Genia Chef



Genia Chef




1954Born in Aktjubinsk, former Soviet Union

1972 - 1977Polygraphic Institute Moscow (painting and graphic art)

1977first place citation for his Diploma, "Master of Fine Arts"

1978 member of the Association of Painters of Moscow,
 participates in numerous exhibitions of the Association of Painters and of nonconformist artists

1985moves to the West, lives currently in Germany

1988 - 1993studies at the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna

1993"Magister artium" of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna (painting and graphic art)

2016Academician of the International Academy of Culture and Art
Lives and works in Berlin, Germany



2019"On the Edge of the World", Solo Show, State Art Museum Novosibirsk, Russia

2019-20Serie "Eternal Life", part of the project "2020-2070", Rosnano and Frida Project Foundation, Moscow

2018"Family Album", Museum of Fine Arts Kaluga, Russia (solo show), will be continued as travelling exhbition to different museums in the Moscow region

2017PS Mdina Cathedral Contemporary Art Biennale, Malta

201556th Venice Biennale, "The Pavilion Telluria", project with Vladimir Sorokin, Palazzo Corfù

2014“Genia Chef, Ilya Kabakov, Oleg Vassiliev. The Blinding Light of History“, University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerque, USA

201355th Venice Biennale, Palazzo Bembo

2011“Glory of a New Century“, solo show, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

2007II Moscow Biennale

2005Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide, Australia

2004Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

2003Yeshiva University Museum, New York

2002Palazzo Forti, Verona

2001Museum of Modern Art, Ostende, Belgium

2000“Jesus Christ in Art“, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

1998“American Pop Art - Russian Sots Art”, Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis

1997Italian Cultural Institute, Berlin

1994Stuart Levy Fine Art, New York

1976“First Exhibition of the Avant-garde Artists", Moscow



2017Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Arts

1993Gold medal of the Academy (Fueger Gold Prize)

1977first place citation for his Diploma, "Master of Fine Arts"



The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Zimmerli Art Museum, New Brunswick, USA
Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, San Marino
Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin, Germany
Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia
Freud`s Museum of Dreams, St. Petersburg
Hofstra University Museum, USA
St Mary's Church of Cadaques, Spain
St. George Church, Ulm, Germany

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