Aidan Salakhova - Russia

25 March 1964 Born in Moscow
2012 Founder and owner of Aidan Studio
2007 Academician of Russian Academy of Fine Arts
2005-2007 Member of the Public Chamber
2002 Correspondent member of Russian Academy of Fine Arts
Awarded silver medal by Russian Academy of Fine Arts
2000 Teacher at Surikov Art Institute
1992-2012 Founder and owner of Aidan Gallery
1989-1992 One of the organizers and co-owners of First Gallery, Moscow
1987 Graduated Surikov Art Institute as a non-resident

Personal exhibitions:
2017 Des Vices et Vertus En Art. Eglise Saint-Loup, Province de Namur, Belgium
(In) Stability. Quadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2016 Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy. Wetterling Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden
2015 Quabah. Teutkloff museum. Virtual exhibition
Fascinans & Tremendum, Serpukhov, Russia
2013 Out of Body, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2012 Persian miniatures, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Carrara Marble Weeks, Nicoli Sculpture Studios, Carrara
Fascinans & Tremendum, MMoMA, Moscow
2009 AIDAN, Kicik Qualart, Baku, Azerbaijan
2008 Persian miniatures, XL Gallery, Moscow
2007 Red, Project with Yves Saint Laurent, State Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Persian Miniatures, AMT GALLERY, Como, Italy
2006 Aidan Salakhova: Painting, Drawing, D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg
AIDAN, included in “Moscow Contemporary” program, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2005 I Love Myself, XL Gallery, Moscow
Abstraction, Dom Cultural Center, Moscow
2004 Habibi, D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg
Habibi, Orel Art Presenta Galerie, Paris
MMS, XL Gallery, Moscow
2003 Habibi, Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin
2002 Quabah, XL Gallery, Moscow
2001 Odalisque (in conjunction with “ART MOSKVA studio”), Central House of Artists, Moscow
Living Pictures, D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg
2000 Tea in the Desert, Invogue boutique, Moscow
The Sleeping Beauty (XL Gallery, in cooperation with the European Galleries Association), Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
1999 Suspense, Museum of 20th Century Art, Kemerovo
1999 – 2000 After the Wall: Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe, Moderna Museet, Stockholm
Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin
Ludwig Museum, Budapest
1998 Diva (XL Gallery in conjunction with Photobiennale 98), Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow
Suspense, XL Gallery, Moscow
1997 Antonyms, New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
1996 New Acquisitions, XL Gallery, Moscow
1992 Golden Confession, Sprovieri Gallery, Rome
Leda and the Swan, Berman – E.N. Gallery, New York
1991 Golden Confession, First Gallery, Moscow

Group exhibitions:

