Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia

Founded in 2008 by Dasha Zhukova and Roman Abramovich, Garage is the first philanthropic institution in Russia to create a comprehensive public mandate for contemporary art.

Providing opportunities for dialogue, as well as the production of new work and ideas, the Museum’s extensive program of exhibitions, events, education, research, and publishing reflects current developments in Russian and international culture. Central to these activities is the Museum’s collection, which is the only public archive in the country related to the development of Russian contemporary art from the 1950s through to the present.

On May 1, 2014, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture changed its name to Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, reflecting the co-founders’ commitment to providing long-term public access to living artists and art histories. On June 12, 2015, the Museum moved to its first permanent home in Gorky Park, in the heart of Moscow.

Garage Archive Collection plays a key role in the Museum’s activities. It incorporates a wide range of documents on the history of art in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and other Russian cities in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The collection includes articles published in the Russian and international press since the 1970s; photographs from the 1960s to the 2010s (exhibitions, portraits of artists, and photographs of their works); videos of performances and other cultural events that took place in Moscow; artists’ writings from the 1960s to the 1990s; and other material, such as unpublished critical articles, artists’ bios, press releases, catalogues, and exhibition materials (1985–2020).

The archive continues to expand thanks to donations from artists, curators, gallerists, and art historians. Documents from personal archives, including home libraries and rare books, are a valuable source of information for researchers. Garage would like to thank Irina Aktuganova, Natalya Butovskaya, Evgeny Garkusha, Sergei Gordeev, Alyona Kirtsova, Naum Kleiman, Vyacheslav Kuritsyn, Irina Meglinskaya, Viktor Misiano, Igor Osetsymsky, Viktor Pivovarov, Lena Popova, Anna Romanova, Aidan Salakhova, Natalya Samkova, Stanislav Savitsky, Elena Selina, Alexander Sokolov, Vasily and Stepan Subbotin Tatyana Volkova, and Arseny Zhilyaev for their invaluable contribution to Garage Archive Collection.

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Russia
Alexei Shchusev archive (The Archive of the All‑Russia Agricultural and Artisanal Industrial Exhibition)
Vyacheslav Kuristyn library
George Kiesewalter archive
Andrei Khlobystin archive
Margarita Masterkova‑Tupitsynа and Viktor Agamov‑Tupitsyn archive
Irina Aktuganova and Sergey Busov archive
Garage Video Documentation
Joseph Backstein archive
Stanislav Savitski archive
Viktor Pivovarov archive
Open Systems project
Igor Palmin archive
Mikhail Nazarov archive
Igor Makarevich archive
Garage Center for Contemporary Culture
Vadim Zakharov archive
Archive of the New Drama movement (1990–2010s)
L Gallery archive
Sergey Chubraev archive
Moscow Pallete Gallery archive
Art Projects Foundation archive
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art archive
Nina Zaretskaya (TV Gallery) archive
Andrei Erofeev archive
Shkola Gallery archive
Francisco Infante‑Arana Archive
Garage Museum of Contemporary Art institutional archive
Vladislav Mamyshev‑Monroe archive
Leonid Talochkin archive
Natalia Kamenetskaya archive
Garage Interviews
Vasily Sitnikov archive
Janos Mácza Archive
Lyalya Kuznetsova Archive
Institute of Contemporary Art and Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art Archive
Lyubov Gurevich Archive
Meyerhold Center Archive
Galina Smirnskaya Archive
Margarita Gromova archive
Yakov Butovsky archive
Natalia Ovsyannikova Archive
Street art archive
Sofya Adlivankina Archive
Aidan Gallery archive
Galeev Gallery Archive
Elena Kovylina archive
Moscow Art Magazine archive
XL Gallery archive
Articles on the subject of art from Russian newspapers, 1900s‑1920s
Vlad Chizhenkov archive
ZIP Group Archive
Galina Osetsimskaya archive
The archive of Artem Loskutov and the action Monstration
Anthologies of the Moscow Archive of New Art (MANI)
Trips Out of Town archive and MANI Buchgalterium Anthology
Gennady Prikhodko collection
Tatiana Volkova archive
Lena Popova Archive
Muza Yegorova (Yegorova‑Troitskaya) archive
Art Activism archive
Ivan Sotnikov Archive
Navicula Artis Gallery Archive
Andrei Monastyrski's video diary
Olga Danilkina archive
Igor Pyatkin archive
Boris Sveshnikov Archive
Vladimir Nemukhin Archive
Serge Sédrac archive
Factory of Found Clothes Group/FFC archive
Archive of Sergey Borisov
Natalia Samkova archive