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Avvakumov Yuri á

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1957 born in Tiraspol

since 1968 has lived in Moscow

1981 graduated from the Moscow College of Architecture

1983-88 was teaching at that College

1988 started a free-lance practice in Moscow by opening the Agitarch studio
jointly with S.Podyomshikov

1993 became director of the "Utopia" fund for avantgarde art, Moscow

1993-94 was professor at the Hochschule fur Gestaltung, Carlsruhe, Germany

Selected personal exhibitions:
1989 AGITARCH. Linssen Gallery, Cologne
LA CUPOLA, LA GONDOLA. DC MELZ, Moscow

1991 WALLS AND LADDERS (with Alyona Kirtsova). State Museum of Architecture, Moscow

1992 ILLIQUID ASSETS (with Sergey Shutov), 1st Gallery, Moscow

1992-93 TEMPORARY MONUMENTS. Russian Museum, St. Petersburg / State Museum of Architecture, Moscow

1994 1:43. Karlheinz Meyer Gallery, Karlsruhe

1996-2000 RUSSIAN UTOPIA: A DEPOSITORY. Russian Pavilion, Venice Biennale / Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam / State Museum of Architecture, Moscow / Museum and Exhibition Center, Volgograd / State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg www.utopia.ru

1999 A. S. PUSHKIN AND MONEY. XL Gallery, Moscow

2000 MiSCeLLaNeouS, State Museum of Architecture, Moscow

2016 The Towers. Krokin gallery, Moscow

Selected group exhibitions:
1982-83 DOLLS HOUSE. RIBA, London

1986 PAPER ARCHITECTURE. IN SEARCH OF IDENTITY. SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana

1988 FANTASY VS. UTOPIA. Palazzo dell` Arte, XVII Triennale di Milano

1989 ARCHITECTURE AND IMAGINATION. De Tien van Fort Asperen, Leerdam
ARCHITECTURE ET UTOPIE. Pavilion de l` Arsenal, Paris
PAPIERARCHITEKTURE. NEUE PROJECTE AUS DES SOWJETUNION. Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main

1990 AVANTGARDE 20/90. Manege, Moscow
IN DE USSR EN ERBUITEN. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
CONSTRUIR! Fondation pour l??architecture, Brussels

1990-91 BETWEEN SPRING AND SUMMER: SOVIET CONCEPTUAL ART IN THE ERA OF LATE COMMUNISM. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma
WA / ICA, Boston, MA / Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

1991 VISION VON RAUM. FIAC, Paris / Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne
3-rd INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE. Istanbul

1992 PAPER ARCHITECTURE. ALMA MATER. Moscow Architectural Institute

1993-94 ASPECTS ACTUELS DE LA MOUVANCE CONSTRUITE INTERNATIONALE. Musee des Beaux-Arts de Vevriers / Centre de la Gravure et de l??Image Imprimee, La Louviere

1994 UTOPIA FACTORY. RUSSIAN VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE. State Museum of Architecture, Moscow

1995 ARTE RUSSA. Villa Zorn, Sesto San Jiovanni
EINBLICKE. WERKSTATT MOSKAU II. Akademie der Kunste, Berlin

1996 DIE KUNST DES FLIEGENS. Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE FUTURE CITY. Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo / Hiroshima Museum of Art / Gifu Prefectural Museum
SENSING THE FUTURE. ARCHITECT AS SEISMOGRAPH. VI International Exhibition of Architecture, Venice

1997 LIVING BRIDGES. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2000 VIEW FROM HERE. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
FIFTH ELEMENT - ART OR MONEY. Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf

2001 FAMILY ALBUM: BROOKLYN COLLECTS, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York

2002 ART MOSCOW STUDIOS. Central House of the Artist, Moscow
MELIORATION. Klyazma, Moscow region

2003 FORM SPECIFIC, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana 2003
UTOPIA STATION, Venice Biennale

2004 - IMAGINE LIMERICK, City Gallery of Art, Limerick

2011 "Earth. Space. Gagarin". Krokin gallery. Moscow

2013 "The Sky". Group project of Krokin gallery in Moscow Planetarium. Moscow

2015 "The Toy". Krokin gallery. Moscow


Exhibition design:
1984 - VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY AND INDUSTRIAL ART. (with Eugene Bogdanov and Stas Chermensky). V. Mayakovsky Museum, Moscow

