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Yuri Avvakumov
Moscow



1957 Ц born in Tiraspol
1981 Ц graduated from Moscow Architecture Institute
since 1982 Ц took part in art/architectural exhibitions, including all presentations of Paper Architecture
1983-88 Ц taught at Moscow Architecture Institute
- reintroduced the term PAPER ARCHITECTURE to describe the genre of conceptual design in the USSR of the 1980s
since 1984 Ц organized exhibitions of PAPER ARCHITECTURE in Moscow, Ljubljana, Paris, Milan, Frankfurt, Antwerp, Cologne, Brussels, Zurich, Cambridge, New Orleans, Austin, Amherst, Volgograd, Venice
since 1988 Ц AGITARCH Studio, Moscow
1993-94 Ц taught at Hochschule fur Gestaltung, Karlsruhe
since 1993 Ц UTOPIA FOUNDATION, Moscow

Selected personal exhibitions:

1989 Ц AGITARCH. Linssen Gallery, Cologne /
LA CUPOLA, LA GONDOLA. DC MELZ, Moscow
1991 Ц WALLS AND LADDERS (with Alyona Kirtsova).
State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
1992 Ц ILLIQUID ASSETS (with Sergey Shutov), 1st Gallery, Moscow
1992-93 Ц TEMPORARY MONUMENTS. Russian Museum, St. Petersburg / State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
1994 Ц 1:43. Karlheinz Meyer Gallery, Karlsruhe
1996-2000 Ц RUSSIAN UTOPIA: A DEPOSITORY. Russian Pavilion, Venice Biennale / Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam / State Museum of Architecture, Moscow / Museum and Exhibition Center, Volgograd / State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg www.utopia.ru
1999 Ц A. S. PUSHKIN AND MONEY. XL Gallery, Moscow
2000 Ц MiSCeLLaNeouS, State Museum of Architecture, Moscow

Selected group exhibitions:

1982-83 Ц DOLLS HOUSE. RIBA, London
1986 Ц PAPER ARCHITECTURE. IN SEARCH OF IDENTITY. SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana
1988 Ц FANTASY VS. UTOPIA. Palazzo dell' Arte, XVII Triennale di Milano
1989 Ц ARCHITECTURE AND IMAGINATION. De Tien van Fort Asperen, Leerdam
1989 Ц ARCHITECTURE ET UTOPIE. Pavilion de l' Arsenal, Paris/
1989 Ц PAPIERARCHITEKTURE. NEUE PROJECTE AUS DES SOWJETUNION. Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main
1990 Ц AVANTGARDE 20/90. Manege, Moscow / IN DE USSR EN ERBUITEN. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / CONSTRUIR! Fondation pour l'architecture, Brussels
1990-91 Ц BETWEEN SPRING AND SUMMER: SOVIET CONCEPTUAL ART IN THE ERA OF LATE COMMUNISM. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA / ICA, Boston, MA / Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA
1991 Ц VISION VON RAUM. FIAC, Paris / Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne
1992 Ц PAPER ARCHITECTURE. ALMA MATER. Moscow Architectural Institute
1991 Ц 3-rd INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE. Istanbul
1993-94 Ц ASPECTS ACTUELS DE LA MOUVANCE CONSTRUITE INTERNATIONALE. Musee des Beaux-Arts de Vevriers / Centre de la Gravure et de l'Image Imprimee, La Louviere
1994 Ц UTOPIA FACTORY. RUSSIAN VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE.
State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
1995 Ц ARTE RUSSA. Villa Zorn, Sesto San Jiovanni /
EINBLICKE. WERKSTATT MOSKAU II. Akademie der Kunste, Berlin
1996 Ц DIE KUNST DES FLIEGENS. Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen
1996 Ц THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE FUTURE CITY. Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo / Hiroshima Museum of Art / Gifu Prefectural Museum
1996 Ц SENSING THE FUTURE. ARCHITECT AS SEISMOGRAPH. VI International Exhibition of Architecture, Venice
1997 Ц LIVING BRIDGES. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2000 Ц VIEW FROM HERE. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2000 Ц FIFTH ELEMENT Ц ART OR MONEY. Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf
2001 Ц FAMILY ALBUM: BROOKLYN COLLECTS, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
2002 Ц ART MOSCOW STUDIOS. Central House of the Artist, Moscow
2002 Ц MELIORATION. Klyazma, Moscow region
2003 Ц FORM SPECIFIC, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana
2003 Ц UTOPIA STATION, Venice Biennale
2004 Ц IMAGINE LIMERICK, City Gallery of Art, Limerick

Selected public collections:

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg / State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow / State Museum of Architecture, Moscow / Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt-on-Main / Victoria & Albert Museum, London / ZKM Museum of New Art, Karlsruhe / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Trento and Rovereto etc.

