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Art Prospect Festival
September 12-15, 2013
St. Petersburg, Russia
The second international public art festival Art Prospect showcased the original work of fifteen artists and art collectives from Russia, the Netherlands and the United States responding to the theme “the Artist as Urban Gardener.” Using various art forms, including collage, sculpture, video, and performance, the artists transformed Liteiny Prospect into an interactive space for creative dialogue with residents about the urban environment.
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September 7-15, 2013
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Third Rail Projects (Tom Pearson & Marissa Nielsen-Pincus) collaborated with with dance artists in Kazakhstan for ArtBat Festival 2013 on a public performance called "Fountain".
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Arts Leadership Fellows
June 18-27, 2013

New York, NY
Arts Leadership Fellows program (ALF) brought six talented young arts managers and curators from Russia and Central Asia to New York City for a ten day intensive residency. The group met with museum curators and department managers at the New Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim, as well as engaging in studio visits, performances and artist talks.
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Central Asia GAL 
April 2013
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Global Art Lab continued an annual series of  workshops in Central Asia. US artists (Zach Morris and Tom Pearson of Third Rail Projects, Kendal Henry and Gabriel Reese) collaborated with local institutions and organizations, highlighting the unique perspectives of that community through a series of classes and a cumulative project.
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Art Prospect Festival
September 20-23, 2012
St. Petersburg, Russia
19 American and Russian artists produced site-specific work in public places along Liteneiy Avenue for the festival Art Prospect. Accompanied by workshops and lectures organized by Ed Woodham of Art in Odd Places, the festival included performances, street art, video projections and art focused on public participation and discussions of the possibilities of public art. Participants included Linda Hesh, Sheryl Oring, Paul Notzold, Swoon and many other lumininaries of public art.
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Public Art Residency
June 19 - 28, 2012
New York, NY
Seven young artists from Central Asia and Russia working in public art came to New York City for an intense ten-day residency filled with workshops, meetings, and studio visits. This included a workshop along 14th Street in Manhattan with Ed Woodham and other staff from the Art in Odd Places festival, studio visits with prolific streets artists Swoon and Gabriel Reese, and presentations by Sarah Schuster of the Wooster Collective.
GAL in Central Asia
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June 1, 2012
St. Petersburg, Russia

Artist Martha Rosler gave an artist talk about her work and process at the Pro Arte Foundation in St. Petersburg, Russia.
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February 29 - April 30, 2012
Russia
CEC ArtsLink, in collaboration with the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, organized and presented the American Traditional Music Festival. The festival brought American performing groups to Russia that have made a significant contribution to the preservation and awareness of cultural heritage.

February 29 - March 10, 2012
St. Petersburg, Nizhny Tagil, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, & Moscow, Russia
Christine Balfa and Balfour Toujours (Cajun) Jeffery Broussard et Ses Amins (Zydeco)

March 21 - 31, 2012
St. Petersburg, Arkhanglsk, Kazan, Nizhny Novgorod, & Moscow, Russia
Wiley and the Wild West (Cowboy) & Paul Zarzyski (Cowboy Poet)

April 9 - 19, 2012
St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, Kirov, & Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
Brotherhood Singers (Gospel/R&B)

April 19 - 30, 2012
St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Yaroslavl, & Moscow, Russia
R. Carlos Nakai Trio (Native America/New Age/Jazz)

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October 5-16, 2011
Vladivostok, Russia
US artist Kendal Henry conducted a public art workshop in Vladivostok, Russia, in collaboration with local artist Pavel Shugurov, the city administration and the US Consulate.

October 3 – 16, 2011
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Kendal Henry
 
traveled to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to give lectures on public art and consult with local artists as part of the final installment of GAL in Central Asia.
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October 3 – 16, 2011
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
JD Beltran 
and Scott Minneman brought their Magic Story Table to The Fine Arts Museum in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan as part of the final installment of GAL in Central Asia.
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October 3-16, 2011

