Ilya Kabakov
Ilya Kabakov

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1933

Ilya Kabakov was born in Dnepropetrovsk (USSR)

Selected group exhibitions

2015

Black Sun – Fondation Beyeler, Riehen Switzerland

Deweer Gallery – Het Portret van een familie, de Directeurswoning, Roeselare, Belgium



2013


Coup de Ville 2013, Sint-Niklaas, Belgium

Lost in Translation (curated by Antonio Guesa), Project by Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA) as part of the Collateral Events of the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Venice, Italy

2012

Critique and Crisis. Art in Europe Since 1945, Deutsches Historisches Museum – Berlin.
Deweer Gallery – Otegem, Belgium. “The Drawing Room”

2009

1989. End of History or Beginning of the Future? Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria

2006

Apex Art; N.Y., USA. – The difference between the cosmic and the cosmic in a single letter. February 22 – April 1, 2006.
Blackwood Gallery; Ontorio, Canada – Everyday. Every Other Day. May 17 – June 18, 2006.
Usla Fowler Museum; Los Angeles, USA – The Missing Peace. Artists Consider The Dalai Lama. June 11 – September 10, 2006.
Athens Greece – The Grande Promenade. July 17 – September 10, 2006.

2005

FRAC Limousin: Limoges, France- L’Artiste Editeur. December 10, 2004 – March 12, 2005
1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art: Moscow, Russia. Installation 16 Strings. January 28- Febraury 28, 2005.
Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art: Universal Experience: Art, Life and the Tourist’s Eye. Installation The Artist’s Despair. February 12 – June 5, 2005.
The Hermitage Museum: St. Petersburg, Russia. Paintings For The Label (Labels for Mouton Chateau de Rothschild) Traveling to Pushkin Museum, Russia. Febrary 22 – March 8, 2005
Palazzo Delle Arti: Napoli, Italy- The Giving Person/ il Dono Dell’ Artista. March 26 – August 28, 2005
Museum Ludwig and Imhoff- Stollwerk Museum, Cologne, Germany – Art In Chocolate. March 2005
Califronia College of the Arts: San Francisco- Monument for the USA. April 7 – May 14, 2005
Marta Herford Museum: Herford, Germany- My Private Heroes. May 7 – August 21, 2005
Tate Modern: Londn, England- Open Systems: New Art in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Jun 1 – August 29, 2005
East Art Museum: Hagen, Germany – east Art Map – A (Re) Construction of the History of Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe. September 10 – November 13, 2005
Stiftung Archiv der Academie der Kunste: Berlin, Germany – Kunstler Archiv. June 18 – August 28, 2005
Kunstsammalungen: Chemitz, Germany – Interaction- Carl Friedrich Claus and International Art. July 24 – November 9, 2005
Guggenheim Museum, NY – Russia. Installation The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment. September 2005. Catalogue.
KunstMuseum Basel / Museum fur Gegenwartskunst: Basel, Switzerland – Falshback: Revisiting the Art of the 1980’s (painting ‘Gastronom’) October 30- February 12, 2006
Art Cologne: Cologne, Germany – Mike Karstens Gallery – Three Artist’s Show: I. Kabakov – K. Polke – G. Richter. October 27- November 1, 2005

2004

The Historical Museum: Moscow, Russia. Installation The Man Who Flew Into Space From His Apartment. April 6, 2004. Catalogue.
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida – 7 Characters by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. October 23, 2004 – September 7, 2005

2003

Arsenale: Venice, Italy. 50th Venice Biennial: Utopia Station. Video: The Ideal City by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. June 15 – September 7, 2003. Catalogue.

