Yuri Leiderman

Anne Frankʼs Father and Mushrooms of Consciousness Extension (Geopoetics 2) (Moscow Variant), 2010 thumbnail
Untitled, 1986, pages from a notebook on cardboard, collage and black pen on paper, 20,5 x 33,5 cm thumbnail
Visions of Hans Castorp, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2010. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
From The Best and the Very Dubious, part 2, 1992, oil on canvas, plaster, strings, collage on cardboard, 100 x 120 cm thumbnail
Die Ehre hüt von Jugend auf (Geopoetics 19), actors and accessories, 2009. Exhibition view at Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2009 thumbnail
Saxophonist in Goyang, pastel on paper, 68,5 x 100 cm, 2011 thumbnail
Birmingham Ornament, in collaboration with Andrej Silvestrov, film, 2007 - 2013 thumbnail
Death of Mammoth, production photo for the film “Birmingham Ornament” (ongoing project), in collaboration with Andrej Silvestrov, 2009 thumbnail
Untitled (Elk-Socks Auto-Portrait), inkjet print, 55 x 72,5 cm, 2000 thumbnail
Third Millennium, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2008. Photo: Marcus Schneider thumbnail
From Third Millennium (1), newspaper, soup, painting on cut paper, 200 x 140 cm (framed), 2008 thumbnail
Untitled, paper collage on C-Print, 82,5 x 62,5 cm (framed), 2004 thumbnail
Portrait of Serezha Esenin in Reeds, oil on canvas, 180 x 130 cm, 2012 thumbnail
Simurg, oil, acrylic and watercolor on paper and canvas, 170 x 230 cm, 2012 thumbnail
Skaldic Kennings, color pencil on paper, 5 drawings, 28 x 34 cm each (framed), 1997 thumbnail
Portrait of S. Anufriev, oil and enamel on canvas, 210 x 150 cm, 2012 thumbnail
Anne Frankʼs Father and Mushrooms of Consciousness Extension (Geopoetics 2) (Moscow Variant), 2010

Anne Frankʼs Father and Mushrooms of Consciousness Extension (Geopoetics 2) (Moscow Variant), 2010

Untitled, 1986, pages from a notebook on cardboard, collage and black pen on paper, 20,5 x 33,5 cm

Untitled, 1986, pages from a notebook on cardboard, collage and black pen on paper, 20,5 x 33,5 cm

Visions of Hans Castorp, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2010. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Visions of Hans Castorp, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2010. Photo: Marcus Schneider

From The Best and the Very Dubious, part 2, 1992, oil on canvas, plaster, strings, collage on cardboard, 100 x 120 cm

From The Best and the Very Dubious, part 2, 1992, oil on canvas, plaster, strings, collage on cardboard, 100 x 120 cm

Die Ehre hüt von Jugend auf (Geopoetics 19), actors and accessories, 2009. Exhibition view at Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2009

Die Ehre hüt von Jugend auf (Geopoetics 19), actors and accessories, 2009. Exhibition view at Museum Folkwang, Essen, 2009

Saxophonist in Goyang, pastel on paper, 68,5 x 100 cm, 2011

Saxophonist in Goyang, pastel on paper, 68,5 x 100 cm, 2011

Birmingham Ornament, in collaboration with Andrej Silvestrov, film, 2007 - 2013

Birmingham Ornament, in collaboration with Andrej Silvestrov, film, 2007 - 2013

Death of Mammoth, production photo for the film “Birmingham Ornament” (ongoing project), in collaboration with Andrej Silvestrov, 2009

Death of Mammoth, production photo for the film “Birmingham Ornament” (ongoing project), in collaboration with Andrej Silvestrov, 2009

Untitled (Elk-Socks Auto-Portrait), inkjet print, 55 x 72,5 cm, 2000

Untitled (Elk-Socks Auto-Portrait), inkjet print, 55 x 72,5 cm, 2000

Third Millennium, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2008. Photo: Marcus Schneider

Third Millennium, exhibition view at Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, 2008. Photo: Marcus Schneider

From Third Millennium (1), newspaper, soup, painting on cut paper, 200 x 140 cm (framed), 2008

From Third Millennium (1), newspaper, soup, painting on cut paper, 200 x 140 cm (framed), 2008

