Exhibitions, Screenings, Performances (record before 2013)

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Before 2013


Solo Projects: 

To negate Negation,
BWA, Awangarda Gallery, Wroclav, Poland


Group Shows 2013: 

Mobilität III – Geld
– Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna

Global Activism
– ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe

Art Turning Left: How Values Changed Making 1789–2013
– Tate Liverpool, Liverpool

FAULT LINES     (The Border Musical),
Kadist Art Foundation,  San Francisco, USA

RE-ALIGNED ART     (Newspaper timeline);
Tromsø Kunstforening, Tromsu

SPACE OF EXCEPTION     (The Baden-baden Lessons of dis-consent),

(Builders installation with Victor Popkov painting)
The State Tretyakov Gallery; Moscow

O performance, (Museum Songspiel)
Moscow State Exhibition Hall “New Manege”

Dear Art  (Museum Songspiel)
Calvert 22, London

Everyday Life – 2013 (Tower Songspiel)
Asian Art Biennial – Asian Art Biennial Taiwan, Taichung

PRADA PRAVDA      (newspaper);
Tartu Art Museum, Tartu, Estonia

Disobedience Archive (The Republic)
Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin

Zum Aufbruch – fussnoten (The Russian Woods film),
Motorenhalle, riesa efau, Dresden 

Without Reality There Is No Utopia,
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

The Translation,    (Tower Songspiel)
Cabaret Voltaire, Zurich

Living as Form, Nomadic Version
Fabrika, Moscow


Selected screenings 2013:

Self-government: cultural evolution vs. revolution ;
Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ukraine   (The Russian woods)

Werkleitz biennale, Halle, Germany (Russian Woods)

International Film Festival, Istanbul (Tower Songspiel)

May be, art festival. Krasnodar (The Russian Woods)

Ticking Barents, Barents Spectacle 2013

Kirkenes, Norway  (The Border Musical)


Selected performances and theater production 2013:

Sommer Festival at Kampnagel, Hamburg

Under the Montain,
Festival of public Arts, Jerusalem

Where has Comminism gone?
at Former West, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

Where has Comminism gone?,
produced by tranzit.hu; Budapest



Solo projects:

You do not have to be left to think like this,
exhibition as school;

Gallery 21, Pushkinskaya 10, St. Petersburg


Group Exhibitions 2013:

Dear Art,
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubliana

KOW – Koch Oberhuber Wolff, Berlin

Impact festival exhibition
The impossible black tulip of cartography

Utrecht, The Netherlands

Disobedience Archive (The Parliament)
Bildmuseet, Umeå

Project 35
Kunsthaus CentrePasquArt – Centre d’Art, Biel/Bienne

Atlas Critique – Une carte blanche au peuple qui manque
Centre d’Art du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux

Truth is concrete: A 24/7 marathon camp
Sterische Herbst, Graz, Austria

In Fifteen Minutes Everyone will be in the Future (An opera),
Center of contemporary art “Ancient Bath”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Anatomy of Integration
Sculpture Quadrennial Riga 2012 (SQR 2012)

bureau publik, Copenhagen

Round Table,
Gwangju Biennalle 2012, South Korea

Kunstnerforbundet, Oslo

I will never talk about the war again,
Kulturno izobraževalno društvo (KID) Kibla, Maribor, Slovenia

Arsenale 2012,
ARSENALE – Ukrainian Biennale of Contemporary Art, Kiev

It is what it is. Or is it?
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston

Con Atlas critique
Centre d’art contemporain, Pougues-les-Eaux, France

Moving forward, counting backwards. Eastern Europe Palestra,
MUAC, Mexico City

Off Limits, Madrid temporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston


Selected performances and theater production 2012:

Copying without Copying, Episode 3,
produced by Arika in cooperation with Tramway, Glasgow, UK

SAPERE AUDE! Dare to know! Festival
Beursschouwburg, Brussels

Russian Woods,
Russian premier at Шелгунова ДК (Shelgunov Huose of Culture), St. Petersburg


Selected screening 2012:

Something Happened – filmprogram;
Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo (Museum Songspiel)

Sofia Queer Forum (Partisan Songspiel)
TOMMOROW, film festival. Moscow (The Russian Woods)
SIMULTAN FESTIVAL #8 | ‘The beginning of the end’

