• 2017 Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions
    Lily Golden, Harry Haywood, Langston Hughes, Yelena Khanga, Claude McKay, Paul Robeson, Robert Robinson on Soviet Jews (performance), International Print Center New York, New York

    Flora and Fauna of the Jewish Autonomous Region, 2B Galeria, Budapest

    Optica Bronstein (with Pablo Helguera), The Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo @ Museo Casa de Leon Trotsky, Mexico City

    In Edenia, a City of the Future (a collaborative project), Yermilov Centre, Kharkiv, Ukraine (co-curated with Larissa Babij)

    Group Exhibitions
    Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, International Print Center New York, New York (curated by Masha Chlenova) (catalog)

    States of Control, HIAP Gallery Augusta, Helsinki (curated by Maria Veits and Anna Bitkina)

    A Romance with Revolution, ACC Galerie Weimar, Germany (curated by Anastasia Patsey); traveled to Pushkinskaya-10, Museum of Nonconformist Art, St.Petersburg

    Birobidzhan: an artistic exploration of the Russian Federation’s Jewish Autonomous Oblast, Regional Philharmonic, Birobidzhan, Russia (organized by Simon Mraz) (catalog)

    Lenin Lives, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Davidson, NC (curated by Lia Newman and Roman Utkin) (catalog)

    Space Force Construction, V-A-C Foundation, Venice (curated by Matthew Witkovsky and Peter Taub) (catalog)

    RED AFRICA: Széthulló világ / Things Fall Apart, Galeria Centralis, Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives, Budapest (curated by Mark Nash) (catalog)

    Universal Hospitality, Meetfactory & Futura Gallery, Prague (curated by Edit András, Birgit Lurz, Ilona Németh, Wolfgang Schlag) (upcoming)

    RED !! XXI c. Russian-American Visions, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia (curated by Dianne Beal) (upcoming)

    Russians+Germans, Ober Gallery, Kent, Connecticut

  • 2017 press and reviews

    Viktoria Kupchinetskaya, How the legacy of the October Revolution is seen in New York, Voice of America, December 16, 2017

    Samuel Goff, The Jewish Revolution: how Soviet Jews pursued artistic modernity and political freedom after 1917, The Calvert Journal, November 20, 2017

    Ágnes Horváth, Itt és most – Yevgeniy Fiks: A Zsidó Autonóm Terület növény- és állatvilága, ÚjMvészet, November 14, 2017

    Andrew Stewart, Political Gingervitis: Episode 18-The Russian Revolution at 100, Rhode Island Media Cooperative, November 14, 2017

    John Pfeiffer, Exhibit Review: “Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy (1917-2017), NYU Jordan Center, November 14, 2017


    Perry Brass, “Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy,” at the International Print Center New York, Huffpost, November 9, 2017


    Adam Kolozsi, Zsidók nélkül is megvan még Sztálin elfeljetett zsidó állama Szibériában, Index, October 28, 2017

    Esteffanía Albarrán, Óptica Bronstein, el arte como compromiso social, Forbes, October 26, 2017

    Rokhl Kafrissen, Can Officially Sanctioned Soviet Yiddish Culture Be Cool? Where Are the Queers? And Other Tablet Soviet Week Questions, Tablet, October 25, 2017

    Natasha Kurchanova, Russian Revolution: A Contested Legacy, Studio International, October 24, 2017

    Louis Proyect, Russian Revolution: a Contested Legacy, The Unrepentant Marxist, October 22, 2017
    Szarka Zsuzsanna, “BIROBIDZSÁNI UTÓPIÁK – PROPAGANDA ÉS VALÓSÁG”, Szombat, October 20, 2017

    Orbán Györgyi, Everything to the eye ... - From carpet to plexin to glass, Papageno, October 12, 2017

    Terrell Jermaine Starr, “Russian Artists Explore Soviet Union’s History With Black People” , The Root, October 5, 2017

    Julia Ovchinnikova, “Birobidzhan Khudozhestvennoe Issledovanie”, September 2017

    In Russia la prima Israele della storia, Swiss Television RSI, October 7, 2017

    Elena Sarashevskaya, “Me Troymt vegn [California] Birobidzhan”, Birobidzhaner Shtern, September 20, 2017

    Tobias Carroll Labor, “Intimacy, and Revolution: An Unlikely Artistic Convergence,” Vol 1 Brooklyn, September 18, 2017

    Viktoria Bavykina, “On the Potential of Utopia”, Korydor, September 6, 2017

    Boris Filonenko, "The fountain, of course, is not new to anyone". The climate of repetition, Prostory, July 2017

    Jordan Kutzik,”
    Exhibition inspired by Novopolotian Yiddish”, The Yiddish Daily Forward, June 2017

    Samantha Deman, “L’autre espace-temps de la Fondation V-A-C”, ArtsHebdoMédias, August 4, 2017

    Samuel Goff, “Edenia: a lost Yiddish utopia for Ukraine and its afterlife in modern-day Kharkiv”, The Calvert Journal, June 30, 2017

    “Museums in the US and Canada show their Pride in June”, The Art Newspaper, June 6, 2017

    Perry Brass, “The Work of Love, the Queer of Labor,” and “AIDS at Home”, Huffpost, May 29, 2017

    Anna Elena Torres, Imagining a Dictionary for Solidarity: A Conversation with Artist Yevgeniy Fiks on Russian, Yiddish, and Transnational Queer Dialects, In Geveb, April 5, 2017

    Joseph Heller, We Are More Than the Oppressions We Are Forced to Bear: On Being Queer and Jewish in Moscow, In Geveb, April 5, 2017

    Mark Jenkins, “In the galleries: The selling of the Cold War and the Red Menace,” The Washington Post, February 24, 2017

  • May 1, 2015

    2015 Shows

    Andy Warhol and The Pittsburgh Labor Files, The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburgh

    The Inaugural Exhibition, Griffin Art Projects, North Vancouver (curated by Helga Pakasaar)

    Really, Socialism!?, Momenta Art, New York (curated by David Xu Borgonjon)

    Messing with MoMA: Critical Interventions at the Museum of Modern Art, 1939–Now, MoMA, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, New York (curated by Jennifer Tobias)

    Et Autres Identites…, Le Pavillon Vendôme Centre d’art contemporain, Clichy, France (curated by Guillaume Lasserre)

    Le dessin engagé, Committed drawing, Le Carreau du Temple, Paris (curated by Philippe Piguet)

    Ident-Alter-ity, (5th Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art), curated by Theodore Markoglo and Syrago Tsiara, Center of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki

    An Imaginary Archive is you: A project by Greg Sholette in "Traces in the Dark", Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

  • January 25, 2015

    Recent Press and Reviews

    Ksenia Nouril, Absent Statures, The Calvert Journal, February 2015

    Sarah Bay Gachot, Lenin for your Library?, The Art Book Review, February 2015

    Hrag Vartanian, Artists Confront the Uncomfortable Legacy of Lenin, Hyperallergic, January 23, 2015

