Igor Chelkovski

Igor Сhelkovski is a russian artist, sculptor, publisher of the famous magazine «А-Я» (A-Z).

He graduated from Moscow 1905 Memorial Arts School. In 1962-66 he worked as a restorer of frescoes and icons in the Moscow Kremlin and Novgorod. Since the beginning of the 1970s he has been engaged in sculpture. In 1976 he emigrated to Paris, where, together with Alexander Sidorov, he published the legendary magazine «А-Я» (A-Z) (1979-1986), which introduced the Soviet art underground to the West. The magazine published the texts of Boris Groys and Dmitry Prigov, the works of Eric Bulatov, Ivan Chuikov, Fyodor Semyonov-Amursky and many other nonconformist artists. For his publishing activities in 1985 Chelkovski was deprived of citizenship of the USSR.

The first solo exhibitions of Igor Shelkovski took place in the 1990s in Germany and France. In 2013-2014 (November-February), the big exhibition «The Permanent Change» was held by the Multimedia Art Museum of Moscow (MAMM), and in 2017-2018 (December 15-May 20) – a retrospective «City of Roads» in the State Tretyakov Gallery.

Igor Shelkovski’s works are held by the Pompidou Center, the Russian Museum (Saint Petersburg), the Tretyakov Gallery, the Ludwig Foundation Museum in Vienna, the Zimmerli Museum and other museums in the world.

Selected solo exhibitions
2020 – “Clear Contours”, Alina Pinsky Gallery, Moscow
2019 – “Igor Chelkovski. People” The donation of Alina and Dmitry Pinsky, New Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2018 – “Igor Chelkovski. Variety of Images”, Alina Pinsky Gallery, Moscow
2017 – “Igor Chelkovski. City of Roads”, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2016 – ART4 Museum, Moscow
2014 – “Igor Chelkovski. Reflections on the Future”, Fine Art Gallery, Moscow
2013 – “Igor Chelkovski. The Constancy of Change”, MAMM, Moscow
2010 – “The Fictional House”. The State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
2009 – “Red, White, Black”, The State MAMM Museum, Moscow
2009 – Solo exhibition, Weiller Gallery, Paris, France
2009 – “Blue Skies”, Fine Art Gallery, Moscow
2006 – “Past Perfect”, Era Foundation for the Support of Visual Arts, Moscow
2006 – “Architectural projects, sculpture, painting”, Fine Art Gallery, Moscow
2002 – Weiler Gallery, Paris, France
2001 – Cassandra Gallery, Drobak, Norway
2001 – Karenina Gallery, Vienna, Austria
2000 – Le Scarabée Cultural Center, La Verriere, France
1997 – Cultural Center, Elancourt, France
1997 – Galerie Forum Lindentha, Cologne, Germany
1997 – Weiler Gallery, Paris, France
1995 – Gallery Oliver Schweden, Munich, Germany
1991 – Galerie Forum Lindentha, Cologne, Germany
1990 – Cassandra Gallery, Drobak, Norway
1969 – Hall of the Central House of Art Workers, Moscow

Main group exhibitions
2013 – “Russia XXI. Modern Russian Sculpture”, MAMM, Moscow
2012 – “Coordinates of the LXXV generation”. MAMM, Moscow
2011 – “Nails with their heads up”. Ark Gallery, Moscow
2010 – “City”, Open Gallery, Moscow
2010 – “The Masculine Beginning”, Open Gallery, Moscow
2009 – “Espace Nature”, Galerie Blue Square, Paris
2005 – “Russian Pop Art’, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2004 – “New Arrivals”, MAMM, Moscow
2003 – “Moscow abstraction. The second half of the twentieth century”. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
2002 – “Abstraction in Russia. The twentieth century”. State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg
1999 – Transparency. Institut Cochin, Paris, France
1995 – “From Gulag to Glasnost”, Zimmerli Art Museum, New Jersey, USA
1979 – “Twenty Years of Unofficial Art”, Bochum Museum, Germany
1978 – “Dissidents”, Museums of Lodi and Turin, Italy
1977 – May Salon, Paris, France
1977 – “New Soviet Art. Unofficial Prospective”, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
1976 – Leonid Sokov’s Studio, Moscow

