GLISH is an art group founded by Timofey Glinin and Anastasia Shubina, based in San Francisco. Specializing in conceptual and documentary photography, film and performance, their works have been displayed at more than 80 exhibitions and festivals across Europe, Asia, America, and Australia in venues such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Musée du Quai Branly — Jacques Chirac, and F³ — Space for Photography in Berlin.They have been recognized in international competitions and have received many awards; their works are in museum and gallery collections. They are members of the Bay Area Photographers Collective, CA. Their projects explore diverse themes such as mythology, anthropology, transhumanism, and futurism.

About us. GLISH ART — Timofey Glinin & Anastasia Shubina

Awards & Nominations:

2024 — Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival, Belgium, Best Documentary Short film

2024 — Rencontres Cinéma-Nature, France, Best Documentary film

2024 — Doc.London Documentary Film Festival, UK, Best Connecting Cultures Film

2024 — 34rd Rencontres Cinéma-Nature International Film Festival, France, Best Documentary

2024 — Festival des Courts en hiver IFF, France, Audience Award

2024 — Festival Cinemistica, Spain, Best Anthropological Film

2024 — 72th Trento Film Festival, Student Award, Special Mention

2024 — See-zeen Portrait Award, Short-list

2023 — 45th Cinema du reel, France, Prix des détenues Award

2023 — The World of Knowledge IFF, Russia, Grand Prix

2023 — DokuBaku IDFF, Azerbaijan, Best International Short film

2023 — Beat Film Fest, Russia, V-A-C Foundation Award

2023 — National award 'Laurel Branch', Nominated

2023 — National award 'Dziga Vertov Prize', Nominated

2023 — POY, Pictures of the Year, Asia, 2023, Portrait Series, 1st place

2022 — Bartur Photo Award, Faces of Humanity Award, 3d place

2022 — Bartur Photo Award, Ann Lesley Bartur Award, Highly Commended Winner

2022 — POY, Pictures of the Year, Asia, 2023, Finalist

2022 — Lenscratch Student Prize, Short-list

2022 — Theater award “Golden Mask”, Long-list

2021 — Street Photo Russia, Short-list

2021 — International Women In Photo Association Award 2021/2022, Short-list

2021 — KinoDrome: International Motion Picture & Screenplay Festival, USA, Winner


Exhibitions (Selected):

2024 — “Longing for Attachment”, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Oakland, USA, group exhibition.

2024 — 'What’s Cookin', the Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto, USA, group exhibition.

2024 — 'Hungry, Thirsty', Gallery-O-Rama, San Francisco, USA, group exhibition.

2024 — “Amanita AI”, Homebrew Crypto Club, San Francisco, USA, solo show.

2024 — “Honesty as a necessity”, Galleria Boheme, San Francisco, USA, group exhibition.

2023 — The Bar-Tur Photo Award winners exhibition, F³ — Space for Photography, Berlin, Germany, group exhibition.

2023 — The Bar-Tur Photo Award winners exhibition, Instytut Fotografii Fort, Warsaw, Poland, group exhibition.

2023 — “AI Has a soul”, ANU Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel, group exhibition.

2023 — “AI Has a soul”, ANU Museum, Montenegro European Art Community, Montenegro, group exhibition.

2023 — “Myth about Myth”, Art Standard gallery, Moscow, group exhibition.

2022 — “Amanita Muscaria”, Head On Photo Festival, Sydney, Australia, solo show. 

2022 — “Amanita Muscaria”, Art Kvartal Photo Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia, solo show.

2022 — “Amanita Muscaria”, F-Stop magazine online exhibition, USA, solo show.

2022 — Exhibition of the POY winners exhibition, Asia, Mindful Art Forum (MAF), Seoul, South Korea, group exhibition.

2022 — “Pineapple juice”, Russia, group exhibition.

2022 — Portrait 2022, F-Stop magazine online exhibition, USA, group exhibition.

2022 — “Thirteen”, The “Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art” (NPAK), Yerevan, Armenia, group exhibition.

2022 —  “Where you are”, Nikolsky rows, St. Petersburg, Russia, group exhibition.

2022 — “Festival pinhole peru”, Peru, group exhibition.

2022 —  “New vision”, Mariinsky palace, St. Petersburg, Russia’, group exhibition.

