ARTISTS

1962

born in Kostroma (Russia), lives and works in Berlin

1989

graduated from the Academy of Arts (Repin Institute), Department of Painting, Saint-Petersburg

1991

founds the "TUT-I-TAM" Group, begins to develop his concept of "inventorying". Numerates natural objects. Introduces the notion of "introspective action"

1992

makes water self-destructing installations, begins to develop the idea of "feathering"

1994

makes a series of wide-scale actions "The Feathering of Names Symbols". Intensively uses feathers, begins theoretical and laboratory investigations in the "organic way"

1997

develops the theory of "The Spiral-Driven Development of Colour"

2000-2004

expands his special vision of the pictorial space, connected with the figure and time on the basis of experiments and theoretic investigations of colour. Develops the idea of "Figurative-numerical painting"

2003

leaving for Berlin

2005

a member of the Union of Artists of Germany

2011

the “UNO” installation was nominated for the Kandinsky Prize, Project of a Year, Moscow

 

Solo shows (selected)

 

2012

Alexei Kostroma. Selected Works. NK Gallery, Antwerpen

Feathered Diary. Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, FilmKunstFest, Schwerin, Germany

Black Diary. Pecherskiy Gallery, Moscow

Keep Smile. German Embassy, Moscow

2011

Home Cosmic Lab, Matthew Bown Gallery, Berlin

2010

The Way to the Sign. Works from 1988-2010. Galerie Sandmann, Berlin

Feathered Chaos. Wilde Gallery, Berlin

2008

What a Nice Day. Galerie Sandmann, Berlin

“Speed of Falling”, multimedia installation, “Dolce Vita”, video. VII International

Month of Photography “Photobiennale-2008”, Zurab Gallery, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow

2007

“Feathering the Bus Station”, installation, “Big Play”, performance. V Biennale of Contemporary Art in Shiryaevo, Russia

Fucking Dreams. Moscow International Festival “Fashion & Style in Photography”, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow

2006

H5N1. Sweet Sleep. Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow

RED. Mein Kampf. VI International Month of Photography in Moscow “Photobiennale-2006”, Yakut Gallery, Moscow

2004

Feel Yourself. Gallery Art Digital (GAD), Berlin

2002

The Fractal Geometry of Leaves. Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis Museum, Amsterdam

Smoke, Feather and Butterflies. State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg

2001

A Life 2000 Meters Long. Hair Chronicle. State Museum of Military History, Saint-Petersburg

2000

Organic Way. A Glance at the Sun. Harry Blom Gallery, Brussels

1999

Organic Way. Penguin Spiral. State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg

1998

Pinguingang. Galerie im Kornhaus, Kirchheim, Germany

1996

Feathering and Organica. Kuenstlertreff-Reihe 22 Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

1994

Feathering Exhibition. State Museum of the History of Saint-Petersburg

 

Group shows (selected)

 

2011

Beyond Express, Rizzordi Art Foundation, Saint-Petersburg

PROCHES, Docs en Seine, Paris

5th Kandinsky Prize, nominated for the “Project of a Year”, Central House of Artists, Moscow

Necessary Art, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Gorky Park

ARTHOUSE Squat Forum, 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

Phantom Monuments, GARAGE Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow

2010

Sanatorium of Art. A Glance at the Sun installation. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

BRIC. Saatchi Gallery, London

2009

INVENTORY #2. Wilde Gallery, Berlin

New Old Cold War. 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Red October, Moscow

Not Toys!?. 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Art About Art. Ludwig Museum in State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg

Krieg der Engel. Aktuelle Russische Kunst. Kunstverein "Talstrasse" e.V., Halle, Gemany

2008

INVENTORY #1. Wilde Gallery, Berlin

Russian Dreams… Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA

2007

Adventure of the Black Square. State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg

2006

BERLIN:TENDENZEN. La Capella, Barcelona

2005

Collage of the 20th Century. State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg

Free Will. Arena Berlin. M.A.I.S.VI. Berlin

2004

White Wood. Schloss and Gut Liebenberg, Germany

Na kurort! Russische Kunst heute, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

2003

Neutral Zone Flowers. Gallery in Parliament, Berlin

KO: MA – a Diary of a Life. Alexanderplatz-Bunker, Berlin

Directions. Inside – Outside. State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg, Espoo Art Museum, Galleria Otso, Espoo, Finland

2002

Feathering Aggression. Liverpool Biennial, Basement IX, Liverpool, UK

Crystallization. Birth of a Snowflake, Rauma Biennale Balticum, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

1999

Organica: The Non-Objective World of Nature in the Russian Avant-Garde of the 20th Century, Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne, Germany

1996

Metaphern des Entruecktseins: Aktuelle Kunst aus Sankt Petersburg, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

1999

Organic Way. Penguin Spiral. State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg

1998

Pinguingang. Galerie im Kornhaus, Kirchheim, Germany

1996

Feathering and Organica. Kuenstlertreff-Reihe 22 Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

 

Public collections:

 

State Hermitage, Saint-Petersburg

State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg

State Museum of the History of Saint-Petersburg

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

Moscow House of Photography Museum, Moscow

 

Auction Sales:

 

Sotheby's, London, 2007, 2008, 2009 (catalogues) 

Phillips de Pury, London 2010 (catalogue) 

Phillips de Pury, Moscow 2010 (catalogue)