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
New media artist Andrea Steudel led workshops on her distinctive style of public theater in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan as part of the final installment of GAL in Central Asia.  Local artists learned various shadow puppetry techniques, cleverly combining prerecorded video with handmade cutouts to tell multi-layered stories on the walls of the National Fine Arts Museum.
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September 20 - October 2, 2011
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
US artists Kendal Henry and Mark Jenkins conducted public art workshops at Ilkhom Theater in Tashkent, Uzbekistan as part of the final installment of GAL in Central Asia.
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September 3 – 19, 2011
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
US artist Gabriel Reese led a street art festival, workshops and lectures at the Bactria Cultural Centre as part of the final installment of GAL in Central Asia. Evgenii Makshakov (Kyrgyzstan), a street artist who participated in the Global Art Lab NYC trip in March 2011 (see below), also led workshops as part of the festival.
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August 17 – 19, 2011
St. Petersburg, Russia
Evan Roth, co-founder of the Graffiti Research Lab (US), presented digital graffiti on the Palace Bridge in St. Petersburg, Russia, and conducted a workshop for young artists to demonstrate a variety of new techniques and technologies that have helped to transform the street art community, proving how innovative tag-making is not limited to pen, brush or spray can.
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June 6 – 11, 2011

St. Petersburg, Russia
Artists JD Beltran and Scott Minneman worked with Pro Arte Foundation students and community members to gather stories for the interactive Magic Story Table. The Magic Story Table was installed in the Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Petersburg, Russia, as part of VisArt Russia Socially Engaged Art Residencies.
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May 13-14, 2011
Kaliningrad, Russia
With support from the National Centre for Contemporary Arts and CEC ArtsLink Marisa Jahn and Steve Shada completed a site specific work, “The Whale”, as part of the Museum Night Festival in Kaliningrad, Russia. The project was part of CEC ArtsLink’s Socially Engaged Residencies Program.
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March, 2011
New York, NY

CEC ArtsLink’s GAL in Central Asia continued in the Spring of 2011, modeled on the series of projects in 2009, with a visit to New York by six artists from Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. During their intensive trip, the group met with organizations and artists working in the fields of public art and socially engaged art and visited a wide range of contemporary arts museums, galleries, and arts centers. Following this visit to NYC the program participants, together with CEC ArtsLink, chose 4 US artists to travel to Central Asia to conduct workshops and seminars in September and October, 2011.
GAL in Central Asia
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Januray 22-29, 2011
St. Petersburg, Russia
Artists Eve Sussman & Simon Lee conducted a 5-day workshop on narrative and collaboration at the Pro Arte Foundation in St. Petersburg, Russia. The participants were then broken into three groups and charged with the creation of a collaborative work. Each group presented and discussed sketches, footage, performances and ideas for potential projects based on the idea of narrative extracted from everyday life. 
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November 6 - 25, 2010
St. Petersburg, Russia
Artist Evgenia Golant, photographer Solmaz Guseynova, and documentary filmmaker Mikhail Zheleznikov conducted research and interviews with residents in the Admiralteiskiy District of St. Petersburg to create the multimedia installation Stories from the Admiralteiskiy District, a result of an extended socially engaged art project exploring the community in this diverse neighborhood. There was a series of exhibits, screenings and installations throughout the district.
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October 4 - 19, 2010
Perm, Yekaterinburg & St. Petersburg, Russia
CEC invited Evan Roth, the founder of the well-known public art resource network Graffiti Research Lab, to conduct workshops for young artists in Perm, Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg.  The workshops built upon growing interest in street art by teaching young artists and students how to use electronics, projecting equipment, lasers and LED lamps.   Roth explained his techniques for urban hacking, graffiti analysis and the use of technology in public art as part of VisArt Russia’s Socially Engaged Art Residencies.  The workshops and lectures were held at the Library Blinsky in Yekaterinburg, the Perm Museum of Contemporary Art in Perm and the ProArte in St. Petersburg.
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September 28 - October 19, 2010
Nizhny Novgorod & Ulyanovsk, Russia
CEC ArtsLink, in collaboration with the National Center for Contemporary Art in Nizhny Novgorod, invited the New York based graffiti artist, DJ, producer and community art project manager, Fred Sepulveda, otherwise known as Fred Ones, to central Russia. While there he collaborated with local artists and musicians, discussed the historical significance of graffiti culture and developed methods to represent Nizhny Novgorod and Ulyanovsk’s past and present in public spaces.  The residency resulted in collaborative public music events and a large-scale mural.
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September 28 – October 9, 2010
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, Tashkent & Bukhara, Uzbekistan &
St. Petersburg, Russia
Art critic and Contributing Editor to Art in America and Artpress Eleanor Heartney traveled to Central Asia and gave lectures at the American University in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and the Ilkhom Theater in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.  While in Uzbekistan Heartney met with the Director of the Bukhara Museum of Art and artists of the Samarkand Union of Artists' gallery.  She completed her tour with talks at the Pro Arte Foundation and Smolny College in St. Petersburg, Russia.

