Kerim Ragimov

1970/Leningrad/USSR

Graduated from Leningrad Art College named after V. Serov.
Works and lives in St. Petersburg.

In 1994 K. Ragimov starts working under several projects that reflect his interest in photo-based art:
1. “HUMAN PROJECT” – series of painting copies from mass-printed originals (newspaper and magazine cuttings, posters, stickers etc). Each original is a group portrait made by the unknown author and combining ‘the sitters’ for this portrait on some or other special basis.
2. “METRO PROJECT” – conceptual series of oil painting works on paper (56[81 cm).
The series consists of about 60 realistic landscapes with the view of all the St. Petersburg metro pavilions.
The works are executed in various styles and show the different – sometimes fantastic – atmospheres in nature and time. This is a kind of attempt to create somewhat like the encyclopaedia of emotional states of a human and also to reflect some aspects of art and mankind history.
3. “AMBULANCE+METRO” – series of photographs depicting the ambulance cars staying near the metro entrance.
4. “ROADOFF” (the first version).

 

PRIMARY SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2014

  • “Human project. 1994-2014”, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia (in terms of official parallel program of European Biennale of Contemporary Art Manifesta 10)

2011

  • «Fear fair», Regina Gallery, (>fear fair), Moscow, Russia

2008

  • «PIETA» (>pieta, >ambulance+metro), Primo Marella gallery, (catalogue); Milan, Italy
  • «PIETA», (>pieta, >ambulance+metro), ARTstrelka Projects gallery, culture center Art-Strelka, Moscow, Russia

2006

  • «HUMAN PROJECT. FEAR version», Forensic medicine museum, Marina Gisich Gallery, (catalogue); St. Petersburg, Russia

2005

  • «ROADOFF v.2», Museum 52 Gallery, (catalogue); London, UK
  • «HUMAN PROJECT», Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

  • «ROADOFF 2», Marina Gisich Gallery, (catalogue); St. Petersburg, Russia

1996

  • 4th St. Petersburg Biennale, (>human project), (catalogue), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Duplo Gallery, (>human project), St. Petersburg, Russia

1991

  • “THE LAST BAR BY THE OUTPOST”, the “apartment exhibition” in studio «Saigon», in common with Olga Rostrosta, St. Petersburg, Russia

1989

  • «Znanie» cinema, in common with Olga Rostrosta, St. Petersburg, Russia

PRIMARY GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2014

  • Contempoary Istanbul Art Fair, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, ICC, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Vienna Art Fair, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Cosmoscow Art Fair, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, Manezh Ehxibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
  • “Crystallizations. Contemporary art from St. Petersburg”, Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
  • Art group PARAZIT, “Venice salvation” (also as a curator), Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Meeting Points”, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgium

2013

  • «Exhibition of artistic group Parazit+», «Cultural alliance. Marat Guelman project», Guelman Gallery on Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
  • Art Paris Art Fair, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, Paris, France
  • «FEMALE SEX ORGANS», Borey gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «GROUND», Borey gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2013

  • ARTMOSCOW, (>human project), Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia

2013

  • Vienna Art Fair, (>human project), Vienna, Austria

2013

  • Contemporary Istanbul’13, Istanbul Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey

2012

  • “Those who hear the music think the dancers mad”, Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Istanbul Contemporary, (>human project), Istanbul, Turkey
  • Baltic Biennale, Rizzordi Art Foundation, (>human project), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «ART BELONGS TO THE BOURGEOISIE», Borey gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «DAMIEN HIRST FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS», Borey gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «VIEWER’S DEATH», Borey gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «FORMALISM», Borey gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «ART AGAINST VIEWER», Borey gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «ART AGAINST MONEY», Borey gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «PREMIERE», Lensoveta theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «HELP KRYMSK», Charity auction, Red October gallery, (>fear fair), Moscow, Russia
  • «PROHIBITED», group show at Alex Morozov’s studio
  • «RETRO MUTANTS», KultProekt gallery, (>metro), Moscow, Russia

2011

  • ARCO 2011, Marina Gisich gallery booth, (>pieta), Madrid, Spain
  • «2001-2011. CHAPTER 1». 10 years Marina Gisich gallery. (>pieta), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «SHIT», AL Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2010

  • «40*», National center for contemporary art, (>human project), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Sergei Kuriokhin contemporary art prize ’09, (short list). (>human project), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • ALWAYS OTHER ART, Viktor Bondarenko collection opening, Moscow museum of contemporary art. (>human project), Moscow, Russia
  • NOVY MUSEUM collection opening, (>pieta >human project), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • FRIEZE 2010, Regina gallery booth, (>human project), London, UK
  • COSMOSCOW 2010, Marina Gisich gallery booth, (>pieta), Moscow, Russia

2009

  • ART MOSCOW 2009. Marina Gisich gallery booth. (>human project), Moscow, Russia
  • ARTSTROYKA, charitable auction, (>human project), Moscow, Russia
  • KANDINSKY PRIZE AT LONDON (in the framework of Frieze art fair). Louise Blouin Foundation, London, UK (>human project)
  • BASEL SCOPE, (>pieta), booth of Primo Marella gallery, Basel, Switzerland
  • MIART 2009, (>pieta), booth of Primo Marella gallery, Milan, Italy
  • «ART ABOUT ART», (>roadoff 2), the State Russian Museum, (catalogue), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • ART FIRST, (>pieta), booth of Primo Marella gallery, Bologna, Italy

