artist

Nikita Alekseev

1953
Born in Moscow

1968–1972

Studied at the Year 1905 Art College (Section of Industrial Graphics and Advertising), Moscow

1973–1976

Studied at the Moscow Polygraphic Institute (Department of Artistic and Technical Design of Printed Matter), Moscow

1976–1983

Member of the Collective Actions group

1979

Co-organizer of the Moscow Archive of New Art (MANI) Museum

1982–1984

Co-founder and director of AptArt Gallery

1987–1993

Lived in France

Lives and works in Moscow



Selected Solo Exhibitions
1984
For the Soul and Body (with Konstantin Zvezdochetov).
AptArt Gallery (N. Alekseev’s apartment), Moscow

1989

Liebe und Tod des Nikita Alekseev. Galerie Roesinger, Cologne, Germany

1992

Cross-shaped Songs. L-Gallery, Moscow
Palais de I’arbre balai. La Base Centre d’Art Contemporain, Levallois-Perret, France

1994

Heaviness and Tenderness. L Gallery, Moscow
Two Moons. XL Gallery, Moscow

2003
Antemortem Drawings. Let Every Thing that Has Breath Praise the Lord. Ulitsa O.G.I. Gallery, Moscow

2004

Final Cut. E.K.Art Bureau, Moscow
Towels. Recollections of Summer. XL Gallery, Moscow

2005

Twelve from Holzheim (with Ignat Daniltsev). Moscow House of Photography, Moscow

2006

Black Towels for Karachokheli. E.K.ArtBureau, Moscow

2007

54 Winters. Museum Centre of the Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow
Screens. Shusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
Silver-Gold. 33,702 Putins and Other Histories. Paperworks Gallery, Moscow

2008
There Is There Ain't None There Is. GMG Gallery, Moscow

2009

Views of Zarechye. National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
Trinity Paintings and Verses. Fabrika Project, Moscow

2010

Much-Little-Little-Much. Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
Impressions. GMG Gallery, Moscow



Selected Group Exhibitions
1977
La nuova arte Sovietica: Una prospettiva non ufficiale.  La Biennale di Venezia, Venice

1981

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

1982

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

1983

Come Yesterday and You’ll Be First. City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, USA

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
Russian Art Show. Danceteria, New York

1986

Art against Commerce. Bitza Park, Moscow

1987

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

1988

5 Russes à Toulouse. Centre Culturel de L’Aerospatiale, Toulouse, France

1989

Expensive Art (Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club).  Moscow Palace of Youth, Moscow

1991

MANI Museum - 40 Moskauer Künstler.  Frankfurter Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

1992–1993

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

1993

Adresse provisoire pour l’art contemporain russe. Musée de la Poste, Paris

1994

II Cetinjski Bijenale. Cetinje, Montenegro

1995

Kunst im verborgenen. Nonkonformisten Ruβland 1957–1995.  Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein; documenta-Рalle, Kassel; Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany; Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow

1996

Fluxus: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.  History without Borders. Central House of Artist, Moscow

1997

Ecology of the Void (Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club).  Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow

1999

Artist’s Book of the 1970s–1990s.  Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

2003

Moskauer Konzeptualismus. Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin

2005

AptArt. 1982–1984. E.K.ArtBureau, Moscow
Apartment Exhibitions. 1956–1979.
Museum Centre of the Russian State University for Humanities, Moscow
Accomplices. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005. Prague

2007
      
Woe from Wit. State Literary Museum, Moscow
1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art. Thessaloniki, Greece
Sots Art. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; La Maison Rouge, Paris

2009

Azioni molto semplici senza uno scopo preciso. Artra, Milan, Italy
Archive and Collection of Vadim Zakharov. National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow

2010

Handmade Book. National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow

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