BIOGRAPHY

After graduating from the Russian State Institute of Theatre Arts — GITIS in Moscow, Sergej Morozov worked as the assistant director (AD) in The Bolshoi Theater and The Novaya Opera Theatre. He was collaborated with such remarkable artists as Dmitri Tcherniakov, Arno Bernard, Oliver Mears, Dmitry Bertman, Georgy Isaakyan, Igor Ushakov, Hartmut Schörghofer, Markellos Chryssicos, Jan Latham-Koenig, Dmitry Jurovsky and Fabio Mastrangelo. In season 2018/2019 Sergej curated theatrical programs in The Cultural center ZIL, Moscow. He was the curator of the Park Gallery in 2020.

Sergej is concerned about the institutional intercommunion. He made a series of performative events «studio youth union» as the part of educational program of the exhibition «The Youth Union»  in The Jewish museum and center of tolerance, Moscow.  Composer Igor Yacovenko was the resident of this program and wrote the vocal cycle based on the Vladimir Mayakovsky heritage. The Recreation Festival was very successful eight-days festival, consisted of theatrical, musical, educational programs and exhibition of contemporary art. In 2019 Sergej Morozov produced performative laboratory «Out of joint», which was dedicated to the theme of the time and modernity. The list of curators of this performative laboratory included art critic and philosopher Boris Klushnikov, theorist Egor Sofronov, dance curator Katya Ganushina and others. In 2020 RAUM SPACE Festival of contemporary art took place both in Kaliningrad and Berlin supported by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, Auswärtiges Amt.

Sergej is concerned about the institutional intercommunion. He made an a series of performative events «studio youth union» as the part of educational program of the exhibition «The Youth Union»  in The Jewish museum and center of tolerance, Moscow.  Composer Igor Yacovenko was the resident of this program and wrote the vocal cycle based on the Vladimir Mayakovsky heritage. The Recreation Festival was a very successful eight-days festival, consisted of theatrical, musical, educational programs and exhibition of contemporary art. It took part in December ’19 and was supported by such influential media as Forbes, The Village, kudago.ru, colta.ru, zeh.media. In 2019 Sergej Morozov produced performative laboratory «Out of joint», which was dedicated to the theme of the time and modernity. It was the cooperation of The Cultural center ZIL and The Institute of contemporary art B-A-Z-A. The list of curators of this performative laboratory included art critic and philosopher Boris Klushnikov, theorist Egor Sofronov, dance curator Katya Ganushina and others.

Sergej pays special attention to contemporary music in theatre and works with different  composers and performers. Among them one can name Alexander Margolin, Igor Yakovenko, Anna Pospelova, Claus Lang, Dmitry Kurliandsky, Sergej Nevski, Kirill Shirokov, Kirill Chernegin, Andrey Besogonov, Elizaveta Sanicheva, Antony Svetlichny, Natalia Pshenichnikova, Kristian Kesten, Shelley Hirsch. Sergej Morozov collaborated with the vocal theatre «La Gol» as co-director and performer. Sergej was initiator of the creation of a new pieces of contemporary music: musical «Leonard and Susanna», opera «Imprints», musical «Netochka and The Christmas».

As a curator Sergej produced performances in Center for contemporary art Winzavod, The Jewish museum and center of tolerance, The State Museum of Architecture, NCCA, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Gallery Belyaevo, Gallery Kashirka, Sidur Musium Moscow, Gallary AZ, Darwin Museum Moscow, Gallery Shabolovka, Peresvetov Lane Gallery, Museon Park, GROUND Gallery and others. Sergej works as a curator and producer of the exhibitions in different cultural institutions in Russia and abroad.

In 2017 Sergej staged the opera «Arianna in Nasso» by Nicola Porpora in Kammeroper Wien (Theater an der Wien)  in collaboration with Ksenia Peretrukhina and Alexey Lobanov.  Sergej was a initiator and producer of «Diet Mountain Due» exhibition in the foyer of the theatre. This exhibition was curated by Andrey Parshikov. In 2018 Sergej curated large performative event based on the text of the Constitution of Russian Federation. The project called «Constitution» was produced in Meyerhold Center Moscow. In 2019 Sergej directed world premier of the opera «Imprints» by Anna Pospelova. This site-specific opera production was the part of Archstoyanie Festival in Kaluga region.

In 2020 Sergej and Danish stage designer Karin Gille was the finalist of Camerata Nuova opera competition in Karlsruhe, Germany. The performative project «Constitution» was nominated for Sergej Kurechin’s Award in 2019. Sergej Morozov and his partner Sasha Alekseeva are the team-finalist of the prestigious international competition Ring Award’17. The team presented its own version of the first act of Donizetti’s «Don Pasquale» in Schauspielhaus, Graz in June 2017. Apart from this Sergej is the twice prize-winner of The State Grand for Creative Youth founded by The State Theatrical Union, the winner of The ZIL Competition of Creative Project in 2013 and the finalist of II International Competition for Young Opera Directors Nano-Opera in 2015. The performative project «Constitution» was nominated for Sergej Kurechin’s Award in 2019.

 

As an artist Sergej works on problematics of the sound objectivisation. The subject of his interests lays in the field of phenomenology of the voice and the role of the voice as the medium in contemporary art. With the support of the Cosmoscow Foundation, Morozov released video series titled «The Voice in Art» in 2020. Sergej Morozov develops publishing within the framework of his curatorial projects. Sergej is the invited tutor in HKBU, HSE University and Moscow School of the New Literature.