Yuri Avvakumov


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

Selected personal exhibitions:

1989 AGITARCH. Linssen Gallery, Cologne /
LA CUPOLA, LA GONDOLA. DC MELZ, Moscow
1991 WALLS AND LADDERS (with Alyona Kirtsova).
State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
1992 ILLIQUID ASSETS (with Sergey Shutov), 1st Gallery, Moscow
1992-93 TEMPORARY MONUMENTS. Russian Museum, St. Petersburg / State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
1994 1:43. Karlheinz Meyer Gallery, Karlsruhe
1996-2000 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 A. S. PUSHKIN AND MONEY. XL Gallery, Moscow
2000 MiSCeLLaNeouS, State Museum of Architecture, Moscow

Selected group exhibitions:

1982-83 DOLLS HOUSE. RIBA, London
1986 PAPER ARCHITECTURE. IN SEARCH OF IDENTITY. SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana
1988 FANTASY VS. UTOPIA. Palazzo dell' Arte, XVII Triennale di Milano
1989 ARCHITECTURE AND IMAGINATION. De Tien van Fort Asperen, Leerdam
1989 ARCHITECTURE ET UTOPIE. Pavilion de l' Arsenal, Paris/
1989 PAPIERARCHITEKTURE. NEUE PROJECTE AUS DES SOWJETUNION. Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main
1990 AVANTGARDE 20/90. Manege, Moscow / IN DE USSR EN ERBUITEN. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam / CONSTRUIR! Fondation pour l'architecture, Brussels
1990-91 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 VISION VON RAUM. FIAC, Paris / Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne
1992 PAPER ARCHITECTURE. ALMA MATER. Moscow Architectural Institute
1991 3-rd INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE. Istanbul
1993-94 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 UTOPIA FACTORY. RUSSIAN VISIONARY ARCHITECTURE.
State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
1995 ARTE RUSSA. Villa Zorn, Sesto San Jiovanni /
EINBLICKE. WERKSTATT MOSKAU II. Akademie der Kunste, Berlin
1996 DIE KUNST DES FLIEGENS. Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen
1996 THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE FUTURE CITY. Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo / Hiroshima Museum of Art / Gifu Prefectural Museum
1996 SENSING THE FUTURE. ARCHITECT AS SEISMOGRAPH. VI International Exhibition of Architecture, Venice
1997 LIVING BRIDGES. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2000 VIEW FROM HERE. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2000 FIFTH ELEMENT ART OR MONEY. Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf
2001 FAMILY ALBUM: BROOKLYN COLLECTS, Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
2002 ART MOSCOW STUDIOS. Central House of the Artist, Moscow
2002 MELIORATION. Klyazma, Moscow region
2003 FORM SPECIFIC, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana
2003 UTOPIA STATION, Venice Biennale
2004 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 VLADIMIR MAYAKOVSKY AND INDUSTRIAL ART. (with Eugene Bogdanov and Stas Chermensky). V. Mayakovsky Museum, Moscow
1985 YOUNG ARCHITECTS EXHIBITION. Central House of the Artist, Moscow
1989 LYUBOV' POPOVA. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
1990 TOWARDS THE OBJECT. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1991 OLGA ROZANOVA. Tverskaya 25, Moscow
1993 VLADIMIR TATLIN. RETROSPECTIVE. Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
1994 VLADIMIR TATLIN. RETROSPECTIVE. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
1995 MICHAIL VRUBEL'. RETROSPECTIVE. (with Alyona Kirtsova).
Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
1996 MOEBIUS HERMES. Paris. Travel exhibition
since 1996 Presentations of the Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
1999 16 STORIES ABOUT MOSCOW. Staatskanzlei, Munich
2000 FIFTH ELEMENT. ART OR MONEY. Stadtische Kunsthalle Dusseldorf
2000 BEYOND THE FALL. Royal Festival Hall, London
2002 HISTORY OF THE GARDNER'S FIGURE. Moscow Art Center
2004 JACK OF DIAMONDS, (with Alyona Kirtsova). Salle Expo Antoine 1er, Monaco

Curatorial projects:

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

Architectural projects:

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



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