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Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Biographical Documents





Ilya Kabakov

Born on September 30. 1933, Dnepropetrovsk (USSR)

1945–1951 Studied at the Art School, Moscow

1951–1957 at the V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute

Graduated in 1957 from V. Surikov Moscow State Academy Art Institute

Field of study: Graphic design and book illustration


Emilia Kabakov

Born on December 3. 1945, Dnepropetrovsk (USSR)

1952–1959 studied at the Music School, Moscow

1962–1966 Music College, Irkutsk, Dnepropetrovsk (USSR)

1969–1972 University, Moscow

Field of study: Spanish Language and Literature

1973 immigrated to Israel from USSR

Since 1975 lives and works as curator, art adviser in New York

Works with Ilya since 1989


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov live and work in New York




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Unfinished Paintings of Charles Rosenthal, Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp, March 16–August 31, 2019.




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Quotations, Sprovieri, London, November 24, 2017–February 17, 2018.


Ilya Kabakov: New Paintings¸ Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, October 19, 2017–January 6, 2018.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will be Taken into the Future, Tate Modern, London, October 18, 2017–January 28, 2018. Traveled to: State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg, April 21–July 29, 2018; The Tretyakov Museum, Moscow, September 6, 2018–January 13, 2019. (Catalogue)


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), 1986, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, London, September 14–November 11, 2017.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., September 7, 2017–March 4, 2018. (Catalogue)


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Paintings 2012–2015, Kewenig, Berlin, February 11–April 15, 2017.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Ship of Tolerance, Turner Contemporary, Margate, United Kingdom, September–October 2017.




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Ship of Tolerance, Zug, Switzerland, September 2016.


From Rodchenko to Kabakov, La Ollezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati, Lugano Arte e Cultura, Switzerland, September–October 2016.


Art & Language and Ilya Kabakov: The Non-objective World, Sprovieri Gallery, London, September 30–December 21, 2016.


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, opened May 14, 2016.




Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: New Paintings, Pace Gallery, 508 and 510 West 25th Street, New York, December 11, 2015–January 23, 2016.




Angelología: utopía y ángeles, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Antiguo Colegio de San Ildefonso, Mexico City, August 28–January 11, 2015.


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Paintings about the Sun, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, June 6–July 12, 2014.


Ilya Kabakov and Swiss collections- I'm Starting to Forget, Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland, May 25–August 17, 2014.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Printed Utopias? Editionen 1997–2014, Mike Karstens, Muenster, May 18–June 28, 2014.


Monumenta 2014: The Strange City—Ilya And Emilia Kabakov, Grand Palais, Paris, May 10–June 22, 2014. Travelled to: as Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Dream City, Power Station of Art, Shanghai, August 7–December 6, 2015.


El Lissitzky – Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Utopia and Reality, Kunsthaus Graz, Austria, February 7–May 11, 2014.




Dreaming and Flying: Ilya Kabakov for Children, Sprengel Museum, Hanover, Germany, December 1, 2013–January 21, 2014.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: A Collective Memory, Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, United Arab Emirates, November 23, 2013–February 23, 2014.


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Pace Gallery, 32 East 57th Street, New York, November 2–December 21, 2013 (extended through January 25, 2014). (Catalogue)


The Ship Of Tolerance, Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, May–September 2013. Concurrent with: Garage Center in Groky Park, Moscow.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Vertical Paintings and Other Works, Ivory Press, Madrid, April 9–May 18, 2013.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Happiest Man, Ambika P3, University of Westminster, London, March 27–April 21, 2013.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Two Mountains, Sprovieri Gallery, London, March 27–May 11, 2013.




Lissitzky - Kabakov, Utopia and Reality, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, December 1, 2012–April 28, 2013. Traveled to: as Utopia and Reality. El Lissitzky, Ilya and Emilia Kabakovs, State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, June 28–August 25, 2013; Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow, September 17–November 17, 2013; Kunsthaus Graz, Austria, February 7–May 11, 2014. (Catalogue)


Monument of Lost Civilization, Red October Gallery, Moscow, October 25, 2012–January 31, 2013.


