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Past Exhibitions

2007 - 2006 - 2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999 - 1998 - 1997 - 1996 - 1995 - 1994 - 1993 - 1992 -


Olga Bulgakova and Alexander Sitnikov. Paintings. Objects. State Russian Tretyakov Gallery, Krymsky Val 10, Moscow, November 2 - 25, 2007. Opening reception on November 1 at 4 PM. For more information visit www.tretyakov.ru
Olga Bulgakova and Alexander Sitnikov belong to the generation of artists beginning in the 1970s.  Their works have been exhibited widely in Russia, Europe and the United States and are in the permanent collections of major museums, including the State Russian Museum and the State Tretyakov Gallery. This is the first joint retrospective exhibition for the couple. In conjunction with this exhibition, Olga Bulgakova (ISBN: 9780975482964) and Alexander Sitnikov (ISBN: 9780975482988) have been published in both English and Russian languages. These books include essays by Alexander Borovsky, Barbara Thiemann, Natalia Kolodzei, Alexander Rozhin and Natalia Sitnikova.

Shimon Okshteyn. Dialogue with Objects. Contemporary Art Center MARS (Pushkarev Pereulok 5, Moscow) from May 17 to June 17, 2007 and at State Russian Museum (Marble Palace, Millionnaya str., 5/1, Saint Petersburg) from July 26, 2007 to September 3, 2007. Opening reception on July 26 at 4 PM.
A 336 page hard cover book with introduction by Evgenia Petrova and essays by Charlotta Kotik, Donald Kuspit, José Pierre, Natalia Kolodzei, and Jenifer Borum is published to accompany Shimon Okshteyn: Dialogue with Objects by Palace Editions, the publishing house of the State Russian Museum.  The book documents Shimon Okshteyn’s artistic development from his early Russian period through a 25- year career in the United States.  The book is published in both English and Russian languages and is the first comprehensive reference publication on the artist.  ISBN: 9783938051801

Works on Paper: Soviet and Russian Art 1955-2005 from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art. Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York. January 18 - March 31, 2006. Curatorial Talk and reception on Tuesday, February 28, 2006 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM
Artists represented in Works on Paper include Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Petr Belenok, Leonid Berlin, Borukh (Boris Shteinberg), Andrei Budaev, Eric Bulatov, Valeryi Gerlovin , Eduard Gorokhovsky, Nonna Goriunova, Marina Karpova, Vyacheslav Koleichuk, Komar & Melamid, Leonid Lamm, Tatiana Levitskaia, Igor Makarevich, Mikhail Molochnikov, Ernst Neizvestny, Scherer & Ouporov, Valerii Pianov, Victor Pivovarov, Dmitri Plavinsky, Asya Dodina & Slava Polishchuk , Oscar Rabin, Alexandre Sitnikov, Natalia Shibanova, Anatolii Slepyshev, Yuri Sobolev, Marina Telepneva, Oleg Tselkov, Oleg Vassiliev, Lusia Voronova, Vladimir Yakovlev, Vladimir Yankilevsky, Alexander Zakharov, and Anatolii Zverev.

Historic MADI: Its Roots. Artists from Russia through Uruguay to Argentina in 20th Century. MADI Museum, 3109 Carlisle Street, Dallas, Texas. The opening reception on Friday, February 17, 2006 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM. 
Artists represented in Historic MADI. Artists from Russia through Uruguay to Argentina in 20th Century include El Lissitzky, Iakov Chernikhov, Alexandra Exter, Liubov Popova, Andrei Proletsky, Leonid Borisov, Alexander Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, Kazimir Malevich, Valentina Lebedeva-Lesin, Ilya Chashnik, Nikolai Suetin, Leonid Borisov, Leonid Lamm, Vyacheslav Koleichuk, San San (Alexander Karasev), Mikhail Molochnikov, Gennadii Zubkov, and Eduard Shteinberg.
For more information visit: www.madimuseumdallas.org
Lecture: Wednesday, May 3, 2006 7:00 p.m. and Thursday, May 4, 2006 at noon
Lectures are free. Optional lunch $7.00 Tatiana Kolodzei and her daughter, Natalia Kolodzei, will talk about the challenges of collecting art during the Communist era. The Kolodzeis have published four books on Russian art and were recently named by Art and Antiques as among the top 100 collections in the United States. The collection started 40 years ago in Moscow at the height of the Cold War and now contains more than 7,000 works by over 300 artists. Many of the works in the Kolodzei Collection are by "Non-Conformist" artists trained in top art schools but who followed their own paths rather than that imposed by the State.


