Kostya Diachkov

1984, Perm, Russia
Multidisciplinary designer & Media artist

Currently, he is working on
Hortus Permianus: Perm post-anthropocene Garden” project in the Museum of Contemporary Art “PERMM”
with “NORPEXAL” Foundation’ financial support (Perm, Russia).

His latest works explore bio-aesthetics through mathematical algorithms. Working with new media Kostya takes data from bio-agents (flowers, plants and mould) and using digital methods generates new senses.

Kostya is striving for continuous education & professional growth: he completed a sound-design course curated by Sonya Killmann & Reydel Dower at Ural Branch of National Center for Contemporary Art (Ural NCCA), 2022.

In 2015-2018 he studied at the British school of design (Moscow, Russia), had a course on typography (Perm, Russia) and a workshop on mobile applications design at Yandex (Yekaterinburg, Russia).

In May 2021, Kostya with his project “Hortus Permianus: Perm post-anthropocene Garden” won the scholarship program of the Museum of Contemporary Art “PERMM” and the “NORPEXAL” Foundation.

As a UX/UI designer, he prefers to work with startups & non-profit educational, science, cultural organizations, such as Perm State University, the PSU Endowment Fund, Cat shelter “Matroskin”. He also completed a number of commercial projects.

Kostya is very proud to be a part of a transdisciplinary artistic research group –Digitocene.Net.


place of birth:

Perm, Russia

place of living:

Perm, Russia


2019 – 2021 — Master degree in Design, Digital Art,
Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia;
2002 – 2007 — Specialist degree in History,
Faculty of History and Political science,
Perm State University, Perm, Russia.


russian – native;
polish – elementary;
english – intermediate.

work experience: 

project are not protected 
by a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

2021 — website of historical & cultural project “Unknown Diaghilev”;
2021 — logistics company’ website “Gruzovie mashini”
2021 — website of online exhibition “Nekogda”
(collaboration with Vlad Kononkov);
2020 — website of the Cat shelter “Matroskin”;
2020 — website of Perm State University;
2019 — website of online magazine “P–Journal”;
2019 — website of Endownment Fund PSU;
2018 – 2019 — website “Map of Skills & Professions” PSU.

courses and workshops: 

2022 – Sonya Killmann & Reydel Dower’sound design course “SoundLab”, Ural NCCA, Yekaterinburg, Russia;
2018 – workshop “Mobile apps design” Yandex, Yekaterinburg, Russia;
2017 – Igor Shtang’course on typography;
2015 – course “User Interface & User Experience” British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, Russia;
2012 – “Polish language for foreigners”, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.

awards and grants: 

2021-2022 – Museum of Contemporary Art “PERMM” and the “NORPEXAL” Foundation, grant for artists from Perm region;
2019-2021 – Oxford-Russia Fund, grant for MA students on Digital humanities and Arts;

exhibitions & events: 

feb. 2022 – “Voice of the Urals”, with audio-visual performance “Permian Garden”, Ural NCCA, Yekaterinburg, Russia;
jan. 2022 – “Invisible Light” by Petya Stabrovski, with pop-up project “Reflekcia”, Museum of Contemporary Art “PERMM”, Perm, Russia;
jul. 2021 – “Pine Drone” by  Kostya Dyachkov, Sergey Kostyrko and Maria Kuptsova, Crypt0rave, Sankt-Petersburg, Russia;
apr. 2021 – “The Nature of Digital Observation”, Omega Cinema Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia;
feb. 2021 – “Brave World”, Gallery “Artservatoria”, Habarovsk, Russia;
feb. 2021 – “Nekogda”, online + zoom perfomances;
nov. 2020 – “Archipelag 2030”, Grand final ceremony, Moscow, Russia;
oct. 2020 – “–Da.Processing”, Gallery “Elektro Muzei”, Moscow, Russia;
sept. 2020 – “Brave World”, Gallery “ArtEtaz”, Vladivostok, Russia; 
jul. 2020 –“Expectation for the new nature”, platform Hubs by Mozilla; 
feb. 2020 – “Technologies of complicity”, coworking space Ayax, Vladivostok, Russia. 

workflow apps: 

Figma & Sketch / Affinity Photo / Affinity Designer /
Hype Pro / Zeplin / InVission;
TouchDesigner / Hydra ojack / PureData / Ableton Live/ Resolum

Last update 20 February 2022

Have a look at:

CV (ru, 3 MB, pdf) / Bio (ru, 0.5 MB, pdf) / Portfolio-web (ru, 2.5 MB, pdf) / Portfolio-art (pdf coming soon) / Artist‘ Statement (en, 2 MB, pdf)