2001

49th Venice Biennale: Arsenale, Italy – Plateau of Humanity. Installation Not Everyone Will Be Taken Into The Future, with Emilia Kabakov. June 9 – October 9, 2001

2000

“You can’t go home again: The Art of Exile”, Philadelphia Art Alliance
“Seeing isn’t believing”, The Lamons Gallery, Exeter, USA
“Stanze e secreti”, Rotonda della Besana, Milan, Italy, by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
“The Boat of my life”, Milwakee Museum of Art
“Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, The Monument to a lost Civilization”, Biennial of Sydney 2000, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Museum of Contemporary Art
“Rückblick und Ausblick”, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna
“Around 1984: A Look at Art in the 80s”, PS1, New York
“We were in Kyoto”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Montreal, Canada, permanent installation

1999 – 2000

“Get Together – Art as Teamwork”, Kunsthalle Vienna, Austria
“Heads over Heels into the Millenium”, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Montreal

1999

“Global Conceptualism”, Queens Museum of Fine Arts, New York
Whitechappel Art Gallery, London (travelling)
“Examining pictures: Exhibiting Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago
“You can not go home again: The Art of Exile”, Bartolomeo Museum and Art Center, Vermont
“Der Tag danach …”, Theater der Welt 99, Festival, Berlin, with Christian Boltansky and Jean Kalman
“World Views: Maps and Art”, Frederick R Weismann Art Museum, University of Minesota, by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
“Monument to the lost Glove”, Les Champs de la Sculpture, Paris
“The empty Bottle”, Sultan’s Pool, Jerusalem, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
“Millenium Messages”, Hecksher Museum, Huntington, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

1998

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, “Ensemble Moderne: The Still life in Contemporary Painting and Sculpture”
Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, “Wounds. Between Democracy and Redemption in Contemporary Art,” Inst. “The Man Who Flew into the Space”
Secession, Vienna, “A Century of Artistic Freedom. 100 Years of the Vienna Secession”
“The Edge of Awareness” , Geneva, New York, Sao Paolo, New Dehli, (catalogue)
Museum fuer Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, “Change of Scene XIV,,” installations The Rope of Life and other Installations, and “10 Albums,” catalogue.
National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, “Crossings / Traversées,” inst. “Two Windows”
Val d’Elsa, Tuscany, “Arte all’ Arte”
Het Hessenhuis, Antwerp, Belgium, “Goelag-Glasnost”
Hannover Muenden, “Wasserspueren”
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, “The promise of photography”
7 Triennale der Kleinplastik, Stuttgart, inst. “The Test of Destiny” and “Table-Painting”

1997

Münster, Germany, “Sculpture of the 20th Century,” permanent installation “Looking at the Sky, Reading the Words” (catalogue)
The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle
The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, “The Whitney Biennial,” installation “Treatment with Memories” (catalogue)
47th Biennial of Venice, “Future, Present, Past,” Venice, “We Were in Kyoto” (catalogue), Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, “My Grandfather’s Shed”
Comune di Venezia, Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, “Artists for Sarajevo”
Martin Gropius Bau Berlin, “The Age of Modernism – Art in the 20th Century”
Robert Hull Floming Museum. Burlington, “Drawings transfigured: Works on paper from the Ludwig collections”
Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto
Madraca Ibn Youssouf, Marrakesh “Meditations”

1996

Förderkreis der Leipziger Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig
Centre G. Pompidou, Paris, France, “Les péchés capitaux. La paresse”
Cirque d’hiver, Paris, “Le Cirque 96”
“G7 Summit,” Musée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France, “The Monument to the Lost Glove,” Installation
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria, “Mahnmal und Gedenkstätte der Opfer des Naziregimes in Osterreich 1938-1945”
Wewerka Gallery, Berlin, Germany
Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Ohio, “Urban Evidence. Contemporary Artists Reveal Cleveland”
Ciccilllo Matarazzo Pavilion, Bienal de Sao Paolo, Exhibition Universalis, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Frankfurt, “Zeil”
Israel Museum Jerusalem, “Judenplatz Wien 1996”
Limerick “EV+A96”
Rundentam, Copenhagen, “Strangers in the Arctic”, “The Tennis Game”

