Biographie / Biography

1938
Geboren in Kharkov, ehem. UdSSR, lebt und arbeitet in Berlin und Kharkov, Russland

Born in Kharkov, former USSR, lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Kharkov, Russia
1994
Stipendium of "Light Work", Artist-in-Residence program, Syracuse University, NY, USA
1996
Stipendium Landeskulturzentrum, Salzau, Germany
1996-1997
DAAD, Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, Grant, Berlin, Germany
1997
Stipendium Landeshauptstadt München, Kulturreferat, Germany
1998-1999
Kulturstiftung Landis & Gyr, Professor Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and Collegium Helveticum, Grand, Zürich, Switzerland
2000
Visiting lecturer, Department of Visual and Enviromental Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
2002-2003
Visting lecturer at the Academy of Visual Art, Leipzig, Germany
2014
Member of Ukrainian Academy of Arts, Ukraine
2008
Member of the Academy of Arts, section fine art, Berlin

Preise und Auszeichnungen / Awards and Distinctions

2015
Kaiserring der Stadt Goslar, Goslar, Germany
2012
Spectrum Preis der Stiftung Niedersachsen, Hannover, Germany,
2003
General Satellite corporation art prize for a contribution to the development of the contemporary Russian art, Moscow, Russia,
2001
Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards for the best books on Photography, London, England,

The Citybank Private Bank Photography Prize, London, England,
2000
"Le prix du Livre de Photographie des Recontres Internationales de la Photographie d’Arles 2000", Arles, France,

The Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, Göteborg, Sweden,
1997
Albert Renger-Patzsch Award, A support for European Photographic book projects by the Dietrich Oppenberg Foundation, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany,
1996
Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation Award, Zürich, Switzerland,

Einzelausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Solo Exhibitions

2015
Profiles and..., Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany

io non sono io, Madre Museum, Naples, Italy

Mönchehaus Museum, Goslar, Germany

Yesterday's Sandwich, Galeriea OKNO, Stubice, Poland

ARLES, PARIS... AND., 1989-2014, Susanne Tarasiève Gallery, Paris, France

BORIS MIKHAILOV: Ukraine, Camera, Centro Italiano per la Fotografía, Turin
2013
Unrespectable. Restrospective, Kharkov City Art Gallery, Kharkov, Ukraine

Boris Mikhailov - Four Decades, Dominique Lévy Gallery, New York City, NY, USA

Boris Mikhailov - Salt Lake, Galería Casado Santapau, Madrid, Spain

Boris Mikhailov – Die Bücher 1968-2012, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
2012
Time is Out of Joint, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany

Triptychs, Sprovieri Gallery, London, Engalnd

Salt Lake, La criee centre d’art contemporain, Rennes, France
2011
Case History, MOMA New York, Department of Photography, New York, USA

Tate Modern, London, England

Art Hall Gallery, Tallinn, Estland
2010
Kunstverein Rosenheim, Germany
2009
Boris Mikhailov. Yesterday‘s Sandwich - 1960/70, Suzanne Tarasiève, Paris, France

Boris Mikhailov. Dusk, DEWEER gallery, Otegern, Belgium
2008
Historical insinuations - Personal exhibition of Boris Mikhailov to his 70th anniversary, RIGroup halls of Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts at “Winzavod”, Moskau, Russia

Red, Brown, Yesterday´s Sandwich, Contemporary Art Museum, Moscow, Russia
2007
Look at me I look at water, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

Yesterday, Kunst Meran, Italy

Sandwich, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
2005
Look at me I look at water, Centre de la Photographie Geneve, Switzerland

Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
2004
Boris Mikhailov, fotografies 60's-2003, Institute de Culturade, Barcelona, Spain (cat.)

Testimony of the negative, Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warszawa, Poland,(cat.)

Boris Mikhailov,Retrospective, ICA Boston, USA (cat)

In the Street, Barbara Weiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Conrads Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany

Peter MacGill Gallery, New-York, USA

TV-Mania, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany

Soledad Lorenzo Gallery, Madrid, Spain
2003
Case History, Frans Halsmuseum, Haarlem, The Netherlands (cat.)

Football, XL gallery, Moscow, Russia

Football, Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich, Germany

Auf der Suche nach Identität, Galerie der HGB, Leizig Art Academy, Germany

Case History, ArtForum Moscow, Satellite Corporation Art Prize, Central House of Painters, Moscow, Russia

Salt Lake, Shugo Art Gallery, Tokio, Japan

Cambrige Album, Duke University, USA

Brighton 2003, Gardener Center, University of Brighton, Brighton

Boris Mikhailov: Private Freuden, lastende Langeweile, öffentlicher Zerfall - eine Retrospektive, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland

Photo Biennal, England
2002
Case History, First International Festival of Photography, Roma, Italy, (cat.)

The Insulted and the Injured, Pase/MacGill Gallery, New York, USA

TV-Mania, Gallery Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany

TV-Mania, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schwaz, Austria

Boris Mikhailov, Kulturzentrum bei den Minoriten, Graz, Austria
2001
Saatchi Gallery, London, England

Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany

BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden

Orchard Gallery, Derry, Ireland (cat.)

