Makhachkala, b.1984

Ebecho Muslimova

Ebecho Muslimova, known for her raucous and sexually uninhibited character "Fatebe" creates paintings and works on paper that beguile the eye as much as they humor the mind. Fatebe's physical contortions and unpredictable quandaries play themselves out like performances on the canvas: each work depicts a single event that uncannily combines self-consciousness, comedy and vulnerability. Muslimova's technical prowess as a painter helps to underscore the sheer delight of Fatebe's misadventures. "As her life continues, Fatebe is faced with newly articulated objects, stretched over landscapes that are populated with new temptations and ghosts. With adoring precision, Muslimova codifies the echoes of domesticity, luxury, nature, education, psychology, fetish, and art itself—images that have the capacity to haunt her. Nothing can deter Fatebe, though. From her gleeful smile, we can assume that her...

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Biography

Ebecho Muslimova, known for her raucous and sexually uninhibited character "Fatebe" creates paintings and works on paper that beguile the eye as much as they humor the mind. Fatebe's physical contortions and unpredictable quandaries play themselves out like performances on the canvas: each work depicts a single event that uncannily combines self-consciousness, comedy and vulnerability. Muslimova's technical prowess as a painter helps to underscore the sheer delight of Fatebe's misadventures. "As her life continues, Fatebe is faced with newly articulated objects, stretched over landscapes that are populated with new temptations and ghosts. With adoring precision, Muslimova codifies the echoes of domesticity, luxury, nature, education, psychology, fetish, and art itself—images that have the capacity to haunt her. Nothing can deter Fatebe, though. From her gleeful smile, we can assume that her convictions only gain momentum with every new opportunity to test them." (Natasha Stagg, Cura Magazine).

Ebecho Muslimova received her BFA at Cooper Union in New York, NY in 2010. Muslimova has presented solo exhibitions at Magenta Plains, New York, NY; Galerie Maria Bernheim, Zürich, CH; White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO and Room East, New York, NY. Her work has been included in group exhibitions at Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, CH; Kunsthalle St. Gallen, CH; Tanya Leighton, Berlin, DE; Delmes & Zander, Cologne, DE and Ellis King, Dublin, IE. Muslimova created a large scale mural for The 32nd Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia in 2017. Her work has been featured in publications such as Forbes, The New York Times, Artforum, Art in America, Mousse, Artnet, Hyperallergic, and Cura Magazine, among others. Muslimova is included in Jeffrey Deitch's new Unrealism book published by Rizzoli featuring twenty seven artists and major essays by Johanna Fateman, Alison Gingeras, and Aria Dean. In 2020, Muslimova will participate in a forthcoming exhibition at Jeffrey Deitch in Los Angeles, mount a solo exhibition at Galerie Maria Bernheim, and participate in the 58th Edition of October Salon in Belgrade. She will mount an exhibition at The Drawing Center in 2021.

Muslimova currently lives and works in New York, NY.

Artworks

13

Fatebe Ball Toss, 2019

Related Categories

21st Century Art / Acrylic on Canvas / Acrylic Paint / Acrylic Painting / Art of the 2010s / Canvas / Cartoonish/Fictitious Characters / Contemporary Russian Art / Drawing / Figurative Painting / Humor and Satire / Ink on Paper / Makhachkala / New York / Painting / Russia / Russian Art / Sexuality / Storytelling / Sumi Ink / Sumi Ink on Paper / United States / Women Artists

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • 2010

    The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021

    The Drawing Center, New York, NY (forthcoming) 

  • 2020

    Galerie Maria Bernheim, Zurich, Switzerland (forthcoming) 

  • 2019

    TRAPS!, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Unrealism, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2019

    A Detached Hand, Magenta Plains, New York, NY 

  • Throwback Jack, Fredericks  Freiser, New York, NY 

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Education

  • 2010

    The Cooper Union, New York, NY

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2021

    The Drawing Center, New York, NY (forthcoming) 

  • 2020

    Galerie Maria Bernheim, Zurich, Switzerland (forthcoming) 

  • 2019

    TRAPS!, Magenta Plains, New York, NY

  • 2018

    Art Basel Miami, (with Galerie Maria Bernheim) Miami, FL 

  • The Armory Show (with Galerie Maria Bernheim), New York, NY 

  • 2017, Magenta Plains, New York, NY     

  • 2016

    Ebecho Muslimova, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO 

  • 2015

    Ebecho Muslimova, Room East, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

  • 2020

    Unrealism, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2019

    A Detached Hand, Magenta Plains, New York, NY 

  • Throwback Jack, Fredericks  Freiser, New York, NY 

  • 2018

    My Silences Had Not Protected Me, Fort Gansevoort, New York, NY 

  • A Study in Scarlett, le Plateau, Frac île-de-France, curated by Gallien Déjean, Paris, FR  

  • No Fear of Fainting in a Gym, Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen, Switzerland 

