Vadim Zakharov archive

Artist Vadim Zakharov’s video archive offers a unique overview of the Moscow Conceptualists. It includes documentation of over 228 solo and group exhibitions that took place in Russia and abroad in cities such as Paris, Cologne, New York, Rome, Milan, and Berlin from 1989 to 2014. The archive offers an unprecedented, nuanced, and singular view of an era when exhibition-making became the central lens through which artists could communicate with an audience. The collection contains evidence of seminal projects featuring renowned artists such as Yuri Albert, Ilya Kabakov, Yuri Leiderman, Andrei Monastyrsky, Pavel Pepperstein, Viktor Pivovarov, and Dmitri Prigov, among many others, including artists who are now otherwise lost to history.

About the artist

Vadim Zakharov was born in Dushanbe, now Tajikistan, in 1959. He graduated from the Moscow State V. I. Lenin Pedagogical Institute in 1982. Zakharov regularly exhibited at APTART Gallery from 1982 to 1984. In the early 1980s, he took part in compiling the MANI (Moscow Archive of New Art) folders, and started his own collection and archive. In 1989, Zakharov moved to Germany and founded Pastor Zond Editions, which published the journal Pastor from 1992 to 2001. Zakharov is a recipient of the Innovation Prize (2006) and the Kandinsky Prize (2009), and he represented Russia at the Venice Biennale in 2013. He divides his time between Berlin, Cologne, and Moscow.

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Togliatti Museum of Fine Art, Russia

  • Togliatti Museum of Fine Arts archive

Museum of contemporary art PERMM

  • Museum of contemporary art “PERMM” foundation

Typography Center for Contemporary Art, Russia

  • Typography Center for Contemporary Art archive
  • Sochi Art Scene Archive

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia

  • Andrei Erofeev archive
  • Open Systems project
  • Garage Museum of Contemporary Art institutional archive
  • L Gallery archive
  • Art Projects Foundation archive
  • Andrei Khlobystin archive
  • Vadim Zakharov archive
  • Viktor Pivovarov archive
  • Vyacheslav Kuristyn library
  • George Kiesewalter archive
  • Igor Makarevich archive
  • Igor Palmin archive
  • Joseph Backstein archive
  • Leonid Talochkin archive
  • Mikhail Nazarov archive
  • Garage Museum of Contemporary Art archive
  • Nina Zaretskaya (TV Gallery) archive
  • Sergey Chubraev archive
  • Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
  • Shkola Gallery archive
  • Moscow Pallete Gallery archive
  • Moscow Art Magazine archive
  • Alexei Shchusev Archive (The Archive of the All-Russia Agricultural and Artisanal Industrial Exhibition)
  • The Archive of Artem Loskutov and the action Monstration
  • Tatiana Volkova Archive
  • XL Gallery archive
  • Vlad Chizhenkov archive
  • Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe archive
  • Gennady Prikhodko collection
  • Irina Aktuganova and Sergey Busov Archive
  • Stanislav Savitski Archive
  • Aidan Gallery archive

The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, USA

  • Moscow Archive of New Art

The Research Centre for East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa), Germany

  • Boris Groys and Natalya Nikitina archive
  • Igor Golomshtok archive
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