Exhibition design:

1984 Ц VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY AND INDUSTRIAL ART. (with Eugene Bogdanov and Stas Chermensky). V. Mayakovsky Museum, Moscow
1985 Ц YOUNG ARCHITECTS EXHIBITION. Central House of the Artist, Moscow
1989 Ц LYUBOV' POPOVA. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
1990 Ц TOWARDS THE OBJECT. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1991 Ц OLGA ROZANOVA. Tverskaya 25, Moscow
1993 Ц VLADIMIR TATLIN. RETROSPECTIVE. Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
1994 Ц VLADIMIR TATLIN. RETROSPECTIVE. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
1995 Ц MICHAIL VRUBEL'. RETROSPECTIVE. (with Alyona Kirtsova).
Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
1996 Ц MOEBIUS HERMES. Paris. Travel exhibition
since 1996 Ц Presentations of the Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
1999 Ц 16 STORIES ABOUT MOSCOW. Staatskanzlei, Munich
2000 Ц FIFTH ELEMENT. ART OR MONEY. Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
2000 Ц BEYOND THE FALL. Royal Festival Hall, London
2002 Ц HISTORY OF THE GARDNER'S FIGURE. Moscow Art Center
2004 Ц JACK OF DIAMONDS, (with Alyona Kirtsova). Salle Expo Antoine 1er, Monaco

Curatorial projects:

1984 Ц PAPER ARCHITECTURE. YOUTH Magazine Editorial House, Moscow
1986 Ц PAPER ARCHITECTURE. IN SEARCH OF IDENTITY. SCUC Gallery, Ljubljana
1988 Ц PAPER ARCHITECTURE. FANTASIES AND UTOPIAS. La Villette, Paris/
PAPER ARCHITECTURE. FANTASY VS. UTOPIA. Palazzo dell'Arte, Milan
1989 Ц PAPER ARCHITECTURE. NEW PROJECTS FROM THE
USSR. Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt
1990 Ц NEW ARCHITECTURAL FANTASY. Linssen, Cologne/
CONSTRUIR! Foundation pour l'Architecture, Brussels /
AVANTGARDE 20/90. Manege, Moscow
1990-91 Ц PAPER ARCHITECTURE. Architekturforum, Zurich/
List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge/
Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans/
Huntington Gallery, Austin/
Fine Arts Center, Amherst
PAPER ARCHITECTURE. ALMA MATER. Moscow Architectural Institute
1994 Ц UTOPIA FACTORY. RUSSIAN VISIONARY
ARCHITECTURE in XX CENTURY. State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
1998 Ц EPOPEE OF THE GREAT EPOCH. Pavillon des'Arts, Paris
2000 Ц BEYOND THE FALL. Royal Festival Hall, London
2000-03 Ц PHOTOPROGRAM 24. State Museum of Architecture / Moscow House of Photography
www.24photo.ru

Architectural projects:

1984 Ц MATRYOSHKA-HOUSE. UNESCO Competition 'Cities and Dwellings for Tomorrow, Bronze Medal
CLUB-CITY. ј+U Competition 'Style for the Year 2001', Tokyo, 1st prize
GAGARIN CENTER. UA USSR Competition, 1st prize
1993 Ц CENTRAL PARK OF SCULPTURE, Moscow /
FIRST GALLERY OF THE UTOPIA FOUNDATION, Moscow
1997 Ц KRASNAYA GORKA BRIDGE, The British Council Competition
'Living Bridges', 1st prize
2002 Ц MAJOR PRONIN restaurant, Moscow
K. Malevich Ц SUPREMATIST ARCHITECTURAL MODEL,
reconstruction project


Links:
Yuri Avvakumov on "24 photo"

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