Untitled, paper collage on C-Print, 82,5 x 62,5 cm (framed), 2004

Untitled, paper collage on C-Print, 82,5 x 62,5 cm (framed), 2004

Portrait of Serezha Esenin in Reeds, oil on canvas, 180 x 130 cm, 2012

Portrait of Serezha Esenin in Reeds, oil on canvas, 180 x 130 cm, 2012

Simurg, oil, acrylic and watercolor on paper and canvas, 170 x 230 cm, 2012

Simurg, oil, acrylic and watercolor on paper and canvas, 170 x 230 cm, 2012

Skaldic Kennings, color pencil on paper, 5 drawings, 28 x 34 cm each (framed), 1997

Skaldic Kennings, color pencil on paper, 5 drawings, 28 x 34 cm each (framed), 1997

Portrait of S. Anufriev, oil and enamel on canvas, 210 x 150 cm, 2012

Portrait of S. Anufriev, oil and enamel on canvas, 210 x 150 cm, 2012

Born in 1963 in Odessa, Ukraine. Lives and works in Berlin and Moscow.

Often drawing inspiration from national identity themes, Leiderman’s works seek to transform those issues into abstractions, thereby testing their elasticity while foregrounding their unexplainable character, and thus restoring to them some measure of irreducible, if not ironic dignity. He was one of the founding members of the Medical Hermeneutics group in 1987.

Selected solo exhibitions

2013
Portrait dans les roseaux, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France.
Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2010
Die Visionen des Hans Castorp, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.
Samizdat, Galerie Traversée, Munich, Germany.

2009
Die Ehre hüt von Jugend auf, Museum Folkwang im RWE Turm, Essen, Germany.

2008
Centre d´Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland.
Third Millennium, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Berlin, Germany.

2007
Birmingham Pattern, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK.
Geopoetika, Traversée, Munich, Germany.

2006
On shore. The dances of killed Trojans, KU galerii, Tallinn, Estonia.

2005
Rapport Geopoetique, Musée d’ Art Contemporain, Marseille, France.
Kolumbarienmaschinen, Elisabeth Kaufmann gallery, Zurich, Switzerland.

2004
Le Quartier, Quimper, France.
Les performances de Dima Blein, Galerie Michel Rein, Paris, France.
Kefir grains are going onto the flight, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Kranj, Slovenia.

2003
Bare Buttocks Bremen flower, NCCA, Moscow, Russia.

2002
Géologues: Nord contre Sud, le Creux de l’Enfer, Thiers, France.
To give names to kefir grains, Herzliya Art Museum, Herzliya, Israel.
Achselhohlen eines Entenflugels, GAK, Bremen, Germany.

2000
Electrons names, Michel Rein gallery, Paris, France.
Bill Beirne / Yuri Leiderman, TV gallery, Moscow, Russia.

1999
Circles and Lumps, Galerija Škuc, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Apprendre l’histoire de l’Europe à un chat et mesurer le bonheur en petits chiens, Galerie Michel Rein, Tours, France.

1998 – 2000
General reminder, (with Janos Sugar), Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary; Galeria Wyspa, Gdansk, Poland; Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic, Zagreb, Croatia; TV Gallery, Moscow, Russia.

1996
Apprendre l’histoire de l’Europe à un chat, FRAC Champagne-Ardennes, Reims, France.

1994
Soccer WorldCup, Skola gallery, Moscow, Russia.
Paris-Jura road /fragments/, Galerie Michel Rein, Tours, France.

1991
West in Space, (in co-operation with A. Andora), Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan.
The Best and the Very Dubious, Skola gallery & 1.0 gallery, Moscow, Russia.

Selected group exhibitions

2013
Bergen Assembly, Bergen, Norway.

2011
Heimat Kunde, Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Impossible Community, The State Museum of Contemporary Art of the Russian Academy of Arts, Moscow, Russia.

2010
Panorama, Michel Rein Gallery, Paris, France.
Contrepoint, l’art contemporain russe, Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.
Ground Floor America, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt, Austria, travelling to Den Frie Centre of Contemporary Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2009
European Atelier, Central house of Artist, Moscow, Russia.
Corpus Extreme (Life +), Exit Art, New York City, USA.

2008
1st Brussels Biennial, Brussels, Belgium.
Total Enlightenment Moscow Conceptual Art 1960-1990, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany.
Worpswelten, Kunstverein Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.

