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Boris Mikhailov

Boris Mikhailov was born in 1938. Soviet Ukrainian artist, photographer. Since 1989, exhibited in the most famous galleries and museums around the world (the most successful post-Soviet photographer 2000-2002). His career and the first photographic experiments he started in Kharkov. His works have become symbols of social documentary photography. In 2008 he became a member of the Academy of Visual Arts in Berlin. Lives and works in Berlin and Kharkiv.

Solo exhibitions

2012 Time is Out of Joint, Berlinischer Galerie
2012 Triptychs, Sprovieri Gallery, London
2012 Salt Lake, La criee centre d’art contemporain, Rennes
2011 Case History, MoMa, New York, NY
2011 Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
2010 1989. Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft?,Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2010 1989. Ende der Geschichte oder Beginn der Zukunft?, Villa Schöningen, Potsdam, Germany
2009 Dusk, Deweer Gallery, Belgium
2009 Yesterday’s Sandwich – 1960/70 (Space 2 – Loft 19), Suzanne Tarasieve Paris, Paris, France
2008 The Wedding, Sprovieri Progetti, London, UK
2008 Historical Insinuations, Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts at Moscow Contemporary Art Center, Moscow, Russia

2007 Banzai!, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
2007 Boris Mikhailov, Look at me I look at Water, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
2007 Boris Mikhailov, Barbara Gross Galerie, München, Germany
2007 Boris Mikhailov, Yesterday, kunst Meran im Haus der Sparkasse, Meran, Italy
2006 Yesterday’s Sandwich, Shugoarts, Tokyo, Japan
2005 Butterbrot, Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, France
2005 Zeit Raum Bild – 10 Jahre Dokumentarfotografie, Kulturforum,Berlin, Germany
2005 Look at Me I Look at Water / If I were a German / I am not I Suzanne Tarasiéve Paris, Paris, France
2005 Institute for the Humanities, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor,USA
2005 Look at me I look at Water, Centre de la Photographie, Geneva,Switzerland
2004 Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain
2004 In the Street, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
2004 TV-Mania, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
2004 Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
2004 Boris Mikhailov: A Retrospective, Institute of Contemporary Art,Boston, USA
2004 Boris Mikhailov, fotografies 60’s-2003, Institut de Cultura deBarcelona, Spain
2004 Testimony of the Negative, Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej Zamek,Warszawa, Poland
2003 Boris Mikhailov: private Freuden, lastende Langeweile, öffentlicher
2003 Zerfall, eine Retrospektive, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Germany
2003 Cambrige Album, Duke University, USA

2002 TV Mania, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
2002 The Insulted and the Injured, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, USA
2002 TV Mania, Galerie der Stadt, Schwaz, Austria
2001 Boris Mikhailov: Case History & Heiner Müller Projekt, Haus der
2001 Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
2001 BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden
2001 Orchard Gallery, Derry, Northern Ireland
2001 The Photographic Museum, Helsinki, Sweden
2001 Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2000 Boris Mikhailov. 2000 Hasselblad Award Winner, Hasselblad
2000 Center, Göteburg, Sweden
2000 Boris Mikhailov, The Photographers` Gallery, London, UK
2000 Dvir Galerie, Tel Aviv, Israel
2000 Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany
1999 By the Ground, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubliana, Slovenia
1999 Boris Mikhailov, Museo Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy
1999 Case History, DAAD Galerie, Berlin
1999 Case History and Dance, Scalo Galerie, Zürich, Switzerland
1999 Boris Mikhailov, Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
1998 Boris Mikhailov, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
1998 Boris Mikhailov. Les Misérables (About the World), Sprengel
1998 Museum, Hannover, Germany
1998 Peri Center of Photography, Turku, Finland
1997 Photomania, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1997 Crimean Grafomania, Galerie in der Brotfabrik, Berlin, Germany
1997 Hippolyte Photographie Galerie, Helsinki, Finland
1996 Boris Mikhailov, Kunsthalle Zürich, Switzerland
1996 Boris Mikhailov – A Retrospective, SCCA, Soros Center of
1996 Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
1995 Boris Mikhailov, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
1995 After the Fall, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA

1994 Hotel Europa, Foto Festival Rotterdam, Holland
1994 Perspektief, Photographic Center, Rotterdam, Holland
1992 Boris Mikhailov: Werke von 1970 – 1991, Forum Stadtpark, Graz,Austria
1990 Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
1990 Boris Mikhailov: Arles – Paris 1989, Signalhallen, Armémuseum, Stockholm, Sweden
1990 The Missing Picture/Zeitgenössische Fotografie aus der Sowjetunion, List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge (MA), USA
1990 Union Bank Collection, Helsinki, Finland

Group exhibitions

2013 Shanghai Biennale
2012 Everything was Moving: Photography from the 60s and 70s, Barbican London, UK
2012 The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine
2012 Gaiety Is The Most Outstanding Feature Of The Soviet Union, Saatchi Gallery, London
2011 Monanism, Mona, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Venice Biennale, Collatoral Projects, Palazzo Grazzi

2011 Photography: New Documentary Forms, Tate Modern, London, UK
2010 Sexuality and Transcendence, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine
2010 Realismus – das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit. Courbet – Hopper– Gursky, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany
2009 1968: Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Germany
2009 Printed Matter, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2009 Faces, Fondazione Ragghianti, Italy
2008 Glück – Welches Glück, Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden,Germany
2007 Biennale di Venezia, Ukrainian Pavilion, Venice, Italy
2007 Hot + Bothered: Looking at the Landscape/Thinking about the World, Pace, MacGill Gallery, New York, USA
2007 What Does the Jellyfish Want?, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2007 Der Kontrakt des Fotografen, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
2006 Der Kontrakt des Fotografen, Akademie der Künste, Berlin, Germany

2006 In the Face of History: European Photographers in the 20th Century, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
2006 Twilight-Photography in the Magic Hour, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2006 Die Schönheit der Chance, Institut für moderne Kunst, Nuremberg, Germany
2006 Berlin-Tokyo/Tokyo-Berlin. Die Kunst zweier Städte, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
2006 Toucher l’indicible, Centre régional d’art contemporain, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
2006 Tokyo-Berlin/Berlin-Tokyo, Mori Art Museum, Roppongi Hills,Tokyo, Japan
2005 Circa Berlin, Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
2005 Minimalist Kitsch & Visionäre Sammlung Vol.1, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich, Switzerland
2005 Motor Blues, Fotografien aus der Schenkung AutroWerke von BMW Financial Services, Museum der bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany
2005 Information/Transformation, Extra City Center for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
2005 Rundlederwelten, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany
2004 Verworpenen en Zondaskinderen, De Hallen Harlem, The Netherlands
2004 Social Creatures. How Body Becomes Art / Soziale Kreaturen. Wie Körper Kunst wird, Sprengel Museum Hannover
2004 The Beauty of Darkness, Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam, Holland
2004 Berlin-Moskau / Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000, Staatliche Tretjakow-Galerie, Moskow, Russia
2004 Photo Exhibition, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
2004 Fotografia Verbal: Ilya Kabakov, Boris Mikhailov, Museuserralves, Museu de Arte Contamporanea, Porto, Portugal
2004 Privatisierungen. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Osteuropa, KW
2004 Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin
2004 Channel Zero, Netherlands Media Arts Institute/Montevideo TBA, Amsterdam, Holland

2004 Dorf in die Metropole, Rohkunstbau in Berlin, Studio 1,
2004 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
2004 Architektur der Obdachlosigkeit. Biss zu Gast in der Berlinischen Galerie, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2003 Witness. Contemporary Artists document our Time, Barbican Gallery, London, UK
2003 Cruel + Tender, The Real in the Twentieth-Century Photograph, Tate Modern, London, UK
2003 Warum, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
2003 Berlin/Moskau, Moskau/Berlin 1950-2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
2003 Mircro Politicas (3), Arte Y Cotidianidad, Espai D‘Art Contemporani De Castello, Castello, Spain