1995

Recalde Art Space Bilbao, Spain
The Fourth International Istanbul Biennial, Istanbul, Turkey, “Orientation, The Vision of Art in a Paradoxical World”
Kwangju Biennale, Korea
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers University
Galerie nächst St. Stephan, Vienna, Austria, “Donald Judd and his friends”
International Art Festival, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
50th anniversary of United Nations Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland, “Dialogues of Peace”, permanent installation
Lindenau Museum, Allenburg, Germany, “Kunst im Verborgenen”
Museum Moderner Kunst, Frankfurt
Haus der Kunst, Zurich, Switzerland, “Zeichen und Wunder (Signs and Wonder)”
Fondacio Antoni Tapies, Barcelona, Spain, “Els limits del museo (The End of the Museum)”
Biennale, Johannesburg, South Africa, “Africus”

1994

Seoul International Art Festival, Seoul, Korea, 600 SIAF
Biennale, Melbourne, Australia, “Virtual Reality”
Kunsthalle Ritter Klagenfurt, Klagenfurt, Austria, “Do It”
Kulturhuset Stockholm, Sweden
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, “Face Off: The Portrait in Recent Art”
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, “Ivan Chuikov, Ilya Kabakov, Vadim Zacharov”
Hammond Galleries, Lancaster, OH, “Personal Stories: A History of the Universe,” (Mother and Son installation)
Galerie der Stadt Esslingen, Esslingen
Museum der Stadtentwasserung, Zurich, Switzerland, “Cloaca Maxima”
Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Bonn, Germany,
MAK, Austrian Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, “Tyranny of Beauty-Architecture of the Stalinist Era,” (The Red Wagon installation)
Thread Waxing Space, New York, NY, “Don’t Look Now”
Madrid, Spain, “Toponymies. Eight Ideas of Space,” Fundacion “la Caixa” (catalogue)

1993

Haus der Kunst Munich, Munich, Germany, “Widerstand-Denkbilder für die Zukunft” (My Mother’s Album II Labyrinth installation)
Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY, “Universalism and Particularism: The Russian World in Transition”
Kunsthalle, Cologne, Germany, “From Malevitch to Kabakov,” (Before Supper, The Red Pavillion Installations)
Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria, “The Language of Art”
The Rye Arts Center, Rye, NY, “From Chaos to Creation: Russian Art 1971 – 1992”
Institute for Contemporary Art, New York
Kunstverein Frankfurt “Die Sprache der Kunst”
Biennale d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France, “Et Tous Ils Changent Le Monde,”
Expo 93 Tejon, “Recycling through art”
Centre International d’Art Contemparain Montreal (travelling)
Venice Biennale
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, “Drawing the Line Against AIDS” (catalogue)
RFFA, New York
The Jewish Museum, New York, NY, “From the Inside Out: Eight Contemporary Artists,” (installation My Mother’s Album) (catalogue)
Museé de la Poste, Paris, France, “Adresse Provisoire Pour l’art Contemporain Russe,” (White Cube installation) (catalogue)
Galerie Akinci, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, “Het Depot”
Domaine de Kerguehennec, Centre d’Art Contemporain, France, “The End of Empire or the Experiments of Visual Poetry”
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Gent, “Rendez (-) Vous,” (installation Unfinished Installation), (catalogue)
Le Magasin, Centre National d’art contemprain, Grenoble
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebaek, Denmark, “At the Edge of Chaos: New Images of the World,” (installation My Mother’s Album II Labyrinth) (catalogue)
Galerie Bolag, Zurich, Switzerland, Drawings by the Artists in “Documenta X”

1992

Akademie der Bildende Kunste, Vienna, Austria, “About Painting-Encounter with History” Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands, “EX USSR: Seven Artists from Russia”
Kassel, Germany, “Documenta IX,” (installation The Toilet) (catalogue)
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, “Parallel Visions: Modern Artists and Outsider Art”
Villa Campolieto, Ercolano, Italy, “A Mosca…A Mosca” (catalogue)
Expo ’92, permanent installation “Blue Dish” Sevilla, Spain
The X-Art Foundation and Blast, New York, NY, “Blast Art Benefit” (catalogue)
American Fine Arts, Co., New York, NY, “Just Pathetic,” (In the Corner installation)
Butirskajo Jail, Moscow

