artist

Elena Elagina

1949
Born in Moscow

1964–1976

Worked with Ernst Neizvestny

1967–1972

Studied with Alisa Poret

1972–1975

Studied at the Orekhovo-Zuyevo Pedagogical Institute, Orekhovo-Zuyevo, Moscow region

since 1979

Member of the Collective Actions group

since 1987

Member of the Avantgardists’ Club

2000

Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Artistic Projects Foundation, Moscow

Lives and works in Moscow



Selected Solo Exhibitions
1996
Laboratory of the Great Undertaking. Obscuri Viri Gallery, Moscow

2002

Iron Fly (with Igor Makarevich). XL Gallery, Moscow

2003

Pagan (with Igor Makarevich). XL Gallery, Moscow

2005

Within the Limits of the Beautiful (with Igor Makarevich). State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2008–2009

Mushrooms of the Russian Avant-Garde (with Igor Makarevich). ARTIculate Foundation, Rochelle School, London; Sandmann Galerie, Berlin

2009

in situ (with Igor Makarevich). Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna



Selected Group Exhibitions
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 on 100 Profsoyuznaya Street, Moscow

1990

Towards an Object. Sadovniki Gallery (Krasnogvardeisky District Exhibition Hall), Moscow
Female Worker. Exhibition Room on 26 Oktyabrskaya Street, Moscow
In de USSR en Erbuiten. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam

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
Solitary Pursuits. Na Solyanke Exhibiton Hall, Moscow

1991–1993

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

1992

Hearts of Four. Officers’ Club of the Frunze Academy, Moscow

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

ClAva 96. Exhibition Room of the Proletarsky District in Peresvetov Lane, Moscow

1997

Collective Actions. Exit Art, New York, USA

1999

Gender Boundaries. Gallery of the Svobodnaya Kultura Association, St. Petersburg

2001

V KUKART International Arts Festival. Tsarskoye Selo, Leningrad region, Russia

2002

Femme Art. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

2003

Caution, Religion! Sakharov Museum and Public Center, Moscow

2004

Esotericum. Tarot Cards. 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
That Obscure Object of Art. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

2009
Gender Check. Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
La 53 Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy

2010

ŽEN d’АРТ. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2011

Blizzard. Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod
Empty Zones. Andrei Monastyrski and Collective Actions. La 54 Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Russo, Venice, Italy