Boris Mikhailov
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Project(s) at West
2008.03
Peter Martens
 
*1938 Kharkov, former USSR, works and lives in Berlin and Kharkov.
 

exhibitions solo
2007
Banzai!, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
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Look at me I look at Water, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
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Barbara Gross Galerie, M√ľnchen, Germany
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Yesterday, kunst Meran im Haus der Sparkasse, Meran, Austria
2006
Yesterday's Sandwich, Shugoarts, Tokyo, Japan
2005
Butterbrot, Galerie Ilka Bree, Bordeaux, France
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Look at me I look at Water, Centre de la Photographie, Geneve, Switserland
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Look at me I look at water / If I were a German / I am not I, Suzanne Tarasiecuve Paris, Paris , France
2004
Palau de la Virreina, Barcelona, Spain
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In the Street, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
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TV-Mania, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Germany
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Galeria Helga de Alvear, Madrid, Spain
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Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston MA), USA
2003
Private Freuden, lastende Langeweile, offentlicher Zerfall, eine Retrospektive, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
2002
TV Mania, Galerie Barbara Weiss, Berlin, Germany
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The Insulted and the Injured, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, USA
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TV Mania, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Austria
2001
Case History & Heiner Mumller Projekt, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany
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BildMuseet, Umea, Sweden
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Orchard Gallery, Derry, UK
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The Photographic Museum, Helsinki, Finland
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Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2000
2000 Hasselblad Award Winner, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
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The Photographers` Gallery, London, UK
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Dvir Galerie, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany
1999
By the Ground, Museum of Modern Art, Ljubliana, Slovenia
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Museo Querini Stampalia, Venice, Italy
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Case History, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany
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Case History and Dance, Scalo Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
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Centre National de la Photographie, Paris, France
1998
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Les Misearables (About the World), Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany
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Peri Center of Photography, Turku, Finland
1997
Photomania, DAAD Galerie, Berlin, Germany
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Crimean Grafomania, Galerie in der Brotfabrik, Berlin, Germany
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Hippolyte Photographie Galerie, Helsinki, Finland
1996
Kunsthalle Zurich, Switzerland
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A Retrospective, SCCA, Soros Center of Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine
1995
Portikus, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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After the Fall, The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA
1994
Hotel Europa, Foto Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Perspektief Photographic Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
1992
Werke von 1970 - 1991, Forum Stadtpark, Graz, Switzerland
1990
Museum of Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Arles - Paris 1989, Signalhallen, Armate;museum, Stockholm, Sweden
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The Missing Picture, Alternative Zeitgenossische Fotografie aus der Sowjetunion, List Visual Arts Center, MIT, Cambridge MA, UK
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Union Bank Collection, Helsinki, Finland
 

exhibitions group
2008
Faire et d'afaire, quest toujours travailler, Galerie West, Den Haag, The Netherlands
2007
Hot + Bothered: Looking at the Landscape/Thinking about the World, Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, USA
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What does the jellyfish want?, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
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52. Biennale Venedig, Pavillon der Ukraine, Venetia, Italy
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Der Kontrakt des Fotografen, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
2006
