Yuri Kalendarev, sculptor, was born in Leningrad, USSR.
Lives and works in Tuscany, Italy.
Studies engineering at Leningrad Aircraft Institute and sculpture at Yusupov Palace, Leningrad.
Studies monumental sculpture at the Mukhina Institute of Industrial Art, Leningrad.
First involvement with non-conformist art-movement.
Studies stone carving at “Monumentsculptura”, Leningrad.
Takes part in first “Leningrad non-conformist” exhibition at Nevsky Dvoretz, Leningrad.
Takes part in the first underground exhibitions of “Group Aleph”, Leningrad and Moscow.
Establishes studio in Ein Hod, Israel.
Teaches sculpture at Haifa University.
Establishes studio in Carrara, Italy. First environmental projects.
Begins to study calligraphy with Prof. Ruan Zong Va and Shodo with Rev. Jomyo Tanaka.
First golden light works.
Begins to study Art of tunning of metals from Robert Paiste, at Paiste AG, Nottwil, Switzerland.
First sound sculptures.
First sound performances.
First sounding screens.
SELECTED SOUND PERFORMANCES
Dance in the standing Wave, Passion Bild, Kunst Museum Bern, Switzerland
Sound Sculptures, Sound performance for newblueearth.org at the “Earth Commoners” Roundtable, Château de Bossey, Geneva, Switzerland.
Beyond the Sound, Sound Sculptures, Silent Action for Grossmunster. Grossmunster Cathedral, Zurich, Switzerland.
Beyond the Sound, Sound Sculptures, Art & Transpersonal Psychology, Gazgolder, Moskow, Russia.
Beyond the Sound, Sound Sculptures, ArtMoscow, Moskow, Russia.
Beyond the Sound, Sound Sculptures, Dei Schachtel Sound Art Gallery, Milan, Italy.
Cardio 21, Sound Sculptures & Sound Performance for Cardiological Symposium, Auditorium del Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence, Italy.
Sound Sculptures, Together with Pierre Favre, Crypt of Grossmunster, Zurich. Switzerland
Sound Sculptures, Gompa of Istituto Lama Tzong Khapa di Pomaia, Italy.
Kursk, Sound Sculptures, Grossmunster, Zurich, Switzerland.
Beyond the Sound, Sound Sculptures, Auditorium del Palazzo dei Congressi, Institute of Clinical Physiology of National Centre of Research, Pisa, Italy.
Kursk, Sound Sculptures, The Central Exhibition Hall "Manezh", for The Museum of Nonconformist Art, The Society “Free Culture" and The Art Center “Pushkinskaya-10”, St.Petersburg, Russia.
Golden Beat, Project for Nazarian building of Music Academy, Jerusalem, Israel
Requiem, House is Waldsee, Berlin, Germany
Project for Seltenleer, Heidelberger Castle. “Blue – color of distance”, Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany
Project for Water Tower, for LVAA Water Tower, Louisville, KY, USA
Project for Tefen, Open Museum, Tefen, Galilee, Israel
Gravitation, Project for “Perspective83”, Art 14’83, Basel, Switzerland
Gravitation. About anchors, Perspective 13’82, Basel, Switzerland
SELECTED ONE-MAN EXIBITIONS
Barbarian Art Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Andersen Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland
Heidelberger Kunstverein, Germany
Leopold-Hoesch Museum, Duren, Germany
Gallery Schoeneck, Riehen, Switzerland
Thorens Fine Art AG, Basel, Switzerland
Lopez Gallery AG, Zürich, Switzerland
Gallery Court Saint-Pierre, Geneva, Switzerland
“Perspective 82” ART 13’82, Basel, Switzerland
Debel Art Gallery, Jerusalem, Israel
Goldman’s Art Gallery, Haifa, Israel
Arena Stage, Washington D.C. USA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Nostalgia. Sound Installation. In collaboration between Venice Biennale 57, and The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts,
at Soranzo, Palazzo di Van Axel, Piazza dell Miracoli (Venice), Italy.
Ends at 5th September, Venice, Italy.
Silent Action. Sound Installation.
The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts. Moscow, Russia.
Passion Bild, Kunst Museum Bern, Switzerland
The Standing Wave, Sound installation for Pro@Contra Symposium, special project of Moscow Biennale.
Silent Horizon, together with E.Yufit, Expanded Cinema, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow.
Horizon, Sound sculpture, MediaMuseum, MediaArtLab, Moscow.
In nome della Rosa, mia nonna, Sound installation, Gall. Giannone, Pisa, Italy.
10 Sound Plates for Saint Petersburg, Sound installation & Sound performance, The Central Exhibition Hall "Manezh", for The Museum of Nonconformist Art, The Society “Free Culture” and The Art Center “Pushkinskaya-10”, S.Petersburg, Russia
Bread and Light, Sofienholm Museum, Copenhagen, Dennemark
Bread, Light and Salt, Russian State Museum, S.Petersburg, Russia
Earth and Light, National Art Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Stones, First International Symposium of stone sculpture, Pereslavl-Zalesskiy, Russia
Bread and Light, Contemporary Art Museum, Sopot, Polan
Голод Starvation, „Selbstindentifikation“, Stadtgalerie Kiel, Germany
The presence of the absent, University Art Gallery, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Gravitation, Kunst auf Landesgartenchau, Hockenheim, Germany
Project for Water Tower, LVAA Water Tower, Louisville, KY, USA
Solitude. Plane and project, Solitude Palace, Stuttgart, Germany
Rathaus, Mainz, Germany
Weiterbildungszentrum, Dusseldorf, Germany
Kubus, Hannover, Germany
Lopes Gallery AG, Zürich, Switzerland
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Goldman-Kraft Gallery, Chicago, USA
Two-man show with Tatsumi Oki, Ein-Hod, Israel
The International Symposium of Marble Sculpture, Carrara, Italy
The Marble Pavilions, Carrara, Italy.
From Moscow to Jerusalem, Art in Transformation, traveling exhibition, USA.
Wallack Galleries, Ottawa, Canada
Those who came from Russia, Kar Gallery of Fine Art, Toronto, Canada
National Art Center, Ottawa, Canada
Israel Art Center, Jerusalem, Israel
12 from Soviet Underground, traveling exhibition, USA, Canada
GROUP ALEF, Moscow, USSR
First exhibition of “GROUP ALEF”, Leningrad, USSR
Leningrad non-conformists, Gaza Palace, Leningrad, USSR.