Vadim Voinov. The State Hermitage under a Full Moon. General Staff Building, the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. October 25, 2005 - April 24, 2006.
The exhibition has been organized by The State Hermitage Museum, in the collaboration with the Kolodzei Art Foundation (USA), Atellier II Gallery of Art (Moscow), Kultur Kontakt Foundation (Vienna , Austria), Pechatny Dvor Printers (St. Petersburg), Dean Publishers (St. Petersburg) and Free Culture Foundation (St. Petersburg). 
Vadim Voinov was born 1940 in   Leningrad  (now   St. Petersburg) and lives and works in  St. Petersburg  . In his works, Voinov uses a technique he himself created--functional collage--intended to reconstruct the history of Czarist, revolutionary, Soviet and contemporary   Russia.  In the 1960’s and 1970’s Voinov studied the history of early   St. Petersburg  architecture.  An art historian himself, he published articles and undertook archeological expeditions.  His devotion to archeology and understanding of the significance of each object introduced into his work a historical significance.  He developed functional collage beginning in 1979.  The objects used in Voinov’s works acquire a new historical meaning.  Voinov’s works are laconic in their composition.  
For this installation Voinov chose the unrenovated interiors of the General Staff Building on
  Palace Square  .  The exhibition consists of collages and installations made of authentic found objects on themes connected with the newest history of   Russia  .  There are 73 works represented in the exhibition, installed in five rooms.  Each group of collages and separate installations are thematically connected and titled:  Red Wall; Circle-The father of a square; The Viennese Set; and others. The installation of the exhibition is an artwork in itself.
The catalogue for the exhibition includes 17 essays with 110 illustrations.  Each copy of the catalogue is marked by an original, unique object: a stamp from the 1920’s-1940’s with the image of a soldier (“Voinov” can be translated into English as “soldier”).  The catalogue is published in Russian and English. 

 For more information visit: www.hermitagemuseum.org        

Perestroika + 20:
 Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art. Harriman Institute,  Columbia University, 420 West 118 Street, 12th floor, New York . September 28 to January 2006. Gallery Talk by Natalia Kolodzei, followed by a reception on Thursday, November 10 from  6-8 PM.
The exhibition Perestroika + 20:  Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art features works by 21 artists from Russia. The works selected for the show construct a cultural image of   Russia   in the last 20 years by presenting work by a wide range of artistic trends.  Artists represented in Perestroika +20 include: Komar & Melamid, Eric Bulatov, Oleg Vassiliev, Natalia Nesterova, Tatyana  Nazarenko, Eduard Shteinberg, Vladimir Nemukhin, Leonid Borisov , Olga Bulgakova, Marina Karpova, Marina Kolotvina, Valentina Lebedeva, Tatiana Levitskaia, Valerii Pianov, Alexander Sitnikov, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Farid Bogdalov, Dimitry Gerrman, Vladimir Kanevsky, Alexander Kozhin, Alexander Ney, and Oleg Slepov.
For more information visit www.columbia.edu/cu/sipa/REGIONAL/HI/