1991

Zimmerli Museum of Art, New Brunswick, NJ, “New Directions”
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, “Wanderlieder”
Art Fair Montreal
Grosse Orangerie Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin, Germany, “Weightless”
Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany, “Soviet Art Around 1990” (catalogue), (travelled to Jerusalem)
Henry DeFord III Gallery, Long Island City, NY, “Zero Gravity”
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA, “Carnegie International,” (We Are Leaving Here Forever installation) (catalogue)
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, “Dislocations,” Installation “The Bridge” (catalogue)
FIAC Paris, France
Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PN, “Devil on the Stairs: Looking Back on the Eighties”, (traveled to Newport Beach, CA)
Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art, Malmo, Sweden, “TRANS/Mission” (catalogue)
Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, Japan, “Art on Edge” (catalogue)
Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA, “In Public: Seattle 1991,” (The Rope of Life, Children’s Books installation)
Kunstverein Hannover, Hannover, Germany, “Kunst, Europa: Sowjetunion”
Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, “Soviet Contemporary Art: From Thaw to Perestroika” (catalogue)
Auditorio de Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, “Contemporary Soviet Art ” (catalogue)
Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany
Karmeliter Kloster Frankfurt, Germany
The Bible Society, Frankfurt, Germany, “Paintings from the Bible,” (traveled to Iserlohn, Germany)
University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, HI, “Perspectives of Conceptualism”
La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France, “50 Artistes Pour Le 25eme Anniversaire” (catalogue)
ttgenstein:The Play of the Unsayable” (catalogue)

1990

The New Museum, New York, NY, “Rhetorical Image” (catalogue)
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, “The Quest for Self Expression: Painting in Moscow and Leningrad 1965-1990”
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, “In the U.S.S.R. and Beyond” (catalogue)
Orchard Gallery, Derry, Ireland
DAAD-Galerie, Berlin, Germany, “At Last, Freedom” (catalogue)
Seoul Art Festival, Seoul, South Korea, “Works on Hanji Paper” (catalogue)
FIAC Paris, France
Alpha Cubic Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, “Soviet Contemporary Art 1990” (catalogue)
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefield, CT, “Adaptation & Negation of Socalist Realism” (catalogue)
Sydney, Australia, “Sydney Biennale 1990” (catalogue)

1989

Exit Art, New York, NY, “The Green Show”
Art Contemporain ELAC, Lyon, France, “The Ship”
Wiener Seccession, Vienna, Austria
Sigmund Freud Haus, Vienna, Austria, “Kosuth’s Show”
MNAM Paris, France
First Gallery, Moscow, Russia, “Foto in Painting”
South East Massachusetts University, N. Dartmouth, MA, “Post Utopia: Paintings and Installations by Soviet Conceptualists: Bulatov, Kabakov,
Komar & Melamid” (catalogue)

1988

Tel Aviv Museum, Israel
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Bern Kunstmuseum, Bern, Switzerland, “Ich Lebe, Ich Sehe: Künstler der Achtziger Jahre in Moskau” (catalogue)
Arco 88, Madrid, Spain

1987

FIAC/Galérie de France, Paris, France, “Selections From the Kniga Collection”

1986

Palais Attems, Graz, Austria “Steirischer Herbst”

1985

Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung der Universität Bielefeld

1984

State Museum of Tartu, Tartu, Estonia, “Photograph and Art”

1983

28 Malaja Gruzinskaja, Moscow. Graphics exhibit

1982

One – evening exhibition at the Soviet Artists’ Union, Artist’s Club, Zholtovskij Street, Moscow
Gorky Galleries, Paris, France, “Contemporary Russian Painting 1971-1981”

