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Alexander Solovyov

Born in 1952, in Volgograd.
Works and lives in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Alexander Soloviov is one the leading art-critics as well as one of the best local experts in contemporary art. Since 1999 he has been a permanent contributor to The Flash Art magazine, Milan. In 2001 he became a senior associate at the Institute of Contemporary Art Problems, Kyiv. Since 2004 he has been a curator of the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine).

Some of the largest projects he was engaged as a curator

  • Ukrainian painting of XX century, National Arts Museum, Kyiv 1990;
  • Cultural Revolution Space, Arts Palace “Ukrainian House”, Kyiv 1994;
  • Greenhouse effect, Gallery of Centre of contemporary art of Soros at the Kyiv Moghyla Academy, 1997
  • Contemporary Ukrainian photography, Art Gallery, Bratislava 1998;
  • Accommodation, Gallery “At Jesuits’”, Poznan 1998;
  • When the screens thin down, Passage de Retz, Paris 1999;
  • First collection, Artists’ Central House, Kyiv 2003;
  • Time grinders, Ukrainian presentation at the Venetian Biennale-50, 2003;
  • Farewell to arms, Arsenal, Kyiv 2004;
  • Reality testing, Arts Palace “Ukrainian House”, Kyiv 2005;
  • New Space, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, 2006;
  • Testing station, Sculpture House, Stockholm 2006;
  • GENERATIONS. UsA, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv 2007.

Alexander Soloviov has written many publications

  • Pinacotheca. New figurativeness. Article in Catalogue ”Ukraine’s Art of XX century’, Kyiv 1998;
  • Free Rifleman’s Vision. Article for catalogue “Future has already come”, Zagreb 1999;
  • Turbulent sluices. Ukraine Aperto. Flash art, 1999, #4;
  • Deepinsider. Article in Catalogue „After the wall”, Stockholm 1999;
  • Ukrainian art of 1990-s, Art Magazine, Moscow 2000, #28/29;
  • 20 artists of Ukraine (end of the century). Article for the Album, Kyiv 2001;
  • Scene of fantazm. „Art Magazine, #43/44, Moscow 2002;
  • Neoclassics and Multimedia. Article for Catalogue “Time grinders”, 2003.
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