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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 and put a modern twist on an outdated practice.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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

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

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

Artist's House, Pirogovo, Russia

2014

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

2013

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

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

2012

„Vinogradov / Dubosarsky”, Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine

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

2011

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

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

2010

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

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

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

2008

„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

2007

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

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

2006

Anthills. XL Gallery. Moscow, Russia

The Lightness of Being. Resort Pirogovo Moscow Region, Russia

Underwater Barber. Paperworks Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2005

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

2004

Aquafitness. Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK

2003

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

2002

Total Painting. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Painting for Finland. MUU Gallery, Helsinki, Finland

Untitled. Vilma Gold Gallery, London, UK

2001

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

2000

Inspiration. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Flying Crans. Moscow Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1999

Christ in Moscow. XL Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Just Pictures. Moscow Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1998

P.S. Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1997

Erntedankfest. Atelier-Ester Freund, Vienna, Austria

Austrian and Russian Literature. Brasilica, Viennа, Austria

Etudes. L-Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1996

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

1995

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

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

1994

Picasso in Moscow. Studio 20 Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Group exhibitions

2017

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

„Reloading”, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2011

„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

2010

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

2009

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

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006

Russia! Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

2005

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

2004

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

2003

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

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

2002

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

2001

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

2000

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

1997

3rd Biennial of Contemporary Art. Cetine, Monte Negro

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

1995