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Yevgeniy Fiks

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Yevgeniy Fiks was born in Moscow in 1972 and has been living and working in New York since 1994. Fiks has produced many projects on the subject of the Post-Soviet dialog in the West, among them: ?Lenin for Your Library?? in which he mailed V.I. Lenin?s text ?Imperialism: The Highest Stage of Capitalism? to one hundred global corporations as a donation for their corporate libraries; ?Communist Party USA,? a series of portraits of current members of Communist Party USA, painted from life in the Party?s national headquarters in New York City; and ?Communist Guide to New York City,? a series of photographs of buildings and public places in New York City that are connected to the history of the American Communist movement. Fiks? work has been shown internationally, including solo exhibitions at Winkleman Gallery and Common Room 2, both in New York (USA); Contemporary City Foundation, Marat Guelman Gallery, and ARTStrelka Projects in Moscow, and the State Museum of Russian Political History, St. Petersburg (Russia); and the Lenin-Museo, Tampere (Finland). His work has been included in the Biennale of Sydney (2008); Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007); and Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007 and 2005).

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