• Yuri Albert
  • Nikita Alexeev
  • Yuri Avvakumov
  • Konstantin Batynkov
  • Alexei Politov and Marina Belova
  • Alexander Brodsky
  • Alexei Buldakov
  • Olga Chernysheva
  • Vladimir Dubossarsky & Alexander Vinogradov
  • Andrei Filippov
  • Dmitri Gutov
  • AES+F Group
  • Alexei Kostroma
  • Julia Milner
  • MishMash project (Misha Leikin & Masha Sumnina)
  • Andrei Molodkin
  • Nikolai Polissky
  • Alexander Ponomarev
  • Sergei Shutov
  • Haim Sokol
  • Vladimir Tarasov
  • Rostan Tavasiev
  • Leonid Tishkov
Generator of Nimbuses, 2007 
Mixed media installation 
700x800 cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow
Generator of Nimbuses, 2007 
Mixed media installation 
700x800 cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Generator of Nimbuses, 2007
Mixed media installation
700x800 cm
Courtesy of the artist and the Multimedia Art Museum, Moscow

Alexander Ponomarev

About works

Nimbus (L. nimbus) – cloud, rain cloud

The nimbus is bestowed from above as a reward for devotion.

The nimbus generator is an artistic machine that reacts to the appearance of a human being and emits into the outlying space a profusion of smoke rings, each one structurally similar to vortexes of cosmic nebulae, tropical cyclones and the immaterial substances of Agni Yoga.
The nimbus begins a new life cycle, developing initially in the form of a mass of twinkling tones of colour and expanding outside from a certain point of inner space in a circular spiral motion.
Luminous rings are fluctuating smoke sculptures living a short existence in a light beam and reminiscent of unifying vertical connections and substances, constantly twisting whirlwinds above the viewers' heads.

As Josef Brodsky wrote: “Oh, the delight of smoke rings!....”

Alexander Ponomarev


Alexander Ponomarev
1957 born in Dnepropetrovsk
1973 graduated from art school
1979 graduated from the Nautical Engineering College
Lives and works in Moscow.

Selected Personal Exhibitions:
2008 Surface Tension. Cueto Project Gallery, New York, USA
Punto di vista. Nina Lumer Gallery, Milan, Italy
2006 In the Garden of Wolf Packs (installation in the Tuilleries Fountain). Louvre, Paris, France
Narcissus Backwards. Granite Center for Contemporary Art, Belfort, France
2005 Le vent en rose. Rabouan-Moussion Galerie, Paris, France
Nemo-Verne (monument to Jules Verne in the Somme Harbor). Crotoy Exhibition Hall, Le Crotoy, France
2004 Alexander Ponomarev. TNT Center, Bordeaux, France
2003 Utilizing Packs. Phase 1: Base. Residence of the French Ministry of Culture, Calder Atelier, Saché, France
Cruise. Art Klyazma Festival of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
Utilizing Packs. Phase 2: What Depth! What Depth? Happening on the Loire River, Tour, France
Utilizing Packs. Phase 3: Mobile in Mobile. Happening in the Mediterranean Sea, Salonika, Cassis, Marseilles, Sagunto and Valencia
Utilizing Packs. Phase 3: What Depth? What Depth! Tour Exhibition Hall, Tour, France
2002 Smoke Without Fire. The Sakharov Museum and Public Center, Moscow, Russia
Memory of Water. Museum of Science and Technology, Paris, France
2000 Maya. A Lost Island. Happening in the Barents Sea, Russia
1998 The Breath of the Ocean (installation). Expo-98, Lisbon, Portugal; George Soros Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
1996 Ship Resurrection. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2008 Power of Water (video), State Russian Museum, St.Petersburg, Russia
2007 Click I Hope (Wave, Windshield Wipers, Shower). 52nd Venice Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russian Pavilion, Venice, Italy
I Believe. 2nd Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Winzavod, Moscow, Russia
2006 ARS 06. Sense of the Real. Kiasma (Museum of Contemporary Art), Helsinki, Finland
2005 Topology of Absolute Zero. 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Multimedia Complex of Actual Arts, Moscow, Russia
Under the Bridges-2. Casino Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Alexander Ponomarev. Video. Art media festival, Ivri, France
2004 Passage d’Еurope. Museum of Modern Art, Saint-Etienne, France
Rivages. Museum of Art and History, Saint-Brieuc, France
Art and Politics. Center of Modern Art, Strasbourg, France
Lessons of Happiness. Center of Contemporary Art, Yaroslavl, Russia
Artconstitution. Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
2003 Moscow Abstraction. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
2002 Out of Moscow. Center of Contemporary Art, Campair, France
Moscow Time. Center of Contemporary Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
2001 Abstraction in Russia – 20th century. State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
1993 Russische Kunst der 60–90 Jahre. Osnabruck, Germany
Ideal City. Trends in Contemporary Russian Art. National Museum, Singapore
Postmodernism and National Traditions. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia
1991 New Circle. Martin Luther King Center, Washington, D.C., USA
Contemporary Artists Respond to Malevich. State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

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