Ilya & Emilia Kabakov

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov are Russian-born, American-based artists that collaborate on environments which fuse elements of the everyday with those of the conceptual. While their work is deeply rooted in the Soviet social and cultural context in which the Kabakovs came of age, their work still attains a universal significance.

Ilya Kabakov was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Soviet Union, in 1933. He studied at the VA Surikov Art Academy in Moscow, and began his career as a children's book illustrator during the 1950's. 
In his early career Ilya Kabakov was known as the book illustrator in Russia, the white page has often been a fulcrum in the ideology of his work. It is both the ground upon which the artist stands to express his perception of the moment, and it has been his cloak, the fabric in which he can hide his true nature and character. It is both a place for story telling, and a place that denies this at the same time. In the series of paintings, 'The Canon', for example, we see Kabakov in his boldest position thus far, These paintings are almost entirely white with a square grid pattern on the surface. Most recently in a far more romantic vein, Kabakov began working on this dichotomy between white and a pictorial memory, in his series 'Under the Snow' paintings from 2003-5. In these works the white represents snow, and the images fleeting as they popped through the picture plane randomly, almost like elements in a fairy tale, where we sense the rigors of conceptual art drawn and quartered on the paintings’ surfaces.
He was part of a group of Conceptual artists in Moscow who worked outside the official Soviet art system. In 1985 he received his first solo show exhibition, after which he moved to the West two years later taking up a six months residency at Kunstverein Graz, Austria. In 1988 Kabakov began working with his future wife Emilia (they were to be married in 1992). From this point onwards, all their work is collaborative, in different proportions according to the specific project involved. Today the Kabakovs are recognized as the most important Russian artists to have emerged in the late 20th century. Their installations speak as much about conditions in post-Stalinist Russia as they do about the human condition universally.

Emilia Kabakov (nee Kanevsky) was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Soviet Union, in 1945. She attended the Music College in Irkutsk in addition to studying Spanish language and literature at the Moscow University. She immigrated to Israel in 1973, and moved to New York in 1975, where she worked as a curator and art dealer.  Emilia has worked side by side with Ilya since 1989.

Their work has been shown in such venues as the Museum of Modern Art, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington DC, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, Documenta IX, at the Whitney Biennial in 1997 and the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg among others. In 1993 they represented Russia at the 45th Venice Biennale with their installation The Red Pavilion. The Kabakovs have also completed many important public commissions throughout Europe and have received a number of honors and awards, including the Oscar Kokoschka Preis, Vienna, in 2002 and the Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, Paris, in 1995 after their major installation The Strange City at the Grand Palais in Paris in 2014. In 2014, the documentary film "Ilya & Emilia Kabakov premiered in New York City.

Awards

2015


Award for Excellence in the Arts, The Appraisers Association of America, New York (April 2015)


 


2014


Commandeur de l'ordre des arts et des lettres, Ministry of Culture, France


 


2013


Medals for Life Achievements in Art, Moscow Art Academy, Moscow, Russia


 


2011


Louise Blouin Foundation Award, presented at The Louise Blouin Creative Leadership Summit, October 15


 


2010


Cartier Prize from Art Masters, St. Moritz, Switzerland


 


2008     


Praemium Imperiale, Japan (from the Japan Art Association),
The Orden of Frendship, The President of Russian Federation, Russia


Honorary Academics of Moscow Art Academy, Moscow, Russia


 


2007


Doctor of Philosophiae Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate in Philosohpy), University of Sorbonne, Paris, France


 


2002


Oskar Kokoschka Preis, Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur, Vienna, Austria


 


1998


The Kaiserring Träger, Stadt Goslar


 


1997


Art Critic Association Award, New York


 


1995


The Chevalier of Fine Arts Medal, Ministry of Culture, Paris


 


1993     


The Max Beckmann Prize, Frankfurt


The Joseph Beuys Prize, Joseph Beuys Foundation, Basel


Venice Biennial, Honorary Diploma, Italy


 


1992     


The Arthur Kopcke Award, Kopcke Foundation, Copenhagen


 


1989 


The Ludwig Prize, Friends of the Museum of Ludwig, Aachen


 


1988


DAAD Fellowship, Berlin


Solo exhibitions

2018


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Not Everybody Will be Taken Into The Future, The Hermitage State Museum, St Petersburg, Russia


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Not Everybody Will be Taken Into The Future, The Tretjakow Gallery, Moscow, Russia




2017


Paintings 2012- 2015, Kewenig Gallery, Berlin, Germany


The Ball, Kiestefos Foundation Sculpture Park, Oslo, Norway


The Ship of Tolerance, Rome, Vatican


Models, Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, USA


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Not Everybody Will be Taken Into The Future, Tate Modern, London, UK


