Born January 12, 1953, in Moscow.
From 1964 to 1967, studied at the Moscow Arts High School of the Surikov Moscow Arts Institute.
From 1968 to 1972, studied at the 1905 Memorial Moscow Oblast Arts Institute, in the industrial graphics and advertising department.
From 1973 to 1976, studied at the Moscow Printing Institute (the artistic-technical print design faculty), but didn’t graduate.
From the early 1970s, published samizdat books and albums. From 1976 to 1983, was a participant in the Collective Actions group.
In 1979, was one of the organizers of the Moscow Archive of New Art.
From 1982 to 1984, was one of the founders and the director of the АРТART Gallery, located in a single-room apartment on Ulitsa Dm. Ulyanova.
From 1986 to 1987, was a participant in the concerts of the Central Russian Upland and Pop Mechanics groups.
From 1996 to 2004, was head of the culture department of the weekly magazine iNOSTRANETS. Author of the books “Rows of Memory” (2008), Hic Rodus – hic salta” (2011).
Nominee for the 2009 Innovation state prize in the sphere of modern art.
Nominee for the 2010 Kandinsky Prize.
Lives and works in Moscow.
Awards, prizes, grants
2004 grant recipient of the Kulturamt der Landeshauptstadt, Dusseldorf
2004 grant of the Iosif Brodsky Foundation, American Academy in Rome (visiting fellow)
2014 grant recipient of Das Bayerische Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst, Das Internationale Künstlerhaus Villa Concordia, Bamberg
Selected personal exhibitions
1984 For the Soul and Body (together with Konstantin Zvezdochetov). APTART Gallery (apartment of N. Alexeyev), Moscow
1992 Cruciform Songs. L-Gallery, Moscow
1994 Two Moons. XL Gallery, Moscow
2003 Death Drawings. Every Breath Glorifies God. Ulitsa O.G.I. Gallery, Moscow
2004 Montage. E. K. Art Bureau, Moscow
2005 God Yes-Yes. Photosynthesis. Phase 2. E. K. Art Bureau, Moscow
2007 54 Winters. Museum Center of the Russian State Humanities University, Moscow. Screens. Shchusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
2008 There Is. There Isn’t. There Isn’t. GMG Gallery, Moscow
2009 Views of Zarech’e. National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
2010 A lot-a little-a little-a lot. Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
2011 Mediterranean Questions and Answers. Silver Age Literature Museum (a branch of the State Literature Museum), Moscow
Paper Chapels. Gridchinhall, Moscow Region
2013 Eurasian Songs. KUAD Gallery, Istambul
2014 Das Ufer. Villa Concordia, Bamber
2014 A Modest Russian Landscape. Gridchinhall, Moscow Region
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
National Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Multimedia Art Museum/Moscow House of Photography
Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow
The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
The Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham
Fondo Sandretti dell ‘900 russo, Milan
Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
The Leonid Talochkin Collection “Different Art”, the Museum-Exhibition Center of the Russian State Humanities University, Moscow
Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museum zu BerlinThe Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. Museo d’arte moderna e contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART), Fondo Sandretti del ’900 russo, Rovereto