1981

CASE Museum of Soviet Unofficial Art, Jersey City
Villedieu Cultural Center, “New Trends in Unofficial Russian Art 1970-1980”
Soho International Art Center New York, NY, “Russian New Wave”

1979

Bochum Museum, Bochum, Germany, “Twenty Years of Independent Art from the Soviet Union”
St.Mary’s College, Washington D.C., “New Art from the Soviet Union: An Exhibition of Nonconformist Art from the 1960s and 1970s” (catalogue)
28 Malaja Gruzinskaja, Moscow, “Light, Form, Space” (catalogue)
Mart Gallery, Rockenberg, “The Square’s Fourth Dimension”

1978

Saarland Museum, Saarbruecken, Germany, “Russian Nonconformist Painting”
Palazzo Reale, Turin, Italy, “New Soviet Art”
Lodi, “Aspects and Documentation of Nonconformist Artists from the Soviet Union”
Bellinzona, Switzerland, “New Unofficial Soviet Art”

1977

Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England, “Unofficial Russian Painting”
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy, “New Soviet Art, An Unofficial Perspective”
The Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, “New Art from the Soviet Union”

1976

Palais of Congress, Paris, France, “Contemporary Russian Painting”
Montgeron, France, “Russian Museum in Exile”

1975

Christian Brandstatter Gallery, Vienna, “Seven from Moscow”

1974

Bochum Museum, Freiburg, “Progressive Tendencies in Moscow (1957-1970)”

1973

Dina Vierny Gallery, Paris, France, “Russian Avant-garde: Moscow-73”

1970

Gmurzynska Gallery, Cologne, W. Germany, “Today’s Russian Avant-garde in Moscow”
R. Ziegler Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland, “Six Soviet Artists”

1969

Pananti Gallery, Florence, Italy, “The New Moscow School”
Behr Gallery, Stuttgart and Interior Gallery, Frankfurt, West Germany, “Moscow’s New School”

1968

Moscow, Exhibition with E. Bulatov in the “Blue Bird Cafe”

1967

The Renzo Botti Art Group, Cremona, Italy, “Young Moscow Artists”
Segno Gallery, Rome, Italy, “Fifteen Young Moscow Painters”

1966

Sopot Poznan, Poland, “Sixteen Moscow Artists”

1965

Castello Spagnolo, L’Aquila, Italy, “Contemporary Alternatives/2”

Selected solo exhibitions

2014


Ilya y Emilia Kabakov – Angelología: utopía y ángeles, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Ciudad de México

El Lissitzky – Utopia and Reality, Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

Monumenta 2014 : Ilya & Emilia Kabakov : The Strange City, Grand Palais, Paris, France
Pace Gallery, London, UK



2013


Museum Sztuki Wspotczesnej MOCAK, Krakau, Poland
The Ship of Tolerance, with Garage and The City of Moscow, Gorky Park, Moscow, Russia

El Lissitski_Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Multimedia Museum, Moscow, USA
The Red October Factory, Moscow, Russia

The Ship of Tolerance, Dumbo, New York, USA

Pace Gallery, New York, USA
Two Mountains, Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK

The Happiest Man, Ambika P3, London, UK

2012

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Retrospective, Sprengel Museum Hannover. Hannover, Germany
Galleria Lia Rumma. Milan, Italy
The Henie Onstad Art Centre. Høvikodden, Norway
Kiev International Biennale. Kiev, Ukraine
Museu de Arte do Rio Grande do Sul Ado Malagoli. Porto Alegre, Brazil
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov – El Lissitsky, Vanabbemuseum, Eindhoven, Holland

2011

Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Center of Cosmic Energy, Galerie Brigitte Schenk. Cologne, Germany
HEMPHILL Fine Arts. Washington, D.C., USA
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: I Don't Know, Galeri Artist. Berlin, Germany