 


2016


Works from MUMA KABACI's collection, PERA Museum, Istanbul, Turkey


The Tribune, The Arch of Life, How to Make Yourself Better, Pianist & Muse, I Want to go Back, Return to Childhood, Galeria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy


The Fallen Angel & How To Meet An Angel, Ursulinenkirche, HoHenrausch 16, Lintz, Austria 


The Toilet on the River, Art Basel Parcours


The Arch of Life, Longhouse Reserve, Hamptons, Long Island, NY, USA


The Kabakovs and the Avant-Gardes, La Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, LAC, Lugano, Switzerland


The Ship of Tolerance and Exhibition of Paintings, Zug, Switzerland.


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy.


 


2015


The Dream City, The Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China.


The Arch of Life, permanent Sculpture, Echigo Tsumari art Trienale 2015, Niigata, Japan.


Art Appraisers Association of America, honoring Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, New York, NY, USA.


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: The Two Times, Pace Gallery, New York, NY, USA.




2014


Dreaming & Flying.Ilya Kabakov for Children, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany


El Lissitski-Ilya & Emilia Kabakov.Utopia or Reality, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris, France


The Strange City, Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris, France


I am beginning to Forget, Ilya Kabakov In Swiss Private Collections, Kunsthaus, Zug, Switzerland,


Paintings about The Sun, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria


Angelology, Mexico City, Mexico, Antiguo Colegio De san Ildefonso Museum and Galeria Nina Menocal


Monumento a la Revolución, Faro de Oriente, Monumento A La Revolucion, Mexico


 


2013


The Ship of Tolerance with Garage and The City of Moscow, Moscow, Gorky Park 


The Ship Of Tolerance, Dumbo, New York, USA


El Lissitski_Ilya& Emilia Kabakov, Multimedia Museum, Moscow


The Red October Factory, Moscow, Russia


Museum Sztuki Wspotczesnej MOCAK, Krakau, Poland


Pace Gallery, New York, USA 


Two Mountains, Sprovieri Gallery, London, Great Britain
The Happiest Man, Ambika P3, London, Great Britain


 


2012


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Retrospective, Sprengel Museum Hannover. Hannover, Germany. 


Galleria Lia Rumma. Milan, Italy.


The Henie Onstad Art Centre. Høvikodden, Norway. 


Kiev International Biennale. Kiev, Ukraine.


Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul Ado Malagoli. Porto Alegre, Brazil. 


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - El Lissitsky, Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland




2011


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Center of Cosmic Energy, Galerie Brigitte Schenk. Cologne, Germany.


HEMPHILL Fine Arts. Washington, D.C.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: I Don't Know, Galeri Artist. Berlin, Germany. October 6-November 9, 2011.




2010


Décor for Peter Eötvös’s Opera, The Tragedy of the Devil, National Theatre, Munich, Germany


The Blue Carpet, MACRO Museo di Arte Contemporanea. Rome, Italy.


The Flying Paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Paris, France. March


The Flying Paintings, Sprovieri Gallery. London, United Kingdom.


Ilya Kabakov - Orbis Pictus: Der Kinderbuchillustrator als eine soziale Figur, Kunsthaus Zug. Zug, Switzerland.


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: The Canon, Kewenig Galerie. Cologne, Germany.


The Printer's Mistake, The State Hermitage Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia.


 


2009


Entre Libre - Ilya Kabakov: 52 entretiens dans la cuisine communautaire, Galerie du Dourven. Trédrez-Locquémeau, Domaine due Douvren, France.


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Galleria Continua. San Gimignano, Italy.


Galleria Continua. Le Moulin, France.


 


2007-2008


The Canon, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg


Travelling Show, Japan - Children’s Books and Drawings. By Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.


The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama , Kanagaua


Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima


The Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo


Ashikaga City Museum, Gunma.


2 Hokkaido Prefecture Museum


 


2006


Atlas Sztuki: Lodz, Poland; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Deweer Gallery: Belgium; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Reykjavik Art Museum: Iceland; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Sean Kelly Gallery; N.Y., USA.; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Michail Kewenig Gallery; Koln, Germany; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Galerie Brigitte Schenk; Koln, Germany; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Thaddeus Ropac Gallery; Paris, France; by Illya and Emilia Kabakov


Versicherungskammer Bayern; Munich, Germany- The Theatrical projects by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Kunsthaus Zug:  Zug ,Switzerland- The Utopian City by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Musée Les Abbatoirs: Toulouse, France- Installation Where Is Our Place? by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Nicolaj Art Center: Copenhagen, Denmark- 200 Years Since H.C. Andersen Birthday Installation.Morning, Evening, Night by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Serpentine Art Gallery: London, England – Installation The House of Dreams


