Born in 1958 - Russian Federation
Timur Novikov, Russian (1958 - 2002) was born in Leningrad.
From 1965 he studied drawing in the circle of The House Of Pioneers of The Dzerzhinskiy District of Leningrad. In 1973 entered The Club Of Young Art Critics at The State Russian Museum. In 1977 became a member of the "Letopis'" ("Chronicle") artistic group. In 1978 began to organize underground exhibitions.
In 1980-82 Timur Novikov worked at The State Russian Museum. In 1980 got acquainted with Mariya Alexandrovna Spendiarova, a follower of M. Larionov, who influenced him strongly and helped him in his artistic education. In 1982 formed the "New Artists" group which was orientated towards folk traditions and M. Larionov's theories. The members of this group were O. Kotel'nikov, Ye. Kozlov, S. Bugayev-Africa, V. Ovchinnikov, K. Khazanovich, V. Gutsevich, I. Savchenkov, V. Tsoy, G. Guryanov, A. Krisanov.
In 1982 he organized in his flat the constantly working gallery "ASSA" which existed until 1987. In 1983 he organized the "New Composers" avant-gardist music group, from the same year started to collaborate with S. Kuryokhin's "Popular Mechanics" orchestra, and also worked with the "Kino" ("Cinema") group as the artist-designer of concerts.
In 1984 Timur Novikov founded "New Theatre", staged a number of plays: "The Ballet Of The Three Inseparables", "Anna Karenina", "The Idiot", "The Shooting Skier", - in which he combined the aesthetics of "New Artists" with alternative fashion. In 1985 founded The New Academy of All Kinds of Arts.
In 1987 took part in the work at the film "?SS?" by the director S. Solovyov as artist and actor. The film "?SS?" was awarded the first "Nika" Prize in the history of Russian cinema for its design.
From 1988 started travelling with exhibitions through various countries where he continued his artistic education. Listened to lectures by John Cage, Daniel Buren, Hans Haake. In 1990-91 studied at a special course with Pontuce Hulten at The Paris Institute For Studying Plastic Arts.
In 1989 together with Yu. Lesnik and V. Mamyshev organized "The Pirate Television". Wrote screenplays, engaged in film direction, acted, and created the design of video films. In 1989 started to take an activepart in organizing rave movement, designed rave parties, including the famous Gagarin-Party in Moscow in 1991.
In 1989 founded The New Academy of Fine Arts which should preserve classical traditions in contemporary art. With this aim The Academy conducts exhibitional and educational activity. Professors O. Maslov, V. Kuznetsov, G. Guryanov, O. Tobreluts, B. Matveyeva, D. Yegel'skiy, Ye. Ostrov, A. Medvedev and a number of talented students from Russia, Austria, Germany and France take part in The Academy's work.
In 1993 The St Petersburg Museum of The New Academy of Fine Arts in Pushkinskaya, 10 was opened. Exhibitions by the professors and students of The Academy as well as by many outstanding artists (Karl Lagerfeld, Gianni Versace, Bruce Weber, Richard Avedon, Pierre et Gilles, Alexander Ivanov, Raphael Santi, Mariya Sinyakova-Urechina, Tsi - Bai - Shi, Fyodor Tolstoy, Moisey Nappelbaum and many others) were held there. The New Academy conducts broad exhibitional activity in other museums of Russia and abroad.
In 1997 The New Academy opened studying classes at The State Russian Museum in Mikhaylovskiy Castle. In 1997 Novikov took an active part in the organizing of "The European Society of Preserving Classical Aesthetics". A. Nebol'sin, A. Zaytsev, Yu. Strausova, Ye. Sheff and many others took part in The Society's work. From 1998 together with A. Khlobystin issues the newspaper "The Artistic Will".
In 1998 The State Russian Museum issues the book of T. Novikov's theoretical essays "The New Russian Classicism". From 1999 Novikov in collaboration with A. Medvedev works at the books "The Stealing of Europe", volumes I and II, "The Stealing of Reason".
In 2000 issues the book "Horizons" with his own lectures given in The Leningrad Free University in 1989, devoted to the problems of perspective, and the book "Intercontacts" on the history of the international artistic connexions of Leningrad/St Petersburg in the last quarter of the 20th century. From 2000 gives lectures on the history of art in various educational institutions of St Petersburg, Moscow and Russia.
