Elena Gubanova / Ivan Govorkov

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Biography

Artists Elena Gubanova (b. 1960, Ulyanovsk, USSR) and Ivan Govorkov (b. 1949, Leningrad, USSR) work together since 1990, implementing their creative tasks in the direction of abstract art. 

The works by Elena Gubanova are distinguished by dynamic alloy of rich textures, different materials, complex volumes and unusual colors. Color options she uses easily and freely. This complex combination of saturated color sound and complete lack colors that replace the shades and light. 

Ivan Govorkov is the artist of pronounced intellectual type, prone to paradoxes. He owns excellent variety of materials and technical capabilities. Having mastered the visual languages of classic and contemporary, he is just like playing on the borders are incompatible.

Primary solo exhibitions

2016

  • "Time keeping", Marina Gisich Gallery, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2014

  • "Astronomy of the senses", Frants Gallery Spases, New-York, USA

2013

  • "The shadow of the void", Kyousei-no-Sato Museum Kurogawa Inn, Fukuoka, Japan

2012

  • "Inventions", Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Roman Dreams", Frants Gallery Space New York, USA
  • "Science and life", gallery Art-reFlex Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2010

  • "The space of possibilities", Barbarien art gallery Zurich, Switzerland

2009

  • "FIltering the White Noise", Frants Gallery Space New York, USA

2007

  • "Playing classics", Marina Gisich Gallery Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2005

  • "Apollo and Daphne", gallery Kvadrat– gallery Mansarda Genoa, Italy
  • "Delicate Vibration", The Kvadrat gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2004

  • "Volume", Palkin Gallery, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2000

  • "Spring sale", S.P.A.S. Gallery Saint-Petersburg, Russia
  • "Book", De-veik Gallery, Holland

1998

  • "Drawings on the Fields", Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg, Russia

1995

  • "Dictionary", Gallery Borey, St. Petersburg, Russia

1994

  • "New Icons", Pskov City Museum, Pskov, Russia

1992

  • "The Birth of the Alphabet", gallery "70-a", St. Petersburg, Russia
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Public exhibitions

2020

  • "Life after life", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "ID.ART:TECH", The National Arts Club, New York, USA
  • "Artists and Collectors - to the Russian Museum. Gifts. 1898–2019. Favorites", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2019

  • "Lookout", Fort Konstantin, Kronstadt, Russia
  • "ID.ART:TECH", within the framework of the parallel program of the Venice Biennale, Ca`Foscari University, Venice, Italy
  • International Festival of Media Art "Cyberfest 12", Museum of Applied Arts at the Stieglitz Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Beauty + -", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Epic Feil", DK Gromov, St. Petersburg, Russia

2018

  • International Media Art Festival "Cyberfest 11. Part 2", Sainz Gallery, Ca-Foscari University, Venice, Italy
  • "Thinking Machines 2", Goldsmiths University, London, England
  • "Art and Technology", International Technology Festival, Brighton, England
  • "Artificial Intelligence", MAXXI Museum, Rome, Italy
  • "Magic of Water", International Festival "Seminary", Maranola, Italy
  • "Digital Clouds" Multimedia Exhibition, Caserta, Italy
  • Exhibition of the nominees for the Prize of Contemporary Art. S. Kuryokhin, Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Castings", as part of the Night of Museums, Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • International Festival of Media Art "Cyberfest 11", Museum of Applied Arts at the Stieglitz Academy, St. Petersburg, Russia

2017

  • "Quiet Voices. Contemporary Artists on the Siege of Leningrad", Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Constructions and Sets", Ground Solyanka Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • "HYBRIS. Hybrids and Monsters in Contemporary Art", in the framework of the parallel program of the Venice Biennale, Ca`Foscari University, Venice, Italy
  • "Interpretations", International Media Art Festival "Cyberfest 10", Research Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia

2016

  • "Provenance", Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Painting after painting", Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia
  • "Corps", Research Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Models of Mind", International Media Art Festival "Cyberfest 9", Convergence, London, England; Pratt Institute, New York, USA

2015

  • Festival "ART PROSPECT 2015", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Painting after painting", Research Museum of the Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "URBI ET ORBI", in the framework of the parallel program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russian University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia
  • "ON MY WAY", as part of the parallel program of the Venice Biennale, Ca`Foscari University, Venice, Italy

2014

  • "Capital of Nowhere", within the framework of "MANIFESTA - 10", State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Berlin Days in Tokyo", Sky Gallery 2, Tokyo, Japan
  • "Another capital", Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
  • International Media Art Festival "Cyberfest 8", St. Petersburg, Russia; Gallery Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
  • "Paper sculpture", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Signal 2", as part of the parallel program "MANIFESTA - 10", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Signal 1", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Danae", State Hermitage (General Headquarters), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Suitcase", as part of the parallel program "MANIFESTA - 10", library of book graphics, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Another house", in the framework of the parallel program "MANIFESTA - 10", Anna Franz Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Actual drawing", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2013

  • "Biennale of Graphics of the Baltic Sea Countries", Kaliningrad Museum of Fine Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia
  • "Cookbook of the Russian Museum", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • International Media Art Festival "Cyberfest 2013", Berlin, Germany
  • "Flying and Crawling", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Capital of Nowhere", within the framework of the parallel program of the Venice Biennale, Ca`Foscari University, Venice, Italy
  • "Timekeeper", The WYE Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2012