2021 — “The Second sun”, Zerno Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia, solo show.


Festivals (Selected): 

“Piblokto” film:

2024 — IndieLisboa, International Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, Portuguese Premiere.

2024 — 72nd Trento Film Festival 2024, Italy, Italian Premiere. 

2023 — 71st Martovski Film Festival, Belgrade, Serbia, Serbian Premiere. 

2024 — The Quebec International Ethnographic Film Festival, Canada, Canadian Premiere.

2024 — Artdocfest IDFF, Riga, Latvia, Open Competition, Latvian Premiere.

2024 — Ethnocineca — International Documentary Film Festival Vienna, Austrian Premiere.

2024 — Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival, Belgium, Belgium Premiere.

2024 — Chennai International Documentary and Short Film Festival, India, Indian Premiere. 

2024 — Short documentary film festival “Bistre Reke”, Serbia, International Competition.

2024 — International Documentary Festival of Ierapetra, Greece, International Competition.

2024 — Images en Bibliothèques / Mois du doc, France, Official Selection. 

2024 — Ecozine Film Festival, Spain, Official Selection. 

2024 — 34rd Rencontres Cinéma-Nature IFF, France, International Competition.

2024 — Ethnografilm Paris, France, Official Selection. 

2024 — 16th Festival de films Pêcheurs du monde, France, International Competition.

2024 — Film and Folklore Festival, Trinidad and Tobago, Official Selection. 

2024 — Festival des Courts en hiver, France,  International Competition.

2024 — International folklore film festival, India, Official Selection. 

2023 — 45th Cinéma du réel International Documentary Film Festival, Paris, France, World Premiere. 

2023 — Sheffield DocFest — International Documentary Festival, UK, UK Premiere.

2023 — DocuWest Documentary Film Festival, Denver, USA, American Premiere.

2023 — Beat Film Festival, International Documentary Festival, Moscow, Russia, Russian Premiere.

2023 — Tokyo Documentary Film Festival, Tokyo, Japan, Visual Anthropology and Ethnographic Film Competition, Japanese Premiere.

2023 — DokuBaku International Documentary Film Festival, Baku, Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Premiere.

2023 — Festival Cinemistica, Granada, Spain, International Competition, Spanish Premiere.

2023 — AegeanDocs International Film Festival, Greece, Greek Premiere.

2023 — Apricot Tree IDFF, Armenia, Short Film Competition, Armenian Premiere.

2023 — International Film Festival “The World of Knowledge”, Saint Petersburg, Russia, Competition.

2023 — CorsicaDoc IDFF, Ajaccio, France, New Talents Competition.

2023 — Mostra Internacional de Cinema Documental ‘Mares da Fin do Mundo’ — Documentary Film Festival, La Coruña, Spain, International Competition.

2023 — Etnovideografica — International Ethnovideographic Festival, Zamora, Spain, International Competition.

2023 — FIFMA — Festival International du Film de Montagne d’Autrans, France, International Competition.

2023 — SiberiaDOC International Film Festival, Krasnoyarsk, Russia, International Competition.

2023 — Ethnofest — Athens Ethnographic Film Festival, Athens, Greece, Official Selection.

“Dislocations” film:

2022 — Balkan Can Kino, Greece, Official Selection.

2022 — One Shot International Short Film Festival, Armenia, Official Selection.

2022 — Fisura, International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Mexico, Official Selection.

2022 — Esto Es Para Esto, Mexico, Official Selection.

2022 — Experimental Films Online, Mexico, Official Selection.

2022 — Symbol of Knowledge Arts And International Film Festival, India, Official Selection.

2022 — NIZINA Self-publishing and Multimedia Festival, Russia, Official Selection.

2021 — 17th Athens Digital Arts Festival, Greece, Official Selection.

2021 — 18th Festival Transterritorial de Cine Underground, Argentina (Tigre, Quilmes, and Medellin), Official Selection.

2021 — Accordi @ DISACCORDI — International Short Film Festival, Italy, Official Selection.

2021 — KinoDrome: International Motion Picture & Screenplay Festival, United States, International Competition.

2021 — Festival Internacional de Cine Silente México, Mexico, Official Selection.

2021 — Lift-Off Online Sessions, United Kingdom, Official Selection.