In 2002 together with A. Medvedev writes the first Russian-language biography of The King Luedwig the Second of Bavaria.
In 2002 opens the first Museum of Contemporary Art in St Petersburg.
Timur Novikov. Zero Object - Multimedia Art Museum - Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
Timur Novikov - Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Russian Saints - Anya Stonelake / White Space Gallery, London
Timur Novikov - Aidan Gallery, Moscow
"Erlier Novikov" - the works by Timur Novikov 80th: painting, graphic - D137 ART CLUB, St. Petersburg
Timur Novikov - Euro-China - Aidan Gallery, Moscow
Timur Novikov. Flying and Sailing (engraving, hand-stitching). - D137 ART CLUB, St. Petersburg
Image of Timur Novikov in the Late XXth ?entury Art. - D137 ART CLUB, St. Petersburg
Timur Novikov - Forgotten ideals of happy childhood - Aidan Gallery, Moscow
Timur Novikov - Madonna’s - Aidan Gallery, Moscow
Timur Novikov - I-20 Gallery, New York City, NY
Timur Novikov - Emperors portraits - Aidan Gallery, Moscow
Manifesta 10 - The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
My artwork – I myself.” The image of George Gurianov in the art of 1980s – 2010s - D137 ART CLUB, St. Petersburg
Born To Fly... And Crawl - Benois Wing, St. Petersburg
The Unseen - Guangzhou Triennial - Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, Guangdong
Russian Cosmos - Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin
Artisartisart - Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow
October - Anya Stonelake / White Space Gallery, London
New Artists - Anya Stonelake / White Space Gallery, London
Videnie - Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm
Future depends on you. New Rules - Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow
Movie Painting - National Center For Contemporary Art (NCCA) - Moscow Branch, Moscow
Art about art - Marble Palace, St. Petersburg
New Acquisitions – Rarely Seen Works - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest
the Avantgarde: The Russian Schizorevolution: an exhibition that might have been - Marres - Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht
Étude to Art Object - Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow
Excuse me, are you famous? Selected works 1990 – 2005 - Galerie Invaliden1, Berlin
GLASNOST / PERESTROIKA - Diehl + Gallery One, Moscow
Every Picture Tells A Story - Riga Gallery, Riga
Sots Art. Art politique en Russie de 1972 à aujourd'hui - La Maison Rouge, Paris
The XII Mänttä Art Festival - Mänttä Art Festival, Mänttä
Die Kunst zu Sammeln - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
"Every Picture Tells a Story" - D137 ART CLUB, St. Petersburg
2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art - Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow
Positive Processes - National Centre of Photography of the Russian Federation, St. Petersburg
Artists Against The State: Perestroika Revisited - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
Russia! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
Neoclassicism. Part I - Ruarts Gallery, Moscow
Secrets of the '90s' - Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem - MMKA, Arnhem
From Leningrad to St. Petersburg - 25 Years of Art - CAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NY
Berlin-Moskau Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000 - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
The Russian Patient - Anya Stonelake / White Space Gallery, London
Eye | to | I - 30 Fotografen Stellen aus - Raab Galerie, Berlin
The four seasons - Oulo Taidemuseo - Oulu City Art Museum, Oulu City
“The Gallery “D137” is on Nevsky” - Group exhibition - D137 ART CLUB, St. Petersburg
Wunderwelt / Die Fremdheit des Alltäglichen - Art Agents Gallery, Hamburg
Group show - Museum het Domein, Sittard
Neues Moskau - ifa-Galerie Berlin, Berlin
Contemporary Art Department - Recent Acquisitions - Benois Wing, St. Petersburg
Contemporary Art Department: Recent Acquisitions - Mickhailovsky Palace, St. Petersburg
ROTE LIEBE - Leinwände - Arbeiten auf Papier - Photographien - Raab Galerie, Berlin
Aids-Worlds; Betwee Resignation and hope - CACT Centro d´Arte Contemporanea Ticino, Bellinzona
Andrej Barov & Timur Navikov - Oscar Wilde bittet zum Tee - Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne
Stadt - Raab Galerie, Berlin
After Perestroika: Kitchenmaids or Stateswomen - MSVU Art Gallery, Halifax, NS
Layers: Contemporary Collage from St. Petersburg - Fine Arts Building, Baltimore, MD
Acquisitions Gallery - The Leslie/Lohman Gay Art Foundation, New York City, NY
The Green Show - Exit Art, New York City, NY
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