The Photographic Museum Helsinki, Finland
2000
Boris Mikhailov. 2000 Hasselblad Award Winner, Hasselblad Center, Göteborg, Sweden

Boris Mikhailov, The Photographers’Gallery, London, England

Dvir Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich, Germany
1999
Boris Mikhailov, Centre National de la Photographia, Paris, France

By the Ground, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Boris Mikhailov, Museo Querini Stampalia, Venizia, Italy

Case History, DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Case History and Dance, Scalo Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
1998
Boris Mikhailov, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (cat.)

Boris Mikhailov. Les Misérables (About the world), Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany; (cat.)

Peri Center of Photography, Turku, Finland
1997
Photomania, DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Crimean Grafomania, Galerie in der Brotfabrik, Berlin, Germany (cat.)

Hippolyie Photographic Gallery, Helsinki, Finland
1996
Boris Mikhailov A Retrospective, SCCA, Soros Center of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
1995
Boris Mikhailov, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (cat.), travelled to Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland (1996)

After the Fall, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA (cat.)
1994
Hotel Europa, Foto Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Perspectief Photografic Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1992
Boris Mikhailov: Works form 1970-1991, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Austria
1990
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

Boris Mikhailov: Arles-Paris 1989, Signalhallen, Armemuseum, Stockholm, Sweden

The Missing Picture, Alternative Contemporary Photography from the Soviet Union, List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA; Union Bank Collection, Helsinki, Finland

Gruppenausstellungen (Auswahl) / Selected Group Exhibitions

2015
The Probelm of God, Kunstsammlung NRW, K21 Ständehaus, Düsseldorf, Germany
2014
MANIFESTA 10, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

Intractable and untamed documentary photography around 1979, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

The Ukrainians , daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany

After the Victory, Ermilov Centr, Kharkov

Playgrounds. Reinventing the Square , Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain

Gallery Artists Show, ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan
2013
We Fragment, Collect and Narrate - Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, Mechelen

Ukraine: Expropriation, Grinberg Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Critique and Crises. Art in Europe Since 1945, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

This Infinite World , Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Germany

Russisches Berlin, Central Exhibition Hall, Perm

The ShugoArts Show, ShugoArts, Tokyo, Japan

The Desire for Freedom - Arte in Europa dal 1945, Palazzo Reale, Milan, Italy

Expansion Of The Object, Moscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

théâtre du monde, La Maison Rouge, Paris, France

Primrose - Russian Colour Photography, Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012
Everything was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s, Barbican London, England

9th Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai, China

Galety is The Most Outstanding Feature Of the Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London, England
2011
Monanism, Mona Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Venice Biennale, Collateral Projects, Palazzo Grazzi, Venice, Italy, Palazzo Grazzi, Venice, Italy

Photography: New Documentary Forms, Tate Modern, London, England

8. Mercosul Biennale, Brazil

Aires de jeu, champs de tensions: figures de la photographie urbaine en Europe depuis 1970, Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, France

Investigations of a Dog, Works from the FACE Collections, Magasin 3, Stockholms Konsthall, Stockholm, DESTE Foundation, Athens, Greece
2010
ZEITmagazin Ausstellung, Alsterhaus Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany

Sexuality and Transcendence, PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, Ukraine

Realismus – das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit. Courbet – Hopper – Gursky, Hypo Kunsthalle München, Kunsthalle Emden, Germany

1989. Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft?, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

1989, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam
2009
Zeigen. Eine Audiotour durch Berlin von Karin Sander, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin Shoot, Parco Factory, Tokyo

Investigations of a Dog, Works from the FACE Collections, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

Born in the USSR - Russische Kunst aus Deutschland, Lichthof des Auswärtigen Amtes, Berlin, Germany
2008
Real. Fotografien aus der Sammlung der DZ Bank / Photographs from the Collection of the DZ Bank, Städel Museum, Frankfurt, Germany

Die totale Aufklärung. Moskauer Konzeptkunst 1960-1990, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Germany

Noteka Kati – yksin, yhdessä / Fluid Street – Alone, Together, KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Are You Close Enough?, Galerie West, The Hague, Netherlands

Glück – Welches Glück, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden
2007
Biennale di Venezia, Ukrainian Pavillion, Venice, Italy

Der Kontrakt des Fotografen, Museum Morsbroich, Germany
2006
In the Face of History, Barbican Centre, London, England

Geschichten. Geschichte, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Die Schönheit der Chance, Institut für Moderne Kunst, Nürnberg, Germany
2005
Ball im Kopf, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, Germany

Rundlederwelten, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
2004
Käthe Kollwitz, Ernst Barlach - und Boris Mikhailov, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Germany

Soziale Kreaturen, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany (cat.)

Deutsches Hygiene Museum, Dresden, Germany

Ruhrlandmuseum, Essen, Germany

Verbal photography: Ilya Kabakov and Boris Mikhailov, Museum Serralves, Porto, Portugal(cat.)

