLOCKFREI (Vienna).
Autumn 2017 five-month grant from Centre for Experimental Museology (Moscow) to research militarisation of museum
2017 nomination for Innovation Prize for "Aesthetics and Its Discontents" project.
July 2013 Second Moscow Curatorial Summer School at Presnya Historical Memorial Museum.
June 2013 residency programme “Redirecting: East” at Zamek Ujazdowski(Warsaw).
Summer 2012 Summer Film School at no.w.here (London).
2012-2013 curating courses at Lux archive and LUX / ICA Biennial of Moving Images (London).