Komar & Melamid: Selected Group Exhibitions


Museum of Modern Art, Cologne, Germany, Our Century, Summer 1995.

Smithsonian Institute, International Gallery, Washington D.C., Monumental Propaganda December 1994-January 1995.


The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, Prints from Solo Impression, Inc., August 24-October 9.

California Center for the Arts, Escondido, CA, Wild Life!, September 1-January 13, 1995.

Trans Hudson Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, Garden Fresh, August 18-September 11.

The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, 30 YEARSArt in the Present Tense: The Aldrich's Curatorial History 1964-1994.

Kunstund Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany, Europ aEuropa, May 27-October 16.


Oipca East Village, New York, NY Mao 100, December 26-31.

University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA, Clay Out of Context, January 20-April 9.

Quartet Editions, New York, A Few Words, February 27-April 3.

Blum Helman, New York, Memories, Facts & Lies, June 16-July 31.

Frankel Nathanson Gallery, Maplewood, NJ, June 19-July 31.

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc., New York, NY, Summer '93, June 21 -August 20.

World Financial Center, New York, and Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Monumental Propaganda, July 22 -October 3. Instigated by Komar & Melamid, organized by Independent Curators, Inc.

Le Centre international d'art de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, 18 artistes russes: L'apres Perestroika: menageres ou femmes d'Etat, August 1-October 3, and tour to Picker Art Gallery, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, November 6-December 31; DePree Art Center and Gallery, Hope College, Holland, Ml, February 12-March 27, 1994; Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA, April 18-June 11, 1994; Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, September 1 5-October 23, 1994, After Perestroika: Kitchenmaids or Stateswomen. Organized by Independent Curators, Inc.

Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, 25 Years A Retrospective, September 10-November 7. (catalogue)

Stuart Levy Gallery, New York, NY, Old Symbols/New Icons in Russian Contemporary Art, September 14-October 16.

Palm Beach Community College Museum of Art, Lake Worth, FL, Art, Myth & Money, October 2-October 30.

The Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY, From Chaos to Creation: Russian Art 19721992, October 3-November 21.

Center for the Arts at Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, CA, In Out of the Cold, October 12-December 5, 1993.

Lehman College Art Gallery, New York, Contemporaty Public Art in the Bronx, October 19-December 15.

Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY, Brief Encounters: Meetings in Art, November 8 - December 18, 1993. (catalogue)

The Institute for Contemporary Art, P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NY, Stalin's Choice: Soviet Sovialist Realism 1932-1956, November 21, 1993-February 27, 1994.

Leo Castelli, New York, NY, Drawings, 30th Anniversary Exhibition, To Benefit the Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, December 11-January 8, 1994.


American Fine Arts, New York, Just Pathetic, January 18-February 8.

Lintas Corporation, New York, Teamwork, January 27-May 1.

Barbara Krakow Gallery, Boston, MA, February 15-March 18.

P.S.1 Museum, Long Island City, NY, S/owArt Painting in New York Now, April 26-June 21.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wl, In Praise in Folly, May 31-August 1.

Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ, Promises: Election Dreams and Desires, Fears and Nightmares, August 26-November 7.

One Bush Street, Identities Lost & Fovnd, August 19-November 30.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and OutsiderArt, October 15-31.

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Not For Sale, October 22-December 27. (catalogue)

Alternative Museum, New York, 10: Artist as Catalyst, November 21-February 12, 1993.


Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, Dead Heroes, Disfigured Love, February 2-February 23.

The Cultural Space, New York, World Disorder, February 16-March 16.

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Black Lights, March 22-April 22. (catalogue)

Institute for Art and Urban Resources at P.S. 1, New York, Out of Site, April 14.

Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, To Wit: Timely Objects with Ironic Tendencies, April 27-May 24.

Setagaya Museum, Tokyo, Soviet Contemporary Art: From Thaw to Perestroika, May 18-June 23. (catalogue)

Aldrich Museum of ContemporaryArt, Ridgefield, CT, Art of Advocacy, May 18-September29. (catalogue)

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Postmodern Prints, July 17-October 27.

Irving Galleries, Sydney, Australia, After Perestroika, July 26-August 17. (catalogue)

The University Gallery at Memphis State, Memphis, TN, Art/History, September 6-October 11.

