Overview

Andrey Roiter was born in 1960 in Moscow. In 1978–80, he studied at the Moscow Architectural Institute. In 1985, together with Nikolai Filatov and Germanov Vinogradov, he founded the Kindergarten squat. During the second half of the 1980s, Roiter created "homemade readymades", reworking the visual culture of the late Soviet space. Among the works of this time are the ‘Adidas’ object (1988) with the iconic trefoil, shown in 2020 at OVCHARENKO, ‘Mosconcert’ (1987) from the collection of the Kolodzei Foundation, and ‘They Open Our Eyes…’, mocking Sotheby's 1988 artists.

 

Roiter emigrated from the USSR in 1989. Since then, the artist has lived between Amsterdam and New York, sometimes visiting Moscow. He calls himself a "painter-tourist". Roiter's drive for redeployment is a consequence of the utopian hopes for constant change and self-transformation. Using the semantic aura of his works, the "artist-traveler" constantly changes his identities: now he is a voluntary exile, then, a mysterious stranger, an alienated "outsider", or an eternal tourist — hunter of impressions. Thus, the artworks construct their creator. Surprisingly, pieces do not have a recognizable manner, or any pathos of self-expression. The Seven Sisters, the symbol of the state and the era, and a tent, the universal temporary architecture of the nomads, are equally aloof.

 

During 30 years of his international career, the artist has been exhibited at the most prestigious galleries: Jack Hanley Gallery (New York, USA), Blum and Poe (Los Angeles, USA), Impronte Contemporary Art (Milan, Italy), Galerie Akinci (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Laura Bartlett Gallery (London, UK), etc. Andrei Roiter participated in the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007, 2011, 2013). His works are in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the Georges Pompidou Center in Paris, etc.

Works
Exhibitions
Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions


2020
Treasure Island. Akinci Gallery. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

2017
Made in Roiterdam. Akinci Gallery. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

2015
Traveling Questions. Espacio Micus. Eivissa, Spain.
Drawings & Objects. Galería Manuel Ojeda. Las Palmas, Spain.

 

2014

Inside Out. Laura Bulian Gallery. Milan, Italy.
Thank You. Galerie Akinci. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

2013

Open House. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia.
Multitude and Solitude. Galerie GisОle Linder. Basel, Switzerland.


2012

I Am. Jack Hanley Gallery. New York, USA.
Studio Visit. Galerie Akinci. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

2011
My Profession Is to Be Andrei Roiter. Galeria Fúcares. Madrid, Spain.
Runaway. Graphischen Kabinett Kunstmuseum Solothurn. Solothurn, Switzerland.


2010
Bon Voyage. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. Schiedam, the Netherlands.
One. Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch. Hertogenbosh, Netherlands.
Time Capsule. Impronte Contemporary Art. Milan, Italy.
Memory Cards. Galerie Akinci. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Bon Voyage. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. Schiedam, Netherlands

 

2008
Square of Life. Galerie Anhava. Helsinki, Finland.
Welcome Aboard. Stadsgalerij Heerlen. Heerlen, Netherlands.
Dom. Laura Bartlett Gallery. London, UK.

 

2007
Waiting Rooms. Galerie Akinci. Amsterdam, Netherlands.


2005
No People. Galerie Akinci. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Shacks and Flags. Galerie Anhava. Helsinki, Finland.

 

2004
Inscapes. Kunstalle Recklinghausen. Recklinghausen, Germany

 

2002
Artist at Work I. Galerie Axel Thieme. Darmstadt, Germany.


2001
Panorama. Galerie Anhava. Helsinki, Finland.
Kaleidoscope. Galerie Doris Wulkopf. Lindau, Germany.
New Optimism. Silverstein Gallery. New York, USA.

 

2000
Normal Magic. Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries. Amsterdam, Netherlands.


1999
Paintings, Drawings. Galerie Anhava. Helsinki, Finland.
Paintings and Drawings. Galerie Tanya Rumpff. Haarlem, Netherlands.

 

1998
Models and Artifacts. ACP Galerie Peter Schuengel. Salzburg, Austria.
Lights. Galerie Carla Stutzer. Cologne, Germany.

