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Dmitry Zakharov (born 1986 in Moscow) is a media artist based in Cologne and Berlin. His works draw from his aesthetic sense for colours, textures and fabrics which often involve fluids, flashing lights and anatomical shapes.

In his artworks, Zakharov examines the fundamental aspects of humankind in interaction with the digital world that we inhabit. He conveys issues surrounding life and death or space and time, by visualising them through innovative media technologies. Thus, he transforms those very abstract topics into tangible experiences.

The artist’s progressive approach finds its roots in his experience as musician and VJ as well as in his early projects in zoological specimen. His diverse experiences liaise in Zakharov’s works and produce a unique mixture of abstract shapes and organic structures.

“Every innovation or technique can be used for what it is not intended.” Dmitry Zakharov, [2014], RoomsMagazine

Zakharov is an adventurer who explores not just the endless possibilities of digital art but also cultural life, social norms and nature. With his free-spirited mindset he likes to break up conventional methods in order to create new aesthetics.

His work can be found in various spaces and contexts. He creates solo exhibitions, takes part in festivals and collaborates with other artists and musicians.

Furthermore, Zakharov works on commercial assignments. With his unique style, the artist is able to create impactful ways of digital storytelling in a promotional context. In his exceptional approach, he matches his creativity with his customers’ visions so as to achieve captivating results.

However, Zakharov’s works are not restricted to computer screens solely - his work enters and experiments with physical space. His large scale projects shape exhibition spaces on trade fairs, set the stages of TV shows and have been projected on public buildings in the past. Through tangible impressions evoked by installations, projections and the use of Augmented and Virtual Reality techniques, his art captivates its recipients’ visual senses.

Reference include:
BMW, Dornbracht, OnePlus, Samsung, Porsche, Warner Music, Nike, Adidas, Pro7, Vodafone, Telekom, Balenciaga, Samsung, Native Instruments. Alt-J, Roadrunner Records, Bildtonfabrik, Herr von Eden, WDR media Group, Sky TV Auckland, Citroen, AboutYou, Belvedere Vodka, Sberbank Moscow, Max Cooper, Die Beste Show der Welt, Vorwerk, care affair, Afri Cola and more...
Contact: info@dmitryzakharov.de

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Festivals - Awards - Publications - Exhibitions

- Interview for RoomsMagazine - FULL INTERVIEW HERE

- Art Directors Club "Silver Nail Award" / Exhibition Experience // - Hyper Fountain
- Art Directors Club "Silver Nail Award" / VR Experience // - Hyper Fountain
- Art Directors Club "Bronze Nail Award" / Digital - Craft // - Hyper Fountain
- Art Directors Club "Bronze Nail Award" - / Craft > VR / AR // - BMW AR
- Art Directors Club "Bronze Nail Award" - / AR Experience // - BMW AR
- ADC Europe - Art Directors Club "Silver Nail Award" - / Barcelona // - Ètudes
- ADC Germany - Art Directors Club "Bronze Nail Award" - / Hamburg // - Ètudes
- Ars Electronica - Linz - Austria
- Vimeo Staff Picks -  Inside Me
- Vimeo Staff Picks -  Micron
- Vimeo Staff Picks -  Black Liquid
- Deutscher Designer Club e. V. - Wettbewerbe » Gute Gestaltung 14
  CARE affair # 7 wins Bronze category "corporate communication".
- Milan Design Week 2019 - Italy
- CEBIT - Germany
- IFA Berlin - Germany
- Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln - Köln - Gastvortrag - Seminar 

- TheCreatorsproject - Full Article
- Kurzfilmfestival Köln - Germany
- Pause Fest - Melbourne
- Cut Out Fest - Mexico  - international Animation Film and Digital Art Festival
- Bayerischer Rundfunk - Phase 3 - Article and Videobroadcast
- Cologne Conference - Internationales Film & Fernsehfestival Köln  - Germany
- FILE Anima+ Sao Paulo - Brazil  - electronic language international festival
- Fuji TV Japan - Micron broadcasted on Japan's national television
- Kinetica ArtFair - London
- ISFFC -the International Short Film Festival of Cyprus
- Fest Anca - international animation festival - Slovakia
- (id)art_fest 2015" - Festival internationale di Video Arte - Honorable Mention of the Jury - Italy
- Anifilm - Prague - international Festival of Animated Film
- Mica Film Festival - Brazil
- Festival FIDA - Chile - Festival de Animatiòn
- 24Hz Festival - Cologne
- Art Book Fair - Cologne 
- Hallenkunst XXL - Königswinter 
- Down the Rabbit Hole - Netherlands
- Isle of Wight Festival - United Kingdom- Supertoon - international animation festival - Croatia
- BYOB // - bunker101 // Köln
- Lange Nacht der Museen Köln - Kunstwerk - Fotos
- Ceiga Plus Magazine - Article and some works feautred.
- Festival FIDA - Chile - Festival de Animatiòn
- Computer Graphic Conference - Uruguay  - Inside Me
- BYOB  - Digital3mpire Opening - Düsseldorf
- ArtFair Cologne - Cologne  - Mapping with Lichtfaktor
- Simbiontefestival - Mexico
- Lost in Nature Festival - Switzerland
- Studio Bühne Köln - Cologne
- Robodonien Festival - Cologne
- C/o Pop Festival - Cologne
- XLR8R's Music Video Best of 2012 - Micron is part of
- Souvenirsfromearth Art Channel - 4 Works broadcasting on cable tv in France and Germany
- International Biennale For Ceramics - Talavera/Toledo
- Institut für Künstlerische Keramik und Glas (IKKG) der HS Koblenz

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