Yevgeniy Fiks

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Born in 1972 in Moscow. He lives and works in New York since 1994.

Education

1999 School of Visual Arts, New York, M.F.A.
1997 Brooklyn College, New York, B.F.A.
1993 V. I. Surikov Art Institute, Moscou
1991 Art College in Memory of 1905 Revolution, Moscou

 

Solo show (selection) 

2019

MOTHER TONGUE, Pushkin House, London, UK

HEAVEN AND EARTH (YIDDISH COSMOS), Stanton Street Shul, London, UK

HEAVEN AND EARTH (YIDDISH COSMOS), galerie Sator, Paris, FR

2016

LANDSCAPES OF THE JEWISH AUTONOMOUS REGION, galerie Sator, Paris, FR

2015

PULSE NY, galerie Sator, New York, USA

2014

THE LENIN MUSEUM, The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York, USA

MONUMENT TO COLD WAR VICTORY (a collaborative project), The Cooper Union, New York, USA

A GIFT TO BIROBIDZHAN, 21ST.PROJECTS/Critical Practices Inc., New York, USA

IMPOSSIBLE HISTORIES, IMPOSSIBLE SITES, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA

THE WAYLAND RUDD COLLECTION (a collaborative project), Winkleman Gallery, New York; traveled to First Floor Gallery Harare, Harare, Zimbabwe

HOMOSEXUALITY IS STALIN’S ATOM BOMB TO DESTROY AMERICA, Galerie Sator, Paris, FR

2013

HOMOSEXUALITY IS STALIN’S ATOM BOMB TO DESTROY AMERICA, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA

2012

TOUR OF MOMA WITH CONGRESSMAN DONDERO, Galeria HIT, Bratislava, Slovaquie, SK

MAGNITOGORSK TOUR OF THE NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, National Gallery of Art (guerilla performance), Washington, D.C., USA

KIMJONGILIAS, a.k.a. “Flower Paintings” and Magnitogorsk Guide to the National Gallery of Art, Galerie Blue Square, Washington, D.C., USA

COMMUNIST TOUR OF MOMA, a performance as part of Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

MODERN ART SHACKLED TO COMMUNISM, Galerie Sator, Paris, FR

2011

RED KADDISH, Museum at Eldridge Street/A Landmark Synagogue Story, New York, USA

LENINIANA, Palazzo Panichi, Pietrasanta, Italie, IT

2010

COMMUNIST TOUR OF THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART (performance), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA

COMMUNIST CONSPIRACY IN ART THREATENS AMERICAN MUSEUMS, Temple Gallery at Tyler School of Art/ Temple University, Philadelphia, USA

AYN RAND IN ILLUSTRATIONS, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA

COMMUNIST TOUR OF MOMA, Low Road Gallery/DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana, USA

COMMUNIST TOUR OF MOMA, Museum of Modern Art (guerrilla performance), New York, USA

2009

AMERICAN COMMUNISTS IN MOSCOW: Walking Tours, 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, USA

THE SONG OF RUSSIA, Galerie Blue Square, Paris, FR

2008

COMMUNIST GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY, Barnard College, New York, USA

ADOPT LENIN, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA

READING LENIN WITH CORPORATIONS (in collaboration with K. Hansen, O. Kopenkina, and A. Lerman), PS 122 Gallery, New York, USA

MONITORING LENIN’S SALES ON AMAZON.COM, Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow, RU

COMMUNIST GUIDE TO NEW YORK CITY, Common Room 2, New York, USA

2007

COMMUNIST PARTY USA, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow, USA

LENIN FOR YOUR LIBRARY? Lenin Museo, Tampere, Finlande, FI

2006

LENIN FOR YOUR LIBRARY? State Museum of Russian Political History (1st St.Petersburg Biennale of Contemporary Art), Saint Petersbourg, RU

LENIN-BY-MAIL, Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, RU

2005

THE SONG OF RUSSIA, ARTStrelka Projects, Moscow, RU

 

Groupshow (selection)

2017

RUSSIAN REVOLUTION : A CONTESTED LEGACY, International Print Center, New York, USA

RED !!! RUSSIAN - AMERICAN XXI c. VISIONS - Georges Mason University, Virginie, USA

OPTICA BRONSTEIN - V-A-C foundation, Venise, IT

2016

YIA ART FAIR #06, galerie Sator, Le Louise 186, Brussels, BE

THINGS FALL APART, Calvert 22 Gallery, (curated by Mark Nash), London, UK

IT’S POLITICAL ECONOMY, STUPID, DAAP Galleries at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette), USA

