Vadim Fishkin, born in Penza in the Soviet Union in 1965, has been living and working in Ljubljana since 1992. Fishkin is not merely an artist working with all kinds of different media, but also an architect who studied at the Moscow Institute of Architecture, a stage designer, an “angel researcher”, a botanist, a spiritualist, a photographer, a pyrotechnician, an engineer, an inventor, a geologist, etc. He has been collaborating as set designer with the Slovenian choreographers Mateja Bučar, NSK’s theatre department Cosmokinetic Cabinet Noordung, and others. During the Transnacionala trip in 1996 Alexander Brener characterized Vadim Fishkin as “showing an awareness of the metaphysical tradition of objectness” while Eda Cufer characterized his artistic work as a “metaphysical embodiment expressing his ability to create an unusual and even esoteric feeling or condition”.
 In the summer of 1996 an international group of artists (Alexander Brener, Vadim Fiškin, Yuri Leiderman, Michael Benson, Eda Cufer and the five-member IRWIN group) set out on a one-month Transnacionala journey across the United States.
 Alexander Brener: Conversation at the Grand Canyon, Arizona, July 16, 1996. In: Eda Cufer (ed.): Transnacionala. Highway Collisions Between East and West at the Crossroads of Art. Ljubljana 1999, p. 116
 Eda Cufer: Detonation of a Gaze. In: ВадимФишкин / Vadim Fishkin, Soros Center of Contemporary Arts, Moscow & Kulturkontakt [without year, without page numbers].