Berlin-Moscow/Moscow -Berlin 1950-2000, Historical Museum Moscow, Russia

Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany

Manifesta 5, San Sebastian, Spain

Jede Fotografie ein Bild, Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Germany

HA KYPOPT! Russische Kunst heute, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
2003
Cruel and Tender - 20th Century Photography At Tate Modern, Tate Modern, London, England and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

Warum?, Martin-Gropius-Bau,Berlin,Germany,(cat.)

Micropoliticas III, Espai D'Art Contemporani De Castello, Madrid, Spain, (cat.)

Architektur der Obdachlosigkeit, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany, (cat.); 2004 Museum der Arbeit, Hamburg, Germany

Berlin-Moscow-Berlin, Museum Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany, cat.)

Jede Fotografie ein Bild, Der Grafomane auf der Krim, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany

Witness, Barbican Center, London, England, (cat.)

Summer time blues, Conrads Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
2002
25th Bienal de Sao Paulo, Iconografiias Metropolitanas, Sao Paulo, Brazil

How extraordinary that wold exists, Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, USA (cat.)

0 Parc Huma, Institut de Cultura, Barcelona, Spain (cat.), traveled to Park Huma, Centre de Cultura, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Balzam, HelmHaus Zurich, Switzerland (cat.)

Die Aufgabe der Zeit, Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany

Photographer's Gallery, London, England
2001
The Citibank Private Bank, Photography Prize 2001, The Photographer's Gallery, London, England (cat.)

Instant City, Centro per L'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy (cat.)

Remake Berlin, DAAD Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Home/Homless, Bo01 City of Tomorrow, Malmö, Sweden (cat.)

Remake Berlin, Internationale de la Photographie d'Arles 2001, Arles France (cat.)

Trade, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

Trade, Fotoinstitute, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Autowerke, BMW Collection, Franz Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands

Kunst and Kur, Kunsthaus Meran, Merano, Italy (cat.
2000
Remake Berlin, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (cat.)

12th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (cat)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia (cat.)

Festival Bons Baisers de Russie Caronne, Toulouse, France (cat.)

Foto Biennale Rotterdam. Positions Attitudes Actions, Social and Political Commitment in Photography, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (cat.)

How you look at it. Photographs of the 20th Century, Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

BMW Collection, Autowerke, Hamburg, Munich, Germany (cat.)

After the Wall, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany

How look at it – Photographs of the 20th Century, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany (cat.)

From 60s until Now, Modern Art Museun, New York, USA

Global Conceptualism, Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, MIT Cambridge, MA, USA
1999
Future is now, Ukrainian Art in the Nineties, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia (cat.)

After the Wall, Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden (cat.), travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary

Ich und die Anderen, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Karlsruhe, Germany, travelled to Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany (cat.)

Under/Exposed, Stockholm Metro, Sweden (cat.)

Global Conceptualism. Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, Queens Museum of Art, NY USA (cat.), travelling to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, USA; Miami Art Museum, USA; Vancouver, Canada
1998
Contemporary Centre Regional d’Arts, Séte, France

Nabuyashi Araki & Boris Mikhailov, Satani Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

Richard Billingham & Boris Mikhailov, Barbara Gross Gallery, Munich, Germany
1996
Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change: 1890-1990, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, USA (cat.)

10ª Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (cat.)
1995
If I were a German…, Galerie in der Brotfabrik and Galerie Andreas Weiss, Berlin, Germany (cat)

Currents ’95 - Familiar Places, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA

Contemporary Russian Photography, Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany (cat.)

Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany (cat.)
1994
Photo-reclamation, Photographers’ Gallery, London, England; John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, England (cat.)
1993
New Photography 9, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
1992
Herbarium – The Photographic Experience in Contemporary Russian Art, Fotogalerie Wien/Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Wien, Austria (cat.)
1991
Carnegie International, The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (cat.)

Photo Manifesto, Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore, MD, USA
1990
International Biannual of Photography, Turin, Italy (cat.)

Erosion, Amos Andersen Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland (cat.)
1988
Ny Sovjetisk Fotografi (New Soviet Photography), Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark (cat), travelled to Kulturhusel, Stockholm and other museums in Sweden, until 1990

Sammlungen (Auswahl) / Collections (Selection)

Zimmerli Museum, New Jersey, NY, USA
Dom of the Photography, Photo Museum Moscow, Russia
DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm, Germany
Collegium Helveticum, Zürich, Switzerland
Zürich University, Switzerland
Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel
Centro d'Arte Contemporanea, Castello di Rivara, Italy
Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
Deutsche Boerse AG, Frankfurt, Germany
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Languedoc-Roussilen, Frag Montpilier, France
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA, USA
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Kunstbibliothek, Berlin, Germany
DG Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, USA
BMW Bank, Munich Germany
The Photographic Museum Helsinki, Finland
Berlinische Galeria, Berlin, Germany
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
Saatchi Collection, London, England
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, Croatia
Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, France
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY, USA
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