Shifra Kazhdan’s Biography

Born in Moscow, Russia, 1973
based in Moscow

Education:
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts
The Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow
Soros Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow
School for Contemporary Art, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow
Russian Open University, Moscow / Cultural studies and art history
State Academy named after Maymonides, Moscow/ Philological studies
Touro College of Jewish Studies, Moscow/Jerusalem / Yiddish culture studies
Russian State Geological Prospecting University named after S.Ordzhonikidze / specialist

Solo exhibitions:
2012
Work / Futura: centre for contemporary art / Prague

2010
Art Delivers People / GMG Gallery / Moscow

2009
Dead Cat (incl. a feature film premiere) / Kolizey Cinema theatre / Ekaterinburg, Russia

2008
Dead Cat (incl. a feature film premiere) / Khudozhestvenniy Cinema theatre / Moscow
233 Celsius Degree / Moscow Museum of Modern Art

2007
Happy End / Contemporary City Foundation / Moscow
Advertising Lullaby / ArtStrelka Gallery / special project of 2nd Moscow Biennale

2006
Zoo / Moscow Museum of Modern Art

2005
Just Drink It / Art-Strelka / Moscow

Group exhibitions:
2014
ArtGenève / Genève, Switzerland
Die Zukunft fotografieren / Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg / Hamburg, Germany

2013
I Remember It Differently From You / 5th Moscow Biennial, parallel program
The Enchanted Wanderer / Garazh Centre for contempoary culture / Anadyr, Russia
UNI-ON/UNI-JA / Open City festival / Lublin, Poland
Cave of Forgotten Dreams / Victoria gallery / Samara, Russia
Die Zukunft fotografieren / Goethe Institute / Nizhniy Novgorog – S.Petersburg – Moscow,
Russia

2012
Systems of Order / GUM-studio / Turin, Italy

2011
Art is Art is Art / Moscow Museum of modern art
Paper Time / National Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Auditorium Moscow. A Sketch for a Public Space / Museum of Modern art in Warsaw / 4th Moscow Biennial, special project
Art Squat Forum. 4th Moscow Biennial, special project
Afgan-Kusminki. Human Oratorio. Theatre.doc, 4th Moscow Biennial, special project
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts / Austria
Modernikon. Contemporary art from Russia / Casa dei Tre Oci / Venezia, Italy
NADA art fair / Miami, US

2010
Cosmoscow2010 / Krasniy Oktyabr / Moscow
Artissima / Turin, Italy
If I Only Knew… / Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Heroes Corner: Raising the Curtain / Hősök Tere / Budapest
FQ-Test / Victoria Gallery / Samara
Kandinskiy prize / Central House of Artist / Moscow
Modernikon / Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo / Turin, Italy
Lesson of History / Palais de Tokyo / Paris
FQ-Test / GMG Gallery / Moscow
Open Door Day / Moscow Museum of Modern Art / Moscow

2009
Gold for People / IX International Biennale / St. Petersburg, Russia
Tales from the New World / X Havana Biennale / Havana, Cuba
Universam. Artists running art fair / Izvestiya publishing house bulibing / Moscow
Ultra New Materiality / Moscow Museum of Modern Art / 3rd Moscow Biennale

2008
The Great Repression / White Box Gallery / Art-Diva / New York
The Great Repression / La Nuit Blanche / Gallery Stanislas Bourgain / Paris
Ultra New Materiality: Dehermetization / Art-Strelka / 1 Moscow Young Art Biennale / Moscow Art-Hospital / Era Foundation / Moscow

2007
Something about Power / L-gallery / Moscow

2006
Arsenale / National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA) / Nizhnniy Novgorod, Russia
XXI Moscow International Forum of Art Initiatives/ New Maneige / Moscow

2005
Ars Longa / Art-Strelka / Moscow
Brussia! (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / Place d’Espagne; Palais des Beaux-Arts Brussels / Brussels Pop-Art Epoch in Russia / Russian State Tretyakov Gallery / Moscow
Art-Klyazma (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / 2nd Moscow Biennale / Moscow region
Out Video Festival / Ekaterinburg, Russia

2004
Art-Klyazma festival / Moscow region
Long Story Festival / National Centre for Contemporary Art / Ekaterinburg, Russia

