Oleg Kulik, ‘Windows Series - Walrus’, 2000-2001, Léna & Roselli Gallery

Framed

First presented at Vennice Biennale 2000

About Oleg Kulik

Among the leading artists of post-Soviet Russia, Oleg Kulik has been producing edgy performances, sculptures, installations, and photographs since the mid-1990s. Through his art, he comments on Russia and the West, politics and power, and humankind’s place in and relationship to nature. Kulik began his career as a sculptor and curator at Moscow’s Regina Gallery, where he presented unconventional exhibitions. Describing his trajectory, he has said, “When I came to Moscow, I made glass sculptures—transparent figurative things—and nobody liked them. . . . Then I became a performer, created a huge scandal with my man-dog antics, got a show at Deitch Projects, and after that I felt the freedom to go on as an artist.” In some of Kulik’s most controversial performances, he transformed himself into a dog to reveal deeply troubling truths about human nature.

Russian, b. 1961, Kiev, Ukraine, based in Moscow, Russia

Solo Shows

2017
London,
Art Riot: Post Soviet Actionism

Group Shows

2018
2017
Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, 
Spoleto, Province of Perugia, Italy,
Cortesie per gli ospiti
2013
Moscow,
2012
Galleria PACK, 
Milan,
LA PELLE CHE ABITO
2012
Lentos Kunstmuseum, 
Linz, Austria,
Der nackte Mann