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Andrey Bartenev
Works
Solo exhibitions
2015

Say: I Love You! Special guest of the 6th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, realized with the support of Ruarts Foundation, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

Ringing of Coloredmane Swirl. Ruarts Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2010

Sensitive Ocean (Installation). Willem de Kooning Foundation Residency Program and Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, New York, USA

Drink My Voice. Tripoli Gallery of Contemporary Art, Southampton, New York, USA

The SunPool (Installation). Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, Willem de Kooning Foundation, New York, USA

Wall Bars. Hand-Walker Sculpture. Special project of the 3rd Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

The SunPool (Installation). Willem de Kooning Foundation Residency Program, New York, USA

2008

Disco-Nexion. RIFLEMAKER Gallery, London, UK

2007

Connection Lost. Field of Lonely Hearts. (LED installation). Russian Pavilion at the 52nd International Art Exhibition Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

Son of Lumiere (Light and music sculpture). 2nd Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia

2006

Emily Likes the TV (Installation). Deutsche bank on Wall Street, New York, USA

2004

London under Snow (Multimedia installation). Moscow Art Fair, Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2000/1999

Snow Queen. Royal Festival Hall (SBC), London, UK

1998

Botanic Ballet. Kunsthalle, Baden-Baden, Germany

Botanic Ballet. Royal Festival Hall (SBC), London, UK

1997

Botanic Ballet. IFA Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany

Group exhibitions
2006

Invasion (Special project). With the support of Roza Azora Gallery, Moscow House of Photography, Moscow, Russia

2005

Say: I Love You!. (Sound and kinetic sculpture). 1st Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, Russia

Electric Aliens. (LED sculpture, group exhibition). The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Biography
Andrey Bartenev was born in 1965 in Norilsk. At the age of 16, the artist moved to Krasnodar Krai. In 1985, he graduated from Krasnodar State University of Culture, the faculty of theater directing, then went to the city of Adler by the distribution. There, Bartenev worked for several months as the stage director of the Bolero Studio Theater. In the late 1980s, the first exhibition of the association of the Sochi creative youth The Free Artists’ Salon, which included Andrey Bartenev, was held. In 1989, Bartenev met Zhanna Aguzarova and moved to Moscow. In the early 1990s, he collaborated with Alexander Petlura. In 1992, Bartenev received the Grand Prix for his performance with moving paper sculptures The Botanical Ballet at the avant-garde fashion festival in Latvia (Unbridled Fashion Assembly, Riga). This success made the artist internationally famous. He has been a member of the Moscow Union of Artists since 1996. In 2002, he became a laureate of the First non-state award Triumph in the field of the highest achievements of literature and art. Bartenev’s installation Connection Lost. Field of Lonely Hearts exhibited at the Russian Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (2007). In 2009, Andrey Bartenev became a laureate of the Sergey Kuryokhin’s independent award in the field of contemporary art in the nomination Poetic Performance for the work Wash Your Hands Until You Rub It into the Hole (based on K.I. Chukovsky’s Moydodyr poem). In 2013, he was nominated for the Golden Mask national theater award in the nomination The Best Performance in Modern Dance for the Three Sisters based on the piece by A. Chekhov. On the 50th anniversary of the artist in 2015, MMOMA held a large-scale retrospective exhibition with the support of Ruarts Foundation.




2009
Pin Auction. (Group exhibition). The Neue Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
2008
Zoo Art Fair. Royal Academy of Art, London, UK
The Marriage of Art, Science and Philosophy. (Group exhibition). American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore, USA
1997
Decoration of the Part. (Group exhibition). Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK


Selected performances
2010
Bubbles of Hope. (The Pompidou Center in the State Hermitage). The State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2009
Bubbles of Hope. Art Basel – Miami Beach International Art Fair, Miami, USA
Bubbles of Hope. The New Pinakothek, Munich, Germany
Electric Alien. (Andrey Bartenev/ Patrick K.-H. / Oleg Makarov). Cyfest Festival, Loft Project ETAGI, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Bubbles of Hope. MID_E International Exhibition, Arteleku Art Center, San Sebastian, Spain
Wash your Hands until you get Holes. (After Korney Chukovsky’s “Moydodyr”). The Norwegian Theatre Academy, Fredrikstad, Norway
Nightingale. (After Igor Stravinsky’s “The Song of the Nightingale”). Vitra Design Museum, Boisbushet, France
White Rainbow over the Table. (Group show with Katya Bochavar). Baibakov Art Projects, Moscow, Russia
2008
Shaking Angels. National Arts Club, New York, USA
2007
Animals Competition. Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, New York, USA
2006
Wind from Flowers of Sun. “Et cetera” theatre, Moscow, Russia
The Underpants on the Stick. Donau Festival, Vienna, Austria
2005
Caution! Cats and Dogs on the Road. Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, New York, USA
2004
It’s all mine!. Festival of New Russian Culture, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), London, UK
2003
If my Mouth Would be 1 Meter 60 Centimeter. Moscow State Exhibition Hall “New Manege”, Moscow, Russia
2002
The Ladder of Red. Watermill Center of Robert Wilson, New York, USA
2001
Botanical Ballet. Mineral water. Third International Theatre Olympics, Moscow, Russia
The Last Hour of White. Theatreformen Festival, Braunschweig, Germany
1998
Botanical Ballet. Mineral Water. International Video Art Competition, Baden-Baden, Germany
Botanical Ballet. (Version for children). The Thames Festival, London, UK
1997
Botanical Ballet. Lippmann culture project, Church of St. Elizabeth, Art Basel’97, Basel, Switzerland
1996
Botanical Ballet. V&A Performance Festival, London, UK
1993
Botanical Ballet. Museumsuferfest, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Theatre projects
2007
The Blue Bird. (Author Maurice Maeterlinck, costume and set design A. Bartenev). Urban Stages Theatre, New York, USA
2006
Elizaveta Bam. (Author Daniil Kharms, costume design A. Bartenev). Mossovet Theatre, Moscow, Russia
2003
Cinderella. (Opera, costume design A. Bartenev). Kampnagel and State Opera House, Hamburg, Germany
2000/1999
The Snow Queen. (Ballet, costume and set design A. Bartenev, choreographer Aletta Collins, composer Oleg Kostrov). Royal Festival Hall (SBC), London, UK
1998
Ivona, Princess of Burgundia. (Author W. Gombrowicz, costume design A. Bartenev, director Oleg Rybkin, composer Oleg Kostrov). The Red Torch State Academic Theatre, Novosibirsk, Russia, A.Bartenev nominated for the 1999 Golden Mask National Theatre Award in the category “Best Artist”

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