2010

Décor for Peter Eötvös’s Opera, The Tragedy of the Devil, National Theatre, Munich, Germany
The Blue Carpet, MACRO Museo di Arte Contemporanea. Rome, Italy
The Flying Paintings, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac. Paris, France
The Flying Paintings, Sprovieri Gallery. London, UK
Ilya Kabakov – Orbis Pictus: Der Kinderbuchillustrator als eine soziale Figur, Kunsthaus Zug. Zug, Switzerland
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: The Canon, Kewenig Galerie. Cologne, Germany
The Printer's Mistake, The State Hermitage Museum. St. Petersburg, Russia

2009

Entre Libre – Ilya Kabakov: 52 entretiens dans la cuisine communautaire, Galerie du Dourven. Trédrez-Locquémeau, Domaine due Douvren, France
Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Galleria Continua. San Gimignano, Italy
Galleria Continua. Le Moulin, France

2007 – 2008

The Canon, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Salzburg
Travelling Show, Japan – Children’s Books and Drawings. By Ilya and Emilia Kabakov.
The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama , Kanagaua
Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Hiroshima
The Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo
Ashikaga City Museum, Gunma
2 Hokkaido Prefecture Museum

2006

Atlas Sztuki: Lodz, Poland; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Deweer Gallery: Belgium; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Reykjavik Art Museum: Iceland; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Sean Kelly Gallery; N.Y., USA.; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Michail Kewenig Gallery; Koln, Germany; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Galerie Brigitte Schenk; Koln, Germany; by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Thaddeus Ropac Gallery; Paris, France; by Illya and Emilia Kabakov
Versicherungskammer Bayern; Munich, Germany- The Theatrical projects by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Kunsthaus Zug: Zug ,Switzerland- The Utopian City by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Musée Les Abbatoirs: Toulouse, France- Installation Where Is Our Place? by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Nicolaj Art Center: Copenhagen, Denmark-
200 Years Since H.C. Andersen Birthday Installation.Morning, Evening, Night by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Serpentine Art Gallery: London, England – Installation The House of Dreams
Albion Gallery: London, England- The Utopian City and Other Projects

2005

Niccolas Sprovieri Gallery: London, England- The White Cube
Siwa, Egypt: Installation/Performance: The Ship Of Siwa, with Egyptian Children
Art Cologne: Cologne, Germany- Brigitte Schenk Gallery. Installation Monument To Useless Things. Minoriten Galerien Graz: Graz, Austria – Steirischer Herbst 2005. Installation The Utopian City. Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Unrealizen Prijcts Utopische Archtecturen.

2004

Mori Art Museum: Tokyo, Japan. Where Is Our Place? by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
The State Hermitage Museum: St. Petersburg, Russia. Organized by Guggenheim Foundation Museum, NY, NY.
Incident in the Museum and Other Installations
Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art: Clevelnd, Ohio. The Teacher and the Student, Charles Rosenthal and Ilya Kabakov.
Kunsthalle Bielefeld: Bielefeld, Germany – The Utopian City and Other Projects
MAXXI Museum of Contemporary Art: Rome, Italy – Where Is Our Place?

2003

Fondazione Querini Stampalia: Venice, Italy. 50th Venice Biennial. Where Is Our Place? by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Traveling to Mori Art Museum, Tokyo and Museo Nazionale delle Art del XXI Secolo, Rome, Italy.

2002

Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany: Universal System of Depicting Everything
The Chinati Foundation: Marfa, Texas. Ilya Kabakov Children’s Books and Related Drawings

2001

Columbus Museum of Art: Columbus, Ohio: 20 Ways to Get an Apple, Listening to the Music of Mozart. With Emilia Kabakov

2000

“The Palace of Projects”, by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Armory, New York, organized by the Public Art Fund
“Ilya Kabakov: 1968-1998”, Center for Cultural Studies, Bard College, New York
“Telstra Adelaide Festival 2000”, Australia, Sydney
“Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Monument to a Lost Civilization”, Art Museum, University of South Australia, Adelaide
“Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Monument to a Lost Civilization”, Center for Contemporary Art, New Zealand
“The Red Wagon”, Wiesbaden Museum of Contemporary Art, Germany
“The Arriving Archieve”, Galerie der Stadt Bachnang, Germany
Ilya Kabakov Retrospective, Kunstmuseum Bern, Switzerland

