Dmitry Gutov

D. Gutov, Hirakushi Denchu (1872-1979) “Harmony”, 100x100 cm, metal, welding, 2007
D. Gutov, Dong Qichang (1555 -1636), “Chaotic Notes I”, 137x106 cm, metal, welding, 2008
D. Gutov, Dong Qichang (1555 -1636), “Chaotic Notes I”, 137x106 cm, metal, welding, 2008
D. Gutov, The Rape of Ganymede, metal, welding, 120x120x35 cm, 2009
D.Gutov A man helping a rider on a horse, metal, welding, 151 х 150 х 38 cm, 2009
D. Gutov, A woman teaching a child to walk, metal, welding, 100x100x25 cm, 2009
D.Gutov A man helping a rider on a horse, metal, welding, 2009. Fragment
D. Gutov, A woman teaching a child to walk, metal, welding. Fragment, 2009
D. Gutov, Kuzminki #12, c-print su carta fotografica, 52x70 cm, 2006
D. Gutov, Kuzminki #3, c-print su carta fotografica, 52x70 cm, 2006
D. Gutov, Kuzminki #5, c-print su carta fotografica, 52x70 cm, 2006
D. Gutov, Above Black Mud, mud, wood, Regina Gallery, 1994
D. Gutov, Shostakovich, wires, cartridges, 200x370 cm, 1993
D. Gutov, The 11th Thesis on Feuerbach, 50x70 cm., oil on canvas, 2007
D. Gutov, Manoscritti di Pushkin. Ruslan e Ljudmila, Olio su tela, 40x40 cm, 2007
Dmitry Gutov, Manoscritti filosofico-economici del  1844, olio su tela, 80x110, 2006
D. Gutov. Manoscritti di Pushkin. Tam u leska, Olio su tela, 100x70 cm, 2007
D. Gutov, King Lear, 21x13cm, cardboard, distemper, 1991
D. Gutov, oil on canvas, 90x90 cm, 2006
Dmitry Gutov, Resurrezione di un operaio calabrese a Roma nel 1961, olio su tela, 90x90cm,  2006
Dmitry Gutov, Poltrona e Tavolo, olio su tela, 90x90 cm, 2006
Dmitry Gutov, schema della metropolitana, olio su tela, 110x80 cm, 2006
D. Gutov, Relativism, 120x100 cm, oil on canvas, 2007
Dmitry Gutov, Monkey, olio su tela, 62x50 cm, 2006
D. Gutov, Portrait, oil on canvas, 2002
D. Gutov, Krizis bezobrazja, oil on canvas, 2003
D. Gutov, dalla serie Blind Singers, fotografia, 210x110 cm, 1999
D. Gutov, "Disgelo", still from video, 2006
D. Gutov, "Disgelo", still from video II, 2006

The innovatory character of Gutov‘s works is in his surprising ability to create his own unique author’s amalgam, a new aesthetical fusion from completely diverse sources – researches in pure painting, sometimes bordering on the abstract, graphic design, Eastern calligraphy, conceptual tradition, intellectual studies in Soviet and World Culture. The phenomenon of Soviet Culture, which became the subject of analysis for Moscow conceptualists, was fundamentally rethought by Dmitry Gutov. He discovered the legacy of the Marxist philosopher of the Arts Mikhail Lifshitz – the live stream, which for the artist is full of topical ideas and connected not so much with the past, as with the future. Dmitry Gutov made his legacy topical, having created from it a regular intellectual event (The Lifshitz Institute). Spontaneous artistic work is often linked with the transformation of intellectual fetishes into the pictorial sensitivity of the traditional canvas. (Alexander Evangely)

Artist website


Gutov Dmitry
Born in 1960 in Moscow
Education: Institute of Art, Sculpture and Architecture of the
Academy of Arts, St. Petersburg

Solo Exhibitions

Dmitry Gutov, Triumph Gallery, Moscow

Life is Hard, Thankfully, Brief. Triumph Gallery, Moscow
Fugue. A growing bout of excitement with blackouts and memory decoders. (Music editor Jonny Dav.) Art Museum Riga Bourse. Riga, Latvia

Genius Needs an Orgy. Triumph Gallery, Moscow
No Surprises. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Triumph Gallery
Chaotic Notes. Nina Lumer Galleria. Milan

E’IK’ΩN. M&J Guelman Gallery, Moscow
Gondola. Art Museum Riga Bourse, Riga, Latvia

Russia for all. Center of Contemporary Art, Tver; Museum “Perm-36″, Perm Region
Gogol. Moscow

Death and the Artist. M&J Guelman Gallery, Moscow
Chaotic Notes. Taiss Gallery, Paris
In Our Days, Everything Seems Pregnant with its Contrary. Scaramouche gallery, NY
Portraits of Composers. Stella Art Foundation, Moscow

