Viktor Freydenberg

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Victor Freydenberg
is an artist, designer, and producer.
He was born in 1966 in Mykolayiv in the south of Ukraine.
He has lived and worked in Moscow since 1983.
The first Russian designer, the winner of the international contest of innovative industrial design
«Red Dot Design Award” for product design in 2004.
He has worked in the legendary art workshops of Furmanny Lane since 1989.
1991-1993 – he was an active participant of the creative processes in art workshops and Gallery
in Tryokhprudniy Lane.
In 1998 he opened the first authorial open workshop, VF Gallery in Sadovaya-Karetnaya Street
in Moscow.
In 2003 he created public art spaces in Berlin and Moscow.
In 2004 he opened «VF Gallery” at ArtStrelka cultural centre in Moscow. For five years
(2004-2009) «VF Gallery” at ArtStrelka held more than 40 solo exhibitions.
In 2011 he developed architectural projects of cultural, educational and recreational complexes.
In 2012 Victor Freydenberg opens LAB-CLUB in Sadovaya-Karetnaya Street in Moscow. This is
the 5th workshop-gallery, an art-laboratory and club. It is here that he develops and implements
a part of his projects, conducts master classes, performances, organizes meetings-discourses,
film viewings.
In 2015 he has been a producer of a new brand, «SAMARINIK». Together with an artist, jeweler
Marina Sazonova he creates collections of minimalist jewelry.
Solo exhibitions
• 1991 — «On the Other Side of Art” ( The Gallery in Tryokhprudniy Lane, Moscow)
• 1992 -» As Always»( The Gallery in Tryokhprudniy Lane, Moscow)
• 1993 — “ A Breakthrough in Art»( The Gallery in Tryokhprudniy Lane, Moscow)
• 1992 — «Embodiment «( The Gallery in Tryokhprudniy Lane, Moscow)
• 1994 — «A Grey Exhibition” («Velta» gallery, Moscow)
• 1994 — » Aesthetics of Nothing» (an art event, Moscow)
• 1995 — “A Lost City” (an art event, Moscow)
• 1998-2003 — 11 exhibitions (Freydenberg Gallery, Sadovo-Karetnaya Street, Moscow)
• 2002 — An action in Geffrye Museum (London)
• 2003 – «Transparent» exhibition (Freydenberg Authorial Gallery, Berlin)
• 2003 – “Yellow”exhibition (Freydenberg Authorial Gallery, Berlin)
• 2003 – An action «The Journey of Electroplants» (Amsterdam)
• 2006 — An action «The Journey of Electroplants” (Venice)
• 2007 – An Art Hi-Tech Project (Art Museum. Sochi, Russia)
• 2015 -«The Waterline» (The Gallery of Modern Art «Dukley», Budva, Montenegro)
2004 — 2009 — Monthly solo exhibitions (Freydenberg Authourial Gallery, ArtStrelka,
Moscow)
Group art exhibitions
• 1988 – “ Under 33” (The Palace of Youth, Moscow)
• 1989 – “Furmanny Lane” (Warsaw)
• 1989 -«Out of Genre» (The Palace of Youth, Moscow)
• 1990 — «Between the Revolution and Perestroika» (Rome)
• 1990 -» Furmanny — New Works «(Mal. Gruzinskaya Street, Moscow)
• 1991 – “Moscow — Leningrad «(The Palace of Youth, Moscow)
• 1992 — “ A Showdown Using Weapons» ( The Gallery in Tryokhprudniy Lane, Moscow)
• 1992 — «For Abstract Art” ( The Gallery in Tryokhprudniy Lane, Moscow)
• 1992 – “Issues of Art»(» L”-Gallery, Moscow)
• 1993 — «The Interior» ( The Gallery in Tryokhprudniy Lane, Moscow)
• 1993 — «Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (Kyiv)
• 1996 — «Vodka» (Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia)
• 1997 — «The Forum of Creative Initiatives» (Mal. Manezh, Moscow)
• 1998 – “Art Manege” (Manezh, Moscow)
• 2002 – The Festival of Modern Art «Amelioration» (Moscow)
• 2004 – The Festival of Modern Art festival “ArtKlyazma” (Moscow)
• 2005 – The 1st Moscow Biennale of Modern Art, «The Associates» (Tretyakov Gallery on the
Crimean Shaft, Moscow)
• 2005 – 1st Moscow Biennale of Modern Art (Freydenberg Authorial Gallery, ArtStrelka,
Moscow)
• 2007- 2d Moscow Biennale of Modern Art, (Modern Art Center Winzavod, Moscow)
• 2008 – The Contest of Kandinsky (Modern Art center Winzavod, Moscow)
• 2008 — Franco-Russian project («Heritage» gallery, Moscow)
• 2008 — exhibition of art objects «New Year in October»( the Gallery of Modern Art » M
ARS «, Moscow)
• 2009 — «Night at the Museum «(Freydenberg Authorial Gallery, ArtStrelka, Moscow)
Group architectural –exhibitions
• 1998 –“Design — 98» (CHA, Moscow)
• 1999 – the 1st International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design” (The House of Urban
Construction, Moscow)
• 1999 — “Design — 99» (CHA, Moscow)
• 2000 – the 2nd International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design” (The House of
Urban Construction, Moscow)
• 2000 – “Design – 2000” (CHA, Moscow)
• 2000 — «Art Manege (Manezh, Moscow)
• 2001 — «Fidexpo2001» (Gostiny Dvor, Moscow)
