Nikolai Balabin

Nikolai Balabin is a certified architect, having graduated from the St. Petersburg Institute for Painting, Sculpture and Architecture (1991). He later graduated from the College of Crafts and Design in Lappeenranta, Finland, with a specialisation in jewellery-making and stonework design (1996). Since 2000 he has organised 22 solo exhibitions in the Nordic and Baltic countries and Russia and since 1996, participated in 186 group exhibitions in Europe. Balabin has worked as a curator and received several awards. His work can be found in public collections such as the collection of The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Collection of Finnish State Art Commission, and private collections worldwide.

Nikolai held a solo exhibition GAGAAT in the Vault of A-Gallery in 2021.

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