Alexander Sokht BIO

ALEXANDER SOKHT

 

 

Biography

 

Alexander Sokht, having graduated from the Faculty of Art Graphics of the Krasnodar State University (Russia), is engaged professionally in paintings since 1993. 

He participated in more than 50 exhibitions in Russia, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Spain, France, USA, Holland, Belgium, Czech Republic  and the UK . 

The aesthetic and philosophical direction of his creative method can be indicated as  a Contemporary Fine Art , where  professional traditional mastery of artist combined with a new contemporary philosophy of life.

Since 2009 his professional interest has focused on a new art technology - digital art.

 

Exhibition History

 

The main exhibitions of the last years:

 2014 UNLOCKED  (Artworks by Alexander Sokht in an English action thriller with Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom and John Malkovich) 

2013 

        FIRST BIENNALE of Contemporary Fine Art in Dresden, Germany

         ZWANZIG JAHRE SPAETER, a show together with Alexander Sokht, Arget, Munchen, Germany

         INTERNATIONAL SHOW  in the ARTmosphera gallery, Monfalcone, Italy

        INTERART , international art fair in Greifswald, Germany

         AAF International Art Fair, London, UK

 

2012  GRAND ART FAIR, Exsel London, UK

          COMPLICATED SIMPLE, Personal show, in the Malbert gallery, St.Petersburg, Russia

          AAF International Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

          AAF International Art Fair, Milan, Italy

          AAF International Art Fair, London, UK

          One Man Show in the XPgallery, Prague, CZ

 

2011    AAF  International Art Fair, London, UK

            AAF International Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

            AAF International Art Fair, Milan, Italy

            One Man Show in the XPgallery, Prague, CZ

            AAF International Art Fair, New York, USA

            Exhibition in the IROK Galerie, Horst, Holland

 

2010   ARTE FIERA, Bergamo, Spain

            AAF International Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium

            OPEN ART FAIR, Utrecht, Holland

 

2009  "LINEART", International Art Fair, Gent, Belgium

         "Edinburgh Art Fair 2009", Edinburgh, UK

         "Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair 2009", Newcastle, UK

          "Glasgow Art Fair'09", Glasgow, UK

          "Maitres figuratifs du XXIe siecle", "b-Art Galerie", Geneve, Switzerland 

          "One-man Show", "b-Art Galerie", Geneve, Switzerland

 

2008 “Europ’ART”, Geneva, Switzerland

          “Faces”, XPgallery, Prague, CZ

         «Affordable Art Fair», Paris, France

         « Affordable Art Fair», New York, USA

          LINEART, International Art Fair, Gent, Belgium

 

2007 “Rouge”,One-Man Snow , XPgallery, Prague, CZ

         “Art Ireland”,Main Hall, Dublin, Ireland

         “Edindurgh Art Fair”,Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

        "ELLES", le theme de la feminite, Schortgen Galerie, Luxembourg

 

2006    ” S.K.A.S.”(One-Man Show with Svetlana Kurmaz) Praxis im Koln Triangle, Cologne, Germany

 

2005    “Operation Smile” Benefit Auction of Russian Art with the support of CHRISTIE’S. Moscow, Russia

           “Painting” One-Man Show, XPgallery, Prague, Czech Republic

 

2004    “Art-Moscow”. International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia.

            "Operation Smile" Charity Auction of Russian Art, Moscow, Russia

 

2003    “Art Manege”. International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia.

            One-Man Show in Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia.

            Peter Batkin & Phillips de Pury & Luxembourg Charity Auction of Contemporary Russian art . Moscow, Russia.

            

2002   "Operation Smile" Charity Auction of Russian Art, Malyi Manege, Moscow, Russia 

            One-Man Show in “Hay Hill” Gallery. London, UK.

            “Open Ateliers” in Iternational Kunstatelierhause Mengerzeile. Berlin, Germany.

 

2001    One-Man Show in “Graf von Westphalen Bappert & Modest”. Berlin, Germany.

            “Konst in Virsbo”. International Exhibition of Contemporary Art. Virsbo, Sweden.

            “10 Let”. Contemporary Moscow’s Art in Municipal Gallery “A-3″. Moscow, Russia.

 

2000    “20 Parallels”. Moscow Contemporary Art Museum & Sweden Embassy. Moscow, Russia.

