ALEXEI KOSTROMA

1962
born in Kostroma (Russia), lives and works in Berlin

1989
graduated from the Academy of Arts (Repin Institute)
Department of Painting, Leningrad (Saint-Petersburg)

1991
founds the "TUT-I-TAM" Group
develops the concept INVENTORY and numerates natural objects
develops the concept INTROSPECTIVE ACTIONS and organizes the projects with social environment
selects the favorite artistic signs: white feather, eggshell, yellow lemon pigment and figures.
Later these 4 signs become his brands.

1992
develops the idea FEATHERING and EGGSHELL PAINTING
develops his artistic ideology ORGANIC WAY

1994
realizes the project "The Feathering of Names and Symbols". Intensively uses white feathers

1997
starts a long-term project A GLANCE AT THE SUN.
Looks at the sun and fixes the development of color on the retina in sketches
writes the theory about color and time THE SPIRAL-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT OF COLOR

1999
develops the concept FIGURATIVE-NUMERICAL PAINTING

2000
makes the paintings in colored figures on FNP system from 1 to 9

2014
develops the TMF SYSTEM about time, money and figures in social environment

 

 

SOLO SHOWS (selected):

2017
Ascension. Eyes Only project by Caro Jost Gallery, Munich, Germany

2016
Time of Piggy. 401 Contemporary Gallery, Berlin

2015
UNO. Museum of Organic Culture, Kolomna, Russia

2014
Anticipation. Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
No Cash No Flash. NK Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium

2013
No Pain No Brain. LSD Gallery, Berlin

2012
Invisible World. Pechersky Gallery, Moscow
Alexei Kostroma. Selected Works. NK Gallery, Antwerpen, Belgium
Feathered Diary. Schleswig-Holstein-Haus, FilmKunstFest, Schwerin, Germany
Black Diary. Pechersky Gallery, Moscow
Keep Smile. German Embassy, Moscow

2011
Home Cosmic Lab. Matthew Bown Gallery, Berlin

2010
The Way to the Sign. Works from the 1988-2010. Galerie Sandmann, Berlin
Feathered Chaos. Wilde Gallery, Berlin

2008
What a Nice Day. Galerie Sandmann, Berlin
Speed of Falling. VII International Month of Photography "Photobiennale-2008", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2006
H5N1. Sweet Sleep. M&J Guelman Gallery, Moscow
Red. Мein Kampf. VI International Month of Photography in Moscow "Photobiennale-2006", Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

2002
The Fractal Geometry of Leaves. Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis Museum, Amsterdam
Smoke, Feather and Butterflies. State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

2001
Life 2000 Meters Long. Hair Chronicle. State Museum of Military History, Saint Petersburg

2000
Organic Way. A Glance at the Sun. Harry Blom Gallery, Brussels

1999
Organic Way. Penguin Spiral. Installation and introspective action. Ludwig Museum in State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

1998
Pinguingang. Galerie im Kornhaus, Kirchheim, Germany
Organic Way. Inventory of Yellow Rain. Navicula Artis, Saint Petersburg

1996
Feathering and Organica. Introspective action and installation. Kuenstlertreff- Reihe 22 Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

1994
Organic Way. Feathering Exhibition. State Museum of the History of Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg

 

 

GROUP SHOWS (selected):

2017
STRUCTURES. The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Hybrids and Monsters in contemporary art, Ca'Foscari, Venice Biennale, Italy
How to Slice Reality. REITER Gallery, Berlin

2016
Numerical Road in frame of Seminaria Sogninterra Festival. Maranola, Italy
Painting After Painting. Academy of Fine Arts, Saint Petersburg, Moscow

2015
Kosmos Seven. Pörnbach Contemporary, Germany

2013
Russische Kunst Na De Perestroijka. CODA Museum Apeldoorn, Netherlands

2011
Beyond Express. Rizzordi Art Foundation, Saint Petersburg
PROCHES. Docs en Seine, Paris
5th Kandinsky Prize. Central House of Artists, Moscow
Necessary Art. 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Gorky Park
ARTHOUSE Squat Forum. 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Phantom Monuments. GARAGE Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2010
Sanatorium of Art. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
BRIC. Saatchi Gallery, London

2009
New Old Cold War. 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Red October, Moscow
Not Toys!? 3rd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Art About Art. Ludwig Museum in State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Krieg Der Engel. Aktuelle Russische Kunst. Kunstverein "Talstrasse" e.V., Halle, Germany

2008
Russian Dreams. The Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, USA

2007
Adventure of the Black Square. State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

2006
Berlin: Tendenzen. La Capella, Barcelona, Spain

2005
Collage of the 20th Century. State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Free Will. Arena Berlin, M.A.I.S.VI, Berlin

2004
NA KURORT! Russische Kunst heute. Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany

2003
Ko: ma – a Diary of a Life. Alexanderplatz-Bunker, Berlin
Directions. Inside – Outside. State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg; Espoo Art Museum, Finland

2002
Feathering Aggression. Liverpool Biennial, Basement IX, Liverpool, UK
Crystallization. Birth of a Snowflake. Rauma Biennale Balticum, Lönnström Art Museum, Rauma, Finland

1999
ORGANICA.The Non-Objective World of Nature in the Russian Avant-Garde of the XX Century. Galerie Gmurzynska, Cologne, Germany

1996
Metaphern des Entruecktseins: Aktuelle Kunst aus Sankt Petersburg. Badische Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany

1991-1996
TUT-I-TAM projects and introspective actions. Russia and Germany

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
State Hermitage, Saint Petersburg
State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Museum of Organic Culture, Kolomna
The Kostroma State Museum of Fine Arts, Kostroma

 

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