September, 2010
Yaroslavl, Russia
Upon the request of our colleagues at the Regional Agency for Creative Initiatives, CEC ArtsLink invited the artist and curator Kendal Henry to conduct an introductory public art workshop for young artists in Yaroslavl, Russia.  The participants in the workshops created an inspired and well received "Bird City," made up of creative bird house designs, sign posts and murals reminding residents that birds and beasts are members of an active community, too.
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May 9 - June 12, 2010
Kemerovo, Russia
Public art curator Kendal Henry and artist Gabriel Reese conducted workshops and lectures on various aspects of public art with students and young artists in the city of Kemerovo, Russia. The workshops and conversations culminated in collaborative public art projects throughout the city including large-scale murals, sculptures, bus stops, and public installation work. They were joined by Russian artist Pavel Shugurov.
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November 25 - December 20, 2009
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Muralist and painter Katherine Gressel worked with students at a school for the hearing impaired in St. Petersburg to create murals for their school. She also led public art workshops for young artists in Krasnoyarsk.
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November 16-22, 2009
St. Petersburg, Russia
Video and installation artist Eve Sussman and curator Chrissie Iles presented lectures at Pro Arte Foundation in St. Petersburg. Eve Sussman also opened an exhibition of her work at Peter and Paul Fortress and Chrissie Iles screened the video series Moving Pictures - Film and Video in Contemporary Artat the Hermitage Theatre. The screening surveyed works by some of the most influential film and video artists from the early 1990's to the present, including Matthew Barney, Steve McQueen, Eija Liisa Ahtila, Shirin Neshat, and installations by Kara Walker, Doug Aitken, PippiLotti Rist, Jeremy Deller, Fiona Tan, Paul McCarthy, Tacita Dean and many others.

October 1-28, 2009
Moscow, Russia
D.C. street artist Mark Jenkins conducted street art workshops in Yekaterinburg and in Moscow in conjunction with the 3rd Moscow Biennale.
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September, 2009
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
As part of the GAL in Central Asia, Amanda Eicher, in collaboration with B'Art: Bishkek Art Center, worked with children in Bishkek on a series of workshops focusing both on technical and therapeutic aspects of self-expression and design.
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September, 2009
Osh, Kyrgyzstan
Daniel Gallegos
 and Jerome Waag traveled to Osh, Kyrgyzstan, to participate in GAL in Central Asia. While in Osh Gallegos and Waag worked with Zhanara Nauruzbaeva to explore one of the most mundane and yet central aspects of everyday life: food. They set up a food stand, The Borrowed Kazan, in the main bazaar where the performance of cooking and serving food served as a way to engage directly with Central Asians of different classes, genders, ethnicities and ages
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September, 2009

Dushanbe, Tajikistan
While in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, as part of GAL in Central Asia Kendal Henry worked with a group of local artists to create public art inspired by the uses and availability of water in the area. Henry was hosted by Farukh Kuziev, Acting Director, Bactria Cultural Center (Dushanbe, Tajikistan).
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September, 2009
Khojand, Tajikistan
During the GAL in Central Asia program, Marisa Jahn developed a poetry competition, 10 Second Bayt, that allowed members of the Khojand community to submit ten-second poetic entries using their cellular phones, capitalizing on the fact that a common cell phone provider in the region does not charge for the first ten seconds of a call.
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May - September, 2009
Professional and Creative Development For Young Artists
Lecture and Seminar Series at Smolny College
St. Petersburg, Russia

September 6-13 2009

US artist Fred Wilson lectured at Smolny College and conducted research for a future installation to reformulate the wall texts of KunstKamera Museum (St. Petersburg).

September 5-24, 2009
New York-based artist Jason Irwin lectured at Smolny Collegeand created a public sculpture in a city courtyard in St. Petersburg. He also led a public art workshop for young artists in Petrozavodsk.

June 19-29, 2009
 
US artist Michael Rakowitz and curator Mark Coetzee conducted workshops on contemporary art with young artists from Russia and Finland as part of a pilot program in collaboration with Smolny Institute (St. Petersburg), Bard College(New York), and KUVA (Finnish Art Academy, Helsinki). 

