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Scenographer, art director, illustrator

Polina Bakhtina - Scenographer, illustrator

Вorn in Moscow. 2003 – MA (Master of Arts) in Graphic Design, Moscow State University of Printing Arts. Graduation work is the winner of Art of Book Competition.

Lately mainly works in book illustration and theatre design. Сo-curator of theatrical design course in British Higher School of Design in Moscow.

Gold medal of the XIII International Exhibition Scenography and Theatre Architecture Prague Quadrennial 2015. Creator of the State pavilion "Meyerhold's Dream" at PQ 2015 (with Yan Kalnberzin).

Frequent participant in Russian and international exhibitions. Winner of the “Breakthrough” awards in the nomination for “Best Young Artist of Dramatic Theater” (Saint-Petersburg). Hip-hopera "Cops on Fire" won a grand prix at the "Texture" film and theatre festival, Perm. Winner of the "Breakthrough" awards in the nomination "The best young artist of dramatic theater." Art director of the publishing house Polybooka specializing in interactive books.

Primarily works in experimental theatre productions and contemporary plays. She aims to bring a fresh, non-standard approach from the related areas of art and is seeking to find her own language. For example, for the performance “Parikmakhersha” (Hairdresser) she created a set shaped as a giant pop-up book. Another performance, hip hopera “Cops on Fire”, is a bold synthesis of theatre, comics, hip-hop, 2-bit graphic, and film. This show became legendary in Russia and helped to attract a young audience to the theatre.

Theatre design:
Competitions and exhibitions

Gold Medal of the XIII International Exhibition Scenography and Theatre Architecture Prague Quadrennial 2015, Prague

Breakthrough (Proryv) Theatre Awards Winner, Best theatrical designer, 2014

Participant in the International Theatre Seminar in Avignon, 2014

Exhibition of scenic artists, 1st International Youth Theatre Forum Kishinev, STD, 2012

Cops on Fire: Grand-prix of the Textura Festival, Perm, Russia 2011 / Artemiy Troitskiy Steppenwolf Award Moscow, Russia 2010

Finalists of CJ Picture Book Festival Korea Foundation Cultural Center 2011

Exhibition of scenic artists "Itogi Sezona" (Season totals)
Moscow, New Мanege, 2011, 2010

Exhibition of book Illustrations, Non-fiction book festival
Moscow, Central House of Artists, 2010, 2011

Illustrations exhibition, Boo!fest book festival
Moscow, Solyanka Gallery, 2009

Russian Team at CANNES LIONS
Young Lions Film competition, 2008

16 International Moscow Advertising Festival
silver prize, 2006

Participant of CANNES LIONS
Young Creators Press competition, 2006

Golden prize of 15 International Moscow Advertising Festival
social project for children, 2005

The exhibitions of Moscow book designers
Moscow house of artist on Kuznetzkiy most, 2002, 2003

Winner of Art of Book Competition
Association of Russian Publishers, nomination Debut, 2003