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  ALIMPIEV Victor 

 Biographical information 
1973 born in Moscow
studied in Moscow Art College "In memory of 1905" and in Moscow Pedagogical University
sompleted the New Art Strategies course at Soros Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
took a probation training at Valand High School of Arts in Goteborg, Sweden
1991-96 member of De Profundis group, Moscow
Lives and works in Moscow

 Collections where works are held 

 Participation in exhibitions and auctions 
Selected personal exhibitions:
2008 Whose exhalation is this? Cultural foundation "Ekaterina", Moscow
2007 Victor Alimpiev. Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium
Victor Alimpiev. Studio La Città, Verona, Italy
Victor Alimpiev. P.S.1, New York, US
Victor Alimpiev. Centre George Pompidou, Paris
Two Songs. Art Laboratory Berlin, Berlin
My Breath. Interuniversity Exhibition Center, Nizhny Novgorod
2006 Der Wind weht nicht am Parkett! Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
Hellen`s shoulders ( with Anatoly Osmolovsky). Stella Art Gallery, Moscow
Wetterleuchten. Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
Victor Alimpiev. O.K Centrum für Gegenwartskunst, Linz, Austria
2005 Sweet Nightingale. Rigina Gallery, Moscow
Radiance. Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow
We`re talking about music (jointly with Marian Zhunin)(theatrical performance). 37th Biennale Teatro, Venice, Italy
2004 The Far Off Fight. M. Gelman Gallery, Moscow
2003 Oleg. M. Gelman Gallery, Moscow
2002 Ode (jointly with Marian Zhunin). TV-gallery, Moscow
Will for Utopia. Cinephantom club at the Movie Museum, Moscow
1999 Oleg, video version (jointly with Sergei Vishnevsky). Spider&Mouse Gallery, Moscow
1998 Oleg (with Sergei Vishnevsky). Winter Theatre Gallery, Moscow

Selected group exhibitions:
2008 Gods and Goods. Villa Manin, Passariano, Italy
2007 Paul Klee - Überall Theater. Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern
Her(his)tory. Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens
Silenzio. Una mostra da ascoltare. Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Talking Pictures. K20K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Dusseldorf, Germany
Confined Innocence. Art Gallery of Windsor, Windsor, Canada
II Moscow Biennaleof contemporary art. Federation Tower, Moscow
Urbanistic formalism. Moscow Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow
History of Russian Video Art - Volume 1. Moscow
Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow
Learning from Moscow. Stadtische Galerie, Dresden, Germany
I believe! "Wine Factory" Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
To Be Continued... (Was macht Video anders? Teil I). Galerie Anita Beckers, Frankfurt, Germany
From Russia with Love. Merano arte edificio Cassa di Risparmio, Merano, Italy
Videonale 11. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
On Geekdom. Benaki Museum, Athens
60 Festival internazionale del film di Locarno. Locarno, Switzerland
Une Histoire a soi. La Galerie, Centre d`art contemporain de Noisy-le-Sec, Noisy-le-Sec, France
Something about authority. L-gallery, Moscow; Central exhibition hall "Riding Hall", St. Petersburg
Movement. Evolution. Art. Cultural Foundation "Ekaterina", Moscow
XV. "Vinzavod" Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
2006 4 Berlin Biennale für Zeitgenössische Kunst. Berlin
Fremd bin ich eingezogen. Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
Oktobarski Salon 2006. Kulturni centar Beograda, Belgrade
52 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. Oberhausen, Germany
Let there be video! Russian video-art 1996-2006. Central Artists` House, Moscow
5 Tage bis zum Ende der Kunst. Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany
¡Rusia! Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
Modus R: Russian Formalism Today. Newton Building, Miami, US
2005 Comedy. Central Artists` House, Moscow
Rock Music. Center in Galerija P74, Liubliana
Hardwired. Firstdraft gallery, Sydney, Australia
51 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. Oberhausen, Germany
Russia! Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, US
Peripheral Visions. Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, UK
In my own words: 4 video elegies. "RuArts" Gallery, Moscow
Moscow Breakthrough. Bargehouse, OXO Tower Wharf, London
P.S. Beyond the red horizon. State Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
Russia 2. Central Artists` House, Moscow
Barbizona. "RuArts" Gallery, Moscow
2004 New Russian Video. Chelsea Art Museum, New York, US; South-Western Cinema, Yekaterinburg Movimento/Movimenti. Museo d`Arte Contemporanea Renato Guttuso, Bageria, Italy
50 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. Oberhausen, Germany
Body display. Secession, Vienna, Austria
Za Czerwonym Horyzontem. Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw
Manifesta 5. San-Sebastian, Spain
Seven Sins. Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Liubliana
Art Without Excuses. Shchusev State Architecture Museum, Moscow
Six times video. Central Artists` House, Moscow
Ich bin hier und du bist dort... Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Impakt Festival. Utrecht, Netherlands
2003 New Coutdown. Digital Russia together with Sony. Central Artists` House, Moscow
Horizons of Reality. Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium
Art-Moscow Workshops. Central Artists` House, Moscow
49 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. Oberhausen, Germany
La 50 Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy
VIII Moscow International Art Initiatives Forum. State Exhibition Hall "New Riding Hall", Moscow
ARTKliazma. II International Open-Air Contemporary Art Festival. Kliazma reservoir, Moscow Region
Born to be a Star. Künstlerhaus, Vienna
2002 Topical report. Nizhny Novgorod State Art Museum, Nizhny Novgorod; Novosibirsk Picture Gallery,Novosibirsk;
Togliatti Picture Gallery, Son un Artista Italiano - Nice to meet you! Russian artist - Piacere! State Contemporary Art Center, Moscow;
Centro Arte Contemporanea Spazio Umano, Milan, Italy
Land development. Open-Air Contemporary Art Festival. Kliazma reservoir, Moscow Region
2001 Dolly in Wonderland. Institute of Contemporary Art Problems, Moscow
SuperVision. Sakhalin Regional art Museum, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk; Club 16 Tons, Moscow
Out/in the cold. Central Artists` House, Moscow
Up-and-coming. International Film Festival, Hanover, Germany
47 Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen. Oberhausen, Germany
Media Forum 2001. Moscow
Russische Filmnächte II. Forum Stadtpark, Gratz, Austria
New York Festival of Russian Films. The Ziegfeld
Theater and Clearview Cinemas, New York, US
2000 Pilot issue. Institute of Contemporary Art Problems, Moscow
1999 Last generation. Spider&Mouse Gallery, Moscow
1998 Female Chthonic - Male Brutal Things. Apartment of Elena Kovilina and Georgy Pervov, Moscow

 Autobiographical notes 

 What the critics say 
...In his films, the young Russian artist Victor Alimpiev (1973) examines the subtleties of human expression and the relationship between the individual and the collective. His films are often like performative studies in which he focuses on choreography, mimicry, rhythmics, and frequently refers to theatre and classical music. In the film `Wie Heisst dieser Platz` (2006), he closely observes the interactions in a collective...
press-release S.M.A.K.


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