Alexander Brodsky

бродский

Architect, artist. Born in Moscow May 9, 1955. Studied in Moscow Art School (1968–1969). Studied in the Moscow architectural Institute under M.A. Turcus, M.O. Barsch, B.G. Barchin (1972–1978). Worked in association with I. Utkin (1972–1992). Starts Bureau Alexander Brodsky, architectural office in 2000. Lives and works in Moscow.

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Recent solo exhibitions

2015

– “Alexander Brodsky. Works”, Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin

2014

– “Mainstream”, Triumph gallery, Moscow, Russia

2013

– “Facades”, Triumph gallery, Moscow, Russia

2012

– “White room/Black room”, London, UK
– “Grey room”, Berlin, Germany

2011

– “Enclosure”, Strelka Institute, Moscow, Russia
– “Cisterna», Collector Art gallery, Moscow, Russia
– “It still amazes me that I became an architect”, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria

2010

– “Installations”, PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm, Russia

2009

– “Night before the offensive”, 3d Moscow Biennale, CCA Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
–   “Windows and Factories», M & J Guelman gallery, Moscow, Russia

2008

– “Alexander Brodsky”, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA

2006

– “Tre tavoli”, Galeria Milano, Milano, Italy
– “Localita Abitata”, installation in The Russian Pavilion at the Architectural Biennale Venice, Venice, Italy
– “Punti Di Fuga”,  Galleria Nina Lumier, Milano, Italy

2005

– “Office of the Future”, Red October, Moscow, Russia
– “Exhibition”, Lisa Plavinskaya Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2004

– Opening of Lisa Plavinskaya Gallery, Moscow, Russia

2003

– “unDeveloped”, MultimediaArt Museum, Moscow, Russia

2002

– “L’Ultima Stanza”, Galleria Milano, Milano, Italy
– “Eine Installation”, Aedes East Extension Pavilion. Berlin, Germany

2000

– “Travel notes”, Project OGI Gallery, Moscow, Russia
– “Coma”, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1999

– “Grey Matter”, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA
– “Palazzo Nudo”, Urban installation, Pittsburg, USA

1997

– “Vanishing Points”, Shusev State Architectural Museum, Moscow, Russia
– “Futurofobia”, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1996

– “Visible Parts”, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA
– “Canal Street Subway Project”, New York, USA

1995

– “Utopian Canalisation”, Regina gallery, Moscow, Russia

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Recent group exhibitions

2013

– Vth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art «More Light», Central exhibiting hall “Manege”, Moscow, Russia
– SOPROMAT, Design center ARTPLAY, Moscow, Russia

2012

– Museo del Novecento, Milano, Italy
– “In total disorder”, Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain

2011

– “Materia prima. Russkoe Bednoe – l'arte povera in Russia”, Padiglione d'arte contemporanea, Milano, Italy

2010

– “Ryssen kommer”, Havremagasinet, Boden, Sweden
– “Counterpoint, Contemporary Russian Art”, Louvre, Paris, France

2009

– “20 garbage bins”, 3d Moscow Biennale, main exhibition, Moscow, Russia

2008

– “BornHouse”, program of the Architectural Biennale Venice, San Stae, Venice, Italy
– “PERSIMFANS”, MUAR, Moscow Biennale of Architecture, Moscow, Russia
– “YouPrison”, Fondazione Sandretto, Torino, Italy

2007

– “BornHouse”, Vhutemas Gallery, Moscow, Russia
– “Moscopolis”, Espace Loius Vuitton, Paris, France

2006

– “Russia!”, Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain

2005

– ArchMoscow 10, Moscow, Russia

2004

– ArchMoscow 9, Moscow, Russia

2003

– ArchMoscow 8, Moscow, Russia

2002

– 25th Biennial de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil
– “Utopie Quotidiane”, Padiglione d’arte contemporaneo, Milano, Italy

2001

– Cetinjski Bijenale IV, Cetinje, Montenegro
– “Milano Europa 2000”, Palazzo Della Triennale, Milano, Italy

1997

– “Living Bridges”, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

1996

– “Russian Conceptual Art of the 1980s: The Collection of the Duke University Museum of Art”, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, USA
– “Withdrawing”, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, USA
– “Blast Art Benefit”, The X-Art Foundation, New York, USA
– “Elsewhere”, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, UK
– “Brodsky & Utkin”, David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, USA
– “Archaeology of the Future”, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, Japan

1995

– “Place for Trestles”, Seafirst Gallery, Seattle, USA
– “Romantic Visions”, Wessel & Lieberman Books, Seattle, USA

1994

– “Brodsky & Utkin” Paper Architecture, Gallery 210, University of Missouri, St. -Louis, USA
– “Ideal Landscapes: Artists from the Former Soviet Union”, De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, USA
– “Universalism and Particularism: The Russian World in Transition”, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, USA

1993

– “Brodsky & Utkin: Sculptures and Prints by Two Visionary Russian Architects”, Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, USA
– “Brodsky & Utkin: Paper Architecture in a Real World”, Portland Art Museum, Portland, USA
– “From Chaos to Creation: Russian Art from 1972–1992”, The Rye Arts Center, Rye, USA

