Semyon Faybisovich


Semyon Faibisovich
Born in Moscow on February 10, 1949 into the family of an army serviceman.
1966–1972: studied at the Moscow Architecture Institute. After graduation he combined work for design agencies
with graphic, and later painting (since late 1970s) creation.
1979–1988: architect and designer of the Monument Factory of the Art Foundation of the USSR.
Since 1976 exhibited his works in the basement rooms in the Malaya Gruzinskaya Street where they were seen by
New York art dealers and art collectors in autumn 1985.
Since 1987 his paintings were extensively exhibited in the USA, and later in the West Europe and the USSR
Lives and works in Moscow, Russia.

Solo shows:
2015 Imprints. Kotor, Montenegro
2014 My yard. REGINAGALLERY. Moscow, Russia
2013 Dog’s life (in cooperation with Alexander Brodsky & Olga Chernysheva). Red October Gallery,
2011 Three in One. IV Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Special project. Red October. Moscow,
2010 Les Miserables. REGINAGALLERY. London, UK
2009 Razgulyai. Ikon gallery. Birmingham, GB
2008 Comeback. REGINAGALLERY. Moscow, Russia
2006 Restored Values 2. Paintings. REGINAGALLERY. Moscow, Russia
2005 Rome to Rome. Photo. Collectors’ Club gallery. Art-strelka. Moscow, Russia
2004 The early painting and graphics within the framework of Archiving Contemporaneity
2003 Lviv Eyed by the Muscovite. Photography. Moscow–Kiev–Lviv
2001 Restored Values. Painting. REGINAGALLERY. Moscow, Russia My Windows. Moscow House of Photography. Moscow, Russia
2000 Kazhdy Okhotnik Zhelayet Znat Gde Sidit Fazan (Russian version of Richard Of York Gave Battle Moscow, Russia
Ochevidnost (Evidence). Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia
gallery project. Krokin Gallery. Moscow, Russia
All in Due Time, All in Due Place… Photography based installation. Andrey Sakharov
Museum and Public Center. Moscow, Russia
A Joint under the Pines. Two shows. Video installation. TV gallery. Moscow, Russia
In Vain). Photo installation. XL gallery. Moscow, Russia
The Living and the Dead (Memories of the Summer). Video-photo-installation. Marat
Guelman gallery. Moscow, Russia
1999 Our Fluff. Photography. Zverev Contemporary Art Center. Moscow, Russia
1997 Cold Running Down Your Spine. Painting, installation. L gallery. Moscow, Russia
1995 The Farewell Anniversary (in cooperation with B. Orlov). REGINAGALLERY. Moscow, Russia
1994 The Chronicle of Current Developments. Painting installation. Yakut gallery.
1993 Ochevidnost (Evidence). REGINAGALLERY. Moscow, Russia
1992 The Last Parade. Painting installation. REGINAGALLERY. Moscow, Russia
1991 Galerie Inge Baecker. Cologne, Germany
1990 Phyllis Kind Gallery. New York, USA
Moscow, Russia
First Gallery. Moscow, Russia
1989 Phyllis Kind Gallery. Chicago, USA
1988 Phyllis Kind Gallery. New York, USA
Group Shows (selection):
2015 The new story-tellers in Russian art of the XX – XXI centuries. The Russian Museum, Saint-
2014 Reconstruction II. Cultural Foundation Ekaterina. Moscow, Russia
2013 Metropolis: Reflections on the Modern City. Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. UK
Moscow & Muscovites. Almine Rech Gallery. Paris, France
The Team I Can’t Live Without. REGINAGALLERY. Moscow, Russia
2012 Contemporary Russian Art Today – The Choice of Kandinsky Prize (curated by Andrey Erofeev). Arts
2011 Russian Turbulence (curated by Etienne Macret). Charles Riva Collection. Brussels, Belgium
Hostages of Voids. The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia
2010 Predelno / Konkretno. PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art. Perm, Russia
Glasnost, Haunch of Venison gallery,London .2010
2008 Next of Russia. Seoul, Korea
2007 I Believe! Oleg Kulik curator’s project within the framework of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary
Petersburg, Russia
Through the Looking Glass: Hyperrealism in the Soviet Union. Zimmerli Art Museum. Rutgers
New Jersey, USA
Santa Monica. Barcelona, Spain
Negotiation- Today’s Documents 2010. Today Art Museum. Beijing, China
Art.Moscow, Russia
Lady with Dogs installation. In cooperation with Sergey Shekhovtsov. Moscow, Russia
Movement. Evolution. Art. Ekaterina Culture Foundation. Moscow, Russia
Art Digital 06. Marginal State. Within the framework of the Moscow Biennale of
Contemporary Art. Razgulyai at Night project. M’ARS Centre for Contemporary Arts. Moscow,
2006 Photo Biennale. International Photography Month in Moscow, Russia
Artists vs. the State/Returning to Perestroika. Ron Feldman Gallery. New York, USA
2005 Subjective Time. M’ARS Centre for Contemporary Arts. Moscow, Russia
Start of the Century Artists. Video Art. WAM gallery. Moscow, Russia
The Russian vision of Europe. Europalia. Brussels, Belgium
2004 Moscow Berlin/Berlin Moskau. 1950–2000. Art. Contemporary View. State Historical Museum.
York, USA
Photo Biennale 2004
2003 Semyon Fajbisowitsch, Allen Jones, Timur Novikov, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol. Bleibtreu-