Albion Gallery: London, England- The Utopian City and Other Projects


 


2005


Niccolas Sprovieri Gallery: London, England- The White Cube


Siwa, Egypt: Installation/Performance: The Ship Of Siwa, with Egyptian Children


Art Cologne: Cologne, Germany- Brigitte Schenk Gallery. Installation Monument To Useless Things. Minoriten Galerien Graz: Graz, Austria- Steirischer Herbst 2005. Installation The Utopian City. Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Unrealizen Prijcts Utopische Archtecturen.


Utopian City and Other Projects. Albion, London 


House of Dreams. Serpentine Gallery, London  

 


2004


Mori Art Museum: Tokyo, Japan. Where Is Our Place? by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


The State Hermitage Museum: St. Petersburg, Russia. Organized by Guggenheim Foundation Museum, NY, NY. 


Incident in the Museum and Other Installations


Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art: Clevelnd, Ohio. The Teacher and the Student, Charles Rosenthal and Ilya Kabakov.


Kunsthalle Bielefeld: Bielefeld, Germany- The Utopian City and Other Projects


MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art: Rome, Italy- Where Is Our Place?


 


2003


Fondazione Querini Stampalia: Venice, Italy.  50th Venice Biennial. Where Is Our Place? by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


Traveling to Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Museo Nazionale delle Art del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy.


 


2002


Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany:  Universal System of Depicting Everything


The Chinati Foundation: Marfa, Texas.  Ilya Kabakov Children’s Books and Related Drawings


 


2001


Columbus Museum of Art: Columbus, Ohio: 20 Ways to Get an Apple, Listening to the Music of Mozart.  With Emilia Kabakov


 


2000


“The Palace of Projects”, by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Armory, New York, organized by the Public Art Fund


“Ilya Kabakov: 1968-1998”, Center for Cultural Studies, Bard College, New York


“Telstra Adelaide Festival 2000”, Australia, Sydney


“Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Monument to a Lost Civilization”, Art Museum, University of South Australia, Adelaide


“Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Monument to a Lost Civilization”, Center for Contemporary Art, New Zealand


“The Red Wagon”, Wiesbaden Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany


“The Arriving Archieve”, Galerie der Stadt Bachnang, Germany


Ilya Kabakov Retrospective, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland


 


1999


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac


“Ilya Kabakov. Zeichnungen”, Sprengelmuseum Hannover


“Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Monument to a Lost Civilization”, Cantieri Della Zisa, Palermo, Italy


“The Boat of my Life”, Duke University Museum


“The Old Library”, University of  Amsterdam


“The Life & Creativity of Charles Rosenthal”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Mito, Japan


 


1998


Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, “A Meeting: Jan Fabre and Ilya Kabakov”


Kunsthalle, Bremen, “The Metaphysical Man,” permanent installation


The Roundhouse, London, “The Palace of Projects,” Ilya and Emilia Kabakov traveling to Manchester, Upper Campfield Market, and the Crystal Palace, Reina Sofia, Madrid (catalogue)


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, “The Collector”


Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium, “16 Installations” (catalogue)


Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, “Treatment with Memories” (catalogue)


University of Champaign, Illinois (catalogue)


Moenchehaus Museum fuer Moderne Kunst, Goeslar, Germany, “My Grandfather’s Shed,” permanent installation


Manez & Soros Center, “Ilya Kabakov in Moscow” exhibtition and symposium


Stadtgallery, Heerlen, The Netherlands, “Retrospective of Drawings and Albums,” traveling to Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany


 


1997/1998         


Galerie Weisses Schloss, Zürich, Switzerland, “It Happens Tomorrow”


 


1997     


Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, “The Reading Room,”


Cap Street Project, San Francisco, “The Hospital: Five Confessions”


Hochhaus zur Palme, Zürich, “The fallen Chandellier”, permanent installation


Satani Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, “The Artist’s Library”


Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, “The Life of Flies”


Public Art Fund New York,  “Monument to the Lost Glove”


Moderna Galeria, Ljubljana, “Twenty Ways of Getting an Apple listening to Mozart’s music” (catalogue)


 


1996


Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, “The Reading Room,” Retrospective (catalogue)


Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium, “On The Roof” (book)


Installation “Voices Behind the Door” (book)


Thea Westreich in collaboration with Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York “Books: A Retrospective with Drawings”


Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, “The World of Ilya Kabakov”


Landeskulturzentrum, Salzau, Kiel, Germany, “Music on the Water,” permanent installation, music by V. Tarasov (book)


