Yevgeniy Fiks | the artist

The artist Yevgeniy Fiks
Born 1972, Moscow, Russia.
Lives and works in New York, NY, .

Style and technique of the artist: Conceptual Art, Painting, Photography, Sydney Biennale,

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The tension between contemplation and participation underlies the work of the Moscow-born and New York-based Yevgeniy Fiks, who addresses the history and current cultural status of Soviet Communism in his paintings, photographs, and conceptual works…

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I conceived the first of these "communist" projects of mine while working on the exhibition Post-Diaspora: Voyages and Missions for the 1st Moscow Biennale in 2005. At that point I mused on the concept of an “update” of the notion of diaspora so that it would be in sync with the subjectivity of my generation of post-Soviet artists who moved to the West in the 1990s, when a major wave of post-Soviet immigration hit Western metropolises…

Yevgeniy Fiks traces forgotten chapters of history and, in doing so, exposes the ways in which cultures are shaped and their enemies constructed. In a number of recent works, Fiks has investigated the history of the Communist Party in various places around the world where he is invited to exhibit. Recently, he ‘mapped’ the American Communist Party history in New York and created the Communist Guide to New York (2008), identifying sites of significance and documenting a lost political history…