Nikolai Panitkov

Born in Vienna

Graduated from the State Institute of Culture, Moscow

since 1976
Member of the Collective Actions group


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

Lives and works in Moscow

Solo Exhibitions
Non-Artistic Exhibition of Nikolai Panitkov. E.K.ArtBureau and New Space in Maly Kiselny, Moscow

Selected Group Exhibitions

La nuova arte Sovietica: Una prospettiva non ufficiale. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy


Nouvelles Tendences de l'Art Russe Non-Officiel. 1970 - 1980. Centre Culturel de la Villedieu, Elancourt, France
25 Years of Soviet Unofficial Art. 1956 - 1981. Museum of Soviet Unofficial Art, Jersey City, USA
Russian New Wave. Contemporary Russian Art Center, New York, USA


Russian Samizdat Art. Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York; Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester; Chappaqua Gallery, Westchester; Washington Project for the Arts, Washington; Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York;
Anderson Gallery, Commonwealth University, Richmond; Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh; LACE Gallery, Los Angeles, USA


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 St., Moscow


Exhibition in a Russian Bath (Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club). Men's Section of the Sandunovsky Baths, Moscow
Second Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club. Exhibition Hall of the Proletarsky District in Peresvetov Lane, Moscow


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


Towards an Object. Sadovniki Gallery  (Krasnogvardeisky district Exhibition Hall), Moscow
Schizo-China: Hallucination at Power (Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club). Construction pavilion of VDNKh on Frunzenskaya Embankment, Moscow
Artisti russi contemporanei. Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci. Prato, Italy


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


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


BiNationale (Israelische - Sowjetische Kunst um 1990). Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Düsseldorf, Germany;  The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Central House of Artist, Moscow


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


II Cetinjski Bijenale. Cetinje, Montenegro


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
in Moskau... in Moskau... Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany


Collective Actions. Exit Art, New York, USA


Fauna. New Manege State Exhibition Hall, Moscow; Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw


Global Conceptualism: Points of Origins. Queens Museum of Art, New York; Walker Art Center,  Minneapolis; Miami Art Museumm Miami, USA


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


CA Objects (Objects in the Actions by the Collective Actions Group). E.K.АrtBureau, Moscow


Warszawa-Moskwa / Moscow-Warsaw. 1900 - 2000. Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, Warsaw; State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


Total Enlightenment. Conceptual Art in Moscow 1960 – 1990. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Fundación Juan March, Madrid


Interpreting Object in the Moscow Conceptual School. From the MANI Museum Collection. Fabrika Project, Moscow
1st Charity Exhibition in Support of the MANI Museum. Part I. Fabrika Project, Moscow


Field of Action. Moscow Conceptual School and its Context, 1970s-1980s. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow

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