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Mikhail Karasik

Artist, publisher, curator. Born in Leningrad in 1953.
Lives and works in St Petersburg.
Main techniques: easel printing, books, posters and objects.
Contributes to exhibitions since 1978.
Creator of artist’s books since 1987.
Member of the Union of Artists since 1988.

Mikhail Karasik is one of the leading creators, ideologues and promoters of
the artist's book in Russia; publisher of more than ten books and catalogues on
artist's books and early-twentieth-century Russian avant-garde culture; author
of over thirty articles on artist's books and modern art; curator and ideologue of
such local festivals of experimental art as the Kharms Festivals (1995, 1996,
1997, 1998); initiator and publisher of the OTTISK Imprint specialist bibliophilic
almanac of printing; curator of such exhibitions of artist's books as Paper
Theater in St Petersburg (1992, 1994), The Book Garden in Great Britain (1995-
96), Contemporary Russian Artist's Book in the United States (1998--99),
Bookcamera or The Book and The Elements in St Petersburg (1997) and
Hamburg (2001), The Artist and The Book in Russia 1910-1930 … Russian
Artist's Book 1990-2000 in Frankfurt-on-Main (2000) and The Latest History of
Russian Artist's Book in St Petersburg (2002), Kharmsizdat Presents: Russian
Dada, OBERIU-Box, Literary Constructivism, Leningrad Literary Underground in
St Petersburg (2003) etc.

Main one-man shows:

1990 Dostoyevsky Museum,Leningrad
1992 Union Gallery, Moscow (catalogue)
1993 Central House of Artists, Moscow
1993 Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz (catalogue)
1994 Cabinet des estampes du Musee d'art et d'histoire, Geneve (catalogue)
1995 Anna Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House, St Petersburg (catalogue)
1995 Yaroslavl Art Museum, Yaroslavl
1997 The Scientific Library of the Hermitage, St Petersburg
1998 Sachsische Landesbibliothek. Staats- und Universitatsbibliothek Dresden
1999 The Art Institute of Chicago. The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Chicago
2001 Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow (catalogue)
2003 State Russian Museum. Ludwig Museum in the Russian Museum,
    St Petersburg(catalogue)
2004 Museum of Fine Arts, Ekaterinburg

Artist's books by Mikhail Karasik are in the following collections

Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
State Museum of the Art of Oriental Peoples, Moscow
Russian State Library, Moscow
State Russian Museum, St Petersburg
Russian National Library, St Petersburg
Anna Akhmatova Museum in the Fountain House, St Petersburg
State Museum of the History of St Petersburg, St Petersburg
Yaroslavl Art Museum, Yaroslavl

Musee National d'Art Moderne / Centre Pompidou, Paris
Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris
Centre du Livre d'Artiste Pays-Paysage, St-Yrieix-la-Perche

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munchen
Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum der Deutschen Bucherei. Die Deutsche
Bibliothek, Leipzig
Gutenberg-Museum, Mainz
Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbuttel
Hochschule fur Graphik und Buchkunst, Leipzig
Klingspor-Museum der Stadt Offenbach. Internationale moderne Buch- und
Schriftkunst, Offenbach am Main
Kupferstich-Kabinett. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden
Kunstbibliothek der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin, Berlin
Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg
Sachsische Landesbibliothek. Staats- und Universitatsbibliothek Dresden,
Slavisches Institut der Universitat zu Koln

Great Britain
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
British Library, London
Tate Gallery Library, London

National Jewish Library, Jerusalem

Cabinet des estampes du Musee d'art et d'histoire, Geneve

MoMA. The Museum of Modern Art Library. New York, NY
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, New York
Art Institute of Chicago. The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Chicago, IL
John Flasch Artists' Book Collection / Joan M. Flaxman Library. The School of
the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
The Newberry Library, Chicago, IL
Arts of the Book Collection Yale University Library, New Haven, CT
Chapin Library, Williamstown, MA
Smith College, Northampton, MA
The Center for Russian Culture at Amherst College, Amherst, MA
Rhode Island School of Design Library, Providence, RI
Fine Arts Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
The Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Archives & Rare Book Department University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning Library University of Cincinnati,
Cincinnati, OH
Kohler Art Library, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
The University of Iowa Library, Iowa City, Iowa
Library of the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA
Institute of Modern Russian Culture, University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, CA
University of California Arts Library, Santa Barbara, CA
Cecil H. Green Library, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, CA