    Michael Dola, Q&A with artist Yevgeniy Fiks about “The Lenin Museum”, With Sober Senses, January 16, 2015

    Hrag Vartanian, ArtRx NYC, Hyperallergic, January 13, 2015

    Ivan Savvinne, Guy Burgess, Anatoly, and the Lenin Museum, Out There Magazine, January 6, 2015

    Perry Brass, The Manly Pursuit of Desire: Yevgeniy Fiks and 'The Lenin Museum' at CUNY's James Gallery, Huffington Post, January 5, 2015

    Victoria Kupchinetskaya , Sergey Gusev, Lenin "us" in New York, Voice of America, January 2, 2015

    Louis Proyect, The Lenin Museum, The Unrepentant Marxist, December 17th, 2014

    Kathleen MacQueen, IN SIGHT/IN MIND: YEVGENIY FIKS (PART 2), Shifting Connections, December 17, 2014

    Misha Gutkin, Current Time, Voice of America, November 10, 2014

  • Fall 2014 Exhibitions

    Solo Exhibitions
    The Lenin Museum, The James Gallery, The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York

    Monument to Cold War Victory (a collaborative project), The Cooper Union, New York

    A Gift to Birobidzhan, 21ST.PROJECTS/Critical Practices Inc., New York

    Group Exhibitions
    LENIN: ICEBREAKER REVISITED, (curated by Olga Kopenkina), Austrian Cultural Forum New York, New York

    Interchange, The Galleries at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia

    It's the Political Economy, Stupid, NeMe Arts Centre, Limassol, Cyprus (curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette)

  • December 29, 2014

    Recent Press and Reviews

    Louis Proyect, A Gift to Birobidzhan, The Unrepentant Marxist, September 2014

    Adeola Enigbokan,Our Fellow Travelers, The New Inquiry, September 2014

    Tinashe Mushakavanhu, The Wayland Rudd Collection at First Floor Gallery Harare, Art South Africa, September 2014

    Elvis Fuentes, Yevgeniy Fiks: The Wayland Rudd Collection, Art Experience NYC, June 2014

    Rachel Heidenry, Art and influence — Interchange at The Galleries at Moore, The Art Blog, June 27, 2014

    Yeukai Karengezeka, Exhibition on racism at First Floor Gallery, Herald, June 24, 2014

    Kundai Marunya, Wayland Rudd Collection makes stopover in Zim, NewsDay, June 23, 2014

    Tom Wilkinson, Control: Moscow's Homosexual Hang-outs, The Architectural Review, 13 June 2014

    Qweek Magazine, Homosexuality is Stalin's Atom Bomb to Destroy America, Feb 2014

    Holland Cotter, The Wayland Rudd Collection, The New York Times, Feb 7, 2014

    Laurent Boudier, Homosexuality is Stalin's Atom Bomb to Destroy America, Telerama, Feb 2014

    La Tendance du Moment: Chercheur D'art, Dans Paris Est À Vous, BFMTV, Jan 31, 2014

    Philippe Dagen, Yevgeniy Fiks, Le Monde, Jan 25, 2014

    Philippe Dagen, Trois questions à Yevgeniy Fiks, M Le Magazine Monde 2, Jan 24, 2013

    Marc Climaco, 29 Astounding Soviet Propaganda Images Promoting Racial Equality, Buzzfeed, January 20, 2014

    Maryam Omidi, Soviet images of Africans go on show at New York gallery, Calvert Journal, January 20, 2014

    Louis Proyect, The Wayland Rudd Collection: the Red and the Black, LouisProyect, January 20, 2014

  • January 14, 2014

    The Wayland Rudd Collection at Winkleman Gallery, NYC

    Winkleman Gallery in NYC will present my conceptual project, The Wayland Rudd Collection, in which I asked artists and writers to respond to Soviet visual representation of Africans and African Americans.

    The Wayland Rudd Collection
    January 17 - February 15, 2014
    Opens Friday, January 17, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

    Winkleman Gallery
    621 West 27th Street
    New York, NY 10001

    Press release

    Artists in the exhibition: Ivan Brazhkin, Michael Paul Britto, Suzanne Broughel, Maria Buyondo, Zachary Fabri, Joy Garnett, Alexey Katalkin, Kara Lynch, Nontsikelelo Mutiti, Nikolay Oleynikov and Arkadiy Kots Band, Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya (Gluklya), Jenny Polak, Dread Scott, and Haim Sokol

    In conjunction with the exhibit, we are also very pleased to present the panel discussion:

    Moscow to the Rescue: U.S. Racism, European Colonialism and the Soviet Promise

    Wednesday, February 5th at 6:30 pm

    Featuring Dr. Raquel Greene, Dr. Jonathan Shandell, and others.
    Moderated by Dr. Maxim Matusevich

    This exhibition will travel to First Floor Gallery Harare in Harare, Zimbabwe in Summer of 2014. Also, a book will be produced as the result of this project.

  • January 7, 2014

    Solo Show at Galerie Sator, Paris

    Homosexuality is Stalin's Atom Bomb to Destroy America
    Opening January 11, 2014
    Runs January 11 to February 22, 2014

    Galerie Sator
    Passage des Gravilliers
    10, rue Chapon
    75003 Paris

    Press release.

  • December 29, 2013

    Recent Press and Reviews

    Nicholas Parkinson, Cold War Traumas Revisited: Yevgeniy Fiks on Diego Rivera, Modern Art, and the Division of Art and Politics in America, Nierika: Revista De Estudios De Arte, #4, November 2013

    Mary Di Lucia, Yevgeniy Fiks: 'Gay History Must Become Part of Russia's Official History, TURNONART, November 2013

    Pinar Uner Yilmaz, Global is the New Local: The Butterfly Effect of New Economies, Gallery 400 Blog, November 22, 2013

  • September 10, 2013

    5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

    I debut a new set of works, Postcards from the Revolutionary Pleshka, as part of Space of Exception, a special project at the 5th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art.

    Postcards from the Revolutionary Pleshka is a collaboration between me and Moscow's contemporary LGBT activists of Rainbow Association.

    Space of Exception
    Curators: Elena Sorokina and Jelle Bouwhuis
    Venue: ARTPLAY Design Center
    September 11 to 26, 2013

    Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam presents the exhibition Spaces of Exception in Moscow. The title of the exhibition refers to the state of economic emergency progressively becoming a new rule and a new norm today. The growing conflict between rights and markets, peaking with the current crisis, affects democracies or would-be democracies as their merits and values are constantly tested and questioned, or even intentionally ignored. The 25 artists in the exhibition construct their own ‘exceptional’ spaces within the realm of art for political maneuvering and blunt or subtle commentary. Sometimes the artists act as ‘legislators’ inventing their own rules of engagement for specific social, political or economic problems. The exhibition is part of the Dutch-Russian Year program, and a special project for the Moscow Biennial 2013.

