Damir Muratov

Damir Muratov

Damir Muratov was born in 1967 in Tobolsk, Tyumen region.

In 1998 graduated from the Arts and Graphics Faculty of the Omsk State AM Gorky Pedagogical University.

Takes part in exhibitions since 1988. Currently lives in Omsk.

Damir Muratov is one of the most witty contemporary artists in Russia. The theme of «So-viet Union”, which he introduces into his art, is not colored ideologically. These are ele-ments of the “landscape” that have surrounded him since childhood, to which he treats contemplatively, without evaluating critically. This is some kind of reality in which part of life has already gone. Damir Muratov’s projects are reflections on time as a passing sub-stance, which he transmits through reference to Soviet images, choosing ephemeral ob-jects, such as labels, candy wrappers and consumer goods as reference materials for his works. However, interpretation of these objects contained humorous and sometimes
even sarcastic essence, used by the artist. With his revision the slogan «All Power to the Soviets» became almost vibrant and cosy, just adding a continuation «and Love» Muratov «played» with every artwork in this way, making them mythological and giving a new
meaning and sense, created the «parallel Soviet world» which we remembered with only warm feelings.

selected exhIbition history

Selected solo Exhibitions

 

2020

Nostalgia for Reality. Artplay, Moscow

 

2019

Near the Deep Blue Sea. Artetage Museum of Comtemporary Art, Vladivostok

 

2018

Anti-Utopia. Norilsk Art Gallery, Norilsk

Forever. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

 

2017

Art of Ghosts. 11.12 Gallery, Moscow

 

2015

Random Skier. Dukley Art Center, Kotor

Moss. 11.12 Gallery, Moscow

 

2013 

From Siberia with Love. 11.12 Gallery, Moscow

White Soldiers. Erarta Museum of Modern Art, Saint – Petersburg

 

2012 

How I Spent Summer. Boli Sher Gallery, Omsk

The End of Color. X-Max Gallery, Ufa

 

2011 – 2012

Everything Will Be Covered by Needles of Our Cedars. White Cube Gallery, Omsk; Krasnoyarsk Cultural-Historical Museum Complex

 

2009 — 2010 

Bednotown News. Old Town Gallery, Novosibirsk; Tomsk Regional Art Museum

 

2009 

Pictures for Vagrants. State Art Museum of Altai Territory, Barnaul

 

2004 

Veni, Vidi…  Omsk Regional M.A. Vrubel Museum of Fine Arts

 

2001

Trophies of Cheburashka. Performance. Kuchum Gallery, Omsk

 

1995 

Siberia Maritime Power. Actors House, Omsk

 

1994 

Exhibition at the State Archives of the Administration of Omsk Region, Omsk

 

 

 

 

Selected group exhibitions

 

2018

XVIII Bucharest International Biennial for Contemporary Art. Atelier 030202, Bucharest

Motherland in Art. Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Krakow

The State Is Not a Work of Art. Tallin Art Hall, Tallinn

Dedicated to the Victims of Political Repressions. Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Actual Russia: Playing Classics. The Saratov Art Museum named after A.N. Radischev, Saratov

Actual Russia: Playing Classics. Don State Public Library, Rostov-on-Don

 

2017

Satellite over Monchegorsk. Space Theme in Art of Artists of XXI century. City Center of Culture of Monchegorsk, Monchegorsk

New Malachite Box. Bazhov Fest. New Ural mythology. Ural branch of the State Centre of Modern Art, Yekaterinburg

Actual Russia: Playing Classics. The Russian Museum of Decorative, Applied and Folk Art, Moscow

Brighter Days Are Coming. Street Art Museum, Saint – Petersburg

Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. Garage Museum of Contemporary Art

Pictures of Nothing. PG Art Gallery, Istanbul

Art Riot. Saatchi Gallery, London

 

2015

Kastan’edy. At Shabolovka Gallery, Moscow

You Can’t Do That. 11.12 Gallery, Moscow

Ural – Transtsendental. VI Moscow Biennale Of Contemporary Art. Artplay Design Center, Moscow

Sibir! Sibir! Festival of contemporary culture of Siberia. Zahradnik Gallery, Prague

Remember tomorrow. Street Art Museum, Saint – Petersburg

 

2014

On the wave. Actual Art from Latvia and Siberia. Rīgas Mākslas Telpa, Riga

 

2012 — 2013

United States of Siberia. White Nights Festival, Perm; Siberian Center for Contemporary Art, Novosibirsk

 

2009 — 2012 

Look! How We Made Art of the 2000s. Siberian Center for Contemporary Art, Novosibirsk; Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after М.А. Vrubel; Kemerovo Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Tyumen Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Tomsk Regional Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art named after Nail Latfullin, Ufa

 

2011

Gates and Doors. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Feminine, Too Feminine. RuArts Gallery, Moscow

