visual artist and filmmaker. He trained at the Rodchenko Art School Moscow, under the guidance of the well-known photographer Igor Mukhin, and received a BFA in Photography in 2013. Shokhov also studied Cinematography at the Sverdlov Film Studio in 2009. Currently lives and works in San Francisco.
His long-term projects focus on the dualities of human nature: body and mind, carnival culture and myth, science and religion, sexuality and politics. Shohov was awarded a 2014 World Press Photo prize for his series Utrish. His work has been exhibited and published internationally, in the UK, USA, Russia, France, Netherlands, Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, Poland and China. Recent exhibitions include The 23rd Watermill Center Summer Benefit & Auction in NY, GRAD gallery in London, 5th Photoquai Biennial in Paris, Manifesta 10 in St.Petersburg, and the 6th Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art, among others.
Interviews and features of his work have been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Le Monde, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar Art, ELLE, TV Rain, L’Express, Courrier International, IL, China Newsweek, L’Insense Photo, Calvert Journal, Afisha magazine, Lenta.ru, Snob, Time Out, Kommersant, Colta.ru, and YET magazine.
Nikita participated in workshops with documentary photographer Ed Kashi (ICP NYC), book publisher Hannes Wanderer (Peperoni Books Berlin), documentary photographer Davide Monteleone (Rome), and Bas Vroege (Director/Curator or Paradox Media, Amsterdam).
In collaboration with curators, architects and designers he created site-specific installations for 5 his projects: Ice, Scan, Sacred Procession, Flaming Motors, Kids. From 2010 to 2015, he worked mainly with photography. During that time he completed 11 projects that participated in 6 solo and about 30 group exhibitions.
For his most recent works Shokhov integrates his own practice with contemporary performance; involving performers, musicians, choreographers, architects and designers. In 2016, he was invited to work with avant-garde theatre director Robert Wilson as a participant in his International Summer Residency Program at the Watermill Center in NY.
Since 2011 collaborates with Anna Eve in production of long-term projects. In 2013 they started experiments with digital photography using a slit scanning technology in an unusual way. This on-going scan project “Carnival” lies at the intersection of digital photography, physics, carnival traditions, and documentary.