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Elagina Elena - Biography



Elena Elagina


Born in Moscow


Worked with Ernst Neizvestny


Studied with Alisa Poret


Studied at the Orekhovo-Zuyevo Pedagogical Institute

From 1979

on Participated in Collective Actions

From 1987

on Participated in the Club of Avantgardists


Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Board of Artistic Projects, Moscow


Personal Exhibitions


Laboratory of Great Deeds. Obscuri Viri Gallery, Moscow


Selected Group Exhibitions


Creative Atmosphere and Artistic Process (first exhibition of the Club of Avantgardists). Exhibition Room of the Proletarsky District on Vostochnaya Street, Moscow

Retrospective of the Work of Moscow Artists 1957-1987. Hermitage Amateur Society, Exhibition Room on 100 Profsoyuznaya St., Moscow


Second Exhibition of the Club of Avantgardists. Exhibition Room of the Proletarsky District in Peresvetov Lane, Moscow


Perspectives of Conceptualism (third exhibition of the Club of Avantgardists). Exhibition Room of the Proletarsky District in Peresvetov Lane, Moscow


Towards the Object. Sadovniki Gallery (Exhibition Room of the Krasnogvardeisky District), Moscow

Female Worker. Exhibition Room on 26 Oktyabrskaya St., Moscow

In de USSR en Erbuiten. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


Between Spring and Summer: Soviet Conceptual Art in the Era of Late Communism. Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA


Mani Museum - 40 Moskauer Künstler. Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt, Germany

Visitation (exhibition of the Club of Avantgardists). Exhibition Room of the Proletarsky District in Peresvetov Lane, Moscow

Private Activities. Na Solyanke Exhibition Room, Moscow

Novecento. An Experiment in Museifying New Art. Central House of Artist, Moscow

Artistos Russos Contemporaneos. Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain

1991 - 1993

Perspectives of Conceptualism. The University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu; Clocktower Gallery, Public School 1 (P.S.1), New York; North Carolina Museum of Art, Riley, USA


Hearts of Four. Officer Club, Timur Frunze Academy, Moscow


Humanitarian Aid. Parcels for Germany. Central House of the Artist, Moscow; Tränenpalast, Berlin


Monuments: Transformation for the Future. World Financial Center, New York; Central House of the Artist, Moscow; Kunstihoone, Tallinn


After Perestroika: Kitchenmaids or Stateswomen. Centre International d'Art Contemporain de Montreal, Montreal, Canada; The Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton; DePress Art Center and Gallery, Hope College, Holland; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham; Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worchester; Art Museum, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, USA; Art Gallery of Mount Saint Vincent's University, Halifax, Canada; Atlanta College of Art Gallery, Atlanta


Female Worker 2. L-Gallery, Moscow

Esotericum. XL-Gallery, Moscow

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

Zeichnungen der Moskauer Szene. Galerie Hohenthal & Littler, Munich, Germany

On Beauty. Regina Gallery, Moscow


ClAva 96. Exhibition Room of the Proletarsky District in Peresvetov Lane, Moscow

Three Cards. ROSIZO Exhibition Room, Moscow

The Moscow Studio 1991-96: A Five Years Retrospective of Printmaking. The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington; Mimi Ferzt Gallery, New York, USA


Second Point. Phoenix Cultural Center, Moscow

World of Material Things in Pictures, 20th Century. A.S. Pushkin State Fine Arts Museum, Moscow

Collective Actions. Exit Art, New York, USA

World of These Eyes 2. Aigi and his Artistic Circle. Chuvash State Art Museum, Cheboksary


European-Style Renovation. Slavyansky Cultural and Historic Center, Moscow

Studios Russia + Switzerland. Tsarskoye Selo


Gender Boundaries. Gallery of the Svobodnaya Kultura Association, St. Petersburg

Recollections. Memory Slips. Russian State Humanities University, Moscow


V KUKART International Arts Festival. Tsarskoye Selo, Leningrad Region


Art in the Feminine. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


Careful, Religion! A.D. Sakharov Museum and Public Center, Moscow

ArtConstitution. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow


Esotericum. Tarot Cards. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

Eurografik. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow


Gender Worries. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow


Essence of Life/Art. Ludwig Museum, Budapest; State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Artists against the State: Perestroika Revisited. Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, USA

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