aleksander konstantinov

biography

Aleksander Konstantinov was born in 1953 in Moscow, where he lives and works today. In 1977, he earned a degree in Electronics and Mathematics from Moscow University. He later become an Associate Professor in the department of Applied Mathematics at Moscow University. He received his art education in Moscow's Art Ateliers in 1970-1980. His mathematical background-- his fascination with exact science, technology and the machine-- is evidently expressed through his art. He works in various media, sculpture, graphic arts and installation, and he uses traditional as well as contemporary technologies in his artistic process. During the Soviet era, he worked as an underground artist, and since the beginning of Perestroika, Konstantinov actively participates in exhibitions in Russia and abroad.

selected personal exhibitions

2010
Portillons, Galerie Aleatoire, Paris

2008
Ober Gallery, Conneticut

2006-07
Ober Gallery, Conneticut

2006-07
Luxembourg Festival

2006
Corner, Milan, Italy 

Wondering Walls, State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow 

2005
Glacier, Lech, Austria

Jardin du Luxembourg, Luxembourg Embassy, Moscow 

White District, Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Nightingale Orchard, Koktebel, Crimea

Le Quartier, Centre d'art contemporain de Quimper, Quimper, France

2004
Chretzeturm, Stein am Rhein, Switzerland  

Betrachtungen, Deutsches Haus at NYU, New York

Stand at Art Moscow, Moscow 

c.art Gallery, Dornbirn, Austria 

Villa Bernasconi, Geneva, Switzerland

Light in November, Trondheim, Norway

2003
Concrete/Discrete, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow

Books of Franz K., Nabokov Museum, St. Petersburg

2002
Calculator, Ulitsa OGI Gallery, Moscow

View of the Town, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow 

Drawings on Engravings, Pinakotheke, Moscow 

2001
Targets, Novaya Collektsiya Gallery, Moscow

In Regular City, National Centre for Contemporary Arts, St. Petersburg  

Bezugssysteme, Hoffman Gallery, Friedberg, Germany 

2000
Rulers, Novaya Collektsiya Gallery, Moscow

Office, Art Moscow 2000

Galerie am Lindenplatz, Liechtenstein 

1999
Braynsk Art Museum, Braynsk, Russia

1998
Stand, Manezh, Moscow, (with V. Kupriyanov)

1997
Today Gallery, Moscow

Stand at Frankfurt Book Fair, Frankfurt

1996
Exhibition of Forms, Kaliningrad State Art Gallery, Kaliningrad-Koenigsberg

Art 5 III Gallery, Berlin

Conversation from Two Species, Francisco Infante-Aleksander Konstantinov, Gallery Zollgasse 7, Dornbirn

Russian Cultural Center, Budapest, Hungary

1995
Gallery Salustowicz, Bielefeld, Germany

Kanzlei, Franz Kafka Center, Prague, Czech Republic

1994
Forward and Reverse Perspective of Russia Minimalism, Ljubov Popova 1924 --1994 Aleksander Konstantinov, Palais Liechtenstein, Feldkirch, Austria

Minimalism as Will and Game, Gallery Zollgasse 7, Dornbirn

1993
Moscow Collection Gallery, Moscow

1992
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

1991
Today Gallery, Moscow

1990
Contemporary Art Center, Moscow (with A. Ponomarjev)

selected group exhibitions

2007
Collages Russes, Galerie Blue Square, Paris

selected museum collections

Stand at Art Moscow, Moscow

c.art Gallery, Dornbirn

State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

State Museum Tsaritsyno, Moscow

Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Kunstbibliothek

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library)

Kupferstich-Kabinett, Dresden

Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel

Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Kaliningrad State Art Gallery

Collection of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg

Prague National Gallery

Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

Braynsk Art Museum

State Museum Centre, Rosizo

Boston Public Library, MA, USA

Kupferstichkabinett d. Akademie d. bildenden Künste

Museum im Kulturspeicher Würzburg

State Russian Museum

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris

Aleksander Konstantinov : Cover Russia 1  2003	 Installation Photo	 60x80 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Cover Russia 2	 2003	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : View of Town N	 2003	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Cover Greece 1	 2003	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Cover Greece 2	 2003	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Glacier  2005	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Le Quartier 1	 2005-06	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Wandering Walls	 2006	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Principle of Complementarity 2	 2005-06	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Principle of Complementarity 1	 2005-06	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : District Remix	 2006	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Baroque  2006	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Cover Russia 3	 2005	 Installation Photo	 80x60 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Jardin de Luxembourg	 2005	 Installation Photo	 60x80 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Le Quartier 2	 2005-06	 Installation Photo	 60x80 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Le Quartier 3	 2005-06	 Installation Photo	 60x80 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Light in November 2004-05	 Installation Photo	 60x80 cm
Aleksander Konstantinov : Creation

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