Yevgeniy Fiks (US)

26.11 - 30.11.2012

Yevgeniy Fiks is a multidisciplinary, Post-Soviet conceptual artist. His medium includes painting, drawing, performance, and book arts. He was born in Moscow, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1972 and has been living and working in New York City since 1994. Fiks' defines "the Post-Soviet artist" as one who has the responsibility to raise the proper understanding and critical reflection of Soviet history in order for Post-Soviet societies to move forward. His works delve into the dialectic between Communism and "the West" and are based on historical research, usually of forgotten and unresolved Cold War narratives. Some of these topics include the shared histories of the Red and Lavender Scares during the McCarthy era; Communism in Modern Art; and African, African-American, and Jewish Diasporas in the Soviet Union. Fiks has exhibited internationally, including at the Museum of Modern Art, MassMoCA, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, and Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon. His work has been included in the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Biennale of Sydney and Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art.

26.11 - 30.11.2012
29.11.2012 / 14:30 / VŠVU H135 / Public lecture
Post-Soviet Without Shores / Presentation of the artist´s oeuvre

Open Studio was realized in cooperation with Gallery HIT.

The project was supported by the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic (KEGA).