Irene Caesar, Ph.D. is a well-known American / Russian artist, poet and philosopher based in New York. In the late 1980's, her art and esoteric philosophy become widely known in Russia via the series of solo exhibitions in Russian Museums, two documentary films about her art on all-Russia and St. Petersburg TV, via the series of TV shows about her art, radio interviews and numerous articles in major Russian newspapers. She participated in the dissident movement against the communist regime, and was invited to make a speech at the founding conference of the Free Democratic Party of Russia in the days of the 1991 Putsch. She left Russia in 1994 with a visa O of extraordinary ability on the invitation of Chuck Levitan Gallery. She is a mid-career artist with gallery representation all over the world and her art work is in four American Museums: Zimmerli Museum at Rutgers University, Bayly Museum at the University of Virginia, and the Duke University Museum of Art, and MORA (Museum of Russian Art in New Jersey).
Ирина Цезарь (Доктор философии) является известным русским художником, поэтом и философом, живущим в Нью-Йорке. В конце 1980 годов ее искусство и эзотерическая философия стали широко известны в России по серии персональных выставок в русских музеях, двум документальным фильмам о ее искусстве на Всероссийском и Санкт-Петербургском телевидении, по серии телевизионных передач о ее искусстве, радио-интервью и многочисленным статьям в ведущих русских газетах. Она участвовала в диссидентском движении против коммунистического режима, и была приглашена выступить с речью на Учредительной Конференции Свободно-демократической Партии России в дни Путча 1991 г. Она покинула Россию в 1994 г. по визе "О" для выдающихся деятелей культуры, по приглашению галереи Чака Левитана в Сохо, Нью-Йорке. Она является зрелым художником, представлненным галереями по всему миру. Её работы находятся в коллекциях четырёх американских музеев: Циммерли Музея при университете Ратгерс, Музея Бейли университета Верджинии и Музея университета Дюк, и в МОРА (Музей Русского Искусства в Нью-Джерси).
Irene Caesar, Ph.D. is a conceptual artist-provocateur who creates ideological and aesthetic subversions via absurd performances documented by photography to put to the test major concepts of human civilization. She bases her aesthetics upon staging role-games, which express some concept in a metaphorical, symbolic or aphoristic way via making participants interact with some symbolic object or prop, with themselves, or between each other in some very intense or boundary situations – all thoroughly absurd and pushing participants out of the ordinary or acceptable way of behavior toward revelatory experience.
For her publications, exhibitions, and collections, please refer to the "Archive" section of her website. The archive has links to all the recent news, critical reviews, press releases, interview and gallery talks, including her August 2010 interview for NTV America, November and December interviews for TV3 Boston, and the photo-reportage of her November 2009 solo show at the Aragon Gallery / Orensanz Art Foundation Gallery, SoHo, NYC.
IRENE CAESAR, Ph.D.