Kulturhus Copenhagen, “Ilya Kabakov, Storyteller”


 


1995


Centre G. Pompidou, Paris, France, “C’est ici que nous vivons/We are living here” (book) “Installations 1983- 1995”


Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany, “The Boat of My Life. Unrealized Projects” (catalogue)


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France, “Le Collectioneur,” Installation (catalogue)


Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, “The School Library”


Kunstmuseum, Basel, “Ilya Kabakov. The sea of voices” (catalogue)


MAK Museum, Vienna, Austria, “No Water,” permanent installation


Museet For Samtidskunst, Oslo “The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away”, permanent installation


 


1994


Art Center, Ohio, “Album of my Mother”


Art Center Reykjavic, “Unrealized Projects”


Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany, “Ilya Kabakov: In the Apartment of Nicolai Victorovich”


Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland, “Ilya Kabakov and Joseph Kosuth: The corridor of Two Banalities” (catalogue)


Le Magasin Grenoble, “Album of my Mother” (catalogue)


Barbara Weiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany, “Artist’s Despair or Conspiracy of Untalented”


The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, “Ilya Kabakov: Operation Room (Mother and Son),” (catalogue) “Five Albums”


 


1993


Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, “NOMA (Moscow Conceptual Circle installation)” (book)


Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands “Ilya Kabakov -The Big Archive” (catalogue)


Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, “The Boat of My Life”


Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste-Stadelschule-, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, "The Empty Museum”


 


1992


Kanaal Art Foundation, Belgium, “Illustration as a way to survive”


Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, “In Memory of Pleasant Recollections” (catalogue) Galleria Sprovieri, Rome, Italy, “Ilya Kabakov” (catalogue)


RFFA, New York,  “Incident at the Museum or Water Music” , music by Vladimir Tarasov,


(travelling exhibition)


Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris, France, “On the Communal Kitchen, New Documents” (book)


Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, “Life of Flies” (book)


Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Illinois, “He Lost His Mind, Undressed, Ran Away Naked”


 


1991


Ateliers Municipaux d’Artistes, Marseille, Paris “52 Entretiens dans la Cuisine Communitaire,” Dialogue with Yuri Kuper, (traveled to Halle d’Art Contemporain, La Criee, Rennes, France) (catalogue)


The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, “Ilya Kabakov (3 inst. from Ten Characters)” (catalogue)


Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano


Peter Pakesch Gallery, Vienna, Austria, “The Targets”


Wewerka and Weiss Galerie, Berlin, Germany, “My Motherland/The Flies” (catalogue)


Dresden Bank, Frankfurt, Germany, “Ripped Off Landscape,” permanent installation


 


1990


Neue Galerie of Museum Ludwig, Aachen, Germany, “The Ship”


Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany, “Seven Exhibitions of one Painting” (catalogue)


Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., "Ten Characters” (catalogue)


Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, “The Rope of Life & Other Installations” (catalogue)


RFFA, New York,  “He Lost His Mind, Undressed, Ran Away Naked”


 


1989


Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, “Who Are These Little Men?”


Kunsthalle, Zurich, “Communal Apartment - The Ship” (catalogue)


DAAD-Galerie, Berlin, Germany, “Exhibition of a Book” (catalogue)


Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England “The Untalented Artist and Other Characters” (catalogue)


Riverside Studios, London, England, “Ten Albums: Ten Characters”


Universität Sarrbrücken, “Two Albums”


The Genja Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, “The Beautiful 60s in Moscow”


Galerie de France, Paris, “Who Are These Little Men?” (catalogue)


 


1988


Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany, “Ten Albums” (catalogue)


Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, “Before Supper” (catalogue)


Neue Galerie, Schlossli Gotzental, Dierikon, Switzerland, (with V. Pivovarov)


Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany (with E. Bulatov)


RFFA, New York, “Ten Characters”


 


1987


Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland, (with I. Tschuikov), “The 60s-70s”


 


1986


Neue Galerie, Schlossli Gotzental, Dierikon, Switzerland, “Concert for a Fly”


 


1985


Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland, “Along the Margins,” catalogue, (traveled to Marseille, France; and Duesseldorf, Germany)


Dina Vierny Gallery, Paris, France, “Kabakov” (catalogue)


 


Group exhibitions

2017


INTERIORSMAXXIMuseum, Rome, Italy


The Revolution is Dead-Long Live The Revolution: Social Realism and its Legacy, Kunstmuseum, Zurich


The Revolution is Dead –Long Live The Revolution:Russian Avangarde and it’s ConsequencesThe Centrum Paul Klee, Bern


The Interior and The Carpet, Pacific Design Center Los Angeles, California


Moving Is In Every Direction: Environments,Installations,Narrative SpacesHamburger Banhof-Museum Fur Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany


 


2016


La Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano Arte e Cultura (LAC), Lugano, Switzerland.


