Vadim Zakharov to represent Russia at the 55th Venice Biennale

Vadim Zakharov, Monument to Theodor W Adorno, Frankfurt am Main, 2003

Today Stella Kesaeva, President of the Stella Art Foundation and Commissar of the Russian Pavilion for the Venice Biennale announced the artist for what will be her second project as commissar.

Vadim Zakharov, from the series Elephants, 1982

For her first act as commissar, Kesaeva tapped Boris Groys as curator, who debuted with Andrei Monastyrski and Collective Actions. Now it appears Russia will feature another of the giants of Moscow Conceptualism, Vadim Zakharov. At one point a member of multiple collectives (including a personal favorite, CZ), Zakharov has since distinguished himself as an artist, theorist and art historian (co-authoring WAM’s essential tome on the movement, Moscow Conceptualism, with Katya Degot in 2005.)

This will be Zakharov’s second installation in Venice. He appeared with a sumo-wrestling project in 2002 at the 49th Biennale.

More information will be updated to the Pavilion website as it is available.

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