• 2001 – “The 3d International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design” (The House of
Urban Construction, Moscow)
• 2001 — «Arch Moscow» (the Central House of Artists, Moscow)
• 2001 — «Art Furniture» (Sokolniki, Moscow)
• 2002 — «Fidexpo2002» (Gostiny Dvor, Moscow)
• 2002 – “The 4th International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design” (The House of
Urban Construction, Moscow)
• 2002 — The contest «Corian» (CHA, Moscow, Russia)
• 2002 – “ Art Furniture” (Sokolniki, Moscow)
• 2002 –“EXPO-HOME” (Gostiny Dvor, Moscow)
• 2002 – “InfoSpace” Center ( Moscow)
• 2002 – “Hidden Art” ( London)
• 2002 – “Industrial Design” (Sokolniki, Moscow)
• 2003 — Antique Salon “Luxury” (“Baltschug Kempinski”, Moscow)
• 2003 – “Fidexpo2003” (Gostiny Dvor, Moscow)
• 2003 — “The 5th International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design” (The House of
Urban Construction, Moscow)
• 2003 – “100 %DESIGN LONDON” (London)
• 2004 – “Fidexpo2004” ( Saint-Petersburg)
• 2004 – “100 %DESIGN MOSCOW” ( Moscow)
• 2004 — “The 6th International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design” (The House of
Urban Construction, Moscow)
• 2004 — The exhibition of the winners of the innovation industrial design contest «RED DOT»
(Design Museum in Essen, Germany)
• 2004 — «CARAVAN SALON» (Dusseldorf, Germany)
• 2005-«Fidexpo2005» (Gostiny Dvor, Moscow)
• 2005 — “The 7th International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design” (The House of
Urban Construction, Moscow)
• 2006 — “The 8th International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design” (The House of
Urban Construction, Moscow)
• 2006 – a performance in the project «Perche Design” (Milan, Italy)
• 2007 — “The 9th International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design” (The House of
Urban Construction, Moscow)
• 2007 — «Design Act» International Design Festival (Modern Art Center Winzavod, Moscow)
• 2008 — “The 8th International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design” (The House of
Urban Construction, Moscow)
• 2008 – “Design Act» International Design Festival (Modern Art Center Winzavod, Moscow)
• 2008 – the 1st Moscow Architectural Biennale (The Central House of Artists, Moscow)
• 2009 — «Russia Today» (Wenzel Hablik Museum)
• 2009 — 2008 – “Design Act» International Design Festival (Modern Art Center Winzavod,
Moscow)
• 2010 – The festival of Russian design “Sretenka Design Week” ( Moscow)
• 2012 – “Moscow Design Week” (The Central House of Artists, Moscow)
• 2015 – “Arch Moscow” (The Central House of Artists, Moscow)
Awards in the sphere of design
1999 – A diploma of the Union of Designers of Russia “The 1st International Festival of
Architecture and Interior Design”
2000 —  A diploma of the Union of Designers of Russia “The 2d International Festival of Architecture
and Interior Design”
2001  —  GRAND PRIX; «Fidexpo2001», Moscow.
2001  —  A diploma of the Union of Designers of Russia “The 3d International Festival of Architecture
and Interior Design”
2002  —  The first prize; «Fidexpo2002», Moscow
2002  —  The winner of a special prize of the competition for the best design object from Corian,
Moscow
2002 – An insignia of the Union of Designers of Russia «PROFESSIONAL STANDARD/ HIGH
DESIGN»
2002 — A diploma of the Union of Designers of Moscow; «Art Furniture», Moscow.
2002 — A diploma and an award of the Department of Science and Industrial Policy of Moscow
Government; «Industrial Design», Moscow.
2002- A diploma and a special prize of Moscow Committee on Architecture and Urban
Construction:” FOR DESIGN of MASS DESTRUCTION «; “The 4th International Festival of
Architecture and Interior Design”
2003 – The first prize; “Fidexpo2003”, Moscow.
2003 – The badge of honor of professional standard/high design/( The Union of Designers of
Russia) for an art object, a chair «Ego»/category: art design; «Fidexpo2003»
2003 – A diploma for a glowing object «An Electroplant “Lighthouse”; “The 5-th International
Festival of Architecture and Interior Design”
2003 – The DESIGNER of the YEAR; Moscow.
2004 — Grand Prix in nomination «MAITRE»; «Fidexpo2004», Saint-Petersburg
2004 – An award for a glowing object «OP-ART»; «The 6th International Festival of Architecture
and Interior Design»
2004 — «RED DOT AWARD: PRODUCT DESIGN» a victory in international competition for
innovative industrial design. The Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen, Essen, Germany
2005 – A prize; «The 7th International Festival of Architecture and Interior Design»
2006 – An award for architectural and design projects “The 8-th International Festival of
Architecture and Interior Design»