2008

  • ART ASIA, (>pieta), booth of Primo Marella gallery, Miami, USA
  • EXHIBITION OF KANDINSKY PRIZE NOMINEES, (>human project), (catalogue), Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia
  • Phillips de Pury&Company, Contemporary art auction, (>roadoff 2), (catalogue), London, UK
  • ARTISSIMA 2008, (>pieta), booth of Primo Marella Gallery, Turin, Italy
  • ARTMOSCOW 2008, (>human project) (catalogue), Marina Gisich Gallery booth, Moscow, Russia
  • ARTSTROIKA, Charity auction, (>human project), Moscow, Russia

2007

  • «RUOPLE», with Dmitry Shubin, (>ruople), Mudimadrie/Galerie Gianluca Ranzi, Antwerp, Belgium
  • «NEW IDEAS FOR THE CITY», The new exhibition hall of Museum of urban sculpture, (>metro), (catalogue), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «PROGRESSIVE NOSTALGIE», (>human project), (catalogue), Contemporary art of the former USSR, Luigi Pecci Center of contemporary art, Prato, Italy
  • «MEMORY RETURN/NEW ART FROM RUSSIA, (>metro), art gallery of KUMU Museum, Tallin, Estonia
  • ARTMOSCOW 2007, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, (>human project), (catalogue), Moscow, Russia
  • «Move. Evolution. Art», (>human project), Ekaterina Foundation, Moscow, Russia

2006

  • «MODUS R», Russian formalism today, (>roadoff 2), (catalogue), the Newton building, Miami design district, in terms of Art Basel Miami, Miami, USA
  • «SENSE OF HISTORY», (>metro), the State Museum of St. Petersburg history, postern of Peter and Paul’s Fortress, in terms of festival «Contemporary art in traditional museum», St. Petersburg, Russia
  • ARTMOSCOW 2006, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, (>human project), (catalogue), Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia
  • PULSE, (>roadoff 2), New York, USA
  • BOLOGNA ARTE FIERA, (>roadoff 2), Bologna, Italy

2005

  • EUROPALIA RUSSIA, Ekaterina prospect, Fashion museum, (>human project)
  • Antwerp, Belgium
  • I Moscow Biennale, (>human project), Moscow, Russia
  • ZOO ART FAIR, (>roadoff 2), London, UK
  • ARTMOSCOW 2005, Marina Gisich Gallery booth, (>human project), (catalogue), Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia

2004

  • «Over the red horizon», (>roadoff 2, >danila bagrov), (catalogues), (Moscow-Warsaw), Ujazdow Castle, Warsaw, Poland; NCCA, Moscow, Russia
  • 5 Shanghai Biennale, MoCA Shanghai, (>roadoff 2), (catalogue), Shanghai, China
  • «Thinking of the Motherland», A. Akhmatova Museum at Fountain House, (>roadoff 2, >metro), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • ARTMOSCOW 2004 (>roadoff 2), (catalogue), Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia
  • «Faster that history», (>roadoff 1), (catalogue), Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

2003

  • «New counting. Digital Russia with SONY», (>metro), (catalogue), Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia
  • «Reality horizons», (>human project), (catalogue), M HKA Museum, Antwerp, Belgium
  • «LIVE! Actual Art from St. Petersburg» («spb.bildende.diskurs.film.rock. Live! Aktuelle Kunst aus Petersburg»). (>human project), (catalogue), workshop (live)

2002

  • «ARTMANEZH 2002», (>human project), (catalogue), Moscow, Russia
  • «Love is colder that death», (>series from project «movies»), in common with Dmitry Vilensky, Cinema House, PAR club, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «DAVAJ!» (>human project, >roadoff 1), (catalogue), Mac’s (Musee des Arts Contemporains), Grand Hornu, Belgium; Postfuhramt, Berlin, Germany

2001

  • «SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS», (>human project, >series “danila bagrov” from project «movies»), with Dmitry Vilensky, (catalogue), Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1st Tirana Biennale, (>human project), (catalogue), Tirana, Albania
  • «FOUR SEASONS», common exhibition of NCCA and Finland Association of Artists , (>metro), Espoo, Finland

2000

  • «Madam Painting», (>human project), Museum of nonconformist art, Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Participating in program INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ART 2000 and in auctions in Sotheby’s offices, (>human project) (catalogue) – Tel-Aviv, Chicago, Vienna
  • MiArt2000, (>human project, >metro project), (catalogue), Milan, Italy

1999

  • «I still remember that enchanting moment» (after A. Pushkin’s poetry), (>human project), «Art-Collegya Gallery», St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «BITCH OF THE YEAR», (>human project), Gallery 103, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «Sounds of colors», Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

1998

  • «St. Petersburg – 97», (>human project), (catalogue), Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Festival «ARTGENDA», (>metro), (catalogue), Stockholm, Sweden

1997

  • Organization of the project «SUPERGALLERY»;
  • Exhibition «PROJECTUS» in terms of the “SUPERGALLERY” project,(>human project, >метро проект, >ambulance+metro, >roadoffv1 >graphics to the novel by Mario Vargas Llosa “conversation in cathedral”), (catalogue), Big Hall of the Union of Artists, St. Petersburg, Russia

1996

  • 4th St. Petersburg Biennale, (>human project), (catalogue), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Duplo Gallery, (>human project), St. Petersburg, Russia

1995

  • «Group exhibition», (>human project), Studio 77, Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg, Russia

1994

  • «Nothing in common», Gallery 103, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • «The best paintings», in common with D. Shorin, Gallery 21, St. Petersburg, Russia

1993

  • «Paintings by weight», Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • illustrations for the novel by Mario Gonsales Llosa «Conversation in cathedral».
  • «Jeans festival», Sestrotetsk, Russia

1992

  • «All St. Petersburg», Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia

1991

  • «Exhibition of collages», Gallery 103, St. Petersburg, Russia

1989

  • Works of the first period are mostly the semi-abstract landscapes executed in expressive painting style.

 

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