Игорь Савченко / conceptual artist and writer

Born in 1962, Minsk, Soviet Union (now Belarus)

Lives and works in Minsk, Belarus

 

Selected works

 

Contact

Web-site: savchenko.dironweb.com

E-mail: isavchenko@yahoo.com

Address: p.o.box 10, BY (220028 Minsk, Belarus)

Phone number: +375 29 6990066

Gallery:

Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York, USA
RussianTeaRoom Gallery, Paris, France
Giedre Bartelt Galerie, Berlin, Germany

 

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Education:

1980–1985, Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Minsk, Belarus

Prize Awards:

1990, Prize by Kodak-Pathe Foundation at Salon International de la Recherche Photographique, Royan, France

Selected residences:

1997, Hartford Art School (University of Hartford), within the ArtsLink Residence Program of CEC International Partners (New York), Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1998, Konstepidemin, School of Photography and Film of Göteborg University, IASPIS Program, Gothenburg, Sweden
1999, Künstlerhaus Boswil, Boswil, Switzerland
2000, Writers’ and Artists’ House Villa Waldberta (grant and invitation from the Cultural Department of the City of Munich), Feldafing-Munich, Germany
2006, Literarisches Colloquium Berlin, Berlin, Germany
2007, kunst:raum sylt quelle, Rantum, Island of Sylt, Germany
2009, kunst:raum sylt quelle, Rantum, Island of Sylt, Germany
2011, Cultural City Network Graz, Kulturvermittlung Steiermark, Graz, Austria

Selected solo exhibitions:

1991, Galleri Index, Fotograficentrum, Stockholm, Sweden
1995, Valokuvagalleria Hippolyte, Helsinki, Finland
1999, Nach Osten. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell, Künstlerhaus Boswil, Boswil, Switzerland
2001, The Picture Behind Him, noname galerie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2002, Sergeyev’s Temptation, Museum of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2004, On the Altered Behavior of Sunlight, Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York, USA
2006, Commented Landscapes, Giedre Bartelt Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2008, Taking Pictures, Podzemka Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
2008, exhibition within Erozija Biennale, Antanas Moncio Museum, Palanga, Lithuania
2010, Moderato, RTR Gallery, Paris, France

Selected group exhibitions and Festivals:

1989-2009, Bewegte Welt – Erzählte Zeit, Academie der Künste, Berlin, Germany
1991, Photo Manifesto: Contemporary Photography in the USSR, Museum for Contemporary Arts, Baltimore, USA
1992, International Month of Photography FotoFest’92, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, USA
1994, Art of Contemporary Photography. Russia. Ukraine. Belarus, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
1994, Fotografie aus Minsk, ifa-Galerie, Berlin, Germany
1998, Past – Future. The Point of Transition, The Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg, Sweden
1999, After the Wall: Art and Culture in post-Communist Europe, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
2010, Opening the Door? Belarusian Art Today, Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
2012, FotoFest 2012. Perestroika: Liberalization and Experimentation – The mid/late 1980s-2010s. FotoFest at Winter Street Studios, Houston, USA
2012, The Radius of Zero. The Ontology of Art Zeroes, plant Horizont, Minsk, Belarus

Selected bibliography:

1991, Kester, Grant. A Western View, Photo Manifesto: Contemporary Photography in the USSR, ed. by Walker, Ursitti & McGinniss, publ. by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York, USA, pp.68-79, ill.: pp.6, 96-100
1999, Vilensky, Dmitry. Untitled essay. After the Wall, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, vol.2, p.177, ill.: p.176
2001, Igor Savchenko. The Picture Behind Him, Stichting noname, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 70 pages
2001, Savchenko, Igor. Nach Osten. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell, Design-Studio Collection, Minsk, Belarus
2001, Savchenko, Igor. Sergeyev’s Temptation, Design-Studio Collection, Minsk, Belarus
2002, Igor Savchenko. On the Altered Behavior of Sunlight, Design-Studio Collection, Minsk, Belarus
2002, Salzirn, Tatiana. Igor Savchenko. Das Lexikon der Fotografen, 1900 bis heute. Lektorat (ed. by): Barry Sandoval, Verlagstatt (publ. by): Th.Knaur Nachf. Gmbh & Co, www.knaur.de, ISBN 3-426-66479-8, Germany, p.394
2003, Protzman, Ferdinand. Landscape. Photographs of Time and Place, National Geographic, New York, ISBN: 0792261666, pp.50, 51, 54, 55
1989-2009, Bewegte Welt – Erzählte Zeit. Goethe-Institut, Berlin, Germany, pp.24-30, 115-122, www.goethe.de/bewegtewelt
2012, Stanislawski, Krzysztof. Wspolczesna sztuka Bialoruska – Od nowa / Contemporary Belarusian Art – Anew. Association Artistic Campaign, Warsaw, Poland, ISBN 978-83-62962-03-7, pp. 58-77

Selected publications:

1991, Lobko, Valery. Sensation of „Another World“, Mastatstva, No.11, November, Minsk, Belarus, pp.2,3,44-48
1995, Sidorov, Ivan. Terve Nikolai!, Valokuva (Finnish Photography) No.4, July, Helsinki, pp.34-39
1996, Sandbye, Mette. Fotografisk anamnese: fotografiets indeksikalitet og temporalitet som strategi i samtidskunsten, Kritik, vol.122, September, Copenhagen, pp.55-67
2000, Kopenkina, Olga. A Catastrophe Which Has Nevertheless Taken Place…, Moscow Art Magazine No.28-29, spring-summer, Moscow, Russia, pp.14-17
2001, Antonova-Melianovich, Tatiana. Manifestation of One’s Own, or an Attempt of Research on Stereotypes and Common Standards of Consideration of History, Kultura weekly, No.9 (465), March 3-9, Minsk, Belarus, pp.5-6
2002, Martinovich, Viktor. Lance Corporal’s Solipsism, Belorusskaya Gazeta weekly, No.2 (318), January 14, Minsk, Belarus, p.19, http://www.belgazeta.com/articl.shtml?num=20020114.2&pub=060310142
2005, Zaroff, Larry. One Last Recipe From Mother, for the Good Death, New York Times, August, 30, 2005, http://www.nytimes.com/2005/08/30/health/30case.html
2006, Konopka, Bogdan. Igor Sawczenko – puszka Pandory (Igor Savchenko – Pandora’s Box), Fotografia, No.20 / 2006, Wrzesnia, Poland, pp. 18-23, 100-101
2010, Monolog (Monologue), No.14, Minsk, Belarus, p. 14, 20-21, 27, 48-55, 64-67
2010, Interview by Dmitry Korol: Igor Savchenko. Looking for a Photographic Fact, Mastatstva, No.7, Minsk, Belarus, pp. 32-35

Collections:

Brandts Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
Fotografiska Museet — Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Fotomuseum München, Munich, Germany
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
KIASMA — Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA
The Hasselblad Collection, Gothenburg, Sweden
The National Museum of Photography, The Royal Library, Copenhagen, Denmark
The Norton and Nancy Dodge Collection, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
The State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia


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