2013 • Group show “Concerning the Spiritual Tradition in Russian Art,” Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation Collection, TMORA (Museum of Russian Art in Menneapolis) (Alena Anosova, Edward Bekkerman, Farid Bogdalov, Leonid Borisov, Olga Bulgakova, Oleg Bourov, Irene Caesar, Mihail Chemiakin, Maria Elkonina, Valeriy Gerlovin, Rimma Gerlovina, Dimitry Gerrman, Francisco Infante, Otari Kandaurov, Anton S. Kandinsky, SanSan Kara, Konstantin Khudyakov, Mikhail Koulakov, Yefim Ladyzhensky, Valentina Lebedeva, Tatiana Levitskaia, Sergei Maliutin, Komar and Melamid, Artem Mirolevich, Igor Molochevski, Ernst Neizvestny, Natalia Nesterova, Alexander Ney, Shimon Okshteyn, Vladimir Ovchinnikov, Valeri Pianov, Dmitri Plavinsky, Petr Pushkarev, Oscar Rabin, Eduard Shteinberg, Alexander Sitnikov, Anatolii Slepyshev, Alexi Tyapushkin, Yakov Vinkovetsky, Alexander Zakharov and Gennadii Zubkov, January-May. 2012 • Group Show "ONTIME" representing artworks of the nominees for The LomonosovArt Prize, yearly awarded by the Moscow University, named after M. V. Lomonosov, for the Intellectual Achievements in Art, Gallery LomArt, Sub-department "Aesthetics: Art Business", Philosophy Department, Moscow University, October 12-14: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PMjtLMXMVw • Solo show “Anthropretation”, the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York, September 13-October 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HDlQIsbvehc • Group Show “Triumph of Caissa: Dedication to Marcel Duchamp”, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, May 19-June 3: http://www.tretyakovgallery.ru/en/calendar/root5601776/root56017763466/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbd3H5LZOtc • Group Show “Shadow-Lands: the Suffering Image”, Dennys Lascelles Gallery, Deakin University, Australia (curated by Gavin Keeney): “Last Breath” by Irene Caesar (video and studio-quality photographs of a performance staging the waterboarding of Matvey Krylov, an opposition activist, who created the opposition motto “We will not Forget! We will not Forgive!”), April: http://cornell.academia.edu/agencex/Talks/79406/_Shadow-lands_The_Suffering_Image • Lecture and video presentation of the art project “Irene Caesar: Anthropretation” at the Second International Festival of Culture “Aqua-Fest”, Sukhum, Abkhazia (May): http://apsnypress.info/news/6364.html http://youtu.be/0-XXJw_o1Rg http://youtu.be/KnWkeLZfjwk • Solo show "THE ARTWORLD: Arthur Danto’s Conceptual History in the Role Games of an Absurdist Irene Caesar" (April 10-21) with Irene Caesar’s Performance "ART INTEGRATION: 300 Color Balls to Damien Hirst" with the participation of the students of the Moscow State University at the Moscow Center of Photography, produced by the Philosophy Department (Sub-department “Aesthetics: Art business’) of the Moscow University, April 10-21. The performance (on April 10th, 2012) included the presentation in Moscow of Irene Caesar’s performance with Arthur Danto "Arthur Danto contributes to Damien Hirst's Spot Paintings" (2010) as a video installation. The exhibit included the presentation of Irene Caesar’s video dialogue with Arthur Danto "Irene Caesar asks Arthur Danto about the End of Art" (2010). One of the participants of the performance was Sergey Dzikevich, the head of the Sub-department "Aesthetics: Art Business," Philosophy Department, Moscow University. Performance became Irene Caesar's response to Damien Hirst's global exhibit of his "Spot Paintings" in 2012. http://www.foto-expo.ru/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=388:the-artworld&catid=1:2011-03-04-16-48-19 http://youtu.be/wvlRamTeB_U http://youtu.be/NyMhemcrjto http://youtu.be/-Vtrcra1ZZM • Art Fair Realisme, in Amsterdam, represented by Eduard Planting Gallery, January: http://www.eduardplanting.com/shows--art-fairs/past-shows/realisme-12.html • On January, 25 of Irene Caesar artworks entered the collection of MMOMA (Museum of Modern Art, Moscow): http://www.mmoma.ru/ • In April, 