Der Kontrakt des Fotografen, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin, Germany
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In the Face of History: European Photographers in the 20th Century, Barbican Art Gallery, London, UK
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Twilight-Photography in the Magic Hour, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
2005
Circa Berlin, Nikolaj, Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center
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Minimalist Kitsch & Visionäre Sammlung Vol.1, Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich
2004
Verworpenen en Zondaskinderen, De Hallen, Haarlem, The Netherlands
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Social Creatures. How Body becomes Art / Soziale Kreaturen. Wie kurper Kunst wird, Sprengel Museum Hannover, Germany
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The Beauty of Darkness, Reflex Modern Art Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Berlin-Moskau / Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000, Staatliche Tretjakow-Galerie, Moskow, Russia
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Photo Exhibition, Barbara Gross Galerie, Munich, Germany
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Fotografia Verbal: Ilya Kabakov, Boris Mikhailov, Museuserralves, Museu de Arte Contamporanea, Porto, Portugal
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Privatisierungen. Zeitgenossische Kunst aus Osteuropa, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Germany
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Channel Zero, Netherlands Media Arts Institute/Montevideo TBA, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Dorf in die Metropole - Rohkunstbau in Berlin, Studio 1, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
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Architektur der Obdachlosigkeit. Biss zu Gast in der Berlinischen Galerie, Berlinische Galerie, Germany
2003
Witness. Contemporary Artists document our Time, Barbican Gallery, London, UK
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Cruel + Tender, The Real in the Twentieth-Century Photograph, Tate Modern, London, UK
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Warum, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
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Berlin/Moskau, Moskau/Berlin 1950-2000, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, Germany
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Mircro Politicas (3). Arte Y Cotidianidad, Espai De L'Art Contemporani De Castello, Castello
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Traumfabrik Kommunismus, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
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Auf der Suche nach Identität. Boris Mikhailov und Studierende der HGB Leipzig, Hochschule fur Grafik und Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany
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Architektur der Obdachlosigkeit, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
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cruel + tender / zartlich + grausam. Fotografie und das Wirkliche, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany
2002
Sand in der Vaseline. Kunstlerbucher II, 1980-2002, Kaiser Wilhelm Museum, Krefeld, Germany
2001
From the 60 until now..., Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
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The Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize 2001, The Photographer's Gallery, London, UK
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Remake Berlin, DAAD Galerie , Berlin, Germany
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Home/Homless, Bo01 City of Tomorrow, Malmo, Sweden
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Remake Berlin, Internationale de la Photographie d'Arles 2001, Arles, France
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Trade, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Austria
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Autowerke, Franz Hals Museum Haarlem, The Netherlands
2000
Remake Berlin, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Austria
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12th Biennale of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
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Museum fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Ljubiljana, Slovenia
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Positions Attitudes Actions, Social and Political Commitment in Photography, Foto Biennale Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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How you look at it. Fotografien des 20. Jahrhunderts, Sprengel Museum, Hannover and Städelsches Kunstinstitut, Frankfurt, Germany
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BMW Collection: Autowerke, Hamburg, Munich, Germany
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Global Conceptualism. Points of Origin, 1950s-1980s, MIT, Cambridge , UK
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After the Wall, Kunst und Kultur im postkommunistischen Europa, Ludwig Museum Budapest and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Germany
1999
Future is Now, Ukrainische Kunst in den Neunzigern, Museum fur Zeitgenossische Kunst, Zagreb, Croatia