Moscow  Grafika: Artists' Prints 1961 – 2005. Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art. September 13- October 22, 2005 at the International Print Center New York, 526 West 26th Street. The Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, September 22nd, 6-8 p.m. For more information click here (Adobe Reader required)
Artists represented in Moscow Grafika include Yuri Albert, Vagrich Bakhchanyan, Farid Bogdalov, Grisha Bruskin, Andrei Budaev, Olga Bulgakova, Ivan Chuikov, Andrei Filippov, Valeryi Gerlovin, Marina Gertsovskaia, Eduard Gorokhovsky, Ilya Kabakov, Marina Karpova, Komar & Melamid, Otari Kandaurov, Alexander Kosolapov, Lev Kropivnitsky, Valentina Kropivnitskaia, Leonid Lamm, Georgy Litichevsky, Igor Makarevich, Sergei Mironenko, Mikhail Molochnikov, Ernst Neizvestny,Victor Pivovarov, Dmitri Plavinsky, Oscar Rabin, Mikhail Roginsky, Scherer & Ouporov, Alexandre Sitnikov, Natalia Sitnikova Yuri Sobolev, Leonid Sokov, Marina Telepneva, Oleg Tselkov, Oleg Vassiliev, Vladimir Yankilevsky and Alexander Zakharov.
International Print Center, New York is located in Chelsea on 26th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues at 526 West 26th Street, Room 824. Hours are 11- 6 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday. For additional information call (212) 989-5090 or visit IPCNYs website
The exhibition was also presented at Russian Nights Festival in Los Angeles.





Young American Artists of Today. Festival of American Contemporary Culture American Autumn in Moscow. Central House of Artists, Krymsky val, 10. Opening reception November 4 at 4 PM. Exhibition continues through November 27, 2005.
Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Paramus, New Jersey. Meet the Artists on Thursday, February 9, 2006 from 6 to 9PM Exhibition continues through March 11, 2006. For more information visit: www.theBergenMuseum.com.
Young American Artists of Today exhibition  is organized by the Stas Namin Centre and the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc. (USA) in cooperation with the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography of the Russian Federation . Curator of the exhibition Natalia Kolodzei. 
Photography, painting, sculpture, digital works, printmaking and video art – all of these traditional and contemporary techniques reflect the creative variety of American art. The artists featured in the show include Leigh Tarentino, Julian Montague, Megan Foster, Erik Wayne Patterson, Adam Stennett, Fiona Gardner, Michael Cambre, Jeph Gurecka, Jon-Paul Villegas, James Sheehan, Sean McDevitt, among others. Containing works dating from the last 5 years, the exhibition will explore ideas and trends in which young artists are working today in 

The Kolodzei Art Foundation loaned several works, including Dmitri Krasopevtsev's "Still Life" (1958) to the exhibition Apartment Exhibitions: Yesterday and Today in conjunction with the First Moscow Biennale, 2005.


The Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc., The State Tretyakov Gallery, and The State Russian Museum present Oleg Vassiliev: Memory Speaks (Themes and Variations) from January 27, 2005 to March 2005 at the State Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia. Opening of the exhibition on January 27 at 4 PM. 

The exhibition is accompanied by a 182 page book, Oleg Vassiliev: Memory Speaks (Themes and Variations), published by Palace Editions, the State Russian Museum, with essays by Amei Wallach, Andrew Solomon, Natalia Kolodzei, Ilya Kabakov, Eric Bulatov, Victor and Margarita Tupitsyn, and Oleg Vassiliev. 182 pp, 156 color plates, 13 color and 14 b/w documentary photographs.

Oleg Vassiliev was born in Moscow in 1931 and was one of the leading figures in the Russian "unofficial" art movement. Since 1990, the artist lives and works in New York.
In his art Vassiliev combines the traditions of Russian Realism of the 19th century with the Russian avant-garde of the beginning of the 20th century. Vassiliev’s principal themes, which were born while he was in Russia and continue to the present day, are his memories of home and houses, roads, forests, fields, friends and family.
Oleg Vassiliev: Memory Speaks (Themes and Variations) reflects the artist’s career from 1949 to the present day.
Please contact Natalia Kolodzei at Kolodzei@KolodzeiArt.org or visit Amazon.com

The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, in cooperation
with the Kolodzei Art Foundation, presents
Finding Freedom: 40 Years of Soviet and Russian Art

Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art

November 7, 2004 - January 2, 2005
Opening Reception, Saturday, November 6 at
7 – 9 PM

Komar and Melamid Lecture
with introduction by Natalia Kolodzei, Sunday, November 7 at 2PM
Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art
Tarpon Springs Campus of St. Petersburg
600 Klosterman Road
, Tarpon Springs , Florida

2004 Petr Belenok. From the Kolodzei Art Foundation. October 4 - 31, 2004. Reception, Wednesday, October 6, 5-7 PM. Resnick Gallery, Long Island University, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition is part of the Mapping the Eastern European Diaspora: Ukraine. conference.

The Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc., The State Tretyakov Gallery, and The State Russian Museum present Oleg Vassiliev: Memory Speaks (Themes and Variations) from September 30 to October 31, 2004 at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Krymsky val 10, Moscow.


The State Tretyakov Gallery and the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc. present Dmitri Plavinsky: A Retrospective this fall (September 24 - October 24, 2004) at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Lavrushensky pereulok 12, Moscow.

Moscow Museum of Modern Art, One Work Gallery, Kolodzei Art Foundation, Central Exhibition Hall "Manege" (St. Petersburg) and Flora-Moscow Commercial Bank present 
project by 
Sergey Kalinin and Farid Bogdalov 
Session of the Federal Assembly

at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art 
from September 16 - 30, 2004
Petrovka, 25, Moscow
at Central Exhibition Hall "Manege"
1, Isaakievskaya pl., St.-Petersburg
from February 25 - March 8, 2005.
The exhibition and accompanying publication are made possible by MegaFon-North-West, Saint-Petersburg and Flora-Moscow Bank (Moscow), with additional support: Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, One Work Gallery (Moscow), Central exhibition hall "Manege" (St. Petersburg).
Please contact Natalia Kolodzei at Kolodzei@KolodzeiArt.org or Amazon.com ISBN 0-9754829-3-9

The Kolodzei Art Foundation, The Harriman Institute, The World Russia Forum, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art present The Art Constitution, the Illustrated Constitution of the Russian Federation, a new book published in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the Constitution of the Russian Federation.

April 21, 2004 from 6 PM to 8 PM at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, 420 West 118th Street, 6th Floor, Dag Hammarskjold Lounge, NYC
April 26, 2004 and April 29, 2004 in conjunction with World Russia Forum.

The "Art Constitution", the Illustrated Constitution of the Russian Federation, unites artists of different generations. More than 100 artists participated in the project of Ivan Kolesnikov, Sergei Denisov, and Petr Vois supported by the Moscow Museum of the Modern Art, S.Art Gallery, and the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc. The project, comprised entirely of works from the last 10 years, enables the viewer to trace the evolution and view the complete spectrum of contemporary Russian art through the illustration of each of the Constitution's Articles. The Art Constitution unites living artists who began their careers during Khrushchev’s Thaw and the artists who started their careers in the post-Soviet period, all of whom now enjoy the benefit and challenge of artistic freedom in the new Russia. It is important to note the individuality of each work, and of each artist, incorporated in this project. Almost all the artistic trends and movements of the second half of the 20th century are represented. These 137 illustrations represent different aspects of the Russian art and views of the Russian life.

Book: The Illustrated Constitution of the Russian Federation
Editors: Sergey Denisov, Ivan Kolesnikov, and Peter Voice
with essays by Zurab Tsereteli, Natalia Kolodzei, Ekaterina Dyogot, and Irina Kulik
Moscow: Alpha-Press, 2003 in collaboration with the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc. (in Russian and English). 137 color illustrations; hard cover - 2,000 copies.
Please contact Natalia Kolodzei at Kolodzei@KolodzeiArt.org or visit Amazon.com