May 16-28, 2009
New York artist Clarina Bezzola gave a talk at the Smolny College of Liberal Arts in St. Petersburg after conducting a performance-based public art workshop for young artists at the State Center for Contemporary Art in Nizhny Novgorod.

June 16-30, 2009
Seattle, WA & New York, NY, USA
St. Petersburg public art expert Pavel Shugurov gave a presentation about public art in Russia with US curator Kendal Henry at the Americans for the Arts’ Public Art Network’s annual conference in Seattle and met with public art experts and artists in New York.

June 2-13, 2009
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Curator Kendal Henry and artist Luisa Caldwell conducted a public art workshop at the Krasnoyarsk Museum Center resulting in the creation of art works to be presented as part of City Day on June 12.
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May 16-28, 2009
Nizhny Novgorod & St. Petersburg, Russia
New York artist Clarina Bezzola conducted a performance-based public art workshop for young artists at the State Center for Contemporary Art in Nizhny Novgorod and gave a talk at the Smolny College of Liberal Arts in St. Petersburg.
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March 18-28, 2009
Petrozavodsk & St. Petersburg, Russia
David James, professor at the school of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, conducted seminars and lectures for young artists in St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk on the relationship between contemporary art and moving image culture.

March, 2009
New York, NY & San Francisco, CA, USA
As part of CEC ArtsLink’s GAL in Central Asia program our Central Asian partners – Shaarbek Amankulov, Tamara Kadyrbaeva, Georgy Mamedov, and Naim Hakimov – visited New York and San Francisco Bay area alternative arts spaces where they reviewed US artists’ applications for social practice art projects.

September 20-27, 2008
St. Petersburg, Russia
 
Photographer Mickey Smith travelled to St. Petersburg to exhibit her work at Pushkinsky Dom as part of the annual Contemporary Art in Traditional Museums Festival organized by the Pro Arte Institute.

September 17 – October 2, 2008
Yekaterinburg, Russia
New York artist Jason Eppink conducted a week-long workshop on the properties of light and optics in public art for artists in Yekaterinburg in September. The workshop resulted in the creation of new public art works to be exhibited in Yekaterinburg. 

September 2-12, 2008
Petrozavodsk, Russia
New York public art expert Kendal Henry together with performance artist Charlie Todd conducted a workshop with young artists and performers in the small city of Petrozavodsk. This seminar was to be held at the new Vladikavkaz Performing Arts Center, but the location was changed due to unforeseen circumstances.
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September 1-14, 2008
H2O: International Public Art Installation
St. Petersburg, Russia
CEC’s first international exhibition of site-specific works created by leading artists from Northern European countries opened on September 1st on the grounds of the historic Peter and Paul Fortress on the banks of the Neva in St. Petersburg. Simultaneously, the Fountain exhibition, featuring the work of young St. Petersburg artists, was on display in the garden of the Anna Akhmatova Museum. 

June and August 2008
St. Petersburg, Russia
Curator Kendal Henry travelled to St. Petersburg to conduct a two-part workshop for young artists creating public art works for the Fountain exhibition at the Anna Akhmatova Museum.

June 2008
Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Public art curator Kendal Henry (New York, NY) conducted a workshop at the international public art symposium in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan for artists from the countries of the former Soviet Union, Afghanistan and Turkey.

May 2008
Krasnoyarsk, Russia
Choreographer Nancy Zendora and dancer Marie Baker Lee travelled to Krasnoyarsk, Russia to conduct a workshop for local dancers and the general public. Their site-specific piece was performed at the Krasnoyarsk State Museum in conjunction with the Museum Nights Festival on May 17.

February 2008
St. Petersburg, Russia
As the second part of CEC's initiative to support the creation of independent multi-functional alternative art spaces in St. Petersburg, Robert Elmes, Director and Founder of Galapagos Cultural Center in New York, and Archana Horsting, Director of the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, CA travelled to St. Petersburg to make site visits, consult with colleagues, and participate in an international symposium on alternative art spaces at the Pro Arte Institute.

January, 2008
St. Petersburg, Russia

The artist Ji Lee travels to St. Petersburg to conduct a public art workshop for young artists participating in the Pro Arte Institute’s contemporary art educational program resulting in the creation of temporary public art works.
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September, 2007
St. Petersburg, Russia
Choreographer and dancer Nancy Zendora traveled to St. Petersburg to work with young dancers on the creation of a site-specific performance piece at the Kuntskamera Museum as part of the Pro Arte Institute’s annual Contemporary Art in Traditional Museums Festival.

