25 March 1964

Born in Moscow


Founder and owner of Aidan Studio


Academician of Russian Academy of Fine Arts


Member of the Public Chamber


Correspondent member of Russian Academy of Fine Arts


Awarded silver medal by Russian Academy of Fine Arts 


Teacher at Surikov Art Institute


Founder and owner of Aidan Gallery


One of the organizers and co-owners of First Gallery, Moscow


Graduated Surikov Art Institute as a non-resident  



Personal exhibitions:



Quabah. Teutloff museum. Virtual exhibition


Fascinans & Tremendum, Serpukhov, Russia


Out of Body, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE


Persian miniatures, Cuadro Gallery, Dubai, UAE


Carrara Marble Weeks, Nicoli Sculpture Studios, Carrara


Fascinans & Tremendum, MMoMA, Moscow


AIDAN, Kicik Qualart,  Baku, Azerbaijan


Persian miniatures, XL Gallery, Moscow


Red, Project with Yves Saint Laurent, State Centre of Contemporary Art, Moscow


Persian Miniatures, AMT GALLERY, Como, Italy


Aidan Salakhova: Painting, Drawing, D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg


AIDAN, included in “Moscow Contemporary” program, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow


I Love Myself, XL Gallery, Moscow


Abstraction, Dom Cultural Center, Moscow


Habibi, D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg


Habibi, Orel Art Presenta Galerie, Paris


MMS,  XL Gallery, Moscow


Habibi, Volker Diehl Gallery, Berlin


Quabah, XL Gallery, Moscow


Odalisque (in conjunction with “ART MOSKVA studio”), Central House of Artists, Moscow 


Living Pictures, D-137 Gallery, St. Petersburg


Tea in the Desert, Invogue boutique, Moscow


The Sleeping Beauty (XL Gallery, in cooperation with the European Galleries Association), Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin


Suspense, Museum of 20th Century Art, Kemerovo

1999 - 2000

After the Wall: Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe, Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Hamburger Bahnhoff, Berlin

Ludwig Museum, Budapest


Diva (XL Gallery in conjunction with Photobiennale 98), Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow


Suspense, XL Gallery, Moscow


Antonyms, New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg 


New Acquisitions, XL Gallery, Moscow 


Golden Confession, Sprovieri Gallery, Rome


Leda and the Swan, Berman - E.N. Gallery, New York


Golden Confession, First Gallery, Moscow


Group exhibitions:



Candy mountains, shore oil, Museum of contemporary art PERMM, Perm, Russia


National and universal in the new culture of megalopolis, Museum Center RSUH,


Post-pop: East Meets West, Saatchi Gallery, London


Russian Academy of Arts Presidium Members Exhibition, MMoMa, Moscow


Selectas from the Collection of Moscow Museum of Modern Art, MMoMA, Moscow


Refresh, XL Gallery, Moscow


In Full Disorder: Russian Contemporary Art, Kandinsky Prize 2007-2012,  Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona


54th International Art Exhibition la Biennale di Venezia


Female Nano, RSUH Museum Center, Moscow


History of Russian Video Art  – Volume II, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow


Of women's modesty and anger, Boghossian Foundation, Brussels


Zen d'ART,  Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow


Futurologia, CCC "Garage", Russia, Moscow


Etude to Art Object, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow


Eurasia MART, Italy, Roveretto, "Persian miniatures"


Russia Miami, Miami


Learning from Moscow,Städtische Galerie Dresden (Dresden City Art Gallery)


Restoration, 2 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Federation Town, General project, Moscow


”I believe”, organized by Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow


History of Russian Video Art  – Volume I, Moscow Museum of Modern Art,



Gender trouble (special project for the 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art), Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow


Egalitarianism, RGGU Museum and Exhibition Center, Moscow


Fashion and Style in Photography (festival), Prechistenka Gallery, Moscow


Art Moskva international art fair (Volker Diehl Galerie), Central House of Artists, Moscow


Art for Playboy, Central House of Artists, Moscow


"Second Sight," international biennial of contemporary art ("Ghostbusters” project), National Gallery, Veletrzny Palac, Prague


Beauty, Rudolf Budja Galerie, Salzburg


Portrait of a Face (exhibition of Guelman Gallery and M’ARS), M’ARS Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow


Neue Ansaetze, Zeitgenoessische Kunst aus Moskau, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf


ArtKlyazma contemporary art festival, Klyazminskoye reservoir, Moscow region


Contemporary Russian Art, 1992-2002, Novy Manezh State Exhibition Hall, Moscow


Art of the Feminine Gender, Russia’s Women Artists of the 15th to 20th Centuries, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow


Businesswoman: Career and Life,  All-Russia Exhibition Center, Culture Pavilion, Moscow


Moscow, Hotel Moscow, Moscow


Fathers and Sons (exhibition by VP Studio Gallery), State Literary Museum, Moscow


Exhibition of New Acquisitions, Moscow Museum of Contemporary Art,Moscow


Art Moskva international art fair (stand of the Foundation of National Art Collections), Central House of Artists, Moscow


East – West (artists' ball, organized by gallery D-137), St. Petesburg


Dream Team, XL Gallery, Moscow


The figure of Timur Novikov in the new Russian art of the last  third of the XX century, Gallery D-137, St. Petesburg


Salute Attraction. / Interactive Art, Center of contemporary art named after A.Zverev, Moscow


Lovers of KLAVA (Exhibition of Avant-gardists Club in the framework of the 4th International Art Fair "Art Moscow"), Central House of Artists, Moscow


Doll from a Star, Museum of Architecture named after Shchusev, Moscow


Russland ohne zeitgenoessisches Museum, Teil 2: Die Galerie XL in Moskau, Foyer Hochhaus W1 der Bayer AG, Leverkusen, Germany.


