In his works, Ilya Grishaev analyzes the visual language of the surrounding reality, creates symbols that are born as plastic "traces": "I'm trying to create plastic bodies, comprised of form, seeking to become a sign and composed for some reasons, systems, rules, more obedient to the laws of poetics than of logic".
Education: Perm Humanities and and Technology Institute; Pro Arte School of the young artists.
Selected solo exhibitions: "Xe;fz/chuzhaya", Perm Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, 2019; "The Defense of Luzhin", desk exhibition, Nabokov Museum. St. Petersburg, 2018; "yeyo lozung dal'she" (as "her motto further"), VCSI (Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art), Voronezh, 2017; the exhibition as a result of a victory in "art and education" – "pas tout / ne vso", Anna Nova Gallery. St. Petersburg, 2016; "Kon", workshops at Burakova st. 27, Smirnov & Sorokin Foundation. Moscow, 2015; "usloviye" (as "conditions"), START project at Winzavod Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2014.
Selected group exhibitions: the main project of fifth Ural Industrial Biennial, Yekaterinburg, 2019; "Abracadabra", the main project of the 6th Moscow International Biennale of Young Art, Moscow, 2018; "The Orgy of Things", workshops of The Smirnov & Sorokin Foundation, Parallel program of the 7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, 2017; "Working Practice", "Dom Gruzchika" artist-run space and Center of Urban Culture, Parallel program of the 4th Ural Industrial Biennale, Perm, 2017; "BRURAL: Crossroads of Equality and Irregularity", Fire Proof Temporary Storage Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2016; "Transsiberian art residence: an anthropological study", Russian-Swedish project in the framework of a special program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, 2015.