12 artworks by Irene Caesar entered the collection of the Mashkov State Art Museum in Volgograd, Russian Federation, including the triptych “God Alexander Melamid performs three Sacred Rituals: Baptism, Communion, and Blessing” (with the participation of Alexander Melamid): http://www.volgogradmuseum.ru/event/?event=64 • Series of lectures “Problems of Identification and Interpretation of Contemporary Art” and slide show of Irene Caesar’s recent art projects at the Philosophy Department of the Moscow University, Sub-department “Aesthetics: Art-business”, Russian Federation (February-March). In the framework of the series of lectures, Irene Caesar made public her “Manifesto Death of Postmodernism” as a public lecture, published by the Moscow University as a video on its web site: http://s5a8d.livejournal.com/44802.html http://youtu.be/CcZ2JUwC8vA http://youtu.be/kxw3kU_DCW0 http://youtu.be/DO9jKxBxqiw • Lecture and video installation by Irene Caesar, Moscow Department of Culture, Department of Culture of the Central Administrative District, Moscow State Institution of Culture, Exhibition Hall "Gallery A3", Moscow, February: http://www.a3gallery.ru/news/irene_caesar/2012-01-25-89
2009 • VASA Online Gallery Talk and Showcase: http://vasa-project.com/archive/video/caesar.html • Solo Show "A New History of Ideas in Pictures," Orensanz Art Gallery, SoHo, NY*: http://artscapeweb.com/orensanznews/irenecaesarinvite.html 2007 • Grant Gallery, SoHo, NY 2005 • Charitable Auction for the Benefit of the Victims of Bislan, Osetia, Grant Gallery, SoHo, NY 2000 • Grant Gallery, SoHo, NY • Salon 2000, Limner Gallery, NY 1999 • "Original Viewing - Nudes", The National Arts Club, NY • "The Instant Between Past & Future", Jacob Javits Federal Building, by "Nike" Gallery, NY 1996 • Bolivar Galleries, Washington, DC 1995 • Berman - E.N. Gallery, SoHo, NY • First North American Russian Council & Women’s National Republican Club, Charitable Art Auction Benefit, NY Catalogue • Open Center Gallery, SoHo, NY Catalogue* • Chuck Levitan Gallery, SoHo, NY Catalogue* 1994 • Club of the Occidental Petroleum, Ltd., St. Petersburg, Russia* 1993 • The Museum of History of St. Petersburg University, Russia* • "Neva News" Newspaper, St. Petersburg, Russia* 1992 • Russian Museum, The Marble Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia 1991 • St. Petersburg City Hall (The Days of the August Putsch), The Constituent Conference of the Free Democratic Party of Russia* • Fon Dervitz Palace of Culture, The Center of Russian Art, St. Petersburg, Russia* • The Museum of History of St. Petersburg, Russian-French Exhibition, Russia 1990 • The Museum of Contemporary Russian Art of the Foundation of Free Russian Art, an Opening Exhibition in St. Petersburg, the Exhibition all over Russia 1989 • Festival of Contemporary Music in St. Petersburg, Russia* • Palace of Students of St. Petersburg University, Russia* • Gorky Palace of Culture, Festival of the Central Newspaper "Smena", St. Petersburg, Russia • Department of Philosophy, St. Petersburg University, Russia* 1984 • University Competition of Graphic Art at the Exhibition of Drawings, St. Petersburg University, Russia
2012 • On October 12, Irene Caesar, Ph.D., voiced out her “Manifesto of Absurd Critical Realism” at the opening of the Group Show "ONTIME" representing artworks of the nominees for The LomonosovArt Prize, yearly awarded by the Moscow University, named after M. V. Lomonosov, for the Intellectual Achievements in Art (October 12-14, 2012), in which she participated with her portrait of Arthur Danto as an absurd role game “Arthur Danto Contributes to Damien Hirst’s Spot Paintings” (2010), Gallery LomArt, Sub-department "Aesthetics: Art Business", Philosophy Department, Moscow University: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PMjtLMXMVw • Irene Caesar, Ph.D., gives interview to Natalia Bychkova, curator for the Group Show "ONTIME" of the nominees for The LomonosovArt Prize, yearly awarded by the Moscow University, named after M. V. Lomonosov, for