 


2015


Space Age, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Pantin, France


Glasstress 2015 Gotika, Palazzo Franchetti / Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere e Arti, Venice Biennial 2015, Venice, Italy


Outside The Lines  modernists drawings, The National Arts Club, New York, USA


Grammar of Freedom.Five Lessons/Installation 20 Ways to Get  An Apple", Garage Museum Of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia


Contemporaries of The Future. Jewish Artists of Russian Avantgarde 1910 -1980. Jewish Museum/ Museum of Tolerance,/ Moscow, Russia


The Future of History, Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland


No Joke, Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin, Germany?


 


2014


Eurasia. A view on painting, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris Pantin


 


2013


Coup de Ville 2013, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
Lost in Translation (curated by Antonio Guesa), Project by Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) as part of the Collateral Events of the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy


 


2012


Critique and Crisis. Art in Europe Since 1945, Deutsches Historisches Museum - Berlin. 


The Drawing Room, Deweer Gallery - Otegem, Belgium


Breaking The Ice: Moscow Art 1960-80s, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK 
Re-Opening, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium


 


2009


1989. End of History or Beginning of the Future? Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria


 


2006


Apex Art; N.Y., USA. – The difference between the cosmic and the cosmic in a single letter. February 22-April 1, 2006.


Blackwood Gallery; Ontorio, Canada – Everyday. Every Other Day. May 17-June 18, 2006.


Usla Fowler Museum; Los Angeles, USA – The Missing Peace. Artists Consider The Dalai Lama. June 11-September 10, 2006.


Athens Greece – The Grande Promenade. July 17-September 10, 2006.


 


2005


FRAC Limousin: Limoges, France- L’Artiste Editeur. December 10, 2004- March 12, 2005


1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: Moscow, Russia.  Installation 16 Strings. January 28- Febraury 28, 2005.


Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art:  Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye.  Installation The Artist’s Despair. February 12- June 5, 2005.


The Hermitage Museum: St. Petersburg, Russia. Paintings For The Label (Labels for Mouton Chateau de Rothschild) Traveling to Pushkin Museum, Russia. Febrary 22- March 8, 2005


Palazzo Delle Arti: Napoli, Italy- The Giving Person/ il Dono Dell’ Artista. March 26- August 28, 2005


Museum Ludwig and Imhoff- Stollwerk Museum, Cologne, Germany- Art In Chocolate. March 2005


Califronia College of the Arts: San Francisco- Monument for the USA. April 7- May 14, 2005


Marta Herford Museum: Herford, Germany- My Private Heroes. May 7-August 21, 2005


Tate Modern: Londn, England- Open Systems: New Art in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Jun 1- August 29, 2005


East Art Museum: Hagen, Germany- east Art Map- A (Re) Construction of the History of Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe. September 10-November 13, 2005


Stiftung Archiv der Academie der Kunste: Berlin, Germany- Kunstler Archiv. June 18-August28, 2005


Kunstsammalungen: Chemitz, Germany- Interaction- Carl Friedrich Claus and International Art. July 24- November 9, 2005


Guggenheim Museum, NY- Russia. Installation The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment. September 2005. Catalogue.


KunstMuseum Basel/Museum fur Gegenwartskunst: Basel, Switzerland- Falshback: Revisiting the Art of the 1980’s (painting ‘Gastronom’) October 30- February 12, 2006


Art Cologne: Cologne, Germany- Mike Karstens Gallery- Three Artist’s Show: I. Kabakov-K. Polke-G. Richter. October 27- November 1, 2005


 


2004


The Historical Museum: Moscow, Russia. Installation The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment. April 6, 2004. Catalogue.


Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida- 7 Characters by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. October 23, 2004-September 7, 2005


 


2003


Arsenale: Venice, Italy. 50th Venice Biennial: Utopia Station. Video: The Ideal City by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. June 15- September 7, 2003. Catalogue.


