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  NOVIKOV Timur 

 Biographical information 
Born 24 September 1958 in Leningrad
1982 Founds Novye Khudozhniki (New Artists) group, which focuses on folk traditions and M. Larionov`s theory. Ther members of the group were O. Kotelnikov, Ye. Kozlov, S. Bugaev Africa, V. Ovchinnikov, K. Khazanovich, V. Gutsevich, I. Savchenkov, V. Tsoy, G. Gurianov, A. Krisanov
1989 Together with Yu. Lesnik and V. Mamychev organises Piratskoye Televideniye (Pirate Television). He writes scripts, works as a director, an actor and a designer of video films
Becomes an active participant of rave movement, did designing for rave-parties, including the legendary 1991 Gagarin-party in Moscow
Founds the New Academy of Fine Arts called upon to preserve classical traditions in modern art. Professors O. Maslov, V. Kuznetsov, G. Gurianov, O. Tobreluts, B. Matveyeva, D. Yegelskiy, Ye. Ostrov, A. Medvedev and a number of talented students from Russian, Austria, Garmany and France contribute to the Academy`s expositions and educational work
Died in in 2002 St. Petersburg

 Collections where works are held 
State Russian Museum, St.Petesburg
Museum in Tsaritsyno, Moscow
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Palais
Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria
numerous private collections in the USA and Europe

 Participation in exhibitions and auctions 
1983 Library of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Leningrad
1985 Club-81 Theatre, Leningrad
1986 ASSA Gallery, Leningrad
1989 Timur Novikov and Africa, Tate Gallery, Liverpool UK;
-Timur Novikov and Africa, Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany;
-Timur Novikov, Turun Linna ja Historiallienen Museo, Turku, Finland
1991 Der belebte Raum/Interferenzen 1., Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Palais Liechtenstein, Vienna, Austria (catalogue);
-Raab Galerie, Berlin, Germany;
-Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, USA;
-Gagarin Party, Cosmos Pavilion of People`s Economic Achievements Exhibition, Moscow
1992 Russian Ethnographic Museum, St.Petersburg;
-Architecture Institute, Moscow;
-Center for Fine Arts, Miami, Fl, USA
1993 Western-Eastern Divan, Nikolayevsky Palace, St.Petersburg;
-Frederic R.Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, Malibu, Ca, USA;
-Apology of Beauty, 1.0. Gallery, Moscow (catalogue);
-The Adventures of Oscar Wilde, Paul Judelson Arts, New York, USA;
-Swan Lake, Museum of City Sculpture, St.Petersburg;
-Espace Montjoie, Paris, France;
-Stadtische Kunsthalle, Duesseldorf, Germany;
-Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1994 Swan Song of German Romanticism, Kuenstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany;
-Timur Novikov. Tapestries, Museum of the New Academy of Fine Arts, St.Petersburg;
-In the Land of Literary Heroes, All-Union A.Pushkin Museum, Nekrasov Memorial Flat, St.Petersburg
1995 Timur Novikov. Baukunst in Deutschen Reich, Museum of the New Academy of Fine Arts, St.Petersburg;
-Swan Song of German Romanticism, Aydan Gallery, Moscow
1996 Ludwig II of Bavaria and Tchaykovsky`s Swan Lake, XL Gallery, Moscow;
-Timur Novikov. Silk-Screens, Soros Centre for Contemporary Art, St.Petersburg
1997 World Financial Center, New York, USA;
-Art Kiosk Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

1989 The Woman in Art, Leningrad Oblast Museums Association Exhibition Hall, Leningrad;
-Selected Works From Frederic R.Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, USA;
1990 Art of the Perestroyka Period, Phyllis Kind Gallery, New York, USA;
-Le Territoire de l`Art, State Russian Museum. Leningrad;
-Soviet Conceptual Art of the Late Era of Communism, Tacoma Art Museum, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA;
1991 Coldness and Beauty, Helsinki Festival, Finland;
-Jovenas Artistas de Leningrado, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico;
-Soviet Art of the 90s, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel;
-Contemporary Soviet Art, Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan
1992 -Soviet Art of the 90s, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow;
-Rooms, Contemporary Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia;
-Sots-Art, Lenin Museum, Moscow;
-Secret Cult, Marble Palace, St.Petersburg
1992-97 -Monumental Propaganda, eight museums in the USA
1993 -History of Unofficial Art, Museum of the History of St.Petersburg;
-Mayakovsky`s 100th Anniversary, State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg
1994-96 -Self-identification. Positions in St.Petersburg Art from 1970 until Today, Kiel, Berlin, Oslo, Sopot, St.Petersburg, Copenhagen;
- Renaissance and Resistance, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg
1995 -On Beauty, Regina Gallery, Moscow (catalogue)
1996 -Zone, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow;
-100th Anniversary of the Finnish Art Society, Kunsthalle, Helsinki, Finland;
-100th Anniversary of the Finnish Art Society, State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg;
-New Russian Classicism, Jutempus Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania;
-New Russian Classicism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
-Metaphern des Entruecktseins. Aktuelle Kunst aus St.Petersburg, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (catalogue);
1997 Kabinet, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands;
- Biennale of Contemporary Art, Montenegro;
- Festival of Neoacademicism, Pavlovsk Palace, Pavlovsk;
- Faces (project for Tsaritsyno Museum), Novosibirsk and other Russian cities;
- Photo-based Art, Zalman Gallery, New York, USA;
1998 Russian Monarchs, Aydan Gallery, Moscow;
- Art-Moscow - 97, Maly Manege, Moscow;
- Moscow Biennale of Photography, Moscow

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