Igor Tiulpanov
St. Petersburg 300th Anniversary Celebration at Chelsea Art Museum
EXHIBITION; CONCERTS featuring Pro Musicis and Joel Martin Jazzical; FILM and VIDEO, including Russian Ark; BRIDGEVIEW SCHOOL OF ART workshops; ART TOUR of RUSSIA and more ....
From Leningrad to St. Petersburg: 25 Years of Art. Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art. December 10, 2003 - January 17, 2004. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, December 10 from 6 PM to 8PM. Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street, NYC.
Gallery talk by Natalia Kolodzei, curator.
December 13, 14, January 3, 10, 17 at 1pm and 3pm and by appointment
For event schedule and information please visit: www.chelseaartmuseum.org
Produced by Nina Colosi and Chelsea Art Museum, curated by Natalia Kolodzei with the generous support of Kolodzei Art Foundation; Yamaha Corporation of America; International Association of Contemporary Russian Art Collectors; CEC International Partners; Pushkin Institute; and The Jewel of Russia.
On Saturday, November 8, at 7:00 PM the American Russian Young Artists Orchestra (ARYO) and the Kolodzei Art Foundation celebrate St. Petersburg at the Harriman Institute of Columbia University.
This will be a concert by the Amirus chamber players which will open a week-long Harriman Institute St. Petersburg Conference. A string quartet will perform the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Lyadov, Borodin and Glazunov.
The concert will be accompanied by the opening of an art exhibition of St. Petersburg artists selected from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art.
A reception will follow the concert.
Saturday, November 8, 7 PM
Columbia University, International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street (at Amsterdam), 15th Floor, Room #1501
the exhibition runs through November 20, 2003.
Finding Freedom: 40 Years of Soviet and Russian Art. Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art. The Bergen Museum of Art and Science, Bergen Mall, Lower Level, Route 4 East & Forest Avenue, Paramus, New Jersey 07652. October 15 – November 30, 2003. Opening Reception on Saturday, October 18th from 5 PM to 8 PM.
Natalia Kolodzei, Curator of The Bergen Museum and co-owner of the Kolodzei Collection, will discuss works in this exhibition on the following dates:
Saturday, November 15 at 2 and 5 PM and Saturday, November 29 at 2 PM and 4 PM

Moscow Government, Moscow House of Nationalities, Natalia Kostaki, International Association of Contemporary Russian Art Collectors, Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc., Regional organization Greek-Slavic community Paradigm

presents an exhibition in conjunction with the humanitarian project Russians Abroad George Costakis and His Time

dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the distinguished collector of Russian Art George Costakis on Tuesday, July 15th, 2003 at 6 PM at Moscow House of Nationalities, Novaia Basmannaia Street, 4, Moscow, Russia.

Igor Tiulpanov
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce an exhibit of art works from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art (represented by the Kolodzei Art Foundation) that will be at the Woodrow Wilson Center from May 23rd until June 20th, 2003. This exhibition is dedicated to the celebration of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg, and covers three generations of contemporary St. Petersburg artists. It is a visual exploration of the development and accomplishments of artists from St. Petersburg of the second half of the twentieth century. The opening reception will be on May 23rd from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM at 4th floor Atrium of the Woodrow Wilson Center, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20004.
The Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc. and UNSRC Russian Book Club, in cooperation with the Permanent Missions of the Republic of Belarus, Russian Federation and Ukraine to the United Nations, on the occasion of the 17th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster invite you to an exhibition of works by Petr Belenok In Black and White Space from the Kolodzei Art Collection at the United Nations, April 21 - May 2, 2003. Opening Reception on Thursday, April 24th, 2003, 6-8 PM, 1 United Nations Plaza, Secretariat Building, South Lobby (use the UN staff entrance-1st Avenue @ 42 Street) This exhibition is sponsored by The Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc., E-Style Software Corp., Doyna Ltd. and Christian K. Keesee.
Traveling exhibition Women in Art: Three Generations of Russian Women Artists. Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian & Eastern European Art. Salena Gallery, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11201, March 3-29, 2003. Opening reception on Thursday, March 6th, 5 to 8 PM.
Moscow Abstract Art: Second Half of the XXth Century. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, January 24 - March 15, 2003.
  Exhibition of Contemporary St. Petersburg Artists. Selection from the Kolodzei Collection. October 9-16. Russian Consulate, NYC. French Embassy, Washington DC.

KAFI has loaned works to the following exhibitions:

Manezh: 40 Years of Nonconformist Art, Artworks by Muscovite Artists from the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Kolodzei Art Foundation, Inc. and other private collections. ArtManezh, Moscow, December 6 - 13, 2002.

Abstract Art in Russia: The Twentieth Century, The State Russian Museum, Benois Wing, St. Petersburg, November 29, 2001 - March 30, 2002. Catalogue.