2003 Traumfabrik Kommunismus, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
2003 Auf der Suche nach Identität. Boris Mikhailov und Studierende der HGB Leipzig, Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany
2003 Architektur der Obdachlosigkeit, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2003 Cruel+tender/ zärtlich+grausam. Fotografie und das Wirkliche, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2002 Sand in der Vaseline. Künstlerbücher II, 1980-2002, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
2001 From the 60 until now…, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2001 The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize 2001, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, UK
2001 Remake Berlin, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2001 Home/Homless, Bo01 City of Tomorrow, Malmö, Sweden
2001 Remake Berlin, Internationale de la Photographie d’Arles 2001, Arles
2001 Trade, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2001 Autowerke, Franz Hals Museum Haarlem, The Netherlands
2000 Remake Berlin, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2000 12th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2000 Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Ljubiljana, Slovenia
2000 Positions Attitudes Actions, Social and Political Commitment in Photography, Foto Biennale, Rotterdam, Holland
2000 How you look at it. Fotografien des 20. Jahrhunderts, Sprengel, Museum, Hannover and Städelsches Kunstinsti-tut, Frankfurt,Germany
2000 BMW Collection: Autowerke, Hamburg, Munich, Germany
2000 Global Conceptualism. Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA
2000 After the Wall, Kunst und Kultur im postkommunistischen Europa, Ludwig Museum Budapest and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
1999 Future is Now, Ukrainische Kunst in den Neunzigern, Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Zagreb, Croatia
1999 After the Wall, Kunst und Kultur im postkommunistischen Europa, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden

1999 Ich und die Anderen, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Karlsruhe; Münchener Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
1999 Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s – 1980s, Queens Museum of Art, New York, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis: Miami Art Museum, Miami; Vancouver; MIT, Cambridge, USA
1998 Nobuyoshi Araki & Boris Mikhailov, Galerie Satani, Tokyo, Japan
1998 Richard Billingham & Boris Mikhailov, Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany
1996 Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change: 1890 – 1990, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
1996 10th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
1995 If I were a German…, Galerie in der Brotfabrik und Galerie Andreas Weiss, Berlin, Germany
1995 Zeitgenössische Russische Fotografie, Akademie der Künste, Berlin and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
1995 Currents ’95 – Familiar Places, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, USA
1994 Photo-reclamation, Photographers` Gallery, London, John Hansard
1994 Gallery and University of Southhampton, Southampton, UK
1993 New Photography 9, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1992 Herbarium, The Photographic Experience in Contemporary Russian Art, Fotogalerie Wien / Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
1992 Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
1991 Carnegie International, The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh
1991 Photo Manifesto, Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore
1990 Internationale Biennale der Photographie, Turin, Italy
1989 Ny Sovjetisk Fotografi, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark

Awards

2001 Foto-Buchpreis der Krazna-Krausz-Stiftung, London (Kraszna-Krausz Book Award)
2001 Citibank Fotografie-Preis
2000 Award “Hasselblad”, Gothenburg, Sweden
1997 Award of Albert Renger-Patch
1996 Award of Coutts Contemporary Art Foundation, Switzerland

Books

2011 Wedding
2011 Tee, Coffee, Cappuccino
2010 Maquette Braunschweig
2007 Suzi et Cetera
2007 Crimean Snobbism
2007 Yesterday’s Sandwich
2004 A Retrospective
2004 Look at Me, I Look at Water…or Perversion of Repose, Göttingen
2003 Eine Retrospktive, Zürich
2002 Salt Lake
2000 Dance, Mikhailov: The Hasselblad Award 2000, Scalo, Zurich
2000 55 Boris Mikhailov. Phaidon, London
1999 DrucksacheN.F.4, Boris Mikhailov, Internationale Heiner MullerGesellschaft e.V.
1999 Case History, Scalo, Zurich
1998 Unfinished Dissertation,Scalo, Zürich
1996 At DUSK, Oktagon,Stuttgard
1996 By the Ground, Oktagon,Stuttgard
1995 If I were a German, Verlag der Kunst Dresden

Works are in collections

MoMA, New York.
Metropolitan Museum, New York.
Tate Modern, London.
Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Frans Hals Museum, Haarlen, Holland.
Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Pinakotek der Moderne, Munchen.
MUSAC, Lion, Spain.
Ludwig Museum Koln, Germany.
ICA Boston.
ICA Chicago.
National Museum of Art, Ocaka, Japan.
Nationalgalerie in Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin.
BMW Bank Collection, Germany.
DZ Bank Collection, Germany.
Deutcher Bank Collection, Germany.
Art Gallery of South Australia.
Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany.
Saatchi Collection, London.
Berlinische Gallery, Berlin.
Russian Museum, St. Petersburg.
Museum Art4.ru, Moscow.
Moscow House of Photography.
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
Art Library of the State Museums of Berlin, Berlin.
DAAD Berliner Kunstprogramm, Berlin.
Art Gallery of Berlin, Berlin.
Museum of Photography in Vinteture, Vintetur.
Sprengel Museum, Hannover.
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb.


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