  • "Without barriers. Russian art from 1985-2000", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Timekeeper", Gallery "Empire projects", Istanbul, Turkey
  • International Media Art Festival "Cyberfest 7", St. Petersburg, Russia

2011

  • "Exhibition of the nominees for the S. Kuryokhin Prize", Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia (Elena)
  • "Mimicry", Museum of Dreams of Z. Freud, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • International Media Art Festival "Cyberfest 2011", Youth Educational Center of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "We are here", in the framework of the parallel program of the Venice Biennale, Ca Fosсkari University, Venice, Italy
  • "Patterns of the mind" Biennale in Turku 2011, museum complex Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku, Finland
  • "Gates and doors", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2010

  • "And.. Meninas", "Erarta" gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • International Media Art Festival "Cyberfest", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Exhibition of fellows of the I. Brodsky Foundation, American Academy in Rome, Rome, Italy
  • "Contemporary Russian Art", Christie’s Charity Gala Auction, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Sky", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009

  • "Russian Beauty", Pro-arte Institute, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
  • "Art about art", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2008

  • "Power of water", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Sonic Self", Chelsea Art Museum, New-York, USA
  • "Just White", Museum of the St. Petersburg avant-garde, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Art-Moscow 2008", Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2007

  • "Journey of the Black Square", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Observatory", within the framework of the project "Contemporary Art in a Traditional Museum", ProArte Institute, Pulkovo Observatory, St. Petersburg, Russia

2006

  • "Wooden sculpture", Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St. Petersburg, Russia

2005

  • "Meilartissimo", State Museum of Communications. Popova, Saint Petersburg, Russia (Ivan)
  • "Notebooks", "Kvadrat T" gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia (Ivan)
  • "Presentation to Christmas, Academy of Porcelain", State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia (Ivan)
  • "Art + Design", Bulthaup Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Collage", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2004

  • "50 views of the Peter and Paul Fortress", Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress), St. Petersburg, Russia (Ivan)
  • "Mimicry", NCCA, Artists' Village, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Two seas - two shores", Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Art Cologne", Cologne Trade Fair, Cologne, Germany
  • "Presentation to Christmas", State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

  • "Vivat, St. Petersburg!", Baltimore, USA
  • "Rohto", Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Touct me", A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Sky", gallery "Square T", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Avant-garde on the Neva", State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2002

  • "White", Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Filtration of white noise", A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Paper sculpture", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Sculpture, not sculpture ...", exhibition center "NAW", St. Petersburg, Russia

2001

  • "Moving Objects", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Abstraction in Russia. XX century", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Russian sculpture in wood. XX century", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "From the avant-garde to the present day", Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Familt portrait", Museum. A. Akhmatova in the Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Before or after canvas", Creative Union of Artists (IFA), St. Petersburg, Russia

2000

  • "Hit the Net", gallery "D-137", St. Petersburg, Russia (Elena)
  • "Artists of St. Petersburg", Carstensen Gallery, Skagen, Denmark
  • "Gifts of the Magi", Museum. A. Akhmatova in the Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Threshold", Center for Contemporary Art "University", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Krona", Center for Contemporary Art "University", St. Petersburg, Russia

1999

  • "Workshops - XX century", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Christmas Light", A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "All Petersburg", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia

1998

  • "Master class", Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Object of the artistic game", Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Own garden", Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum, Gatchina, Russia
  • "Christmas Fir", A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Suitcase", Kotka, Finland

1997

  • "Master class", Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "All Petersburg", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia

1996

  • "Journey to the island of Kiferu", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Circle", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia

1995

  • "ARS - 95", Helsenki, Finland (Ivan)
  • "4 professional exhibition", Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress), St. Petersburg, Russia (Ivan)
  • "Raft of the Arts", Shuvalov Lakes, St. Petersburg, Russia

1994

  • "Woman and her time", Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Petersburg-94", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Religious art", Ros-Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Heavy project for the day of light industry", Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress), St. Petersburg, Russia

1993

  • "Borsch", Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Garderop", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "And then-oh, yes", Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Petersburg –93", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg, Russia

1992

  • "Wall - 2", Exhibition Hall of the Palace of Youth, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Black and White", Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Malevich's garden", State Ethnographic Museum, Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia

1991

  • "Art Munich", Munich, Germany
  • "Art Hamburg", Hamburg, Germany
  • "Revival", Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress), St. Petersburg, Russia

1990

  • "Festival of St. Petersburg Galleries", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Leningrad, USSR
  • "Sky-Earth", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Leningrad, USSR
  • "Art Hamburg", Hamburg, Germany
  • "Studio. Territory of Arts", State Russian Museum, Leningrad, USSR
  • "Garden", Elagin Palace, Leningrad, USSR
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Collections

  • Private collection of the Chudnovsky, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Kolodzei Art Foundation, New-York, USA
  • The State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
  • The State Hermitage (Museum of Porcelain), St. Petersburg, Russia (Иван)
  • Museum of the History of St. Petersburg (Peter and Paul Fortress), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • City Museum, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • State Art Museum, Astrakhan, Russia
  • State Art and History Museum-Reserve, Pskov, Russia
  • Collection "Contemporary Art Museum", The Manege Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • City Art History Museum, Arkhangelsk, Russia
  • Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum, Gatchina, Russia
  • Университет Ca`Foscari, Venezia, Italy (Ivan)
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