Femme Art. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, January - March, 2002. Catalogue.

Marina Karpova, Dazzled, 2000. Oil on canvas
Women in Art, March 9- April 1, 2001, The Hackensack Arts and Cultural Center, 39 Broadway, Hackensack, NJ. Opening reception is on March 9, 4-9PM. The event organized by the Bergen Museum, Hackensack Art Center, and KAFI.

KAFI's 10th Anniversary Exhibition, March 15th, 2001, The Consulate General of the Russian Federation, NYC.

Natalia Elkonina, Spatial Metamorphoses, 1998. Mixed media on canvas
Exhibition in conjunction with Liberty Prize 2000, November 30, 2000, Washington DC; December 1, 2000, Consulate of the Russian Federation, New York
Dmitri Plavinsky, Hurricane of Time I, 1995
The Hurricane of Time
Turn of the Century, Close of the Millennium
Art of the 1960s Though 2000
Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art 
July 22 - August 6, 2000
Opening reception on July 22 at 5 PM
Sanremo Villa Ormond, Corso F. Cavallotti, San Remo, Italy.
Exhibition curated by Tatiana & Natalia Kolodzei, and Marta Boeri
Maria ElkoninaComposition with a Candle 1965 mixed media
Exhibition Women in Art
Atrium Gallery, Morris County Administration Building, Court Street, Morristown, New Jersey
April 24 - July 7, 2000, Reception May 5, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
DmitriiKrasnopevtsev, Still Life with Four Pitchers, 1972
Contemporary Russian Art Second half of the 20th Century 1960 - 1999
Maison Normandie - Niemen, Moscow
December 1999 - June 2000
Alexander Sitnikov,Concerto, 1998
New Artists for New Millennium
The Russian Culture Festival and The 90th Anniversary of the Oldest Russian Daily Newspaper in America
Novoye Russkoye Slovo
Consulate General of the Russian Federation, New York City
April 30, 2000.
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Genia Chef, Vultures, 1994
A 25 Year Retrospective on Nonconformist Russian Art
Presented by The Kolodzei Art Foundation
Kennan Institute 25th Anniversary Dinner, October 4, 1999 Grand Hyatt Hotel, Washington, DC
Exhibition October 5 - October 29, 1999
Kennan Institute For Advanced Russian Studies
The Woodrow Wilson Center
Ronald Reagan Building
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington DC
Pushkin 200
Celebration at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington DC,
June 14, 1999.
University Honors Program Conference:
The Body Politics April 7, 1999
Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus
presents Selection from the Kolodzei Collection of Contemporary Russian Art
March 29 - April 23, 1999
Women in Art
March 2 - April 30, 1999
Opening Reception Friday, March 5th, 6 - 8 PM
The Friendship Gallery Friendship Heights Village Center 4433 South Park Avenue Chevy Chase MD 20815
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Farid Bogdalov "Collection of Artefacts" 1988-1998, Maison Normandie-Niemen, Moscow, Russia, November - December 1998.

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Reflection of Time, Moscow, Russia, August 1997.

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New Russian Art. Works on Paper from the Kolodzei Collection, Georgetown University Art Gallery, Washington DC, March 21 - April 17, 1996

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Kolodzei Art Foundation Presents Artists from The Collection of Tania and Natasha Kolodzei: Peter Belenok, Farid Bogdalov, Andrei Budaev, Dmitri Kantorov, Andrei Karpov, Dmitri Kravchuk, Bela Levikova, Russian-American Press and Information Center, Seven Nails Gallery, Moscow, Russia, August 1995

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KAFI gratefully acknowledges the following for their support of this exhibition: City Arts Center, Christian K. Keesee, Steve Bruno, The Kirkpatrick Foundation, United Mechanical, Inc and Jon Burris (Portfolio Inc.).

Damir Ruzibaev (one-man show of sculpture, paintings and drawings, supported by the Ministry of Culture of Uzbekistan), The State Tretiakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia September, 1994

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A series of exhibitions was held in IBM building in Moscow, Russia March-May, 1993. During the exhibitions KAFI showed paintings by 23 artists.