  • August 11, 2013

    Group Show
    An update to my collaborative work "Reading Lenin with Corporations" will be in the exhibition "It is political economy, Stupid" from September 30 -October 6th, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Belgrade, Serbia (curated by Oliver Ressler and Gregory Sholette).

  • Press and Critics
    Feran Mateo, Cartographia Sovietica del Moscu Gay, La Vanguardia, September 18, 2013
    Alek D. Epstein, "Impossible Identity: The Absent Gay Art and the Field of Contemporary Art in the Country of Winning Homophobia," Neprikosnovenniy Zapas, No. 4 (90), 2013
    Feran Mateo, Cuando el camarada Lenin se llamaba tía Lena, Russia Hoy, September 17, 2013
    Anastasiia Fedorova, Soviet Cruising, Dazed Digital, August 12, 2013
    Agata Pyzik, Cruising past: photographer Yevgeniy Fiks resurrects Moscow’s forgotten gay history, The Calvert Journal, July 17, 2013
    Viktoriya Kupchinetskaya, Hidden meeting spots of Soviet gays: Moscow's repressed history, Golos Ameriki, June 6, 2013
    David Blomenberg, How Life in Shadow-worlds Usually Goes, The Lit Pub, June 15, 2013
    Vladislav Davidzon, Bookforum talks to Yevgeniy Fiks, May 6, 2013
    Yevgeniy Aronov, Unreliability of Love, Radio Free Europe/Svoboda, April 3, 2013
    Zach Savich, April Reviews: Jena Osman; Yevgeniy Fiks, The Kenyon Review, April 2, 2013
    Celestine Bohlen, Art Paris Shines a Spotlight on Russia, New York Times, April 1, 2013
    Philippe Dagen, Dans le pêle-mêle déroutant d'Art Paris, Le Monde, March 29, 2013
    Vincent Noce, L’empreinte russe à ArtParis, Liberation, March 27, 2013
    Nora Fitzgerald, Gay in the USSR, Foreign Policy, March 26, 2013
    Blake Gopnik, An Artist Asks, How Swishy Was Karl Marx?, The Daily Beast, March 26, 2013
    Tyler Green. The Modern Art Notes Podcast, Modern Art Notes, March 21, 2013
    Ivan Savvine, The Queer Bombs of the Cold War, OutThere, March 20, 2013
    Kathleen MacQueen, In Sight/In Mind: Yevgeniy Fiks, Shifting Connections, March 14, 2013
    Andrew Sullivan, The Other H-bomb, The Daily Dish, March 3, 2013
    Sophie Pinkham, The Homosexual Atom Bomb, n+1, February 25, 2013
    Five Must-See NYC Art Shows This Week, Culture Craver, February 15, 2013
    Jillian Steinhauer, Art Rx, Hyperallergic, February 12, 2013
    Matilda Battersby, New York art show flooded and covered in mud by Hurricane Sandy set to reopen, The Independent, February 1, 2013

  • February 3, 2013

    Solo Show and Book Launch at Winkleman Gallery, New York City

    Friends, I'm happy to invite you to my solo show opening titled, Homosexuality Is Stalin's Atom Bomb to Destroy America and launch party for my new book Moscow at Winkleman Gallery.

    Opening: Homosexuality Is Stalin's Atom Bomb to Destroy America
    February 15, 2013 to March 16, 2013
    Book Launch: Moscow
    Friday, February 15 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    at Winkelman Gallery, 637 West 27th Street, New York

    Watch my interview with Gallery Log about the show.

    Winkleman Gallery is very pleased to present Homosexuality Is Stalin’s Atom Bomb to Destroy America, our third solo exhibition by New York-based artist Yevgeniy Fiks. Taking its title from a 1953 article by the Cold Warrior and pundit Arthur Guy Mathews, this exhibition explores the historical and ideological links between anti-Communism and homophobia in the United States, as well as the intersections between Communism and sexual identity as it played out during the 20th century. Works in the exhibition range from dry factuality to humorous and farcical, and posit the 20th century queerness as the shared “Other” of the Communism-Capitalism dichotomy, while tracing the uneasy yet tangible historical links between the early 20th century Communist activism and the gay rights movement of the second half of the century.

    ABOUT THE BOOK: Moscow documents gay cruising sites in Soviet Moscow, from the early 1920s to the USSR's dissolution in the early 1990s. Photographed in 2008 in a simple but haunting documentary style, these sites of the bygone queer underground present a hidden and forgotten Moscow, with a particular focus on Revolutionary Communist sites appropriated by queer Muscovites. The book concludes with the first English-language publication of a 1934 letter to Joseph Stalin in which British communist Harry Whyte presents a Marxist defense of homosexuality in light of its re-criminalization in the USSR. Published by Ugly Duckling Presse.

  • January 11, 2013

    Group Show in Glasgow, Scotland

    The exhibit, Economy, is a two-city exhibition at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow and at Stills in Edinburgh, Scotland. The exhibition will include an update to Reading Lenin with Corporations.

    Saturday 19 January – Sunday 21 April 2013
    Preview: Friday 18 January

    Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA)
    Saturday, 26 January – Saturday 23 March 2013
    Preview: Friday 25 January

    In the 21st century, does the economy provide the ground zero of our sense of self? And what does this experience of a life dominated by economic relations feel or even look like? Presented at Stills in Edinburgh and CCA in Glasgow, two parallel exhibitions make the core of ECONOMY. Accompanied by film screenings, public forums and online debate, the project examines the heightened interest of art today in revealing the economy as an inescapable social truth. The artworks on show experiment with the imaginative documentation of everyday life to address issues ranging from climate change, labour conditions, sexuality, migration and the crisis of democracy to the quest for alternative futures.

  • December 19, 2012

    It's the Political Economy, Stupid travels to Pori Museum, Finland

    I am happy to announce that It's the Political Economy, Stupid, which includes an update to our collaborative work Reading Lenin with Corporations, will travel to the Pori Art Museum in Pori, Finland.

    Curated by Oliver Ressler & Gregory Sholette
    Exhibiting January 2, 2013 to May 26, 2013

    It´s the Political Economy, Stupid brings together a group of superlative artists who focus on the current crisis in a sustained and critical manner. Rather than acquiesce to our current calamity this exhibition asks if it is not time to push back against the disciplinary dictates of the capitalist logic and, as if by some artistic sorcery, launch a rescue of the very notion of the social itself.

  • November 26, 2012

    Solo Show at Galeria HIT, Bratislava, Slovakia

    Please join me at my next solo show:

    Tour of MoMA with Congressman Dondero
    Galeria HIT
    Opens: Dec 01, 2012 9:30PM
    Dec 01, 2012 - Jan 10, 2013

    Parallel to the solo show, the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (AFAD) in Bratislava is hosting me as a visiting artist from November 26 to December 1 as part of OPEN STUDIOS, supported by the KEGA-Cultural and Educational Grant Agency of the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic. I will be working with students throughout the stay, which will also include a lecture.

