Mikhail Porollo is a Russian artist based in Brussels, studied photography in South Africa, Russia, Namibia and arts at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and Luca School of Arts, Brussels. He is interested in different genres of photography such as self-portrait, architecture and various media like video, installation and sound. Being a self-disciplined person he has passion for order, symmetry and balance. Through his investigative, methodized and introspective approach and use of different media he endeavors to generate work of reflective nature.

1978             - Born in Vladikavkaz, USSR

 

1995 - 1998  - BEng, Rostov-on-Don State University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia

 

1998 - 2001  - MEng, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

 

2008 - 2009  - South African College of Photography, Durban, South Africa

 

2008 - 2010  - Workshops and specialist courses in South Africa, Namibia, Belgium and Russia

 

2011, 2012   - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK

 

2015             - MA in Visual Arts, St. Lucas School of Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Prizes and Awards:

 

 

2016    - 2nd Prize winner, Moscow International Foto Awards 2016

 

 

2014    -  Honorable mention in IPA, International Photography Awards 2014

 

            -  1st Prize winner, International Color Awards 2014

 

 

2013    -  Honourable mention, International Colour Awards 2013

 

            -  Finalist of the Le Vif / Knack Week-End Photo Awards 2013

 

 

2011    -  2nd Prize winner, International Colour Awards 2011

 

            -  Finalist of the National Belgian competition ART'Contest 2011

 

 

2010    -  Short-listed in Collection RTBF / Canvas Collecie 2010 

 

 

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