Vladimir Abikh (b. 1987, Yekaterinburg, Russia) is a Russian multidisciplinary artist based in St Petersburg. Educated in the fields of contemporary art (PRO ARTE Foundation) and film directing. The winner of the Sergey Kuryokhin Award (special prize of the French Institute, 2019). A participant of the main programmes of the Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art, the Ural Industrial Biennial, the Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, the Artmossphere Biennale of Street Art, the Némo Digital Art Biennale (Paris), as well as many other international exhibitions and festivals. A co-organiser of the Carte Blanche partisan festival of street art (Yekaterinburg). Abikh teaches at the Sreda Obuchenia Higher School.
Vladimir Abikh works at the intersection of various media and genres, including street art, intervention, installation, video, and photography. In his works, the artist reflects on the changes caused by the acceleration of information flow and the phenomenon of time and reveals the linguistic and cultural phenomena in laconic and often ironic ways. He uses text as one of the main artistic devices by incorporating it into the environment or by turning it into a piece of performance art. Abikh explores and invents new ways of hacking urban space.