Rinat Voligamsi

Rinat Voligamsi

“Voligamsi” is a pseudonym of the artist. You will know his real name by reading this word backwards. The picturesque style, such as it is presented in 11.12, has developed in the 2000-s. His works have acquired an ironic and at the same time philosophical meaning, as well as his trademark retrophotorealistic manner. Voligamsi’s creative path is complex, full of crises and reinterpretations, because the artist always sets himself a super-task — to reveal the most complex and profound things. His works are both interesting and understandable, thanks to the fact that the artist expresses himself in an ultra-precise pictorial language.

The world of Rinat Voligamsi is surrounded by an aura of something unconsciously inexplicable one. Despite its deliberate desolation, there are always a lot of strange phenomena happening in it. A specific source is difficult to identify, as if the very existence was endowed with unprecedented forces that distort the reality around. A kind of parallel world with distorted rules of existence. There is an underlying sense of anxiety, although nothing clearly indicates this. And it seems to be obvious that such hypetrophication should not be taken for the truth, but pseudo-documentality still tries to deceive the brain. At the peak of a tense emotional state, our eyes can see things that are not really there, making us believe in miracles.
Rinat Voligamsi is a laureate of the State Prize of Russia in the field of literature and art in 1994. Repina 2014, Nominee Of The Kandinsky Prize 2014.
The artist’s works are in the collections of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the State Russian Museum, the Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation, the Redbase Contemporary Art Foundation, the Frances Foundation, the White Rabbit Collection, the collections of Igor Tsukanov and Roman and Sofia Trotsenko, and other museum and private collections.
Rinat Voligamsi lives and works in Ufa.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

 

2021

Eclipse. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow

2018

Dvoegorsk. Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

 

2016

Village. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow

 

2014 

Snow. 11.12 GALLERY, Singapore

 

2013 

Snow. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow 

 

2011 

Unofficial Album. Smaller Hall of the Artists’ Union, Ufa

Untitled. Ravenscourt Galleries, Moscow

 

2007

People, Talks, Flies. Central House of Artist, Moscow

 

2002

Untitled. Amadeus Art Gallery, London

 

2001

Untitled. Central House of Artist, Moscow

 

2000

Untitled. Miras Gallery, Moscow

 

1999

Untitled. Maximum Gallery, Ufa

Untitled.  New Gallery of the Artists’ Union of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Ufa

 

1995

Untitled. Exhibition and Leisure center, Zlatoust

 

 

 

Selected Group exhibitions

 

2022

Exhibition of Achievements of Contemporary Artists. GUM-RED-LINE, Moscow
Art Beyond Time. Cube, Moscow

2021

Space Is Ours. Art Story Gallery, Moscow

Antologue of «Arte povera» in Fine Arts and Design. The Dialogue between Russia and Italy. Heritage Gallery, Moscow

Out of the Capital’s Borders. Miras Gallery, Ufa

 

2019

Voligamsi, Muratov etc. 11.12 GALLERY, Moscow

 

2016

Ufa. Return Point. Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Enrichment of Reality. Tenishevs’ Cultutal and Exhibition Center, Smolensk

 

2015

Russia. Realism. 21st century. State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg

 

2014

The Exhibition of Kandinsky Prize Nominees. Udarnik, Moscow

 

2013

Born To Fly and Crawl. State Russian Museum, Saint-Petersburg 

Art Against Geography. Museum of Modern Art, Perm

 

2012

I Novosibirsk Trienniale of Graphics. Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk

 

2011

Art Against Geography. Center of Contemporary Art Winzavod, Moscow

IX Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale. Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk

White Nights in Perm (Cultural Alliance). Art Residence, Perm

International Project “THE FACE. Evolution of Portrait in Photography”. Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Yekaterinburg, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, St. Petersburg, Paris, Tokio

 

2010

After the Disaster. Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk

 

2008

Tunguska Substance. Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk

 

2007

I, I and I Again. Miras Gallery, Ufa

V Novosibirsk Biennale of Graphics. Novosibirsk State Art Museum, Novosibirsk

 

2004

IV Ural Trienniale of Printmaking. Art Museum Named after Mikhail Nesterov, Ufa

 

2002

Bashkortostan artists. Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow

selected Art Fairs

 

2022
Contemporary Art Fair 1703. Saint Petersburg
Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow

 

2021
International Contemporary Art Fair Art Central. Hong Kong
International Contemporary Art Fair DA!MOSCOW. Moscow

2020
International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow

 

2019
International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow
International Contemporary Art Fair DA!MOSCOW. Moscow

 

2018
International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow

 

2016
International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow

 

2015
International Contemporary Art Fair Art Stage Singapore. Singapore
International Contemporary Art Fair Cosmoscow. Moscow
International Contemporary Art Fair Context Art Miami. Miami

 

2014
International Contemporary Art Fair Art Stage Singapore. Singapore
International Contemporary Art Fair Scope Basel. Basel
International Contemporary Art Fair Art Beijing. Beijing

 

2013
International Contemporary Art Fair Scope Basel. Basel
International Contemporary Art Fair Art Stage Singapore. Singapore
International Contemporary Art Fair Art Paris. Paris
International Contemporary Art Fair Art Palm Beach. Palm Beach
International Contemporary Art Fair Art China. Beijing
International Contemporary Art Fair Scope Miami Beach. Miami

 

2013-2011, 2009, 2007-2006
International Contemporary Art Fair Арт-Москва. Moscow

 

2007, 2003, 2001-2000
International Contemporary Art Fair Арт-Манеж. Moscow

 

2006
International Contemporary Art Fair Art Miami. Miami

 

2005-2004
International Contemporary Art Fair London Art Fair. London

 

2004
International Contemporary Art Fair Le Salon d’Automne. Paris

 

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

 

The State Russian Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia

Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia

Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art. St. Petersburg, Russia

Vrubel  Omsk Regional Museum of Fine Arts. Omsk, Russia

Krasnoyarsk Museum Center. Krasnoyarsk, Russia

The State Russian Museum and Exhibition Centre ROSPHOTO. St. Petersburg, Russia

The Foundation of Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantine Sorokin. Moscow, Russia

White Rabbit Collection. Sydney, Australia

Redbase Contemporary Art Foundation. Jakarta, Indonesia

Fondation Francès. Senlis, France

Tsukanov Family Foundation. London, Great Britain

Aksenov Family Foundation. Moscow, Russia

Author’s works

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