Gvadalahara. Simphony of Shnitke 4

Aleksandr Podobed

About the Artist

Aleksandr Podobed was born on the September 18, 1960 in Podosinki village, Smolensk region.

He graduated with honors from Uzhhgorod Art School (1976-80), and then from Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design in Leningrad (1982-87). Podobed currently lives and works in Saint Petersburg. He has participated in more than 100... Read More

Aleksandr Podobed

Aleksandr Podobed was born on the September 18, 1960 in Podosinki village, Smolensk region.

He graduated with honors from Uzhhgorod Art School (1976-80), and then from Vera Mukhina Higher School of Art and Design in Leningrad (1982-87). Podobed currently lives and works in Saint Petersburg. He has participated in more than 100 exhibitions, performances, promotions and festivals in Russia and abroad, and actively collaborates with theaters.

In the early 90's Aleksandr Podobed quietly lead the group "SVOI", winner of the All-Union Exhibition "Futurodesign" (CHA, Moscow, 1989), and the festival "Phoenix" (Copenhagen, Denmark, 1996). Podobed is also an author of the projects: "The Wall of Time", "Aero-Park", "Vozdukh/Air", "Second Invasion of the Martians," "Bridge to Eden," "Almost like people", "Our own people", "RED", "Chess", "Backspace", "GeoWaltz","Light" and "WhiteStream".

Podobed draws influence from the landscapes of Russia and his experiences in the Smolensk woods, Belarusian bogs, hills of Sakhalin, grasslands of the Carpathians, Novgorod boulders and at the Karelian lakes have became prominent milestones for the artist's work. As a result he began to consider art as a landscape of his own soul. He is an outstanding representative of post-modernism of the 90s, with its declarative use of time references and quotations. Bearing resemblance to the works of artists such as Giotto and Pieter Brueghel, Van Gogh and Malevich and his contemporaries, Kiefer and Dufy, Podobed is distinguished in his own creative style. Utilizing both the technique of old master painters and the simplicity of children's drawings, the artist presents his work as a eternal dialogue, displacing the coordinates of time. Podobed has participated in more than 50 exhibitions, performances, promotions and festivals in Russia and abroad, and actively collaborates with theaters and the magazine "World of Design".

Major projects and exhibitions:

2010 Project "Concert| Almost like people ", S.P. Diaghilev Museum of Contemporary Arts (SPbU)

II Baltic Biennale, Derzhavin Museum, St. Petersburg - Mon Repos Park, Vyborg exhibition "Las Meninas", Museum of Contemporary Art "Erarta", St. Petersburg

2009 Project " The Martian Chronicles ", festival "The Sea Level ", CEH Manege, St. Petersburg

Exhibition "This is LUDA", Loft Project ETAGI, St. Petersburg

2007 The programm "Performance: outside the theory and practice ",

Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg

project "Perpetuum mobile", festival "Ploty", Suzdal Lakes, St. Petersburg

Biennale of Contemporary Art "Dialogues ", CEH Manege, St. Petersburg

exhibition " St. Petersburg Conremporary Art", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow

2006 Exhibition " Collage in Russia. 20th century", Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

2004 II Biennale of Graphic Art, CEH Manege, St. Petersburg

IV Festival ex-Art and Performance, CEH Manege, St. Petersburg

project "GeoWaltz", ART-Manege, Moscow

2003 Project "Backspace ", Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg

I Festival of Independent Art, CEH Manege, St. Petersburg

2002 Project "Sculpture and Recreation Garden", Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg

Project "Plot-3", Suzdal Lakes, St. Petersburg

Exhibition " Petersburg art of the 20th century ", CEH Manege, St. Petersburg

2001 Exhibition "Paper Sculpture", The Stroganov Palace, Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Exhibition " Abstract art in Russia. The 20th century ", Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

2000 Project "Gagarin", festival " The unofficial capital ", St. Petersburg

1997 Exhibition for the 20th anniversary of the collection, CEH Manege, St. Petersburg

1996 Project "Grau Zone" together with the theater "Derevo", Dresden, Germany

Project "Ecology of Culture", festival "Phoenix", Copenhagen, Denmark

1992 Exhibition "Garderop", Central Exhibition Hall Manege, St. Petersburg

1991 Festival of the absurd "Sisyphus by Camus", Dresden, Germany

Exhibitions by gallery "Gedok", Munich, Hamburg, Bonn, Germany

1990 Exhibition "SVOI", Marble Palace, Leningrad

Exhibition "Leningrad: Traditions and Perestroika", auction, Hotel Druo, Paris

Solo exhibitions:

2013 Exhibition "Born to Fly and Crawl", the Russian Museum, St. Petersburg

Exhibition "New Foundations: from Concepts to Minimalism" KultProject, Moscow

2012 Project "AXEfoniya", Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art

II Biennale of Photographic Arts, Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg

Exhibition "Sounding Substance", the Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg

2011 Project "GeoWaltz", night of Museums in The State Tretyakov Gallery on Krymsky Val, Moscow

I Minimalist Art Festival MiniFEST, Small Hall Manege

Exhibition "Movement. Form. Dance ", the Russian Museum, Marble Palace, St. Petersburg

Exhibition "My English Grandfather" Small Hall Manege, St. Petersburg

Exhibition "Their-11-11-11," Small Hall Manege, St. Petersburg

2010 "Concert| Almost Like People", S.P. Diaghilev Museum of Contemporary Arts (SPbU)

II Baltic Biennale, Museum of Derzhavin, St.Petersburg-Vyborg, Monrepo park,

Exhibition "Las Meninas", Erarta Museum and Galleries of Contemporary Art , St.Petersburg

Project "This is Luda", Loft-project Etagi, St.Petersburg

Exhibition "oSVOEnie Sibiri", Krasnoyarsk region

2009 "Light-project | Light. The Last Supper","LUDA" gallery, St. Petersburg

"Transition of Seagulls Through the English Channel ", Museum of push pin, St. Petersburg

2002 "Vozdukh/Air", Museum of Nonconformist Art, St. Petersburg

2001 "People", АRТ-collegium gallery, St. Petersburg

"Four Headless Horsemen ", art gallery 103, St. Petersburg

"Chess", Navicula Artis Gallery, St. Petersburg

2000 "ZOOM / One day", Techno Art Center, St. Petersburg

"Diaries / Letters from nowhere ", art gallery 103, St. Petersburg

"Volkhvy", "Borey" gallery, St. Petersburg

1999 "Happiness", Gallery 103, Pushkinskaya 10, St. Petersburg

1998 "Blue line", Art Gallery 103, St. Petersburg

1994 "Expulsion from Paradise" HMTI, St. Petersburg

His works are currently in the collections of the State Russian Museum, Central Exhibition Hall "Manege", Moscow Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Nonconformist Art, as well as in private collections in the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Belgium, Russia.

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