2007
Nizhny Novgorod & Samara, Russia

Public art consultant Kendal Henry and artist Robert Hickman travel to Nizhny Novgorod and Samara to conduct workshops for young artists and students resulting in the creation of public art works in these cities.

June, 2007
Las Vegas, NV, USA
Izhevsk-based ice sculptor/artist Anfim Khanikov traveled to Las Vegas to collaborate with US artists Marina Zurkow and Katie Salan on a public art project in conjunction with the Americans for the Arts Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

June, 2007
New York, NY, USA
Ekaterina Basalaeva
 and Ilya Belenkov, dancers from the Wampeter group in Novosibirsk continue their collaboration with the New York-based dance ensemble Tryst. They perform together at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Sitelines Festival, an outdoor public art event. 

June 2007
Bishkek & Almaty, Kyrgyzstan
US public art curator Kendal Henry and artist Ji Lee traveled to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and Almaty, Kazakhstan to conduct lectures and workshops for artists, city administrators and curators. In Bishkek, they conducted an intensive 10-day workshop for artists and the local arts collective City of Artists, created collaborative public art pieces and galvanized local efforts to make the local arts scene more global. Project Blog

May, 2007
Minneapolis, MN & New York, NY, USA

Five St. Petersburg leaders in the arts, business, and government travel to Minneapolis and New York in May to learn how alternative art spaces are created and operated. The project was organized in collaboration with the Minneapolis-based organization Artspace, which over the past 20 years has become the leading nonprofit real estate developer in the U.S. 

March, 2007
Moscow, Russia
With the support of CEC ArtsLink and the US State Department, five US artists travel to Moscow to attend the 2nd Moscow Biennale in March. The artists participate in an exhibit of American video art shown at the TsUM Department store. 

Vermont Studio Center 2005 - 2007
CEC ArtsLink partnered with the Vermont Studio Center to bring visual artists from Central Asia to the US for month-long residencies. The residencies provided the artists with a supportive environment to create new work, forge relationships with US peers and interact with members of the local community.

2007
Abilsait Atabekov (Kazakhstan)
Vyacheslav Akhunov (Uzbekistan)
Kulnar Akmatova (Kyrgyzstan)

2006
Aigerim Issabekova (Kazakhstan)
Ernes Kurtveliev (Uzbekistan)
Talant Ogobaev (Kyrgyzstan)
Adis Seitaliev (Kyrgyzstan)
Oxana Shatalova (Kazakhstan)

2005
Kerimbek Akmatov (Kyrgyzstan)
Assel Alpysbaeva (Kazakhstan)
Shaarbek Amankul (Kyrgyzstan)
Natalia Dyu (Kazakhstan)
Yerbossyn Meldibekov (Kazakhstan)
Alisher Primkulov (Tajikistan)

October 8-14, 2006
St. Petersburg, Russia
Shawn Patrick McLearen and Gregory Handberg of the Minneapolis-based nonprofit real estate development agency, Artspace Projects, travel to St. Petersburg and Moscow to conduct workshops and meet with local arts, business, and government representatives to evaluate the feasibility of creating a new independent alternative art space in St. Petersburg.

September 8-20, 2006
Nizhny Novogorod, Russia
Public art consultant Kendal Henry and artist Robert Hickman take part in an international conference on public art in Nizhny Novgorod. 
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September 6-14, 2006
Kaliningrad & St. Petersburg, Russia

Ken Rinaldo
 exhibits his robotic and interactive work in Kaliningrad and gives lectures in Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg. 

Summer 2006
Almaty, Kazakhstan & Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
A group of US curators and arts professionals traveled to Central Asia and presented a series of workshops for artists in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The presenters were Todd Bishop, Director of Exhibition Funding of the Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY); Charlotte Cohen, Regional Fine Arts Manager of US General Services Administration (New York, NY); Christian Haye, Director of The Project (New York, NY); Gordon Knox, Director of Montalvo Residency Program (Saratoga, CA); Trevor Smith, Curator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, NY).