 

1997
My American Diary. Aschenbach Galerie. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Potato Eaters. Galeria Leyendecker. Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Road Test 2. Nordanstad Gallery. New York, USA.


1996
Road Test. Blum & Poe. Los Angeles, USA.
Friends. Lucio Amelio Gallery. Naples, Italy.


1995
Future Movie. Galerie Tanya Rumpff. Haarlem, Netherlands.
Future. Galerie Carla Stutzer. Cologne, Germany.
Help Me Be You. Anders Tornberg Gallery. Lund, Sweden.
Ink Diver. Galerie Kaj Forsblom. Helsinki, Finland.
Library Dream. Brooke Alexander Project Room. New York, USA
Potato Head. Weslyan University. Connecticut, USA.

 

1994
Drawings, etc. The Drawing Room. Jonker. Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Mouth of the Crocodile. TZ’Art & Co. New York, USA

 

1993
Underwater Adventures. Jack Hanley Gallery. San Francisco, USA.
Bon Voyage. Elizabeth Koury. New York, USA.
Library Dreams. Susanne Ottesen. Copenhagen, Denmark.
Drawings. Gallery Ham. Nagoya, Japan.


1992
Anders Tornberg. Lund, Sweden.
Galerie Albrecht. Munich, Germany.
Johan Jonker Gallery. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Jack Hanley Gallery. San Francisco, USA.
Elizabeth Koury. New York, USA.
Tanya Grunert. Cologne, Germany.


1991
Forum Kunst. Rottweil, Germany.
Isy Brachot. Brussels, Belgium.
Aschenbach Galerie. Amsterdam, Netherlands.


1990
Galerie Albrecht. Munich, Germany.
Kunsthalle Basel. Switzerland.
Aschenbach Galerie. Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Group Exhibitions


2021
The Cool and the Cold: Paintings from the USA and the USSR 1960–1990. Ludwig Foundation. Berlin, Germany.

Mi Casa. Galería Alvara Alcanzar, Madrid, Spain.

 

2020
Collector's Item. Centraal Museum. Utrecht, Netherlands.

 

2019
Imaginary Landscapes. Helmond Museum. Helmond, Netherlands.
Miroslav Tichy. Enounters. CICUS Cultural Initiatives Center, University of Seville, Spain.
The Face of Our Time: Russian Avant-garde Art from the Bekkerman Collection. Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, USA
The Fragrance of Images – Works of colección OLOR VISUAL, Barcelona. Städtische Galerie. Delmenhorst, Germany.

 

2018
Winterreise. Galerie Akinci. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Line Up: The Power of Drawing. Centraal Museum Utrecht, Netherlands.
The Fragrance of Images – Works of colección OLOR VISUAL, Barcelona. Art and Culture Foundation Opelvillen. Rüsselsheim, Germany.
New Dutch. State Museum Schiedam, Netherlands.

 

2017

30th Anniversary Exhibition, Part Deux. Jack Hanley Gallery. New York, USA.


2016

Kollektsia! Contemporary Art in Russia 1950-2000. Centre Pompidou. Paris, France.
Thinking Pictures. Moscow Conceptual Art in the Dodge Collection. Zimmerli Museum. New Brunswick, USA.
Journey Fever by Dutch Artists Since 1850. Frans Hals Museum/De Hallen. Haarlem, Netherlands.
Displacement. AKINCI Galerie. Amsterdam, Netherlands.


2015

InSight. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation. Moscow, Russia.


2014

High Horizon-Brueghel Land. Stedelijk Museum Wuyts -Van Campen and Baron Caroly. Lier, Belgium.


2013

Russian Atelier on the Amstel. Hermitage Amsterdam. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Sluize: Change of Poles. Special Project of 5th Moscow Biennale. Moscow, Russia.
I Love Holland: Dutch Art after 1945. State Museum Stedelijk. Schiedam, Netherlands.
Monument Mondrian. Mondrian House. Amersfoort, Netherlands.
Freestyle. Fundación Cajamurcia. Murcia, Spain.
Scope, Escape, Hide. Galería Fúcares. Madrid, Spain.
12+12: Wine and Dreams of Art. Van Abbe Museum. Eindhoven, Netherlands.
IMAGES FOR IMAGES- Artists for Tichy - Tichy for Artists. GASK - Gallery of the Central. Bohemian Region, Kutna Hora, Czech Republic.
Cauchy Horizons. SCHUNCK* Heerlen. Netherlands.
ZigZag Dialogs. State Academy of Fine Arts & Design. Stuttgart, Germany.


