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Biography

 1969 born in Moscow

Lives and works in Moscow

Retrospective

Main

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 Sothebys 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 Horyzontem. Zamek 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

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Performance Reading by Fire

February 15, 1991  performance Reading by Fire
February 15, 1991  performance Reading by Fire
February 15, 1991  performance Reading by Fire
February 15, 1991  performance Reading by Fire

film festival Nouvelle Vague (New Wave Explosion) - happening True fashion show

1990 .    Happening True fashion show on New Wave Explosion festival
1990 .    Happening True fashion show on New Wave Explosion festival
1990 .    Happening True fashion show on New Wave Explosion festival
1990 .   Happening True fashion show on New Wave Explosion festival
1990 .   Happening True fashion show on New Wave Explosion festival
1990 .   Happening True fashion show on New Wave Explosion festival

action Tombstone of Russian Democracy

Action Tombstone of Russian Democracy October 1, 1991
Action Tombstone of Russian Democracy October 1, 1991
Action Tombstone of Russian Democracy October 1, 1991
Action Tombstone of Russian Democracy October 1, 1991
Action Tombstone of Russian Democracy October 1, 1991
Action Tombstone of Russian Democracy October 1, 1991

Action Forefinger

January 15, 1991  action Forefinger
January 15, 1991  action Forefinger
January 15, 1991  action Forefinger
January 15, 1991  action Forefinger
January 15, 1991  action Forefinger
January 15, 1991  action Forefinger

album "opening"

E.T.I. and Zvezdochetov  at the exhibition The Day of Knowledge September 1-15, 1991
the exhibition The Day of Knowledge September 1-15, 1991  image-photo for the invitation card
the exhibition The Day of Knowledge September 1-15, 1991
A. Mareev and V. Koshlyakov at the exhibition The Day of Knowledge September 1-15, 1991
A. Osmolovsky and D. Gutov at the exhibition The Day of Knowledge September 1-15, 1991
A. Ter-Ogonyan and Guriev at the exhibition The Day of Knowledge September 1-15, 1991

The action E.T.I. - TEXT

1991  action E.T.I.  text on Red Square, MK photographer
1991  action E.T.I.  text on Red Square, photo of our activist
Activists of ETI movement after arrest near to Red Square police department

Action Silent Parade

Action Silent Parade (Crawling)  November 10, 1991
Action Silent Parade (Crawling)  November 10, 1991
Action Silent Parade (Crawling)  November 10, 1991
Action Silent Parade (Crawling)  November 10, 1991
Action Silent Parade (Crawling)  November 10, 1991
Action Silent Parade (Crawling)  November 10, 1991

Action Clearing

January, 1992 - action Clearing
January, 1992 - action Clearing
January, 1992 - action Clearing

Ideological Carrier - the project for the magazine Flash Art 166, 1992

Ideological Carrier 11 - the project for the magazine Flash Art, 1992

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1992 1994 (Necesiudik)

1992 2001 (Personal projects)

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2002 2012 (Personal projects)


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1991 action E.T.I. text on Red Square, MK photographer

A. Sigutin at the exhibition The Day of Knowledge September 1-15, 1991

- action-happening Barricade on Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street


12/02/2015
Artists Talk: Anatoly Osmolovsky

 Artists Talk: Anatoly Osmolovsky

27 Feb 20156:30 pm | Nash & Brandon Rooms | £8.00 to £10.00

Book Tickets

Russian artist, writer and theorist Anatoly Osmolovsky delivers a lecture examining the history of Russian Actionism and its value system. Osmolovsky began his career as a writer in the (then) Soviet Union and has been engaged in radical publishing and collective art-making throughout his career. The artist was involved with the Radek Community of the 1990s and early 2000s, collectivising Moscow Actionist-inspired artists who made a number of key public protest performances. Osmolovsky lead the younger artists in actions like Barricades (1998) and Against Everyone (1999), for which the group stormed the Lenin mausoleum, unfurling a banner with the titular words printed in large letters. Osmolovsky has since founded the independent art school Institute BAZA (2012).


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19/11/2014
Post Pop: East Meets West (26 November 2014 - 23 February 2015, Saatchi Gallery, London)

Post Pop: East Meets West

26 November 2014 - 23 February 2015

Post Pop: East Meets WestThe exhibition brings together 250 works by 110 artists from China, the Former Soviet Union, Taiwan, the UK and the USA in a comprehensive survey celebrating Pop Art's legacy. Post Pop: East Meets West examines why of all the twentieth century's art movements, Pop Art has had such a powerful influence over artists from world regions that have had very different and sometimes opposing ideologies.

The exhibition celebrates the art being produced in these four distinct regions since the heyday of Pop, and presents them in relation to each other through the framework of six themes: Habitat; Advertising and Consumerism; Celebrity and Mass Media; Art History; Religion and Ideology; Sex and the Body.


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20/09/2014
9/09-30/11 2014,Mike Nelson selects the first in a series of four displays of the V-A-C collection at the Whitechapel Gallery

Mike Nelson selects from the V-A-C collection:
Again, more things (a table ruin)

Known for his atmospheric, immersive installations British artist Mike Nelson (b. 1967) transforms the gallery with sculptures drawn from the V-A-C collection.

The space, with a rough wooden floor and mass of modelled figures, is suggestive of an artist’s studio, but it is filled with sculptures of the body by some of the 20th century’s greatest artists.

Displayed on this common ground, Constantin Brancusi’s The First Cry (1917) dissolves the human form into elliptical shapes, and Alberto Giacometti’s Femme Debout (1957) elongates a woman’s body into abstraction. While contemporary artist Pawel Althamer’s depiction of three figures around a campfire becomes a focal point around which the other sculptures – by artists including Petr Galadzhev and Anatoly Osmolovsky - seem to be gathered.The display highlights the V-A-C collection, Moscow, as part of the Whitechapel Gallery’s programme of opening up rarely seen collections from around the world.

The publication for this exhibition will available from the end of September.  More (press-release)


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02/04/2012
Exhibition BLIND HOLE - 31/03/2012 04/06/2012, Thomas Brambilla gallery, Bergamo, Italia

Thomas Brambilla gallery is proud to announce on Saturday 31 March 2012 the opening of the
group show Blind hole, with William Anastasi, Lucio Fontana, Udomsak Krisanamis, Anatoly
Osmolovsky, Nathan Peter, Grayson Revoir.

31/03/2012 04/06/2012
Opening: Saturday 31 March 2012 h.18.30.
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday h.14:00-19:00.

Thomas Brambilla
Via Casalino 25
24121 Bergamo Italia
Ph: +39 035 247418
www.thomasbrambilla.com
info@thomasbrambilla.com


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07/07/2011
Ostalgia VIP Preview Invite

New Museum will present Ostalgia, an exhibition that brings together the work of more than fifty artists from twenty countries across Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Republics. Contesting the format of a conventional geographical survey, the exhibition will include works produced by Western European artists who have depicted the reality and the myth of the East.

The exhibition takes its title from the German word ostalgie, a term that emerged in the 1990s to describe a sense of longing and nostalgia for the era before the collapse of the Communist Bloc. Twenty years ago, a process of dissolution began, leading to the break-up of the Soviet Union and of many other countries that had been united under communist governments. From the Baltic republics to the Balkans, from Central Europe to Central Asia, entire regions and nations were reconfigured, their constitutions rewritten, their borders redrawn. Ostalgia looks at the art produced in and about some of these countries, many of which did not formally exist two decades ago. Mixing private confessions and collective traumas, the exhibition traces a psychological landscape in which individuals and entire societies negotiate new relationships to history, geography, and ideology.


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28/10/2010
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