2019 One Family. Gum – Red – Line, Moscow, Russia

2018 General Rehearsal. MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
Personal Approach. MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
2017 The Others. Konig galerie, Berlin, Germany
2015 Candy mountains, shore oil, Museum of contemporary art PERMM, Perm, Russia
2014 National and universal in the new culture of megalopolis, Museum Center RSUH,
Post-pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London
2013 Russian Academy of Arts Presidium Members Exhibition, MMoMa, Moscow
2012-2013 Selectas from the Collection of Moscow Museum of Modern Art, MMoMA, Moscow
2012 Refresh, XL Gallery, Moscow
In Full Disorder: Russian Contemporary Art, Kandinsky Prize 2007-2012, Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona
2011 54th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia
Female Nano, RSUH Museum Center, Moscow
History of Russian Video Art – Volume II, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
Of women’s modesty and anger, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels
2010 Zen d’ART, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
Futurologia, CCC “Garage”, Russia, Moscow
2009 Etude to Art Object, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
2008 Eurasia MART, Italy, Roveretto, “Persian miniatures”
2007 Russia Miami, Miami
Learning from Moscow,Städtische Galerie Dresden (Dresden City Art Gallery)
Restoration, 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Federation Town, General project, Moscow
”I believe”, organized by Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow
History of Russian Video Art – Volume I, Moscow Museum of Modern Art,
2005 Gender trouble (special project for the 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Egalitarianism, RGGU Museum and Exhibition Center, Moscow
Fashion and Style in Photography (festival), Prechistenka Gallery, Moscow
Art Moskva international art fair (Volker Diehl Galerie), Central House of Artists, Moscow
Art for Playboy, Central House of Artists, Moscow
“Second Sight,” international biennial of contemporary art (“Ghostbusters” project), National Gallery, Veletrzny Palac, Prague
Beauty, Rudolf Budja Galerie, Salzburg
Portrait of a Face (exhibition of Guelman Gallery and M’ARS), M’ARS Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow
2003 Neue Ansaetze, Zeitgenoessische Kunst aus Moskau, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf
ArtKlyazma contemporary art festival, Klyazminskoye reservoir, Moscow region
2002 Contemporary Russian Art, 1992-2002, Novy Manezh State Exhibition Hall, Moscow
Art of the Feminine Gender, Russia’s Women Artists of the 15th to 20th Centuries, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
Businesswoman: Career and Life, All-Russia Exhibition Center, Culture Pavilion, Moscow
2001 Moscow, Hotel Moscow, Moscow
Fathers and Sons (exhibition by VP Studio Gallery), State Literary Museum, Moscow
Exhibition of New Acquisitions, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art,Moscow
Art Moskva international art fair (stand of the Foundation of National Art Collections), Central House of Artists, Moscow
East – West (artists’ ball, organized by gallery D-137), St. Petesburg
Dream Team, XL Gallery, Moscow
The figure of Timur Novikov in the new Russian art of the last third of the XX century, Gallery D-137, St. Petesburg
2000 Salute Attraction. / Interactive Art, Center of contemporary art named after A.Zverev, Moscow
Lovers of KLAVA (Exhibition of Avant-gardists Club in the framework of the 4th International Art Fair “Art Moscow”), Central House of Artists, Moscow
Doll from a Star, Museum of Architecture named after Shchusev, Moscow
1999 Russland ohne zeitgenoessisches Museum, Teil 2: Die Galerie XL in Moskau, Foyer Hochhaus W1 der Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany.
Pushkin: fantasies … Moscow Art Center on Neglinnaia, 14, Moscow
Moscow International Forum of Art Initiatives “The Cult of Culture / Communication”, New Manege, Moscow
Exhibition of new arrivals, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Memories. Memory errors, Museum and Exhibition Center RSUH, Moscow
R1 – Inspiration ease, Moscow Art Centre on Neglinnaya, Moscow
Girlfriends, Phoenix Gallery, Moscow
1998 Euroconstraction, Cultural and historical center Slavyanskiy, Moscow
History and historicism (Exhibition Association of Moscow galleries), Museum-Estate “Ostankino” (“Egyptian” Hall), Moscow
Villeroy & Boch: 250 years, Manege, Moscow
Moscow Forum of Art Initiatives “The control station senses”, Malyi Manege, Moscow
