Ragimov Kerim

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Biography

Kerim Ragimov has devised anonymous group portraits in paintings and drawings, on the basis of media images.

He scrupulously reproduces a particular scene found on the pages of mass publications.

In 1994 Ragimov started working under several projects that reflect his interest in photo-based art: “Human project”, “Metro project”, “Ambulance+metro”, “Roadoff”.

The heroes of ‘Human Project’ (the program series in the artist's career) are connected by a specific emotional state — by pain, joy, anger or pride. Kerim Ragimov asks the question: what is humanism in the era of mass media, when an event no longer exists but is created when history lacks a priori certainty, when it is constructed before our very eyes by the media.

In 2007 the works from the cycles “Metro project” and “Human project” were enlisted in the Ice Cream catalogue by Phaidon. The book provides the list of 100 most perspective artists of the modern era, which were selected by the top worls curators.


Awards

2008

  • Kandinsky Prize, long list
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Primary solo exhibitions

2018

  • “Human project”. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

2014

  • “Human Project. 1994-2014”. Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia (in terms of Manifesta 10 Parallel Program)

2011

  • “Fear fair”, Regina Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2008

  • “PIETÀ”. Primo Marella gallery, Milano, Italy 2008
  • “PIETÀ”. ARTstrelka Projects gallery, culture center Art-Strelka, Moscow, Russia

2006

  • HUMAN PROJECT. “FEAR” version. Forensic medicine museum, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2005

  • “ROADOFF v.2”. Museum 52 Gallery, London, UK
  • “Human project”. Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

  • “ROADOFF”. Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

1991

  • “The last bar by the outpost”. The “apartment exhibition” in studio «Saigon», together with Olga Rostrosta, St. Petersburg, Russia

1989

  • together with Olga Rostrosta, "Znanie" cinema, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Public exhibitions

2020

  • “Realism: yesterday, today, tomorrow”. Common project of the State Russian Museum and Tabacalera Museum Center, Malaga, Spain
  • NEMOSKVA (MORE THAN MOSCOW). “Manege” Central Exhibition Hall, Saint Petersburg, Russia
  • "The looking-glass and through it". St. Petersburg Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, 2020.

2018

  • “Portrait”. DK Gromov, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Russia. Realism. 21st century". Common project of the State Russian Museum and State Museum of fine arts Of The Republic Of Tatarstan, Kazan, Russia

2016

  • “2000-s. Collection of Ekaterina and Vladimir Semenikhin. Selected works. 2000-2005”. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia
  • “Painting beyond painting”. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2015

  • – “Russia. Realism. 21st century”. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “PAINTING BEYOND PAINTING”. The Scientific Research Museum Of Russian Academy Of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia

2014

  • The Other Capital. Contemporary Art of St. Petersburg Today”, Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia
  • Vienna Fair. Messe Wien, Vienna, Austria
  • Contemporary Istanbul Art Fair. ICC, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Cosmoscow 2014. Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, Russia
  • “Crystallizations. Contemporary art from St. Petersburg”, Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku, Finland
  • “Venice Salvation” (also as a curator), Art group PARAZIT, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Meeting Points 7 – Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks". M HKA Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

2013

  • Contemporary Istanbul 2013. Istanbul Congress Center, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Vienna Art Fair. Vienna, Austria
  • ARTMOSCOW 2013. Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia
  • “Exhibition of artistic group Parazit+”. “Cultural alliance. Marat Guelman project”, Guelman Gallery on Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
  • Art Paris Art Fair. Paris, France
  • "GROUND". Borey Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2012

  • “Those who hear the music think the dancers mad”, Marina Gisich Gallery together with Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia
  • Contemporary Istanbul. Istanbul, Turkey
  • Baltic Biennale. Rizzordi Art Foundation, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “ART BELONGS TO THE BOURGEOISIE”. Borey Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “DAMIEN HIRST FROM PRIVATE COLLECTIONS”. Borey Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “VIEWER'S DEATH”. Borey Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Formalism”. Borey Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • ART AGAINST VIEWER. Borey Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • ART AGAINST MONEY. Borey Art Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Premiere”. Lensoveta theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “RETRO MUTANTS”. KultProekt gallery, Moscow, Russia

2011

  • ARCO 2011. Madrid, Spain
  • “2001-2011. CHAPTER 1. 10 years Marina Gisich gallery”. St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “SHIT”. AL Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2010

  • “40*”. National center for contemporary art, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Sergei Kuriokhin contemporary art prize 2009 (short list). St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “ALWAYS OTHER ART”. Viktor Bondarenko private collection opening, Moscow museum of modern art (MMoMA), Moscow, Russia
  • NOVY MUSEUM collection opening, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • FRIEZE 2010. London, UK
  • COSMOSCOW 2010. Moscow, Russia