Relativism is dialectics for idiots. Scaramouche gallery, Volta NY
Rembrandt’s drawings. Gridchin exhibition hall

Used. M&J Guelman Gallery, Moscow

“For the Proper Movement of the Wrist, Guelman gallery, Moscow
“Thaw-Disgelo”, Nina Lumer Gallery, Milan
“Iteration, Return, Canon, Slowdown, Stupor”, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

“Everything I’ve Done Before the Age of 70 Doesn’t Count” , Guelman gallery, Moscow
“The Deep Blue Colour Of His Skin Shows Just How Self-Absorbed He Is”, Matthew Bown Gallery, London
«Excess, Cinefantom Club, Fitil Movie Theater, 10.08.2005»

“Conversation about unclear pas of brash”, (with K. Bokhorov), Fine Art Gallery, Moscow

“I am alien at this fest of life” Moscow Fine Art, Moscow

“Mam, Dad & Champions League”, Guelman gallery, Moscow

“Mam, Dad and TV”, Guelman gallery, Moscow
“Blind”, The Museum of nonconformist art, St-Petersburg

“Exercises”, Guelman gallery, Moscow

“The town Urupinsk 1997″, Photobiennale’98, Moscow

“Dilettantism in art”, Guelman gallery, Moscow

“Mihail Lifshitz – 90 years”, Contemporary Art Centre,Moscow

“Above black mud”, Regina Gallery, Moscow

“Portraits”, Action, Regina Gallery, Moscow
“Sixties, once more about Love”, with Ye.Andreeva, Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow

“As I’ve become an Artist”, with Yu. Albert, Laboratory of Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow

“The Little Nothings of Our Life”, Gallery in Trehprudniy alley, Moscow


Selected Group Exhibitions

“Kollektsia! Contemporary art in the USSR and in Russia, 1950-2000”, Centre Pompidou, Paris
“Izluchenija”, NCCA, Moscow
“ROSIZO Gallery at VDNH: Cinema Time Exhibition”, Rosizo State Museum and Exhibition Centre,Moscow
“Russian Artists – Participants Of The Venice Biennale Of Arts. Selected Works”, MANEGE Central Exhibition Hall, The Сollection of the Сontemporary Art of St-Petersburg, St. Petersburg
“Modern Heroics”,The Newark Museum, Newark, NJ
“Heritage. High classic. Достояние”, Victoria Art Gallery, Samara
“Low-Budget Utopias”, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

Recycling Religion, Whitebox Art Center, New York City, NY
Paraphrases, GALERIJA VARTAI, Vilnius
Satellite | Taking Flight, Whitebox Art Center, New York City, NY
Attitudine alle Confluenze – Galleria Nina Due, Milan
Balagan, KühlhausBerlin, Berlin
Cinema of Repeat Film, Triumph Gallery, Moscow
The School of Kyiv. Kyiv Biennial 2015, Kyiv Biennial, The School of Kyiv, Kiev
Grammar Of Freedom / Five Lessons: Works From Arteast 2000+ Collection, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow

And Yet There Was Art!, Leopold Museum, ViennaChildhood years, Open Gallery, Moscow
Сontemporary Drawing, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg
The Empty Pedestal, Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Bologna
Il Piedistallo vuoto. Fantasmi dall’Est Europa, Museo Civico Archeologico di Bologna, Bologna
Group Exhibition, Scaramouche, New York City, NY

Glasstress – White light/White heat, Biennale di Venezia. Italy
Sopromat (Resistance of materials). Moscow

Grey. An exhibition from the collection of Mikhail Alshibaya. Gallery Brusov Art communication, Moscow
Contemporary russian art. Kandinsky Prize. 2007–2012. Centre d’Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain.
Acts of Voicing (with David Riff). Württembergischer Kunstverein Stuttgart, Germany
ICONS. Perm, Krasnodar, St.-Petersburg
The 9th Shanghai Biennale. Shanghai, China
John Cage’s experiments in context. Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Moscow
Kandinsky Prize 2012. Udarnik, Moscow
Walter Benjamin’s New Year tree. Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod


Svoboda. Spazio Carbonesi, Bolongna, Italy
Hostages of voids. The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Achromatism. Agency ArtRu, Moscow
Artists of the world. Tenerife – Moscow. Agency ArtRu, Moscow
Russian Cosmos. Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin, Italy


Imperfetto. Via Carbonesia 11, Bolongna, Italy
Futurologia/Russian utopias. Garage, Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow
The Potosi Principle. Reina Sofia National Museum and Art Center, Madrid; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin
Subtle. ArkhStoyanie. Festival in Nicola-Lenivets village. Kaluga Region
Counterpoint, Contemporary Russian Art. Louvre, Paris
Modernikon. Contemporary Art from Russia. Turin, Italy; Venezia, Italy (2011)

