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Was born in Dnepropetrovsk (USSR, now Ukraine).

Worked with animation and painting. Graduated from the Dnepropetrovsk State University in 1988, moved to Leningrad (now St. Petersburg, Russia) in 1989. Graduated from the Dutch Art Institute and currently lives and works in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

Is engaged in contemporary art since the late 1980s, initially photography and photo-based art. In the early 1990s begins to add to her work watercolour, textiles, collage and oil.

Since 1990 taking part in numerous exhibitions in Russia and worldwide. In 1994, Vita received a Grant from the «Circ» Atelier in Amsterdam and worked on a project regarding the influence of Dutch art on Russian culture. In 1998 with the CEC Artslink and the Rutgers University grant, Buivid travelled to New York to work on a photo project. In 2000 got a grant from la Mairie de Paris and spent three months in Cité Internationale des Arts residence working on the project “Paris. Red” and produced a limited-edition artist book.

Shortlisted for Kandinsky Prize in 2009 and 2017, and Sergey Kuryokhin Modern Art Award in 2012 and 2013.

Buivid is considered to be one of the forward-thinking feminists in Russian art. An especially memorable project has been a series of «How I Spent My Summer», nominated for a Kandinsky Prize in 2009. In this specific project, the artist appears in the role of Russian Martha Rosler, colliding the collage images of peaceful relaxation with a military invasion.

Vita Buivid



Relatively (Not) Old. MP project, Amsterdam


Cold Summer. Jump Art Centre, Poltava, Ukraine


Fragments. RuArts gallery, Moscow


Family portrait in an Interior. We-Fest, Urban culture centrum, Perm, Russia


My Love Is Not a Wisp of Smoke. Moscow Museum of Modern Art


For Cosiness. RuArts gallery, Moscow


Team. Erarta museum, St. Petersburg


Peonymania. RuArts gallery, Moscow


Mad Dogs. AL gallery, St. Petersburg


Acts of a civil status. Karas gallery, Kiev


Heat. Dnepropetrovsk State Art Museum, Ukraine


Nevsky Ave. Special project of the 16th International art fair Art Moscow


Past Painted. Museum-Residency “Art-Kommunalka Erofeev & others”, Kolomna, Russia


Piccolo Amore. Karas gallery, Kiev


Corporate Dream. DS gallery, St. Petersburg


Workdays. Museum of the History of Photography, St. Petersburg


If you willing to swim - swim. RuArts gallery, Moscow


Love me as I love you. Karas gallery, Kiev


Acts of a civil status. AL gallery, St. Petersburg


Dream book. Karas gallery, Kiev


Vita Aperte. RuArts gallery, Moscow


Corporate Dream. Fine Art gallery, Moscow


How did I spend my summer. ARTStrelka projects gallery, Moscow


Methods for the ornament studies. DS gallery, St. Petersburg


Photo-knitwear. “Fashion and style in Photography Biennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art


Piccolo AmoreArtistico gallery, Moscow


Rapid eyes movement. Glaz gallery, Moscow


Familia. Freud Museum, St. Petersburg


Territory of love. Moscow Photo Biennale


Paris.Red. Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow


The last call. Village life gallery, St. Petersburg


Friday, the 13th. Fashion and style in Photography Biennale, Moscow


Antifashion. White Space gallery, London


8+3=10. James gallery, Moscow


Empire in things. Moscow Art Center


Rutgers University. USA


Men in a bathtube. Gallery 21, St. Petersburg


Love me as I love you. Werdermann Art gallery, Hamburg


Vestals. New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg


Solo for contrabass. Soros Center for Contemporary Arts, St. Petersburg


Goethe Institut, Moscow


De Moor photo center, Amsterdam


Kunstsalon Dolberg, Berlin


Photo Medium Art gallery, Wroclaw, Poland


Megalomania. Contemporary Art Institute, St. Petersburg


Ann Westin gallery, Stockholm


Tallinn Art Museum, Estonia


Narva Art museum, Estonia


House of Scientists, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine



Chapter 4OUR: Abundance (part of the video programme). Het Hem, Zaandam


Do You Think It Is A Commodity? Monthly Payment project, Amsterdam


Sorry, We Are Closed. Monthly Payment project, Amsterdam


History of the Development of Multimedia Art in Leningrad -

St. Petersburg 1985-2000. Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Centre, St. Petersburg


UPHA. Made in Ukraine. AKT Art Space, Kiev


Night Seminar. 2nd Worldwide Apartment and Studio Biennale, Arnhem, Netherlands


Focal Length / Photo Chronicle of Pushkinskaya-10. Museum of Non-Conformist Art, St Petersburg


Women at Work: Subverting the Feminine in Post-Soviet Russia. White Space Gallery, London


Fructus Temporum.Hortus gallery, Moscow


Quiet VicesKrasnoyarsk Museum Center, Russia


Personal StructuresEuropean Cultural Centre, Palazzo Bembo, Venice


Inner Manifest. GRAUND art centre, Moscow


Too Much as Not Enough. Shtager gallery, London


Quiet Voices. State Museum of the History of St Petersburg


Scary TaleGRAUND art centre, Moscow


SfumatoArkaniya Gallery, Tbilisi, Georgia


Co-author.Gogol’s House, Moscow /Urban culture centrumPerm, Russia


Way Out. Monthly Payment project, Amsterdam


Influence: Contemporary Painting. ARTPLAY, Moscow


WAR/SHE. Kharkov, Ukraine


Ukrainian complex. Museum of Modern Art, Odessa, Ukraine


Sub Rosa. State Darwin Museum, Moscow


Ukrainian Landscape. Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev


Joseph Boys – my Boys. Museum of modern fine art. Rostov-on-Don, Russia


Monthly Payment project’s group shows in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Vilnius, etc.


