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  Monastyrskiy (Sumnin) Andrey 

 Biographical information 
 
Born in Petsamo, Murmansk region (Russia) in 1949.
Graduated from Moscow State University in 1980.
Since 1976 member of the Collective Actions (Kollektivnye Deystviya) group.
1981 - compiling of the first MANI (Moscow Archive of the New Art) folder
1980–1989 - compiling of the Trips to the Countryside (in Five Volumes) of the Collective Actions group.
1986–1990 - compiling of the Five Volumes of MANI (Moscow Archive of the New Art) folders.
Lives in Moscow.
 

 Collections where works are held 
 
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin
Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana
 

 Participation in exhibitions and auctions 
 

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1990
Particular Histories (with Conrad Atkinson). Proletarsky District Peresvetov Lane, Exhibition Hall at Avtozavodskaya, Moscow
1991
Art Situation at the MANI Museum. MANI Museum (N. Panitkov’s country mansion), Lobnia, Moscow region; Artists’ Studio in Bolshaya Bronnaya ulitsa, Moscow
Neighborhood of the Regina Gallery. Regina Gallery, Moscow
1994
Unterschriften. Kunstwerke, Berlin
1995
Andrey Monastyrsky, Pavel Peppershtein. Paszti-Bott Gallery, Cologne, Germany
1996
The Limb. XL Gallery, Moscow
1998
Gosagroprom. Obscuri Viri Gallery, Moscow
2000
70s and Other Works. Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg
2001
A Finger. Central House of Artist, Moscow
2004
Mouse Hunting (with Vadim Zakharov). Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
2005
Earth Works. Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
2007
Winter of 1983–2008. Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana
2008
Andrey Monastyrsky. Tallinna Kunstihoone, Tallinn

Selected Group Exhibitions

1976
Spring Apartment Exhibitions. E. Renova’s apartments on 52 Leninsky prospect, Moscow
1977
La nuova arte sovietica: una prospettiva non ufficiale. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy
1980
Nonconformists. Contemporary Commentary from the Soviet Union. Art Gallery of University of Maryland, Maryland, USA
1981
Nouvelles Tendences de l’Art Russe Non-Officiel. 1970–1980. Centre Culturel de la Villedieu, Elancourt, France
25 Years of Soviet Unofficial Art. 1956–1981. Museum of Soviet Unofficial Art, New Jersey City, USA Russian New Wave. Contemporary Russian Art Center of America, New York, USA
1982
First AptArt Exhibition. AptArt Gallery (N. Alexeev’s apartment), Moscow
1983
Come Yesterday and You’ll Be First. City Without Walls Gallery, Newarc, USA
1984
AptArt in Tribeca. Contemporary Russian Art Center of America, New York, USA
1985
AptArt. Moscow Vanguard in the ‘80s. Washington Project for the Arts, Washington
1986
Arts of Today. International exhibitions. Hotel Hilton, Budapest
1987
Art of Today. II International exhibitions. Budapest Galeria, Budapest
Creative Atmosphere and Art Process. First Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club. Proletarsky District Exhibition Hall at Vostochnaya Street, Moscow
Retrospection 1957–1987. Hermitage Amateur Society, Exhibition Hall at 100 Profsoyuznaya, Moscow
Object 1. Exhibition Room on 28 Malaya Gruzinskaya, Moscow
1988
Ich lebe - Ich sehe. Kunstmuseum, Bern
1989
Expensive Art (Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club). Moscow Palace of Youth, Moscow
The Green Show. Exit Art, New York, USA; Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, Canada; Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon, Canada
1990
Towards an Object. Sadovniki Gallery (Krasnogvardeisky District Exhibition Hall), Moscow
Schizo-China: Hallucination at Power (Exhibition of the Avantgardists’ Club). Construction pavilion of VDNKh on Frunzenskaya Embankment, Moscow
1990-1991 Between Spring and Summer: Soviet Conceptual Art in the Era of Late Communism. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
1991
MANI Museum - 40 Moskauer Künstler. Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt am Main, Germany BiNationale (Israelische - Sowjetische Kunst um 1990). Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany; The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel; Central House of Artist, Moscow
1991–1993
Perspectives of Conceptualism. The University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu; Clocktower Gallery, P. S. 1, New York; North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh, USA
1992-1993
a Mosca... a Mosca. Villa Campoleto, Herculaneum; Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna, Italy
1993
La 45 Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy
1994
Fluchtpunkt Moscau. Ludwig Forum, Aahen, Germany
1995
No Man’s Land. Kunsthallen Nikolaj, Copenhagen
Kunst im verborgenen. Nonkonformisten Russland 1957–1995. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein; Documenta-Halle, Kassel; Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany; Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
1997
Collective Actions. Exit Art, New York, USA
1998
Out of Action. Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, USA
1999
Conceptualist Art: Points of Origins. Queens Museum of Arts, New York, USA
Kunst im Untergrund. Albertina Museum, Vienna
2000
L‘autre moitié de l‘Europe. Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris
2002
In Capital Letters. Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, Switzerland
Moscow Minimalism. Art Frankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The Music in Me, Chapter 1. Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst e.V. Bremen, Germany
2003
La 50 Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy
Berlin – Moskau / Moskau – Berlin 1950–2000. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
Moskauer Konzeptualismus. Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin
2004
Berlin–Moskau / Moscow-Berlin 1950–2000, State Historical Museum, Moscow
KD Group. E. K. ÀrtBureau, Moscow
My Kabakov. Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
2005
Accomplices. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
International Biennale of Contemporary Art 2005. Prague
Angels of History. Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
AptArt. 1982–1984. E. K. ÀrtBureau, Moscow
Russia! Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
2006
¡Rusia! Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain
Renegades. 25 Years of Performance at Exit Art. Exit Art, New York, USA
The Sun on the Wall. Pavelhaus, Radkersburg Umgebung, Austria; Laikmetīgās mākslas centrs, Riga
The Vincent 2006. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Artists Against The State: Perestroika Revisited. Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA
Venture II. Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana
2007
I Believe! Winzavod Contemporary Art Center, Moscow
Woe from Wit. State Literary Museum, Moscow
Thinking Realism. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
La 52 Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy
documenta XII. Kassel, Germany
Who’s got the Big Picture? Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen, Antwerp, Belgium
History of Russian Video Art. Volume 1. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
2008
Die totale Aufklärung - Moskauer Konzeptkunst. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Fundación Juan March, Madrid
Brussels Biennial 1. Brussels
That Obscure Object of Art. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
2009
Collection and Archive of Vadim Zakharov. National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
History of Russian Video Art. Volume 2. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
The another mythology. National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
2010
Hide and Seek. Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, USA
Archstoyanie 2010. Summer. Nikola-Lenivets village, Kaluga Region, Russia
 

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