2015

ET AUTRES IDENTITES..., Le Pavillon Vendôme Centre d’art contemporain, Clichy, FR

LE DESSIN ENGAGÉ, Committed drawing, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris, FR

IDENT-ALTER-ITY, (5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art), curated by Theodore Markoglo and Syrago Tsiara, Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, GR

AN IMAGINARY ARCHIVE IS YOU: A project by Greg Sholette in “Traces in the Dark”, Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphie, USA

2014

LENIN: ICEBREAKER REVISITED, (curated by Olga Kopenkina), Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York, USA

TRANS-RUSSIAN ART PROJECT “9000 KM,” KCCC Exhibition Hall, Klaipeda, LT

IT NARRATIVES, Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT (curated by Brian Droitcour & Zanna Gilbert)

INTERCHANGE, The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphie, USA

AMERIKA, Camberwell Space, London, UK

IT’S THE POLITICAL ECONOMY, STUPID, Gallery Nova, Zagreb, Croatia; traveled to NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol, Chypres (curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette), HR

AN IMAGINARY ARCHIVE IS YOU: A project by Greg Sholette, Kurbas Center, Kiev, UA

THE STRUCTURE AND PROPERTIES OF MATTER, Hordaland Art Centre, Bergen, Norvège (curated by Frans Jacobi and Åse Løvgren), NO

2013

IS THE FUTURE BORING? Galeria HIT, Bratislava, SK

SPACES OF EXCEPTION (5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), ARTPLAY, Moscow, RU

AN IMAGINARY ARCHIVE IS YOU: A project by Greg Sholette, Rotor Gallery, Graz, AT

SLOW REVOLUTION, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Riga, LV

KULTURUS FESTIVAL: Russian Actual Culture, Pilot Klub, Prague, CZ

IT’S THE POLITICAL ECONOMY, STUPID, Pori Museum, Finland; traveled to Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Belgrade, Serbie; traveled to Gallery 400/University of Illinois, Chicago (curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory
Sholette)

SEND ME THE JPEG, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA

ECONOMY, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Stills, Edinburgh, UK

2012

SPACES OF MEMORY - FIELDS OF VISION, curated by Syrago Tsiara, Center of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, GR

CO- RE-CREATING SPACES, CentralTrak, The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas, USA

REQUIRED READING: PRINTED MATERIAL AS AGENT OF INTERVENTION, The Center for Book Arts, New York City, USA

IT’S THE POLITICAL ECONOMY, STUPID, curated by Greg Sholette and Oliver Ressler, Austrian Cultural Forum, New York City; traveled to the Center of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, GR (catalog)

OPEN//CLOSED, 601Artspace, New York, USA

MIGRATION, Proteus Gowanus, New York, USA

CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE TOO, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA

2011

IMAGINARY ARCHIVE: GALWAY, Chapter Two, (a project by Greg Sholette) 126 Gallery, Tulca Art Festival, Galway, IR

INCIPIT, Galerie Sator, Paris, FR

MARKET, (as part of Creative Times’ “Living As Form”), Essex Street Market, New York, USA

MEDIA IMPACT. International Festival of Activist Art (4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), ARTPLAY, Moscow, RU

REWRITING WORLDS, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

THE IMPOSSIBLE COMMUNITIES, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU

IMAGE WARS, Abrons Art Center, New York City, USA

OSTALGIA, New Museum (as part of Chto Delat’s installation), New York City, USA

THE WORKERS: PRECARITY/INVISIBILITY/MOBILITY, MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

OUT OF PRINT, The Kitchen, New York City, USA

THE TYPHOON CONTINUES AND SO DO YOU, Flux Factory, Long Island City, New York, USA

HOME GUN, Dommer & Byars Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2010

EN CADA INSTANTE, RUPTURA (In Every Instant, A Rupture), Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros, Mexico City, MX

ENGINEERS OF THE SOUL, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA

ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR: The Social at the Berardo Collection (Tudo o que é sólido dissolve-se no ar: O político na Colecção Berardo), Museu Colecção Berardo, PT
Wellington Collaboratorium: AN IMAGINARY ARCHIVE, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, NZ

MIRROR, MIRROR, Postmasters Gallery, New York, USA

#CLASS, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA

WHEN ONE HAS TO SAY “We”: Art as the Practice of Solidarity (screening program), European University, St.Petersbourg, RU