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After the Wall, Kunst und Kultur im postkommunistischen Europa, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
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Ich und die Anderen, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Karlsruhe; Munchener Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
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Global Conceptualism: Points of Origin, 1950s - 1980s, Queens Museum of Art, New York, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis,
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Miami Art Museum, Miami; Vancouver; MIT, Cambridge
1998
Nobuyoshi Araki & Boris Mikhailovv, Galerie Satani, Tokyo, Japan
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Richard Billingham & Boris Mikhailov, Galerie Barbara Gross, Munich, Germany
1996
Russian Jewish Artists in a Century of Change: 1890 - 1990, The Jewish Museum, New York, USA
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10th Biennale of Sydney, Australia
1995
If I were a German..., Galerie in der Brotfabrik und Galerie Andreas Weiss, Berlin, Germany
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Zeitgenossische Russische Fotografie, Akademie der Kunste, Berlin and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin, Germany
1994
Photo-reclamation, Photographers` Gallery, London, John Hansard Gallery and University of Southhampton, UK
1993
New Photography 9, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
1992
Herbarium, The Photographic Experience in Contemporary Russian Art, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna, Austria
1991
Carnegie International, The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, USA
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Photo Manifesto, Museum of Contemporary Art, Baltimore, USA
1990
Internationale Biennale der Photographie, Turino, Italy
1989
Ny Sovjetisk Fotografi, Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
 

Bibliography (selection)
2007
Banzai!, Art Times, www.art-times.ru, November, 21, .2007
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Eric Aichinger, Fremde Sitten, Boris Mikhailov bei Barbara Weiss, www.artnet-magazine.de, 9th November, 2007
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Christine Meffert, Boris Mikhailov, Die Zeit-Zeitmagazin Leben, Nr. 41, Oktober 4, 2007
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Boris Mikhailov: A simple question a simple answer, Gomma Magazine, Vol. 3, p.99, 117-119
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Boris Mikhailov: Yesterday’s Sandwich and Other Life Stories, Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha, Vol. 3, Nr. 892, 3/2007, p.131-140
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Boris Mikhailov – Suzi et cetera, Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, Cologne
2006
Brian Dillon, All too human, Humanism-What on earth is it?, Art Review, Nr. 4, October, p. 102
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Adrian Searle, Out of sight, The Guardian, October 24, p. 23-25
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Joanna Pitman, When the night comes falling, The Times, October 11
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When Sky was Sea-1998-2005, exhibition catalogue, Galerie der Stadt Schwaz, Schlebrügge.Editor, Vienna
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Twilight-Photography in the Magic Hour, exhibition catalogue, (ed. Martin Barnes, Kate Best), Merrel Publishing, London, p. 142 ff
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In the Face of History, European Photographers in the 20th Century, exhibition catalogue, (Ed. Kate Bush, Mark Sladen), Black Dog Publishing
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Berlin-Tokyo / Tokyo-Berlin: Die Kunst zweier Städte, exhibition catalogue, Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Hatje Cantz, Ostfildern-Ruit
2005
Ruedi Schorno, Das Gesicht der Armut-Boris Mikhailov „Case History“, Kunst 21, Das Magazin für zeitgenössische Kunst, No. 9, October
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Ángela Molina, Manifesta 5: una bienal sin ADN, El País, Madrid, June 19
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Circa Berlin, exhibition catalouge, Feb 5 - March 28, p. 47
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Miradas y Conceptos en la Colección Helga de Alvear, Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo (MEIAC), Badajoz, p. 25
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Boris Mikhailov, Il Teatro dell‘Arte, Villa Manin Centro D‘Arte Contemporanea, p. 178-179
2004
Larissa Harris, Boris Mikhailov. Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Artforum International, December, p. 199-200
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Jordan Kantor, Manifesta 5, Artforum, September, p. 259
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Social Creaturep. How Body becomes Art / Soziale Kreaturen. Wie Körper Kunst wird, exhibition catalogue, Sprengel Museum Hannover, ed. by Patricia Drück and Inka Schube, p. 64-75
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Brody, Kitup and Paetau: Boris Mikhailov at Galerie Barbara Weiss, Neue Review, Issue 6, June,
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p. 11
