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Sokov Leonid

 


Leonid Sokov

1941

Born in the village of Mikhaliovo, Kalinin region, USSR

1951–1961
Studied at the Moscow Secondary Art School

1961; 1964-1969 
Studied at the Moscow Institute of Industrial and Fine Art (former Stroganov Art College), department of sculpture

1972
Member of the Moscow Union of Artists

1979
Emigrated to Austria

1980
Moved to USA

Lives in New York, USA


Selected Solo Exhibitions
1976 

One-day Exhibition. Exhibition Hall of the Moscow Union of Artists on 7, Begovaya str. Moscow

1983
Question and Exclamation. Storefront Gallery, New York, USA

1985
Sculpted Soviets. Storefront Gallery, New York, USA

1986
Leonid Sokov. Semaphore Gallery, New York, USA
Leonid Sokov. A&P Gallery, New York, USA
Leonid Sokov. Zeus-Trabia Gallery, New York, USA

1987
Glasnost. Zeus-Trabia Gallery, New York, USA

1988
Leonid Sokov. Trabia-MacAfee Gallery, New York, USA

1990
Leonid Sokov. Eduard Nakhamkin Fine Arts, New York, USA

1991
Leonid Sokov. Galeria Carini, Florence, Italy

1992
Leonid Sokov. Berman Gallery, New York, USA

1994
Leonid Sokov. Berman Gallery, New York, USA

1995
Leonid Sokov. Farsettiarte, Prato, Italy

1997
Leonid Sokov. Galeria Severiarte, Bologna, Italy

1999
Leonid Sokov. Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

2001
The Shadows of 20th Century Sculpture. La 49 Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Russo, Venice, Italy

2004
Leonid Sokov. The Albright College Cultural Center, Reading, USA

2012
Point of View. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow


Selected Group Exhibitions
1977

La nuova arte Sovietica: Una prospettiva non ufficiale. La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

1978
La nuova arte sovietica. Palazzo Reale, Turin, Italy

1979
20 Jahre unabhongige Kunst aus der Sowjetunion. Museum Bochum, Bochum, FRG

1981
Nouvelles Tendences de l’Art Russe Non-Officiel. 1970–1980. Centre Culturel de la Villedieu, Élancourt, France
25 Years of Soviet Unofficial Art. 1956–1981. Museum of Soviet Unofficial Art, Jersey City, USA
Russian New Wave. Contemporary Russian Art Center of America, New York, USA

1983
Come Yesterday and You’ll Be First. City Without Walls Gallery, Newarc, USA

1984
Russian Mock-Heroic Style. Semaphore Gallery, New York, USA
New Portrait. P. S. 1 Museum, Long Island, USA
East-Europian Show. No Se No Gallery, New Youk; Nico Smith Gallery, New York, USA
Micro Show. NOW gallery, New York, USA
Les Russes au present. Le centre culturel de la Villedieu, Élancourt, France

1985
Surrealist Brunch. No Se No Gallery, New York; Gracie Mansion Gallery, New York, USA
Monsters Show. Nico Smith Gallery, New York, USA
New Sculpture. NOW Gallery, New York, USA
Eastern Europeans in New York. La Galeria en Behio, New York; St. Mark’s Gallery;
Semaphore Gallery, New York, USA
Microwave. NOW Gallery, New York; A&P Gallery, New York, USA
Sculpture. No Se No Gallery, New York; A&P Gallery, New York, USA

1986
The Rivingston School. 1st Street Gallery, New York, USA
Dolls’ Show. Art Gallery of Long Island University, New York, USA
Russia: Dreams and Realities. Zeus-Trabia Gallery, New York, USA
Sculpture Garden. Zeus-Trabia Gallery, New York, USA
Church and State. Zeus-Trabia Gallery, New York, USA
Transculture, Transmedia. Exit Art, New York, USA
Sots Art. New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

1987
New Voices. Pondo del Sol, Washington
Art on the Beach. Hunter’s Point, New York, USA
Retrospection 1957–1987. Hermitage Amateur Society, Exhibition Hall at
100 Profsoyuznaya, Moscow

1988
Birds and Beasts? Home Box Office, New York, USA
Vital Signs. Main Street Windows, New York, USA

1990
Transit: Russian Artists Between the East and West. Eduard Nakhamkin Fine Arts,
New York; Pine Arts Museum of Long Island, New York; State Russian Museum,
Leningrad; State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Logic of Paradox. Moscow Palace of Youth, Moscow
Towards an Object. Sadovniki Gallery (Krasnogvardeisky District Exhibition Hall), Moscow

1990–1991
The Other Art. Moscow 1956–1976. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; State Russian Museum, Leningrad

1991
Back to Square One. Berman – E. N. Gallery, New York, USA

1992
Sots Art. Lenin Museum, Moscow

1993
Coca-Cola. Galeria Bianca Pilat, Rome

1994
II Cetinjski Bienale II. Cetinje, Montenegro

1995
Kunst im verborgenen. Nonkonformisten Russland 1957–1995. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein; Documenta-Halle, Kassel; Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg, Germany; Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow

1999
It’s the Real Thing. Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA

2000
Contemporary Russian Masters. Part 2. Sloane Gallery of Art, Denver, USA
Cold War – Hot Culture. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA

2003
M_ARS - Art and War. Neue Galerie Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum, Graz, Austria
Remembrance: Russian Post-Modern Nostalgia. Yeshiva University Museum, New York, USA

2003-2004
Berlin – Moskau / Moskau – Berlin 1950–2000. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; State Historical Museum, Moscow

2004
5th Gwangju Biennal. Gwangju, South Korea

2005
Schatten und Licht in der zeitgenössischen kunst. Kunsthalle zu Kiel der Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany
Remembrance: Russian Post-Modern Nostalgia. Grossman Gallery, Williams Visual Arts Building, Easton, USA
Russian Pop Art. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Russia! Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
Schattenspiel. Landesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, Linz, Austria

2006
Masters of Humor & Satire. Sloane Gallery of Art, Denver, USA
¡Rusia! Museo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo, Bilbao, Spain

2006–2007
Territories of Terror: Mythologies and Memories of the GULAG in Contemporary Russian-American Art. Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, USA

2007
Bare Life. Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem, Israel
Sots Art. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, La Maison Rouge, Paris
Attitude 2007. Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto, Japan

2008
Die totale Aufklärung. Moskauer Konzeptkunst. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt am Main, Germany;  Fundación Juan March, Madrid


Collections
Ca’ La Ghironda - Museo d’Arte Classica, Moderna e Contemporanea, Bologna, Italy
Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, USA
National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, USA
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow



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