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Ilya Kabakov

Born in 1933 - Ukraine

BIOGRAPHY

Ilya Kabakov was born in Dnepropetrovsk, Soviet Union, in 1933. He studied at the VA Surikov Art Academy in Moscow, and began his career as a children's book illustrator during the 1950's. He was part of a group of Conceptual artists in Moscow who worked outside the official Soviet art system.

In 1985 he received his first solo show exhibition at Dina Vierny Gallery, Paris, and he moved to the West two years later taking up a six months residency at Kunstverein Graz, Austria. In 1988 Kabakov began working with his future wife Emilia (they were to be married in 1992). From this point onwards, all their work was collaborative, in different proportions according to the specific project involved.

Today Kabakov is recognized as the most important Russian artist to have emerged in the late 20th century. His installations speak as much about conditions in post-Stalinist Russia as they do about the human condition universally.

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EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

2014
Ilya Kabakov - Hilfiker Kunstprojekte, Lucerne
Angelología: Utopía Y Ángeles - Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Paintings About The Sun - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg
Ilya Kabakov und Schweizer Sammlungen - Kunsthaus Zug, Zug
Kabakov - Musée Maillol - Fondation Dina Vierny, Paris
2013
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: A Collective Memory - Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, Sharjah
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - The Pace Gallery - 32 East 57th Street, New York City, NY
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - The Happiest Man - Ambika P3, London
2012
Ilya Kabakow - Spaßvogel Gorokhov - Städtische Galerie Delmenhorst, Delmenhorst
Ilya e Emilia Kabakov - The Happiest Man - Hangar Bicocca | spazio d’arte contemporanea, Milan
Recent Paintings: Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris, Paris
Ilya Kabakov - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
A return to paintig - Eine Rückkehr zur Malerei - Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Galleria Lia Rumma - Milan, Milan
2011
The Study of Kabakov, - Edelman Arts, New York City, NY
Kabakov - Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, DC
Gates And Doors - Mickhailovsky Palace, St. Petersburg
2010
Angelology - The Model, Sligo
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - The Canon - Kewenig Galerie, Cologne
The Flying Paintings - Sprovieri - London, London
Ilya Kabakov - ORBIS PICTUS - Kunsthaus Zug, Zug
The Flying Paintings - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg
The Flying Paintings - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris, Paris
The Blue Carpet - MACRO Museo d´Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome
2009
Under the Snow - Sprovieri - London, London
Ilya Kabakov : 52 entretiens dans une cuisine communautaire = 52 interviews in a community kitchen - CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux
No Comment - Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Dusseldorf
The Tennis Game - Galleria Continua - Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov. Under the Snow - Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern, Palma de Mallorca
ILYA & EMILIA KABAKOV - Galleria Continua - San Gimignano, San Gimignano
Art About Art - Mickhailovsky Palace, St. Petersburg
lya & Emilia Kabakov - Bajo la nieve - CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga
2008
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Sprovieri - London, London
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Atlas Sztuki, Lodz
Tennis Game - Marat Guelman Gallery - Moscow, Moscow
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Retrospective - Garage Center for Contemporary Culture - GCCC, Moscow
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov. Tha Canon - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - Under the Snow - Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere
Ilya Kabakov - Orbis Pictus - Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
2007
lya & Emilia KABAKOV presents: Ilya KABAKOV ORBIS PICTUS - Children's Book Illustrator as a Social Character - Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
llustrator as a Social Character - Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
Ilya und Emilia Kabakov - Under the snow / Unter dem Schnee - Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Orbis Pictus - The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Hayama
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Center of Cosmic Energy - Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, MA
2006
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Installation & Theater - Versicherungskammer Kulturstiftung - Kunstfoyer, Munich
Ilya Kabakov - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris, Paris
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Rooms No 2 & 3 - Kewenig Galerie, Cologne
Ilya Kabakov - Paintings - Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NY
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - The Thaw - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Atlas Sztuki, Lodz
2005
