In 2013, Steve Yates contributed a site-specific photographic installation of 24 large color digital prints to a group exhibition of recent work by Galina Moskaleva, Vladimir Shaekhlevich and Janez Sever. The exhibition took place at the M’ARS (Moscow Arts) Center for Contemporary Arts from May 16 to June 11, 2013. The installation was accompanied by a lecture, "Steve Yates: After Modernism from Rodchenko and Moholy-Nagy to Rauschenberg."
Steve is also currently working on two large exhibition projects: He is the curator of an international exhibition and author on a multilingual reference publication titled László Moholy-Nagy and Russian Avant-garde. This will be the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of László Moholy-Nagy in thirteen mediums, placed alongside the proto-modern photography of the Russian Avant-garde. The work is supported by Curatorial Assistance and Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography.
Additionally, Steve is working as curator, editor, and essayist on Proto Modern: Photographic Innovations of the Russian Avant-Garde, 1918-1941, the first, formative history of photography in Russia and an international traveling exhibition with Curatorial Assistance.