Jura Shust born in Maladzyechna, Belarus (1983). Lives and works in Berlin and Minsk.
Artist holds MA in Fine Arts at KASK (Ghent, BE), BA in Media Communication at EHU (Vilnius, LT), and the diploma of Higher Institute for Fine Arts, HISK (Ghent, BE).
Since 2012 he exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art GFZK (Leipzig, DE), Contemporary Art Museum S.M.A.K. (Ghent, BE), Museum de Domijnen (Sittard, NL), Calvert 22 Foundation (London, UK), Blaffer Art Museum (Houston, Texas, US) and many other galleries. In 2016 he took part in the 5th Biennale for Young Art in Moscow.
In his practice, Shust raises issues of the connection of rituals and myths with technology, science, and bio-politics. Combining exceptional and everyday materials, Shust’s projects draw attention to the contradictions of modernity: a passion for rational knowledge and fetishism, inclusion in contemporary communicative networks, and archaic worldview.
Besides his artistic practice, Shust is a founder and an editor of the international dialogues platform for artists and curators – saliva.live
Today Shust’s works are held in private and public collections, including the collection of S.M.A.K. museum.