Viktor Timofeev was born in 1984 in Riga, Latvia. He studied at Hunter College in New York (2002-2008). Timofeev now lives and works in New York, having spent time living in both London and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include: Lament Of Ur, KARST Projects, Plymouth; Equalizer.Space', part of Wrong - The New Digital Art Biennale; Nimm's Mal Easy, Austellungsraum Klingental, Basel; Proxyah v2, Jupiter Woods, London; straypageantry.com, La Scatola Gallery POST residency (2015); A Guide To Making A Genie, 427 Gallery, Riga; Proxyah v1, Kim? Centre For Contemporary Art, Riga; Thank You, Jupiter Woods, London; What Thinks Me, Taiga Art Space, St Petersburg; thelimitedcollection.tumblr.com; Palace Of Peace and Reconciliation, Arcadia Missa, London; Selekthor, minerpie.net; A Sense Of Things, Zabludowicz Collection, London; Embarassment Party, embarassmentparty.biz (2014); Palace Of Peace Tour, Fitness-Bushwick, Kanepes Kulturas Centrs, Riga, LEAP, Berlin, LCBP A-Float; Palazzo Peckham, with Simon Werner and Cindie Cheung, Venice; Sphynx cats Nuzzle', Plaza Plaza, London; Zeichnung Ohne Zeichnung', Galerie Christian Ehrentraut, Berlin (2013); Neutral Paradise Sound Salon, Hannah Barry Gallery, London; Laughing, In The Mechanism, The Wand, Berlin; Neutral Paradise Sound Salon, Hannah Barry Gallery, London; Plasticity17, Schmidt & Handrup, Cologne (2012), Fourests, Riga Art Space, Riga (2011).
Timofeev’s work straddles themes of fictional worlds and carries tropes of utopias and dystopias. X marks Timofeev’s first venture into fabricated sculpture, in which he experiments with the construction of place. Calling it an attempt at a 'metal-sanctuary', Timofeev sees X as somewhere between a model and a pavilion, and where opposites such as enclosed and open, inside and outside, cold and warm confer. In 2011, Timofeev was the second recipient of the Adolf Loos Preis, Van den Valentyn Foundation, Cologne. Topophilia was published by Strzelecki Books, Cologne in 2012.