the Intellectual Achievements in Art (October 12-14, 2012), Gallery LomArt, Sub-department "Aesthetics: Art Business", Philosophy Department Moscow University, October 12: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z8KwfYHhuv0#! • Public lecture “Matrix City” at the Harriman Institute, Columbia University, NYC, September 13: http://youtu.be/qlGoejv_gis • Interview “Persona Grata” for Mikhail Gusev, NTV-America, September 14. • Essay by Arthur Danto about Irene Caesar "Art Figures as Artworks: a new series of photographic portraits by Irene Caesar" (2010) published in the “Dialogue of Arts” as “Trickster’s Commentary”, an official art journal of the Museum of Modern Arts in Moscow (MMOMA) (#2, April, pp. 68-70) together with his conceptual portraits by Irene Caesar in the style of absurdist role games, and portraits of A.D. Coleman, the patriarch of photo criticism in the United States, Carter Ratcliff, the leading art critic of the “Art in America”, Dan Cameron, the former director of the New Museum in New York, and director of the American Biennale, and Grady Turner, the art critic for “Art News” and former director of Sex Museum in New York • Public Lecture “The Role of Woman in Art”, and Public Lecture: “Irene Caesar: Antropretation” at the Second International Festival of Culture “Aqua-Fest”, Sukhum, Abkhazia (May): http://apsnypress.info/news/6364.html http://youtu.be/0-XXJw_o1Rg http://youtu.be/KnWkeLZfjwk • Interview for the Abkhazian TV (May) • Irene Caesar’s Manifesto "DEATH OF POSTMODERNISM" delivered as a speech at her solo show "The Artworld: Arthur Danto's conceptual history in the role games by an absurdist Irene Caesar," produced by the Sub-department "Aesthetics: Art Business," Philosophy Department, Moscow University in the Moscow Center for Photography, April 10. The exhibit included the presentation of Irene Caesar’s video dialogue with Arthur Danto "Irene Caesar asks Arthur Danto about the End of Art" (2010): http://youtu.be/wvlRamTeB_U • Interview for Russian Mind (London) “Irene Caesar: Art as Shock Therapy” (March): http://russianmind.com/content/irene-caesar-art-shock-therapy • Interview for “Credo” with Svetlana Vais “Gospel of Alex Melamid” about the project with the participation of Alexander Melamid (May): http://www.portal-credo.ru/site/?act=news&id=91924 • Irene Caesar, Ph.D. “On the Holographic Principle of globalization” (Irene Caesar on a new principle for social philosophy): http://youtu.be/UX6FAWEG6G4 • Video dialogues with leading artists and art critics about contemporary art, such as Yury Samodurov (curator for the State Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow, the former director of the Andrei Sakharov Museum); Andrey Tolstoy (Vice President of the State Pushkin Museum, Moscow); Kirill Svetlyakov (Head of the Contemporary Art Department at the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow), Dmitri Plavinsky, German Vinogradov, Alexey Belyaev Guintovt, and others for the Archive of the Museum of Modern Art, Moscow: http://youtu.be/y56SZgOWdSQ http://youtu.be/344JxiIJqPg • Series of lectures “Problems of Identification and Interpretation of Contemporary Art” and video installation at the Philosophy Department of the Moscow University, Sub-department “Aesthetics: Art-business”, Russian Federation, February-March. In the framework of the series of lectures, Irene Caesar made public her “Manifesto Death of Postmodernism” as a Public Lecture, published by the Moscow University as a video on its web site. http://youtu.be/CcZ2JUwC8vA http://youtu.be/kxw3kU_DCW0 http://youtu.be/DO9jKxBxqiw • Irene Caesar’s conceptual photograph "In Principio Erat Verbum" is published in the "Maintenant 6" – a Journal of Contemporary Dada Writing & Art in NYC, May (Three Rooms Press): http://riverpineanthologyofcivicdiscourse.wordpress.com/2012/04/02/found-a-diamond-in-the-gutter-maintenant-6/ • Article “Breath Holograms by Irene Caesar” by The Art Foundation "Art Project" about the absurdist art-action "Last Breath" – the