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Mikhail Molochnikov


Biography


Mikhail Molochnikov was born in 1963 in Moscow.
He graduated from Moscow Architectural College in 1984. Mikhail became a member of the International Federation of Art (IFA) in 1996 and a member of Germany Art Alliance BBK in 2004.
He currently lives and works in Berlin and Moscow.

Main solo art exhibitions

1992 – “Secret Signs”. “A3” Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
1994 – “Without Name”. “Salon” Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
“Insects and People”. Kaliningrad State Art Gallery, Russia.
1995 – “House of Shchukin”. “Helikon” Municipal Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
1996 – “Birds and Fishes”. “Velta” Gallery & “Dar” Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
1997 – “M-16”, “Velta Gallery”. Moscow, Russia.
1999 – “Sensual Emotion”. “Grand-Marriot Hotel”, Moscow, Russia.
2000 – “Kali-Uygi Dances”. “Dom” Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2005 – “Objects and Figures 1999-2005”. “GAD” Gallery, Berlin, Germany.
2006 – “22”. GAD” Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Main group art exhibitions

Since 1990-1999 Mikhail Molochnikov participated in over 30 group exhibitions in Russia and abroad: in museums and galleries of Modern Art in Great Britain, Finland, Austria, Germany, the USA;
in multiplied international book fairs in Russia, Germany, Japan. In 1989-1990 he participated in performances on the Red Square by Jorgen Weber and TV Body Art show in Moscow.

1999 – “Book of the Artist”, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia.
“The Dobby Politic”. Long Island University, the USA.
“The Quick and the Dead”, “Dom” Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2000 – “Supreme Life”, “Dom” Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2001 – 5th International Art Fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
“Abstract Art in Russia: The XX Century”, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2002 – 4th International Biennale of Graphic Art. Òhe Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Art, Russia.
“Moscow Abstract Art”. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
“Collage in Russia”, The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Art, Moscow, Russia.
3rd International Arts Festival, Magdeburg, Germany.
“Paradise”. Alexanderplatz Bunker, Berlin, Germany.
2004 – “Finding Freedom: 40 Years of Soviet and Russian Art” by the Kolodzei Art Foundation. The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, Tarpon Springs, Florida, the USA.
“The Author's Book of the Poet and the Artist – Between the Text and Image”, National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow, Russia.
2005 – “Moscow Grafika: Artists` Prints 1961-2005” by International Print Center New York and the Kolodzei Art Foundation. New York, the USA.
“Collage in Russia”. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
2006 – “Historic MADI: Its Roots. Artists from Russia through Uruguay to Argentina in 20th Century”, “MADI Museum, Dallas, TX, the USA.
“Confrontations”, Berlin (Germany) and Krakow (Poland).
“Works on Paper: Soviet and Russian Art 1955-2005” by the Kolodzei Art Foundation. Brooklyn College, New York City, the USA.
“Easy Transport”. Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje, Macedonia.
“The New Russian Avant Garde”, Munich, Germany.

2007 – “ÀÂÑ”. “Avenue Gallery” at the University of Northampton, England.
“Russia – the native land of elephants”. Gallery “POP/OFF/ART”, Moscow, Russia.
Moscow NY Parallel Play” by the Kolodzei Art Foundation. National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow, Russia.
“Architecture on the Edges”, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.

2008 – “Moscow NY Parallel Play” by the Kolodzei Art Foundation. The Chelsea Art Museum, New York City, the USA. “Re:”, current open exhibition of experimental artist`s books. “Avenue Gallery” at the University of Northampton, England.
 “The Power of Water”, The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia.
“About Mortal in Art. To the memory of artist N. Konstantinov. “M-gallery”, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia.
6th International Biennale of Graphic Art. Òhe Kaliningrad Regional Museum of History and Art, Russia.
2009 – “Dmitry Kawarga and Mikhail Molochnikov”, “Barbarian-Art Gallery”, Zurich, Switzerland.
“0,5”, the anniversary project of “POP/OFF/ART” Gallery, Moscow, Russia.
2010 – “Boom the Paper”. “Ayr” Fund, Moscow, Russia.

“Origin of species”. The State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia.
“Moscow Grafika: Artist`s Prints 1961-2009” by the Kolodzei Art Foundation. Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington, the USA.
“Alla Gloria Militar”. “Aircraft Gallery”, Bratislava, Slovakia.
“The manual book”. The State Museum-Reserve “Tsarina”, Moscow, Russia.
2011 – “Distortion. The Earth”. “Art.ru” Agency, Moscow, Russia.

 “The Alphabet from A to Z”, “MEWO” Art Gallery, Memmingen, Germany.
 “Contemporary Russian artist's books in Marseille”. “Vis-a-Vis” Art Studio, France.
“Julia VERMES Collection”. “Vizivarosi Gallery”, Budapest, Hungary.
The London Art Book Fair, “Whitechapel Gallery”, London, England.
“Russian Art” at the “Fischer Auction”, Luzern, Switzerland.
“Artists’ Books on Tour – Artist Competition and Mobile Museum”. Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art (MAK), Vienna, Austria.
2012 – “Regeneration of the mind”, “Black Dog Gallery”, Moscow, Russia.
“The Magic of Diversity”. Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art, Vienna, Austria.
“Artists’ Books on Tour – Artist Competition and Mobile Museum”. International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“Artists’ Books on Tour – Artist Competition and Mobile Museum”. Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic.
Participant at the Annual Graphic Arts Fair “HudGraf” by the “Shchukin” Gallery. Moscow State Exhibition Hall “New Manege”, Russia.
The 7th forum of the book arts in Cologne («7. EDITIONALE Koln»), Art Studio «Neues Kunstforum», Germany.
“Made in Berlin”. “Art.ru” Agency, Moscow, Russia.
“Dialoges”. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia.
“Anthropomorphic Memory Space”. The Meeting-Place of Modern & Contemporary Art “Art Elysees”, Paris, France.

“The Experimental Art of Russian Children's Books”, New York City, the USA.

Mikhail’s works are in collections of the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, State Tretyakov Gallery, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, as well as in various state and private collections in Russia Finland, Germany, Egypt, Macedonia, Switzerland, France, Austria, Slovenia, Luxembourg, the USA.

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