Anatoly Osmolovsky

1969 born in Moscow

Lives and works in Moscow


1990-92 leader of E.A.T. (Expropriation of Art Territories) Movement

1993-94 coordinator of Nezesudik revolutionary competitive program

          Radek magazine, editor-in-chief

1992  4th International Biennale. Istanbul, Turkey

1993 Aperto'93. La 45 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

1993 “Travel to the Brobdingneg Land” performance Mayakovsky Square, Moscow

1995 grantee of Berlin Senate at Kunstlerhais Betanien

1996 Steirische Herbst. Graz, Austria

1998 organizer of "Nongovernmental control commission" group

         organizer of "Vote against everyone! Now" Movement

2000 the founder of "Radek" community

2002 25 Bienal de Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo

2003 Berlin-Moscau/Moscau-Berlin 1950-2000. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

         Utopia Station. La 50 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2005 Angels of History. MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

2006 Sotheby’s New York

2007 Dokumenta XII. Kassel, Germany

        “Kandinsky Prize”- “Best artist of the year”, Moscow

2009 Moscow Biennale III

2009  Lille 3000 EX|PO France

2010  Publisher and editor-in-chief artmagazine “Base”

          (the new publishing project of the theory of art)

          Auction Bric Philips de Pury

         “Modernikon” Fondanzione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Torino, Italy

Selected curatorial projects

1990 Explosion of the "New Wave" (with Grigory Gusarov). French movies festival, Moscow

1993 War is Going On. Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow

1994 The Impudent, Insensitive , Ignorant... Regina Gallery, Moscow

1996 New Revolutionary Radicalism. Conference and seminar, Museum of Mayakovsky, Moscow

Anti-Fascism & Anti-Anti-Fascism. Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2001 Instead of art. Zverev –°enter for Contemporary Arts, Moscow

2002 100 % vision. Regina Gallery, Moscow

2004 Art With No Excuse. Shusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow

2009 Rebellion Mausoleum Stella Art Foundation


Selected personal exhibitions

1991 The Day of Knowledge (E.T.A Movement with Konstantin Zvezdochetov).Regina Gallery, Moscow

1992 Leopards are Burstling Into the Temple... Regina Gallery, Moscow

1994 My Way. Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow

1996 Situative Action fur PDS. Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin

My Bloody Love. XL Gallery, Moscow

1997 Order for the Army of Arts. XL Gallery, Moscow

2001 Workshop Art Moscow. Central House of Artist, Moscow

2003 Seven Deaths in Moscow. XL Gallery, Moscow

2004 Workshop Art Moscow. Central House of Artist, Moscow

The Way Political Positions Turn into Form. Stella Art Gallery, Moscow

Russian Pop-art. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2006 Nathalie Sarrante Golden Fruit. Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow

Elen's Shoulders (with Victor Alimpiev). Stella Art Gallery, Moscow

Hardware. Stella Art Gallery, Moscow

2008 New Works. M.Guelman Gallery, Moscow

Selected group exhibitions

1992 Multiplicity Culture. Itinerari dell arte in un mondo che cambia. Museo del Folklore, Rome

4th International Biennale. Istanbul, Turkey

Territoria Italiano. Magazine "Documentario 2", Milan, Italy

Liasons Dangereaux. Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow

1993 Trio acoustico: Dmitry Gutov, Yury Leiderman, Anatoly Osmolovsky. Centre pour la Creation Contemporaine, Tours, France

Aperto'93. La 45 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Labour and Capital. Central House of Artist, Moscow

Exchange. Moscow

1994 Identity and Selfhood. Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki

Fluchtpunkt Moskau. Ludwig Forum, Aahen, Germany

Exchange II/Datsja. Almere, Flevopolder, Netherlands

1995 No Man's Land. Nikolaj Contemporary Art Centre, Copenhagen

Conjugations: Moscow Art Scene Today. Kraftmessen. Kunstlerwerkstatten, Munich, Germany

Caravanserai of Contemporary Art. Assozione culturale Arte Nova, Pescara, Italy

1996 Steirische Herbst. Graz, Austria

2002 25 Bienal de Sao Paulo. Sao Paulo

Horizons of Reality. Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgium

2003 Utopia Station. La 50 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

Berlin-Moscau/Moscau-Berlin 1950-2000. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin

2004 Berlin-Moscau/Moscau-Berlin 1950-2000. State Historical Museum, Moscow

Za Czerwonym HoryzontemZamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw

2005 Accomplices. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Hope-Stop! Zverev –°enter of Contemporary art, Moscow

Love: between Europe and Asia. IV biennale of contemporary art in Shiryaevo. Shiryaevo, Samara region

Russian Pop-art. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Angels of History. MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

Contested spaces in Post-Soviet Art: Russia Redux #2. Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New-York, USA

2006 Russia! Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

Modus R: Russian Formalism Today. Newton Building, Miami, USA

2007 I Believe! Winzavod Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow

History of Russian Videoart - Volume I. Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Urban Formalism. Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Thinking realism. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

On Geekdom. Benaki Museum, Athens

Progressive Nostalgia. Centro per l'arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

Dokumenta XII. Kassel, Germany

Who's got the Big Picture? MuHKA, Antwerp, Belgium

Selected performances

1989 Terrorism and Text. Theoretical seminar, Moscow State University, Moscow

1991 series of street performances-provocations (with E.A.T. Movement). Moscow

1993 Travel to the Brobdingneg Land (Mayakovsky/Osmolovsky). Mayakovsky Square, Moscow

1996 Tsereteli's Witnesses. Peter the Great Monument, Moscow

1998 Barricade. Gertsen street, Moscow

1999 Against Everyone. Lenin's Mausoleum, Red Square, Moscow