role game, which enacted the famous American water torture -- waterboarding. Article contains also the text by Matvey Krylov, who participated in the art action in the role of a “victim.” Matvey Krylov became a sort of a symbol for the political opposition in Russia. It was he who had first cried out the now-famous motto of the Russian opposition "We will not Forget! We will not Forgive!" when he splashed a prosecutor with water on a court door step (February 2012): http://www.fondartproject.ru/artprocess/gologrammy-dykhanija-iriny-cezar/ • Lecture and video installation by Irene Caesar, Moscow Department of Culture, Department of Culture of the Central Administrative District, Moscow State Institution of Culture, Exhibition Hall "Gallery A3", Moscow, February: http://www.a3gallery.ru/news/irene_caesar/2012-01-25-89 2011 • Irene Caesar’s Talk “Principal Survival notwithstanding the Death of Art and the Art of Death” at the Conference “Languages of Social Sciences: Philosophy and Sociology in the Search for Dialogue,” Russian State Academy of National Economics and State Service, Moscow, Russian Federation, November: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-JVTlWHtW4&feature=related • Irene Caesar’ Video Interview and showcase with Geo Geller “People of Art as Objects of Art,” Chelsea, New York, October: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ7OKIiIe8U • Video film “A dialogue between Irene Caesar and Arthur Danto about the end of art, Vitaly Komar and the elephants, spot painting by Damien Hirst and the Brillo Box”, October: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flPjRczxKQs • An article by Ekaterina Dais on Irene Caesar "Caesar, Shpuk and vagabonds," all-Russian newspaper "Nezavisimaya Gazeta”, October 6th http://exlibris.ng.ru/lit/2011-10-06/5_art.html • Interview to Oleg Sulkin for the Voice of America, September 26: “Irene Caesar: I do not have a right to hide behind the camera:” http://www.voanews.com/russian/news/arts/Irina-Ceasar-2011-09-26-130570188.html • Video Interview to Claudia Schwalb for Salondagmara, September 28th: http://www.youtube.com/user/caesarstudios#p/a/u/1/YGkHaW_9FT0 http://www.youtube.com/user/caesarstudios#p/a/u/0/E9zgWtRMB00 • Video Interview for the Kolodzei Art Foundation on the occasion of the participation in the Jubilee show "Concerning the Spiritual Tradition in Russian Art: Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation" at the Chelsea Art Museum, NY, April • Video film: “Irene Caesar makes a video statement on her project “Dissent: portraits of dissidents in the style of dissent:” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POpbKi0FvL4 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xk3xea_dissident-cinema-project-irene-caesar-photograpy-director_creation • Video film “Irene Caesar shooting Father Michael Meerson for the film “Dissidents”: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xjv2kh_irene-caesar-shooting-the-priest_news • Interview and Showcase for “The Art Assassin 2 - a nonfiction novel by Albert Wang in the form of interviews with artists”: “A Portrait of the Artist as Joan of Arc, or the Ideological Provocateur: Irene Caesar:” http://theartassassin2.wordpress.com/2011/05/14/assassination-irene-caesar-artist-represented-by-alexandre-gertsman-gallery/ • Interview (including radio interview and Showcase) for Dmitry Volchek "Non-conformism is Alive" on “Radio Svoboda (Freedom)” in the Program "Above Barriers" on the art project "Dissent - portraits of dissidents in the style of dissent”, and its appearance in the film "Dissidents" by Victor Balashov (an important Soviet-era dissident and political prisoner), done in collaboration with Irene Caesar as photography director, August: http://www.svobodanews.ru/content/transcript/24300132.html Sound for the interview: http://www.svobodanews.ru/audio/audio/322444.html • "Madonna Liberated" and "Salvation Now" by Irene Caesar make their appearance, along a few others, in the video by the Voice of America recorded at