Victor Alimpiev Biography
Exhibitions
Bibliography
Selected Works

Victor Alimpiev Born in Moscow in 1973. Graduated from the Art School of memory of 1905, Moscow and “New Art Strategies” at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow. Lives and works in Moscow. In 2005 TATE Modern acquired Victor Alimpiev’s video “Sweet Nightingale”. In 2007 Centre Pompidou included video “My Breath” in its collection.

 
Solo shows:

2014

  • Selected Works. High Line Art. New York, USA

2013               

  • There’s Nothing Behind You. Winzavod, Moscow, Russia

2011               

  • Magic Rustle. REGINA Gallery. Moscow, Russia
  • SEVERAL. REGINA Gallery. London, UK
  • Traces. Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest, France
  • Vot. EX3 Center for Contemporary Art, Florence, Italy
2010
  • VOT! Citykirche. Monchengladbach, Germany
  • Malerei. MMIII Kunstverein Monchengladbach, Germany
  • Motor Empathy. Galerie Sollertis. Toulouse, France
  • AD HOC. REGINA Gallery. Moscow, Russia
 2009
  • To Trample Down an Arable Land. Ikon Gallery. Birmingham, UK
  • To Trample Down an Arable Land. 3rd Moscow Biennale. Red October exhibition space. Moscow, Russia
  • To Trample Down an Arable Land. Studio la Citta. Verona, Italy
  • They Met in the Middle. Guelman Progects. Moscow, Russia
2008
  • Encounters: Victor Alimpiev. Modern Art Oxford. Oxford, UK
  • Whose Is This Exhalation? Cultural Foundation EKATERINA. Moscow, Russia
  • My Breath. Studio La Citta. Verona, Italy
2007
  • Victor Alimpiev. S.M.A.K. Stedelijk Museum for Actuele Kunst. Gent, Belgium
  • Two Songs. Art Laboratory Berlin. Berlin, Germany
  • Screening within the cycle 'Prospectif Cinema'. Centre Pompidou. Paris, France
2006
  • Helen's Shoulders (with Anatoly Osmolovsky). Stella Art Gallery. Moscow, Russia
  • Wetterleuchten. Badischer Kunstverein. Karlsruhe, Germany
  • Victor Alimpiev. O.K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst. Linz, Austria
  • Der Wind weht nicht am Parkett! Galerie Anita Beckers. Frankfurt, Germany
2005
  • Shining. Contemporary City Foundation. Moscow, Russia Sweet Nightingale. REGINA Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2004
  • The far off fight. Guelman Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2003
  • To Oleg. Guelman Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2002
  • Ode (in collaboration with Marian Zhunin). ТV Gallery. Moscow, Russia
 
 
Group Shows (selection):

2014

  • Upward. Museum of Moscow. Moscow, Russia

2013               

  • The Encyclopedic Palace. 55th Venice Biennale (Main Project). Venice, Italy
  • More light. 5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Main Project). Manege. Moscow, Russia
  • More light (For a Different Space-time). 5 Moscow Biennale Film Program. Manege/MediaArtLab. Moscow, Russia
  • FILMWEEK. Curated by Catharina Gebbers. Wentrup Gallery. Berlin, Germany
  • Transition Project. Yapi Kredi Kültür Merkezi. Istanbul, Turkey

2012                           

  • The Freedom of Sound – John Cage behind the Iron Curtain. Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
  • Stage Presence: Theatricality in Art and Media. MoMA, San Francisco, USA
  • After the Lessons. Video Sweet Nightingale. Czech Center Gallery. Prague, Czech Republic
2011
  • Ostalgia. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, USA
  • Modernikon, Contemporary Art from Russia. Casa dei Tre Oci, Venice, Italy
  • Expanded Cinema. Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • Eyes Looking for a Head to Inhabit. Muzeum Sztuki, Lodz, Poland
2010
  • Time, Forward! ICA. Moscow, Russia
  • Art to spend time. M'ARS Center for Contemporary Arts. Moscow, Russia
  • Workers and Philosophers. Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO. Skolkovo, Moscow Region, Russia
  • Etats de l'Artifice. Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Paris, France
  • Weak Rot Front. Impakt Festival. Utrecht, Netherlands
  • 67th Venice International Film Festival. Venice, Italy
  • My breath. Regensburger Kurzfilmwoche. Regensburg, Germany
  • Futurologia. Garage Center for Contemporary Culture - GCCC. Moscow, Russia
  • Visual/Conceptual. National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA). Moscow, Russia
  • VoTH. Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • History of Russian Video Art. Volume 3. Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
  • Au présent - Centre d'Art Passerelle, Brest, Belorussia
  • Modernikon, Contemporary Art from Russia. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
  • More of an activity: the artist as choreographer.  Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima, Japan
  • Walking a fine line. Parables of the Sublime and the Subversive in Russian Video Art. Espace Croisé, Roubaix, France
  • Objects in Mirror Are Closer than They Appear: About videoart in Russia - Futura, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Swedbank Art Award 2009 exhibition. Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC), Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Visual/Conceptual - National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Moscow Branch, Moscow, Russia

