Boris Koshelokhov

Boris Koshelokhov

Boris Koshelokhov

1942    Born in Zlatoust (Southern Urals)
1962    Moves to Leningrad. Enters medical school
1962-76     Works as an electrician, medical orderly, driver, construction worker. Participates in geological expeditions. Studies philosophy independently
1976       Begins artistic work: paintings, assemblages, volumetric compositions. Organizes the Chronicle (Letopis) group. Joins the Society for Experimental Exhibitions (TEV)
1978    Spends several months in Italy            
1979    Joins the Society for Experimental Visual Art (TEII). Participates in dozens of group shows with other unofficial Leningrad artists
1982        Produces approximately fifty wooden sculptures
1982    Works on plastic volumetric compositions
1989        Puppets of the World March Around the World (oil on canvas, 23 meters x 6 meters)
1989        Residency in Amsterdam
1992        Heilige Sunder (oil on canvas, 120 meters x 3 meters)
1994    Starts Two Highways project
2000    Festival of Contemporary Petersburg Art (Esberg, Denmark)   
2002    The second stage (6000 pastels) of Two Highways is completed
2000-02    Works on styrofoam compositions
2007    Works in digital media. Ex Machina series of 1500 digital graphic works
 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS  
1978        Rome, Soverato, Catanzaro 
1982    Apt-Art Exhibition (Leningrad) 
1986        Directorate for Regional Museums (The first official exhibition of an “unofficial” artist in Leningrad since 1924)
1987    Central Exhibition Hall (Leningrad) 
1986    Mars Gallery (Moskow)
1988-89    Kanta Sztuka Gallery (Gdansk)
1989    Warsaw, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Amsterdam
1990    Henry Pochon Gallery (Lyon/Paris) 
1992    Manege Central Exhibition Hall (Saint Petersburg)
1992    Fedor Gallery (Sestroretsk, Russia) 
1992    The Kremer Studio (Berlin) 
1992    Werdermann Art Gallery (Hamburg)
1997    Werdermann Art Gallery (Hamburg)
2000    Festival of Contemporary Petersburg Art (Esberg, Denmark)   
2001    The State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg)
2002    Manege Central Exhibition Hall (Saint Petersburg) 
2002    Na Obvodnom Gallery (Saint Petersburg)
2005    Village Life Gallery (Saint Petersburg)
2008    "Two Highways", Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petersburg
2009    "New paintings from "Two Highways" cycle", Anna Nova Gallery, Saint-Petersburg
2012    "70 000 years of Boris Koshelokhov", Novy museum, Saint-Petersburg

GROUP SHOWS  
1976    The Peter and Paul Fortress (Leningrad) (with TEV)
1978    Venice Biennale 
1978    Leningrad Youth Hall, Kirov Culture Palace, Theatre of Peoples Art (with Chronicle)
1978-91     Apt-Art exhibitions, Leningrad 
1986    Kadriorg Art Museum (Tallinn)
1987    Warsaw, Gdansk 
1988    Kunsthalle in Emden (Germany)
1988    Art Against Commerce (Amsterdam) 
1988-89    TEII American tour: Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York 
1989    Moscow 
1989/90    Stockholm, Gothenburg 
1992-2007    Annual exhibitions in Manege Central Exhibition Hall (Saint Petersburg)
1995    Oslo 
2000    Esberg (Denmark)  
2007    Moscow Museum of Modern Art

COLLECTIONS  
State Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg), Sebastopol Regional Museum, Khabarovsk Regional Museum, State Museum for Art and Design (Nuremberg); private collections in the former Soviet Union, Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Belgium, England, Poland, Czech Republic, USA, Japan, and South Korea.