1992

– “Alexander Brodsky & Ilya Utkin: Projects”, Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA
– “Current/Currents”, Ewing Gallery, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
– “Teamwork”, Lintas Corporation, New York, USA

1991

– “Between Spring and Summer: Soviet Conceptual Art in the Era of Late Communism”, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, USA
– “Avvakumov/Brodsky/Utkin: Conceptual Soviet Architecture”, Spectrum Gallery, San Francisco, USA
– “Dead Heroes, Disfigured Love”, Lorence Monk Gallery, New York, USA
– “Architectural Drawings by Alexander Brodsky & Ilya Utkin”, Gallery 72, Omaha, USA
– “After Perestroika”, Irving Galleries, Sydney, Australia

1990

– “Paper Architecture”, Foundation pour I’Architecture, Brussels, Belgium
– “Brodsky and Utkin”, Linda Farris Gallery, Seattle, Washington, USA
– “Intaglio Printing in the 1980’s”,Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, USA
– “Paper Architecture: New Projects from the Soviet Union”, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA
– “Between Spring and Summer: Soviet Conceptual Art in the Era of Late Communism”, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, I.C.A, Boston, USA

1989

– “Paper Architecture: New Projects from the Soviet Union”, Deutsches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
– “Alexander Brodsky and Ilya Utkin”, University Art Gallery, San Diego State University, San Diego, USA
– “Exhibition Diomede”, The Clocktower, New York, USA
– “Festival of Soviet Arts”, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary, San Diego, USA
– “Architecture and Imagination”, De Tien van Fort Asperen, Leerdam, Netherlands
– “Concepts in Soviet Architecture: 1917–1988”, West Berlin, Germany
– “Paper architecture”, Antwerpen, Belgium
– “East meets West in Design”, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, USA
– “Inventor’89”, Paris, France

1988

– “Architecture de Papier d’URSS”, La Grande Halle de La Villette, Paris, France
– “Soviet Architecture: 1917–1988”, Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
– “The City of the World and the Future of the Metropolis”,17th Trienalle, Milano, Italy
– “Present Tensions: 25 years of irreverence in Architecture”, The Clocktower, New York, USA
– “Nostalgia of Culture”, Architectural Association, London, UK

1987

– XVIII Youth Exhibition, Manege, Moscow, Russia

1986

– “Paper Architecture”, SKVC Gallery, Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
– XVII Youth Exhibition, House of Artists at Kuznetsky most, Moscow, Russia

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Awards

2012
– Innovation Prize 2011, «Cistern» – Project of the year, Moscow, Russia

2010
– Kandinsky Prize 2010, «The road» – Project of the year, Moscow, Russia

2008
– Honorable mention, PERMM Contemporary Art Museum competition, Perm, Russia

2005
– Grande-Prix of architectural critics, Аrh-Moscow 10 exhibition, Moscow, Russia

2004
– Diploma Best Interior, Аrh-Moscow 9 exhibition, Moscow, Russia

2002
– Grande-Prix of architectural critics, Best building, Аrh-Moscow exhibition, Moscow, Russia

2001
– Diploma Best Interior, Аrh-Moscow Exhibition, Moscow, Russia
– First Prize “Milano Europa 2000”, Palazzo Della Triennale, Milano, Italy

1988
– First Prize (architecture, with I. Utkin), “East Meets West in Design”, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, New York, USA

1987
– Honorable Mention (with I. Utkin), Central Glass Company Competition: “The Intelligent Market”, Tokyo, Japan

1986
– Second Prize (with I. Utkin), Central Glass Company Competition: “A Glass Monument to the 2001”, Tokyo, Japan

1985
– Second Prize (with I. Utkin), Shinkenchiku Competition: “Bulwark of Resistance”, Tokyo, Japan

1984
– Second Prize (with I. Utkin), Central Glass Company Competition: “Crystal Palace”, Tokyo, Japan

1983
– Third Prize (with I. Utkin), Shinkenchiku Competition: “A Dwelling with Historicism and Localism”, Tokyo, Japan
– Honorable mention (with I. Utkin), “Sculpture museum” Competition, Tokyo, Japan

1982
– First Prize (with I.Utkin), Central Glass Company Competition “Crystal Palace”, Tokyo, Japan

1978
– Second prize (with A. Solopov and I. Utkin), OISTT Competition: “Theater for Future Generations”, Paris, France

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Collections

Shusev State Architectural Museum, Moscow, Russia
Deutches Architekturmuseum, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA
Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, USA
Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Museum of Art, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA
Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, USA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, USA
San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, California, USA
San Diego State University Art Gallery, San Diego, California, USA
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., USA
Wellington Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand
Nancy and Norton Dodge collection, Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunsweek, New Jersey, USA
State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
Museum of Contemporary Art, Milano, Italy
Tate Modern, London, UK

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Selected publications

OBRADOIRO #33, “Alexander Brodsky”, 2008
Interni #47, "Il te nero di Sasha”, 2008
Arkitektur N, 04, “Tegningens virkelighet”, 2008
ΔΟΜĒΣ 02, “Εστιατόριο 95º”, 2008
Lotus international 130, “Alexander Brodsky”, 2007
Phaidon Atlas of 21st Century World Architecture, 2008
Blueprint magazine, June 2007
Project Russia, issue 41, “Alexander Brodsky”, 2006