Summer 2005
Almaty, Kazakhstan & Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
A group of established US artists – Maureen Connor, video artist and sculptor (New York, NY); Tony Feher, sculptor (New York, NY); Lisa Kereszi, photographer (New York, NY); and Simon Leung, installationist (Los Angeles, CA) – gave public lectures and workshops for artists in Almaty, Kazakhstan and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

Spring 2005
Central Asia
CEC ArtsLink organized a series of seminars on Arts Festival management, bringing US festival directors Ruth Bradley, Director of Athens International Film Festival (Athens, OH), and Margaret Lawrence, Director of Programming at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH), to Central Asia for 10 days. Following one seminar, local coordinator Elena Mikhailova remarked that “the seminar really helped to remind us why we began this work in the first place… the most important outcome of the seminar is that it forced the participants to think about developing joint efforts between [arts organizations] and to allow interaction and mutual cooperation to become the norm.”

2004
St. Petersburg, Russia
CEC ArtsLink organizes an international symposium on the work of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov in conjunction with the opening of their exhibition The Incident in the Museum and Other Installationsat the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Critics and specialists from the US, Russia and Europe participate in this event, which marks the artists' first exhibition and visit to Russia since leaving in 1988.

2004
Yekaterinburg & St. Petersburg, Russia

Korean-American video artist Sooja Kim travels to St. Petersburg to discuss her work shown at the State Russian Museum as part of the ProSmotr Video Festival, to Moscow to lecture and show her work at the Institute for Contemporary Art, and to Yekaterinburg to speak in conjunction with the public showing of her work on an electronic billboard in the center of the city as part of the OUTVIDEO Festival.

2002-2004
Russia & New York, NY, USA
A two-way exchange program for Russian and American video artists is conducted in collaboration with the New York contemporary art center Art in General. US video artists travel to four cities in Russia to lead in-depth workshops and screen new video work. In 2004, the work of 16 Russian video artists is presented in New York and Russia. Four artists travel to New York to screen their work, participate in a discussion about Russian video and visit galleries, museums and artists' studios.

2001, 2003
Russia
US photographers Allen Frame and Franc Franca travel to five cities in Russia to show Electric Blanket, which they co-curated with Nan Goldin, and to conduct workshops for young photographers on current trends in American photography. Including the work of over 200 photographers from around the world, Electric Blanket is an open-ended, site-specific photo installation and slide show about AIDS.

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Bang on a Can Partnership

November 24 - December 18, 2010
Petrozavodsk & St. Petersburg, Russia
Percussion duo Meehan/Perkins, the cello duo Dyophonie and electronic music duo Fol Chen performed in St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk as part of the 2+2+2 Festival of New American Music. 
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September 25 - 30, 2010
Petrozavodsk, Kaliningrad, Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia
Contemporary music ensemble ETHEL performed in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Petrozavodsk and Kaliningrad.
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September 25 - October 8, 2009
Petrozavodsk & Perm, Russia
New York Musicians Dok Gregory and Peter Principle of Tuxedomoon performed with Russian musicians at the Apositsia Music Forum (St. Petersburg), the Long Arms Festival (Moscow) and at venues in Petrozavodsk and Perm.

November 7-14, 2008
Petrozavodsk & St. Petersburg, Russia
Contemporary music ensemble So Percussion and composer Mark Applebaum performed and conducted master classes in St. Petersburg and Petrozavodsk as part of the American Seasons Festival organized by the Institute Pro Arte.

October 1-9, 2008
Nizhny Novgorod, Yaroslavl, Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia
US musicians Rhys Chatham and Charles Amirkanian performed and conducted workshops in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Nizhny Novgorod and Yaroslavl in conjunction with the Long Arms Festival and Aposistsia Music Forum.

2007
Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia
San-Francisco based Beth Custer Ensemble traveled to Russia performed their original soundtrack to the 1929 Georgian film My Grandmother as part of the Apositsia Music Forum in St. Petersburg and the Long Arms Festival in Moscow.

September 29 – October 1, 2006
Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia
Pamela ZJG Thirlwell, and Real Quiet Trio, David Cossin, Andy Russo, Felix Fan) performed in Moscow at Long Arms Music Festival and in St. Petersburg at Apositsia Music Festival. Composer and musician James Fei performed and conducted master classes at the Pro Arte Institute in St. Petersburg.

May 17-20, 2006
Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia
The contemporary music group So Percussion played two concerts in St. Petersburg and participated in the Pekarsky Percussion Festival in Moscow. 

April 23-29, 2006
St. Petersburg, Russia
Composer and musician James Fei performed and conducted master classes at the Pro Arte Institute in St. Petersburg. 