2012

Large Drawings. David Nolan Gallery. New York, USA.
Hostages of Void. The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
From a Painter’s Perspective. Arti et Amicitiae. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Cinema. Voorkamer. Lier, Belgium.
33 Years Later, One Hour Before. Galería Leyendecker. Tenerife, Spain.

 

2011

Hostages Of Voids. Aesthetics of Empty Space in Russian Art During the 19-20th Centuries. Special Project of the IV Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
In Depth. Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennale. Krasnoyarsk, Russia
The Wind from the North: A Proposal by Peer Veneman. Galleria Ex-Macelleria. Pontremoli, Italy.
Temporary Stay. Kasteel D’Aspremont-Lynden, Oud-Rekem. Limburg, Belgium.
Field of Action, The Moscow Conceptualist School in the Context of the 1970s-1980s. Calvert 22 Foundation. London, UK.
VoTH. State Museum 's-Hertogenbosch. Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands.
Things are Queer – Highlights from the UniCredit Collection. MARTa Herford. Herford, Germany.
Special Edition. PrintRoom. Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Exhibition at the Westzeedijk 114. Art Consultancy Tanya Rumpff. Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Rules of Engagement. Allan Nederpelt Gallery. Brooklyn, USA.


2010

Field of Action, The Moscow Conceptualist School in the Context of the 1970s-1980s. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation. Moscow, Russia.
PastPresentFuture – Highlights from the UniCredit Collection. Yapi Kredi Cultural Center. Istanbul, Turkey.
Drawing Spaces. Impronte Contemporary Art. Milan, Italy.
VOTH. MMOMA. Moscow, Russia.
Glasnost: Soviet Non-conformist Art from the 1980’s. Haunch of Venison. London, UK.
Van Daniëls tot Dumas, van Schlieffert tot Schoonhoven. Centaal Museum Utrecht. Utrecht, the Netherlands.
The Cassini Cruise II. Ardi Poels Projects. Maastricht, Netherlands.
25 Jaar. Galerie Tanya Rumpff. Haarlem, Netherlands.
VoTH. KW14. ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.

 

2009

Russian art. 1989-2009, from the Museum collection. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia.
The Collection and Archive of Vadim Zakharov. National Center of Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia.
Being There (curatorial project). Galerie Akinci. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Andrew Solomon Collection. Lotos Club. New York, USA.
It’s Only a Paper Moon. Galleria Galica. Milan, Italy.
Stressed Spaces. KW14. ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands.
Voorbeeldig. Galerie Tanya Rumpff. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Summer Show. Galerie Akinci. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Not Toys. The State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

 

2008

Imágenes Latentes. Galería Fúcares. Madrid, Spain
Glasnost/Perestroika. Sots-Art From the 1980’s to the 1990’s. Diehl+Gallery One. Moscow, Russia.
Art Leaves Home: Otto L. Schaap, Content Art Consumer. Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. Schiedam, Netherlands.


2007

This Is Not Food. Moscow ERA Foundation. Moscow, Russia.
OPEN e v + a: A Sense of Place. Limerick City Gallery of Art. Limerick, Ireland.
Through the Painting. Special Project of the 2nd Moscow Biennale. Moscow, Russia.
Heterotopias. 1st Contemporary Art Biennale of Thessaloniki. Thessaloniki, Greece.


2006

Drawings from the Collection. Central Museum. Utrecht, Netherlands.
Artists Against the State: Perestroika Revisited. The Feldman Gallery. New York, USA.


2005

Diabolique: Images of the Devil in Contemporary Art. Walker’s Point Center for the Arts. Minnesota, USA.
In Deep Water. Dinter Fine Arts. New York, USA.


2004

Three Painters. Galerie Akinci. Amsterdam, Netherlands.


