Anton Burdakov


Spanning sculpture, installations and collaborative projects, Anton Burdakov's artworks focus on the interplay between understanding, inhabiting and shaping the world. Frequently combining diverse elements into microcosms of relationships and (mis)using approaches from architecture and design, they engage with themes of agency, trying to get to another place and the possibility of change.

Born in 1982 in Kiev, Burdakov grew up in the Ukraine and the UK. He studied neuroscience at the University of Cambridge and sculpture at the Royal College of Art in London. Burdakov has exhibited internationally, presenting his first museum exhibition, Assembly, at Yorkshire Sculpture Park in 2015. Among other venues, his work has been shown at Palazzo Costantino in Palermo, Kunsthal 44 Moen in Denmark, Hauser and Wirth Somerset, NIROX Foundation in Johannesburg, MuseumsQuartier Wien, Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, Eden Project UK and Roundhouse Theatre in London. He has given talks and workshops at many institutions, including BMW Guggenheim Lab Berlin and Architectural Association in London.