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Katrin Wittneven, Straßenkunst. Der Fotograf Boris Mikhailov zeigt Berlin als Niemandsland, Der Tagesspiegel, May 9, p. 29
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Arkanowa, Pennen und Parken. Boris Mikhailov in der Galerie Barbara Weiss, Kondensat, No. 30, April, p. 16-17
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Katrin Bettina Müller, Ungeschützt und aufgehübscht. „In the Street“ - Boris Mikhailov bei Barbara Weiss, Tip, Berlin Magazin, No.10, p. 84
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Rita Preuss, Heruntergekommen. Fotografien von Boris Mikhailov: „In the Street“, Ticket, No. 19, p. 10
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Privatisierungen. Zeitgenössische Kunst aus Osteuropa, exhibition catalogue, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, p. 56-59
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Ekaterina Degot, Newcomers to the Society of Spectacle. Killing Art with Creativity / Neuankömmömmlinge in der Gesellschft des Spektakelp. Das Töten der Kunst durch Kreativität, Camera Austria, No. 88, p. 22-32
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Boris Mikhailov. Look at Me I Look at Water. Or Perversion of Repose, Göttingen
2003
Kate Bush, Best of 2003: 2. Cruel and Tender; 4. Boris Mikhailov, Artforum International, December, p. 118-119
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MR: Boris Mikhailov. Fotomuseum Winterthur, Artforum International, No. 9, May, p. 76
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Andreas Krase, Boris Mikhailov, Warum! Bilder diesseits und jenseits des Menschen, exhibition catalogue, ed. by Matthias Flügge and Friedrich Meschede, Hatje Cantz, p. 198-209
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Boris Mikhailov. A Retrospective, exhibition catalogue, Fotomuseum Winterthur/Scalo
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Micro Politicas, exhibition catalogue, Espai d‘Art Contemporani de Castello, p. 238-243
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Berlin-Moskau / Moskau-Berlin 1950-2000, exhibition catalogue, Martin-Gropius Bau, Berlin, Nicolai Verlag, Berlin
2002
Der alltägliche, medial aufbereitete Wahnsinn, www.artmagazine.cc, July 10
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Marina Sorbello, Boris Mikhailov, Tema Celeste, No. 90, p. 91
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Boris Mikhailov. Salt Lake, Göttingen
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Peter Herbstreuth, Pfeffer im Minztee. Unser Mann im Sperrgebiet: Boris Mikhailov bei Barbara Weiss, Der Tagesspiegel, March 16 , p. 25
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Ka. H.: Galerie Barbara Weiss, Die Welt, March 8, p. 34
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Rita Preuss, Blondinen Anglotzen, Ticket, February 21-27, p. 11
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Brigitte Werneburg, TV Today, die tageszeitung (taz), No. 29, January 26/27, p. 36
2001
Sebastian Preuss, Trinken und Tanzen, Berliner Zeitung, 20. December, p. 12
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Rita Preuß, Zeige Deine Wunde, Ticket, December 6-12, p. 10
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Kai Müller/ Katrin Wittneven, Bilder aus dem Reich des Bodenlosen, Der Tagesspiegel, November 24, p. 21
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55 Boris Mikhailov, with an essay by Gilda Williams, London
2000
Boris Mikhailov. The Hasselblad Award 2000, ed. by Gunilla Knape, essay by Boris Groys, Gothenburg
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Drucksache N. F. 4: Boris Mikhailov, ed. by the Internationalen Heiner Müller Gesellschaft e. V., Berlin
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Modern Contemporary, Art at MoMA since 1980, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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Auto Werke II, BMW Projekt, ed. by Jone Elissa Scherf, Ostfildern Ruit
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How you look at it. Photographs of the 20Th Century, London
1999
Boris Mikhailov - Case History, Zurich, Berlin, New York
1998
Unfinished Dissertation, with an essay by Margarita Tupilsyn, Zurich, Berlin, New York
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Boris Mikhailov. Les Misérables (About the world), Sprengel Museum, Hannover
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Boris Mikhailov, SMA Cahiers 14, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
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Boris Mikhailov - Unvollendete Dissertation, Zurich
1997
exhibition catalogue, Portikus, Frankfurt am Main
1996
Boris Mihailov. Am Boden. By the Ground, Cologne (artist book)
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Boris Mihailov. Die Dämmerung. At Dusk, Cologne (artist book)
1995
„Wenn ich ein Deutscher wäre...“ Boris Mikhailov, Sergej Solonskij, Sergej Bratkov, exhibition catalogue, Galerie in der Brotfabrik, ed. by Inka Schube, Berlin
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Boris Michajlov, exhibition catalogue, ed. by Brigitte Kölle, Stuttgart
1994
Europa, Europa. Das Jahrhundert der Avantgarde im Mittel- und Osteuropa, 4 volumes, Ostfeldern-Ruit
1991
Carnegie International 1991, 2 volumes, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, New York