2009

  • ART MOSCOW 2009. Moscow, Russia
  • KANDINSKY PRIZE AT LONDON (in the framework of Frieze art fair). Louise Blouin Foundation, London, UK
  • BASEL SCOPE. Basel, Switzerland
  • MIART 2009. Milano, Italy
  • “Art about art”. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • ART FIRST. Bologna, Italy

2008

  • ART ASIA. Miami, USA
  • ARTISSIMA 2008. Turin, Italy
  • Exhibition of Kandinsky Prize nominees. Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia
  • ARTMOSCOW 2008. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

2007

  • “RUOPLE”. Together with Dmitry Shubin. Mudimadrie/Galerie Gianluca Ranzi, Antwerp, Belgium
  • “New ideas for the city”. The new exhibition hall of Museum of urban sculpture, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Progressive nostalgie. Contemporary art of the former USSR”. Luigi Pecci Center of contemporary art, Prato, Italy
  • “Memory return / New art from Russia”. Art gallery of KUMU Museum, Tallin, Estonia
  • ARTMOSCOW 2007. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • “Move. Evolution. Art”. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia

2006

  • “MODUS R. Russian formalism today”. The Newton building, Miami design district, in terms of Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, USA
  • “Sense of history”. 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. Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia
  • PULSE. New York, USA
  • BOLOGNA ARTE FIERA. Bologna, Italy

2005

  • Europalia: Katharina Prospekt. "The Russians" by A.F. Vandevorst. The Fashion Museum of the province of Antwerp (MoMu), Antwerp, Belgium
  • 1st Moscow Biennale. Moscow, Russia
  • ZOO ART FAIR. London, UK
  • ARTMOSCOW 2005. Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia

2004

  • “Over the red horizon”. Ujazdów Castle, Warsaw, Poland; NCCA, Moscow, Russia
  • 5th Shanghai Biennale, MoCA Shanghai, Shanghai, China
  • “Thinking of the Motherland”. Anna Akhmatova Museum at Fountain House, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • ARTMOSCOW 2004. Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia
  • “Faster that history”. Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland

2003

  • "New counting. Digital Russia with SONY". Central House of artists, Moscow, Russia
  • “Horizons of reality”. M HKA Museum, Antwerp, Belgium

2002

  • "Love is colder that death". Together with Dmitry Vilensky. Cinema House, PAR club, St. Petersburg, Russia

2001

  • “DAVAJ!” Mac’s (Musée des Arts Contemporains), Grand Hornu, Belgium; Postfuhramt, Berlin, Germany
  • “SWEET DREAMS ARE MADE OF THIS”. Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • 1st Tirana Biennale. Tirana, Albania
  • “FOUR SEASONS”. Common exhibition of NCCA and Finland Association of Artists, Espoo, Finland

2000

  • “Madam Painting”. Museum of nonconformist art, Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Participating in program INTERNATIONAL YOUNG ART 2000 and in auctions at Sotheby’s offices, Tel-Aviv, Chicago, Vienna
  • MiArt 2000. Milano, Italy

1999

  • “BITCH OF THE YEAR”. Gallery 103, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Sounds of colors”. Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

1998

  • ”St. Petersburg – 97”. Central Exhibition Hall “Manezh”, St. Petersburg, Russia

1997

  • “PROJECTUS”. In terms of the “SUPERGALLERY” project

1996

  • 4th St. Petersburg Biennale. St. Petersburg, Russia

1995

  • “Group exhibition”. Studio 77, Pushkinskaya-10, St. Petersburg, Russia

1994

  • “Nothing in common”. Gallery 103, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “The best paintings”. In common with Dmitry Shorin, Gallery 21, St. Petersburg, Russia

1993

  • “Paintings by weight”. Borey Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • “Jeans festival”. Sestrotetsk, Russia

1992

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

1991

  • “Exhibition of collages”. Gallery 103, St. Petersburg, Russia
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Collections

  • Sir Elton John and David Furnish Collection, London. UK
  • Sirius Foundation, Italy
  • Art Philein Foundation, Switzerland
  • Mudima Foundation, Milano, Italy
  • M HKA Museum Antwerp, Belgium
  • Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow, Russia
  • Novy Museum by Aslan Chekhoev, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Duncan Family Collection, NE, USA
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Education

  • St. Petersburg Art College named after Nicholas Roerich (the former Leningrad Art College named after V. Serov).
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Works

PAINTINGS. "HUMAN PROJECT". 1996-2020.

GRAPHICS. "FEAR FAIR" SERIES. 2010-2021.

GRAPHICS. HUMAN PROJECT. 2008.