Kozin Vladimir

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KOZIN VLADIMIR (born in 1953) is one of the most paradoxical St. Petersburg artists. In his works he ironically reconsiders the world history of art. Vladimir Kozin is a member of the creative association The Brotherhood of New Blockheads; he is the creator of the Mousetrap of Contemporary Art museum, which is a mobile museum, and the PARAZIT gallery.

Kozin is known for virtually patenting the use of materials such as automotive rubber and plywood in contemporary Russian art. Unsophisticated household materials that seem to be unsuitable for high art in the traditional sense appear to be the basis of his sculptural compositions, objects, and installations. The artist transfers everyday objects from the low to the high, use rubber to create monuments to a teapot, a skate, a razor... This tradition originates in the readymades of Marcel Duchamp, and Kozin repeatedly refers to this artist.

Awards

2020

  • "Innovation" award in the category "Artist of the Year"
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Primary solo exhibitions

2019

  • "Feel Like a Bird", Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, Perm, Russia

2017

  • "My little Leniniana", Alliluyevs' Apartment Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "I dreamed of great and pure art", Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Mournful Slavic Baroque", Tallinn City Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia

2016

  • "This is only text", in collaboration with Rostislav Lebedev, Novy Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2015

  • "Mournful Slavic Baroque", Dukley Art Center, Kotor, Montenegro

2013

  • "To live until retirement", Gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "My Poor Faberge", Cultural Alliance. Marat Guelman's project, Moscow, Russia

2011

  • "The better day, the better deed", Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Omnibus sui tempus or the better day, the better deed", Gallery "Navicula Artis", St. Petersburg, Russia

2010

  • "Gave you this Hirst", Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Eternal values", gallery "Kvadrat", St. Petersburg, Russia

2009

  • "Why am I worse?", "M & Y Gelman" gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • "Name Russia", gallery "Luda", St. Petersburg, Russia

2008

  • "Ukraine has not died yet", gallery 10x15, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Rubber bands", Anna Franz gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2007

  • "Private Practice", Palkin Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2006

  • "Soviet century. Reconstruction.", Gallery "Kvadrat", St. Petersburg, Russia

2005

  • "Private practice of home museification", "Borey" Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "New Hermitage", gallery "Belka & Strelka", St. Petersburg, Russia

2004

  • "This and that", Tosno Museum of History and Local Lore, Tosno, Russia

2001

  • "V.P. Kozin Museum (photography department), "Photo image" gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2000

  • "Nihil", gallery "Navicula Artis", St. Petersburg, Russia

1999

  • "Mother-in-law", gallery "Borey" (within the framework of the project of the brotherhood "The new blockheads" "Central Russian Sublime Dullness"), St. Petersburg, Russia

1996

  • "Naphthalene Ballet", Gallery "103", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "About nothing but bathers", Gallery "103", St. Petersburg, Russia

1995

  • "Text", gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Sails for barge haulers", Gallery "21", St. Petersburg, Russia

1994

  • "10 Egyptian Executions", Gallery "21", St. Petersburg, Russia
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Public exhibitions

2021

  • "Homage to the Character. From the collection of the Kuryokhin Center", Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia

2020

  • Exhibition of nominees for the "Innovation" Prize, Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

2019

  • "Brotherhood "The New blockheads", Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
  • "Beauty: plus-minus", Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Brotherhood "The New blockheads", Mischin Gallery, Baruch College, New York, USA

2018

  • "Sculptor's Book", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Karl Marx Forever", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Radical fluidity", Museum of Art of St. Petersburg XX-XXI centuries, St. Petersburg, Russia

2017

  • "Right to the future", Museum of Art of St. Petersburg XX-XXI centuries, St. Petersburg, Russia

2016

  • "Brotherhood "The New blockheads", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2015

  • "New acquisitions 1998-2014", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Signs of the era or in search of identity", Special project within the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
  • "The ABC of the Mind. Dedication to Vladimir Khlebnikov", Gallery "Kultproekt", Moscow, Russia
  • "The New blockheads. Archive", Parnu, Estonia

2014

  • "Apartment art as home resistance" (Association "PARAZIT"). Parallel program MANIFESTA-10, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Suitcase", Parallel program MANIFESTA-10. Library of book graphics, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Heavy envy", Parallel program MANIFESTA-10, Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "ZOO-ZOO", State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia
  • "Another capital. Contemporary art of St. Petersburg today", Moscow, Russia
  • "Post Pop Art", Saatchi Gallery, London, England

2013

  • "Born to Fly and Crawl", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Invitation to Dinner", Cookbook of the Russian Museum. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Бумажная скульптура", Государственный русский музей, Санкт-Петербург, Россия
  • "New Archive" (Brotherhood the nex blockheads), New Holland, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 11th Biennale of Baltic Sea Graphics, Kaliningrad, Russia

2012

  • "New acquisitions", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Exhibition of nominees for the Kuryokhin Prize, Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Sounding substance", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2011

  • "Gates and doors", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Russian Poor", Milan, Italy

2010

  • "Sky", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "FIAC", Paris, France