    Post Soviet Without Shores
    November 29, 2.30 pm,
    Academy of Fine Arts and Design,
    Hviezdoslavovo nám.18, Bratislava.

  • November 6, 2012

    Group Exhibition at CentrlTrak in Dallas, TX

    Our recent update to Reading Lenin with Corporations will be part of a group show curated by Carolyn Sortor and Michael A. Morris
    at CentralTrak, part of The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas.

    Co- Re-Creating Spaces
    Opening reception: Saturday, November 17, 6-10 pm
    Exhibition runs from november 17, 2012 to January 5, 2013

    This project surveys how artists are questioning and subverting existing systems, contexts, or spaces and contributing to their re-imagining and re-creation. The exhibition recognizes that “reality” itself can be both art medium and art object, and speculates how developments in the virtual and the actual might affect one another.

  • November 5, 2012

    Festival presentation, talks and debates
    16 November 2012, 7:00pm
    34 Stuyvesant Street, Barney Building (Between 3rd and 2nd Avenues at 9th Street)

    NYUSteinhardt, Department of Art & Art Professions, New York

    Art that steps out into the public space in order to call for social change is a relatively recent phenomenon in Russia. The development of this genre has evolved alongside the emergence of civil society in Russia, which has been accompanied by a rise of mass protests on the one hand and political repression on the other. In this case artists become precursors to and catalysts of social processes, but they also assume a heroic role as they go out into the street to confront the system.

    The festival presentation will include talks and screenings on Russian activist art as well as discussion with festival participants and audience.

    Participants: Alina and Jeff Blumis (artists, New York), Andy Bichlbaum (activist, New York), Andrew Boyd (activist, New York), Avram Finkelstein (activist, New York), Ilya Falkovskiy (artist, Moscow), Nina Felshin (curator, New York), Steve Lambert (activist, New York), Maria Kalinina (curator, Moscow), Anya Sarang (activist, Moscow), Tatiana Volkova (curator, Moscow).

    In collaboration with the Center for Artistic Activism.

    Media Impact presentation in the US is made possible in part with funds from CEC ArtsLink.

    Contacts: zhirgallery@gmail.com

  • September 30, 2012

    Panel Discussion at The Center for Book Arts, New York City

    Wednesday, November 7, 6:30pm

    The Center for Book Arts will host a panel discussion on the use of printed material as a symbol of ideology and belief, and a way with which to intervene in society. Participants: Yevgeniy Fiks (artist), Marisa Jahn (artist), Lize Mogel (artist), Dan Schneider (Managing Editor, The Boston Occupier). Moderated by Yaelle S. Amir.

  • September 28, 2012

    Solo Show at Winkleman Gallery, New York City

    Homosexuality Is Stalin's Atom Bomb to Destroy America
    October 26 - December 22, 2012
    Opening: October 26 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

  • September 16, 2012

    Group Show at the Center for Book Arts, NYC

    Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention
    Organized by Yaelle S. Amir
    The Center for Book Arts
    October 3, 2012 - December 15, 2012
    Opening Wednesday, October 3 at 6pm.

    Required Reading: Printed Material as Agent of Intervention presents fifteen projects that range from published books and correspondence to performance and video documentation, and are meant to challenge a political or social issue. The works in this exhibition demonstrate the ability of printed materials to act as symbols of ideologies and beliefs. They are used by the participating artists as social agents-intervening in public space to expose an audience to new opportunities and alternative concepts. In a culture where visual noise is inescapable, printed matter provides an opportunity to pause, grasp, ruminate, and pass along. We use it to educate ourselves and others, to create a gash in a stagnant situation, articulate a new context, and imagine our society as it can and should be.

  • May 15, 2012

    Upcoming Group Shows in NYC and Thessaloniki, Greece

    Please join my for a group show at 601Artspace in New York City entitled Open::Closed. This show will include my Kimgjongilias painting.
    Exhibiting: May 17-September 29, 2012
    Opening reception: May 17, 6-9pm

    I'm happy to announce that It’s the political economy, stupid!, a group show curated by Greg Sholette and Oliver Ressler that debuted earlier this year at the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York, will travel to the Center of Contemporary Art in Thessaloniki, Greece. This group show includes an update to our collaborative project, Reading Lenin with Corporations.
    Exhibiting: June 27 to August 10, 2012

  • April 25, 2012

    Modern Painters Review

    Vladislav Davidzon, Yevgeniy Fiks, Galerie Sator, Modern Painters, May 2012

  • April 23, 2012

    CALL FOR ARTIST PROPOSALS: Monument to Cold War Victory


    The Committee for Tacit History is issuing a call for proposals for a Monument to Cold War Victory, an open-call competition for a public monument commemorating the outcome of the Cold War. Artists from around the world are encouraged to submit proposals by November 1, 2012.

    Monument to Cold War Victory is a conceptual project by the artist Yevgeniy Fiks, taking the form of an open-call, international competition for a public, commemorative work of art. For over two decades, public signifiers of the Cold War, such as the Berlin Wall, have been framed in terms of destruction and kitsch. A monument created at the moment of its own destruction, the Wall encapsulates the continuing geopolitical imagination of the conflict as linear, continuous, binary, and terminal: the culmination of a now-historicized narrative of competing empires. But while the impact of half a century of sustained ideological conflict still reverberates through all forms of public and private experience—from Middle Eastern geographies of containment to the narrative structures of Hollywood—it has yet to be acknowledged through a public and monumental work of art. The Cold War, the longest and most influential conflict of the twentieth century, has no publicly commissioned commemoration in the United States.

    This project examines the enduring genre of war monuments, memorials, and institutionally framed and commissioned artworks. How might the legacy of the Cold War, in all its complex material, social, and cultural forms, be visually articulated? In what ways might the notion of “victory,” implicit in all retroactive commemorations of conflict, be interpreted? Can the traditional, formal structure of the monument, and the historical revisionism endemic to that form, be redefined?

    Artists are invited to participate in this project by submitting a proposal for a public monument commemorating the outcome of the Cold War by November 1, 2012. All submissions must be made through the website: www.coldwarvictorymonument.com. Submissions should include: a one-page narrative text on your proposed work and its relationship to the legacy of the Cold War, the notion of “victory,” and its reevaluation (if any) of the monument form; a visual schema in the form of three images; and an artist CV. A select number of finalists will be awarded a stipend and the opportunity to further develop their proposal for an institutional exhibition. The submitter of the winning proposal will be awarded a cash prize, and their concept will be implemented and installed in a publicly accessible location, to be determined, in the United States.

    Monument to Cold War Victory will be juried by a distinguished panel of cultural and intellectual figures, including Vito Acconci, Susan Buck-Morss, Boris Groys, Vitaly Komar, Viktor Misiano, and Nato Thompson.