The Happiest Man, Hangar Bicocca, Milan, June 22–September 2, 2012.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Galerieartist, Istanbul, June 1–30, 2012.


The Appearance of the Collage, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, May 31–June 30, 2012. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: A Return to Painting, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, January 29–May 6, 2012. Traveled to: Henie Onstad Art Centre, Høvikodden, Norway, May 24–September 16, 2012. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, January 19–March 3, 2012. (Catalogue)




Ilya i Emilia Kabakov: “Angelology,” Rondo Sztuki Galeria, November 25, 2011–January 5, 2012.


The Study of Kabakov, Edelman Arts, New York, October 18–December 23, 2011.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Hemphill Fine Arts, Washington, D.C., September 10–October 29, 2011.


The Ship Of Tolerance, Sharjah, Unted Arab Emirates, March 18–June 8, 2011.


The Man Who Never Threw Anything Away, Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway, February 20– June 1, 2011.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Center Of Cosmic Energy and Center Of Creativity, Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne, January 28–April 7,11


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Galleria Lia Rumma, Milan, January 19–March 3, 2011.




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Someone Under the Carpet, Wolfgang Roth & Partners Fine Art, Miami, December 1, 2010–January 15, 2011.


Angeologia, The Model Arts and Niland Gallery, Sligo, Ireland, October 23–January 23, 2011.



The Man Who Flew into Space from his Apartment, Nasjonalmuseet for Kunst, Arkitektur og Design, Oslo, October 16, 2010–February 1, 2011. Traveled to: Bergen Kunstmuseum, Norway, February 20, 2011–June 1, 2011.


The Printer’s Mistake: Ilya and Emilia Kavakov, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, June 25–July 25, 2010.


Ilya and Emilia: Kabakov: The Cannon, Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, May 14–July 3, 2010.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Flying Painting, Sprovieri, London, March 30–May 29, 2010. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Orbis Pictus, Der Kinderbuchillustrator al seine soziale Figur, Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland, March 21–June 20, 2010. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Flying Paintings, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris, March 17–April 20, 2010 (Catalogue)




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Under The Snow, Sprovieri, London, November 17, 2009–January 16, 2010. (Catalogue)


The Life of Flies, Winsavod, TsEKh Belogo, Moscow, September 15–October 15, 2008.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Tennis Game, Galleria Continua, Le Moulin, France, June 27–October 4, 2009.


Ilya and Emilia: Under The Snow, Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Mallorca, June 12–September 6, 2009.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Galleria Continunua, San Gimignano, Italy, May 23–August 29, 2009.


Entre Libre: Ilya Kabakov, 52 entretiens dans la cuisine communautaire (Between Free: Ilya Kabakov, 52 Interviews in the Community Kitchen), Galerie du Dourven, Trédrez-Locquémeau, France, February 7–March 22, 2009.




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: I Sleep in the Orchard, Sprovieri, London, December 5, 2008–February 14, 2009. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The White Cub and Other Works, Arndt & Partner Gallery, Berlin, September 23–November 25, 2008.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: What We Shall See After Death, Atlas Sztuki Gallery, Lodz, September 26–November 16, 2008.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Retrospective, State Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, and Contemporary Art Center Winzavod, Moscow, September 15–October15, 2008. (Catalogue for each venue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Canon and Other Works, Thaddeaus Ropac Gallery, Salzburg, Austria. August 30–October 30, 2008. (Catalogue)