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - Sprovieri - London, London
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - The Utopian City and other projects - Albion - London, London
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - The House of Dreams - Serpentine Gallery, London
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - The strange museum - Galleria Lia Rumma Milano, Milan
Ilya Und Emilia Kabakov: Unrealized Projects - Utopische Architekturen - Minoriten Kultur, Graz
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Saint Francois d’Assise - Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
Ilya et Emilia Kabakov - Où sommes-nous ? - les Abattoirs de Toulouse, Toulouse
Ilya und Emilia Kabakov - Die Architekturprojekte - Kunsthaus Zug, Zug
ILYA KABAKOV - Galeri Artist - Berlin, Berlin
2004
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. We Are Free! - Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
Ilya e Emilia Kabakov - Where is your place? - MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
The Teacher and the Student - MOCA - Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Cleveland, OH
Ilya und Emilia Kabakov - Die Architekturprojekte - Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - An Incident in the Museum and other Installations - The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - Where is our Place - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Ilya Kabakov’s Album Theater - Sitting-in-the-Closet Primakov - ShugoArts, Tokyo
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - 20 Ways to Get an Apple Listening to the Music of Mozart - Sean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NY
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov - The Empty Museum - SculptureCenter, New York City, NY
2003
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Center of Cosmic Energy - mit Katalog - Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Dusseldorf
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Where is our place - Fondazione Querini Stampalia ONLUS, Venice
2002
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris, Paris
Ilya Kabakov im Zentrum russischer Künstlerpublikationen - Weserburg | Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen
Ilya Kabakov - ORBIS PICTUS - Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg
Universalsystem zur Darstellung von allem - Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen
Ilya Kabakov - Meet the Angel (small installations and paperworks) - Gary Tatintsian Gallery Inc., Moscow
Ilya Kabakov - Children's Books and Related Drawings, 1956®1982 - The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
2001
Ilya Kabakov - Installation - 20. August 1968 - Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Dusseldorf
Ilya Kabakov - The RISD Museum - University of Rhode Island, Providence, RI
Ilya Kabakov - Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz
Ilya Kabakov - Palais Thinnfeld, Graz
2000
Charles Rosenthal - Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main
Ilya Kabakov - Galleria Lia Rumma - Naples, Naples
The Boat of My Life - an installation by Ilya Kabakov - Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Ilya Kabakov - 1969–1998 - Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
The Palace of Projects - Public Art Fund, New York City, NY
Ilya Kabakov: The Boat of My Life - Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO
Ilya Kabakov - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Monument To A Lost Civilization - The Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, Adelaide, SA
1999
Das angeflogene Archiv - Galerie der Stadt Backnang, Backnang
The Boat of My Life - Ilya Kabakov - List Art Center - Brown University, Providence, RI
Ilya Kabakov - Der Rote Waggon - Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
Ilya Kabakov - Life and Creativity of Charles Rosenthal - Mito Geijutsu-kan, Mito
Ilya Kabakov - Zeichnungen - Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover
Ilya Kabakov - Six Small Albums, 1972-1973 - The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX
1998
Ilya y Emilia Kabakov. El Palacio de los Proyectos 1995 - 1998 - Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid
Ilya Kabakov - Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Heerlen
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov : The Children's Hospital - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
Ilya Kabakov - The Boat of My Life - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Ilja Kabakov Treatment with memories - Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin
Ilya Kabakov - 16 installaties - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Ilya Kabakov - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov - The Roundhouse, London
1996
Ilya Kabakov – Der Lesesaal - Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Hamburg
1995
El puente - Sala Rekalde, Bilbao
Ilya Kabakov - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Ilya Kabakov - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris, Paris
Ilya Kabakov - C'est ici que nous vivons - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
1993
Ilya Kabakov - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
1992
Ilja Kabakov - Tables - , Vilnius