Independent Curators Incorporated (ICI), and tour to; Cantor Art Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, September 12-October 20; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO, January 25-March 22, 1992; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, NE, April 9-May 31, 1992; Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, July 5-August 23, 1992; Paley Gallery, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA, September 5-October 11, 1992; Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences, Inc., Savannah, GA, January 5-February 21, 1993, Departures: Photography 1923-1990.

ICA, Philadelphia, PA, October 4-January 5, 1992, and tour to Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport Beach, CA, April 16-June 21, 1992, Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties. (catalogue)

Henry DeFord III Gallery, Long Island City, NY, Zero Gravity, October 21-January 31, 1992.

Gallery 119, New York, Images of Labor, October 25-December 5.

Alternative Museum, New York, Sixteen Year Retrospective of the Alternative Museum, October-November.

Alternative Museum, New York, Artists of Conscience, November 6-January 25, 1992.

Nassau County Office of Cultural Development, Chelsea Mansion, East Norwich, NY, December 8-January 8, 1992, and tour to Fine Art Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY, February 115, 1992, Sacred Spaces.

Zimmerli Museum of Art, New Brunswick, NJ, New Directions, December 8-February 25, 1992.


Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, Storyline, February 3-March 3.

Ceres Gallery, New York, Memory/Reality, February 27-March 24.

Exit Art, New York, Illegal America, March 3. (catalogue)

Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wl, Images of Death in Contemporary Art, March 22-June 3.

Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art, collaborating with The New Museum and the Studio Museum of Harlem, New York, The Decade Show, April 2-September 7. (catalogue)

Vinalhaven Press, New York, Prints as Protest, April.

University Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, Women of the Press: Contemporary Prints from Women Publishers, May 2-June 17.

John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wl, Regarding Art: Artworks about Art, June 3-August 12.

Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA, June 15-September 9, and tour to Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA, November 1-January 6, 1991; Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA, February 16

March 31, 1991, Between Spring & Summer. (catalogue)

Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, Stendahl Syndrome: The Cure, June 29-August 4.

Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, U.S.S.R. TODAY, September 21-November 4. (catalogue)

Neuberger Museum, Purchase, NY, October 1 4-January 6, 1991, and tour to Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland, OH, February 1-March 29, 1991 (artists lecture March 2); The Art Museum of Florida International University, Miami, FL, September 13 October 11, 1991; Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale Cultural Council, Scottsdale, AZ, December 22, 1991-February 16, 1992; Winnipeg Art Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, March 16-May 5, 1992; Laumeier Sculpture Park, St. Louis, MO, June 6-July 18, 1992; Salina Art Center and the Wichita Museum of Art, Salina and Wichita, KS, August 29-October 24, Team Spirit. Organized by Independent Curators, Inc., New York. Susan Sollins and Nina Castelli Sundell, cocurators. (catalogue)


Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, Reagan: American Icon, January 14-March 23. (catalogue)

Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, MA, PostUtopia: Painting and Installations by Soviet Conceptualists Eric Bulatov, llya Kabakov, Komar & Melamid, January 23-February 18.

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, BenefitAuction, April 26-May 1.

Tony Shafrazi Gallery, New York, Don't Bungle the Jungle, (Benefit) June 330.

Mary Ryan Gallery, New York, Endangered Industries, August 16-September 16.

Nahan Contemporary, New York, Disappearances, November 2-25. (catalogue)

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, The Historical Mode, November 1-January 27, 1990.

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, Image World: Art and Media Culture, November 8-February 18, 1990. (catalogue)


Exit Art, New York, The Social Club, January 9-February 13.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, Committed to Print, January 27-April 19. (catalogue)

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL, The Marshall Frankel Collection 1928-86, February 6-April 3.

Gallery Carlo Lamagna, New York, NY, Altar/Alter, February 25-March 26. (curated by Ken Tisa)

Neue Gallery, Museum Ludwig, Aachen, West Germany, and tour to Wilhelm Hach Museum, Ludwigshafen; Gelzenhirchen City Museum, Gelzenhirchen; Museum fur Hedendaagse Kunst, Utrecht, The Netherlands; Provincial Museum, Hasselt, Belgium; Museum Moderne Kunst, Vienna, March 1988 - April 1989, Hommage/Demontage. (catalogue)

General Electric Corporation, Fairfield, CT, Figuration, April 6-May, 1988. (curated by the Art Lending Service of the Museum of Modern Art)

The Queens Museum, New York, Classical Myth and Imagery in Contemporary Art, April 1 6-May 29. (catalogue)

The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, BenefitAuction, April 25.