2003

Jede Fotografie ein Bild-Siemens Fotosammlung. Pinakothek der Moderne. München, Germany.
De Laaste Aanvinst. Museum De Paviljoens. Almere, Netherlands.

 

2002

Extreme Existence. Pratt Institute. New York, USA.

 

2001

Out of Bounds: Working off Paper. Luckman Fine Arts Complex. Los Angeles, USA.


1999

The Mind on Scale. Arti et Amicitiae. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Works on Paper. Galerie Tanya Rumpff. Haarlem, Netherlands.

 

1998

Themen zur variation. ACP Galerie. Salzburg, Austria.
Frightful Paint. Arti et Amicitiae. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Collectedness. Anders Tornberg Gallery. Lund, Sweden.
Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists’ Books. Weatherspoon Art Gallery. Greensboro, North Carolina; University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachussetts. Amsherst, USA.
Self-Portrait. Galerie Tanya Rumpff. Haarlem, Netherlands.

 

1997

A House is not a Home. Rooseum. Malmo, Sweden.
Art-Mix. Galerie Carla Stutzer. Cologne, Germany.
Heaven - Private View. P.S. 1. New York, USA.
Mensen in De Collectie Almere. De Paviljoens. Almere, Netherlands.
Arbeiten Auf Papier. Galerie Carla Stutzer. Cologne, Germany.
One Line Drawing. UBU Gallery. New York, USA.
Welcome Back to the Human Race. Peninsula. Eindhoven, Netherlands.
Absent/Present. De Paviljoens. Almere, Netherlands.


1996

Piano II. Galerie Carla Stutzer. Cologne, Germany
Book as an Object. Rohsska Museet. Goteborg, Sweden.
I.Knoebel, A. McCollum, M. Mullican, B. Nauman, A. Roiter, L. Weiner. Brooke Alexander Galery. New York, USA.
One Line Drawing. Parade. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
100 Drawings. Galerie d’Eendt. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Drawings (with Glen Baxter & Hans Van de Ham). Multiple Galerie XX. Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Vous Etes Ici Seit 1990. Galerie Sophia Ungers. Cologne, Germany.
From Gulag to Glasnost: Nonconformst Art from the Soviet Union. Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum. New Jersey, USA.

 

1995

Genummerd + Gesigneerd. Museum Van Bommel Van Dam. Venlo, Netherlands.
W(how) Are You. Galerie Anhava. Helsinki, Finland.
On Beauty. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia.
The Cultured Tourist. The Center for Photography. Woodstock, USA.
The Damaged Utopia. Kulturreferat der Landeshauptstadt. Munchen, Germany.
Comix. Brooke Alexander. New York, USA.
Blum & Poe. Los Angeles, USA.
Paper. Hohenthal und Bergen. Cologne, Germany.
Naturkunden. Betberg Mental Asylum. Betberg, Germany.
Tanya Rumpff. Haarlem, Netherlands.
Boxes I. Gabriele Rivet Galerie. Cologne, Germany.

 

1994

Ozone Layer Hole. Plasy, Czech Republic.
Personal Heroes. Galerie De La Tour. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Galerie Carla Stutzer. Cologne, Germany.
Site-Seeing. Bardamu. New York, USA.
The Mouth of the Crocodile. TZ Art. New York, USA.
Don’t Look Now. Threadwaxing Space. New York, USA.
Works on Paper. Galerie Rizzo. Paris, France.
Food. Anders Tornberg Gallery. Lund, Sweden.


1993

Works on Paper. Jack Hanley Gallery. San Francisco, USA.
Drawing the Line Against Aids. Peggy Guggenheim Museum.Venice & Guggenheim South. New York, USA.
Floor Show. Anders Tornberg Gallery. Lund, Sweden.
Art & Advertising. Gallery Yaki Kornblit. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Galerie Tanya Rumpff (with F. Killaars and G. Polhuis). Haarlem, Netherlands.
The Lancat Series II (editions in enamel produced by Vous Etes Ici). Galerie Onrust. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The Naming of the Colors. White Columns. New York, USA.
Naturkunden. Pasti-Bott Gallery. Cologne, Germany.
Il Futuro della Memoria. Progetto D’Agliano. Agliano, Italy.
Fotoarbeiten. Museum for Kunst und Kulturgeschichte. Dortmund, Germany.