Ilya Kabakov - In Memory of Pleasant Recollections - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Ilya Kabakov - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
Ilya Kabakov: He Lost His Mind, Undressed, Ran Away Naked - Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
Ilya Kabakov - Das Leben der Fliegen - Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne
1990
Ilya Kabakov - 7 Ausstellungen eines Bildes - Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel
Directions: Ilya Kabakov Ten Characters - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Ilya Kabakov - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
1989
Ilya Kabakov - de Appel Boys' School, Amsterdam
Ilja Kabakov: Das Schiff - Die Kommunalwohnung - Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
Ilya Kabakov: The Untalented Artist And Other Characters - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Ilya Kabakov : 10 albums, 10 characters - Riverside Studios, London
1988
Ilya Kabakov - Portikus, Frankfurt/Main
Ilya Kabakov - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
1986
lya Kabakov en Marge - Musée Cantini, Marseille


GROUP

2015
6 Sowjetische Künstler / 3 Russische Positionen - Galerie Renée Ziegler, Zurich
Follia Continua! 25 Years Of Galleria Continua - Le CENTQUATRE, Paris
Constructeurs d’absurde, bricoleurs d’utopie - Abbaye St André - Centre d'art contemporain Meymac, Meymac
Enlight my Space. Kunst nach 1990 - Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
Europa - Die Zukunft Der Geschichte - Kunsthaus Zürich, Zurich
Proportio - Axel & May Vervoordt Foundation, Venice
Glasstress 2015 - Gotika - Palazzo Cavalli Franchetti, Venice
No Joke - Tanya Leighton Gallery, Berlin
Menschenbilder - Museum Ostwall im Dortmunder U, Dortmund
ShugoArts Show - ShugoArts, Tokyo
(Re)-Discovered - Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Goslar
Grammar Of Freedom / Five Lessons: Works From Arteast 2000+ Collection - Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2014
Surgery: Birth, Love, Meetings, Interests, Wishes - Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow
Eurasia. A View On Painting. - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Paris, Paris
Post Pop: East Meets West - The Saatchi Gallery, London
Ostwaerts / Freiheit/ Grenzen/ Projektionen - Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
Sweet Dreams - Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Dusseldorf
The Sea - Salut D'honneur Jan Hoet - PMMK - Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Oostende
Outer space - Faszination Weltraum - Der Weltraum zwischen Kunst und Wissenschaft - Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn
Sigmund Freud and the Play on the Burden of Representation - 21er Haus, Vienna
Collector's Room #7: 35th Anniversary Edition - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Der Schwarze Hund - Gesellschaft der Freunde junger Kunst e.V. - GFJK, Baden-Baden
Magiciens de la terre, retour sur une exposition légendaire - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
The Disappearance of the fireflies - Collection Lambert, Avignon
Paper I Cartró - Galería Kewenig, Palma de Mallorca
The Blinding Light Of History: Russian Paintings And Drawings From The Collection Of Wayne F. Yakes, Md - University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
El Lissitzky – Ilya und Emilia Kabakov: Utopie und Realität - Kunsthaus Graz, Graz
The Empty Pedestal - Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Bologna
Il Piedistallo vuoto. Fantasmi dall’Est Europa - Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Bologna
Tales of War - Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
2013
White Light/White Heat: Contemporary Artists & Glass - Hertford House, London
SIGNS ON THE ROAD A GROUP EXHIBITION AT THE CAC MÁLAGA - CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Málaga
reines privatvergnügen - [dst.galerie], Münster
Modernités Plurielles 1905-1970 - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
Collectors Choice – Moskauer Künstler 1965-1983 - Sandmann - Berlin, Berlin
Coup de Ville 2013 – Attracted by Another Level - WARP, Sint-Niklaas
Bergen Assembly 2013 - Monday Begins on Saturday - Bergen Assembly, Bergen
Monday Begins on Saturday - Bergen Kunsthall, Bergen
Critique and Crises. Art in Europe Since 1945 - Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn
The Collection As A Character - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Glasstress 2013 / 55th Venice Biennale of Art, Collateral Event - Berengo Centre for Contemporary Art & Glas, Venice
Blickachsen 9 - Skulpturenbiennale Blickachsen, Bad Homburg
Le Pont - MAC Musées d´Art Contemporain Marseille, Marseille
Born To Fly... And Crawl - Benois Wing, St. Petersburg
The Desire for Freedom - Arte in Europa dal 1945 - Palazzo Reale, Milan
Dreams For Those Who Are Awake - Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow
Glanzstücke moderner Kunst-Werke der Goslarer Kaiserringträger (1975-2013) - Mönchehaus Museum Goslar, Goslar
2012
Very Mixed Media - Mimi Fertzt Gallery, New York City, NY
Very Mixed Media - Mimi Fertz Gallery, New York City, NY
Collection XXXII - Personality Test - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Lissitzky - Kabakov, Utopie En Werkelijkheid - Stedelijk Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven
John Cage’s Experiments In Context - Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow
Breaking The Ice: Moscow Art, 1960-80s - The Saatchi Gallery, London
Private Kunstsammlungen Münster - Director´s Choice - Kunsthalle Münster, Münster
Still-life. Metamorphoses. Dialogue Between Classic And Contemporary Art - The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
XXX. Europaratsausstellung - Verführung Freiheit. Kunst In Europa Seit 1945 - Deutsches Historisches Museum - DHM, Berlin
Aneignung der Gegenwart Sammlungsausstellung 2012, Teil 1 - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig
Re-opening / Chapter III: Happy People Have No Stories” - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
en bloc - Mike Karstens, Münster
Newtopia - Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2012 - Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial Secretariat, Niigata-ken
ManifestlyPresent - Then - Today - Tomorrow - Forum Triangulare - Euregionaal Kunstcentrum Oud-Rekem, Oud-Rekem
Arsenale 2012 - Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev
11th Havana Biennial - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Wifredo Lam, Havana
Migration - ARNDT, Berlin
The Drawing Room - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Utopie Gesamtkunstwerk - Schweizergarten, Vienna
2011
Russian Cosmos - Castello di Rivoli Museo d'Arte Contemporanea, Turin
Passion Bild. Russische Kunst seit 1970 - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Arteast 2000+ Collection / Selection of Works from the National Collection / Museum of Affects - Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova , Ljubljana
The Other Museum - P74 Gallery, Ljubljana
Faster and Slower Lines - From the Collection of Pétur Arason and Ragna Róbertsdóttir - Listasafn Reykjavikur - Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik
„Rectangle and Square“ – Von Picasso bis Judd, Erwerbungen der Rupf-Stiftung - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Points of View: Selections from Seven Colorado Collections - CU Art Museum, Boulder, CO
Field Of Action. The Moscow Conceptual School In Context. A Special Adaptation For Calvert 22 - Calvert22, London
MMK 1991-2011: 20 Jahre Gegenwart - Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main
TRA. The edge of becoming - Museo Fortuny, Venice
Museo de las narrativas paralelas. En el marco de La Internacional - Museu d´Art Contemporani de Barcelona - MACBA, Barcelona
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
The Missing Peace - San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, TX
Take me to your leader - Bergen Kunstmuseum, Bergen
Art of the Loom - 32 Tapestries Woven on the Looms of Mark Deweer's Factory, Otegem, Belgium - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
L'art au tapis - Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
Architecture Dessins Utopies - National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), Bucharest
Absolute Installation - The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo
L'art au tapis - Galerie Aline Vidal, Paris
2010
Iles jamais trouvées - Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne
Drawing Space - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg
Boomerang. Perm Biennial of Graphic Arts - Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm
The Melancholy of Resistance - CoCA - Centre of Contemporary Art Torun, Torun
Field of Action. The Moscow Conceptualist School in Context 1970s-1980s - Cultural Foundation Ekaterina, Moscow
SPHÈRES 2010 - Galleria Continua - Le Moulin, Boissy-le-Châtel
Take Me To Your Leader! The Great Escape Into Space - The Museum of Contemporary Art Oslo, Oslo
Contrepoint, l’art contemporain russe – De l’icône à l’avant-garde en passant par le musée - Musée du Louvre, Paris
Just love me - MUDAM - Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Nobel Museum, Stockholm
Rugged Beauties - Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz e.V., Berlin
KIERKEGAARDS WALK - Galeria Marília Razuk, São Paulo
1st Ural Industrial Biennial of Contemporary Art - Shockworkers of the Mobile Image - National Center for Contemporary Arts, Yekaterinburg
Isole mai Trovate – Islands never found - Greek State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki
Things evoke feelings - Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
Spazio. The Scene and the Imaginary. - MAXXI - Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rome
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - The National Brukenthal Museum, Sibiu
Starter Works from the Vehbi Koç Foundation Contemporary Art Collection - ARTER - space for art, Istanbul
Changing The World - ARNDT, Berlin
Glasnost - Haunch of Venison - London, London
Funktionen der Zeichnung - Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main
Isola mai trovate / Islands never found - Palazzo Ducale, Genoa
Star City - The Future Under Communism - Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham
Quartet–Four Biennials Reflected in Prints - International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Ljubljana
2009
Poétique du chantier - Musée-Château d\'Annecy, Annecy
1989 - 1. Abschnitt - Villa Schöningen, Potsdam
1989. Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft? - Museumsquartier, Vienna
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL
