Farid Bogdalov

Farid Bogdalov

Farid Bogdalov was born in 1963 in the city of Lukhovitsy, Moscow Region. The artist developed his signature style during the late 1980s and the early 1990s. He completed his formal training with the Painting Department of the Surikov Moscow State Academic Art Institute, while his focus on issues of contemporary аrt was established during his time with the art squats on Furmanny Pereulok and Chistoprudny Boulevard. In 1990–1992, Farid worked as part of the BOLI group (Bogdalov―Litichevsky).

“Externally, from a formal standpoint, my works most frequently appear as paradoxes without any solution. Hence, even though the paradox does not express the truth, it clearly signifies that the truth is out there and, in a way, it highlights the truth.” — Farid Bogdalov.

Selected exhibitions: “Exhibition of Incomplete Works,” Zvezdochetov Studio, Furmanny Pereulok, Moscow (1989); “Les ateliers de la rue Furmann,” Zürich, Switzerland (1990); 3rd International Istanbul Biennial Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey (1992); “The Backbone of the Moscow Avant-Garde,” Chistoprudny Boulevard, Moscow (1993); “Between Arman and Buren,” Zverev Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow (1996); “The Nightmares of Lukomorye,” Fine Art Gallery, Moscow (2002); “Meeting of the Federal Assembly,” Manezh Exhibition Hall, Saint Petersburg (together with Sergey Kalinin, 2005); “Barocco,” Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2007); “National Treasure,” Sochi Olympic Games, Sochi (2014); “Exclusive,” President Nursultan Nazarbayev's Residence, Astana, Kazakhstan (2015); “The Advanced & The Enlightened,” solo exhibition at Leonid Bazhanov’s studio, Moscow (2018); “Monuments,” Komar&Melamid project, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2019).

Farid Bogdalov’s artworks are included in Russian and international private collections: Kolodzei Art Foundation, USA; Sam Harrell, USA; Pierre-Christian Brochet, France; Laudine Sotinelle, France; Marta Borie, Italy; Nicola Savoretti, Italy, etc.

Exhibition participant

Ninth Wave