1959/Leningrad/USSR

Lives and works in Saint-Petersburg.

Vladimir has been working with contemporary art since 1984 – performance, cinema, paintings, photographs, literature and installations.
Since 1984 he has been working on the aesthetics of the necrorealism together with Evgeniy Yufit.
In 1999 Vladimir Kustov and Victor Mazin established “Dreams Museum of S. Freud” in St. Petersburg, Russia.
In 2002 together with professor E. Mishin he initiated the foundation of the “Thanatology Center” at the forensic medicine department of St. Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I. Mechnikov. He organized and supervised artistic thanatological projects of the “Thanatology Center”.
Now he continues to develop artistic practices.

Works by Vladimir Kustov were regularly displayed at the prestigious exhibitions of the contemporary art at the world biggest museums. Artist’s works are represented in numerous state and private collections in Russia and abroad, including: collections of The State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg, Russia), The Lenin Museum (Tampere, Finland), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow).

 

AWARDS


2001

  • PRO ARTE Institute and The Ford Foundation Grant, St. Petersburg, Russia

PRIMARY SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2014

  • “64+”, Marina Gisich Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2013

  • “The approach of past”, State Russian Museum (The Marble Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia

2012

  • “Timer”, Lazarev Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009

  • “Crystallization”, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg. Russia
  • “Bread”. The Museum of Forensic Medicine. The Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I. Mechnikov, St. Petersburg, Russia

2006

  • “Vladimir Kustov. Painting 1987 – 2006”. Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “War”. The Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad. The State Museum for the History of Saint-Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Crows and dogs”, Dreams Museum of S. Freud. St. Petersburg, Russia

2005

  • “Memory of the Ground”, The Museum of Forensic Medicine, The Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I. Mechnikov, St. Petersburg, Russia

2001

  • “Modern Art in a Traditional Museum. Approaching”. The Museum of Forensic Medicine. The Saint Petersburg State Medical Academy named after I. I. Mechnikov, St. Petersburg, Russia

2000

  • “СrossCurrents. Out of context. Foreign Body”. The Russian Ethnographic Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

1999

  • “Petersburg’s Cemetery”, Konserttitalo, Kotka, Finland
  • “Coma”, The Marble Palace, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Installation: Dreams Museum of S. Freud”. East-European Institute of Psychoanalysis. St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Mausoleum and Necrosymbolism”, The Lenin Museum, Tampere, Finland

1998

  • “Petersburg’s Cemetery”, Laterna Magica Gallery, Helsinki

1994

  • “Morpho-Aesthetical fields of Evolution”, Muu Gallery, Helsinki

1993

  • “On the way to the Harbor”, Artist Studio, St. Petersburg, Russia

PRIMARY GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2014

  • Crystallizations. Contemporary art from Saint Petersburg, Turku, Finland

2013

  • Art Paris Art Fair, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, Paris, France

2012

  • “Those who hear not the music think the dancers mad”, Marina Gisich Gallery and Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Istanbul Contemporary, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Vienna Fair, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, Vienna, Austria
  • “Na Pole On!”, Festival “Art Full Face. Napoleon 12. Artistic practices”, Lazarev Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Russians and Germans. 1000 years of history, art and culture”, The State Historical Museum, Moscow, Russia

2011

  • “Necrorealism”, Moscow museum of modern art, Moscow, Russia

2010

  • “ARTMOSCOW”, 14th International Contemporary Art Fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • “Kandinsky Prize”, Exhibition of the Nominees, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • “Doors open day. A mansion – a gymnasium – a clinic – a museum. Russian Art, 1989-2009, from the Museum Collection», Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • “Brush stroke. “New painters” and Necrorealists”, The Marble Palace. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009

  • “Letter from the Island”, Orel Art Uk Gallery, London, UK
  • ARTMOSCOW, 13th International Contemporary Art Fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • “Sinyavinskaya symphony”, The Monument to the Heroic Defenders of Leningrad, The State Museum for the History of Saint-Petersburg, St. Petersburg, Russia

