Monument to Cold War Victory

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. This includes exhibitions in the United States at Winkleman and Postmasters galleries (both in New York), Mass MoCA, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Marat Guelman Gallery in Moscow; Sala de Arte Público Siqueiros in Mexico City, and the Museu Colecção Berardo in Lisbon. His work has been included in the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (2011), Biennale of Sydney (2008) and Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007).

Stamatina Gregory is an independent curator and critic based in New York. In 2005-2006 she participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program, and from 2007-2009 she was the Whitney Lauder Curatorial Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, where she organized five exhibitions including “Carlos Motta: The Good Life,” “Kate Gilmore,” and “Tavares Strachan: Orthostatic Tolerance.” She has independently organized exhibitions at venues including FLAG Art Foundation, Winkleman Gallery, PPOW Gallery, the New York Center for Art and Media Studies, and Tyler School of Art. A doctoral candidate at The Graduate Center at the City University of New York, she writes on contemporary landscape photography, militarism, activism, and the media. She has written for publications including Art in America, ARTNews, and Modern Painters, and her work has been reviewed in publications including ArtForum, Art Info, Art Nexus, Art Papers, Bidoun, and The New York Times. She is currently visiting co-chair of the MFA program in visual art at the State University of New York, Purchase College.

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