The Missing Peace - Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Florida International University, Miami, FL
Kunst x 80 I Jahr x 80 - Künstlerhaus Graz am Joanneum, Graz
El tiempo del Arte - Fundación PROA, Buenos Aires
Fleuves - Hameau Fournaise, Chatou
Fleuves - Gandy Gallery, Bratislava
Contemporary art is just easy as pie. - Mito Geijutsu-kan, Mito
Videnie - Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm
Weltanschauung Visione Del Mondo - Art Forum Würth Capena, Capena
Medals of Dishonour - British Museum, London
heart in heart - National Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, Athens
Silences - Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain (MAMCS), Strasbourg
Esposizione Universale - GAMeC - Galleria d´Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Bergamo
Art about art - Marble Palace, St. Petersburg
Mach’ keine Oper - Museum der Stadt Ratingen, Ratingen
Mythologies - Haunch of Venison - London, London
Securities - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Nichtorte, Orte. Sammlungsausstellung 2009 - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Fundacion Canal, Madrid
MAN SON 1969. Vom Schrecken der Situation - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
"Tauwetter und die Zeit danach" - Teil I - Moskauer Maler 1958-1986 - Sandmann - Berlin, Berlin
2008
ARTEAST 2000 - Maribor Art Gallery, Maribor
Drawing Review: 37 Years of Works on Paper - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
2. Russian avant-garde. Non-conformists from the Bar-Gera collections - Esterházy Palace, Bratislava
La Ilustracion total - Rte Conceptual de Moscu 1960-1990 - Fundación Juan March, Madrid
Contemporary Russian Art - Russian soc-art - MODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts, Debrecen
Update - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Singapore Biennale 2008 - Singapore Biennale, Singapore
Unmoved - Galleria Continua - Beijing, Beijing
Promenades Insomniaques. Dormir/rever Dans L’Art Contemporain - Passage de Retz, Paris
Die totale Aufklärung - Moskauer Konzeptkunst - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
Russian Art - Danubiana - Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava
Moving Towards a Balanced Earth: Kick the carbon habit - Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington
THE OLYMP - Works on Paper - Burkhard Eikelmann Com, Dusseldorf
Peripheral vision and collective body - MUSEION - Museum für moderne und zeitgenössische Kunst , Bolzano
As Láthair/Off Site - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
Comme des bêtes. Ours, chat, cochon & Cie - Palais de Rumine, Lausanne
Moscow – New York = Parallel Play - CAM - Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, NY
2007
Rond punt - LLS 387, Antwerp
Chartae - Galleria Tega, Milan
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA
Collectiepresentatie XXI - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Every Picture Tells A Story - Riga Gallery, Riga
Sots Art. Art politique en Russie de 1972 à aujourd'hui - La Maison Rouge, Paris
Blick zurück - Offenes Depot IV - Galerie Vayhinger, Radolfzell
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Percorsi privati. Lo sguardo di un collezionista da Balla a Chen Zhen - MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
Le cinque anime della scultura - Cesac - Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio
52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
La città che sale - ARCOS - Museo di Arte Contemporanea del Sannio, Benevento
Concept: Photography – Dialogues & Attitudes - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest
Die Kunst zu Sammeln - Museum Kunstpalast, Dusseldorf
Scenes and Traces - From the collection design, photography & video - Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam
Heroes! like us...? - PAN - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples
"Every Picture Tells a Story" - D137 ART CLUB, St. Petersburg
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - The Rubin Museum of Art (RMA), New York City, NY
Ontmoeting - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Forbidden Art - 2006 - Andrei Sakharov Museum and Public Center, Moscow
Deutsche Geschichten - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig
Mixed Signals - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
2006
Valencia Arte Contemporáneo - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
VAC - IVAM - Institut Valencià d'Art Modern, Valencia
THE 1980s - A TOPOLOGY - Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
Hearth: Concepts of Home fr. IMMA Collection in collaboration with Focus Ireland - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, IL
Word and Image: Visual Experiments of Soviet Nonconformist Artists, 1960s-80s - Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
Depository of Dreams - Anya Stonelake / White Space Gallery, London
The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Chicago, IL
Heads - Sprovieri - London, London
Arteast Collection 2000+23 - Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana
„Druck.Künstler“ - Galerie Karl Pfefferle, Munich
Collectiepresentatie XVI - Attributen en Substantie - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Bucolica, the contemporary landscape - Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac - Salzburg, Salzburg