Remembrance. Russian Post-Modern Nostalgia. Grossman gallery, Lafayette College. Easton, USA
Moscow, Russia
Nostalgic Conceptualization: Russian Version. Schimmel Center for the Arts, Pace University. New
The New Countdown. Digital Russia with Sony. Moscow House of Artists. Moscow, Russia
2002 Actual Russian Painting. New Manezh. Moscow, Russia
Pro Vision. 2nd International Photography Festival. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Photo Biennale 2002. Fourth International Photography Month in Moscow, Russia
Irrigation. Contemporary Art Festival in Bukhta Radosti (the Joy Bay). Moscow, Russia
2001 ArtMoscow
Guelman gallery
2000 20th Century Art. The new permanent display of the State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia
Series. NCCA, Manezh. Moscow, Russia
1999 Museum of Contemporary Art. Russian Art of Late 1950s – early 1980s. A. Yerofeyev project. Central
Act 99. Austria – Moscow. Wels Museum – Manezh. Moscow, Russia
Post-War Russian Avant-Garde. Yuri Traisman collection. State Russian Museum.
Berlin, Germany
Berlin Moskau 1950–2000. Martin-Gropius-Bau. September 2003/January 2004. Berlin, Germany
Remembrance. Russian Post-Modern Nostalgia. Art Museum of the Yeshiva University.
New York, USA; Priebe Art Gallery University of Wisconsin. Wisconsin, USA; Art Gallery of the
University. Appleton, USA (2003–2004)
Russian Artists to Andy Warhol (within the framework of the Warhol Week in Moscow). Marat
exhibition. Moscow, Russia
Artists. Moscow, Russia
Miami, USA
1997 History Personalized. An exhibition tour over the cities of Russian provinces. Open Society institute.
Autumn ART Manege fair. Moscow, Russia
1995 Nonconformist Art from the Soviet Union. Zimmerli Art Museum. Rutgers University.
1994 Art Fair Cologn. Galerie Inge Baecker (Cologne). Sprovieri Gallery (Rome). Cologne, Germany
1993–1994 Old Symbols, New Icons in Russian Contemporary Art. Stewart Levi Gallery. Nez York, USA
1993 Monuments: Transformation for the Future. ICI. Central House of the Artists. Moscow, Russia
M’AIDEZ/MAYDAY. Phyllis Kind Gallery. New York, USA
1992 Firsthand Art, or the Apology of Shyness. REGINAGALLERY. Moscow, Russia
Glasnost Under Glass. Ohio State University. Columbus, USA
1990 International Art Fair. Chicago, USA
Adaptation and Negation of Socialist Realism. The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art.
Ridgefield, USA
FIAC. Paris, France
Art Fair Cologne. Cologne, FRG
Painting in Moscow and Leningrad. 1965–1990. Columbus Museum of Art. Columbus, USA
Bulatov, Faibisovich, Gorokhovski, Kopystianskiye, Vassilyev. Phyllis Kind Gallery.
1989 Photography in Painting. First gallery. Moscow, Russia
Behind the Ironic Curtain. Phyllis Kind Gallery. New York, USA
Interart. Poznan, Poland
Moscow-3. Eva Pol Gallery. West Berlin, FRG
International Art Fair. Chicago, USA
Von der Revolution zur Perestroika. Sowietische Kunst aus der Sammlung Ludwig.
Musee d’Art Modern. Saint Etienne, Switzerland
Wirklichkeit als Konzept II. Die jungere Generation. Galerie Inge Baecker. Cologne, FRG
1988 Ich lebe – Ich sehe. Kunstmuseum. Bern, Switzerland
International Art Fair. Chicago, USA
Art Fair Cologne. FRG
Art Messe. Basel, Switzerland
Glastnost. Kunsthalle in Emden. Emden, FRG
Beyond the Ironical Curtain. Galerie Inge Baecker. Cologne, FRG
The Maze. The Youth Palace. Moscow, Russia
1987 Direct from Moscow. Phyllis Kind Gallery. New York, USA
St.Petersburg, Russia – StateTretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia – Miami University Museum.
State Museum-Reserve. Moscow, Russia
The Universal Congratulation Project. The Segodnya gallery display within the framework of the
New Jersey, USA
Before Neo and after Post – The New Russian Version. Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx.
New York, USA
Art Hamburg (the Art of East European Countries). Galerie Inge Baecker (Cologne). Hamburg,
A Mosca… A Mosca. Campoletto Villa. Ercolano; Galleria Comunale. Bologna, Italy
My Father’s House Has Many Mansions. Phyllis Kind Gallery. New York, USA
Chicago, USA
International Art Fair. Chicago, USA
Retrospective: 1957–1987. T. O. Hermitage. Moscow, Russia
Post-Socialistic Realism: New Soviet Reality. Firebird Gallery. Alexandria, USA
1985 16th Youth Exhibition. Moscow, Russia
1976–1988 Exhibitions of the municipal committee of graphics in the Malaya Gruzinskaya street. Moscow, Russia

Public collections:
 Ludwig Collection. Aachen, Germany
 Modern Art Museum of the East European Countries (Ludwig Collection). Budapest, Hungary
 The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
 Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Birmingham, UK
 Time Magazine. New York, USA
 Kunsthalle in Emden. Emden, Germany
 Modern Art Museum. Lodz, Poland
 State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia
 Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia
 Museum of Actual Art. Moscow, Russia
 Moscow House of Photography. Moscow, Russia
 State Literature Museum. Moscow, Russia