2005
Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia
US musicians Terry RileyPauline OliverosShelly Hirsch,Charles Gayle, Mark Stewart and David Moss traveled to Moscow and St. Petersburg to participate in the Long Arms (Dlinnyi Ruki) Festival in memory of Nikolai Dmitriev, the Director of DOM, who passed away in April 2004. 

2003
Russia
In his first appearance in Russia, US composer and musician Philip Glass performed live with his ensemble to accompany the film Koyaanisqatsi.

2002
St. Petersburg, Russia
Los Cubanos Postizos, a project of guitarist Mark Ribot plays a concert at Red Club

2002
Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia
Banjo and guitar player Eugene Chadbourne improvised with Russian musicians on stages in Moscow and St. Petersburg as part of SKIF-6

2001
St. Petersburg, Russia
Meredith Monk, the avant-garde composer and musician, performed and discussed her work at the Hermitage Theatre

2001
St. Petersburg, Russia

Jazz musicians Frank London and Borah Bergman participated in SKIF-5

2000 
Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia
US composer and pianist Terry Riley performed at SKIF-4 and conducted master classes at the St. Petersburg and Moscow Conservatories. 

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Bang on a Can Exchange, 2005 - 2012

Bang on a Can Summer Festival

2012
Alibek Kabdurakhmanov (Uzbekistan) - percussion
Lemara Yakubova (Uzbekistan) - violin

2011
Mansur Saparbaev (Uzbekistan) - dutar, rubab, tar, doira and sings
Nodirjon Ibragimov (Uzbekistan) - Uzbek rubab and rubab prima
Juma Radjabov (Uzbekistan) - gizhzhak

2010
Batir Dosimbetov (Uzbekistan) - Uzbek flute nay
Kakhramon Bazarov (Uzbekistan) - stringed rubab
Ravshan Tukhtamishev - Uzbek chang

2009
Kambar Kalendarov (Kyrgyzstan)
Kutmanaaly Sultanbekov (Kyrgyzstan)
Feruza Ochilova (Uzbekistan)

2007
Farruh Akramov (Uzbekistan) – composer

2006
Husniddin Atoev (Uzbekistan) – stringed rubob and uod, and Uzbek mouth organ, the chang-qobuz
Abror Mansurov (Uzbekistan) – Uzbek and European percussion instruments

2005
Sharofiddin Akhrorov (Uzbekistan) – traditional Uzbek and European percussion instruments
Shavkat Matyakulov (Uzbekistan) – Uzbek flutes, the sunray and kornay
Jakhongir Shukurov (Uzbekistan) – composer

November 2007
Tashkent & Bukhara, Uzbekistan
Bang on a Can musicians – Robert Black, Evan Zyporyn, David Cossin, Mark Stewart and Kenny Savelson – performed and conducted master classes.

June 2007

New York, NY, USA
MASHRIQ, a new music ensemble from Uzbekistan, traveled to New York to perform at Bang on a Can’s annual live Marathon concert. Founded in 2002, MASHRIQ combines traditional Uzbek folk melodies with contemporary music from around the world. While in New York, they played a concert of “Uzbek Bluegrass” with young US musicians from BoaC’s Summer Institute.

2005
Tashkent, Uzbekistan & Almaty, Kazakhstan

Bang on a Can musicians – Robert Black, David Cosin, Kenny Savelson, Mark Stewart, Phillipa Thompson and Evan Ziporyn – traveled to Tashkent, Uzbekistan and Almaty, Kazakhtan. A highlight of the trip was a joint performance that capped off a day-long workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Led by Bang on a Can musicians, 20 young seminar attendees joined in a performance of “In C,” a composition by presenter Terry Riley. In Bishkek, students at the seminar were thrilled to learn that BoaC’s musical style, which local organizers had billed simply as “jazz”, is something altogether different from the classical jazz that they were familiar with.

March 12-21, 2009
Kaliningrad, Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow & St. Petersburg, Russia
Bang on a Can bass player Robert Black performed and conducted master classes in Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Kaliningrad, and St. Petersburg.

July 7-30, 2008
North Adams, MA, USA
Violinist Mikhail Krutik (St. Petersburg, Russia) participated in the Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA. 


In addition to events mentioned above, CEC has helped to bring the following exciting ensembles and musicians to Russia: 
Paul Dresher Ensemble (2002), Paul Winter with the Pokrovsky Ensemble(2003), Seattle Chamber Players (2003), Hamid Drake and William Parker(2004), Henry Kaiser (2004) and Ned Rothenberg (2004).