the opening of the group show of forty artists "Concerning the Spiritual Tradition in Russian Art: Selections from the Kolodzei Art Foundation" in the Chelsea Art Museum (Apr. 14-May 5th), NY, where Irene Caesar participates with these two works: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLY1LvGJn_0&feature=player_embedded • “The Templar” by Irene Caesar (conceptual portrait of Edmund Voyer, the Prior of the Knights Templar, NYC) on the cover of the book by Ekaterina Dais "John Fowles and mysterial tradition," М.: Club Castalie, 2011. – 244 p. (published April), which is included in the list of the best books of the 3rd week of April by the "Nezavisimaia Gazeta," Russia; and the list of the best five non-fiction books of 2011 by "Nezavisimaia Gazeta": http://exlibris.ng.ru/five/2011-04-21/1_fbook.html http://exlibris.ng.ru/lit/2011-12-29/2_kgoda.html#.TvuBO4lolgw.facebook • Interview for RUNY Web and Showcase: “My Ideological Struggle” (Kate Bychkova interviews Irene Caesar), January: http://www.runyweb.com/articles/culture/art/irene-caesar-interview.html 2010 • TV3 Boston Interview and Showcase: “Lena Neva interviews Irene Caesar for the Program MEETING INTERESTING PEOPLE, December: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D612JSVMZEY • TV3 Boston Interview and Showcase RUSSIAN TIME, November: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-d9mHyAb_w • Videofilm “Arthur Danto speaks about Irene Caesar”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aK1cSrzBrGY • Arthur Danto’s essay on Irene Caesar “Art Figures as Artworks of Art: a new series of photographic portraits by Irene Caesar” • NTV-AMERICA: Mikhail Gusev interviews Irene Caesar for the Program PERSONA GRATA, August: http://vimeo.com/14454945 • RESPONSES (Wanderlustmind) Showcase and Interview,* August: http://wanderlustmind.com/2010/08/20/irene-caesar/ • John Haber, "Critic Victorious," Review of Irene Caesar's Project "People of Art as Objects of Art," NEW.YORK.ART.CRIT., August: http://www.haberarts.com/ubarth.htm • Ekaterina Dais, "The Return of The Great Goddess," essay about Irene Caesar, magazine LADY BOSS, #14, p. 44, Abhazia, July: http://liter.net/=/Eka/articles/caesar.htm • “In defense of Aristotle's model of happiness against the model of happiness by the Institutional Christianity,” Paper presented at the Annual International Philosophy Conference, Russian Christian Academy for Humanities, St. Petersburg, Russia, May: http://www.rhga.ru/science/conferences/y_confer/ • “Why we should not be unhappy about happiness via Aristotle” (The functionalist account of Aristotle’s notion of eudaimonia), Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, February, ISBN 3838344995 (978-3838344997): http://www.amazon.com/SHOULD-UNHAPPY-ABOUT-HAPPINESS-ARISTOTLE/dp/3838344995 • IN TO VIEWS Showcase and Interview,* January: http://intoviews.wordpress.com/2010/01/27/irene-caesar/ 2009 • Lecture “A New History of Ideas in Pictures”, VASA Gallery, the Netherlands, December*: http://vasa-project.com/archive/video/caesar.html • A NEW HISTORY OF IDEAS IN PICTURES, Film by Anna Dadiomov: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJnLN9esRHc • “Why we should not be unhappy about happiness via Aristotle” (The functionalist account of Aristotle’s notion of eudaimonia), Doctoral Thesis, CUNY Graduate Center 2004 • “Confined Verse”, Book of Poetry, St. Petersburg University Press / Institute for the Humanities Press • The New Yorker magazine, Nov.1, 2004, The Publication of “To My Son” Poem: http://archives.newyorker.com/?iid=15265&startpage=page0000105 • “Proportion as a True Principle of Aristotle’s eudaimonia”, Paper presented at the Philosophy Department Colloquia Series, CUNY Graduate Center, NY 2003 • “On Neoplatonic influence in the Shakespearean Sonnets”, Paper presented at the Philosophy Department Colloquia Series, CUNY Graduate Center, NY 2002 • “Does Socrates have a solution to the Meno’s Paradox”, Paper presented at the Philosophy Department Colloquia Series, CUNY Graduate