The Grand Promenade - National Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, Athens
Motion On Paper - Ben Brown Fine Arts, London
Weltanschauung- Visione del mondo - Palazzo Riso - Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia, Palermo
Group show (opening exhibition) - Ellipse Foundation, Alcoitão
"Im Reich des Kollektiven - Moskauer Künstler 1961 – 1986" - Sandmann - Berlin, Berlin
Essence of Life Art - Marble Palace, St. Petersburg
The Missing Peace - Artists Consider the Dalai Lama - Fowler Museum at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
Everyday Every Other Day - University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga, ON
In the collective’s shadow - Sandmann - Berlin, Berlin
Scultura e Pittura. Opere dalla collezione permanente del Mart - MART- Museo d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
Artists Against The State: Perestroika Revisited - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
Sammlung - Projekt Sammlung - Projekt Museum - Kunsthaus Zug, Zug
H. C. Andersen. A Life World - Listasafn Reykjavikur - Reykjavík Art Museum, Reykjavik
Beaufort 02 - Beaufort Triennale, Oostende
The collection XIV - spring 2006 - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Neo-Sincerity: The Difference Between the Comic and the Cosmic is a Single Letter - Apexart, New York City, NY
Folkwang Atoll - WhiteBox e.V., Munich
Hundert Küsse sind besser als einer (Hundred Kisses are better than one) - Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna
Dialog Skulptur - Kunstverein Ludwigshafen, Ludwigshafen
2005
Essence of Life Art - The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Flashback - Revisiting the Art of the Eighties - Museum für Gegenwartskunst - Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung, Basel
5. Bienal do Mercosul - Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre
SENZA CONFINE (15th year) - SAN GIMIGNANO - Galleria Continua - San Gimignano, San Gimignano
Angels of History - Moscow Conceptualism and its influence - MuHKA Museum voor Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp
Russia! - Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NY
Take Two - Worlds and Views - Contemporary Art from the Collection - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Moscow Grafika - International Print Center New York, New York City, NY
Russian Pop-Art - The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
East Art Museum - Karl-Ernst-Osthaus-Museum, Hagen
Essence of Life - Essence of Art - Ludwig Museum - Museum of Contemporary Art - Budapest, Budapest
New Acquisitions from the Claude and Nina Gruen Collection - Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, NJ
Schrift, Zeichen, Geste. Carlfriedrich Claus im Kontext von Klee bis Pollock - Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz
No Comments - Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
Christian Boltanski, Ilya Kabakov - In Progress III für Harald Szeemann - Kewenig Galerie, Cologne
Hans Christian Andersen - A LIFE WORLD - Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen
The Theatre of Art - Masterpieces from the Collection of the Ludwig Museum, Colo - Villa Manin. Centro d'arte contemporanea, Codroipo, UD
OpenSystems - Rethinking Art c.1970 - Tate Modern, London
Manmano - Galleria Continua - Beijing, Beijing
(my private) Heroes - MARTa Herford, Herford
Generation of Art - 10 anni di FAR - Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como
Monuments to the USA - , San Francisco, CA
The giving person - PAN - Palazzo delle Arti di Napoli, Naples
Kunst in Schokolade - Museum Ludwig, Cologne
Desenhos A-Z - Porta 33, Funchal
Universal Experience - Art, Life, and the Tourist’s Eye - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
1 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art - Moscow Biennale of contemporary art, Moscow
2004
L’artiste éditeur - Les Coopérateurs, Limoges
Sonderaktion Graphiken und Bücher - Galerie Klüser, Munich
Araki - Kabakov - Masi - Schnabel - Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, PO
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov and Raul Meel - Sihtasutus Tallinna Kunstihoone Fond, Tallinn
Finding Freedom: Forty Years of Soviet and Russian Art - Tarpon Springs Campus, Tarpon Springs, FL
Vídas Imaginárias - Emilia e Ilya Kabakov, Patrick Corillon, Jan Fabre e Susanne - Centro de Arte Moderna - CAM - Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon
Continental Drift - Installations - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Continental Drift: Installations by Joan Jonas, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Juan Muño - Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
25 JAAR DEWEER ART GALLERY - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
45th October Art Salon / Continental Breakfast - Belgrade Cultural Center, Belgrade
Kabakov, Woodman, Goller, Fabre, Blossfeldt - Le plan - rêvez, mes amis - Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Dusseldorf
Out Of Place - Galerie Nordenhake - Berlin, Berlin
Artists' Favourites - act I - Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
Privatisierungen - Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Osteuropa - Kunst-Werke Berlin - KW Institute for Contemporary Art , Berlin
Non-Konformisten aus Moskau - Ludwig Museum im Deutschherrenhaus, Koblenz
