Yuri Leiderman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Bare Buttocks Bremen flower, NCCA, Moscow, Russia.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Bergen Assembly, Bergen, Norway.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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)

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.

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

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

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

Fluchtpunkt Moskau, Ludwigsforum, Aachen, Germany.

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

3rd Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey.

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.

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.

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.

1st KLAVA exhibition, Moscow, Russia.

Beyond the fence, AptArt, Moscow, Russia.