11-13 oct. 2012 timisoara, romania (Partisan Songspiel)

Border Aesthetics Conference; (The Museum Songspiel)
University of Tromsø, Norway
Province | Visitor Centre, tv night in Tel-Aviv
The Russian Woods, screening and discussion at NO.W.HERE, London
The Russian Woods, premier in St. Petersburg, Smolny Colledge of Arts

National Centerfor Contemporary Art, Moscow (Baden-Baden Lessons on discontent & Partisan Songspiel)

Transition Worlds at Artfoyer, Zurich (Baden-Baden Lessons on discontent)

Episode 1: A Film is a Statement; organized by Arika, Glasgow Film Theater, UK (Partisan Songspiel and Tower Songspiel)



Solo projects:

The Lesson on Dis-Consent,
the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

Chto Delat? Perestroika: Twenty Years After: 2011-1991
Kölnische Kunstverein

Museum Songspiel,
Glasmoog, Academy of media arts, Cologne

Study, study and Act again,
Moderna Gelerija (Mala Galerija), Ljubliana

What is to be done between tragedy and farce?
Smart Project Space, Amsterdam


Group Exhibitions 2012:

PRIGOV. Die Textarbeiten des Dmitrij Aleksandrovič
mit einer künstlerischen Intervention von Chto Delat?

Das Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria

The Oil Show
HMKV im Dortmund, Germany

After the Fall
Tulca Festival of Visual Art, Galway, Ireland

MUDAM, Luxembourg

Towards the Other,
The State Museum of History of St Petersburg

EVENTO 2011, l’art pour une ré-évolution urbaine,
Bordeaux, France

Living as Form,
Creative Time, New York

The Global Contemporary. Kunstwelten nach 1989
ZKM | Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe

WEITWINKEL – Kunst.Kultur.Politik
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Berlin

Auditorium Moscow. A Sketch for a Public Space,
A project of Museum of Modern art in Warsaw, Bielie Palaty, Moscow

I Will Never Talk About the War Again, Psychosis part 1,
Färgfabriken, Stockholm

Encuentro Internacional de Medellín (MDE11)
The Museo de Antioquia, Medellin, Columbia

The Long Avantgarde,
Cartel gallery, London

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY

LOL: A Decade of Antic Art,
Contemporary Museum, Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

Other Possible Worlds
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin

Sin realidad no hay utopía,
Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo (CAAC), Sevilla

Schon wieder und nochmal? – Handlungsspielräume,
Kunstverein Medienturm, Graz


Selected screening 2011:

Disobedecer a Toda Costa, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico

Freud Dream Museum, St. Petersburg (Baden-baden Lessons on dis-content)

Historical Materialism, 8 annual conference, London (Museum Songspiel)

YU GO Bandits!; Arsenal Cinema, Berlin (Partisan Songspiel)

16 Beaver discussion (Perestroika Songspiel)

Open Forum, Art Academy in Oslo

Film Festival Mirrow”, Ivanovo, Russia (Tower Songspiel)

Our Friendships are Constructed on the Basis of Conflict , screening organised by redchannel, NY

Dutch Art Institute, Anhelm, Holland

The Populist Front, On the Role of Myth, Storytelling and Imaginary in Populist Movements,
organised by SKOR, Amsterdam (Museum Songspiel)

Jan van Eyck Akademie, seminar and screening, Maastricht, Netherlands (Songspiel Triptich)



Solo projects:

Chto delat?
ar/ge kuns Museum Gallerie, Bolzano

Chto delat? (What is to be done?) – The Urgent Need to Struggle Part 2
ICA – Institute of Contemporary Arts London

Chto delat? – The Urgent Need to Struggle. Part 1
Gallerija Nova, Zagreb


Group Shows 2010:

– Learning Machines. Art Education and Alternative Production of Knowledge
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA)

– The History of Russian video Art. Part 3.
Moscow MMOMA

– To the Arts, Citizens!
Museu Serralves, Museu de Arte Contemporânea, Porto 

Engineers of the Soul, a show about communism and artists’ relationship to power,
Postmaster Gallery, New York

– Spaport Biennial 2009/2010
Banja Luka, Serbia

– Transitland in Trieste – Studio Tommaseo
Istituto per la documentazione e diffusione delle Arti, Trieste

– Etats de l´Artifice
Musée d´Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris – MAM/ARC, Paris