1999

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
“Ilya Kabakov. Zeichnungen”, Sprengelmuseum Hannover
“Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Monument to a Lost Civilization”, Cantieri Della Zisa, Palermo, Italy
“The Boat of my Life”, Duke University Museum
“The Old Library”, University of Amsterdam
“The Life & Creativity of Charles Rosenthal”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Mito, Japan

1998

Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, “A Meeting: Jan Fabre and Ilya Kabakov”
Kunsthalle, Bremen, “The Metaphysical Man,” permanent installation
The Roundhouse, London, “The Palace of Projects,” Ilya and Emilia Kabakov traveling to Manchester, Upper Campfield Market, and the Crystal
Palace, Reina Sofia, Madrid (catalogue)
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, “The Collector”
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerp, Belgium, “16 Installations” (catalogue)
Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, “Treatment with Memories” (catalogue)
University of Champaign, Illinois (catalogue)
Moenchehaus Museum fuer Moderne Kunst, Goeslar, Germany, “My Grandfather’s Shed,” permanent installation
Manez & Soros Center, “Ilya Kabakov in Moscow” exhibtition and symposium
Stadtgallery, Heerlen, The Netherlands, “Retrospective of Drawings and Albums,” traveling to Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany

1997 – 1998

Galerie Weisses Schloss, Zürich, Switzerland, “It Happens Tomorrow”

1997

Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, “The Reading Room,”
Cap Street Project, San Francisco, “The Hospital: Five Confessions”
Hochhaus zur Palme, Zürich, “The fallen Chandellier”, permanent installation
Satani Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, “The Artist’s Library”
Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, “The Life of Flies”
Public Art Fund New York, “Monument to the Lost Glove”
Moderna Galeria, Ljubljana, “Twenty Ways of Getting an Apple listening to Mozart’s music” (catalogue)

1996

Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany, “The Reading Room,” Retrospective (catalogue)
Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium, “On The Roof” (book)
Installation “Voices Behind the Door” (book)
Thea Westreich in collaboration with Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York “Books: A Retrospective with Drawings”
Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, “The World of Ilya Kabakov”
Landeskulturzentrum, Salzau, Kiel, Germany, “Music on the Water,” permanent installation, music by V. Tarasov (book)
Kulturhus Copenhagen, “Ilya Kabakov, Storyteller”

1995

Centre G. Pompidou, Paris, France, “C’est ici que nous vivons/We are living here” (book) “Installations 1983 – 1995”
Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, Germany, “The Boat of My Life. Unrealized Projects” (catalogue)
Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, France, “Le Collectioneur,” Installation (catalogue)
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, “The School Library”
Kunstmuseum, Basel, “Ilya Kabakov. The sea of voices” (catalogue)
MAK Museum, Vienna, Austria, “No Water,” permanent installation
Museet For Samtidskunst, Oslo “The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away”, permanent installation

1994

Art Center, Ohio, “Album of my Mother”
Art Center Reykjavic, “Unrealized Projects”
Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, Germany, “Ilya Kabakov: In the Apartment of Nicolai Victorovich”
Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland, “Ilya Kabakov and Joseph Kosuth: The corridor of Two Banalities” (catalogue)
Le Magasin Grenoble, “Album of my Mother” (catalogue)
Barbara Weiss Gallery, Berlin, Germany, “Artist’s Despair or Conspiracy of Untalented”
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland, “Ilya Kabakov: Operation Room (Mother and Son),” (catalogue) “Five Albums”

1993

Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany, “NOMA (Moscow Conceptual Circle installation)” (book)
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands “Ilya Kabakov -The Big Archive” (catalogue)
Kunstverein, Salzburg, Austria, “The Boat of My Life”
Staatliche Hochschule fur Bildende Kunste-Stadelschule-, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, “The Empty Museum”