2021 — Engauge Experimental Film Festival, United States, Official Selection.

2021 — Non-syntax Experimental Image Festival, Japan (Tokyo, Kyoto), Official Selection.

2021 — Experimental Superstars, Serbia, Official Selection.

2021 — Interface Video Art Festival, Croatia, Official Selection.

“The Art of Falling Apart” film: 

2019 — DMZ International Documentary Film Festival, Republic of Korea, World Premiere.


Publications:

2023 — Dreamscape unveiled, A Visual Dialogue, See-zeen magazine.

2023 — Deportation, Float Photo Magazine.

2023 — Nomadic Future, A Visual Dialogue, See-zeen magazine.

2023 — “Put your whole life in one suitcase.” What relocants from Russia do in Armenia, RTVI.

2023 — The rest of Russia is called “mainland” here. Chukchi and Eskimos on the shore of the Arctic ocean, Sibir Realii.

2023 — Life on the Chukchi Sea coast. A film shot in Chukotka offers a glimpse of one of Russia’s Arctic Indigenous cultures, Meduza.

2023 — Amanita Muscaria, See-zeen magazine.

2023 — Interview with Anastasia Shubina and Timofey Glinin, directors of Piblokto, Mediapart.

2022 — Amanita Muscaria, F-Stop magazine.

2022 — Relocation. Armenia. Anti-war protests, environmental clean-ups and cuddle parties. How Russian emigrants live in Yerevan, Republic.

2022 — Deportation. The worst, it turns out, was waiting for us ahead, Republic. 

2022 — Deportation of the Karachays, Vlesah.

2022 — Deportation. Grandmother died on the road and was thrown out, Lenta. 

2022 — Deportation, Private magazine. 

2022 — Interview with photographers Anastasia Shubina and Timofey Glinin, F-Stop magazine.

2021 — Deportation. We didn’t think that we would be expelled and then we starved, Takie Dela.


Theater performances:

2021— 2024, “Forest.Mushrooms, ” Etude Theater, St. Petersburg, Russia, Authors: Timofey Glinin, Anastasia Shubina, Alexandr Mashanov, Alyona Mitropova; in the permanent repertoire of the Etude Theatre.

2021— 2024, “Ecology of Consciousness, ” shown in numerous venues: New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater, “Lived and Worked” Gallery, Lendoc Theater, Grand Hotel Emerald, St. Petersburg, Russia; Authors: Timofey Glinin, Anastasia Shubina, Alexandr Mashanov, Alyona Mitropova.


Works in Museum and Gallery Collections:

Musée du Quai Branly — Jacques Chirac, Paris, France

Guelman und Unbekannt Gallery, Berlin, Germany

The “Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art” (NPAK), Yerevan, Armenia

Zerno Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

“Lived and Worked” Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia


Interviews

2023: Entretien avec Anastasia Shubina et Timofey Glinin, réalisateurs de Piblokto. Mediapart. 

2022: Interview with photographers Anastasia Shubina and Timofey Glinin, F-Stop magazine.


Education and experience

Anastasia Shubina

2023 — Present: Co-founder & Art Director at First Approval Inc., Delaware, USA.

2020 — Present: Co-founder & Artist at GLISH Art.

2017 — Present: Film Director at Rhizome Films Production.

2020 — 2024: Docdocdoc School of Contemporary Photography, specializing in contemporary and documentary photography.

2015 — Present: Art Director at Neurotechnology LTD.

2017 — Graduated from St. Petersburg School of New Cinema, majoring in film directing.

2013 — 2015: Earned a Master’s degree from Saint Petersburg State University, Institute of Philosophy.

2008 — 2014: Earned a Master’s degree from Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Biology.

Timofey Glinin

2022 — Present: Biologist at UCSF, CA.

2020 — Present: Co-founder & Artist at GLISH Art.

2018 — Present: Scientific Director at Open Longevity Foundation, CA.

2017 — Present: Film Director and Producer at Rhizome Films Production.

2016 — Present: Founder at Neurotechnology LTD.

2018 — Earned a PhD in Biology.

2017 — Graduated from St. Petersburg School of New Cinema, majoring in film directing.

2008 — 2014: Earned a Master’s degree from Saint Petersburg State University, Faculty of Biology.