Motherland, Repin House Museum (branch of the Samara Regional Art Museum), Shiryaevo village, Samara region, Russia
Neoakademic photos from the collection of the New Academy of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg and private collections, Foreign Art Museum of Latvia, Riga
1997 New Russian Classicism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
The second point, Cultural Center Phoenix, Moscow
Own movies, Cinema “Kodak film world”, Moscow
The Moscow Studio, 1991-96: A Five Years Retrospective of Printmaking, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Women, American Cultural Center, Moscow
1996 New Russian Classicism, Yutelius Gallery, Vilnius
Clean Motherland, Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow
1994 Resistance and Renaissance: resistance and renewal, the classical tradition of art and history of photography, the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
Night of the Arts, Night club “Pilot”, Moscow
in Moskau… in Moskau… Badische Kunstverein, Karlsruhe
Winter Garden, Cultural Center “Phoenix”, Moscow
Apocalypse, Museum and Exhibition Center Russian State Humanitarian University, Moscow
1993 Collection d`Art Contemporain RINACO, Moscou 1993, Central House of Artists, Moscow – Caisse des Depots et Consignations, espace d’exposition (56 rue Jacob), Paris
Adresse provisoire pour l’art contemporain russe, Musee de la Poste, Paris
1992 Hearts of four (exhibition of the Institute of Contemporary Art), Officers Club Academy, Frunze, Moscow
1992 – 1993 a Mosca… a Mosca… (Exhibition organized by Paolo Sproveri and MC RF). Villa Campolieto, Herculaneum,Galleria Communale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna
1991 Roma – Mosca. Artisti giovani a confronto, Gallery Sprovieri, Rome
Aesthetic experience, Park Museum-Estate Kuskovo, Moscow
Contemporary Artists from Moscow, Seibu Art Forum, Tokyo
1991–1993 Perspectives of Conceptualism, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, The Clocktower Gallery (Institute of Contemporary Art, NY), New York,
North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.
1990 At the side of the object, Gallery Gardeners (exhibition hall Krasnogvardeisky District), Moscow
Good exhibition, First Gallery, Moscow
Sommer Atelier, Hannover 90, Hannover
XLIV Esposizione Internazionale D’Arte: La Biennale di Venezia, Pavilion of the USSR, Venice, Italy
In de USSR en Erbuiten, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
ZEN, Gallery Gardeners (exhibition hall Krasnogvardeisky District), Moscow
1989 Expensive Art (Exhibition of avant-garde art), Moscow Youth Palace, Moscow
… to 33, Youth Palace, Moscow
Inexpensive Art, First Gallery, Moscow
Rauschenberg – to us, we – to Rauschenberg, First Gallery, Moscow
East European Biennale, Pavilion of the USSR, Szczecin, Poland
Perspectives of Conceptualism (exhibition of the Club of the avant-garde), Showroom Proletarian District in Peresvetov side street, Moscow
1988 The 18th exhibition of young Moscow artists, Manege, Moscow
Exhibition of Azerbaijani artists, Central House of Artists, Moscow
Labirynth (from First Gallery) Moscow Youth Palace, Moscow
Krieg und Welt / War and Peace, Hamburg – Munich – The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad
New Art Forms, Lake Side Studio, Navy Pier, Chicago
1986 The 17th exhibition of young Moscow artists, Artist’s House at Kuznetsky Most, 11, Moscow
1984 The 16th exhibition of young Moscow artists, Artist’s House at Kuznetsky Most, 11, Moscow


The future depends on you. New rules, (“Avangard” magazine 2008)Is this an article? Who wrote it? What is the month in which it was issued?
Farzaliyev, Chingiz, Painting of Azerbaijan (Mega Basim: 2007)
WAM (World Art Museum) № 28/29 (catalogue) Who edited the catalogue? What was the name of the exhibition? Was the World Art Museum the publisher? What was the date of publication? Was Aidan referred to in an essay in the catalogue – if so, which essay and who wrote the essay?
Von Hardenberg, Irene, Atelierbesuche in Moskau, Berlin, New York (Gerstenberg Verlag: 2005)
Andrei Kovalev, Critical days, 68 Introduction to Modern Art 1992-2001. Моscow: Modest Kolerov & “three squares”. 2002 Is this a book or an article? Or is it an article or essay in a book? Who is the publisher – Modest Kolerov??
Kovalev, Andrei, Between the Utopias: New Russian Art During and After Perestroika (1985-1993) (Craftsman House: 1995)
Baigell, Renee, Baigell, Matthew, Peeling Potatoes, Painting Pictures: Women Artists in Post-Soviet Russia, Estonia and Latvia – The First Decade (Rutgers University Press: 2001)