Collection
Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Vase of flowers, 2005
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Red tower, 2003
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. City, 2020
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Sky city, 2020
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. House, 2020
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Two, 2003
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Female figure, 2005
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Female figure, 2005
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Sitting woman, 2004
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Sitting Man, 2003
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Male Figure, 2007
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Circle of Prisoners, 2004
Panel
Igor Chelkovski. Panel «Profiles», «Metro» series, 2013
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Three profiles, «Metro» series, 2003
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Two male figures at the table, 2002
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Hand, 2019
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Dog, 2002
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Black vase with flowers,2010
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Forest, 2019
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Bouquet, 2004
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Vase of flowers, 2003
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Art
Igor Chelkovski. Sky city, 2018
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Vase of flowers, 2007
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Tree, 2012
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. White Tree, 2012
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. White Tree, 2012
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Vase of flowers, 2003
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. City, 2018
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. City, 2018
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. White Tower, 2021
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. House, 2008
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Panel
Igor Chelkovski. Panel «Young man», 2006
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Panel
Igor Chelkovski. Panel «Young man», 2005
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Panel
Igor Chelkovski. Panel «Аgave», 2003
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Panel
Igor Chelkovski. Panel, 1989-1990
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Panel
Igor Сhelkovski. Panel, 1989-1990
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Man in the triangle, 2004
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Sculpture
Igor Chelkovski. Man in the rectangle, 2015
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Reliefs, 2019
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Reliefs, 2017
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Сloud, 2018
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Cloud №1, 2005
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Cloud, №2, 2005
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Cloud №3, 2005
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. City, 2008
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Relief «Moscow», 2008
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Moscow, 2008
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Metro, 2018
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Reliefs, «City» series, 2009
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Relief with three cities
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reliefs
Igor Сhelkovski. Reliefs, «Ornaments» series, 2015-2018
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Relief, «Summer days» series, 1997
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Relief, «Summer days» series, 1987
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Relief, «Summer days» series, 1987
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Relief, «Summer days» series, 1981
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Paintings
Igor Chelkovski. Portrait, 2003
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Graphics
Igor Chelkovski. Female Portrait, 2003
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Paintings
Igor Chelkovski. The «Flowers» series, 2005-2006
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Paintings
Igor Chelkovski. Composition, 2019
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Paintings
Igor Chelkovski. Untitled, 2019
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Paintings
Igor Chelkovski. Network, 2019
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Art
Igor Chelkovski. Two Dots, 2013
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Graphics
Igor Chelkovski. Big Dot, 2010
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Paintings
Igor Chelkovski. Abstract composition, 2019
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Paintings
Igor Chelkovski. Abstract composition, 2019
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Upholstered furniture
Igor Chelkovski. Three armchairs, 2018
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russian-collectible
Igor Chelkovski. Coffee table, 2019
Igor Chelkovski
reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Clouds over the city, 1977
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reliefs
Igor Сhelkovski. Relief, «Ornaments» series, 2020
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reliefs
Igor Chelkovski. Untitled № 42-44, 2000
Igor Chelkovski
Paintings
Igor Chelkovsky. Dot, 2007
Igor Chelkovski
Paintings
Игорь Шелковский. Две точки, 1997
Igor Chelkovski
Paintings
Igor Chelkovski. From the «Flags» series, 2004-2012
Igor Chelkovski
Video
Игорь Шелковский. Кресла, 2018
Ceramics
Igor Сhelkovski. Vase with ornaments, 2021
Igor Chelkovski
Ceramics
Igor Chelkovski. «Grey Day №1» Vase, 2021
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Ceramics
Igor Chelkovski. Vase, 2021
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Artworks
Igor Chelkovski. Portrait, 1991
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Artworks
Igor Chelkovski. Relief «‎City»‎, 2000
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Artworks
Igor Chelkovski. Japanese graphics, 1995
Igor Chelkovski