Entered MIPSA (1903). With Aleksei Kruchenykh and Mikhail Matiushin participated in Futurist conference in Uusikirkko, Finland. Designed sets and costumes for the transrational opera Victory over the Sun in St. Petersburg (1913). Illustrated avant-garde books by Velimir Khlebnikov, Kruchenykh, and other poets. Contributed to many exhibitions, including the “Jack of Diamonds”, “Union of Youth”, “Donkey’s Tail”, “Target”, “Tramway V”, “0.10” (first showing of Suprematist works), and “Store” (1911-1917). Promoted his theory of Suprematism (1915). Member of IZO NKP (1918). While at Vitebsk Popular Art Institute, co-organized Unovis, and attracted many young artists including Ilia Chashnik, Vera Ermolaeva, El Lissitzky, and Nikolai Suetin. Coorganized Ginkhuk in Petrograd (1922). During the 1920s wrote essays on art and architecture and constructed Suprematist architectural models known arkhitektony, planity, and zemlianity. Visited Warsaw and Berlin with a one-man exhibition and established contact with the Bauhaus (1927). Returned to a figurative kind of painting (late 1920s).
Books about Kazimir Malevich
- The Non-objective World, Kasimir Malevich, trans. Howard Dearstyne, Paul Theobald, 1959.
- Crone, Rainer, Kazimir Severinovich Malevich, and David Moos. Kazimir Malevich: The Climax of Disclosure. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.
- Milner, John. Kazimir Malevich and the art of geometry. Yale University Press, 1996.
- Andrei Nakov. Kasimir Malevich. Catalogue raisonné. Paris, Adam Biro, 2002.
- Kazimir Malevich and Suprematism 1878-1935. Gilles Néret, Taschen, 2003.
- Drutt, Matthew. Malevich, Kazimir: suprematism. Guggenheim Museum, 2003.
- Andrei Nakov vol. IV of Kasimir Malevich, le peintre absolu. Paris, Thalia Édition, 2007.
- Malevich and his Influence. Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, 2008.
- Shatskikh, Aleksandra S, and Marian Schwartz, Black Square: Malevich and the Origin of Suprematism. 2012.