The 2nd Auckland Triennial - PUBLIC/PRIVATE: Tumatanui/Tumataiti - Auckland Art Gallery - Toi o T?maki, Auckland
Die weite Welt - Neues und selten Gesehenes aus der Graphischen Sammlung - Museum Ludwig, Cologne
OPEN / INVITED e v+ a 2004 - c/o Belltable Arts Centre, Limerick
Potpourri VI, Neues und Altes aus der eigenen Sammlung - Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven
2003
Private and Public Narratives: Selected works from the IMMA Collection - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
Happiness - A Survival Guide for Art and Life - Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Berlin-Moskau Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000 - Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Traumfabrik Kommunismus - Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main
Das Recht des Bildes - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum
no art – no city - Städtische Galerie Bremen im Buntentor, Bremen
30 Sommerakademiekünstler im Traklhaus - Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg
Legacy - Anthony Meier Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA
Identität schreiben – Autobiographie in der Kunst - Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst - GfZK, Leipzig
II Bienal de Valencia - La Ciudad Ideal - Fundación de la C.V. Bienal de las artes, Valencia
Home - Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois, Paris
The Labyrinthine Effect - ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VIC
50th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Aufgeschraubt und abgestaubt I - Die Sammlung im Prozess der Neupräsenation - Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
Start - Palazzo Firmian, Cavalese, TN
Micropolitics. Art and Everyday Life (2001-1989) - EACC - Espai d´Art Contemporani de Castelló, Castellon de la Plana
Acquisitions 2001-2002 - Paintings and Installations - National Museum of Contemporary Art - EMST, Athens
Gallery Opening Show - ShugoArts, Tokyo
2002
A perspective on contemporary art - continuity/transgression - NMWA The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo
Beyond Preconceptions - Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive BAM/PFA, Berkeley, CA
Kopfreisen. Jules Verne, Adolf Wölfli und andere Grenzgänger - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Numero zero - Guido Costa Projects, Turin
The Russian Patient - Anya Stonelake / White Space Gallery, London
Keine Kleinigkeit - Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
OUT OF PRINT/ EDIÇÃO ESGOTADA - Museu Serralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto
Refuge - Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden
International Arteast Collection 2000+ - Nacionalna Galerija - Cifte Amam, Skopje
ARTEAST 2000+ - ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe
"Zeitmaschine. Oder: Das Museum in Bewegung.." - Kunstmuseum Bern, Bern
Espacio Concepto - Fundación Joan Miró, Barcelona
2001
do it - Addison Gallery of American Art - Phillips Academy, Andover, MA
Ein Raum ist eine Welt - Kunsthalle Zürich, Zurich
Er fliegt und fliegt - 4. Jahresausstellung - Kunstverein Bad Salzdetfurth e.V., Bodenburg
Terra! Terra! - Cesac - Centro Sperimentale per le Arti Contemporanee, Caraglio
Tracce di un seminario : Mostra degli allievo del Corso Superiore di Are Visiva - Viafarini, Milan
Encounter - Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo
Potpourri V, Neues und Altes aus der eigenen Sammlung - Kunsthalle Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven
2000
einräumen - Arbeiten im Museum - Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg
Ilya Kabakov, Pavel Pepperstein - Sprovieri - London, London
SCAPE 2000 - Art & Industry Biennial Trust, Christchurch
Baldessari - Kabakov - Kosuth - Pistoletto - Quartet - Kunsthalle Basel, Basel
Times are changing - Auf dem Wege! Aus dem 20. Jahrhundert! - Kunsthalle Bremen, Bremen
1. Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial 2000 - Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial Secretariat, Niigata-ken
Drawings 2000 - Gladstone Gallery - New York, New York City, NY
Zeitwenden - Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna
The Art of Eastern Europe in Dialogue with the West - Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana
Off the Shelf - Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art - MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA
Millennium Messages - Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY
12th Biennale of Sydney 2000 - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
Around 1984 - A Look at Art in the Eighties - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
Between Cinema and a Hard Place - Tate Modern, London
Over The Edges - SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent
Cosmos - From Goya to De Chirico from Friedrich to Kiefer - Palazzo Grassi - Francois Pinault Foundation, Venice
Erwerbungen, Dauerleihgaben und Schenkungen der neunziger Jahre - Museum Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden
You Can’t Go Home Again - Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
The End: An Independent Vision of Contemporary Culture, 1982-2000 - Exit Art, New York City, NY
Das fünfte Element - Geld oder Kunst - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf
1999