2003
We-They (with Ksenia Peretrukhina)/ Central House of Artists / Moscow
Art-Klyazma / Moscow region
Beware, Religion! / Sakharov center / Moscow

2002
Expectation. From the Experience of the Russian Middle-class (with Ksenia Peretrukhina)/ Central House of Artists / Art-Moscow fair
Melioration / Art-Klyazma festival / Moscow region
Art in Public Spaces (with Ksenia Peretrukhina)/ Povolzhiye Сulture Сapital Foundation / Nizhneka- msk, Russia
Mayakovsky festival (with Ksenia Peretrukhina)/ Zverev Center for Contemporary Art / Moscow Actual Report (with Ksenia Peretrukhina)/ Russian regions
Georgia: from/to (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / Zverev Centre for contemporary Art / Moscow

2001
LETO group festival / Moscow
Long Live Tatlin’art! (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / Dvortsovaya Square & Crossing Nevskiy / St. Pe- tersburg, Russia
Long Live Tatlin’art! (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / Museum of P.Kuznetsov / Saratov, Russia
Long Live Tatlin’art! (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / Central Train station / Samara, Russia
Malevich festival (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / Dom Culture Centre / Moscow
Between Things (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / State Museum of Art and Crafts / Moscow
Défilé in Wardrobe (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / L-gallery / Moscow
Dolly the Sheep / ICA / Moscow

2000
Photo Biennale / Soros Center for Contemporary Art / Moscow
LETO group festival / Moscow
ArtForum Perm (with Ksenia Peretrukhina)/ Perm, Russia

1999
Zeitgeist Becomes Form (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / IFA; Goethe Institute / St. Petersburg, Russia KUKART festival (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / S.Pitersburg, Russia

1998
Void (with Ksenia Peretrukhina) / 291 Gallery / London

Screennings:
2013
Experimental School of Gender Studies / MUZEON / Moscow

2012
Karlin Studios / Futura / Prague, Czech Republic
Culturescapes / Kino / Basel, Swiss
2morrow festival / Central house of artists / Moscow
Muzeon park, Moscow

2011
Auditorium Moscow / Belie Polaty / Moscow

2010
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
Museo Nazionale del Cinema / Turin, Italy
Espace Croise / Roubaix, France
Garage Art Centre / Moscow

2009
Kolizey Cinema theater / Ekaterinburg, Russia
Thailand International Film Festival / Bangkok
SKIF / St. Petersburg, Russia
Heart of England International Film Festival / Worcestershire, UK
Moscow International Film Festival / Moscow
National Centre for Contemporary Art / Moscow
Fitil Cinema theatre / Moscow
Fabrika project / Moscow
Shiryaevo Biennale of Contemporary Art / Shiryaevo, Russia
National Centre for Contemporary Art / Moscow

2008
Khudozhestvenniy Cinema theatre / Moscow
Moscow Museum of Modern Art / Moscow
Pusto festival / Moscow

2007
Pusto festival / Moscow

2006
Moscow International MediaForum / Moscow
Moscow Museum of Modern Art / Moscow
Pusto festival / Moscow

2001-2005
Pusto festival / Moscow

2001
ICA / Moscow

Curatinng/Organizing:
2014
Family Contract / apartment exhibition / Moscow

2012
Systems of Order / GUM-studio / Turin, Italy

1999
Genesis. Chapter 3 (with Ksenia Peretrukhina)/ Exhibition Center of the Artist’s Union / S.Petersburg, Russia
Set design:
2013
Love Story / Priyut Komediantov / S.Petersburg, Russia

2005
Red Cup. 108 Minutes / Praktika theatre / Moscow

Residencies:
FUTURA, Prague, Czech Republic, 2012
NCCA Art Residence, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006
EXPO, Hannover, Germany, 2000

Awards:
Nominated to Kandinsky prize, Moscow 2010
Nominated to Innovation, Russian State Prize, 2007
Grant Prix at Izolenta, digital film festival, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2007

Works in Collections:
Moscow Museum of Modern Art
National Centre for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow
Contemporary City Foundation, Moscow
Russian State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy

private collections

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