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Under The Snow, Museum am Ostwall, Dortmund, October 21, 2007–January 27, 2008. Traveled to: Sara Hildén Art Museum, Tampere, Finland, February 23–April 27, 2008; Centro de Arte Contemporáneo, Malaga, November 7, 2008–February 15, 2009; Museum der Moderne, Salzburg, Austria, 2009. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Present: Ilya Kabakov. Orbis Pictus. Children’s Book Illustrator as a Social Character, The Museum of Modern Art, Hayama, Japan, September 15–November 11, 2007. Traveled to: Hiroshima City Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan, December 8, 2007–January 27, 2008; The Setagaya Art Museum, Japan, February 9–April 6, 2008; Ashikaga Museum of Art, Ashikaga City, Japan, July 19–September 14, 2008. (Catalogue)


Paintings “Under The Snow”, Sept. 11. 2007


Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, TR3 Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 11–October 9, 2007. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Center Of Cosmic Energy, Tufts University Art Gallery, Medford, Massachusetts, September 6–November 11, 2007. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Ship of Tolerance, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, June 6. 2007–November 21, 2007.




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Installation and Theatre, Versicerungskammer Bayern, Munich, September 25, 2006–January 1, 2007. (Catalogue)


The Ship of Siwa: Drawings, L’Opéra national de Paris, September 18, 2006–February 15, 2007.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Under the Snow, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, September 9–October 14, 2006


Ilya Kabakov, Galerie Brigitte Schenk, Cologne, July 5–August 5, 2006.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Rooms No. 2 & 3, Kewenig Galerie, Cologne, April 29–June 1, 2006. (DVD)


Ilya Kabakov: Paintings, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, April 22–May27, 2006.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Thaw, Deweer Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, March 3–April 23, 2006. (Catalogue)


10 Albums by Ilya Kabakov, Atlas Sztuki Gallery, Lodz, January13–March 5, 2006.




Ilya and Emilia Kabokov: The Ship of Siwa: Installation and Performance, Siwa, Eypt, October 23–October 29, 2005.


Ilya and Emilia Kabokov: The White Cube, Sprovieri, London, October 21–December 21, 2005 (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: House of Dreams, Serpentine Gallery, London, October 15, 2005–January 8, 2006. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov, Ratti Foundation, Como, Italy, April 30, 2005. (one day installation at FAR)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Where is Our Place?, Musée Les Abattoirs, Toulouse, France, March 8–June 5 2005. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Paintings for the Label (Label for Chateau Mouton Rothschild), The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, February 22–March 8, 2005. Traveled to: Pushkin Museum, Moscow. (Catalogue)




Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. We Are Free!, Stella Art Foundation in Skaryatinsky pereulok, Moscow, December 16, 2004–January 30, 2005. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Warzawa-Moskwa / Mockva-Bapwava 1900–2000, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, November 17, 2004–January 30, 2005. Traveled to: The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, November 19, 2004–January 30, 2005.


The Empty Museum by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Tallin Art Hall, Estonia, November 7, 2004–January 2, 2005.


Where is Our Place? by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, MAXXI, Museum of Contemporary Art, Rome, November 5, 2004–February 6 2005. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopia City and Other Projects, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, September 12–November 14, 2004. Traveled to: Kunsthaus Zug, Switzerland, February 27–June 5, 2005; Albion Gallery, London, October 13–December 22, 2005. (Catalogue).


Prints by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Mike Kartsens Editions, Münster, September 11–December 12, 2004.


The Teacher and the Student, Charles Rosenthal and Ilya Kabakov, Cleveland Museum of Contemporary Art, Ohio, September 9, 2004–January 2, 2005. (Catalogue)


Incident in the Museum and Other Installations, New York. The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, June 23–August 29, 2004. (Catalogue)


Twenty Ways to Get an Apple Listening to the Music of Mozart and other works by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, January 30–March 6, 2004.


The Empty Museum by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, The Sculpture Center, Long Island City, New York, January 11–April 11, 2004.




10 Albums by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, December 4, 2003–February 29, 2004.


Ilya Kabakov: Photo and video, the documentation of a life and creativity, House of Photography, Moscow. October 1–20, 2003.


