Biography

1962
born in Kostroma, Russia. Lives and works in Berlin

1989
graduated from the Imperial Academy of Arts (The Repin Institute of Arts),
Department of Painting by Prof. Evsei Moiseenko, Leningrad (Saint Petersburg)

1991
founded the TUT-I-TAM Group in Saint Petersburg
developed the INVENTORY concept and numerated the natural objects
developed the INTROSPECTIVE ACTIONS concept and organized the projects with social environment
selected the favorite artistic signs: white feather, eggshell, lemon yellow pigment and figures; later these 4 signs become his brands

1992
developed the ideas FEATHERING and EGGSHELL PAINTING
developed his artistic concept THE ORGANIC WAY

1994
realized the project ‚Feathering Names and Symbols‘. Intensively used the white feathers

1997
started a long-term project A GLANCE AT THE SUN
wrote the theory about color and time THE SPIRAL-DRIVEN DEVELOPMENT OF COLOR

1999
developed the FIGURATIVE NUMERICAL PAINTING (FNP) concept

2003
moved to Berlin, Germany

2009
founded with Ekaterina Kondranina STUDIO KOSTROMA in Berlin

2014
developed the TMF concept about time, money and figures in social-monetary system

2017
gave the final definitions to THE ORGANIC WAY and THE POINT:
THE ORGANIC WAY IS A WAY OF KNOWING THE UNITY OF MEANINGS
THE POINT IS THE END AND BEGINNING OF EVERYTHING

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected):

 
2018
Alexei Kostroma. Selected Works. Spaanshuis, Bussum, The Netherlands

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

2016
Time of Piggy. 401contemporary 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, 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. The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

2001
Life 2000 Meters Long. Hair Chronicle. Military-Historical Museum, Saint Petersburg

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

1999
Organic Way. The Penguin Spiral. The Ludwig Museum at the Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

1998
The Penguin Spiral. 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. The State Museum of the History of St. Petersburg, Saint Petersburg

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected):

 
2020
Artists and Collectors – The Gifts to the Russian Museum. The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2019
Long Live Rembrandt . Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Postcard Reloaded . Kunstraum Potsdam, Germany
Das Tier in der Kunst . Wurlitzer Art Quartier, Berlin, Germany

2018
Verzamelingen van Vrienden . CODA MUSEUM, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

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. 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, The 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, Moscow
ARTHOUSE Squat Forum. 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Phantom Monuments. GARAGE Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

2010
Sanatorium of Art. 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, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Art About Art. The Ludwig Museum at the 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. The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg

2006
Berlin: Tendenzen. La Capella, Barcelona, Spain

2005
Collage of the 20th Century. The 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. The 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

 

AWARDS / PRIZES:

2011 5th Kandinsky Prize, nomination ‘PROJECT OF THE YEAR’, Moscow
2001 FORD Foundation Prize
2000 FORD Foundation Prize
1999 SOROS Foundation Prize
1998 SOROS Foundation Prize

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

The Kandinsky Library, The Centre Pompidou, Paris
The Copelouzos Family Art Museum, Athens
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg
The State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Museum of Organic Culture, Kolomna
The Kostroma State Museum of Fine Arts, Kostroma