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Vladimir Dubossarsky

Vladimir Dubossarsky

Born in 1964, lives and works in Moscow

A Russian painter working in pop art genre.

Since 1994 he performs in an art duet with Alexander Vinogradov. In the early part of their career together they adopted the style of socialist realism, an officially sanctioned art practice under the soviet regime. Their early works resembled posters for non-existent thrillers and sleazy porn flicks. They worked with their idea of social order, laborers, collective farmers, etc. and put a modern twist on an outdated practice. Their result was a collection of ideas and themes that would make socialistic fantasies visible to the viewer.

In 2001, Dubosarsky and Vinogradov made a transition from the socialist fantasy to the ideals of mass media. Total Painting (2001) created a large scale image of mass culture from around the world borrowing ideas from advertising and mainstream media. Our Best World (2003) created a common ground for stars such as Sylvester Stallone, Spider-Man, Barbie, Madonna, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Marilyn Monroe, and even Picasso. The Underwater World (2002) was made for the Russian pavilion for the 50th Venice Biennale. The piece references ideas gathered from pop images such as mail order catalogs, and heroes in contemporary advertising.

Solo exhibitions


„Certificate of the Renaissance”, Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia


FB shows and tells, Moscow Manege, Russia

„Only paper”, „Peresvetov pereulok” Gallery, Moscow, Russia

„Speaks and shows FB”, Museum and Exhibition Center „Worker and Collective Farm Woman”, Moscow, Russia

„When I grow up, „ the Voronezh Museum named after them. Kramskoy, Voronezh Russia

„Sweeter then shugar”, Louise Alexander Gallery, Italy


„Seven minutes for melancholy”, „Triumph” Gallery, Moscow, Russia

„Only Paper”, Peresvetov Lane Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Artist's House, Pirogovo, Russia


„Moscow and Muscovites”, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia


„Chronics 13”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Painters of russian life, KADE Amersfoort Netherlands, Amersfoort, The Netherlands


„Vinogradov / Dubosarsky”, Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine

„Retrospective”, Contemporary Art Center „Winzavod” / Gallery „Triumph”, Moscow, Russia


„For Courage”, „Triumph” Gallery, Moscow, Russia

„Khimki-Life”, Gallery Vilma Gold, London, England


„AT THE DISTRICT”, Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

„Khimki-Life”, Paperworks Gallery, Moscow, Russia

„AT THE DISTRICT”, „Triumph” Gallery, Moscow, Russia


„Vladimir Dubosarsky & Alexander Vinogradov”, Vilma Gold Gallery, London, England

„The New People Are Already Here.” Deitch Projects, New York, USA

Meander. Resort Pirogovo, Moscow Region, Russia

Untitled. Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK


„In the Artist's Studio”. Gallery Orel Art, Paris, France

„The Russian Painting Seasons”. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Anthills. XL Gallery. Moscow, Russia

The Lightness of Being. Resort Pirogovo Moscow Region, Russia

Underwater Barber. Paperworks Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Untitled. Charlotte Moser Gallery, Geneva, Switzerland

New Painting. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia

9 Nudes Series. Gallery Orel Art, Paris, France

Graphic Works of Different Years. Paperworks Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Aquafitness. Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK


Our Best World. Deitch Projects, New York, USA

Astrakhan Blues. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Raining. Gallery Krinzinger, Viennа, Austria

Underwater Forever. Gallery Orel Art, Paris, France


Total Painting. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Painting for Finland. MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Untitled. Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK


How Are You, Ladies and Gentlemen? Gallery Claudio Poleschi, Lucca, Italy

Picture for London. Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK

Sweet Girls. Moscow Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Inspiration. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Flying Crans. Moscow Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Christ in Moscow. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Just Pictures. Moscow Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia


P.S. Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Erntedankfest. Atelier-Ester Freund, Vienna, Austria

Austrian and Russian Literature. Brasilica, Viennа, Austria

Etudes. L-Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Russian Literature. Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Triumph. Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Bluhende Landschaften. Gallery Kai Higelman, Berlin, Germany

Project for Russian Playboy. Moscow Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia


A Picture for the Reichstag. Gallery Kai Hilgemann, Berlin, Germany

Paintings Made to Order. L — Gallery, Moscow, Russia


Picasso in Moscow. Studio 20 Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Group exhibitions


„Thoban Voss Architekten”, Architektur Galerie, Berlin, Germany

„Reloading”, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia


„Contemporary Russian artists are participants of the Venice Biennale. Favorites „, Central Exhibition Hall” Manege „, St. Petersburg, Russia


„Balagan”, Kühlhaus, Berlin, Germany „90's”, Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg, Russia


„Reconstruction 2”, Cultural Foundation „Ekaterina”, Moscow, Russia


„Reconstruction”, Cultural Foundation „Ekaterina”, Moscow, Russia


„From Russia with Love”, Palazzo Panichi, Pietrosanta, Lucca, Italy

„Dior: under the sign of art”, the State Museum of Fine Arts. A.S. Pushkina, Moscow, Russia

„Weltraum. Die Kunst und ein Traum „, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria


„Counterpoint. Contemporary Russian art: from the icon to the avant-garde through the museum „, Louvre, Paris, France


„From studio to art object”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

„21 RUSSIA” Group exhibition of contemporary Russian artists, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine


Thaw, Russian Art from Glasnost to the Present, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA

Exhibition of the Musée National de l'Art Moderne du Centre Pompidou, Seoul Museum of Art, Seoul, Korea

Russian Dreams. Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA

ART-index. The Latvian National Museum of Art, Arsenal, Riga, Latvia


I Believe. Winzavod, Moscow, Russia

New Exposition. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Sots Art, Political Art in Russia from 1972 to Today. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia; La Maison Rouge, Paris, France


Russia! Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain


StarZ. Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Angels of History. MUHKA, Antwerpen, Belgium

Russian Pop Art. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Russia! Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA


Berlin-Moscow, 1950–2000. Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany; The State Historical museum, Moscow, Russia

OOopsa! Contemporary Russian Art. National Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo, Norway

Expander. Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK


Returning of the Artist. 50th Venice Biennale, Russian pavilion, Venice, Italy

Moscow — Berlin, Berlin – Moscow. Berliner Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany


Urgent Painting. Musee d'Art Modern de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France

Davai — Russian Art Now. Aus dem Laboratorium der Freien Kunste in Russland, Berlin, Germany; MAK, Vienna, Austria

São Paulo Biennale. São Paulo, Brazil


Made in Italy. Palazzo della Triennale, Milan, Italy

Russian Madness. Biennale Valencia, Spain

Players. Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, New York, USA

Russian Artists in Vienna. Schloss Grafenegg, Vienna, Austria

Escape, 2nd Tirana Biennale, Albania


I Hate You in June. Museum of Art Ein Harod, Israel

In & Out. 1st Tirana Biennale, Albania

Guelman's Collection. State Russian Museum, St Petersburg

Fuori Uso 2000. The Bridges. Pescara, Italy


3rd Biennial of Contemporary Art. Cetine, Monte Negro

It's a Better World. Secession, Vienna, Austria