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Sergey Dyomin

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Sergey Dyomin
Sergey Dyomin

April 19, 1974

Education:
1997–2001 Latvian Academy of Art, BA in painting
1991–1995 University of Latvia, BA in history
1985–1991 Riga No 66 High School
1981–1984 Raiskums's Special School

Exhibitions:
2017
CONTEXT Art Fair New Yourk
SCOPE Art Basel
Solo exhibition at gallery Bastejs
2016
START Art Fair Saatchi Gallery
SCOPE Maiami
The seven international contemporary art fair "Art Vilnius'16", with Happy Art Museum, Vilnius
Group exhibition "Power of Flower", Bastejs gallery, Riga
2015
Group exhibition "Idea Fix", Rietumu Bank, Riga
Art Riga Fair, Happy Art Museum, Riga
2014
Group exhibition, Ira Kitzki gallery, Frankfurt am Mein
Art Riga Fair, Happy Art Museum, Riga
2013
Group exhibition “Morse Code”, Rietumu Bank, Riga
Group exhibition “Downlands College Art Exhibition”, Toowoomba, AU
Art Moscow Fair, Happy Art Museum, Moscow
Group exhibition “The Art Cocktail Brugge”, D.E.V.E. gallery, Bruges
Group exhibition “Painted Faces”, Griffin Gallery, London

2012
Group exhibition “GENERAL EXHIBITION”, 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast, Australia
Group exhibition ”SPLENDID ART PROJECT”, Union of Artist Interiorists group exhibition, SPLENDID apartments, Jūrmala
Group exhibition “Grand opening”, Art and Communication area "Dessert Place", Riga
Group exhibition,” The Naughty Ones. Artists As Challengers of Society”, Latvian National Museum of Art (LNMA), Arsenāls Exhibition Hall, Riga
Group exhibition , “Va banque”, Rietumu Bank, Riga
Solo exhibition "Djominisms", Saloon Bohemian, Riga
Group exhibition , A+E Pop-Up Gallery, Cocoa Nut House, Hall Street, Long Melford, UK

2011
Group exhibition "A Preview of Painting", Art & Escape Gallery, London
Group exhibition "Old Boots New Laces", The Vibe Bar, London
Annual painting exhibition “November doom”, Slazds Gallery, Riga
Solo exhibition "HEAD SHOT! EMANCIPATION! HAPPYBIRTHDAY! HEGEMONS'HYGIENE! GROUNDZERO! HORSE! CHRISTENING!CAVIAR FROM BAKU!OSTRICHES!” read more ....", Gallery “Slazds”, Riga
Group exhibition "6", Gallery L, Riga
Art & Escape at The Birmingham NEC Spring Fair, National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Birmingham

2010
Group exhibition “Cross my Art”, 2nd prize winner, "Art and Escape" gallery, London
Winner of the online showdown round at the Saatchi Gallery with the artwork “singer [zinger_machine]”, Saatchi gallery, London
Group exhibition “TEĀTRIS RUDENS IZSTĀDĒ 2010” , Privat Contemporary Art Museum "Pinakoteka", Riga
Annual exhibition “Rudens/Autumn 2010” , The Latvian Railway history museum, Riga
Group exhibition “November Doom” , "Slazds" gallery, Riga
Group exhibition “Angels and Demons” , "Slazds" gallery, Riga
Group exhibition “A doll” , "Slazds" gallery, Riga
Group exhibition “SummerFest 2010” , Private Contemporary Art Museum "Pinakoteka", Riga
Personal exhibition “Sergeja Djomina darbi” sketches and photos, shopping centre "GALERIJA CENTRS", Riga
Personal exhibition “!HEGEMONS’HYGIENE!GROUNDZERO!HORSE!CHRISTENING!CAVIARFROMBAKU!OSTRTICH!MEAL!WAGONS!CASHDESK!”, "LUKABUKA" bookshop, Riga
2009
Group exhibition at the Art & Escape Gallery – “Launch Exhibition”, Riga
Winner of the online showdown round at the Saatchi Gallery with the artwork “Boris&Gleb” (shown at Saatchi in January and February 2010), Saatchi gallery, London
2006
Group exhibition at the Riga Gallery, “Art on Paper”, Riga
2005
Group exhibition at the Small Bob cafe, “L’eros degli artisti”, Cagliari
2004
Personal exhibition at the gallery St Petersburg, “Djoma”, Munich
2003
Personal exhibition at the Baltic International Academy, “Zapni” (May 2-28), Riga
6th annual exhibition at the Riga Gallery, “Small Forms”, Riga
Annual exhibition at the Bastejs Gallery, “I. Zariņš’ Creative Workshop”, Riga
2002
Prize winner at the annual exhibition “Autumn 2002” of the Arsenals exhibition hall, for “Boris&Gleb”, Riga
Annual exhibition at the Bastejs Gallery, “Paintings on Boards and Greeting Cards”, Riga
Annual exhibition at the Bastejs Gallery, “I. Zarinsh’ Creative Workshop”, Riga
Group exhibition at the Bastejs Gallery, “Still Life”, Riga
2001
Annual exhibition at the Arsenals exhibition hall, “Autumn 2001”, Riga
Annual exhibition at the Bastejs Gallery, “I. Zarinsh’ Creative Workshop”, Riga
Group exhibition at the Bastejs Gallery, “Mask”, Riga

BIOGRAPHY
Sergejs Djomins was born on April 19, 1974, in Rīga, Latvia, to lawyer Aleksandrs Djomins and economist Ludmila Djomina. The greatest impression in Sergejs’ life was left by his grandfather, Anatolijs, who was a career military officer. Sergejs warmly remembers visiting his grandfather, particularly during the summer, when he could run free in the man’s little garden in Ziepniekkalns.
Sergejs remembers: “I started to go to school at age seven. It was a school for children with special needs, kids with physical and mental disorders. I had been diagnosed with scoliosis, and my parents were told to send me to a boarding school, where I would get all of the necessary assistance. I spent three years there. None of the treatments helped, but I enjoyed myself. I was the best student and athlete, and we were fed very well. At the age of 10, I returned to Rīga and went to a normal high school. I was very disappointed to find that I was among the worst students there. By my graduation in 1991, however, my grades were normal. I was interested in history, so I entered the University of Latvia’s Faculty of History and Philosophy. After four years, I didn’t want to pursue a master’s degree, and there wasn’t much of a chance to find a job, because there is still aesthetic racism in Latvia. Who would offer a job that would be tempting to an ambitious 21-year-old? History was no longer of that much interest to me, and I didn’t think that it was the only possibility in life. The financial situation of my parents allowed me to continue my studies, and I chose to become a jeweller. Those were my first steps in the colourful world of art. I was truly excited by art. A girl told me that I should enter the Academy of Art. I made the choice and didn’t enter the academy. I had to go to preparatory classes to learn to draw. I met alcohol, nicotine and my future wife. She’s had the greatest impression on my life and work. She’s always supported me, and she’s always believed in my talent even when no one else agreed.