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Vita Buivid
Works
Exhibitions
Press
Biography
Vita Buivid was born in Dnepropetrovsk. She has been working in photography since the late 1980s. In 1994 she won a grant of the Russian culture bureau CIRC in Amsterdam and was working on a project about the influence of Dutch painting on Russian culture. Thanks to the grant from Rutgers University, she was able to go to New York where she pursued fashion photography. On her return to Russia, she for some time collaborated with glamour magazines. In 2000 she was invited to work in Paris on the project “Paris. Red.” Vita is considered to be a consistent feminist in Russian art, but she herself, like many of her female colleagues, disavows this label that has become all too categorical in Russia. Vita’s most notable project of recent years is the series “How I Spent My Summer” nominated for Kandinsky Prize in 2009.

Personal Exhibitions
2019
Cold Summer. Jump Art Centre, Poltave, Ukraine
2018
Hydrotherapy. Alexander Gallery, Rose, Montenegro
2017
Fragments. RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2016
My Love Is Not a Wisp of Smoke. Moscow museum of modern art, Moscow, Russia
2014
For Cosiness. RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Team. Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2013
Peonymania. RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Reservoir Dogs. AL Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
Acts of Civil Status. Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
2012
Heat. Dnepropetrovsk State Art Museum, Ukraine
Nevsky Ave. Special project of the 16th International Art Fair Art Moscow, Russia
Past Painted. Museum-Residency “Art-Kommunalka Erofeev & others,” Kolomna, Russia
2011
Piccolo Amore. Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
If You Willing To Swim - Swim. RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Workdays. Museum of the History of Photography, St. Petersburg, Russia
Corporate Dream. DS Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2010
Love Me as I Love You. Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
Act of a Civil Status. AL Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2009
Dream Interpretation. Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
Vita Aperte. RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Corporative Dream. Fine Art Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2008
How I Spent My Summer. ARTStrelka projects Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Methods for the Ornament Studies. DS Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2007
Photo Knitwear. Fashion and style in Photography Biennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Piccolo Amore. Artistico Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2006
Rapid Eyes Movement. Glaz Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Familia. Freud Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Territory of Love. Moscow Photo Biennale
Paris. Red. Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia
2005
The Last Call. Village life Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
2003
Friday, the 13th. Fashion and style in Photography Biennale, Moscow, Russia
2002
Antifashion. White Space Gallery, London, UK
2001
8+3=10. James Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Empire in Things. Moscow Art Center
1998
Vita Buivid. Rutgers University, USA
1997
Men in Bath. Gallery 21, St. Petersburg, Russia
Love Me as I Love You. Werdermann Art Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
1996
Vestals. New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
Solo for Contrabass. Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
1995
Vita Buivid. Goethe Institut, Moscow, Russia
1994
Vita Buivid. De Moor photo center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Vita Buivid. Kunstsalon Dolberg, Berlin, Germany
Vita Buivid. Photo Medium Art Gallery, Wroclaw, Poland
Megalomania. Contemporary Art Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia
1993
Vita Buivid. Ann Westin Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
1991
Vita Buivid. Tallinn Art Museum, Estonia Vita Buivid. Narva Art Museum, Estonia
1990
Woman Theatre. House of Scientists, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine


Selected group Exhibitions
2019
UPHA in da Office. AKT Art Space, Kiev, Ukraine
Night Seminar. 2nd Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale, Arnhem, Netherlands
Focal Length / Photo Chronicle of Pushkinskaya-10. Museum of Non-Conformist Art, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2018
Women at Work: Subverting the Feminine in Post-Soviet Russia. White Space Gallery, London, UK
Quiet Vices. Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, Russia
2017
Personal Structures. The European Cultural Centre, with the support of RuArts Foundation, Palazzo Bembo, Venice, Italy
2015
Way Out. Monthly Payment Project, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Influence: Contemporary Painting. ARTPLAY, Moscow, Russia
WAR/SHE. Kharkov, Ukraine
2014
Ukrainian Complex. Museum of Modern Art, Odessa, Ukraine
Sub Rosa. State Darwin Museum, Moscow, Russia
Ukrainian Landscape. Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine
Joseph Boys – My Boys. Museum of Modern Fine Art, Rostov-on-Don, Russia
Monthly Payment Project’s group shows. Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, etc.
Famous People’s Death. Fabrika Art Centre. Moscow, Russia
2013
Invitation to Dinner. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award nominees. St. Petersburg, Russia
ARCHSTOYANIE. Land art festival, Kaluzhskaya oblast, Russia
Beauty Without Glamour. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Monthly Payment Project’s group shows. Moscow, Venice, Kiev etc.
Beautiful. RuArts Gallery, Moscow
Studio KOP. (Exhibitions Still Waters, Poly, Pschick etc.). Moscow, Russia
2012
Der Klare Blick. Pop/off/art Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award nominees. St. Petersburg, Russia
Cult of the Body. Leisure Gallery, London, UK
Anonymous. Perm Museum of Modern Art, Russia
Fotofest. Huston, USA
Divergence: Photographs from Elsewhere. Form at Midland Atelier, Australia
Noir. RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
100 Years of Pushkin Museum. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow, Russia
2011
Nothingness. Parallel program of 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Hydrotherapeutic Procedures. L Gallery, Moscow, Russia
A4 / Ballpoint. Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
“South Butovo / Dormitory district” House of Artists. Special Project of 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. NCCA / South Butovo Landscape park, Moscow, Russia
Chernihiv Photo Fest. Chernihiv, Ukraine
Open Air Swimming Pool Named After Malevich. Parallel program of 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Open club Gallery, Moscow, Russia
INDEPENDENT: New Art of the New Country 1991–2011. Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine
Gates and Doors. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg , Russia
Space Odyssey 2011. Mystetskyi Arsenal. Kiev, Ukraine
2010
A4 / Ballpoint. Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine
ALL of AL. AL Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
October. White Space Galley. London, England
GogolFEST.VAP. Kiev, Ukraine
ŽEN d’АRТ. The Gender History of Art in the Post-Soviet Space: 1989–2009. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
Resume. AL Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia
In Memoriam. RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Machismo. Open Gallery, Moscow, Russia
Mothers/Daughters. Era Foundation, Moscow, Russia
Duel. RuArts Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2009
A4 / Ballpoint. Karas Gallery. Kiev, Ukraine
Kandinsky Prize nominees’ exhibition. Central house of Artist. Moscow, Russia
2008
Waterpower. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Mirror. Moscow Photo Biennale
2007
Photoquai. 1st World Visual Arts Bienniale, Paris, France
Adventures of the Black Square by Kazimir Malevich. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian touch. MIMA Art district, Verona / Wawe Gallery, Brescia, Italy
Architecture: AD MARGINEM. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2006
Photoestafeta. From Rodchenko to Our Days. Moscow House of Photography, Russia
2005
Interactive Reaction. The 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia
Exhibition Project: Retrospective. The State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg, Russia
2004
Екатерина II. Могущественная и великая? (Catherine the 2nd). Bonn, Potsdam, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Russia
Ship of Fools. White Space Gallery, London, England
S&M Institute Project. Home exhibitions in the Netherlands, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, UK and USA
2003
Volga Faces. N. Novgorod, Moscow, Russia \ Paris, France
Moscow: City, Spectacle, Capital of Photography. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York
Neue Ansätze – Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Moskau. Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
2002
Men in My Life. St. Petersburg Historical Museum (curator), Russia
2001
Moscow Through the Time: 1920–2000. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia
The Four Seasons, Oulo Taidemuseo. Oulu City Art Museum, Finland
2000
Manly. Art in General Gallery, New York, USA
1999
INTERFOTO. Moscow, Russia
Without the Wall. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Exhibition of New Arrivals. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Constant 2000
Contemporary Art Center of St. Petersburg State University, Russia
1998
A Little Bit About Love. Pro Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
Head. M. Sandman Gallery. Hamburg / Berlin, Germany
Dnipropetrovsk School of Photography. Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, Moscow, Russia
Aufbruch: Die Neue Russische Fotografie. Leverkusen, Germany
1997
The Fruits of Education. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Photo Based Art from St. Petersburg. Zalman Gallery, New York, USA
New Collectors – New Collections. New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa-Fe, USA
16 Rippen. Schwules Museum, Berlin, Germany
1996
Women Answers. Teatro, Moscow, Russia
The New Images. Contemporary Photography in Russia and Eurasia. Harry Ransom Center - The University of Texas at Austin, USA
Russian Photographers. Renewal and Metamorphosis. From the Soviet era to the 1990’s. MIT Museum, Boston / Fitchburg Art Museum, USA
Short Stories. Gottingen, Germany Metaphors of Renunciation. Topical Art from St. Petersburg. Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany
1995
New Photo Art from Russia. Hanover, Berlin, Frankfurt, Herten
Stereo – Tip. Ljubljana, Slovenia
300 Jahre des Verlangens. Erotik Museum, Berlin, Germany
Neue FotoKunst aus Russland. Karlsruhe, Frankfurt, Hannover, Düsseldorf, Berlin
1994
Photoreclamation. The Photographers Gallery, London, England
Ostwest. Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne, Germany
The Portrait of My Mother. Edinburgh, London, England
Self Identi cation. Kiel, Berlin, Sopot, Oslo, Copenhagen, Denmark
Art of Contemporary Photography: Russia. Ukraine. Belarus. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
1993
Photopostscriptum. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
2 Petersburger Kunstsalon. Kunstsalon Dolberg, Berlin, Germany
1992
Drops from Fountain. Goteborg, Sweden
1991
Contemporary Photography from the USSR. Photomanifesto. Baltimore, USA
Photography from Perestroika. Long Island University, USA
1990
Self-consciousness of woman. Ethnographical Museum, Leningrad, USSR


Collections

Moscow House of Photography, Russia
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow, Russia
The Museum of Photographic Collections, Moscow, Russia
RuArts Foundation, Moscow, Russia
New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia
Museum of the Russian Photography, Kolomna, Russia
Museum of the History of Photography, St. Petersburg, Russia
Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa-Fe, USA
Forbes Collection. Navigator Foundation, Boston, USA
Mőlndal Commun Collection, Sweden
Russkoee Polee Collection 2x3 m, Berlin, Germany
The New Mexico Museum of Art / Jane Reese Williams Collection, Santa Fe, USA
Private Collections

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