1992

90 degrees. Johan Jonker Gallery. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Op Persoonlijke Titel. Aleph. Almere, Netherlands.
FMU Benefit. Germans Van Eck. New York, USA.
The Salon. Dooley La Cappelaine. New York, USA.


1991

In de USSR en Daarbuiten. Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
The History of the Electronic Page. ICA. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
I/ich. Storm. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Gulliver’s Travel. Sophia Ungers. Cologne, Germany.
Mani Museum. Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Perspectives of Conceptualism. The University of Hawaii Art Gallery. Honolulu and Clocktower Gallery. New York, USA.


1990

Between Spring and Summer. The Institute of Contemporary Art.Boston, USA.
The Work of Art in the Age of Perestroika. Phyllis Kind Gallery. New York, USA.
Europaische Wekstat Ruhrgebiet 90.
Von der Revolution zur Perestroika. Kunst Museum. Lucern, Switzerland.
Erosion. Amos Anderson Museum. Helsinki, Finland.
Sintez International Fine Arts. Moscow, Russia
The Green Show. Exit Art. New York, USA

 

1989

Mosca: Terza Roma. Sala 1. Rome, Italy
Momentaufnahme - Junge Kunst aus Mosskau. Altes Stadtsmuseum. Munster, Germany
10 +10. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Fort Worth, Texas; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. San Francisco, USA
Expensive Art. Palace of Youth. Moscow, Russia
100 years-old Russian Art 1889-1989. Museum of Modern Art. Oxford, UK
Moskau, Wien, New York. Meesepalast. Vienna, Austria

 

1988

Exhibition of Soviet Art in Belgium. Cultural Center Botanique. Brussels, Belgium.
Ermitage in Netherlands. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Exhibition of the Countess Lanbsdorff collection. Galerie der Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. Bonn, Germany
Art From Moscow. Museum Ludwig. Cologne, Germany
No Problem! Begovaya Street Exhibition Hall. Moscow, Russia

1987

The Artist and Today. Kashirka Exhibition Hall. Moscow, Russia
The Youth of the Country. Central Exhibition Hall Manege. Moscow, Russia First Auction of the Soviet Cultural Foundation. Moscow, Russia.
Phyllis Kind Gallery. New York, USA.
Representation, Dwelling, Retrospection 1957-97. Exhibition ofthe Ermitage Association. Moscow, Russia.
Cubism. Avant-Gardists’ Club. Moscow, Russia.


1986

Graphic Works. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.
21 Artists. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.
17th Annual Youth Exhibition. Kuznetsky Most 11. Moscow, Russia.

 

1985

Spring Painting Show. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.
8 Artists. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.
Autumn Painting Show. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.

 

1984

Painting and Graphic Works of 8 Young Moscow Artists. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.

 

1983

15th Annual Exhibition of Young Moscow Artists. Central Exhibition Hall Manege. Moscow, Russia.

 

1982

The Artist and the City. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.
14th Annual Exhibition of Young Moscow Artists. Kuznetsky Most 11. Moscow, Russia.

 

1981

The Artist and Music. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.
Watercolor. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.

 

1979

Painting and Graphics. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia

 

1978

Drawings. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.

 

1977

Graphic Work. Gorkom Grafikov. Moscow, Russia.

 

Public Collections
Stadsgalerij Heerlen. Heerlen, Netherlands
Duke University Museum of Art. Durham, USA
Zimmerli Art Museum. New Jersey, USA
Sal. Oppenheim Collection. Cologne, Germany
Deutsche Bank Collection. Germany
Ludwig Forum. Aachen, Germany
Goetz Collection. Munich, Germany
Lembachhaus Museum. Munich, Germany
Siemens Photo Collection. Munich, Germany
Malmo Kunsthall. Malmo, Sweden
ABN-AMRO. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Akzo Nobel Art Foundation. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gemeente Museum. Helmond, Netherlands
Centraal Museum. Utrecht, Netherlands
Teilers Museum. Haarlem, Netherlands
The Gori Collection. Pistoia, Italy
Fundación Barrié. Galicia, Spain
Tretyakov State Gallery. Moscow, Russia