Ilya Kabakov, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, August 8–September 1, 2003.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Where is Our Place? 50th Venice Biennial, Fondazione Querini Stampalia, Venice, June 12–September 7, 2003. Traveled to: Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, May 29–August 8, 2004; Museo Nazionale delle Art del XXI Secolo, Rome, November 5, 2004–February 6, 2005. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Center of Cosmic Energy, Clara Maria Sels Galerie, Dusseldorf, April 29–July 12, 2003.


Ilya Kabakov: Meet the Angel, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, New York, January 10–February 28, 2003.




Ilya Kabakov: Children’s books and Related Drawings 1956–1987, Chinati Foundation, Marfa, Texas, October 2002–April 2003. (Brochure)


Ilya Kabakov: The Toilet in the Corner, Sprovieri, London, October 3–November 16, 2002.


Not Everyone Will Be Taken into the Future. Materialien zur Installation, Galerie im Traklhaus, Salzburg, August 8–September 14, 2002. Traveled to: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, November 22, 2002–January 7, 2003. (Catalogue)


Ausgestellt / Vorgestellt VI. Ilya Kabakov für Christian Tomaszewski, Skulpturen Museum Glaskasten, Marl, Germany, March 9–May 5, 2002. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Universal System of Depicting Everything, Kunsthalle Göppingen, Göppingen, Germany, February 10–March 31, 2002. (Catalogue)




Ilya Kabakov: 10 Characters – Albums and Installation Monument to a Lost Glove, The Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, July 13–September 30, 2001.


Ilya Kabakov, Galerie Clara Maria Sels, Düsseldorf, June 23–August 4, 2001.


The Tennis Game II, with Boris Groys, Galleria Continua, San Gimignano, Italy, March 25–May 27, 2001.


20th August, 1968, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, March 18–May 1, 2001.


Llya and Emilia Kabakov: 20 Ways to Get an Apple, Listening to the Music of Mozart, Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio, inaugurated February 10–June 10, 2001. (Catalogue)


Llya and Emilia Kabakov: The Empty Bottle: Mother and Child, Art, Design, and Architecture Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, February 9–30, 2001.




Ilya Kabakov stellt vor: Leben und Werk von Charles Rosenthal 1898–1933 (Ilya Kabakov Presents: The Life and Creativity of Charles Rosenthal 18981933), Das Städel, Frankfurt am Main, December 10–March 4, 2001. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Il Bambino Malato (The Sick Child), Galleria Lia Rumma, Naples, November 25, 2000–February 28, 2001.


Ilya Kabakov: 1969–1998, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, June 25–September 3, 2000. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Palace of Projects. 69th Regiment Armory, New York, June 15–July 10, 2000.


Ilya Kabakov. 50 Installationen, Kunstmuseum Bern, April 7–June 25, 2000. Traveled to: Museum Wiesbaden, Germany. December 3, 2000–March 4, 2001; Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Germany, March 22–June 4, 2001. (Catalogue)




Ilya Kabakov: Das angeflogene Archiv / The Arriving Archive, Galerie der Stadt Backnang, Turmschulhaus, Backnang, Germany, December 11, 1999–January 30, 2000. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Der Rote Waggon / The Red Wagon, Museum Wiesbaden, Germany, October 31, 1999–March 31, 2000. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Life and Creativity of Charles Rosenthal, Contemporary Art Center, Art Tower Mito, Japan, August 7–November 3, 1999. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Old Reading Room, Universiteitsbibliotheek, Universiteit von Amsterdam, Doelenzaal, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. July 8–August 6, 1999. (Catalogue)