 


2001


49th Venice Biennale: Arsenale, Italy- Plateau of Humanity. Installation Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into The Future, with Emilia Kabakov. June 9- October 9, 2001


 


2000


“You can’t go home again: The Art of Exile”, Philadelphia Art Alliance


“Seeing isn’t believing”, The Lamons Gallery, Exeter, USA


“Stanze e secreti”, Rotonda della Besana, Milan, Italy, by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


“The Boat of my life”, Milwakee Museum of Art


“Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, The Monument to a lost Civilization”, Biennial of Sydney 2000, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art


“Rückblick und Ausblick”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna


“Around 1984: A Look at Art in the 80s”, PS1, New York


“We were in Kyoto”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada, permanent installation


 


1999-2000         


“Get Together - Art as Teamwork”, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria


“Heads over Heels into the Millenium”, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal


 


1999


“Global Conceptualism”,  Queens Museum of Fine Arts, New York


Whitechappel Art Gallery, London (travelling)


“Examining pictures : Exhibiting Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago


“You can not go home again: The Art of Exile”, Bartolomeo Museum and Art Center, Vermont


“Der Tag danach ...”, Theater der Welt 99, Festival, Berlin, with Christian Boltansky and Jean Kalman


“World Views: Maps and Art”, Frederick R Weismann Art Museum, University of Minesota, by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


“Monument to the lost Glove”, Les Champs de la Sculpture, Paris


“The empty Bottle”, Sultan’s Pool, Jerusalem, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


“Millenium Messages”, Hecksher Museum, Huntington, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


 


1998


Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, “Ensemble Moderne: The Still life in Contemporary Painting and Sculpture”


Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, “Wounds. Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art,” Inst. “The Man Who Flew into the Space”


Secession, Vienna, “A Century of Artistic Freedom. 100 Years of the Vienna Secession”


“The Edge of Awareness” , Geneva, New York, Sao Paolo, New Dehli, (catalogue)


Museum fuer Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, “Change of Scene XIV,,” installations The Rope of Life and other Installations, and “10 Albums,” catalogue.


National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, “Crossings /Traversées,” inst. “Two Windows”


Val d’Elsa, Tuscany, “Arte all’ Arte”


Het Hessenhuis, Antwerp, Belgium, “Goelag-Glasnost”


Hannover Muenden, “Wasserspueren”


Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, “The promise of photography”


7 Triennale der Kleinplastik, Stuttgart, inst. “The Test of Destiny” and “Table-Painting”


 


1997


Münster, Germany, “Sculpture of the 20th Century,” permanent installation “Looking at the Sky, Reading the Words” (catalogue)


The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle


The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, “The Whitney Biennial,” installation


“Treatment with Memories” (catalogue)


47th Biennial of Venice, “Future, Present, Past,” Venice, “We Were in Kyoto” (catalogue), Ilya and Emilia Kabakov


PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, “My Grandfather’s Shed”


Comune di Venezia, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, “Artists for Sarajevo”


Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, “The Age of Modernism - Art in the 20th Century”


Robert Hull Floming Museum. Burlington, “Drawings transfigured: Works on paper from the Ludwig collections”


Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto


Madraca Ibn Youssouf, Marrakesh “Meditations”


 


1996


Förderkreis der Leipziger Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig


Centre G. Pompidou, Paris, France, “Les péchés capitaux. La paresse”


Cirque d’hiver, Paris, “Le Cirque 96”


"G7 Summit,” Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France, “The Monument to the Lost Glove,” Installation


Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria, “Mahnmal und Gedenkstätte der Opfer des Naziregimes in Osterreich 1938-1945”


Wewerka Gallery, Berlin, Germany


Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio, “Urban Evidence. Contemporary Artists Reveal Cleveland”


Ciccilllo Matarazzo Pavilion, Bienal de Sao Paolo, Exhibition Universalis, Sao Paolo, Brazil


Frankfurt, “Zeil”


Israel Museum Jerusalem, “Judenplatz Wien 1996”


Limerick “EV+A96”


Rundentam, Copenhagen, “Strangers in the Arctic”, “The Tennis Game”


 


1995


Recalde Art Space Bilbao, Spain


The Fourth International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, “Orientation, The Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World”


Kwangju Biennale, Korea


Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University


Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria, “Donald Judd and his friends”


International Art Festival, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


50th anniversary of United Nations Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, “Dialogues of Peace", permanent installation


Lindenau Museum, Allenburg, Germany, “Kunst im Verborgenen”


Museum Moderner Kunst, Frankfurt


Haus der Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland, “Zeichen und Wunder (Signs and Wonder)”


Fondacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain, “Els limits del museo (The End of the Museum)”


Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa, “Africus”


 


1994


Seoul International Art Festival, Seoul, Korea, 600 SIAF


Biennale, Melbourne, Australia, “Virtual Reality”


Kunsthalle Ritter Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria, “Do It”


Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden


Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “Face Off: The Portrait in Recent Art”


Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, “Ivan Chuikov, Ilya Kabakov, Vadim Zacharov”


Hammond Galleries, Lancaster, OH, “Personal Stories: A History of the Universe,” (Mother and Son installation)


Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen


Museum der Stadtentwasserung, Zurich, Switzerland, “Cloaca Maxima”


Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany,


MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, “Tyranny of Beauty-Architecture of the Stalinist Era,” (The Red Wagon installation)


Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, “Don’t Look Now”


Madrid, Spain, “Toponymies. Eight Ideas of Space,” Fundacion “la Caixa” (catalogue)


 


1993


Haus der Kunst Munich, Munich, Germany, “Widerstand-Denkbilder für die Zukunft" (My Mother’s Album II Labyrinth installation)


Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, “Universalism and Particularism: The Russian World in Transition”


Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany, “From Malevitch to Kabakov,” (Before Supper, The Red Pavillion Installations)


Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria, “The Language of Art”


The Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY, “From Chaos to Creation: Russian Art 1971-1992”


Institute for Contemporary Art, New York


Kunstverein Frankfurt “Die Sprache der Kunst”


Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France, “Et Tous Ils Changent Le Monde,”


Expo 93 Tejon, “Recycling through art”


Centre International d’Art Contemparain Montreal (travelling)


Venice Biennale


Peggy Guggenheim Collection, “Drawing the Line Against AIDS” (catalogue)


RFFA, New York


The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, “From the Inside Out: Eight Contemporary Artists,” (installation My Mother’s Album) (catalogue)


Museé de la Poste, Paris, France, “Adresse Provisoire Pour l’art Contemporain Russe,” (White Cube installation) (catalogue)


Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, “Het Depot”


Domaine de Kerguehennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, France, “The End of Empire or the Experiments of Visual Poetry”


Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, “Rendez (-) Vous,” (installation Unfinished Installation), (catalogue)


Le Magasin, Centre National d’art contemprain, Grenoble


Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, “At the Edge of Chaos: New Images of the World,” (installation My Mother’s Album II Labyrinth) (catalogue)


Galerie Bolag, Zurich, Switzerland, Drawings by the Artists in “Documenta X”


 


1992


Akademie der Bildende Kunste, Vienna, Austria, “About Painting-Encounter with History" Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands, “EX USSR: Seven Artists from Russia”


Kassel, Germany, “Documenta IX,” (installation The Toilet) (catalogue)


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, “Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art”


Villa Campolieto, Ercolano, Italy, “A Mosca...A Mosca” (catalogue)


Expo ’92, permanent installation “Blue Dish” Sevilla, Spain


The X-Art Foundation and Blast, New York, NY, “Blast Art Benefit” (catalogue)


American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY, “Just Pathetic,” (In the Corner installation)


Butirskajo Jail, Moscow


 


1991


Zimmerli Museum of Art, New Brunswick, NJ, “New Directions”


Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, “Wanderlieder”


Art Fair Montreal


Grosse Orangerie Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany, “Weightless”


Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany, “Soviet Art Around 1990” (catalogue), (travelled to


Jerusalem)


Henry DeFord III Gallery, Long Island City, NY, “Zero Gravity”


Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, “Carnegie International,” (We Are Leaving Here Forever installation) (catalogue)


Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, “Dislocations,” Installation “The Bridge” (catalogue)


FIAC Paris, France


Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PN, “Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties", (traveled to Newport Beach, CA)


Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden, “TRANS/Mission” (catalogue)


Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, Japan, “Art on Edge” (catalogue)


Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA, “In Public: Seattle 1991,” (The Rope of Life, Children’s Books installation)


Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany, “Kunst, Europa: Sowjetunion”


Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, “Soviet Contemporary Art: From Thaw to Perestroika” (catalogue)


Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, “Contemporary Soviet Art ” (catalogue)


Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany


Karmeliter Kloster Frankfurt, Germany


The Bible Society, Frankfurt, Germany, “Paintings from the Bible,” (traveled to Iserlohn, Germany)


University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI, “Perspectives of Conceptualism”


La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, “50 Artistes Pour Le 25eme Anniversaire” (catalogue)


ttgenstein:The Play of the Unsayable” (catalogue)


 


1990


The New Museum, New York, NY, “Rhetorical Image” (catalogue)


Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, “The Quest for Self Expression: Painting in Moscow and Leningrad 1965-1990”


Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, “In the U.S.S.R. and Beyond” (catalogue)


Orchard Gallery, Derry, Ireland


DAAD-Galerie, Berlin, Germany, “At Last, Freedom” (catalogue)


Seoul Art Festival, Seoul, South Korea, “Works on Hanji Paper” (catalogue)


FIAC Paris, France


Alpha Cubic Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, “Soviet Contemporary Art 1990” (catalogue)


Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, “Adaptation & Negation of Socalist Realism” (catalogue)


