Yufit Evgeny

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Biography

EUGENE YUFIT (b. 1962, Leningrad) - Artist, photographer, director, necrorealism founder. His paintings show humanity’s gloomy side, it runs counter to the bright socialist future. Heroes are creatures between the living and the dead. Painting is dynamic, like frames from a movie or animation. The photos are close to abstraction, laconic in composition. Works are black and white, color is a rarity. 

Awards

2012

  • Sergey Kuryokhin Prize for Contemporary Art, nomination “The work of visual arts”, St. Petersburg, Russia

2003

  • Hubert Bals Fund Grant, International Film Festival of Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2001

  • PRO ARTE Insitute and The Ford Foundation Grant, St. Petersburg, Russia

1999

  • The Foundation Montecinemaverita Grant, Locarno, Switzerland
  • Hubert Bals Fund Grant, International Film Festival of Rotterdam, the Netherlands

1994

  • George Soros Center for Contemporary Arts Grant, St. Petersburg, Russia

1992

  • Grand Prix, The Rimini Film Festival, Italy
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Primary solo exhibitions

2017

  • "Evgeny Yufit and necrorealism", film retrospective, Lausanne Underground Music and Film Festival (LUFF), Switzerland

2015

  • "Positive regression", Freud's dream museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • "Positive regression", Name Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2011

  • “Silent Horizon”, Orel Art Gallery, Paris, France

2010

  • “Evgeny Yufit”, Marina Gisich Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia

2008

  • Complete film retrospective, International Film Forum Arsenals, Riga, Latvia

2005

  • “World premiere of Bipedalism Filmmaker in Focus: Yevgeny Yufit, Complete film retrospective and photo exhibition”, International Film Festival, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2003

  • New York premiere of “Killed by Lightning”, MoMA/Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2002

  • “Necrorealism at Yale: The Films of Yevgeny Yufit, Complete film retrospective, North American premiere of “Killed by Lightning”, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

1997

  • “Films and Photographs of Yevgeny Yufit”, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  • Screenings of “Daddy, Father Frost Is Dead” and “The Wooden Room”, MoMA/Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
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Public exhibitions

2018

  • "Mad House", Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

2017

  • "Желание Вечности", Ural Vision Gallery, Екатеринбург, Россия

2014

  • "Crystallization, Contemporary Art of St. Petersburg" - Waino Aaltonen museo, Turku, Finland

2013

  • «A Spell to Ward off the Darkness: III. Phenomenology, or the Embodied Experience of the Present», screening of “LESORUB”, MoMA/Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

2012

  • FotoFest 2012 Biennial - Contemporary Russian Photography», Houston, USA
  • “Those who don't hear music think that the dancers are crazy”, Marina Gisich Gallery at Ural Vision Gallery, Yekaterinburg, Russia

2011

  • “Necrorealism”, retrospective exhibition, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2010

  • “A blow of the brush. "New Artists" and Necrorealists ", Marble Palace, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

2009

  • “Letter from the Island”, Orel Art UK Gallery, London, UK

2007

  • La Biennale di Venezia, 52nd International Art Exhibition, “The Storm and the Harbor. We are waiting for the change”, Venezia, Italy

2006

  • “Sotheby’s Russian Art, Volume 1”, New York, USA

2004

  • MANIFESTA, San Sebastian, Spain

1999

  • “FilmFest: Recent Films from Soviet Union”, MoMA/Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA

1997

  • “Kabinet”, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

1991

  • “Soviet Art in 1990“, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Germany
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Collections

  • Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
  • The Netherlands Film Museum, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
  • The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
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