The Boat of My Life: Ilya Kabakov, Duke University Museum of Art, Durham, North Carolina, June 25–October 17, 1999. Traveled to: The David Winton Bell Gallerie, List Art Center, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, November 13–December 31, 1999; Milwaukee Art Museum, Wisconsin, January 20–April 30, 2000; Aspen Art Museum, Colorado, June 2–July 23, 2000; Nexus Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, September 1–October 31, 2000.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov (on the occasion of the master-course), Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Chiesa di San Francesco, Como, Italy, June 25–September 10, 1999.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Monument to a Lost Civilization / Monumento alla civiltà perduta, Cantieri Culturali alla Zisa, Palermo, April 16–June 27, 1999. (Catalogue)




Ilya Kabakov: Zeichnungen / Tekeningen / Drawings, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, December 4, 1998–February 21, 1999. Traveled to: Sprengel Museum, Hannover, March 14–May 16, 1999. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov in Moscow, Manezh and Soros Center, Moscow, December 4, 1998–January 5, 1999.


My Grandfather’s Shed, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, December 1, 1998–January 9, 1999.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Children’s Hospital, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, November 20, 1998–April 11, 1999. (Pamphlet)


Ilya Kabakov: My Grandfather’s Shed, Mönchehaus-Museum für Moderne Kunst, Goslar, Germany, October 17, 1998–January 3, 1999. (Catalogue)


The Boat of My Life, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, September 18–November 1, 1998. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Treatment with Memories, Nationalgalerie im Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum für Gegenwart, Berlin, May 15–August 30, 1998. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: 16 Installaties / 16 Installations, Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst, Antwerpen, Belgium, April 17–August 23, 1998. (Catalogue)


The Collector, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Salzburg, April 4–May 15, 1998.


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Palace of Projects, The Roundhouse, London, March 24–May 10, 1998. Traveled to: Upper Campfield Market, Manchester; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, December 10, 1998–April 30, 1999. (Catalogue)


Een Ontemoeting, Vstrecha / A Meeting: Jan Fabre and Ilya Kabakov, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, January 1–March 15, 1998. Traveled to: Rozenboomkammer, Diepenheim, The Netherlands, February 28–March 14; 1999; Ar/ge Kunst Galerie Museum, Bolzano, Italy, July 9–September 4, 1999. (Catalogue)




Zeichnungen und Alben / Drawings and Albums, Galerie Weisses Schloss (Galerie Raymond Bollag), Zurich, November 9, 1997–January 11, 1998.


The Hospital: Five Confessions, Capp Street Project, San Francisco, October 30, 1997–January 31, 1998. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: The Reading Room, Guild Hall Museum, East Hampton, New York, June 28–July 27, 1997. (Catalogue)


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: 20 Ways to Get an Apple Listening to the Music of Mozart, Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia, May 12, 1997.


The Artist’s Library, Satani Gallery, Tokyo, March 29–May 2, 1997.


Ilya Kabakov: Monument to a Lost Glove. New York. Traffic Triangle at 23rd Street and Broadway, New York, March 17, 1997–March 10, 1998.


The Life of Flies, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, March 1–April 5, 1997.




Ilya Kavakov: Stimmen hinter der Tür / Voices Behind the Door, Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig, Kutscherhaus der Herfurthschen Villa, Lipsia, Germany, November 23–December 22, 1996. (Catalogue)


Sur le toit / Op het Dak / On the Roof, Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles, June 7–September 8, 1996. (Catalogue)


Books: A Retrospective of Drawings, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York, May 2–25, 1996.


Ilya Kabakov: Der Lesesaal: Bilder, Leporellos und Zeichnungen / The Reading Room: Paintings, Leporellos and Drawings, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, April 19–July 28, 1996. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov Storyteller: Installationer og ikke-realiserede projekter / Installations and Unrealized Projects, Køge Bugt, Kulturhus, Portalen i Greve, Denmark, January 19–March 17, 1996. Traveling to: Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark, April 14–June 9, 1996. (Catalog)




Ilya Kabakov: Incident at the Museum, or Water Music (music by Vladimir Tarasov), Centro de Arte Moderna da Fundação Gulbenkian, Lisbon, August 31–October 22, 1995.