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Sky & Stone Exhibition of works by Siberian artists united in "Circle of the Pure" group, on October 1- 18 October, 1992, Moscow







2002 Marty (St.James), May - June, 2002. Marty St. James and Sviatoslav Ponomarev: Journeys. Elena Vrublevskaya Gallery, Moscow, May 28 - June 4, 2002.

2001 Exhibition of sculpture by James W. Harbison III, August 9th, 2001. Regina Gallery, 22,1 Tverskaya-Yamskaya, Moscow, Russia.

2001 Live Performance "Spirit" by Birgit Ramsauer, July 10th, 2001. Institute of Contemporary Art, Bersenevskaya nab. 20, Moscow, Russia. Exhibition continues through July 29, 2001. Performance "Hush" by Birgit Ramsauer, July 18th, 2001 at the exhibition "2115, aktuelle Kunst aus Bayem," July 18 - 29, 2001. Museum of Contemporary Art, 25 Petrovka Street, Moscow, Russia.

2001 Exhibition of works by Tatiana Antoshina, Tuesday, February 20th, 2001, 7-9 PM. Florence Lynch Gallery, 147 West 29th St., New York, NY. Antoshina was a fellow at Yaddo (Saratoga Springs, NY) through the KAFI's exchange program.

1998 Birgit Ramsauer May-July 1998, Moscow.

1996 International Symposium "Medvedka" June 20 - July 10, 1996, Moscow. Exhibition at Galery "DAR"

1993 Summer Andrei Karpov and Igor Nezhivoi were in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts for one month (June, 1993). Nick Lawrence and Taras Otus arrived to Moscow in the beginning of July. After one month work an exhibition was held at the Cultural Center Petrovskiye Linii in downtown Moscow

1992 Yuristambek Shigaev was in residence at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts for two weeks and had a show and lecture there.


Other Events

KAFI participated in the exhibition entitled "Russian Artists outside of Russia" at Russian Consulate in New York City, 1997.

1996 KAFI participated in event entitled "In Search of the Artist's Voice: A Celebration of Contemporary Russian Theater, Film, Music and Art", organized by the Russian-American Cultural Forum, January 23 February 2, 1996, New York City.

1995 Russian Afternoon in the Country, featuring an art show represented by the Kolodzei Art Foundation from the Kolodzei Collection and a performance by a well known Russian composer, Alexander Zhurbin and his Russian-American theater Wondering Stars at the residence of Anna Tavis, Connecticut, USA

"Europe-America-500" Exhibition in Seattle, Selections from the Kolodzei Collection -120 works. 9 drawings by 3 Siberian artists (Valerii Kolotvin, Dmitrii Kravchuk and Igor Kholodok (pseudonym Algidus), represented in the exhibition, were in the "Resource 500" cargo of the Soyuz launch rocket.


Natalia Kolodzei: Gia Edzgveradze: Georgian Soviet Hybrid with Nonconformist Circles. During the Conference: Social Norms and Deviance in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Era. September 28-30, 2001 at The Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio.

Bergen Museum presents gallery talk by Natalia Kolodzei: Russian Women Artists: a Brief History from the Time of Catherine the Great to the Present, on Sunday, April 1st, 2001 at 2PM at the exhibition "Women in Art. Selections from the Kolodzei Collection of Russian and Eastern European Art", at the Hackensack Arts and Cultural Center, 39 Broadway, Hackensack, NJ.

Natalia Kolodzei: Art Exhibition and Lecture: Great Russian Art Collections. Thursday, February 8, 2001, 6:30 p.m. The Russia Society, Harvard Club of New York, 27 West 44th Street, New York, NY

Following the October Revolution in 1917 and the suppression of the arts by the Communist regime, important collectors risked their lives to collect and preserve the heritage of the Russian Avant-Garde. Natalia Kolodzei will trace the development of Russia's political regimes and their relationship to the patronage and collection of Russian art. Approximately a dozen original works of art from the Kolodzei Collection will be on display in Harvard Hall. The Collection consists of several thousand works of art including paintings, drawings and sculptures by more than 300 artists from Russia and the former Soviet Union.