Zeitwenden - Rückblick und Ausblick - Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Sozialmaschine Geld - OK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ, Linz
Culbutes - Œuvre d'impertinence - Musée d´art contemporain de Montréal, Montreal, QC
Get Together - Kunst als Teamwork - Kunsthalle wien project space karlsplatz, Vienna
Lifescapes : New Displays from the Collection - Irish Museum of Modern Art - IMMA, Dublin
Les Champs de la Sculpture 2000 - Les Champs de la Sculpture, Paris
Chronos and Kairos, die Zeit in der zeitgenössischen Kunst - Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
Examining Pictures - Exhibition of 56 artists links generations of painters - Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL
A Meeting - ARGE Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano
Fragilité - Absurdité - Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Dusseldorf
Die Zerbrechlichkeit des Seins - Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Dusseldorf
1998
Das Versprechen der Fotografie. Die Sammlung der DG-Bank - Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
Innenleben - Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main
Remembering Times Past - Apexart, New York City, NY
Ilya Kabakov, Gina Pane - Wiederbegegnung mit Unbekanntem - Kolumba, Cologne
Do It - Surrey Art Gallery, Surrey, BC
Gary Goldstein - "Zeichnungen 1984-1997" u. Ilya Kabakov - "Einzelne Werke" - Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Dusseldorf
Jan Fabre & Ilya Kabakov : Een Ontmoeting / Vstrecha / A Meeting - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
1997
NOEMA - Editionen des NOEMA ART JOURNALS - Galerie Schütte, Essen
Reopening: Installations and Projects - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 97 - LWL - Westfälisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte Münster, Münster
Skulptur. Projekte in Münster 1997 - LWL-Landesmuseum für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte, Münster
47th International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale / Biennale di Venezia - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
Inside - Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Whitney Biennial 1997 - Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, NY
Silent & Violent: Selected Artists - MAK Center for Art and Architecture, West Hollywood, CA
1996
Corridor of Two Banalities - Museum of Art Zilina / Povazská galéria umenia v Ziline, Zilina
23° Bienal de São Paulo - Bienal de Sao Paulo, São Paulo
Limited Edition Artists' Books Since 1900 - Brooke Alexander Editions, New York City, NY
Arte en el cielo - Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales, Montevideo
Tennisottelu - Pori Taidemuseo / Pori Art Museum, Pori
Withdrawing - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
1995
4. International ?stanbul Biennial - International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul
Donald Judd and Artist Friends - Galerie nächst St. Stephan - Rosemarie Schwarzwälder, Vienna
Signos e milagres - CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de Compostela
Raum-Folgen - Städel Museum, Frankfurt/Main
Los límites del museo - Fundación Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona
1994
Ilya Kabakov, Ivan Tchouikov, Vadim Zakharov - Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem
Europa, Europa - Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde in Mittel- und Osteuropa - Kunst- und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn
1993
Das Fremde - Der Gast - OK Offenes Kulturhaus OÖ, Linz
2e Biennale de Lyon - et tous ils changent le monde - biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon, Lyon
Biennale di Venezia - 45th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
het depot - Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam
1992
documenta 9 - Documenta, Kassel
Ex Ussr - Hedendaagse Kunstenaars Uit Het Gos : - Groninger Museum, Groningen
1991
Ilya Kabakov and John Scott - The Power Plant, Toronto, ON
Carnegie International - Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburg, PA
Dislocations - MoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
Trans/Mission – konst i interkulturell limbo /Art in Intercultural Limbo - Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmö
Editions - Ronald Feldman Fine Arts Inc, New York City, NY
Perspectives of Conceptualism - MoMA PS1, New York City, NY
1990
Rhetorical Image - New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
La Collezione 88-90 - Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, PO
8th Biennale of Sydney 1990 - The Readymade Boomerang - Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
Artisti russi contemporanei - Centro per l´Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, PO
1989
The Green Show - Exit Art, New York City, NY
Accrochage für Tatlin - Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf
Magiciens De La Terre - Centre Pompidou - Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris
1988
Erik Bulatow, Wladimir Jankilewski, Ilja Kabakow, Oleg Wassiljew - Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden
XLIII Esposizione internazionale d’Arte. La Biennale di Venezia. Il luogo degli artisti - La Biennale di Venezia, Venice
1985
Jankilevskij, Kabakov, Stejnberg - Kunstmuseum Bochum, Bochum

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