History of Russian Video Art. Volume 2. Moscow Museum of Modert Art, Moscow
Παραλλάξ  (Parallax). Third Moscow Biennale of contemporary art,  Against exclusion, Garage, Moscow
Russian Lettrisme. Central House of Artist, Moscow


Thaw: Russian Art. From Glasnost to the Present. Chelsea Art Museum, New-York
Places for Heroes – everyone is a hero for himself. Vianuova arte contemporanea, Florence, Italy
Russian Povera. River station hall. Perm
Russian dreams. Bass Museum of Art. Miami Beach
The future depends on you. New rules. Exhibition of Russian Contemporary Art. Vladivostok, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Ekaterinburg, Samara, Krasnodar, Khabarovsk

“I Believe” Vinzavod, Moscow
“Marat’s Choice”, Special project within the 2nd Moscow Biennale. The State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia, Moscow
“Artist’s Diary”, Special project within the 2nd Moscow Biennale. Central House of Artist, Moscow
“Thinking realism”, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
“Thaw”, 15 years of M. Guelman Gallery. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
“Think with the Senses — Feel with the Mind. Art in the Present Tense.”, 52nd Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Documenta 12, Kassel, Germany
“Return of the Memory”, New Art from Russia. Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
“Progressive Nostalgia / Contemporary Art from the Former  URSS”, Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
“Time of the Storytellers. Narrative and Distant Gaze in Post-Soviet Art”, Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA, Helsinki, Finland
“A competition of the best monument to B. N. Yeltsin”, museum, Moscow
“House: between Europe and Asia”, V Shiriaevskaya biennale of the modern art, Samara
“Exibition of Works by the Nominees of the Kandinsky Prize”, White Hall, Winzavod – Contemporary Art Center, Moscow

Interrupted Histories, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana
Contested Spaces in Post-Soviet Art, Russia Redux #2, Sidney Mishkin Gallery, New York
Russian Art, Sotheby’s (exhibition hall), New York
Mercury in Retrograde, De Appel, Amsterdam
Biennale of Sydney, Zones of Contact, Sydney
Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, Japan

“Russia 2”,  Central House of Artist, Moscow
“Hope-stop!”, Zverevskiy Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow
“Accomplices: Collective and Interactive Works in Russian Art of the 1960’s – 2000’s”,
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
“Collective creativity”, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel
“In the Shadow of “Heroes””, 2 nd Bishkek International Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Bishkek
“Russia!”, Guggenheim Museum, New York
“Russia2, Bad News from Russia”, White Box Gallery, New York
“Russia Redux #2″, Schroeder Romero Gallery, New York
“Russian Video Art” Progressive Festival, Vooruit Cultural Center, Ghent
“Portrait of a Face”, Guelman Gallery at M’ARS Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow

“Phanomenologie der Konservenbuchse” – Stella Art Gallery, Moscow
“Love, Erotic, Sex”, Soljanka Gallery, Moscow
“Superwoman”, Fine Art Gallery, Moscow
“Lifshitz for beginners”, Sem Bruk Gallery, Moscow
“Privatisierung – zeitgenössische Kunst aus Osteuropa”, Kunstwerken, Berlin
“My Kabakov”,  Stella Art Gallery, Moscow
“Meditation on Motherland, Museum of Anna Akhmatova, St. Petersburg
“System of coordinate”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb
“The Seven Sins”, Moderna Galerija Ljubljana, Slovenia
“ArtKlyazma 2004.”
“Workshop Art Moscow”. Central House of Artist, Moscow – “Landscape”, Fine Art Gallery, Moscow
“Beyond the red horizont”, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw
“Photography, Video, Mixed Media II””, Daimler Chrysler Collection, Berlin
“Act of mercy”, Zverev Center, Moscow

“New beginning”, Contemporary art from Moscow. Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf
“Berlin – Moscow”, Martin-Gropius-Bau. Berlin
“ArtKlyazma 2003.”
“Still life”, Moscow Fine Art. Moscow
“Artconstitution”, the Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art
“New countdown”. Digital Russia together with SONY. The Central House of Artist, Moscow
“The Institute of Lifshitz. The first axiom”, S-ART Gallery, Moscow
“Horizons of reality”, (Werkelijkheidshorizonten), Muhka, Antwerpen

“Davaj! “, Postfuhramt, Berlin
25 Bienal de Sao Paulo, Iconografias Metropolitanas. Pavilhao Ciccillo Matarazzo. Parque Ibirapuera.
“Moscow: Paradise 2002″, Krinzinger projekte, Wien.
“Portrait”, Moscow Fine Art, Moscow.

