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Genia Chef

Biography

1954
Born in Aktjubinsk, Kazakhstan, USSR

1961
Family returns from Kazakhstan to Moscow after years of banishment

1972-77
Polygraphic Institute Moscow (painting and graphic arts); first place citation for his Master of Fine Arts diploma

1978
Member of the Association of Artists and of the Gorkom Grafikov, Moscow

1985
Moves to the West, lives concurrently in Germany, Spain and New York

1986
Member of the Artist`s Union of the Federal Republic of Germany

1988-93
Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria

1993
"Magister Artium“ of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria; Gold Medal of the Academy (Fueger Gold Prize)

 

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

1972

Polygraphic Institute, Moscow, USSR

1989

Gallery Maria Salvat, Barcelona, Spain

1991-92

House of Latin America, Monte Carlo, Monaco; under the patronage of Prince Louis de Polignac

1992

Sammer Gallery, Madrid, Spain

1994-95

“Neo-Mythology and Regressive Projects“, Stuart Levy Fine Art, New York, USA

1995

“Viva Canova“, Gallery Il Canovacchio, Rome, Italy

1997

“Promenades in Arcadia“, Italian Cultural Institute, Berlin, Germany

2000

“The Myths of King Ludwig II of Bavaria“, Cultural Center of the New Academy, Pushkinskaya 10, St. Petersburg, Russia

2002

Sigmund Freud`s Dreams Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, in cooperation with the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Trento and Rovereto (MART), Italy

2004

“Danses de la mort", White Space Gallery, London, UK

2005

“Gloria Novi Saeculi“, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia

“Genia Chef“, Galleria d`Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, San Marino

2006

John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, California, USA

2007-2010

“Metamorphosis & Mimicry", installation at the butterfly garden of Palace Sayn of the Princes zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, Bendorf, Germany and Châteua de Goulaine of the Marquis Robert de Goulaine, France and Palace Friedrichsruh of Prince Bismarck, Aumühle, Germany

2011

“Famous and Infamous", Albemarle Gallery, London, UK

“Castles of Humans, Palaces of Insects“, installation at Palace Sayn of the Princes zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, Bendorf, Germany

“Glory of a New Century”, State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia

 

Group Exhibitions (Selection)

1976

“First Exhibition of the Avant-garde Artists", Gorkom Grafikov, Malaya Gruzinskaya, Moscow, USSR

1976-85

Participation in numerous exhibitions of Non-Conformist Artists and of the Association of Artists, Moscow

1987

“Don Quijote“, Municipal Museum, Olot, Spain

1988

“Triennial“, Municipal Museum, Ulm, Germany

1990

Master Class, Arik Brauer, Upper Belvedere Palace, Vienna, Austria

1993

“From Art to Creation“, Russian Art 1992, Rye Art Center, New York, USA

Contemporary Russian Art from the Kolodzei Art Foundation, City Art Center, Oklahoma City, USA

“Monumental Propaganda“, curated by Komar and Melamid, World Financial Center, New York, USA

1993-94

“Old Symbols, New Icons in Russian Contemporary Art“, Stuart Levy Fine Art, New York, USA

“Ideal Landscapes: Artists from the Former Soviet Union", de Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, California, USA

“Eros & Identity“, Stuart Levy Fine Art, New York, USA

“Post World New Order: Restructured Myths", Stuart Levy Fine Art, New York, USA

1995

“Memento Mori“, Gallery Parzival, Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany

1998

“Neo-Academism and Electronic Art", New Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia

1998/99

“American Pop Art - Russian Sots Art”, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

1999

“Play and Passion", exhibition of the State Russian Museum at the Moscow Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

“A 25 Year Retrospective on Non-Conformist Russian Art“, presented by the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Kennan Institute, Washington, D.C., USA

„Drama Lenin – Stalins Tragödie", Galerie Hohenthal und Bergen, Berlin, Germany

2000

“The Hurricane of Time: Turn of the Century/Close of the Millennium: Art of the 1960s Through 2000“, selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Villa Ormond, San Remo, Italy

“Transformations of the Red Star - Sots Art“, Gallery Sandmann, Berlin, Germany

“L`Age d`Or“, Museum-Center Luis Bunuel, Calanda, Spain

“The Heirs of Sparta“, New Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia and Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland

2000-2001

“Jesus Christ in Art“, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, and Monasterio di Santa Chiara, San Marino

2001

“Between Earth and Heaven", Museum of Modern Art, Ostende, Belgium

2002

“Shock and Show", Festival of International Contemporary Art, Trieste, Italy

“Artists of the Ideal", Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy

“A Brief History of Collage and Assemblage", Zimmerly Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

2003

“Remembrance: Russian Post-Modern Nostalgia", Yeshiva University Museum, New York, USA

"Paradise", Bunker at the Alexanderplatz, Berlin, Germany

“Foreign Visions", Stiftung Starke, Berlin and Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia

“Naked Before Gods", Uue Kunsti Muuseum, Parnu, Estonia

“Fiction of History", V. Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

“Berlin-Berlin!", Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, Germany

2004

“NA KURORT - Russian Art Today“, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany and New Manege, Moscow, Russia

“Gods Becoming Men", Frissiras Museum, Athens, Greece

2005

“Bellum Bellum", Gallery Sandmann, Berlin, Germany

“Western Biennale", John Natsoulas Art Center, Davis California, USA

“Finding Freedom: 40 Years of Soviet and Russian Art“, selection from the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

2006

“Times of Change", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

“Meditazione sulla Realta", Palazzo della Ragione, Mantova, Italy

2007

“I Believe ", II Moscow Biennale, Vinzavod, Moscow, Russia

2008

“Power of Water", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009

“Born in the USSR – Russian Art from Germany", Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin, Germany

“War of the Angels", Contemporary Russian Artists in Germany, Kunstverein Halle, Halle, Germany

“Impressions“, artists from Berlin at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia

2010

“Shattered Utopia“, Russian Art of the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods from the Dr. Wayne F.Yakes, Collection, Fort Collins Museum of Art, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA

“The Sky in Art", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

“X International Biennale of Miniature Art“, Gornji Milanovac, Serbia, awarded First Prize in the category of painting

2010-2011

“Polemically Small“, curated by Edward-Lucie Smith, Gallery Charlie Smith, London, UK and Werkstattgalerie, Berlin, Germany and Garboushian Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2011

„Points of View, CU Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

„L`Arte Contemporanea in Russia 1950- 2011“, in collaboration with the State Russian Museum, Palazzo Caetani, Fondi, Italy

 

Public Collections:

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Zimmerly Museum, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Galleria d`Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, San Marino

Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany

Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia

Sigmund Freud`s Dreams Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Italian Cultural Institute, Berlin, Germany

Hofstra University Museum, USA

Iglesia de Santa Maria, Cadaques, Spain

St. Georgs-Church, Ulm, Germany

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