sasha tishkov is an EU-based visual artist and a maker of Estonian origin. Their work explores both built and natural environments, delving into geopolitical, social and cultural uncertainties within collective and personal histories. Rooted in sensitive engagement with nature, sasha’s practice employs queer ecology as a means to challenge anthropocentric and heteronormative concepts. Seeking to escape the confines of a dystopian reality, they create installations, sculptures and furniture that transcend boundaries, evoke fantasy, and convey poetic elements.



based between Lefkosia and Tallinn
sasha.tishkoff(at)gmail(dot)com
@sashatishkov_

selected solo/duo shows

2023 So Comes Snow After Fire, Voga Progetto d’Arte Contemporanea, Bari
2020 We Didn’t Pay to be Here / Fur the Future, w/ Ola Hincapie, East London derelict building
2019 Paradise is Here, curated by Claudia Contu, Tension Fine Art, London
2018 Hüpoteetiline Paradiis, Tartu Kunstimaja Monumentaalgalerii, Tartu

selected group shows

2024

upcoming Calcio, London
upcoming Una Boccata d’Arte 2024, curated by Virginia Lupo, with the support of Fondazione Elpis, Dolcedo

2023

Gilbert Bayes Award 2022, curated by Thorp Stavri, Dora House, London; The Art House, Wakefield

2022

Save the Mermaid, w/ Mürmaid, Paris Fashion Week, Paris
Unfamiliar Forms, curated by Kristina Kazantseva, London Design Festival, Set Kensington, London
Mushrooms in Paris, w/ Darren Romanelli & Mürmaid, Over the Influence, Paris
Tuur Skulptuur, Telliskivi Roheline Saal, curated by Mara Ljutluk & Bianka Soe, Tallinn

2021

Last Sunset, New Sunrise, St John on Bethnal Green, London
Tottenham Sculpture Garden, Grow Tottenham Community Garden, London

2020

Tartu Interdistsiplinaar, curated by Einike Leppik, galerii Noorus, Tartu

2018

Overprint, Centre de la gravure et de l’image imprimée, La Louvière
The Grass is Greener HERE, curated by Eve Stotesbury & Jessie Krish, Byron Court, London
What Can We Make and Become, curated by Sasha Burkhanova-Khabadze, Exposed Arts Projects, London

2016

Tavalise eksootika, curated by Anneli Porri, Tallinna Linnagalerii, Tallinn

bibliography

Laura De Jaeger, The Roots and Routes, or Dwellings on Material Tuur Skulptuur echo gone wrong, 12 Sep 2022
Amalia Charikiopoulou, Paradise is Lost, 16 Dec 2020
Yalda Bidshahri, Paradise is Here, 27 Nov 2019
Claudia Contu, Few Notes on Games, Fiction, and Ecological Awarness 12 Nov 19
Elin Kard, 16th Annual Exhibition of Estonian Artists’ Association, Printon, 20 June 2016
Imago Mundi & ECADC, Estonia, Identity 10 Aug 2016
Tomas Ivanauskas, Jaunųjų tapytojų liūdesyba, Puslapiai, 18 Dec 2015

scholarships, prizes & grants

Developing your Creative Practice, Arts Council England, 2024
Gilbert Bayes Award, Royal Society of Sculptors, 2022
Clifford Chance Sculpture Award shortlisted, 2019
Societe Generale Sculpture Commission shortlisted, 2018
The Mona Hatoum Bursary, University of the Arts London, 2017
Study Abroad Scholarship, Eesti Kultuurkapital, 2016

residencies/workshops

2024 CampScape, CYENS, Lefkosia
2023/24 Klosterbergfabrik, St. Georgen, Germany
2023 Make and Reuse Creative Workshops: Circular Carpentry, ACAVA, London, UK
2013 MoKS, Mooste, Estonia

education

2018 Central Saint Martins, MA Fine Art
2015 Kõrgem Kunstikool Pallas, Diploma in Sculpture
2014 Latvijas Makslas Akademija, Erasmus+