            “Euroart 2000″. International Art Fair. Barcelona, Spain.

             One-Man Show in Russian Cultural Centre. Luxembourg

             “Line of Mountains”(with S. Kurmaz) Programme “Artist in Residence”. La Belle Auriole, France.

          “Area of Happiness” in Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia.

 

1999  “Art-Moscow”. International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia.

           “Art Manege”. International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia.

            One-Man Show “Island of Apples”(with S. Kurmaz) in “A-3″ Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

 

1998   One-Man Show “Secret is a Red Flower” in “Vostochnaya” Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

           “Art Manege” Inernational Art Fair. Moscow, Russia

           One-Man Show “Contrast” (with S. Kurmaz) in Huberhoff. Munich, Germany.

 

1997   “Russian Collection in Palais des Nations”. Geneva, Switzerland.

             One-Man Show “Two Good Ones” (with S. Kurmaz) in Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia.

 

1996  One-Man Show “Ad Hominem” (with S. Kurmaz) in Russian State Art Library. Moscow, Russia.

           “Art Manege”. International Art Fair. Moscow, Russia.

           "Galerie Russe du Centre" Geneva, Switzerland

 

1995  One-Man Show “Red Trees" in “M’Ars” Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

          "Golden Brush" in Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia.

           "Bilders Eines Briefe" in Huberhoff. Munich, Germany

 

1994  "Russian Collection. End of 20th Century” in “M’Ars” Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

            One-Man Show “Ludi” (with S. Kurmaz) in International Youth Center G.la Pirra. Florence, Italy

             One-Man  Show in Gallery L'immagine. Florence, Italy

            "Moscow's Artists" Emmanuel College, Cambrige, UK

 

1993   "Incontro"(with Elide Cabassi, Italy), Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia

            Laureate of contest exhibition"Libera L'idea", Gallery L'immagine, Florence, Italy

 

1992    “37 Pictures” in “M’Ars” Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

             “48 Pictures” in Central House of Artists. Moscow, Russia.



Galleries

 

The artworks of Alexander Sokht has been presented by the following galleries:

 

* “XPgallery”. Permanent exhibition. Prague, Czech Republic.

* “Le Siants" Gallery. Prague, Czech Republic

* “M’Ars”  Gallery & Museum. Moscow, Russia.

* “Vostochnaya” Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

* “Art Service Center” in New Tretiakov Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

* “Galerie Schortgen”. Luxembourg

* “Hay Hill” Gallery. London, UK.

* CORTE-REAL Galeria, Portugal.

* B-Art Gallery, Vevey, Switzerland.

 


Collections 

 

The artworks of Alexander Sokht are presented in the following collections:

 

* Kovalenko Art Museum. Krasnodar, Russia.

* Exhibition Hall of Contemporary Art. Krasnodar, Russia.

* Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation. Moscow, Russia.

* Contemporary Art Museum of “M’Ars” Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

* “Art Chronika” Cultural Life Magazine. Moscow, Russia.

* “Vostochnaya” Gallery. Moscow, Russia.

* Publishing Hause “Krasny Matros”. St Petersburg, Russia

* “Hay Hill” Gallery. London, UK.

* International Youth Centre G.la Pirra. Florence, Italy.

* DTO Company. Munich, Germany.

* Graf von Westphalen Bappert & Modest Company. Berlin, Germany.

* General Motors Company. Moscow, Russia.

*"Price Waterhouse Coopers" Company. Moscow, Russia.

* St.Barnabas Church. London, UK

* Private collections in Russia, Germany, Italy, USA, Switzerland, Israel, Canada, UK, France, Spain, Czech Republic, Luxembourg, Belgium, Sweden, Croatia, Austria, Australia, Ireland, Denmark, Holland. 