Ilya Kabakov: Ein Meer von Stimmen: Eine Neuerwerbung der Emanuel Hoffmann-Stiftung und Werke aus der Zeit von 1965 bis 1993 in Schweizer Sammlungen / A Sea of Voices: A New Acquisition of the Emanuel Hoffmann Foundation and works from 1965 to 1993 in Swiss collections, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Basel, August 13–November 12, 1995. (Catalogue)


Boot meines Lebens und Nicht ausgeführte Projekte / The Boat of My Life and Unrealized Projects, Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden, July 15–August 6, 1995.


Le Collectionneur / The Collector, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris, May 19–July 13, 1995. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: C’est ici que nous vivons / We Are Living Here, Forum du Centre national d’art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Museé national d’art moderne, Centre de création industrielle, Paris, May 17–September 4, 1995. (Catalogue)




The Red Corner, Kulturhuset, Stockholm, September 22, 1994–January 8, 1995.


Personal Stories: A History of the Universe, The Hammond Galleries, Lancaster, Ohio, July 19–September 4, 1994. (Catalogue)


Óframkvaemd verkefni / Unrealized Projects, Önur Hæd Sýningarsalur, Reykjavik, June 4–July 31, 1994. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: In der Wohnung von Viktor Nikolajewich / In the Apartment of Victor Nicolaevich, Jablonka Galerie, Cologne, May 31–June 30, 1994.


Ilya Kabokov / Joseph Kosuth: Korytarz dwóch banalnósci / The Corridor of Two Banalities, Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, April 25–September 3, 1994. (Catalogue)


Le bateau de ma vie: l’album de ma mere: la rivière souterraine dorée / The Boat of My Life: My Mother’s Album: The Golden Underground River, Le Magasin, Centre National d’Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France, April 17–July 17, 1994. (Catalogue)


Zwischenfall im Museum oder Wassermusik / Incident at the Museum or Water Music (music by Vladimir Tarasov), Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany, March 17–June 5, 1994.


Die Verzweiflung des Künstlers oder die Verschwörung der Untalentierten / Artist’s Despair or Conspiracy of the Untalented, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, March 2–April 22, 1994. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Leikkaussali: Äiti ja poika / 5 Albums: Installation: Operation Room: Mother and Son. Traveled to: Ateneum, Helsinki, February 3–April 10, 1994; Museet for Samtidskunst, Oslo, October 8, 1994–January 8, 1995. (Catalogue)




Ilya Kabakov: Das Boot meines Lebens / The Boat of My Life, Salzburger Kunstverein, Salzburg, August 11–October 3, 1993. (Artist’s book)


Ilya Kabakov: Incident at the Museum or Water Music (music by Vladimir Tarasov), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, July 10–September 21, 1993. (Catalogue)


Das leere Museum (The Empty Museum), Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste, Frankfurt am Main, February 11–March 19, 1993.


Ilya Kabakov: Het Grote Archief (The Grand Archive), Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, January 29–March 28, 1993. (Catalogue)




Ilya Kabakov: NOMA oder Der Kreis der Moskauer Konzeptualisten (NOMA or The Moscow Conceptual Circle), Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, December 10, 1992–February 6, 1993. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov, Galleria Sprovieri, Rome, November 21, 1992–January 21, 1993. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Illustration as a Way to Survive, Kanaal Art Foundation, Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Kortrijk, Belgium, October 10–December 20, 1992. Traveled to: Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, April 14–June 15, 1993; Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow, July 24–September 4, 1993. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Ter Nagedachternis aan Aangename Herinneringen / In Memory of Pleasant Recollections, Deweer Art Gallery, Otegem, Belgium, October 10–November 8, 1992. (Catalogue)


Unaufgehängtes Bild / Unhung Painting, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, October 1992. (artist’s book)


Incident at the Museum or Water Music (music by Vladimir Tarasov), Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, September 12–October 17, 1992.