2009

  • Re-Imagining October. Calvert 22 Foundation. London, UK
  • Swedbank Art Award 2009 exhibition. Contemporary Art Center Vilnius (CAC). Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Kandinsky Prize in London. Louise Blouin Foundation. London, UK
  • Cargo / cargo manifest / cargo vision. Autocenter. Berlin, Germany
  • Love Letters: ampliamento e allestimento della nuova collezione del MACRO. MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma. Rome, Italy
  • 21 RUSSIA. Group exhibition of the contemporary Russian artists. PinchukArtCentre. Kiev, Ukraine
2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2001
  • International Short Film Festival Oberhausen. Oberhausen Germany
2008
  • Brussels Biennial 1. Brussels Bienniale. Brussels, Belgium
  • God and Goods – Spirituality and Mass Confusion. Villa Manin Centro d’Arte Contemporanea. Coidropo, Italy
  • A(rt)R(ussia)T(oday)-index. LNMA Latvian National Museum of Arts. Riga, Latvia
  • Worlds on video – International Video Art. Centro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina (CCCS). Florence, Italy
2008, 2006, 2005
  • Impackt Festival. Utrecht, Netherlands
2007
  • Paul Klee - Theater here, there and everywhere. Zentrum Paul Klee. Bern, Switzerland
  • HER(HIS)TORY. Museum of Cycladic art. Athens, Greece
  • International and National Projects. P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. New York, USA
  • Silence. Listening to the Show. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. Turin, Italy
  • Talking Pictures. Theatrical Stagings in Contemporary Film and Video Art. K21, Kunst Sammlung Nordreihn-Westfalen. Dusseldorf, Germany
  • On Geekdom. Art Athina at the Helexpo Center. Athens, Greece
  • Une histoire à soi. La Galerie. Noisy-le-Sec, France 2nd Moscow Biennale. The Main Project. Moscow, Russia
  • I believe. Winzavod. Moscow, Russia
2006
  • 4th Berlin Biennale. Berlin, Germany
  • Russia! Guggenheim museum. Bilbao, Spain
  • Fremd bin ich eingezogen. Kunsthalle Fridericianum. Kassel, Germany
  • Confined Innocence. Art Gallery of Windsor. Windsor, Canada
  • October Salon 2006. October Salon. Belgrad, Serbia
  • 5 Tage bis zum Ende der Kunst. Indirect speech. Kunsthalle Fridericianum. Kassel, Germany
2005
  • Hardwired. Firstdraft gallery. Sydney, Australia
  • We're talking about music. Theatre play (in collaboration with Marian Zhunin). 37 Theater festival. Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
  • Russia! Guggenheim museum. New York, USA
  • Film Festival Rotterdam. Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Rock Music. Center in Galerija P74. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • The Comedy. Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia
2005-2004
  • Impakt Festival. Utrecht, The Netherlands
2004
  • Russia 2. Moscow Biennale. Moscow, Russia
  • 7 sins. Moderna Galerija. Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Born to be a Star. Kunstlerhaus. Vienna, Austria
  • Manifesta 5. Donostia - San Sebastiàn, Spain
  • Body display. Secession. Vienna, Austria
  • Movimento/Movimenti. Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Renato Guttuso – Villa Cattolica. Bagheria, Italy
  • Russian Videoart. Art in General Gallery. Chelsea Art Museum. New York, USA
2003
  • Individual systems. 50th Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy
  • Horizon of realities. MUKHA Museum of Contemporary Art of Antwerp. Antwerp, Belgium
2001
  • The Urgent Reporting. Mobile exhibition on cities of Russia. The Russian Federation. Moscow, Russia
  • New York Festival of Russian Films. The Ziegfeld Theater and Clearview Cinemas. New York, USA
  • Week of Russian Сinema. Forum Stadtpark. Graz, Austria
  • Up-and-coming. Film Festival Hannover. Hannover, Germany
  • SuperVision. Symposium on videoart and new technologies. Yugnosakhalinsk - Moscow, Russia
 
Public collections:
  • The Cultural Foundation EKATERINA, Moscow, Russia
  • Museum of Actual Art Art4.ru, Moscow, Russia
  • Foundation Sandretto re Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy
  • Trussardi Foundation, Milan, Italy
  • MUHKA Museum of Contemporary Art. Antwerp, Belgium
  • National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
  • TATE Modern, London, UK
  • Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow, Russia
  • MMOMA Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • Pompidou Centre, Paris, France