Sydney, Australia, “Sydney Biennale 1990” (catalogue)


 


1989


Exit Art, New York, NY, “The Green Show”


Art Contemporain ELAC, Lyon, France, “The Ship”


Wiener Seccession, Vienna, Austria


Sigmund Freud Haus, Vienna, Austria, “Kosuth’s Show”


MNAM Paris, France


First Gallery, Moscow, Russia, “Foto in Painting”


South East Massachusetts University, N. Dartmouth, MA, “Post Utopia: Paintings and Installations by Soviet Conceptualists: Bulatov, Kabakov, Komar & Melamid” (catalogue)


 


1988


Tel Aviv Museum, Israel


Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy


Bern Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland, “Ich Lebe, Ich Sehe: Künstler der Achtziger Jahre in Moskau” (catalogue)


Arco 88, Madrid, Spain


 


1987


FIAC/Galérie de France, Paris, France, “Selections From the Kniga Collection”


 


1986


Palais Attems, Graz, Austria “Steirischer Herbst”


 


1985


Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung der Universität Bielefeld


 


1984


State Museum of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, “Photograph and Art”


 


1983


28 Malaja Gruzinskaja, Moscow. Graphics exhibit


 


1982


One-evening exhibition at the Soviet Artists’ Union, Artist’s Club, Zholtovskij Street, Moscow


Gorky Galleries, Paris, France, “Contemporary Russian Painting 1971-1981”


 


1981


CASE Museum of Soviet Unofficial Art, Jersey City


Villedieu Cultural Center, “New Trends in Unofficial Russian Art 1970-1980”


Soho International Art Center New York, NY, “Russian New Wave”


 


1979


Bochum Museum, Bochum, Germany, “Twenty Years of Independent Art from the Soviet Union”


St.Mary’s College, Washington D.C., “New Art from the Soviet Union: An Exhibition of Nonconformist Art from the 1960s and 1970s” (catalogue)


28 Malaja Gruzinskaja, Moscow, “Light, Form, Space” (catalogue)


Mart Gallery, Rockenberg, “The Square’s Fourth Dimension”


 


1978


Saarland Museum, Saarbruecken, Germany, “Russian Nonconformist Painting”


Palazzo Reale, Turin, Italy, “New Soviet Art”


Lodi, “Aspects and Documentation of Nonconformist Artists from the Soviet Union”


Bellinzona, Switzerland, “New Unofficial Soviet Art”


 


1977


Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, “Unofficial Russian Painting”


Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, “New Soviet Art, An Unofficial Perspective”


The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, “New Art from the Soviet Union”


 


1976


Palais of Congress, Paris, France, “Contemporary Russian Painting”


Montgeron, France, “Russian Museum in Exile”


 


1975


Christian Brandstatter Gallery, Vienna, “Seven from Moscow”


 


1974


Bochum Museum, Freiburg, “Progressive Tendencies in Moscow (1957-1970)”


 


1973


Dina Vierny Gallery, Paris, France, “Russian Avant-garde: Moscow-73”


 


1970


Gmurzynska Gallery, Cologne, W. Germany, “Today’s Russian Avant-garde in Moscow”


R. Ziegler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, “Six Soviet Artists”


 


1969


Pananti Gallery, Florence, Italy, “The New Moscow School”


Behr Gallery, Stuttgart and Interior Gallery, Frankfurt, West Germany, “Moscow’s New School”


 


1968


Moscow, Exhibition with E. Bulatov in the “Blue Bird Cafe”


 


1967


The Renzo Botti Art Group, Cremona, Italy, “Young Moscow Artists”


Segno Gallery, Rome, Italy, “Fifteen Young Moscow Painters”


 


1966


Sopot Poznan, Poland, “Sixteen Moscow Artists”


 


1965


Castello Spagnolo, L’Aquila, Italy, “Contemporary Alternatives/2”


 


 




Public and private collections

AUSTRIA


Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria


 


BELGIUM


Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent 


Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp 


 


FINLAND 


Kiasma, Helsinki


 


FRANCE


Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris




GERMANY


Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg

Ludwig Museum, Cologne

 

GREECE


National Museum of Contemporary Art, Athens


 


ITALY 


Centro per l’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato 


Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Trento


 


NORWAY


Kistefos Museum, Jevnaker


 


RUSSIA


Art4.ru, Moscow 


National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow 


State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow 


SLOVENIA


Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana 


 


SWITZERLAND


Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel




USA


Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Chinata Foundation, Marfa, TX


David Winton Bell Gallery at Brown University, Providence, RI


Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA


Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, Brunswick, NJ


Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY


National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. 


Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA 


 


UK


Tate Britain, London