– Vectors of the Possible
Basis voor Actuele Kunst – BAK, Utrecht

– Watchmen, Liars, Dreamers (Erudition concrete 3)
FRAC – Ile-de-France Le Plateau, Paris

– Principio Potosí. ¿Cómo podemos cantar el canto del Señor en tierra ajena?
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía MNCARS, Madrid & Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin

– 1st Ural Industrial Biennial – Shockworkers of the Mobile Image
Ural Industrial Biennial, Yekaterinburg

– Practicing Memory in a time of an all-encompassing present,
Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Italy

– Monumento A La Transformación
Centro Cultural Montehermoso, Vitoria-Gasteiz

– The Beauty of Distance. Songs of Survival in a Precarious Age,
17th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

– Reality Check Project,
Trøndelag Centre for Contemporary Art(TSSK), Trondheim

– When One Has to Say “We”: Art as the Practice of Solidarity,
European University, St. Petersburg

– Hungry Man, Reach for the Book. It Is a Weapon,

– IF NOT NOW. Artists’ solidarity with Romani people and claim for equal rights,
Trafo Gallery, Budapest

– Proposals for socialist colony,
Skydive office of cultural affairs, Houston

– A History of Irritated Material,
Raven Row, London

– Monument to Transformation,
Montehermoso, Vitoria, Spain

– …on the eastern front, video art from central and eastern europe 1989–2009,
Ludwig Museum, Budapest

– re: ex-post. Critical Knowledge and the Post-Yugoslavian Condition,
Open Space

Zentrum für Kunstprojekte, Vienna


Selected screening 2010:

Creative Time Summit, New York

Independent Curators International – Project 35

Chto Delat? Realism: Between Tragedy and Farse
Screening and discussion with Chto Delat? members Olga Egorova Tsaplya e Dmitry Vilensky;
Kunsthalle Lissabon, Portugal

videoabend Farbe Bekennen I: „The Tower: A Songspiel“, riesa efau. Kultur Forum Dresden

EXODUS, Intenational Project Space, School of Art Bournville, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design

Project 35; video programm curated by 35 curators and commisioned by Independant Curators International, USA

Que faire ? Art, Film, politique – What is to be done ? Art, Film, Politics, Palais de Tokyo, Paris

The history of Russian Video art. Part 3; MMOMA , Moscow

– VoTH, Moscow museum of modern art – MMOMA , Moscow

film festival 2in1, Moscow

film festival Textura, Perm, Russia


– May Congress of creative workers, Moscow

Ambulante film festival, Injerto, Mexico

– And the moral of the story is… Part 2, Apex Art, NYC

– We can create our own histories, Arttransponder, Berlin

– 7 th.Festival Cinema Brive, France

– Géographies fracturées #4, Radical East Performance, Cinéma Le Méliès

– Les Cinémas – HORS PISTES, Un Autre Mouvement des Images, Center Pompidou

– And the moral of the story is…4 days of non-stop film; Morality Act III, Witte de With, Rotterdam



– Play Van Abbe – Part 1; The Game and the Players

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland

– Political Practices of (Post-) Yugoslav Art,

Muzej Istorije Jugoslavije, Belgrade

Where Everything Is Yet to Happen. 1st chapter: “Can you speak of this? -Yes, I can“,

SPAPORT BIENNIAL 2009/2010, Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina

– What Keeps Mankind Alive?

11th Istambull biennale, Turkey

– The Matrix: An Unstable Reality,

28th Biennale of graphic arts, Ljubliana

– Subvision festival,


– Hidden in Remembrance is the Silent Memory of Our Future,

4-th Biennial of Moving Image, Contour Mechelen

– Bertha von Suttner revisited,

Schüttkasten Harmannsdorf, Austria

– PRAXIS: Art in Times of Uncertainty,

Thessaloniki Biennale 2, Greece

– Unfair Project, Parachutartists Foundation,

De Service Garage, Amsterdam

– Plug in Nr.51 – Activist Club,

Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland

– Scénes Centrales,

TriPostal, Lille, France

– Chto Delat at Agency for Small Claims,

Bureau for Open Culture at Columbus College of Art & Design, USA

– No More Reality. Crowd and Perfomance,

Depo, Istambul

Insel Nr5: “leer”,

Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien


Selected screenings 2009:

– Music and Political narration, Laboratory of Critical Art, European University, Petersburg

