ira waldron

biography

Ira Waldron was born in Saint Peterbourg. She lived in London from 1982 and today resides between Paris and Moscow. Her new series "Maniphisto" is a combination of "manifesto" as in Marx's Communist Manifesto and "Mephisto" as in the devil Mephistopheles who tempts the eponymous hero in Goethe's Faust. The series will consist of 12 silkscreens and 20 original drawings based on a kind of communist hell and a world of modified Stalinist propaganda.

 

selected personal exhibitions

2008
Ladies with Dogs, mixed media installation, National Centre of Contemporary Art (NCCA),  Moscow

2005   
One Lady’s Story, Galérie Iragui, Paris (with Georgy Litichevsky)

Carré des Arts, Salon du livre,  Paris

2004   
Gender Studies, One Work Gallery, Moscow

2003    
Megabite, One Work Gallery, Moscow

2002   
Self-portraits, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow

2001
Ex voto, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow

1999   
Fuck you, d’Anthès
, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow   

State Centre of Modern Art, Nizhny Novgorod

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

1996   
“L” Gallery, Moscow 
                
1997   
Social Hygiene, “Mitki-Vkhutemas”, St. Petersburg

1995  
Clothing and footwear, “L” Gallery, Moscow

1985   
Stephen Bartley Gallery, London

selected group exhibitions

2012
La Peau de l'Ours-Group Show, Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris

Art Paris 2012, Grand Palais, Stand C12, Paris

Norman Archetypal Variations, National Centre for Contemporary Art, Moscow

2010
Betes de scene, Galerie Rabouan Moussion, Paris

Russian Artists : an Art Superlative, Saint André Abbey Contemporary Art Center, Meymac, France

2009  
Papiers russes, Galerie Blue Square,  Paris

2008   
This isn’t food, ERA Foundation, Moscow

2007   
The Word and the Image – National Centre of Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow

1st Thessaloniki Contemporary Art Biennale
   
2nd Moscow Contemporary Art Biennale

2006   
Beauty-free shop, Prague

2005   
Neuro-titan Gallery, Berlin

2005   
International Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prague

2005   
Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Special Projects)

Gender Anxieties, Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

Egalitarianism, Museum of the Russian State University of the Humanities, Moscow

2004   
George Sand – Interpretations 2004, Musées de Chateauroux, France

FIAC, Paris

Guelman Gallery, Moscow

Watch Out, Russia!, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Oslo

Art Moskva, Guelman Gallery and One Work Gallery, Moscow

Motherland, State Centre of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg

2003   
Frontiers of Childhood, Artek Gallery, London

Nature morte, Fine Art Gallery, Moscow

Art Klyazma, Summer Arts Festival, Moscow

Art Moskva, Guelman Gallery and One Work Gallery, Moscow

Beware, religion!, A.D. Sakharov Museum, Moscow.

2002
Art of the Female Kind - Womens’ art in Russia from the 16th Century to the present day, State Tretyakovskaya Gallery, Moscow

Art Moskva, Guelman Gallery, Moscow

2001 
Amateur Photography, “Escape” Gallery, Moscow

Art Moskva, Guelman Gallery, Moscow

Warhol Connections, Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow

2000-2001
Memory of the Body, State Historical Museum, St. Petersburg   

Central House of Artists, Moscow (Soviet-era underwear)

2000   
In the Open Sea (five Russian artists), Volga-Balt tanker, Thessaloniki, Greece

Art against Geography, State Russian Museum, St Petersburg; Marat Guelman Gallery, Moscow

Claudia’s lovers, "Art Moskva”, Moscow

1998   
Human Rights, A.D. Sakharov museum, Moscow

Motherland, I.E. Repin Museum, Moscow

My Country or My Life, Zverev Centre, Moscow; Pushkinskaya 10, St. Petersburg

An experiment in identification, “Dar” Gallery, Moscow

1993
Temporary Address, Musée de la Poste, Paris

selected collections

State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Museum of Contemporary Art, Kiasma, Helsinki

National Centre of Contemporary Art (NCCA), Moscow

Waldron's works are in private collections worldwide.

selected publications

Sotsialnaya Gigiyena (Socialist Genius) catalogue publication 1997; L Gallery, Moscow 1996

Ira Waldron : Black Square 2009 Silkscreen print 76x56 cm
Ira Waldron : Woman with an Axe from the series MANIPHISTO 2009 silkscreen, ed. 50 76 x 56 cm
Ira Waldron : Ortho-vison from the series MANIPHISTO 2009 silkscreen, ed. 50 76 x 56 cm
Ira Waldron : Cut from the series MANIPHISTO 2009 Drawing and collage on paper 60 x 42 cm
Ira Waldron : Two Cuts from the series MANIPHISTO 2009 Drawing and collage on paper 42 x 60 cm
Ira Waldron : Filet from the series MANIPHISTO 2009 Drawing and collage on paper 60 x 42 cm
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