    For further information, contact curator Stamatina Gregory, stamatina@coldwarvictorymonument.com

    This project is initiated by The Committee for Tacit History, an international curatorial collective and research body dedicated to furthering interdisciplinary, practice-based investigations in history and visual culture.

  • April 6, 2012

    Washington Post Reviews

    Mark Jenkins, Making Begonias Oppressively Brutish Washington Post, April 6, 2012

    Nora Fitzgerald, Roll Up for a Radical History Tour, Russia Now in Washington Post, April 4, 2012

  • March 28, 2012

    Art in America Magazine Review of It's the Political Economy, Stupid

    David Marcus, It's the Political Economy, Stupid,, Art in America, March 28, 2012

  • February 17, 2012

    Solo Show @ Galerie Blue Square, Washington D.C.

    Please join me at my first solo show in Washington D.C., which will feature my work, Kimjongilias, and two new projects.

    Kimjongilias a.k.a. “Flower Paintings” and Magnitogorsk Guide to the National Gallery of Art
    Opening Reception: Saturday, March 3rd,
    4:00 – 7:00 pm

    Magnitogorsk Tour of the National Gallery of Art
    Saturday, March 24th, 3:30 – 5:00 pm

    Galerie Blue Square
    1662 33rd Street, NW
    Georgetown, Washington, D.C. 20007

  • February 7, 2012

    Communist Tour of MoMA on ARTNews

    Carolina A. Miranda, Seeing Red at MoMA, ARTNews, February 2012

  • February 4, 2012

    Le Monde Review of Modern Art Shackled to Communism @ Galerie Sator, Paris

    Philippe Dagen, Yevgeniy Fiks, Galerie Sator, Le Monde, Sunday, February 5 to Monday, February 6, 2012

  • January 25, 2012

    More Press for Corporations Are People Too @ Winkleman Gallery

    Jennifer Weiss, After Romney's 'corporations are people too' -- the exhibit, AFP, January 22, 2012

    Dan Tarnowski, January 2012: Corporations are People Too @ Winkleman Gallery, Whitehot Magazine, January, 2012

    Doug McClemont, Doug McClemont's Top Ten New York Shows in January, Saatchi, January 19, 2012

    The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won't Want to Miss, Art in America, January 19, 2012

  • January 16, 2012

    Performance @ MoMA

    I will lead a performative tour of the exhibition Diego Rivera: Murals for The Museum of Modern Art and other artworks in the Museum’s collection as part of a discussion of modern artists’ leftist politics.

    Please join me on the officially sanctioned Communist Tour of MoMA on February 15, 2012.

    More information here.

  • January 11, 2012

    Press for Corporations Are People Too @ Winkleman Gallery

    Emily Nathan, "Gallery Shows NYC: The New York List, Corporations Are People Too" Artnet.com, January 9, 2012

    Noah Dillon, "Taking the Corps Out of Corporation," ArtSlant, January 9, 2012

    Critics' Pick, Time Out New York, January 5, 2012

    Carolina A. Miranda, "This Week: Must-See Arts in the City," WNYC's Arts Datebook, January 4, 2012

    Kathleen Massara, "Are Corporations People? Winkleman Gallery Weighs In," Huffington Post, January 4, 2012

  • January 1, 2012

    January 2012 Exhibitions

    I wish you all a happy and healthy 2012! Please join me in my exhibitions openings this January.

    I have a solo show at Galerie Sator in Paris entitled, Modern Art Shackled to Communism.
    Opening: Saturday, January 14, at 17- 20 h
    Exhibiting: January 14 to March 3

    Also, Winkleman Gallery in NYC will open a group show entitled, Corporations are People Too. The show will exhibit my project, Lenin for Your Library?
    Opening: Wednesday, January 4, 6-8pm
    Exhibiting: January 4 to February 4

    Proteus Gowanus will open a group show entitled, Migration. The show will include my project, Lily Golden, Harry Haywood, Langston Hughes, Yelena Khanga, Claude McKay, Paul Robeson, Robert Robinson on Soviet Jews.
    Opening: January 11
    Exhibiting: January 12 to April 7

    And finally, Greg Sholette and Oliver Ressler are curating a show at the Austrian Cultural Forum in NYC entitled, It's Political Economy, Stupid. The show will exhibit an update to our collaborative project, Reading Lenin with Corporations.
    Opening: Monday, January 23, 6-8pm
    Exhibiting: January 24 to April 22

  • November 12, 2011

    Press for Mass MoCA's The Workers, Moscow MoMA's Impossible Communities, and the Moscow Biennale

    Kristen Chappa. The Workers, Frieze Magazine, Issue 143 November-December 2011

    Dmitry Volkosh. The Impossible of Any Community, Russian Journal, September 23, 2011

    Innokenty Grekov. Moscow Biennale Art Performance Brings Attention to Victims of Racist Violence. Human Rights First, September 8, 2011

    Tamara Baranenkova The exhibition "Impossible community" tells how to be together, RIA Novosti. September 8, 2011

  • September 21, 2011

    Living as Form's Market, New York City

    On October 9, I will be exhibiting Communist Guide to New York City in Market, a project by artist collective Temporary Services, as part of Creative Time's Living as Form.

    Market's Schedule
    Living as Form's Schedule

  • August 28, 2011

    MMoMA and the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art

    Moscow Museum of Modern Art
    My project, Portrait of 19 Million, will be part of Impossible Communities, curated by Viktor Misiano at the MMoMA.
    Venue: State Museum of Modern Art of the Russian Academy of Arts (10 Gogolevsky Boulevard)
    Exhibiting: September 8, 2011 to November 6, 2011

    4th Moscow Biennale
    The Grenelle Agreements, a project by Learning Film Group (Yevgeny Fiks, David Riff, Ilya Budraitskis, and Nikolay Oleynikov), will be featured at the main Moscow Biennale show, Rewriting Worlds, curated by Peter Weibel.
    Exhibiting: September 23, 2011 to October 30, 2011

    Media Impact. International Festival of Activist Art
    One of the special projects of the 4th Moscow Biennale, Media Impact. International Festival of Activist Art, curated by Tatiana Volkova, will feature an installation of my works:
    1.Lily Golden, Harry Haywood, Langston Hughes, Yelena Khanga, Claude McKay, Paul Robeson, Robert Robinson on Soviet Jews
    2. Soviet Russia and the Negro. Kaddish.
    Venue: ARTPLAY Design Center
    Exhibiting: September 24, 2011 to October 10, 2011

  • July 18, 2011

    July Exhibitions @ the New Museum and Abrons Art Center

    July 6, 2011 to September 25, 2011
    Vysocany Congress, a film that I worked in collaboration with Nikolay Oleynikov and Ilya Budraitskis, is part of Chto Delat's installation at the New Museum's Ostalgia.