 

PUBLICATIONS/ MEDIA 

2014

      English action thriller "UNLOCKED" with Michael Douglas, Orlando Bloom and John Malkovich
 
       UEBER DEN DAECHERN VON PRAG, eine Begegnung mit Svetlana Kurmaz und Alexander Sokht. By Pogolana TV., Germany
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRhxkVYFvkw
2013
       DIGITALLY CREATED ART WORKS, ALEXANDER SOKHT, album with 22 illustrations, large square, 24 pages, hardcover
http://www.blurb.com/b/3931180-alexander-sokht
 
        BIENNALE OF CONTEMPORARY ART in Dresden 2013, personal page with illustration and BIO, Germany
        INTER ART, catalogue 2013 with personal page and illustration, Greifswald, Germany
        SVETLANA KURMAZ & ALEXANDER SOKHT . ATISTS’STUDIO IN PRAGUE. By Alla Velts
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awdcUlqABQc
2012
      US detective series  «MISSING»
      PROCESS video by Alexander Sokht
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JA78RvewCaE
 
     DUETTO- ALEXANDER SOKHT by f.fiorellino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewISFGRfqC8
 
     PROCESS video by Alexander Sokht
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXJQrjOWf9k
 
   « The COMPLICATED SIMPLE», «Molbert Art Gallery», St. Petersburg 
       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeNX4Hi3HrE
      http://vk.com/video_ext.php?oid=-22097592&id=162153841&hash=411d487415e4a0cf&hd=1%22+width%3D%22607%22+height%3D%22360%22+frameborder%3D%220%22%3E%3C%2Fiframe%3E
        5 ГЛАВНЫХ ТРЕНДОВ В СОВРЕМЕННОМ ИСКУССТВЕ , article by Gurov, Russia
http://www.lookatme.ru/flow/posts/art-radar/157249-5-glavnyh-trendov-v-sovremennom-iskusstve
        NEVSEDNI UMENI , article with illustration, magazine MERCURY’S, CZ.
2011
       MODERNI UMENI, article  with illustrations, magazine MERCURY’S, CZ.
2010
Catalogue of PAINTINGS BY ALEXANDER SOKHT of 2007-2010 , album , hardcover, 40 pages, 36 illustarations
http://www.blurb.com/b/1275918-alexander-sokht-painting
 
OPEN ART FAIR , catalogue 2010, Utrecht,  page with illustration, Holland
BERGAMO ARTE FIERA, catalogue 2010, Italy
     
 AAF (The Affordable Art Fair), catalogue 2010, Brussels, Belgium 
2009
        LINEART 28, International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration,Ghent, Belgium
        Edinburgh Art Fair, catalogue 2009,Scotland,  UK
        NewcastelGateshead art Fair, catalogue 2009, UK
        Glasgow Art Fair, catalogue 2009, UK
2008
        LINEART 27, International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration,Ghent, Belgium
        EUROP’ART , International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration, Geneve, Switzerland
        AAF (The Affordable Art Fair), catalogue , Paris, France
       STILL PLEASURE, catalogue , painting 2008, 30 pages, 22 illustrations, Prague, CZ
2007
        PERSONES , catalogue , painting 2007, 30 pages, 22 illustrations, Prague, CZ
        SEASONS, #4/2007, magazine , an article with illustrations, Moscow, Russia
2006
        RED POST magazine, 2 pages with article ALEXANDER SOKHT by Tatiana Kazakova, 3 illustrations, Prague, CZ
2005
       ALEXANDER SOKHT’ painting 2005, catalogue 30 pages, 22 illustrations, Prague, CZ
        OPERATION SMILE Benefit Auction with support of CHRISTIE’S, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
        ARTReview #11, 2005, page with illustration, London, UK
2004
         OPERATION SMILE Benefit Auction with support of CHRISTIE’S, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
        ART-MOSCOW, International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
        ALEXANDER SOKHT, booklet  with 10 illustrations, Prague, CZ
       РУССКОЕ СЛОВО, cover of a magazine, Prague, CZ
2003
        ART MANEGE, International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
        AUCTION of Contemporary Russian Art with Peter Batkin support, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
2002
        AUCTION of Contemporary Russian Art  with support of PHILLIPS de Pury & Luxembourg, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
        The IDH ( Interior Design Handbook), page with illustrations
2001
       OPERATION SMILE Benefit Auction with support of UFG & GM, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia
      ALEXANDER SOKHT’ painting , booklet with 5 illustrations and BIO  for the one-man-show in «Graf von Westphalen Bappert & Modest «, Berlin, Germany
2000
       20  PARALLELS , catalogue of Exhibition in Moscow’s Contemporary Art Museum, page with illustration
       EUROART 2000,  International Art Fair, catalogue, page with illustration
       ART CHRONIKA magazine #3-4, page with illustration, Moscow, Russia

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