Center, NY • Helen Efthimiadis-Keith (University of the North), “Text and interpretation: Gender and violence in the Book of Judith, Scholarly Commentary and the Visual Arts from the Renaissance Onward”, Old Testament Essays 15:1, 64-84 – The analysis of Judith’s depiction by Gentileschi Artemisia, Andrea Mantegna, Gustav Climpt and Irene Caesar: http://ukzn.academia.edu/HellenEfthimiadisKeith/Papers/852629/Text_and_interpretation_Gender_and_violence_in_the_Book_of_Judith_scholarly_commentary_and_the_visual_arts_from_the_Renaissance_onward_Helen_Efthimiadis-_ 2001 • “Why so many philosophers are unhappy with happiness via Aristotle”, Paper presented at the Conference of the New Jersey Association of Philosophy, Fall Meeting 2000 • “Leonardo the Trickster”, Essay Published in Aurora, The Philosophy Dept. Journal, CUNY Graduate Center, January 1995 • New York Open Center, Catalogue, SoHo, NY 1993 • “St. Petersburg 93”, Catalogue, “Manej”/Central Exhibition Hall, Coordinating Council for the Creation of the Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg • “Art of Spirits”, Book On the Visionary Art & Catalogue of Paintings by Irene Caesar, Ivan Fyodorov Publishing House 1989-1994 • Documentary Film about Irene Caesar in the Program “Parallels”, Russian Television; film was repeated on Russian Television Show “The Fifth Wheel” and on St. Petersburg TV • Telecast about Irene Caesar in the TV Program “Autograph of the Day” with the participation of Oleg Pokrovsky, the scholar of Russian avant-garde, and the disciple and biographer of Pavel Filonov, St. Petersburg TV • Telecast about Irene Caesar on “600 Seconds”, St. Petersburg TV • Telecast about Irene Caesar on “Tele-Courier”, St. Petersburg TV • Interviews with Irene Caesar on St. Petersburg Radio, Programs “Publicist” & “Day After Day” • Radiocast about Irene Caesar on “Radio Russia” • Articles about Irene Caesar `in Russian Newspapers: “Neva News” (English-language press), “Smena”, “Vechernij Petersburg”, “University” (the official newspaper of St. Petersburg University)
• MMOMA - Museum of Modern Art, Moscow • The Nasher Art Museum, Duke University, North Carolina, USA • The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, USA • The Bayly Art Museum, University of Virginia, USA • “The Other Art” Musuem, Moscow, Russia • The Andrei Sakharov Museum, Moscow, Russia • Mashkov State Art Museum in Volgograd, Russia • MORA, Museum of Russian Art, New Jersey, USA • Museum of Contemporary Russian Art of the Foundation of Free Russian Art, St. Petersburg, Russia • Kolodzei Collection at the Kolodzei Art Foundation, USA • Art Collection of the Angel Orensanz Art Foundation, NYC, USA • Prof. Arthur Danto, Columbia University, NYC, USA • Dr. Norton T. Dodge, Collection of Russian Non-Conformist Art at the Cremona Foundation, USA • Spazio Tempo Arte, Verona, Italy • Lida van Dyk, Diplomatic Corps of South African Republic • Elena Zakharova, City Hall of St. Petersburg, Committee of Culture, Russia • Prof. Elena Proshina, Government of the Russian Federation, North-West Civil Service Training Center, President of the Society "Memorial" for the victims of Stalinist political repressions, Russia • Prof. Konstantin Pigrov, St. Petersburg University, Russia • Prof. Douglas Lackey, CUNY Graduate Center, USA • "National Cultural House", Interregional Charitable Foundation, Russia and the Former Soviet Union, Russia • Closed Joint Stock Company "Legion", International, Russia
• Paintings of Irene Caesar are in private collections in the US, France, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Austria, and South African Republic.
1975-1979 Peterhof Art School, class of Mark Tumin, St. Petersburg, Russia 1980-1985 BA Philosophy (specialization in aesthetics / theory of art), St. Petersburg State University, Russia 1998-2009 Ph.D. Philosophy (specialization in aesthetics / ethics / history of philosophy), CUNY Graduate Center, NYC Photography / Photoshop, etc. training, including 5 Studio Photography Courses, at SVA, ICP, and NCC.