Overview

Egor Koshelev was born in Moscow in 1980. In 2003, the artist graduated from Stroganov Academy, majoring in monumental painting. In 2006 he defended his thesis on Tintoretto and obtained a PhD in art history. After graduation from the Academy, Yegor Koshelev participated in the annual exhibitions of the ‘Workshop’ project at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, where he was noticed by the gallery owner Vladimir Ovcharenko.


In his early period (2006–2010), the artist mingles the graffiti style and the late-Soviet academic tradition (paintings ‘True Friends’, 2005; ‘Rus’, 2007; ‘Hosanna’, 2007; ‘Gestalt’, 2009, etc.). His crystallized forms are shaped with fluorescent paint; he deliberately clashes the "high" and the "low". Artworks of this period were brought together at the first solo exhibition ‘Kinky Tags’ (2008), followed by the ‘Phobia’ project (2009).


In the early 2010s, Egor Koshelev switched to using softer figures, he less often uses graffiti fonts. He continues to play with quotes from classical and contemporary art and mass culture, composing riddles and messages "on the topic of the day." Over the past decade, he has been working a lot with the problem of the artist's place in the world – both by publishing theoretical works and constructing entire residences of imaginary creators (the ‘Palazzo Koshelev’ project, 2017).

Works
Exhibitions
Exhibitions
Solo exhibitions

2018

Abductor of the Future Past. The Ugly Swans Gallery. Richter. Moscow, Russia.

 

2017

Palazzo Koshelev. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia. 

 

2016

Barricade. Belyaevo Gallery, Moscow, Russia. 

 

2014                           

Pictures from the Underground. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

The Art of Translation. Parallel program of Manifesta 10. Center for Art and Music of the Vladimir Mayakovsky Library. St. Petersburg, Russia.

Garbage. Project The Wall. Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia.

The Renegades Parade. Bobby Gallery. St. Petersburg, Russia.

 

2012                   

Underground Monuments. Regina Gallery. London, UK.

Altars of Love and Rebellion. Strabag Foundation. Vienna, Austria.

 

2011                           

The Last Artist and Exhibition Which Has Never Happened. ArtBerloga. Moscow, Russia.

 

2009                          

Phobia. ArtBerloga. Moscow, Russia.

 

2008                           

Kinky Tags. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

 

 

Group exhibitions

 

2021

Crouch Start. Futuro Gallery. Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

Social Realism. Metamorphosis. Soviet Art 1927­–1987. State Museum and Exhibition Center ROSIZO. Moscow, Russia.

Spring Auction. Presale Exhibition. Vladey. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation. Moscow, Russia. 

 

2020

First-hand Art. A Collector’s View: Looking Back and Forward. OVCHARENKO. Moscow, Russia.

Bird Concert. Tsaritsyno Museum. Moscow, Russia.

 

2019

Cosmorama XVII. Museum of Moscow, Moscow, Russia.

Let’s Watch the Exhibition! or Cultural Code of VDNH. Pavilion No. 67. Karelia, VDNH. Moscow, Russian.

Heroes of Our Time. Presale exhibition. Vladey. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia. 

All for 100. Presale exhibition. Vladey. Gostiny Dvor. Moscow, Russia. 

 

2018

Hypnosis of the Time. Imaginary Architecture. The Way from Antiquity to Nowadays. Tsaritsyno Museum. Moscow, Russia.

The Perfect Age. Zverev Museum. Moscow, Russia.

New Young. Donation of the Winzavod. State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

Monumental. Presale exhibition. Vladey. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation. Moscow, Russia.

 

2017

Love. Presale Exhibition. Vladey Space. Moscow, Russia.

Ghost Knight. Tsaritsyno Museum. Moscow, Russia. 

 

2016                    

Borsh and Champagne. Selected works from the collection of Vladimir Ovcharenko. MMOMA. Moscow, Russia.

Football — Hockey. Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia. 

Tutti Frutti. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

 

2015                   

Laugh in the Hall. Na Shabolovke Gallery. Moscow, Russia.    

Wings of Eurasia. Final program of the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. Moscow, Russia.

BALAGAN!!! Contemporary Art from The Former Soviet Union and Other Mythical Places. MOMENTUM. Berlin, Germany.

Notation. Center for Creative Industries Fabrika. Moscow, Russia.

 

2014                 

Fortune Museum. MOMMA. Moscow, Russia.

Cats at Manege. Curatorial project. Moscow State Exhibition Hall New Manege. Moscow, Russia.

Art of Translation. Parallel program of Manifesta 10. Center for Art and Music Library of V. Mayakovsky. St. Petersburg, Russia.

        

2013                           

The Team I Can't Live Without. Regina Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

Heavy Metal. Curatorial project. Collateral event of the V Moscow Biennale of Contemporary art. Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art. Moscow, Russia.

 

2011                          

Nuts. Regina Gallery. London, UK.

Employment History. Center for Creative Industries Fabrika. Moscow, Russia

Reactualisation of the Sign. Na Vspolnom Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

NEFORMAT. «Na Vspolnom» gallery. Moscow, Russia.

CONTRA MATER. Curatorial project. Special project of the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry. Moscow, Russia.

 

2010                           

On the Contrary. Winzavod. Moscow, Russia

PROTO. Moscow State art-center Na Povarskoi. Moscow, Russia

Rare Species. Special project of the II Moscow Biennale of Young Art. Factory. Moscow, Russia

Stroganovka, Expanding the Boundaries. Special project of the II Moscow Biennale of Young Art. Moscow State Academy of Industrial and Applied Arts. Moscow, Russia.

Nordart 2010. Büdelsdorf, Carlshütte.

Art-Sanatorium. Moscow State Tretyakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

No Translations. Moscow State Art Center Na Povarskoi. Moscow, Russia.

 

2009                          

Can't Take It Anymore. Voronezh Center for Contemporary Art. Voronezh, Russia

Save as. Exhibition Hall Armenian, 13. Moscow, Russia.

Labor Movement. Special project within the III Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Factory. Moscow, Russia.

Care. Exhibition Hall Armenian, 13. Moscow, Russia.

Care. Divnogorie State natural park. Voronezh Region, Russia

MoskvApolis. Perm Museum of Contemporary Art. Perm, Russia

 

2007                          

Dialogues. VII Biennale of Contemporary art. St. Petersburg, Russia

Space. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia.

 

2006                           

Power. Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Moscow, Russia.

 

 

Public collections

MMOMA, Moscow, Russia

Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation, Moscow, Russia

STRABAG, Vienna, Austria

Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt-on-the-Main, Germany