2007
Tanzen, Sehen, Museum für Gegenwart Kunst, Siegen, Germany.
2nd Moscow Biennial, Moscow, Russia.
Ready Trade Trailer, Künstlerhäuser Worpswede, Germany.
VER BAILAR, CAAC- Centro Andaluz de Arte Contemporáneo, Seville, Spain.

2006
Trajectory1 The sun on the wall, Exhibition hall Arsenal, Riga, Latvia.
Voices of silence, Herzliya Art Museum, Herzliya, Israel.
Common Destination, The Drawing Center, New York City, USA.
Venture II, Galerija Gregor Podnar, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Artists Against The State, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York City, USA.

2005
Reflections, NCCA, Moscow, Russia.
Avenirs de Villes, Site Alstom, Nancy, France.
One/And another/About, City Art Museum, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Second present, Trafo gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
Works on the Edge, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
MIR Dreams of Space, Stills Gallery, Edinburgh, UK.
Statements, Traversée, Munich, Germany.

2004
Shrinking cities, Kunst Werke, Berlin, Germany.
Techniques of the Visible, Shanghai Biennial, China.
Flipside, Artists Space, New York City, USA.
7 sins, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

2003
Introducing Sites 2, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany.
Individual Systems, 50th Biennial, Venice, Italy.
Berlin/Moskau – Moskau / Berlin 1950-2000, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin, Germany; traveling to Tretjakov Gellery, Moscow, Russia.
MIR – Art in variable gravity, Cornerhouse, Manchester, UK.

2002
Broadcasting, Technical Museum, Zagreb, Croatia.
September horse, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany.

2001
Small Talk, Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia.
What, how and for whom, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria.
Geologists at sunset, Fort Asperen, Netherlands.

2000
L´Autre moitié de l´Europe, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France.
Peripheral 4, Iasi, Romania.
What, how & for whom, Dom hdlu, Zagreb; Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria.
ARTEAST 2000+ International collection, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
La frontiere recit dexperiences, Maison du livre / Institut dart contemporain, Villeurbanne, France.

1999
Total recall, TV gallery, Moscow, Russia.
Act 99, Galerie Maerz, Linz, Austria.
Fairy tales, Metamedia centre Plasy, Czech Republic.
Distant similarities, Veleterzni palac, Prague, Czech Republic.
After the Wall, Moderna Museum, Stockholm. Travelled to Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany.
Le fou dedouble, CHA- Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia. (and other places)

1998
Еuroremont, Cultural centre Slavjanskiy bazar, Moscow, Russia.
Hô!, Flemish cultural centre De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Academy of Ice, Fine Arts Museum, Odessa, Ukraine.
11th Biennial of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

1997
Ecology of emptiness, ICA, Moscow, Russia.
Mystical correct, Hohenthal & Bergen Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

1996
Interpol, Fargfabriken, Stockholm, Sweden.
1st European biennial Manifesta, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Borders of interpretation, Russian state humanitarian university, Moscow, Russia.

1995
No Mans Land, Nikolaj, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Kraftemessen, Munich, Germany.
1st Kwangju Biennial, Kwangju, South Korea.

1994
Fluchtpunkt Moskau, Ludwigsforum, Aachen, Germany.

1993
Fontanelle, Kunsthalle Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany.
Passage de oriente, Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy.
Identity – Selfhood, Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland.

1992
3rd Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.

1991
Perspectives of conceptualism, The Clocktower Gallery, New York City, USA.
MANI Museum, Karmeliterkloster, Frankfurt Am Mein, Germany.
Sowjetische Kunst um 1990, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf – CHA- Central House of Artist, Moscow, Russia.

1990
Artisti Russi Contemparanei, Museo d`Arte Contemparanea, Prato, Italy.
The New Soviet Art, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma; ICA- Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, USA.
In de USSR en Erbuiten, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

1989
Expensive Art, 3-rd KLAVA exhibition, Moscow, Russia.
Green show, ExitArt, New York City, USA.
Moskau – Wien – New York, Messepalast, Vienna, Austria.
Perspectives of conceptualism, 4-th KLAVA exhibition, Moscow, Russia.

1987
1st KLAVA exhibition, Moscow, Russia.

1983
Beyond the fence, AptArt, Moscow, Russia.