ARTISTES RUSSES: Un art au superlatif, Abbaye Saint André Centre d’art Contemporain, Meymac, FR

2009

BEYOND THE INSTANCE OF AN ENDING: projects and events, Herter Art Gallery at University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA

MIGUEL AMADO PRESENTS, International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, New York, USA

ULTRA NEW MATERIALITY, (3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), Moscow, RU

EUROPEAN ATELIER, Central Artists’ House, Moscow, RU

VYSOCANSKY CONGRESS (SCREENING), National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscou THINGS FALL APART, Winkleman Gallery, New York, USA

2008

METRO POLES, Art in Action, Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, New York, USA

SUBJECTIVE EVENTS, Sometimes Recorded, Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin, GE

IN TRANSITION, National Center for Contemporary Art, Yekaterinburg; National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

TINA B: The Prague Contemporary Art Festival, Prague, CZ

16TH BIENNALE OF SYDNEY, Sydney, AU

1st Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

L’IMPRESA DELL’ARTE (The Enterprise of Art), PAN | Palazzo delle Arti Napoli, Naples, IT

PROPERLY PAST, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, USA

2007

ARTIST AS ACTIVIST FESTIVAL, Tokyo, JP

VII KRASNOYARSK MUSEUM BIENNALE, Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, RU

1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, International Workshop of Young Artists, The Archeological Museum, Thessaloniki, GR

CRITICALLY IN BETWEEN, “Art Athens” Art Fair, Helexpo, Athènes, GR

THE RETURN OF MEMORY: NEW ART FROM RUSSIA, Art Museum Kumu, Tallinn, EE

PROGRESSIVE NOSTALGIA: Contemporary Art from the Former USSR, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, IT

9000 KM (traveling project of the National Center for Contemporary Art), Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU

WITNESSES TO THE IMPOSSIBLE (2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), Moscow Center for the Arts, Moscow, RU

LEFT POP (Bringing It Back Home) (2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU

PETROLIANA (2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU

PARTNERS IN CRIME, Gallery MC, New York, USA

2006

9000 KM (traveling project of the National Center for Contemporary Art), European University in St. PETERSBURG, St. Petersburg (1st St. Petersburg Biennale of Contemporary Art); Kemerovo University Exhibition Hall, Kemerovo

XI Moscow International Forum of Art Initiatives, Novy Manezh, Moscow, RU

CONTESTED SPACES IN POST-SOVIET ART, Sydney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College, New York, USA

THE STUDIO VISIT, Exit Art, New York, USA

OUTSOURCED: CONTEMPORARY RUSSIAN ART, Current Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

2005

ARTIST & ARMS, Mar’s Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, RU

RUSSIA REDUX #1, Schroeder Romero, New York, USA

ENEMY IMAGE, Momenta Art, New York, USA

X Moscow International Forum of Art Initiatives, Novy Manezh, Moscow, RU

VI KRASNOYARSK MUSEUM BIENNALE, Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, RU

POST-DIASPORAS: VOYAGES AND MISSIONS (1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, RU

BRING IN THE CLONES, VertexList, New York, USA

2004

THE PRESIDENCY, Exit Art, New York, USA

CRUDE OIL PAINTINGS, White Columns, New York (traveled to Akus Gallery at Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut), USA

ARTKLIAZMA FESTIVAL 2004, Kliazma Reservoir Resort, Moscow

ARTIST & ARMS, National Center for Contemporary Art, Kaliningrad, RU

2003

ARTKLIAZMA FESTIVAL 2003, Kliazma Reservoir Resort, Moscow, RU

D.U.M.B.O. Art Under the Bridge Festival 2003, New York, , USA

BREWSTER PROJECT 2003, A Site-specific Contemporary Art Event, Brewster, New York, USA

2002

Digital DUMBO, Mastel+Mastel Gallery, New York, USA

2000

E-EUROPE, The Bronx River Art Center, New York, USA

1996

SOHO ARTS FESTIVAL 96, 420 West Broadway, New York INVERTED PERSPECTIVE, Eight Floor Gallery, New York, USA

1995

ART IN THE ANCHORAGE 95, Brooklyn Bridge Anchorage Museum, New York, USA

 

CURATING

2017 

In Edenia, a City of the Future - Yermilov Center Kharkiv, UA

The Work of Love, The Queer of Labor - Franklin Street Works, Stamford, USA

 

TALKS

2017

1917-2017 Regards croisés sur les avant-gardes artistiques soviétiques, Université Paris Xâ, Bât Max Weber, Salle des Conférences, Nanterre, FR