    July 21, 2011 to September 3, 2011
    My work, American Cold War Veterans Association, will be part of the Miguel Amado-curated show at Abrons Art Center entitled, Image Wars.
    Opening Reception: July 21, 6-8 pm


    For updates, go to Portrait of 19 Million Blog (English and Russian)

    Portrait of 19 million is an open participatory project organized by artist Yevgeniy Fiks. This project will be curated by Viktor Misiano and presented in the exhibition, The Impossible Communities, at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art from September 2011 to October 2011.

    According to official Soviet statistics, 19 million people were members of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) during the Perestroika period. These were people who joined the Party at different times and under different circumstances. CPSU was not homogeneous with regards to its social make up nor ideology. Who were the members of the Party then? What united them and what could alienate them from each other? Who are they now? Portrait of 19 million focuses on the fates of concrete individuals, using purely artistic and sociological tools in an attempt to understand the Soviet and post-Soviet subjectivity.

    Everyone is welcome to participate in this project regardless of profession. Participants are invited to submit a portrait (or self-portrait) of any person who was a member of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union during the last years of the USSR. Age, occupation, social status of the portrait's subject doesn't matter. The portrait can be done in any style and technique: amateur photography, studio portraits, mobilography, video, painting, drawing, collage, etc.

    Read the Conditions of Participation in English or Russian.
    Read the FAQ in English or Russian

  • May 15, 2011

    Group Exhibition @ MASS MoCA

    I'm participating in a group show where curators Susan Cross and Carla Herrera-Prats will feature my Communist Party USA portraits, among others, at MASS MoCA.

    What: The Workers: Precarity/Invisibility/Mobility at MASS MoCA Looks at Conditions of Contemporary Labor
    Where: MASS MoCA
    When: May 29, 2011 to March 15, 2012
    Opening Reception: Saturday, May 28, 2011, 5:30 pm

  • May 2, 2011

    Solo Performance @ The Museum at Eldridge Street, New York City

    On May 15, I will have a performance in the form of a guided tour entitled, Red Kaddish (Roitn Kaddish). This performance, hosted by the Museum at Eldridge Street, maps the Lower East Side of Emma Goldman via the writings of Peter Kropotkin, Abraham Cahan's via Nikolai Chernyshevsky's, Morris Hillquit via Mikhail Bakunin, etc.

    This project is a joint commemoration of the 19th century Russian Revolutionary movement and turn of the 20th century Jewish radicalism in New York. In incorporating texts in English, Yiddish and Russian, this project is a Kaddish for the unrealized dream of a better world, universal social justice, and a common seeking of happiness.

    What: Red Kaddish (Roitn Kaddish)
    Where: Starting at The Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
    When: May 15, 2011 starting at 2pm
    RSVP here

  • May 1, 2011

    Performance @ The Kitchen, New York City

    I am part of The Kitchen's Out of Print, organized by Ugly Duckling Press (UDP). I will hold a performance, which is an extension of my book, Moscow—a memoriam of the October Revolution's failed promise towards the queer community. Moscow will be published by UDP in the fall.

    What: Out of Print, An Evening with Ugly Duckling Presse
    Where: The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
    When: May 9, 2011 starting at 7pm
    Admission is free

  • April 14, 2011

    Solo Exhibition @ Palazzo Panichi, Pietrasanta, Italy

    Prometeo Gallery will debut my Leniniana series at the Palazzo Panichi in Pietrasanta, Italy.

    Opening: Saturday, April 23, 2011
    Exhibiting from April 23 to May 29, 2011

  • March 24, 2011

    Group Show @ Flux Factory

    I am participating in Flux Factory's The Typhoon Continues and So Do You, an exhibition of new works through which artists contemplate four specific “artifacts” of war and how their original purposes are transformed through integration into larger society.

    The show will feature Kimjongilias which serve as a response to the show's North Korean Hell March.

    Opening reception: April 1, 6 pm and on
    Exhibition dates: Saturday, April 2 through Sunday, May 8
    Hours: open weekends, 12 – 6 pm or by appointment
    Location: Flux Factory, 39-31 29th Street, Long Island City, Queens

  • March 23, 2011

    Speaking Engagements

    Please feel free to join me this April in two speaking events in which I will be participating:

    The first will be at Stony Brook University's Philosophy and the Arts Conference in New York City.
    When: April 2, 2011 at 4:20pm
    Where: Stony Brook Manhattan, 387 Park Avenue South, 3rd Floor. Please enter at the 101. E. 27th Street entrance, below the Stony Brook flag.

    The second will be at the CUNY Graduate Center where I will be part of a panel entitled, Postwar Debate II: Constructing Cultural Identity in the Postwar Period.
    When: April 11, 2011 at 6:30p
    Where: 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016

  • February 28, 2011


    Please join me this year at VOLTA NYC. BARBARIAN ART GALLERY / by Natasha Akhmerova will debut my work, American Cold War Veterans Association. The event starts on Thursday, March 3 and ends on Sunday, March 6, 2011.

    I will also participate in Open Forum 2011 in a panel with Postmaster Gallery's Magda Sawon and curators Elena Sorokina and Stamatina Gregory called Communism’s Afterlives. We will investigate specific moments of revisited history in contemporary art practice two decades after the collapse of the Soviet bloc.

    Time: 4:30 - 5:30 PM
    Location: Volta NY, Club 7W Talks Lounge, 7th Floor

  • February 13, 2011

    Reviews from Art in America and Moscow Art Magazine

    Read a review from Art in America of last Fall's Engineers of Soul at Postmasters Gallery, NYC.

    Read a review from Moscow Art Magazine of last year's Communist Tour of MoMA (guerrilla performance at MoMA).

  • December 13, 2010

    Engineers of the Soul featured on ArtonAir.org (Radio)

    Listen to an interview that I did with Tamas Banovich and Magda Sawon.

    From the website:
    Host Michael Rush speaks with Hungaran-born Magda Sawon, Polish-born-Tamas Banovich, founders of Chelsea's Postmasters Gallery, and Russian-born artist Yevgeniy Fiks onsite at the exhibition Engineers of the Soul, now closed.

    Listen here or via Itunes.

  • November 29, 2010

    Group Show @ Sala de Arte Publico Siqueiros, Mexico City

    En Cada Instante, Ruptura (In Every Instance, a Rupture)
    After reviewing the file of David Alfaro Siqueiros, Curator Carla Herrera-Prats was interested in exploring the conversion and fragmentation has been the iconic vision of the worker through the years. To this end, selected pieces of contemporary artists who reflect on the question of migration and workers' representation within the global economy, emphasizing the relationship between Mexico and the United States, as well as the effects of NAFTA.

    This exhibition will feature works from Communist Party, USA.

    For more information, visit the SAPS website.

