Ilya & Emilia Kabakov1933－
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov1933－
Ilya Kabakov is born in 1933 in the former Soviet Union (current Ukraine).
While he was officially known as an illustrator of children's books from 1950s to 1980s he continued unofficial activities.
After moving his base to abroad in the midst of 1980s, Kabakov presented "total installation" replicating Soviet-like space at Venice Biennale and Documenta.
Ilya started to work with Emilia (born in 1945) in 1988. In Japan, they had solo exhibitions such as "Life and Creativity of Charles Rosenthal" (1999), "Ilya & Emilia Kabakovo present: Ilya Kabakov orbis pictus - Children's book illustrator as a social character" (2007) and created "The Rice Field" (2000) and "The Arch of Life" as permanent installations in Echigo-Tsumari. They received The Praemium Imperiale in 2008.
- Iriya Kabakov
1933 Born in Dnipropetrovsk
1951-57 Study graphic art & Book illustrations and bindings at the Moscow Art Institute of Surikov
1956- Work as Illustrator and made picture books
1985 The first solo exhibition at Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland
1945 Born in Dnipropetrovsk
1952-59 Study at Music College in Moscow
1962-66 Study at Music college at Irkutsk and Dnipropetrovsk
1969-72 Study Spanish literature at Moscow State University
1973 Move to Israel
1975～ Work as Curator, Art dealer at N.Y.
- Solo Exhibitions
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov. Design for Different Projects. Choban Foundation, Berlin, Germany.
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, the State University of NY At New Paltz, USA.
The Museum of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Sprovieri Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: New Paintings. Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone will be Taken into the Future. Traveling retrospective. Catalogue. Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: “Music de Chambre.” Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France.
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Not Everybody Will be Taken Into The Future. The Tretjakov Museum, Moscow, Russia
The Ship of Tolerance. Art, Action, Change and The Totally Thames Festival, London, England, UK.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects, The Hirshhorn Museum, Washington DC, USA.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Retrospective. The Contemporary, Dallas, USA.
The Ship of Tolerance. Palermo, Italy.
The Ship of Tolerance. The City of Rostock, Germany.
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Different works. Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock, Germany.
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Not Everybody Will be Taken Into The Future. The Hermitage State Museum, St Petersburg, Russia.
“Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Quotations.” Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK.
“Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music),” Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, UK.
“Cosmism” /portfolio” The Center Of Cosmic Energy”, Haus Der Kulturen Der Welt, HKW, Berlin.
“20 Ways to Get an Apple, Listening to The Music Of Mozart”, installation, curated by Adelina Von Furstenberg, The First Armenian Triennale, Erevan Armenia.
“ Red Horizon: Contemporary Art and Photography From USSR and Russia: 1960 – 2010”, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio, USA.
The Ship of Tolerance, Rome, Italy.
Permanent installation/sculpture, Kistefos Foundation/Park –“The Ball”, Oslo, Norway.
“Moving Is In Every Direction: Environments, Installations, Narrative Spaces” /Installation:”The Ripped Of Landscape”/, Hamburger Banhof-Museum Fur Gegenwart, Berlin, Germany.
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov Paintings 2012,2015, Kewenig gallery, Berlin, Germany.
Art & Language and Ilya Kabakov: The Non-Objective World, Sprovieri Gallery, London, England, UK.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Kabakovs and the Avant-Gardes. Museo d’Arte, Lugano, Switzerland.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Ship of Tolerance, Kunsthaus, Zug, Switzerland.
“The Arch of Life” at LongHouse Reserve, LongHouse Reserve, East Hampton, NY, USA.
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov. (Installations on view: pianist and muse, the tribune, the arch of life, I want to go back, how to make yourself better, I will return on April 12th), Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy.
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: New Paintings, Pace Gallery, New York, NY, USA.
The Dream City, Power Station of Art, China.
Sculpture “The Arch of Life”, Echigo Tsumari art Triennale 2015, Niigata, Japan.
“The Strange City”, The Power Station of Art, Shanghai, China.
Monumento A La Revolucion, El Faro de Oriente, Mexico.
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. National Arts Club, Gramercy Park, New York, USA
“Angelology”/catalog, traveling /, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso Museum, Mexico City, Mexico.
“Paintings about The Sun”, Villa Cast, Salzburg.
“I am beginning to Forget”. Ilya Kabakov In Swiss Private Collections, Kunsthaus, Zug, Switzerland.
“The Strange City”, Monumenta, Grand Palais, Paris, France.
“Ilya & Emilia Kabakov”, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris.
“El Lissitzky-Ilya & Emilia Kabakov. Utopia and Reality”, Kunsthaus, Graz, Austria.