  • 2017

    The Yellow Wallpaper, Ginerva Gambino, Cologne, Germany 

  • Paris Internationale Art Fair (with Galerie Maria Bernheim), Paris, France 

  • Condo New York curated by Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, Bureau, New York, NY 

  • LISTE Art Fair (with Elis King), Basel, Switzerland 

  • Birth As Creation, The 32nd Biennale of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenia 

  • FATEBE X OLDPUT with Bailey Scieszka, Maria Bernheim, Zürich, Switzerland 

  • Friend ? ?,  Marian Bernheim, Zürich, Switzerland 

  • The Split, Grin, Providence, RI 

  • Protean Vessel(s), Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland 

  • 2016

    True Love Over Physics, Coma, Sydney, Australia 

  • The Murderous Narcissism of Minor Differences, 247365, New York, NY 

  • Commodus Operandi, Andrew Rafacz, Chicago, IL 

  • August and Everything After, Plymouth Rock, Zürich, Switzerland 

  • O/U, Room East and P!, New York, NY 

  • Chatsubo, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin, Germany 

  • Inaugural Exhibition, Romeo, New York, NY 

  • Inside Out, Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, Switzerland 

  • She Might Be curated by David Ostrowski  Michail Pirgelis, Delmes Zander, Cologne, Germany 

  • 2015

    Denude, Ramiken Crucible, Los Angeles, CA 

  • Cookie Gate, Ellis King, Dublin, Ireland 

  • Surface Support curated by Amanda Schmitt, Signal, Brooklyn, NY 

  • Possible Collection, Honolulu, Zürich, Switzerland 

  • No Joke curated by Sanya Kantarovsky, Tanya Leighton, Berlin, Germany

Collections

  • Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

  • Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.

  • Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

Lectures/Talks

  • 2016

    Artist Talk | Ebecho Muslimova, The Swiss Institute, New York, NY. January 26, 2016.

Publications

  • 2020

    Unrealism, Jeffrey Deitch, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2018

    Ebecho Muslimova. FATEBE: Volume 2. Paris: Three Star Books, 2018.

  • 2016

    Ebecho Muslimova. FATEBE: Volume 1. Paris: onestar Press, 2016. 

  • 2015

    Beatrix Ruf and Avery Singer. Avery Singer. Zurich: JRP|Ringier, 2015.

Bibliography

  • 2019

    Halle, Howard, "The best art shows and exhibits in NYC," Time Out New York, October 2019.

  • Cascone, Sarah, "Editor's Picks: 19 Things Not to Miss in New York's Art World This Week," artnet news, October 2019.

  • Stagg, Natasha, "Ebecho Muslimova," Cura, Issue 30, 2019

  • 2018

    Chloe Wyma. “Project: Ebecho Muslimova.” Artforum, May 2018. 

  • Sarah Cascone, “This Artist’s Surreal Paintings Imagine the Adventures of an Outrageous and Unstoppable Alter Ego—See Them Here,” artnet News, January 2018. 

  • “9 Artists to Watch in January 2018,” Artspace, January 2018. 

  • Wendy Vogel, “Critics’ Picks: Ebecho Muslimova,” Artforum.com, January 2018. 

  • Noah Dillon, “New Year, New York Gallery Hop,” Elephant.com, January 2018 

  • Brienne Walsh, “A Dick Joke Made By A Woman: On Fatebe, The Character Created By Artist Ebecho Muslimova,” Forbes.com, January 2018.

  • 2017

    Ingrid Luquet-Gad, “Paris Internationale, foire de la jeune creation,” Numéro Magazine, October 2017. 

  • Karim Crippa, “5 Most Noteworthy Booths From FIAC and Paris Internationale,” Sleek Magazine, October 2017. 

  • Nicolas Trembley, “Entre sexe, provocation et humour, l'artiste Ebecho Muslimova fait mouche,” Numéro Magazine, September 2017. 

  • Joseph Nechvatal, “A Slovenian Biennial That Breaks the Mold,” Hyperallergic, August 2017. 

  • Sam Korman, “Critic’s Guide: Condo New York,” Frieze, July 2017.

  • 2016

    Beckett Mufson, “Meet Fatebe, Our Body-Positive Art Obsession,” The Creators Project, September 2016. 

  • Mira Dayal, “Juxtaposing Exhibitions,” “Juxtaposing Exhibitions,” Aesthetica Magazine, September 2016.

  • 2015

    Ken Johnson, “Ebecho Muslimova Draws a Clumsy, Manic Alter Ego”, The New York Times, July 2015. 

  • Piper Marshall, “Critics’ Picks: Ebecho Muslimova at Room East”, ArtForum, July 2015. 

  • “‘The Crack-up’ and Ebecho Muslimova at Room East, New York, Mousse Magazine, July 2015. 

  • “Cookie Gate at Ellis King,” Elephant Magazine, June 2015.