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Vadim Zakharov was born in UdSSR in 1959. He is an artist, editor, archivist of the Moscow Conceptual art scene, collector. Since 1979 he has participated in exhibitions of unofficial art and collaborated with such artists as: V. Skersis, S. Anufriev, I. Chuikov, A. Monastyrski, Y. Leiderman. His retrospective was held at the Tretyakov Gallery in 2006. He represented Russia at the Venice Biennale in 2013 with the project “DANAE”. Since 2016 he organized exhibition space “FREEHOME-Artist to Artist” in Berlin. He lives and works in Berlin







–  “Scream…Scream.. Sing”, Bangkok Biennale, 2022

  14 Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale, 2021

  “2014. Space Odyssey”, CAFAM Biennale, Beijing, 2014

  3rd Biennale of Bahia, Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, 2014

  5th Moscow Biennale, Vadim Zakharov, “Dead Languages 

    Dance. Fall collection”, TSUM, 2013

  55th Venice Biennale, Vadim Zakharov, “Danaë”, 

    Russian Pavilion, 2013

  1st Thessaloniki Biennale, “Black Birds” installation,

    Museum of Byzantine Culture, 2007

  49 Venice Biennale, “Plateau of Humankind”, Arsenal, 2001


KAISERRING 2023 (with Yuri Albert)

Kandinsky Prize - Best Work of Year 2009, Moscow

Joseph Brodsky Memorial Fellowship Fund,

   American Academy in Rome, 2007

Best Work of Visual Art 2006, Contemporary Visual

   Art Award “Innovation”, Moscow

Soratnik price, Moscow, 2006

A.Krupp von Bohlen und Halbach Stiftung,

   Katalogförderung, 1995

Griffelkunst-Preis, Hamburg, 1995

Renta-Preis 1995, Kunsthalle Nürnberg


Adorno Monument. Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz, 

Frankfurt am Main, 2003

“Scream…Scream...Sing”, Bangkok Biennale, 2022
The louder one sings, the brighter the light will be in the room. This is how it should be in our complex world. We are not given anything else.
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