Water Treatment. L Gallery, Moscow

Let's Have a Smoke. Lazarev Gallery, Moscow

Peeping. Special project within the IV Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. At Vspolny Gallery, Moscow

Siberian Pantheon. Special project within the IX Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale “In the Depth”, Krasnoyarsk Cultural-Historical Museum Complex

 

2008 

Tunguska Substance. Krasnoyarsk Cultural-Historical Museum Complex

OceAinu or Traces in the Ocean. Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after М.А. Vrubel

 

2007 

New Angelarium. Moscow Museum of Modern Art

 

2006 

Be My Guest! Kvadrat Art Gallery, Omsk

 

2004 

Art-Constitution. Moscow Museum of Modern Art

Squirrels Visit Vova. Kuchum Gallery, Omsk

Antiquity Through Ages. Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after М.А. Vrubel

Without the horizon+. Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after М.А. Vrubel

 

2003 

ARTS 2003. Sokolniki Exhibition Center, Moscow

Sky of Manholes above Chinese Fence. Kuchum Gallery, Omsk

Hundred artists of Siberia. Novokuznetsk Museum of Art

From stool to throne. The chair: art, function, image. Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after М.А. Vrubel

Direct speech. The art of communication. Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after М.А. Vrubel

 

2002

Siberian garden – territory of dreams. Artist's House, Omsk

 

1999 

Museums of World — at Mira Square. III International Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Krasnoyarsk Cultural-Historical Museum Complex

Easel Graphics. I Novosibirsk Biennale. Novosibirsk Art Gallery

 

1998 — 2001

Object. Golden Path Gallery-Studio, Omsk

 

1996 

Man in the Space of Time. Art of Omsk City Museum

 

1995

War and Peace or Hell and Heaven in the Works of Artists of the Post-War Generations. Art of Omsk City Museum

 

1994 

At the Turn of Epochs. Art of Omsk City Museum

Exhibition dedicated to the 10th Anniversary of Zelenogorsk City Art Museum. Krasnoyarsk Krai, Zelenogorsk

Omsk Artists. Visits. Museum of Fine Arts, Kurgan

 

1993

Counter-movement. Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts named after М.А. Vrubel

 

1992 

Synthesis-2. Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Omsk

 

1991 

Modern Siberian Art. Warsaw Centre for Contemporary Art, Warsaw

 

1988 

Exhibition of the Association of Artists «Bashnya». Actors House, Omsk

selected Art Fairs

 

2019

Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair. Moscow

Da!Moscow International Contemporary Art Fair. Moscow

 

2017

Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair. Moscow

 

2014

Scope International Contemporary Art Show. Basel

 

2013

Scope Miami Beach International Contemporary Art Show. Miami

 

2003 — 2007

7 —11th Art Moscow International Art Fair. Moscow

 

2003

Art Manezh Fair. Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow

selected bibliography

 

 

articles, exhibition reviews, and interviews

 

 

Damir Muratov. The Bednotown Chronicles: catalogue / ed.: N. Korshunova, D. Muratov; ed. article: L. Lerner, Vyach. Mizin, N. Korshunova. – Omsk, 2013. – 158 p.

 

Easel graphics. The first Novosibirsk international Biennale: catalog / Novosibirsk picture gallery, Novosibirsk ; comp.: A. Klushin, S. Kogan, V. Nazansky, E. Rymshina, R. Maggi ; ed. article: Vladimir Nazansky, S. Kogan, A. Morozov, R. Maggi. – Novosibirsk, 2000. – 32 p.

 

ART-Constitution: illustrated Constitution of the Russian Federation: exhibition catalog / MMOMA. – Moscow: Publishing House ‘Alfa Press’, 2003.

 

New Angelarium: exhibition catalog / MMOMA. – Moscow, Publishing house ‘Moscow’, 2007.

 

Gates and doors: the exhibition catalog / The State Russian Museum. – St. Petersburg, Publishing House 'Palace Editions’, 2010.

 

Remember tomorrow: catalog / Street-Art Museum ; ed.: Ar. Sergeev, N. Allahverdiyev ; [ed. article: Alexander Zaitsev, Ar. Sergeev, N. Allahverdiyev]. – Saint-Petersburg, 2015. – P. 113 p.

 

The Future Depends on you. Pierre-Christian Brochet’s Collection, 1989 – 2007. catalog. comp.: V. Tsereteli, E. Tar, F. Bugle; ed. article: V. Tsereteli, E. Tar, F. Bugle, P.-K. Brochet.-Moscow, Publishing House ‘Avangard', 2007.

 

Gallery of rapid reaction. N. Korshunova. // Art. 2002. October / November. P. 90 – 95.

 

Nebolux over the Chinese fence. G. Guryanova. // Art. 2003. № 5. P. 100

 

Damir Muratov: Brandkillers – Siberian pop art. Interview M. Bode // Art. 2005. № 4. P. 54-59.

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