The European Biennial of Contemporary Art

28 June 31 October 2014

St. Petersburg, Russia The State Hermitage Museum

Timur Novikov


Timur Novikov. Sunrise, 1990, Acryl on textile, (147x137 cm)
Collection of the artist family SPb

Born 1958 in St. Petersburg (then Leningrad), USSR
Died 2002 in St. Petersburg, Russia

Timur Novikov co-founded the New Artists group in Leningrad in 1982. In 1989 he co-founded Pirate TV (with Yuris Lesnik and Vladislav Mamyshev-Monroe) and subsequently wrote scripts and worked as a director, an actor, and a designer of video films. In the 1990s numerous exhibitions of his work were held internationally, including at the World Financial Center, New York (1997); Museum of the New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg (1995); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf (1993); mumok, Vienna (1991); and Tate Liverpool, England (1989). His work is now held by the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg; the Museum in Tsaritsyno, Moscow; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and mumok, Vienna, among other collections.