Komar and Melamid  (Russian) 


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Komar and Melamid Biography
1943   Vitaly Komar, Born in Moscow
1945   Alexander Melamid, Born in Moscow
1958 - 1960   Moscow Art School
1962 - 1967   Stroganov Institute of Art & Design, Moscow
Selected Exhibitions
2010   Glasnost, Soviet Non-Conformist Art from the 1980s Haunch of Venison London, UK
2009   The Thaw and the Time After – Moscow Artists 1958-2008: Part II Komar & Melamid and Sergej Volokhov. Galerie Sandmann. Berlin, Germany
2009   Shadows. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Fundacion Caja Madrid. Madrid, Spain
2008   Moscow – New York = Parallel Play Chelsea Art Museum New York, NY
2008   Komar and Melamid: Super Objects-Super Comfort for Super People Neuberger Museum or Art Purchase, NY
2005   Russia! Guggenheim Museum New York, NY
2003   Somewhere Better Than This Place, The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
2003   Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, Chiba, Japan, Komar & Melamid: Desperately Seeking a Masterpiece
2002 - 2003   Symbols of the Big Bang, Yeshiva University Museum, Center for Jewish History, New York, NY
2002   Komar and Melamid’s Asian Elephant Art and Conservation Project Berkeley Art Museum Berkeley, CA
2001   Komar & Melamid's American Dreams, Philadelphia Art Alliance Philadelphia, PA
2001   Modernism and Post-Modernism: Russian Art of the Ending Millennium, Wellington B. Gray Gallery, East Carolina University, Greeneville, NC
1999   The Museum as Muse: Artists Reflect, The Museum of Modern Art New York
1998   Heroic Painting, Chicago Cultural Center Chicago, IL
1998   Heroic Painting, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art Winston-Salem, NC and tour
1998   The Most Wanted-The Most Unwanted Painting, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
1998   The People's Choice, The Akron Art Museum Akron, OH and tour
1997   Zeitgenossische Kunst im Museum Ludwig, Kunst Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany
1997   The Most Wanted-The Most Unwanted Painting, Kunst Museum Ludwig Koln, Germany
1997   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1996   Made to Order: America's Most Wanted Paintings, The Alternative Museum New York, NY
1995   No Man's Land, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center Copenhagen, Denmark
1994   Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties, ICA Philadelphia, PA
1994   Altered Egos, Santa Monica Museum of Art Sata Monica, CA
1993   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1993   25 Years A Retrospective, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH
1992   Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles, CA
1992   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1991   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1990   Grand Lobby Installation, Brooklyn Museum Brooklyn, NY
1990   Painting: 1980 to 1986, Gallery 210, University of Missouri St. Louis, MO
1989   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1988   Death Poems, Neue Gesellschaft fur Bildende Kunst West Berlin, Germany
1987   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1986   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1986   Komar & Melamid, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, Scotland
1986   Museum of Modern Art, Oxford Oxford, The United Kingdom
1985   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1984   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1983   Portland Center for Visual Arts Portland, OR
1982   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1980   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1978   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1977   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
1976   Ronald Feldman Fine Arts New York
2010   The St. Petersburg Times “A new platform for modern art” Katharine Helmore
2009   The New York Times “Long Afterlife for a Short-Lived Jewish Monthly” Samuel G. Freedman
2009   Crossing Cultures: Conflict Migration and Convergence “Komar and Melamid: The Future Memory of International Modernism” Joe A. Thomas
2008   The New York Times “Skewering Soviet Dogma and Consumerism, Too Benjamin Genocchio
2007   Art Forum “Eastern Prophecies” Boris Groys
2006   The New York Times “Artists Against the State.” Ken Johnson
2004   NY Arts “The Art Couple” John Perreault
2003   Fulcrum “Symbol and Origin” Mikhail Iampolski
2002   Komar & Melamid: Symbols of the Big Bang. New York, NY: Yeshiva University Museum
2002   The Jewish Week “Star Gazers” Daniel Belasco
2000   Boston Sunday Globe “Art From the Massives” Fred Kaplan
1997   Painting by Numbers: Komar and Melamid's Scientific Guide to Art. Edited by JoAnn
1992   The New York Times "Sears: the real America (according to these Russians)” Patricia Leigh Brown
1988   Ratcliff, Carter. Komar & Melamid. New York, NY: Abbeville Press, 1988
1986   New Yorker "Profiles: Partners” Ian Frazier
1977   New York Times Magazine "Dissidence as a Way of Art” Grace Glueck
1976   New York "A Russian Life: Tiny Pictures at an Exhibition” Dorothy Seiberling