Russian painter, sketch and drawing artist, sculptor and one of the key figures in Sots Art. Kosolapov attended the Secondary Art School of V. Surikov Art Institute and the Stroganov Art and Design College in Moscow, where he studied until 1968, with a break in between due to military service. In 1975 he emigrated to the USA, and has been living and working in New York since.

Kosolapov's works are based on an ironic and radical combination of recognizable symbols and stereotypes of Soviet ideology and global mass culture. Playing with images, the artist debunks both Soviet political myth-making and capitalist commodity fetishism. His works can be found in the collections of MOMA New York, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Russian Museum and others.
Подробное описание работы
reisin, wood, metal, mixed media, ed. 5, h - 168 cm
Malevich Sold Here
acrylic on canvas, 126х180 cm
reisin, wood, metal, mixed media, ed. 5, h - 168 cm
Mona Lisa L.H.O.Q.
acrylic on canvas, 85х63 cm
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Solo exhibitions
2017 Lenin-Coca-Cola. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2016 Icons: West & East. Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland
2014 Freedom of Vodka. Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland
Alexander KOSOLAPOV. Galerie Vallois Sculptures, Paris, France
2013 SELECTED WORKS. Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Geneva, Switzerland
2011 SOTSART. Leonard Hutton Galleries, New York, USA
2010 Alexander KOSOLAPOV. Galerie Vallois, Paris, France
2007 Mickey, Kamasutra et autres… Galerie Vallois, Paris, France
2003 Mickey–Lenin. One Work Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1997 Alexander Kosolapov. Galerie Karenina, Vienna, Austria
1994 Alexander Kosolapov. Galerie Vorsetzen, Hamburg, Germany
1993 New Post-Communist Billboards oder Bilder aus dem Neuen Rußland. Galerie Inge Baecker, Cologne, Germany
1991 Alexander Kosolapov. Ruth Siegel Gallery, New York, USA
1990 Alexander Kosolapov. Berman Gallery, New York, USA
1987 Alexander Kosolapov, Galerie Anne Friebe, Cologne, Germany
1985 Semaphore Gallery, New York, USA
1974 Central Exhibition Hall, Kuznetsky Most, Moscow, USSR
group exhibitions
2016 Collection. The Pompidou Center, Paris, France
2014 POST POP: EAST MEETS WEST. Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2012 Breaking The Ice: Moscow Art, 1960-80s. Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
Russian Art of the New Millennium. Main Gallery, New York, USA
2011 Russian Turbulence. Charles Riva Collection, Brussels, Belgium
Museum of Parallel Narratives. As part of L'Internationale. MACBA, Barcelona, Spain
2010 Decadence Now! Visions of Excess. Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
BLITZ. Galerie A.L.F.A., Paris, France
Glasnost: Soviet Nonconformist Art from the 1980s. Haunch of Venison, London, UK
Best of. Galerie Nathalie Obadia invites Artfact, Belgium
2009 THROUGH THE PAST TO THE FUTURE. Alexandre Gertsman Contemporary Art, New York, USA
Russian art, 1989–2009, from the Museum collection. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow / State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg / National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow / Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York / Museum Of Modern Art (MOMA), New York / Albertina Museum, Vienna / Kupferstichkabinett Museum of Print and Drawing, Berlin / B'nai B'rith Klutznick National Jewish Museum, Washington, D.C. / Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC / MIT Museum, Cambridge, MA / Moderna Galerija (Museum of Modern Art), Ljubljana / Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein / Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ / New York Public Library (NYPL), New York / MMK Passau – Museum of Modern Art Wörlen Passau, Passau, Germany / USF Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL / The New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York / New York Public Library, New York / Kolodzei Art Foundation, Highland Park, NJ, USA / The State-Zarizin Museum, Moscow / Evelyn Weiss Collection, Cologne, Germany / Chase Manhattan Bank Collection, New York, USA