artist

Andrei Monastyrski (Sumnin)

1949
Born in Petsamo, Murmansk region, USSR

1980
Graduated from Moscow State University, Moscow

since 1976
Member of the Collective Actions group

1981
Compiling of the first MANI (Moscow Archive of New Art) folder

1980–1989
Compiling of the Trips Out of Town (in Five Volumes) of the Collective Actions group

1986–1990
Compiling of the Five Volumes of MANI (Moscow Archive of New Art) folders

Lives and work in Moscow



Selected Solo Exhibitions

1990
Particular Histories (with Conrad Atkinson).  Proletarsky District Exhibition Hall at Peresvetov Lane, Moscow

1991
Art Situation at the MANI Museum. MANI Museum (N. Panitkov’s country mansion), Lobnia, Moscow region;
Artists’ Studio in Bolshaya Bronnaya ulitsa, Moscow
Neighborhood of the Regina Gallery. Regina Gallery, Moscow

1994
Unterschriften. Kunstwerke, Berlin

1995
Andrei Monastyrski, Pavel Peppershtein. Paszti-Bott Gallery, Cologne

1996
The Limb. XL Gallery, Moscow

1998
Gosagroprom. Obscuri Viri Gallery, Moscow

2000
70s and Other Works. Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg

2004
Mouse Hunting (with Vadim Zakharov). Stella Art Foundation, Moscow

2005
Earth Works. Stella Art Foundation, Moscow

2007

Winter of 1983–2008. Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008

Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia

2010

Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2011
Empty Zones. Andrei Monastyrski and Collective Actions. La 54 Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Russo, Venice, Italy



Selected Group Exhibitions

1977

La nuova arte sovietica: una prospettiva non ufficiale. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

1981

Russian New Wave. Contemporary Russian Art Center of America, New York, USA

1982

First AptArt Exhibition. AptArt Gallery (N. Alexeev’s apartment), Moscow

1984

AptArt in Tribeca. Contemporary Russian Art Center of America, New York, USA

1985

AptArt. Moscow Vanguard in the ‘80s. Washington Project for the Arts, Washington

1986

Arts of Today. International exhibitions. Hotel Hilton, Budapest

1987

Art of Today. II International exhibitions. Budapest Galeria, Budapest
Creative Atmosphere and Art Process. First Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club. Proletarsky District Exhibition Hall at Vostochnaya Street, Moscow
Retrospection 1957–1987. Hermitage Amateur Society, Exhibition Hall at 100 Profsoyuznaya,  Moscow
Object 1. Exhibition Hall on 28 Malaya Gruzinskaya, Moscow

1988

Ich lebe - Ich sehe. Kunstmuseum, Bern
Second Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club. Exhibition Hall of the Proletarsky District in Peresvetov Lane, Moscow

1989

Expensive Art (Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club). Moscow Palace of Youth, Moscow
The Green Show. Exit Art, New York, USA; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada

1990

Towards an Object. Sadovniki Gallery (Krasnogvardeisky District Exhibition Hall), Moscow
Catalogue. Moscow Palace of Youth, Moscow
Schizo-China: Hallucination at Power (Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club). Construction pavilion of VDNKh on Frunzenskaya Embankment, Moscow

1990-1991

Between Spring and Summer: Soviet Conceptual Art in the Era of Late Communism. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA

1991

MANI Museum - 40 Moskauer Künstler. Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
BiNationale (Israelische - Sowjetische Kunst um 1990). Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Central House of Artist, Moscow

1991–1993

Perspectives of Conceptualism. The University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu; Clocktower Gallery, P. S. 1, New York; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, USA

1992-1993

a Mosca... a Mosca. Villa Campoleto, Herculaneum; Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy

1993

La 45 Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy

1994

Fluchtpunkt Moscau. Ludwig Forum, Aahen, Germany

1995

No Man’s Land. Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen 
Kunst im Verborgenen. Nonkonformisten Ruβland 1957–1995. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein; documenta-Halle, Kassel; Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany; Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
Kräftmesse. Kunstlerwerkstatt Lothinger Straße 13, Munich, Germany

1997

Collective Actions. Exit Art, New York, USA

1998

Out of Action. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA

1998-2001

Praprintium. Staatsbibliothek, Berlin; Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen;  Museum fuer literatur am Oberrhein, Karlsruhe, Germany; Oesterreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Vienna; Minoritenkloster, Graz, Austria

1999

Global Conceptualism: Points of Origins. Queens Museum of Arts, New York, USA
Kunst im Untergrund. Albertina Museum, Vienna

2000

L‘autre moitié de l‘Europe. Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris
Art of the XX Century. State Tretyakov Galley, Moscow

2001

Art Moscow Workshops. Central House of Artist, Moscow

2002

In Capital Letters. Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Moscow Minimalism. Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Music in Me, Chapter 1. Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst e.V. Bremen, Germany

2003

La 50 Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy
Moskauer Konzeptualismus. Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin

2003-2004

Berlin – Moskau / Moscow - Berlin 1950–2000. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; State Historical Museum, Moscow

2004

CA Objects (Objects in the Actions by the Collective Actions Group). E.K.АrtBureau, Moscow
My Kabakov. Stella Art Foundation, Moscow

2005

Accomplices. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005. Prague
Angels of History. Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
AptArt. 1982–1984. E. K. АrtBureau, Moscow
Russia! Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Reflection. National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Nizhny Novgorod

2006

¡Rusia! Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
Renegades. 25 Years of Performance at Exit Art. Exit Art, New York, USA
The Sun on the Wall. Pavelhaus, Radkersburg Umgebung, Austria; Laikmetīgās mākslas centrs, Riga
The Vincent 2006. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Artists Against The State: Perestroika Revisited. Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA
Venture II. Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana

2007

I Believe! Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
Woe from Wit. State Literary Museum, Moscow
Thinking Realism. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
La 52 Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy
documenta XII. Kassel, Germany
Who’s got the Big Picture? Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Romantischer Konzeptualismus. Kunsthalle Nürnberg, Nurnberg, Germany
Landschaft (Entfernung). Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany
History of Russian Video Art. Volume 1. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2008

Total Enlightenment. Conceptual Art in Moscow 1960–1990.  Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Fundación Juan March, Madrid
Brussels Biennial 1. Brussels
That Obscure Object of Art. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

2009

Collection and Archive of Vadim Zakharov.  National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
History of Russian Video Art. Volume 2. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
The Another Mythology. National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow

2010

Hide and Seek. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
Archstoyanie 2010. Summer. Nikola-Lenivets village, Kaluga Region, Russia
Collection and Archive of German Titov. National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
Field of Action. Moscow Conceptual School and its Context, 1970s-1980s. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow


Collections
Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
State Tretyakov Galley, Moscow
Stella Art Foundation, Moscow


Awards and Prizes
2003
Andrei Bely Prize, Moscow

2008
Soratnik Prize, Moscow

2010
Innovation-2009 Award (Art Theory and Criticism nomination), Moscow