Born in 1959 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky. In 1976–1981, studied theater design and production at the Studio School of the Moscow Art Theater. Filippov was a fixture at the exhibitions of the APTART gallery and soon became a leading “Moscow conceptualism” artist of a new generation. When Perestroika began, Filippov was one of the organizers of the Club of Avant-Garde (KLAVA), the first institution of new, liberated Russian art. In the 1990s and 2000s, Filippov curated the Club’s exhibitions, which united Moscow conceptual artists of different generations.
In the late 1980s, Filippov was one of the artists taking part in the first official shows of contemporary Russian art abroad, where his emblematic installations became a symbol of independent art in the USSR. His Last Supper installation was one of those symbols after it was first exhibited at the Mosca – Terza Roma exhibition (Rome, 1989). Even the title of the show was taken from Filippov’s work, as the idea of Moscow being the Third Rome, both historically and geopolitically, is the cornerstone of the artist’s method.
In 2015, winner of the Kandinsky Prize in the nomination Project of the Year. Author and participant of several special projects at the 6th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (Ekaterina Cultural Foundation, Stella Art Foundation, CCI Fabrika). Participant of the Russian Dreams project at the Bass Museum of Art and author of the special project at the Modus R, Saw it! Exhibition in Miami, USA (2006).
Participated in exhibitions organized in Rome, Madrid, Frankfurt, Venice, Berlin, as well as the 1st Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art (2007), 3rd International Istanbul Biennale of Contemporary Art (1992), ARTKlyazma Festival of Contemporary Art (2002). Carried out numerous solo projects together with the E.K.ArtBureau (Moscow).
Artworks by Filippov can be viewed in the collections of the State Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum, Centre Pompidou (Paris, France), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (ММОМА), The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum (New Jersey, USA), The Nasher Museum of Art at the Duke University (Durham, USA), Musée d’art moderne in Saint-Étienne (France), Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst (Aachen, Germany), Amos Rex (Helsinki, Finland), as well as many private collections both in Russia and abroad.
E.K.ArtBureau was established by Elena Kuprina-Lyakhovich in 1991. Since 2021, Elena Eremenko has become a partner of the gallery. E.K.ArtBureau specializes in organizing exhibitions, representing artists, advising private collectors and carrying out research. E.K.ArtBureau is interested specifically in artists who emerged within Moscow Conceptualism in the 1970s and 1980s. Since 2009, E.K.ArtBureau has also been representing up-and-coming artists.
The gallery cooperates with such artists as Andrey Filippov, Nikolay Filatov, Lavrenty Bruni, Nikolay Panitkov, Yulia Zhdanova, Victoria Malkova, Sergey Khokhlov, Boris Matrosov, Sergey Mironenko and others.
The Red Garden
Exhibition of Achievements of Contemporary Artists