  • October 17, 2010

    Reviews @ ARTFORUM and ArtMargins

    Two reviews of my work came out today! The first is for the Temple Gallery exhibition of Communist Conspiracy in Art Threatens American Museums and another for this summer's Ayn Rand in Illustrations at Winkleman Gallery.

    Critics Pick 10.17.2010
    by Miguel Amado
    Read online or pdf versions.

    Yevgeniy Fiks, Ayn Rand in Illustrations (Exhib. Review)
    by Olga Kopenkina
    Read online or pdf versions.

  • October 16, 2010

    Group Show @ Postmasters Gallery

    Engineers of the Soul
    Postmasters Gallery, NYC
    October 23 - December 4, 2010
    Opening: Saturday, October 23, 6 - 8 PM

    Featuring my work entitled, Kimjongilias, please check out our group exhibition curated by Magdalena Sawon and Tamas Banovich about communism and artists’ relationship to power.

    Read the press release.

  • October 2, 2010

    Solo Performance @ The Philadelphia Museum of Art

    Communist Tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art
    October 15, 2010, 5:30 pm
    Free with museum admission*

    Taking the form of a tour of the Philadelphia Museum of Art's permanent collection, this performance uncovers connections between Modern artists and the twentieth century Communist movement. Meet in Gallery 161, first floor (Resnick Rotunda), at the entrance of the Modern and Contemporary Art Galleries.

    Visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art or Temple Gallery websites for more information.

    This program is supported in part by the Friends of Temple Gallery, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. We would like to thank Adelina Vlas, Assistant Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, for her support.

  • September 29, 2010


    Please join us at the performative and multi-media launch for The Studio-X NY Guide to Liberating New Forms of Conversation (GSAPP Books, 2010), a book in which I am featured and edited by Gavin Browning .

    The event will take place on Friday, October 8, 7pm, at Storefront for Art and Architecture, 97 Kenmare Street, NYC.

    Click here for a preview of the book.

    Studio-X is a downtown studio for experimental design and research run by the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation of Columbia University

  • September 26, 2010

    Philadelphia Inquirer reviews Communist Conspiracy in Art Threatens American Museums

    'Communist Conspiracy' gets the space it deserves (pdf, 4.8mb)
    by Edith Newhall
    Philadelphia Inquirer

    Also, read the gallery guide with essay entitled, "Cold War Canon," by Curator Stamatina Gregory.

  • August 1, 2010

    Solo Show @ Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art

    Gallery Show:
    Yevgeniy Fiks: Communist Conspiracy in Art Threatens American Museums
    Curated by Stamatina Gregory
    September 8 – November 6
    Opening with the artist and curator: Friday, September 24, 6 - 8 pm

    Yevgeniy Fiks: Post-Soviet Without Shores
    Wednesday, September 29, 2010
    Lecture and discussion with artist begins at 5 pm.

    Taking its title from a 1952 quote by former Michigan Congressman George A. Dondero—best known for his widely publicized claims that modern art was a Communist plot hatched to bring down the US—this exhibition explores the historical ties between modern art and twentieth-century communist movements. Comprising prints, drawings, sculpture, and reenacted speeches, my installation imagines an artistic trajectory located between fact and fiction, between accusations from Washington and directives from Moscow, posing questions on the fundamental relationship between Communism and Modernism.

    This show will also include my new work entitled, "Stalin's Directive on Modern Art."

    Temple Gallery
    12th and Norris Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19122
    (215) 777-9144

  • June 4, 2010

    Solo Show @ Winkleman Gallery

    I am pleased to present my new series of work entitled, Ayn Rand in Illustrations, to be debuted at Winkleman Gallery in New York City.

    June 18 - July 30, 2010
    Reception: June 18, 6 to 8pm

    Click here for the press release.

  • June 3, 2010

    Group Shows

    I have two group shows coming up in June:

    Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal
    Curated by Miguel Amado, All That Is Solid Melts Into Air: The Social at the Berardo Collection (Tudo o que é sólido dissolve-se no ar: O político na Colecção Berardo) will feature my Communist Tour of MoMA works on paper at the Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon, Portugal. The exhibition will run from June 8 to September 12.

    From the website:
    Alluding to a famous passage from the Communist Manifesto (written by Marx and Engels in 1848), the words "All that is solid melts into air" brings a sense of change in society. In the artistic context, the importance of this observation it appears on the awareness of the primacy of media in modern culture, a necessary condition for the existence of art as an instrument of emancipation of mankind. It is in this light that the Berardo Collection presents this exhibition, gathering works that call every day problems, spell out a critique of reality or reflect utopian visions of the world.

    Enjoy Art Gallery, New Zealand
    I am also participating in Gregory Sholette's Wellington Collaboratorium: An Imaginary Archive at Enjoy Art Gallery in Wellington New Zealand. The show will run from June 9 to June 26.

    From the website:
    A public art project, An Imaginary Archive of novels, brochures, catalogues, pamphlets, newsletters, and other publications and material will infiltrate Enjoy and other Wellington locations during Sholette's residency. Inserted into a number of second-hand bookstores and other public places, this archive moves to present an alternative vision of the realities our society might inhabit, had the world been shaped differently.

  • April 16, 2010


    Please support and buy a book to which I contributed:

    Book Launch at Printed Matter, 195 10th Avenue, New York, NY
    Saturday, April 24th, 5 - 7 pm

  • April 1, 2010

    Group Show @ Postmasters Gallery, NYC

    I have several paintings from the Communist Party, USA, series in a group show entitled, Mirror, Mirror at Postmasters Gallery. The show will run from April 2, 2010 to May 8, 2010.

    The opening is on Friday, April 2, 6-8 pm.
    459 West 19th Street (at 10th Avenue)
    New York, NY 10011

    Click here for press release.

  • March 27, 2010

    Feature @ Idiommag

    Post-Soviet Traumas: Interview with Yevgeniy Fiks

  • March 15, 2010

    Communist Tour of MoMA Coverage

    Yevgeniy Fiks: Communist Tour of MoMA

    Yevgeniy Fiks names names in Communist Tour of MoMA
    James Wagner

  • February 17, 2010

    Group Show @ Contemporary Art Center, Meymac, France

    Artistes Russes: Un art au superlatif
    Abbaye Saint Andre Contemporary Art Center, Meymac, France
    March 13, 2010 to July 13, 2010

    Gallery Opening: March 13 at 18:00

    Organized with the help of Galerie Blue Square, my Song of Russia paintings will be featured at this show. Click here for more information.

  • February 13, 2010

    Communist Party USA at the Fountain Art Fair

    What: Galerie Zeitgeist will be representing me at the 2010 Fountain Art Fair.

    When: March 4 to 7, 2010

    Where: at Pier 66 @ 26th Street and the West Side Highway, New York NY

  • February 12, 2010

    Group Show/Performance @ Winkleman Gallery

    I will participate in a show entitled, #class, organized by Jennifer Dalton and William Powhida. They will transform Winkleman Gallery into a ‘classroom’ in which they will work with the public audience, guest artists, critics, academics, dealers, and collectors to discuss the role of class in the art world and to identify and propose alternatives/reforms/solutions to the current market system. The notion of the gallery as a work space will be explored aesthetically, socially, critically, and academically.