Marlborough Gallery, New York, Visions/Revision: Contemporary Representation, April 28-May 28. (catalogue)

Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wl, 1988: The World of Art Today, May 6-August 28. (catalogue)

Schloss Herrnsheim, Worms, West Germany, Mnemosyne Oder Das Theater Der Erinnerung, October 2 - November 13. (catalogue)

New Jersey Center for Visual Arts, Summit, NJ, Sto~elling: Narrative Painting, November 13-December 30. (catalogue)


Kennesaw College Art Gallery, Contemporary Soviet Art: The Will to Self Expression in a Conformist Society, January 22-February 22. (catalogue)

Gallery 400, University of Illinois, Chicago, Tragic and Timeless Today, February 4-March 14. (catalogue)

Schick Art Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, February 1 9-March 13 and tour to Hofstra Museum, Emily Lowe Gallery, Hempstead, NY, March 29-May 17, Self Portraits: The Message, the Material.

Florida State University Gallery and Museum, Tallahassee, FL, Nocturnes and Nightmares, March 12-April 18. (catalogue)

Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, CT, March, and tour to Equitable Center, New York, September, Contemporary Diptychs: Divided Visions. (catalogue)

Beaver College Art Gallery, Glenside, PA, Symbolic Narrative, April 828. (catalogue)

Museo de Arte Moderno, Cuenca, Ecuador, I Bienal Internacional de Pintura, April 1 7-June 17.

Documenta 8, Kassel, West Germany, June 12-September 20. (catalogue)

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Recent Acquisitions, Fall.

Scott Hanson Gallery, New York, Art against Aids, October 27-November 4. (catalogue)

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Fifty Years of Collecting: An Anniversary Selection, November 13-January 10, 1988. (catalogue)

Curt Marcus Gallery, Kent Fine Arts, New York, Fictions, November 17-December 31.


Museum of Modern Art, New York, Recent Acquisitions, March.

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, Sots Art, April-June, and tour (until 1988). (catalogue)

Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, AvantGarde in the Eighties, April 23-July 12. (catalogue)

Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, The Death or Resurrection of Originality, May-July.

Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff, Canada. Resistance or Submission, August-September. (catalogue)

Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Neo Neo Classicism, August - October. (catalogue)

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Second Sight: Biennial IV, August-November. (catalogue)

Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt, West Germany, Prospect 86, September 9-November 2.

Charles Cowles Gallery, New York, Artists for Artists, September 26-October 8. (catalogue)

Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA, The Freedman Gallery: The First Decade, November 23-December 31.

Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA, Remembrances of Things Past, November-January 1987. (catalogue)


The Kitchen, New York, The Anticipated Ruin, January-February.

Institute for Art & Urban Resources at P.S.1, New York, Synaesthetics: Collaborations between Artists and Writers, January 13-March 10.

Kunsthalle and Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland, Alles und noch viel Mehr (Everything and More), April - June. (catalogue)

Amsterdam, Doppelganger/Cover (The Double/Cover Show), April-May.

Galerie und Lager Rudolf Zwirner, Cologne, West Germany, Iterativismus, May-June.

Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, The Classic Tradition in Recent Painting and Sculpture, Summer. (catalogue)

Greenville County Museum of Art, Greenville, SC, Innocence and Experience, October 8-November 24. (catalogue)

The American Experience: Contemporary ImmigrantArtists, organized and toured by Independent Curators, Inc., and the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies, New York, November 1985-October 1986. (catalogue)

Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA, November, and tour to colleges and universities in the South, Public Art: A Blunt Instrument. (catalogue)

Laforet Museum, Harajuka, Tokyo, December 1985-January 1986, and tour to Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts, Tochigi, February-March 1986; Tazaki Hall Espace Media, Kobe, April-May 1986, Correspondences: New York Art Now. (catalogue)


Semaphore Gallery, New York, Sots Art, January 428. (catalogue)

Edith C. Blum Art Institute, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, Art as Social Conscience, February 19-March 28.

