Vagrich Bakhchanyan

Vital Dates
May 23, 1938 - November 12, 2009

CV

  1. Personal Projects
    1968
    Café “Blue Bird,” Moscow
    1973
    Gallery Charley Chevalier, Paris
    1974
    Gallery Gras, Vienna
    Gallery Sazenhofen, Salzburg
    1977
    Gallery Gras, Vienna
    “ART-77,” Basel
    “Save Time”—30 shows on the same day at 30 New York City galleries
    1978
    “First Russian Propaganda Art Performance,” Modern Art Museum, New York
    1982
    Micro Hall Center, Edewecht, Germany
    2003
    The National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
    2007
    ERA Foundation, Moscow, Russia
    2008
    “PICASSO-USSR”, POP/OFF/ART Gallery, Moscow
    “Dreams of Reason”, Moscow House in Sofia, Bulgaria
    and Mediterranean Festival of Russian Visual Art Action Field Kodra 08, Saloniki, Greece
  2. Group Projects
    1965
    “Unofficial Artists and Poets,” Kharkiv, Ukraine
    1974
    “Progressive Trends, Moscow 1957-60,” Museum of Bochum, Germany
    1976
    International Artmarket, Dusseldorf, Germany
    “Contemporary Russian Art,” Palais des Congres, Paris
    International Artfair, Vienna
    1977
    New Art from the Soviet Union, Arts Club of Washington
    Herbert Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, US
    Biennale in Venice “La Nuova Arte Sovietica”
    1978
    “Non-Conformist Art from the Soviet Union,” Lodi, Italy
    “New Non-Official Art from the USSR,” Bellinzona, Switzerland
    Pratt Manhattan Center, New York
    “The New Soviet Art,” Turin, Italy
    1979
    Artists Books at the Modern Art Museum, New York
    1981
    Artists Books at Georges Pompidou Centre, Paris
    “New Russian Wave,” Contemporary Russian Center, New York
    XVI Biennale, Sao Paolo, Brazil

    2

    1982-83
    Samizdat Art, Franklin Furnace Gallery, New York
    Rochester Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York
    Chappaqua Library Gallery, Chappaqua, New York
    Washington Project for the Arts (WPA), Washington. D.C.
    Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, part of  "1984 - A Preview"
    Anderson Gallery, Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
    Andor Gallery, Seattle, WA
    The Western Front Gallery, Vancouver, Canada
    Hewlett Gallery, Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
    Henry Street Settlement, New York, part of  "Funny Books"
    1984
    Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Inc. (LACE,) Los Angeles, CA
    1991
    “Other Art,” Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow
    1995
    “Kunst im Verborgenen—Nonkonformisten Rußland 1957-1995”
    Wilhelm Hack Museum, Ludwigshafen-am-Rhein, Germany
    documenta Halle, Kassel, Germany
    Staatliches Lindenau Museum, Altenburg, Germany
    Manezh Gallery, Moscow
    1996
    “Nonkonformisten, Second Russian Avantgarde, 1955-1988”
    (Bar-Ghera’s art collection)
    Ludwig Museum at the Russian State Museum, St. Petersburg
    Tretiakov State Gallery, Moscow
    Stedel Institute of Art, Frankfurt-am-Meine
    1997
    Galleries of the Bayer Culture Department, Leverkusen, Germany
    Josef Albers Museum, Bottrop, Germany
    Douglas Cooley Memorial Art gallery, Reed College, Portland, Oregon
    1998
    “Präprintium, Moskauer Bücher aus dem Samizdat,” Berlin
    Staatsbibliotek–Preußicher Kulturbesitz
    “Präprintium, Moskauer Bücher aus dem Samizdat,” Bremen Neues Museum
    Wesserburg
    2000
    “Non-conformisti dalla Collezione Bar-Gera,” Verona, Italy
    “Cold War/Hot Culture,” M. Barrick Museum, Las Vegas
    2001
    “Präprintium, Moskauer Bücher aus dem Samizdat,”
    Museum für Literatur am Oberrhein, Karlsruhe, Germany
    2003
    “Multiples”
    Kingsborough College of CUNY, New York
    2005
    Avantgarde im Untergrund
    Russische Nonkonformisten aus der Sammlung Bar-Gera
    Kunstmuseum, Bern
    Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
    New Acquisitions
    Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
    “Author’s Books-II”
    “Moscow Grafika: Artists’ Prints 1961-2005”

    3

    International Print Center New York
    and the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc.
    2006
    “Artists Against the State: Perestroika Revisited”Feldman Gallery, New York
    “Russian Art of the 20th century: Then and Now”
    Ober Gallery, Kent, Connecticut
    National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine
    2007
    “SOTSART” at the Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow
    “SOTSART” at the Maison Rouge, Paris
    “Forbidden Art” at the Sakharov Center, Moscow
    Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
    “Word and Image”
    “Adventures of the Black Square”, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
    “Sztuka Buntu”, Historical Museum, Lodz, Poland
    “Sztuka Buntu”, Regional Museum, Radomski, Poland
    “The Destiny of a Country – the Destiny of an Artist”, Primorskaia State Picture Gallery,
    Vladivostok, Russia
    “Russian America”, Primorskaia State Picture Gallery, Vladivostok, Russia
    2008
    “Russian Artists from Abroad”, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
    Moscow – New York = Parallel Play
    Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art
    “Magazine A to Z” at the Sakharov Center, Moscow
    Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
    “100% Black Square” at POP/OFF/ART Gallery, Moscow
    “Aspei-Transmental-Zapad/Vostok”, Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg
    “Second Russian Avantgarde, 1955-1988”, Slovenska Narodna Galeria, Bratislava, Slovak Rep.
    2010
    “Summa Summarum”, NCCA, Moscow
    “Self-portrait”, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art
    Biennale “Boomerang”, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia
    “Wayward War-2”, Moscow House, Sevastopol, Russia, also in Riga, Sofia, Vienna, Corfu,
    Saloniki, Venice
    2011
    “Press Day”, Gallery “PROUN”@Vinzavod, Moscow, Russia
    “Museum of Artist’s Book”, Museum of Contemporary Art ERART, St. Petersburg, Russia

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