    Lecture/Performance: Communist Modern Artist and the Market
    Friday, March 12, 2010
    2:00 p.m.
    Winkleman Gallery
    I will be presenting a slide-lecture titled "Communist Modern Artists and the Art Market," showing how many of the the most highly valued art of the 20th century were produced by artists who considered themselves communists (Picasso, Leger, Kahlo, Rivera and more).

    Click here for more information about #class and a list of scheduled events.

  • February 7, 2010

    News Feed: Low Road Gallery and DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

    Deconstructing Art History
    DePauw University

  • January 17, 2010

    Solo Show @ Low Road Gallery, DePauw University

    In an installation that consists of works on paper, reenacted speeches (circa 1950s) by former US Congressman from Michigan George A. Dondero, and modified MoMA publications, I will feature Modern Artists who identified as Communists or had Communists ties in a show entitled, “Communist Tour of MoMa.” This project departs from the history of Modern Art and MoMA as subjects of investigations during the McCarthy era and essentially brings to our attention the role of MoMA in defining Modern Art away from the modern artists' political ideologies.

    In my talk entitled, "Responsibilities of the Post-Soviet Artist," I will discuss the conceptual framework of addressing the Soviet experience today--after the collapse of the Soviet bloc--and highlight the question of historical responsibility as fundamental to the construction of the post-Soviet discourse. A special focus on the historical context of "Communist Tour of MoMA" will be given.

    Lecture: Responsibilities of the Post-Soviet Artist
    Thursday, March 4, 2010
    7:00 p.m.
    Room: Auditorium, Eugene S. Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media (PCCM)
    DePauw University

    Art Exhibit: Communist Tour of MoMA
    March 5 - March 26, 2010
    Low Road Gallery
    Opening Reception: March 5th at 7pm.

  • November 4, 2009

    UPCOMING SHOW: International Studio & Curatorial Program (ISCP), Brooklyn, NY

    Works by Ana Cardoso, Carolina Caycedo, Jeanette Doyle, Yevgeniy Fiks, Runo Lagomarsino, Michael Mandiberg, Kaeko Mizukoshi, and Miguel Ângelo Rocha

    Opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 7 - 9PM
    (shuttle to ISCP available at the Grand St stop, off the L train)

    Opening Hours: Saturday, November 7, 2 - 6PM
    Sunday, November 8, 2 - 6PM
    Monday, November 9, 12 - 8PM

  • October 13, 2009

    UPCOMING SHOW: University of Massachusetts Amherst

    Beyond the Instance of an Ending: projects and events organized by Susan Jahoda and Jesal Kapadia
    Herter Art Gallery
    November 5, 2009 to December 10, 2009

  • October 13, 2009

    NEWS CLIP: "American Communists in Moscow" Tour at the 3rd Moscow Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Moscow

    Moscow Biennale Beats Odds (in English)
    09 Sept 09

  • October 5, 2009

    NEWS CLIPS ROUNDUP: "American Communists in Moscow" Tour at the 3rd Moscow Bienniale of Contemporary Art, Moscow

    What's in the Biennale (in Russian)
    02 Oct 09

    Walking around Moscow (in Russian)
    28 Sept 09

    All together, without exception, Opens third Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (in Russian)
    25 Sept 09
    Nezavisimaya Gazeta

    Five outstanding Biennial Exhibitions (in Russian)
    24 Sept 09
    Komsomolskaya Pravda

    Drum painting and melted keyboard (in Russian)
    22 Sept 09

    Art demands legs (in Russian)
    21 Sept 09

  • September 5, 2009

    UPCOMING SHOW: 3rd Moscow Bienniale of Contemporary Art

    American Communists in Moscow: Walking Tours with Yevgeniy Fiks
    September 28, 2009 12:00 p.m. tour in Russian
    September 29, 2009 12:00 p.m. tour in English
    September 30, 2009 12:00 p.m. tour in Russian
    October 1, 2009 12:00 p.m. tour in English

    Ultra New Materiality, Moscow Museum of Modern Art
    September 23rd, 2009-October 30th, 2009

  • September 5, 2009

    Responsibilities of the Post-Soviet Artist
    by Yevgeniy Fiks

    (Published in Progressive Nostalgia Exhibition Catalog, Centro per L'art Contemporanea Luigi Pecci--Prato, 2007 and Moscow Art Magazine, No. 65-66, June 2007)

    The programmatic and conscientious rejection of responsibility as instrumental in the process of cultural production constitutes perhaps the most characteristic feature of post-Soviet art. In the countries of the former Eastern bloc, a tendency of the 1990s and 2000s has been to deny responsibility operational legitimacy in artistic practice and violently push it out as incompatible with and foreign to the post-Soviet context, eagerly privileging its diametrical opposition – irresponsibility – as the only appropriate and fitting for the contemporary moment. READ MORE

  • September 5, 2009

    Post Diaspora: Statement and Premonition
    by Yevgeniy Fiks

    (Published in Moscow Art Magazine, English Digest 1993-2004, 2005 and Moscow Art Magazine, No. 56, 2004)

    Over the last six months, the term "post-diaspora" has often been applied to the generation of post-Soviet artists and intellectuals who had moved to the West in the 1990s after the collapse of the Berlin wall in the age of discussions on globalization and the general demoralization of the local. The post-diasporic generation is highly inhomogeneous: the representatives of post-diaspora include both subjects that have "settled-for-good" in the West (the post-Soviet version of the local Western Other) and "temporarily-displaced" nomadic individuals, who are at times virtually indistinguishable from traditional colonial travelers. READ MORE

  • February 11, 2009

    NEWS CLIPS ROUNDUP: "Adopt Lenin" Solo Show at the Winkleman Gallery, New York City

    De-fetishizing Lenin Kitsch
    03 Feb 09
    Thing Theory

    Yevgeniy Fiks
    Jan 09
    Art in America

    Yevgeniy Fiks at Winkleman Gallery
    02 Oct 09
    Art Fag City

    All in One Day: The Gallery Give-Away in Changing Economies
    29 Sept 08
    Catherine Spaeth Blog

    The Russian Soldier
    19 Sept 09
    ArtCat Zine

    Lenin Re-commodified
    14 Sept 09

  • February 10, 2009

    NEWS CLIPS ROUNDUP: "Song of Russia" Solo Show at Galerie Blue Square, Paris

    Yevgeniy Fiks, Galerie Blue Square
    09 Feb 09
    Le Monde

    La Metro Goldwyn Mayer épinglée par un artiste russe
    23 Jan 09
    20 Minutes via DELIREDELART

    Yevgeniy Fiks, the Song of Russia
    Jan 09