A collective made up of a shifting group of artists from Yekaterinburg, ZLYE art group (trans. evil) established itself on the scene in the mid- 2000s. One of their most provocative works Green Light (2010) consisted of switching the green light signs at a crossroad in the city with a marijuana leaf. Although a brief intervention, the work didn’t go unnoticed by the local authorities and the group has been under surveillance ever since. Apart from ephemeral public interventions and graffiti-style works, ZLYE experiment with indoor installations and large-scale, often interactive, video projections on facades. Reflecting on the overwhelming presence of bombing-style street art in Moscow, ZLYE have organized a series of public competition nights for the Triennial. Visitors of all ages are invited to compete in a customized version of the game Nu, pogodi!, a title taken from a popular early Soviet video game. ZLYE’s version of the game will be projected on one of the walls of the Gorky Park administration building. At the end of the Triennial, the overall winner of the public competition will receive a special award.
ZLYE art group is a street artist collective from Yekaterinburg, founded in the mid- 2000s. Solo exhibitions include: Face to Face with Emptiness, Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg (2016); Time to Judge, Yekaterinburg Gallery of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg (2014); and Antitovar, Kamensk-Uralsky Exhibition Hall, Kamensk-Uralsky (2010). Group exhibitions include: School, National Center for Contemporary Arts, Yekaterinburg (2016); 2nd ARTMOSSFERA Biennale of Street Art, Manege, Moscow (2016); Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Krasnoyarsk (2015); and 3rd Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg (2015).