2009

  • "Lenin from A to Z", State Museum of Political History of Russia, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Recycling", Youth Center of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Art-Cologne", Cologne, Germany
  • "Art about art", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Kandinsky Prize", Moscow, Russia

2008

  • "Book and Cinema", A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House (Sheremetiev Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "The Power of Water", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Russian Poor", project by Sergei Gordeev, Perm, Russia
  • "PARAZIT on the Russian poor", Gallery "Borey", St. Petersburg, Russia

2007

  • "Artist's Diary", 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, M. Guelman Gallery, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • "Architecture" Ad Marginem ", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Adventures of the Black Square", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Era of Space", A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2006

  • "12 Letters to Rembrandt", Gallery "DO", St. Petersburg, Russia

2005

  • "Collage in Russia. XX century", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "The wondermonger was tall... To the 100th anniversary of the birth of D. Kharms", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "For voice. Book of the Russian avant-garde", A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House (Sheremetiev Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 9th International Fair of Contemporary Art, "Piterskie", M. Guelman Gallery, Art-Moscow ", Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • "Portrait of a face", M. Guelman Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art Art-Moscow, Moscow, Russia
  • "Meilartissimo. From art to mail-art", The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, St. Petersburg, Russia

2004

  • "Duma of the Motherland", A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House (Sheremetiev Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Mimicry", exhibition-action, "The Village of Artists", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Class" - Educational program "Actual art in Petrograd-Leningrad-Petersburg. 20-21 centuries", International Educational Center, State Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

  • "Garden of Sculpture and Rest", Project "Paradise Tabernacles", A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House (Sheremetiev Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Electrovision", Video Art of Russia and Nordic Countries in recent years, Russia, Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Sweden
  • "Kharmsizdat presents: Russian Dada, Oberiu Vokh, Literary Constructivism, Leningrad Literary Underground", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2002

  • "The Art of Torture and Execution - Art Against Torture and Execution" (open social network art project), Kaliningrad, Russia
  • "Eternal happiness, eternal life", M. Guelman gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • "Garden of Sculpture and Rest", the "Living Architecture" project with the support of the Potanin Foundation, A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House (Sheremetiev Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Art genda festival", Hamburg, Germany
  • "The Artist's Book", German editions of the 1960-1990s. Russian small-circulation editions and book objects 1995-2002. A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House (Sheremetiev Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia

2001

  • "Art Media Forum", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Russian sculpture in wood. XX century", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 4th Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale "The Art of Memory", Krasnoyarsk, Russia
  • "Dembel Album" within the framework of the festival "Contemporary Art in a Traditional Museum", A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House (Sheremetiev Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia

2000

  • "Festival of Contemporary Art", Yaroslavl Art Museum, Yaroslavl, Russia
  • "Unofficial Capital", Project M. Guelman, St. Petersburg, Russia

1999

  • "Times of the connecting thread", State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "V poiskakh utrachennoy ikony", Muzey Nonkonformistskogo iskusstva, Saint-Peterburg, Russia

1998

  • All-Union Exhibition of Young Artists, Central Exhibition Hall Manege, Moscow, Russia
  • "Russian space", exhibition of the brotherhood The new blockheads within the framework of the project "Central Russian sublime dullness", Gallery "Manhattan", Lodz, Poland; Gallery "Officina", Szczecin, Poland
  • "What shall we do with monumental propaganda?", Project of the Institute of Contemporary Art, M. Guelman Gallery and the Free Culture Partnership. Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Contemporary russian artists books", Chicago, USA

1997

  • "Solntsevorot", International Festival of Contemporary Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Theater of Papers-3 Bukhkamera or Book and Elements", A. Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House (Sheremetiev Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia

1996

  • 4th St. Petersburg Biennale "Eastern Europe", St. Petersburg, Russia

1993

  • "Garderop", Central Exhibition Hall Manezh, St. Petersburg, Russia

1991

  • Ice Sculpture Festival, Plymouth, Michigan, USA

1990

  • "Skultura sovietica contemporansa", Milan, Italy
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Collections

  • State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Mordovian Erzia Museum of Visual Arts, Saransk, Russia
  • The A.S. Popov Central Museum of Communications, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Museum "Mousetrap of Contemporary Art", St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Okulovsky Museum of Local Lore N. N. Miklukho-Maklaya, Okulovka, Russia
  • Museum "Tsarskoye Selo collection", Pushkin, Russia
  • National Library of Russia, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • Museum of Contemporary Art PERMM, Perm, Russia
  • V.V. Mayakovsky State Museum Moscow, Russia
  • Kuryokhin Center, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Novy Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • The Museum of St. Petersburg art, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • State Literary Memorial Museum of Anna Akhmatova in the Fountain House (Sheremetiev Palace), St. Petersburg, Russia
  • British Library, London, England
  • Saxon State Library, Dresden, Germany
  • State Library, Berlin, Germany
  • Public Library, New York, USA
  • The Fine arts Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA
  • University of Iowa Library, Rare Book Division, Iowa, USA
  • Institute of Contemporary Russian Culture, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • University of California, Santa Barbara Library, Santa Barbara, California, USA
  • Kohler art library, The University of Wisconsin–Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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Education

1980

  • Leningrad Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design, department of architectural and decorative plastics
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