Famous people’s death. Fabrika Art Centre. Moscow


Dinner invitation. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award nominees, St. Petersburg


ARCHSTOYANIE, Land art festival, Kaluzhskaya Oblast, Russia


Beauty without glamour. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Monthly Payment project’s group shows in Moscow, Venice, Kiev etc.


Beautiful. RuArts gallery, Moscow


Der Klare Blick. Pop/off/art gallery, Berlin


Cult of the body. Leisure gallery, London


Sergey Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award nominees, St. Petersburg


Anonymous. Perm Museum of Modern Art, Russia


Fotofest. Huston, USA


Divergence. Form at Midland Atelier, Australia    


Noir. RuArts gallery, Moscow


100 years of Pushkin Museum. Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow


On Nothingness. The parallel program of 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. RuArts gallery, Moscow


Hydrotherapeutic procedures. L gallery, Moscow


A4 / Ball pen. Karas gallery, Kiev


Artist’s House. Special project of 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. NCCA / Landscape park South Butovo, Moscow


Chernihiv Photo Fest. Ukraine


OBIM. The parallel program of 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Open club gallery, Moscow


INDEPENDENT: new art of the new country 1991-2011. Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev


Gates and Doors. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Space Odyssey 2011. Mystetskyi Arsenal. Kiev


Mothers/Daughters. Era foundation, Moscow


Duel. RuArts gallery, Moscow


A4 / Ball pen. Karas gallery, Kiev


October. White Space Gallery. London


GogolFEST.VAP. Kiev


ŽEN d’АRТ. The Gender History of Art in the Post-Soviet Space: 1989–2009

Moscow Museum of Modern Art


In Memoriam. RuArts gallery, Moscow


Machismo. Open gallery, Moscow


Kandinsky Prize 2009 nominees' exhibition. Central Huse of Artist. Moscow


A4 / Ball pen. Karas gallery. Kiev


Era foundation, Moscow Photo Biennale


Waterpower. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


 Mirror. Moscow Photo Biennale


Photoquai. 1st World Visual Arts Biennial, Paris


Adventures of the Black Square by Kazimir Malevich. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Russian touch. MIMA Art district, Verona / Wawe gallery, Brescia


Architecture: AD MARGINEM. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Photo estafet: from Rodchenko to our days. Moscow House of Photography


Photo Museum, Antwerp


Interactive Reaction. The 1st Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art


Home Exhibition Project: retrospective. The State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg


Catharine the 2nd. Bonn, Potsdam, St. Petersburg, Moscow


Ship of fools. White Space gallery, London


S&M institute project. Home exhibitions @ Netherland, Russia, Germaine, Belgium, Denmark, UK and USA


Volga faces. N. Novgorod, Moscow, Paris


Moscow: city, spectacle, capital of photography. Wallach Art gallery, Columbia University, New York


Men in my life. St. Petersburg Historical Museum (curator)


Moscow through the time: 1920-2000. Moscow Museum of Modern Art


The four seasons, Oulo Taidemuseo. Oulu City Art Museum, Finland


Manly. Art in General gallery, New York


Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow




Without the wall. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


New collection. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Constant 2000. Contemporary Art Center of St. Petersburg State University


A little bit about love. Profi gallery, Bratislava


Head. M.Sandman Gallery. Hamburg / Berlin


The fruits of education. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Photo-based art from St. Petersburg. Zalman gallery, New York


New collectors – new collections. New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa-Fe, USA


16 Rippen. Schwules Museum, Berlin


Paris Month of Photography


Emerging Images. Contemporary Photography in Russia and Eurasia. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin, USA


Russian photographers. Renewal and Metamorphosis. From the Soviet era to the 1990’s. MIT Museum, Boston / Fitchburg Art Museum, USA


Short stories. Gottingen


Metaphors of Renunciation. Topical art from St. Petersburg. Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany


New photo art from Russia. Hanover, Berlin, Frankfurt, Herten


Stereo – Tip. Ljubljana, Slovenia


Photoreclamation. The Photographers gallery, London


Ostwest. Galerie Lichtblick, Cologne


The portrait of my mother. Edinburgh, London


Self Identification. Kiel, Berlin, Sopot, Oslo, Copenhagen


Photopostscriptum. The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg


Rutgers University. USA


Drops from a fountain. Goteborg, Sweden


Contemporary photography from the USSR. Photomanifesto. Baltimore, USA


Photography from Perestroika. Long Island University, USA


Self-consciousness of woman. Ethnographical museum, Leningrad



  • Moscow House of Photography
  • The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
  • RuArts Foundation, Moscow
  • Schusev State Museum of Architecture, Moscow
  • The Museum of Photographic Collections, Moscow
  • Kiasma - Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki
  • New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa-Fe, USA
  • The Forbes Collection. Navigator foundation, Boston, USA
  • Mőlndal commun collection, Sweden
  • Russkoee Polee collection 2x3 m, Berlin
  • New Academy of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg
  • Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas, Austin, USA
  • Private collections