2008

  • “Kaliningrad-Koenigsberg 2008”, The 9th Baltic States Biennale of graphic art. Kaliningrad State Art Gallery, Kaliningrad, Russia
  • “Inertia”, W139, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • ARTMOSCOW, 12th International Contemporary Art Fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • “The Young, Aggressive”, Musashino Art University Museum & Library, Tokyo, Japan
  • “Red Army Studio”, The Cultural Foundation “EKATERINA”, Moscow, Russia
  • “Critique of colour”, The A. Akhmatova Museum at Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia

2007

  • “New ideas for City”, New Exhibition Hall, The State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Adventures of the Black Square by Kazimir Malevich”, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “The Future Depends on You. Pierre-Christian Brochet’s Collection, 1989-2007”, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • ARTMOSCOW, 11th International Contemporary Art Fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • “Corpus Delicti’’, Offenes Haus Oberwart, Oberwart, Austria
  • “Architecture: AD MARGINEM”, The Marble Palace, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

2006

  • ARTMOSCOW, 10th International Contemporary Art Fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2004

  • “Kandinsky and the Russian Soul”, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Palazzo Forti, Verona, Italy

2003

  • “Kunst und Verbrechen», Hebbel -Theater Berlin, Berlin
  • “Plato’s Cave”, Cultural Centre “Lamparna”, Labin, Croatia
  • “Death in the Venice of the North”. < ROTOR > association for contemporary art. Graz, Austria

2002

  • “ARTMANEZH”, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, Moscow, Russia
  • “Snowgirl – New Art from Russia”, Zacheta Panstwowa Galeria Sztuki, Warszawa, Poland

2001

  • “TIRANA BIENNALE 1”, National Gallery & Chinese Pavilion, Tirana
  • “Uus Kunst Peterburis, 1990ndad”, Eesti Kunstimuuseumi naitustesaal Rotermanni soolalaos, Tallinn, Estonia

1999

  • “The New Acquisitions of The Contemporary Art Department”, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

1997

  • “St.Petersburg-97”, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Kabinet”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “Five years of The Contemporary Art Department”, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

1996

  • “Metaphern des Entrucktseins. Actuelle Kunst aus St. Petersburg’’, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • “Self-Identification. Positions in St. Petersburg Art from 1970 until today”, The Marble Palace, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; Sophienholm, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • “Idylle & Katastrophe’’, Kulturhof Kronbacken, Erfurt, Germany

1995

  • “St.Petersburg-95”, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Self-Identification. Positions in St. Petersburg Art from 1970 until today”, Haus Waldsee, Berlin; The National museum of Contemporary Art. Oslo; The State Art Gallery. Sopot, Poland

1994

  • “Self-Identification. Positions in St. Petersburg Art from 1970 until today”, City Gallery in Sophienhof, Kiel, Germany
  • “Necrorealism”, Gallerie de Paris, Paris, France
  • “Contemporary Petersburg Art. Exhibition and Auction”, Hotel Nevsky Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia

1993

  • “Necrorealism in Hellerau”, International Performance Art Festival, Hellerau, Germany
  • “Russian Necrorealism: Shock Therapy for a New Cultrue”, Fine Arts Center, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio, USA

1992

  • “Wardrobe. Exhibition of the modern fancy-dress”, Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg
  • “Binationale: Sowjetische Kunst um 1990’’, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • “Ex USSR”, Groninger Museum, Groningen, the Netherlands

1991

  • “Nevsky prospekt. Undergraund”, Festival Nantes/St.Petersburg CRDC, Nantes, France
  • “Kunst, Europa. Soviet Union’’, Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany
  • “Binational: Soviet art in 1990’’, Kunsthalle Dusseldorf, Dusseldorf; Israel Museum, Weisbord Pavillion, Jerusalem

1990

  • “In the USSR and Beyond”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • “Territoire de L’Art. Laboratoire”, The State Russian Museum, Leningrad, USSR

 

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