Yuri Avvakumov

1957 Bourn in Tiraspol, USSR
1981 graduated from Moscow Institute of Architecture
1983-1988 lectured in Moscow Institute of Architecture
1993-1994 lectured in the High School of Design, Karlsruhe, Germany
  lives and works in Moscow
  Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt
  Fondation pour l’Architecture, Brussels
  Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana
  Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto, Rovereto
  Victoria and Albert Museum, London
  The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick
  ZKM Museum für Neue Kunst, Karlsruhe
  State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
  State Museum of Architecture named after A.V. Schuseva, Moscow
  State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
  Kaliningrad Art Gallery, Kaliningrad
  Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk
  Moscow House of Photography, Moscow
  Museum of Moscow Architectural Institute, Moscow
Selected solo exhibitions
1989 La Cupola, La Gondola. House of Culture of the Moscow Electric Lamp Plant, Moscow
  AGITARCH. Galerie Linssen, Cologne
1991 Walls and stairs (together with Alena Kirtsova). State Museum of Architecture A.V. Schuseva, Moscow
  1992 Illiquid assets (together with Sergey Shutov). First Gallery, Moscow
  Temporary Monuments. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; State Museum of Architecture A.V. Schuseva, Moscow
1994 1: 43. Galerie Karlheinz Meyer, Karlsruhe
1996-2000 Russian Utopia. A Depository / Russian Utopia. Depositary. La VI Mostra Internazionale di Architettura, Padiglione Russo, Venice; Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam; State Museum of Architecture A.V. Schuseva, Moscow; Volgograd Museum and Exhibition Center, Volgograd; State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
1999 A. S. Pushkin and money. XL Gallery, Moscow
2000 MISCELLANEOUS. State Museum of Architecture A.V. Schuseva, Moscow
2005 La Scala. Krokin Gallery, Moscow
2006 Red Corner. Stella Art Gallery, Moscow
2007 Games. Stella Art Foundation, Moscow
Selected group exhibitions
1983 Pražské Quadriennale. Prague
1984 Paper architecture. Editorial office of the magazine "Youth", Moscow
1986 Young Soviet Architecture - From Clothes to Cities. SKUC Gallery, Ljubljana
1987 Representation. The Hermitage Amateur Society, exhibition hall at 100 Profsoyuznaya, Moscow
1988 Architecture de Papier d’URSS. Grande Halle de La Vilette, Paris
  XVII Triennale di Milano. Palazzo dell’Arte, Milan
  Art Drummers. Art-rock parade "ACCA". House of Culture MELZ, Moscow
1988-1989 Soviet Architecture: 1917-1988. Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki; Arkitekturmuseet Skeppsholmen, Stockholm; Stichting de Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
1989 Architectuur en verbeelding. Fort Asperen, Leerdam
  Architecture et Utopie. Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris
1990 Vanguard 20 / 90. Central Exhibition Hall "Manege", Moscow
  In de USSR en Erbuiten. Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
1990-1991 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
1991 Paper Architecture: New Projects from the Soviet Union. List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge
1992 3rd International Istanbul Biennale. Istanbul
1993 From Utopia to Utopia. Galerie Lachmann. Cologne
1993-1994 Aspects Actuels de la Mouvance Construite Internationale. Musée des Beaux-Arts, Verviers; Center de la Gravure et de l’Image Imprimee, La Louviere
  1994 Utopia Factory. Russian visionary architecture. State Museum of Architecture A.V. Schuseva, Moscow
1995 Kunst im verborgenen. Nonkonformisten Russland 1957-1995. Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein; Documenta-Halle, Kassel; Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg; Central Exhibition Hall "Manege", Moscow
1996 Die Kunst Des Fliegens. Zeppelin Museum, Friedrichshafen
  La VI Mostra Internazionale di Architettura. Venice
1997 Revived bridges. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
1999 Easy breathing. Moscow Center for the Arts, Moscow
2000 Das Funfte Element. Geld oder Kunst. Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf
2001 Family Album: Brooklyn Collect. Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York
2002 Reclamation. I festival of contemporary art in the open air. Pension "Klyazminskoe reservoir", Moscow region
2003 Berlin - Moskau / Moskau - Berlin 1950-2000. Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin
  FORM-Specific. Moderna galerija Ljubljana, Ljubljana
  Utopia Station. La 50 Biennale di Venezia, Venice
2004 Berlin - Moscow / Moscow - Berlin 1950-2000. State Historical Museum, Moscow
  Malign Muses. Modemuseum, Antwerp
  Lodz Biennale. Lodz
2005 Comembers. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
  Re: MODERN. Künstlerhaus Wien, Vienna
2006 ARCHstoyanie. Landscape festival in the open. Nikola-Lenivets
2007 Maternity hospital / Bornhouse. Gallery "VKHUTEMAS", Moscow; Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg
  Architecture: ad marginem. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
  Drawing of Siberia. VII Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Krasnoyarsk
  10 Triennale Kleinplastik. Fellbach
  Sots-art. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow; La Maison Rouge, Paris
2008 Persimphans. State Museum of Architecture A.V. Schuseva, Moscow
  Tunguska substance. Krasnoyarsk cultural and historical museum complex, Krasnoyarsk
  Bornhouse. Chiesa di San Stae, Venice
  Russian Dreams ... Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach
2008-2009 That Obscure Object of Art. Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna; Ca 'Rezzonico, Venice
2009 Moscow polis. Perm Museum of Modern Art, Perm
  Dal. VII Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, Krasnoyarsk