“Iskusstwo 2000″ (Neue Kunst aus Moskau, St. Petersburg und Kiew), Kunstverein, Rosenheim
“Russian Madness”, The 1-st Valencia Biennial, Las Atarazanas, Valencia
“Russian Madness II – Summer Benefit”, Water Mill, New York
“The ecology of art in the industrial landscape”, The Museum of Fine Arts, Nijniy Tagil
“The Art of Eastern Europe”, Orangerie Congress – Insbruck
” The memory of the body”. Petropavlovskaya krepost, St. Petersburg, Nizhni Novgorod, Central House of Artists, Moscow

“Museum block”, Art museum, Zelenogorsk (Krasnojarsk-45).
“Delicate, sweet taste”, University library, Warsaw
“World Wars – World Valuables”, Museum of Art, Petrozavodsk
“L’autre moitie de L’Europe, (Projet, Utopie, Construction)”, Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris
“Bons Baisers de Russie, (Festival Garonne 2000), Toulouse
“The Art of Eastern Europe in Dialogue with the West”, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana
“Art Forum Perm”, SL Gallery, Perm

“ACT 99. Art-Communication Tour”, Linz, Moscow
“Fauna”, Zahenta, Warsaw
“The idea of the museum of the USSR”, Saharov’s museum, Moscow
“Crashlanding @ Moscow”, Improvisational project – Meg Stuart, Moscow
“Lightness of the inspiration”, Centre for Art, Neglinnaja 14, Moscow
“Zeitwenden”, Kunstmuseum Bonn
“Crazy double”, Central House of Artists, Moscow

1998 – 2000
“Praeprintium. Moskauer Buecher aus dem Samizdat.”
Staatsbibliothek, Berlin; Universitaet, Bremen; Minoritenkloster, Graz;
Oesterreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Wien

“Fauna”, New Manege, State Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow

“Moscow – Urupinsk”, Urupinsk

“Interpol”, Centre for Contemporary Art, Stockholm
“Manifesta 1″. Pan-European Art Manifestation, Rotterdam
“Anti-fascism & Anti-antifascism”, Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow
“Compromat”, Guelman gallery, Moscow

XLVI Biennale di Venezia, Padiglione Russo, Venezia
“Conjugation. Moscow Art Scene Today” (“Kraftmessen”). Kunstlerwerkstatten, Munich
“Monument”, Riga
“Kunst im verborgen. Nonkonformisten Russland 1957-1995″,
Summlung des Staatlichen Zarizino-Museums, Moskau. Wilhelm-
Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein; Documenta-Halle, Kassel;
Staatliches Lindenau-Museum, Altenburg
“Ergebnis”, Galerie am Marstall, Berlin
“On Beauty”, Regina Gallery, Moscow

“Hamburg Project”, Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow
“Displacement and Change” (Six artist from Europe), Cywaith Cymru, Artworks Wales, Bangor
“2nd Cetinjski Biennial”, Cetinje, Montenegro
“Identity”, Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow

“Trio acoustico: D.Gutov, Yu. Leiderman, A.Osmolovski”, Centre pour la Creation Contemporaine, Tours
“Art as Power and Power as Art”, Central House of Artists, Moscow
“Conversion”, Central House of Artists, Guelman gallery, Moscow

“Questions of Art”, L-Gallery, Moscow
“The Apology of Remaining behind the Wall, or First-Hand Art”, Regina Gallery, Moscow
“Diaspora”, Central House of Artists, Moscow
“Moscow Romanticism”, Central House of Artists, Moscow
“About Transparency”, Village Zimenki, Gagarin Pioneer Camp, Moscow
“3rd International Istanbul Biennial”, Istanbul

“Solitary Pursuits”, Gallery 1.0, Contemporary Art Centre, Moscow
“Exercices Esthetiques”, Kuskovo Museum, Moscow
“Wet-Nurse – Cosmos”, Gallery “Propeller”, Profsojusnaya, 100, Moscow

“ZEN”, Exhibition Centre in the Kashirskaya Highway (Sadovniki), Moscow
19th Youth Exhibition, House of Artists in the Kusnetskiy Most, Moscow
“Tuda-Sjuda” (To and Fro), Exhibition Centre of the Proletarskiy district, Moscow
“For Cultural Relaxation”, Exhibition Centre in the Kashirskaya Highway (Sadovniki), Moscow
“The Traditions of the Russian Painting”, Museum of the Moscow History, Moscow

“Inexpensive Art”, First Gallery, Moscow
“Out of the Genre”, Palace of the Youth, Moscow

18th Youth Exhibition, Central Exhibition Hall (Manege), Moscow
“EIDOS”, Palace of the Youth, Moscow