Pushkin: fantasiesMoscow Art Center on Neglinnaia, 14, Moscow


Moscow International Forum of Art Initiatives "The Cult of Culture / Communication", New Manege, Moscow


Exhibition of new arrivals, State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Memories. Memory errors, Museum and Exhibition Center RSUH, Moscow


R1 - Inspiration ease, Moscow Art Centre on Neglinnaya, Moscow


Girlfriends, Phoenix Gallery, Moscow


Euroconstraction, Cultural and historical center Slavyanskiy, Moscow


History and historicism (Exhibition Association of Moscow galleries), Museum-Estate "Ostankino" ("Egyptian" Hall), Moscow


Villeroy & Boch: 250 years, Manege, Moscow


Moscow Forum of Art Initiatives "The control station senses", Malyi Manege, Moscow


Motherland, Repin House Museum (branch of the Samara Regional Art Museum), Shiryaevo village, Samara region, Russia


Neoakademic photos from the collection of the New Academy of Fine Arts of St. Petersburg and private collections, Foreign Art Museum of Latvia, Riga


New Russian Classicism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


The second point, Cultural Center Phoenix, Moscow


Own movies, Cinema "Kodak film world", Moscow


The Moscow Studio, 1991-96: A Five Years Retrospective of Printmaking, The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.


Women, American Cultural Center, Moscow


New Russian Classicism, Yutelius Gallery, Vilnius


Clean Motherland, Institute of Contemporary Art, Moscow


Resistance and Renaissance: resistance and renewal, the classical tradition of art and history of photography, the State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Night of the Arts, Night club "Pilot", Moscow


in Moskau… in Moskau… Badische Kunstverein, Karlsruhe


Winter Garden, Cultural Center "Phoenix", Moscow


Apocalypse, Museum and Exhibition Center Russian State Humanitarian University, Moscow


Collection d`Art Contemporain RINACO, Moscou 1993, Central House of Artists, Moscow - Caisse des Depots et Consignations, espace d'exposition (56 rue Jacob), Paris


Adresse provisoire pour l’art contemporain russe, Musee de la Poste, Paris


Hearts of four (exhibition of the Institute of Contemporary Art), Officers Club Academy, Frunze, Moscow

1992 - 1993

a Mosca… a Mosca... (Exhibition organized by Paolo Sproveri and MC RF). Villa Campolieto, Herculaneum,Galleria Communale d’Arte Moderna, Bologna


Roma - Mosca. Artisti giovani a confronto, Gallery Sprovieri, Rome


Aesthetic experience, Park Museum-Estate Kuskovo, Moscow


Contemporary Artists from Moscow, Seibu Art Forum, Tokyo


Perspectives of Conceptualism, University of Hawaii Art Gallery, Honolulu, The Clocktower Gallery (Institute of Contemporary Art, NY), New York,

North Carolina Museum of Art, Raleigh.


At the side of the object, Gallery Gardeners (exhibition hall Krasnogvardeisky District), Moscow


Good exhibition, First Gallery, Moscow


Sommer Atelier, Hannover 90, Hannover


XLIV Esposizione Internazionale D’Arte: La Biennale di Venezia, Pavilion of the USSR, Venice, Italy


In de USSR en Erbuiten, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam


ZEN, Gallery Gardeners (exhibition hall Krasnogvardeisky District), Moscow


Expensive Art (Exhibition  of avant-garde art), Moscow Youth Palace, Moscow


... to 33, Youth Palace, Moscow


Inexpensive Art, First Gallery, Moscow


Rauschenberg – to us, we – to Rauschenberg, First Gallery, Moscow


East European Biennale, Pavilion of the USSR, Szczecin, Poland


Perspectives of Conceptualism (exhibition of the Club of the avant-garde), Showroom Proletarian District in Peresvetov side street, Moscow


The 18th exhibition of young Moscow artists, Manege, Moscow


Exhibition of Azerbaijani artists, Central House of Artists, Moscow


Labirynth (from First Gallery) Moscow Youth Palace, Moscow


Krieg und Welt / War and Peace, Hamburg - Munich - The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, The State Hermitage Museum, Leningrad


New Art Forms, Lake Side Studio, Navy Pier, Chicago


The 17th exhibition of young Moscow artists, Artist's House at Kuznetsky Most, 11, Moscow


The 16th exhibition of young Moscow artists, Artist's House at Kuznetsky Most, 11, Moscow