Oueensborough Community College, Bayside, NY, Politics in Art, March 25-April 13. (catalogue)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Artistic Collaboration in the 20th Century, May.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, May 17-August 28. (catalogue)

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., Content: A Contemporary Focus, 1974-1984, October-January 1985. (catalogue)

Center Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, October 5-November 25, and tour to Sordoni Art Gallery, WilkesBarre, PA, December 9-January 4,1985, Contemporary Perspectives 1984. (catalogue)


Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, 1984 A Preview, January 26-March 12. (catalogue)

Chrysler Museum, Norfolk, VA, Reallegory, February 22-April 3. (catalogue)

Perfo 2, Performance Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, May 12-16.

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New Acquisitions, Summer.

Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, August 4-September 11; Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, SelfPortraits. (catalogue)

New York City Subway, organized by Group Material, Subculture, September.

Castelli Graphics, New York, New Talent Graphics, November-December.

Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Hempstead, NY, Written Imagery Unleashed in the Twentieth Century, November 6-January 22, 1984. (catalogue)

Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, Public Comments, November 18-January 13, 1984.


Alternative Museum, New York, Face to Face, January 23-January 27. (catalogue)

Franklin Furnace, New York, Illegal America, February 10-March 6. (catalogue)

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, War Games, February 27-April 17.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Counterparts andAffinities, April. (catalogue)

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, Revolutions per Minute (The Art Record), April 24-June 5.

Jewish Museum, New York, Jewish Themes/ContemporaryAmerican Artists, May 25-September 6. (catalogue)

Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, The Atomic Salon, June 9-July 15.

Institute for Art & Urban Resources at P.S.1, New York, Beast: Animal Imagery in Recent Palnting, October 17-December 12.

Pratt Institute, New York, The Destroyed Print, November 15-December 11.


Freedman Gallery, Albright College, Reading, PA, Messages: Words and Images, March 20-April 4 and

tour. (catalogue)

Gowanus Memorial Art Yard, Brooklyn, NY, Monumental Show, May-June.

Contemporary Russian Art Center of America, New York, Russian New Wave.


University of Maryland Art Gallery, College Park, MA, Nonconformists: Contemporary Works on Paper from the Soviet Union, September 3-October 12. (catalogue)


Tel Aviv Museum. Artist and Society, 1948-1978, Fall.

Institute for Art & Urban Resources at P.S.1, New York, Couples, November.


Arts Club of Washington, D.C. and the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, New Art from the Soviet Union. (catalogue)

Venice Biennale. Dissident Art, Summer.


Outdoor exhibition, Beljaevo, Moscow, September 15 (show bulldozed by authorities).

Outdoor exhibition, Izmailovsky Park, Moscow, September 29.


Moscow Artists Union, Eighth Show of Young Artists (Komar & Melamid works censored by authorities).

Selected Lectures and Peformances

Museum of Modern Art, The Collaborative Spirit of Contemporary Art, Nov. 15, 1990

Amherst College, Amherst, MA, slide lecture, "Liberating Art from Art," Feb. 7

Barbara Farber Gallery, Amsterdam, Dec. 4, 1988

Selected Commissions and Public Works

Bronx Housing Court Lobby, 2 murals, Percent-for-Art Commission, through New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, 1992-95 (in progress.)

Unity, 30' x 90' multimedia mural and cast aluminum sculpture. Commissioned by Maguire Thomas Partners for the lobby of First Interstate World Center, Los Angeles,1992-93. Jud Fine, art consultant.

Den Haag Municipal Museum, public sculpture and installation for red light district, Den Haag, The Netherlands, 1986.

Design for Boy and Girl Scouts' summer camp, commissioned by the Institute of Aviation, Moscow district, 1972.

Public Collections

Australian National Gallery, Canberra Australia

Israel Museum, Jerusalem

List Art Museum, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island

The Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

The Zimmerli Museum of Art, Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

The Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia

The Vera List Center, The New School for Social Research, New York

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas

Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut

Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis, Missouri

The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

The Ludwig Forum, Aachen, Germany

Museum Ludwig, Koln, Germany

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Museum of Modern Art, New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA

J. B. Speed Muiseum of Art, Louisville, Kentucky

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Stedelijk Museum, The Netherlands

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