– Transitland; The Red House, Centre for Culture and Debate, Sofia

– Transmediale – Transitland Destination Berlin (TCP); Collegium Hungaricum, Berlin

– Film screening “Underground Man”, An Artspeak project, Vancity Theatre

– Without borders? Some critical reflections on European and global border conditions, workshop and exhibition, Kontekst Gallery, Belgrade

– Perestroika video project, Filmscreening & discussion at Lakeside Park, Klagenfurt

-Depot – Kunst & Diskussion, Vienna

the video archive “Another City, Another Life” at Rotor Association
for Contemporary Art, Graz and the X Baltic Triennial of International Art, Vilnus

– “Stop! Action!”, DIVA archive at Škuc Gallery, Ljubljana

-Transitland. Video Art from Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2009

The International Media Art Biennale Wro 09 in Wroclaw , Poland

Factory of Found Clothes, film screening programm at Internationale Kurzfilmtage, Oberhausen




NGBK, Berlin


October Salon , Belgrade (the prize for best work)

U-TURN, Quadrennial for Contemporary Art , Copenhagen

No More Reality ,

De Appel, Amsterdam

6th Gyumri Biennial , Armenia

Frictions and conflicts

Kalmar Konstmuseum, Sweden

Another City, Another Life

Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw.

Have a Cake and Eat it too

Kunsthalle Exnergasse, WUK, Vienna

– Perform History, Meta-exhibition of U-turn, 

Overgarden, Copenhagen

Satellite Tunes. Art from the Post-Soviet States

Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest



­- Land of Human Rights,

Rotor, Graz, Austria

– October. Exit. Memory. Desire,

ARTRA, Milano, Italy

– Political – Poetical,

Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia

– Electrifications of Brains,

Motorenhalle, Riesa efau, Dresden

– Form of Resistance (Disobedience archive),

Van AbbeMuseum, Eindhoven

– Progressive Nostalgia,

KUMU Museum Tallin and 

Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

– DER PROZESS. Collective memory and social history,

Prague Biennale


Le Plato, Paris

– Space for Actualisation,

Hamburg, Germany

– Black Square, workshops of Art Moscow,

Central House of Artists, Moscow

– If you see something say something,

Gallery A4, Sydney



– Cities from Below,

Teseco Foundations, Piza, Italy

– Zone of Risk. Transition,

3d Bishkek Exhibition of Contemporary Art

– Urban Contact Zone,

Westwerk, Hamburg

– Strategies for Self-education,

Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow

– Contested Spaces in Post-Soviet Art,

Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York

– Interrupted Histories,

Moderna galerija, Ljubljana

– La Normalidad/ Ex-Argentina,

Palacio Nacional de las Artes, Buenos Aires

– Capital (It Fails Us Now),

Kunstihoone, Tallinn, Estonia



– Russia Redux #1,

Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York

– Multitudinario. The Question for Collectivity and its Forms,

SAPS (Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros), Mexico

– Kronstadt FOREVER,

project on site, Kronstadt, Russia

– One No Many Yeses,

Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney, Australia

– Collective Action,

Galerija Nova, Zagreb

– European Design Show 2005,

Design Museum, London

– Collective creativity,

Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel

– Drift. An urban investigation of Utopia and Everyday life,

Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow



– Drift.Narvskaja Zastava,

Saint-Petersburg Historical Museum

– Heaven, Stockholm, Sweden

– Watch out,

National Art Museum, Oslo

– Cycle Tracks will Abound in Utopia,

(with publication of Chto Delat)

Australian Center for Contemporary Art

– Faster than History,

(with publication of Chto Delat)

KIASMA Museum for Contemporary Art, Helsinki

– “Klyazma Art Festival 2004”,

(with publication of Chto Delat)

Site project, Moscow


Actions in Public Space:

– poster campaign during G8 Summit in Petersburg (together with DSPA – Resistance Movement)

– stencils and poster actions in Kronstadt, 2005

– Two days drift at Narvskaja /strong/spanspan style=Zastava, 03-04 September 2004

– Radio “Chto delat?” broadcast at Art Klyazma Festival 2004

– “Stop Machine!/Sandwiched”, 12 of January 2004

– “The Refoundation of Petersburg”, protest demonstration during the celebration of the 300 years anniversary of St. Petersburg, 28 of May 2003