Viktor Pivovarov

Biography

1937

Born in Moscow

1951 - 1957

Studied at M.I.Kalinin School of Applied Arts, Moscow

1957 - 1962

Studied at Graphic Design Institute, Moscow

1982 -

Lives and works in Prague

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2018

"Victor Pivovarov. Moscow Album", Multimedia Art Musuem Moscow, Moscow, Russia

2016

"Victor Pivovarov. The Snail's Trail", Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

2012

"Dictionary of an artist. The drawings of Victor Pivovarov", Pushkin House, London, England

"Philosphical papers of Olga Serebryanaya", Galerie La Brique, Frankfurt, Germany

"Ophelia" with Pavel Pepperstein, Regina Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2011

"Them", State Museum of Modern Art of the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia

2010

"They", The Moravian Gallery, Brno, Czech Republic

"Dedications", Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, Germany

2009

The East Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts, Pardubice, Czech Republic

"A Cockroach for Dinner", Jiri Svestka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2006

"Lemon Eaters", Museum of Modern Art, Moscow; XL-Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2005

"Foxes and Holidays", Pleskot Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

2004

"Dark Rooms", Pecka Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

"Steps of Mechanic", State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

"Dark Rooms", XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia

"Dark Rooms", Dmitry Semionov Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

"A Guinea and a Magician", Galerie ad astra, Kurim, Czech Republic

"Gespräche über eine Zitronenschale", Galerie M. Sandmann, Berlin, Germany

2001

"Philemon", Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen - ifa-Galerie, Berlin, Germany

"Spaziergang ins Nichts. Arbeiten aus den Jahre 1971-2001", Galerie Sandmann, Berlin, Germany

2000

"Objects in a landscape (with Pavel Pepperstein), Obscuri Viri Gallery, Moscow, Russia

"Zwei Agenten" (with Pavel Pepperstein), Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria

1999

"Vater und Sohn" (with Pavel Pepperstein), Kunsthaus Zug, Zug, Switzerland

1998

"Some Details of Melancholy", Gallery Šternberk, Šternberk. Czech Republic

"Lessons of Chinese Language", Galerie Sokolska 26, Ostrava, Czech Republic

"Heaven’s Chelm", exhibitions in five parts, Vaclav Spala Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

1997

"Sonja und die Engel", Leopold-Hoesch-Museum, Düren, Germany and Museé d'Art Moderne, Saint Étienne, France

"Dramatis Personae", Galerie Obscuri Viri, Moscow, Russia

"Metempsychose", National Technical Museum, Prague, Czech Republic

1996

"The Flat No. 22", Galerie der Stadt Wels, Wels, Austria

"Metempsychose", Galerie U dobreho Pastyre, Brno, Czech Republic

"Game on the Water", Galerie Sýpka, Bítýška, Czech Republic

"Skupina Jauza", Gallery Veseli nad Moravou, Czech Republic

"Sonja and the Angels", Gallery Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic

1995

"Illusions that are not lost", Galerie Ruce, Prague, Czech Republic

"The Flat No. 22", Grazer Kunstverein, Graz Kunsthaus Wels, Austria

"A Kind of Diary", Red Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1994

"Agent in Norway", Obscuri Viri Gallery, Moscow, Russia

"Man sieht uns nicht, aber wir sind da", Galerie Krings-Ernst, Cologne, Germany

"I am Animal", Window Gallery, British Council, Prague, Czech Republic

1993

"Metempsychose", L Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1992

"Bilder 1970-1990", Galerie Krings-Ernst, Cologne, Germany

"Unlimited Possibilities of Painting", Behémót Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

"Little Pleasures of Great Grief", Cultural House Opatov, Prague, Czech Republic

1991

"Kleine Weiße Kugeln", Galerie Krings-Ernst, Cologne, Germany

"Drawings", Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C., USA

1990

"Text and Image", House of Arts, Brno, Czech Republic

1989

"Retrospective", Public House in Vysočany, Prague, Czech Republic

1988

"Drawings and Watercolours", Cultural House Opatov, Prague, Czech Republic

Concert (with I. Kabakov), Neue Galerie Schloss Götzental, Luzern, Switzerland

1987

"lllustrations", National Literature Memorial, Prague, Czech Republic

1984

"Drawings and Watercolours", Institute for Macromolecular Chemistry of the Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic

"Pictures 1981-1984", Cultural House of Railways, Prague, Czech Republic

Selected Group Exhibitions

2012

"Text-Bild-Konzepte", Stadtgalerie Mannheim, MAnnheim, Germany

2011

"Ostalgia", New Museum, New York, NY, USA

2009

"Étude to Art Object", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2006

"Artists against the State: Perestroika Revisited", Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, NY, USA

2005

"Essence of Life – Essence of Art", Ludwig Museum, Budapest; Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest; Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

"Berlin-Moskau / Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000", Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany

Tretjakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

"Concept Art. Moskauer Konzeptualismus", Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, Germany

"Retroperspective", House of Art, Brno, Czech Republic

2000

"Dein Wille geschehe...-Das Bild des Vaters in der zeitgenössischen Kunst", Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany

"Melancholy", The Moravian Gallery, Brno, Germany

1999

"Die Suche nach der Freiheit. Moskauer Künstler der 50er-70er Jahre", Moscow, Russia

House of Science and Culture of the Russian Föderation, Berlin; Friedrich- Naumann-Stiftung, Lauenburg, Germany

"Drama Lenin-Stalins Tragödie", Galerie Hohenthal und Bergen, Berlin, Germany

"Kunst im Untergrund. Nonkonformistische Künstler aus der Sowjetunion", Albertina im Akademiehof, Vienna, Austria

1998 - 1999

"Präprintium. Moskauer Bücher aus dem Samizdat", Moscow, Russia

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz, Berlin; Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen; Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten Graz; Prunksaal der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Vienna, Austria

"Das Haupt. 18 zeitgenössische russische Künstler", House of Science and Culture of the Russian Föderation, Berlin, Germany

1995 - 1996

"Flug-Entfernung-Verschwinden. Konzeptuelle Moskauer Kunst", Moscow, Russia

Gallery of the Capital Prague; Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany ; Stadtgalerie im Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany

1995

"Kunst im Verborgenen. Nonkonformisten. Rußland 1957-1995. Sammlung des Staatlichen Zarizino-Museums, Moskau"; Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen; Documenta, Kassel; Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany; Manez Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1994

"Fluchtpunkt Moskau. Werke der Sammlung Ludwig und Arbeiten für Aachen, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen, Germany

1993

"Like Women", Nová sín Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

"Von Malewitsch bis Kabakov. Russische Avantgarde im 20. Jahrhundert. Die Sammlung Ludwig, Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany

1992

"Behémót 92", Behémót Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

"In the Rooms", House of Arts, Bratislava, Slovakia

"Between Äsop and Maugli", Vaclav Spala Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

1991

"The Magic Board", D Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

"New Intimacy", Uluv Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

"Different Art. Moscow 1956-1976", State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

"Mani-Museum. 40 Moskauer Künstler", Karmeliter Kloster, Frankfurt on the Main, Germany

1990

"Ten Artists whom I Remembered on May 3, 1990 at /:00 p.m. ", Galerie Witte de With, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

"The Green Show", Exit Art, New York, NY, USA

1989

"Expensive Art", Palace of the Youth, Moscow, Russia

"Drawings and Objects", KLAVA (Club of the avant-garde), Moscow, Russia

"Perspectives of Conceptualism", KLAVA (Club of the avant-garde), Moscow, Russia

1988

"Ich lebe – Ich sehe. Künstler der achtziger Jahre in Moskau", Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern , Switzerland

1987

"One older – one younger", Public House in Vysočany, Prague, Czech Republic

"Retrospective of Moscow Artists 1957-1987", Beljajewo, Moscow, Russia

1985

"Russian Art. A Survey of Contemporary Axctivities", Washington Project for the Arts, Washington D.C, USA

1982

Galerie Malaja Grusinskaja, Moscow, Russia

1981

"Russian New Wave", Centemporary Russian Art Center of America, Soho Interational Art Center, New York, NY, USA

1980

"Nonconformists", Art Gallery, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, MD, USA

1979

"Colour, Form, Space", Malaja Grusinskaja Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1977

"New Art from the Soviet Union", Arts Club of Washington and Kiplinger Editors Building, Washington D.C, USA

1976

"La nuova arte sovietica, una prospettiva non ufficiale", XXXVII Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

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