Mikhail Porollo is a Russian photographer living in Brussels. He has always been interested in photography on different levels.
He started studying photography whilst living in South Africa. Since then, besides The South African College of Photography, he has done quite a few specialist courses and workshops in South Africa, Russia, Belgium and Namibia, including Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, UK.
His preference for art photography is supplemented by a deep interest in architecture, landscape and portrait. For Mikhail, photography is not just capturing a moment of life but also a way to express his ideas and experiences.
His experience in South Africa has been a great inspiration for himself and brought him a new look on the way to approach art and photography in the future.
1978 – Born in Vladikavkaz, Russia
1995-1998 – Rostov-on-Don State University
1998-2001 – Moscow State University
2008-2009 – South African College of Photography
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
May 2013- Photo Gallery, Brussels (finalists of the “Le Vif/Knack Photo Awards” 2013 (GODDESSES project),
February – April 2013- solo exhibition, “Christa Reniers” fusion gallery, Brussels (PERFECTION OF FORM project)
February 2013- ART TRUC TROC, BOZAR centre for Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium (PERFECTION OF FORM project)
January 2013- “L’Art pour L’Accueil” group exhibition, Brussels (PERFECTION OF FORM project)
November- December 2012 “ART GENT 2012” fair /in collaboration with The United Gallery/, Ghent, Belgium (PERFECTION OF FORM project)
June- September 2012- “”POZE IV- Terminus”, Centre for Fine Arts “BOZAR”, Brussels
January 2012- Truc Troc, Centre for fine arts BOZAR, Brussels (GODDESSES project)
January 2012- Pierre Bergé & Associés auction house, Brussels (GODDESSES project)
December 2011- “BARCELONA SHOWCASE” international art fair, Barcelona (GODDESSES project)
September 2011- January 2012 “WE ARE DIFFERENT” art and design space, Brussels (GODDESSES project)
September 2011- “BLACK BOX” gallery, Brussels (finalists of the “ART’Contest 2011” (GODDESSES project)
July 2010 – “POZE III/ AFRICA TOWN”, Centre for Fine Arts “BOZAR”, Brussels
June 2010- “YOU ARE NOT HERE” group exhibition at Halles Saint-Géry, Brussels
Prizes and awards:
April 2013- Finalist of the “Le Vif/Knack Photo Awards” 2013, Belgium
February 2013- Winner in the International Color Awards 2013
November 2011- Prize winner in the International Color Awards 2011,
September 2011- Finalists of the Belgian competition “ART’Contest 2011”