1992

Kanaal Art Foundation, Belgium, “Illustration as a way to survive”
Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, “In Memory of Pleasant Recollections” (catalogue) Galleria Sprovieri, Rome, Italy, “Ilya Kabakov” (catalogue)
RFFA, New York, “Incident at the Museum or Water Music” , music by Vladimir Tarasov, (travelling exhibition)
Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris, France, “On the Communal Kitchen, New Documents” (book)
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Köln, “Life of Flies” (book)
Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, Illinois, “He Lost His Mind, Undressed, Ran Away Naked”

1991

Ateliers Municipaux d’Artistes, Marseille, Paris “52 Entretiens dans la Cuisine Communitaire,” Dialogue with Yuri Kuper, (traveled to Halle d’Art
Contemporain, La Criee, Rennes, France) (catalogue)
The Power Plant, Toronto, Canada, “Ilya Kabakov (3 inst. from Ten Characters)” (catalogue)
Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano
Peter Pakesch Gallery, Vienna, Austria, “The Targets”
Wewerka and Weiss Galerie, Berlin, Germany, “My Motherland/The Flies” (catalogue)
Dresden Bank, Frankfurt, Germany, “Ripped Off Landscape,” permanent installation

1990

Neue Galerie of Museum Ludwig, Aachen, Germany, “The Ship”
Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, Germany, “Seven Exhibitions of one Painting” (catalogue)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., “Ten Characters” (catalogue)
Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, “The Rope of Life & Other Installations” (catalogue)
RFFA, New York, “He Lost His Mind, Undressed, Ran Away Naked”

1989

Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, “Who Are These Little Men?”
Kunsthalle, Zurich, “Communal Apartment – The Ship” (catalogue)
DAAD-Galerie, Berlin, Germany, “Exhibition of a Book” (catalogue)
Institute of Contemporary Art, London, England “The Untalented Artist and Other Characters” (catalogue)
Riverside Studios, London, England, “Ten Albums: Ten Characters”
Universität Sarrbrücken, “Two Albums”
The Genja Schreiber University Art Gallery, Tel Aviv, “The Beautiful 60s in Moscow”
Galerie de France, Paris, “Who Are These Little Men?” (catalogue)

1988

Portikus, Frankfurt, Germany, “Ten Albums” (catalogue)
Kunstverein, Graz, Austria, “Before Supper” (catalogue)
Neue Galerie, Schlossli Gotzental, Dierikon, Switzerland, (with V. Pivovarov)
Kunstverein, Bonn, Germany (with E. Bulatov)
RFFA, New York, “Ten Characters”

1987

Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland, (with I. Tschuikov), “The 60s – 70s”

1986

Neue Galerie, Schlossli Gotzental, Dierikon, Switzerland, “Concert for a Fly”

1985

Kunsthalle, Bern, Switzerland, “Along the Margins,” catalogue, (traveled to Marseille, France; and Duesseldorf, Germany)
Dina Vierny Gallery, Paris, France, “Kabakov” (catalogue)

awards

1988

DAAD Fellowship, Berlin

1989

The Ludwig Prize, Friends of the Museum of Ludwig, Aachen

1992

The Arthur Kopcke Award, Kopcke Foundation, Copenhagen

1993

The Max Beckmann Prize, Frankfurt
The Joseph Beuys Prize, Joseph Beuys Foundation, Basel
Venice Biennial, Honorary Diploma, Italy

1995

The Chevalier of Fine Arts Medal, Ministry of Culture, Paris

1997

Art Critic Association Award, New York

1998

The Kaiserring Träger, Stadt Goslar

2002

Oskar Kokoshka Preis, Bundesministerium fÜr Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur,Vienna,Austria

2007

Doctor of Philosophiae Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate in Philosohpy), University of Sorbonne, Paris, France

2008

Praemium Imperiale, Japan (from the Japan Art Association), The Orden of Frendship, The President of Russian Federation, Russia