1985 YOUNG ARCHITECTS EXHIBITION. Central House of the Artist, Moscow

1989 LYUBOV` POPOVA. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

1990 TOWARDS THE OBJECT. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1991 OLGA ROZANOVA. Tverskaya 25, Moscow

1993 VLADIMIR TATLIN. RETROSPECTIVE. Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf

1994 VLADIMIR TATLIN. RETROSPECTIVE. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

1995 MICHAIL VRUBEL`. RETROSPECTIVE. (with Alyona Kirtsova). Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf

1996 MOEBIUS HERMES. Paris. Travel exhibition since
Presentations of the Moscow House of Photography, Moscow

1999 16 STORIES ABOUT MOSCOW. Staatskanzlei, Munich

2000 FIFTH ELEMENT. ART OR MONEY. Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
BEYOND THE FALL. Royal Festival Hall, London

2002 HISTORY OF THE GARDNERĘ?S FIGURE. Moscow Art Center

2004 JACK OF DIAMONDS, (with Alyona Kirtsova). Salle Expo Antoine 1er, Monaco

Curatorial projects:
1984 PAPER ARCHITECTURE. YOUTH Magazine Editorial House, Moscow

1986 PAPER ARCHITECTURE. IN SEARCH OF IDENTITY. SCUC Gallery, Ljubljana

1988 PAPER ARCHITECTURE. FANTASIES AND UTOPIAS. La Villette, Paris/ - PAPER ARCHITECTURE. FANTASY VS. UTOPIA. Palazzo dell`Arte, Milan

1989 PAPER ARCHITECTURE. NEW PROJECTS FROM THE USSR. Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt

1990 NEW ARCHITECTURAL FANTASY. Linssen, Cologne/ - CONSTRUIR! Foundation pour l`Architecture, Brussels
AVANTGARDE 20/90. Manege, Moscow

1990-91 PAPER ARCHITECTURE. Architekturforum, Zurich/ List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge/ Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans/ Huntington Gallery, Austin/ Fine Arts Center, Amherst
PAPER ARCHITECTURE. ALMA MATER. Moscow Architectural Institute

1994 UTOPIA FACTORY. RUSSIAN VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE in XX CENTURY. State Museum of Architecture, Moscow

1998 EPOPEE OF THE GREAT EPOCH. Pavillon des`Arts, Paris

2000 BEYOND THE FALL. Royal Festival Hall, London

2000-03 - PHOTOPROGRAM 24. State Museum of Architecture / Moscow House of Photography


Architectural projects:
1984 MATRYOSHKA-HOUSE. UNESCO Competition `Cities and Dwellings for Tomorrow`, Bronze Medal
CLUB-CITY. ­+U Competition `Style for the Year 2001, Tokyo, 1st prize
GAGARIN CENTER. UA USSR Competition, 1st prize

1993 CENTRAL PARK OF SCULPTURE, Moscow
FIRST GALLERY OF THE UTOPIA FOUNDATION, Moscow

1997 - KRASNAYA GORKA BRIDGE, The British Council Competition ?░Living Bridges?+, 1st prize

2002 - K. Malevich - SUPREMATIST ARCHITECTURAL MODEL, reconstruction project Exhibition design:

1984 - VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY AND INDUSTRIAL ART. (with Eugene Bogdanov and Stas Chermensky). V. Mayakovsky Museum, Moscow

1985 YOUNG ARCHITECTS EXHIBITION. Central House of the Artist, Moscow

1989 LYUBOV` POPOVA. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

1990 TOWARDS THE OBJECT. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

1991 - OLGA ROZANOVA. Tverskaya 25, Moscow

1993 VLADIMIR TATLIN. RETROSPECTIVE. Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf

1994 VLADIMIR TATLIN. RETROSPECTIVE. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

1995 MICHAIL VRUBEL`. RETROSPECTIVE. (with Alyona Kirtsova). Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf

1996 MOEBIUS HERMES. Paris. Travel exhibition since 1996 - Presentations of the Moscow House of Photography, Moscow

1999 16 STORIES ABOUT MOSCOW. Staatskanzlei, Munich

2000 FIFTH ELEMENT. ART OR MONEY. Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
BEYOND THE FALL. Royal Festival Hall, London

2002 HISTORY OF THE GARDNER??S FIGURE. Moscow Art Center
MAJOR PRONIN restaurant, Moscow

2004 JACK OF DIAMONDS, (with Alyona Kirtsova). Salle Expo Antoine 1er, Monaco

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