Curator vs. Artist
Eugeny Umansky was born 1961 in Nizhni Tagil, Ural, Russia.
In 1987 he graduated from the Leningrad Hydrometeorological Institute on the speciality Oceanology and since 1989 has been working as a free artist.
In 1992 Umansky become a Director of the private gallery of modern painting, graphic and photo in Kaliningrad.
Since 1997 he´s been an Art-director of the Kaliningrad Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Art, Russia (KB NCCA).
Since 2002 he´s been a Director of the International illustrated edition on contemporary art "pH" (www.ncca.koenig.ru/ph).
He lives and works in Kaliningrad, Russia.
Author: Aleksandra Halicka
E. Tsvetaeva "Folk Graffity" (project of E. Umansky). Edition "Komod", # 9, Ekaterinburg, Russia, 2000
Catalogue "Media Graph". The Kaliningrad Branch of NCCA, 2000
Catalogue "DAVAJ! Russian Art now". Postfuhramt, Berlin, Germany; MAK, Vienna, Austria. Hatje Cantz Publishers, 2001
Pro-contemporary Art Edition, ## 1, 2, 3. The Kaliningrad Branch of NCCA, 2002-2004
Catalogues of the International Festival of Contemporary Art "ARTKliazma", 2002, 2003
A. Prudnikova "Very Special: The Kaliningrad Branch of NCCA". Magazine of Creators and Users of Contemporary Art "ZA ART", #4, 2004
Exhibition / Installation,
2001 - Installation "Life is a trap" (together with E.Tsvetaeva) . Stockholm, Sweden;
2001 - Photo installation "Untitled". International workshop "Contemporary Art. Ecology of art in an industrial landscape". Nizhny Tagil State Art Museum, Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
2001 - International Multimedial Art Festival (IMAF 2000), MAS Gallery, Odzaci, Yugoslavia
2001 - "Prussian Blue". Castle Sanssouci, Orangerie, Potsdam, Germany
2001 - Poetry Bunker at the 49th Venice Biennial, Venice, Italy
2002 - Exhibition ´DAVAJ! Russian Art now´. Berlin, Germany; MAK, Vienna, Austria
2002 - 1st Annual outdoor seminar - plein-air "Inside and Between: Communication and Identification in Contemporary Art". Kaliningrad Branch of the National Center for Contemporary Arts, Kaliningrad, Russia
2002 - International Festival of Contemporary Art "ARTKliazma". Moscow, Russia
2003 - International Festival of Contemporary Art "ARTKliazma". Moscow, Russia
2003 - "Between the East and the West. Contemporary Art of Kaliningrad", "Aspei" group, (Bochum, Germany), The Kaliningrad Branch of NCCA, Kaliningrad Art Gallery
2003 - Contemporary Art in the Technique of Varnish Painting on Metal "Everyday Camouflage", V Krasnoyarsk Museum Biennial "Fiction of History", Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Nizhny Tagil National Museum of Fine Arts, 2004 - Yekaterinburg Museum of Youth, Novosibirsk House of National Cultures and Centre Kondratiuk, The National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow; Amber Museum, Kaliningrad, Entertaining Center "Pjatnica",
2004 - "Fighting Trim. Maneuvers". Exhibition room of the Regional University Scientific Library. Yekaterinburg
2004 - International project "Artist and Arms". Bowling Centre, Nizhny Tagil; Amber Museum, Kaliningrad; Entertaining center "Pjatnica", Izhevsk in the frame of the Festival "Cultural Capital of Povolzhje"
2004 - International Festival of Contemporary Art "ARTKliazma"”. Moscow, Russia
2005 - "The New Russian" (Yekaterinburg);
2005 - "Artist and Arms" (Nizhny Tagil; within the framework of the festival "Cultural Capital of the Volga Region", Izhevsk); Moscow, 2005); Gdansk, Poland, 2006);
2006 - Trans-Russian Art Project "9000 km" (Vladivostok, Russia; Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan);
2006 - "Western Russia. Contemporary Art from Kaliningrad", Utrecht, the Netherlands; Kalmar, Sweden