Dans la Cuisine Communautaire: Noveaux documents et matériaux / On the Communal Kitchen: New Documents and Materials, Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris, May 20–July 18, 1992. (Catalogue)


He Lost His Mind, Undressed, Ran Away Naked, Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, February 28–April 5, 1992.


Ilya Kabakov: Das Leben der Fliegen / The Life of Flies, Kölnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, February 2–March 29, 1992. (Catalogue)




Ilya Kabakov: 52 Entretiens dans la Cuisine Communautaire / 52 Dialogues on the Communal Kitchen Ateliers (with Yuri Kuper), Ateliers municipaux d’artistes, Marseille, December 20, 1991–January 25, 1992. Traveled to: La Criée, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes, France, July 4–September 26, 1992. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov, Sezon Museum of Modern Art, Nagano, Japan, July 13–October 10, 1991.


Die Zielscheiben / The Targets, Galerie Peter Pakesch, Vienna, February 12–March 16, 1991.


Meine Heimat: Die Fliegen / My Motherland: The Flies, Galerie Wewerka & Weiss, Berlin, February 4–March 23, 1991.




Das Schiff, Neue Galerie, Sammlung Ludwig, Aachen, Germany, September 30–November 30, 1990.


Ilya Kabakov: 7 Ausstellungen eines Bildes / Seven Exhibitions of a Painting, Kasseler Kunstverein, Kassel, May 13–June 24, 1990. (Catalogue)


Directions: Ilya Kabakov. Ten Characters, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., March 7–June 3, 1990. (Brochure)


The Rope of Life and Other Installations, Fred Hoffman Gallery, Santa Monica, January 13–February 10, 1990.


He Lost his Mind, Undressed, Ran Away Naked, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York, January 6–February 3, 1990.




Two Albums, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany.


Who Are These Little White Men?, Investigations 31: Ilya Kabakov, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, December 14, 1989–January 28, 1990. (Brochure)


Ilya Kabakov: Ausstellung eines Buches, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, December 9, 1989–January 28, 1990. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov, Appel Foundation, Amsterdam, October 6–November 4, 1989. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov, Mikahil Grobman: The Beautiful Sixties in Moscow, The Genia Shreiber University Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv University, September 19–December 4, 1989. (Brochure)


Ilya Kavakov: Two Albums, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany, June 16–July 21, 1989.


Das Schiff, Die Kommunalwohnung, zwei Installationen von Ilya Kabakov / The Ship, The Communal Apartment: Two Installations by Ilya Kabakov, Kunsthalle Zürich, June 2–July 30, 1989. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: The Untalented Artist and Other Characters, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, February 23–April 23, 1989. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: 10 Albums, 10 Character, Riverside Studios, London, February 21–April 2, 1989. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Que sont ces petits hommes? / Who Art These Little Men?, Galerie de France, Paris, January 29–March 4, 1989. (Catalogue)




Ilya Kabakov: Ten Albums, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, October 7–November 6, 1988. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Ten Characters, Ronald Feldman Fine Art, New York, April 30–June 4, 1988. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov: Vor dem Abendessen / Before Supper, Opernhaus Graz, Austria, (Grazer Kunstverein), March 20–April 8, 1988. (Catalogue)




Rauminstallationen und Bildwerke aus den 80er Jahren / Installations and Paintings from the Eighties, Neue Galerie, Schlössli Götzental, Dierikon, Switzerland, August 15–September 3, 1986.




Ilya Kabakov: Am Rande / Along the Edge, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, August 31–November 18, 1985. Traveled to: Galerie de la Vieille Charité, Marseille, January 18–March 2, 1986; Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf, June 6–August 3, 1986; Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, November 19–January 11, 1987. (Catalogue)


Ilya Kabakov, Galerie Dina Vierny, Paris, France, June 11–July 13, 1985. (Catalogue)