Born in 1972, Moscow
Lives and works in New York since 1994
Yevgeniy Fiks was born in Moscow in 1972 and has been living and working in New York since 1994. Fiks has produced many projects on the subject of the Post-Soviet dialog in the West, among them: Lenin for Your Library? in which he mailed V.I. Lenins text "Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism to one hundred global corporations as a donation for their corporate libraries; Communist Party USA, a series of portraits of current members of Communist Party USA, painted from life in the Partys national headquarters in New York City; and Communist Guide to New York City, a series of photographs of buildings and public places in New York City that are connected to the history of the American Communist movement.
Fiks work has been shown internationally. This includes exhibitions in the United States at Winkleman and Postmasters galleries (both in New York) Mass MoCA, and the Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art; the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Marat Guelman Gallery in Moscow; Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City, and the Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon. His work has been included in the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011, 2009, 2007 and 2005), Biennale of Sydney (2008) and Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007).
Art College in Memory of 1905 Revolution, Moscow (1987-1991)
V. I. Surikov Art Institute, Moscow (1991-1993)
Brooklyn College, New York, B.F.A. (1995-1997)
School of Visual Arts, New York, M.F.A. (1997-1999)