Kosenkov Alexander

Born in the Amur region in 1959, Kosenkov first studied at the Ivanovo State Technical University in Novosibirsk. In 1984 he began studying in the studio of Natalia Chizhik and remained one of her students until 1998.

Inspired by everyday objects, Kosenkov imbues shapes with such vibrancy that they appear to burst from the canvas. His paintings are a visual refection of the landscape of his mind, made up of street scenes, landscapes, interiors, figures and architecture. He is fascinated by the mixture of archaic elements and powerfully coloured shapes, while simultaneously using patterns to symbolize the nexus between the natural reality of the figure and the colorful world he creates.

Kosenkov’s paintings can be found in public and private collections in Russia and abroad in the USA, Germany, UK, France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Norway, and Israel.

Alexander Kosenkov died in 2021.

Artist Kosenkov Alexander

Selected Solo and Group Exhibitions

  • 2020 — Soviet Union. Archaeology of the Everyday. Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia;

  • 2019 — ANTIBIENNALE. Gostiny Dvor, Moscow, Russia;

  • 2019 — Dreaming Without Freud. Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia;

  • 2018 — Let’s Watch the Fireworks (solo exhibition). DIAS Gallery, Irkutsk, Russia;

  • 2018, 2017 — ANTIBIENNALE. Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia;

  • 2018–2013 — The Noise of Time. Contemporary Russian Painting from the Erarta Museum Collection (travelling exhibition). Novosibirsk, Krasnoyarsk, Irkutsk, Yekaterinburg, Chelyabinsk, Khanty-Mansiysk, Ufa, Krasnodar, Alma-Ata, Astana, Saratov, Lipetsk, Novgorod, Syktyvkar (Russia), Kotka (Finland), Minsk (Belarus); 

  • 2011 — Fellows on Chumikan. Erarta Museum of Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg, Russia;

  • 2011 — Silver Gate. Kino Gallery, Moscow, Russia;

  • 2010 — Competition Art Preview 2010 - First Prize winner, Kino Gallery;

  • 2009 — VI Novosibirsk International Biennial of Graphics. Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 2009 — Siberia, Dog, Dot, RU. Museum in Krasnoyarsk, Russia;

  • 2009 — The Ark. Russian Cultural Centre, Helsinki, Finland;

  • 2008 — The Joy of Being Back. Association of Free Artists Group Show, House of Scientist’s Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 2008 — Siberia X. The Novosibirsk Museum of Art, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 2008 — Interior with Skies. Siberian Masters, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 2007 — III Tomsk Triennial, Picture of Russia. Tomsk Museum of Art, Siberia, Russia;

  • 2008 — Gouache on Two. National Art Gallery, Khanty- Mansiysk, Russia;

  • 2008 — Novosibirsk Line. House-Museum, Igoshev, Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia;

  • 2008 — Hamburg by 2006. State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 2006 — The International Project | Letters. Gallery Kunststation Kleinsassen, Fulda, Germany;

  • 2006 — Gorbunko Go for Landing. Associate of Free Artists, Russia;

  • 2006 — Bathing of a Red Horse. Exhibition Hall of Artists, Krasnoyarsk, Russia;

  • 2005 — Niurka. Chernoff Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 2005 — Dialog No. 2. Shtrikker Gallery, Aachen, Germany;

  • 2004 — Inner Asia Northern Version. Arts Museum, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 2004 — Returning to Own Spheres. Association of Free Artists, P-10 Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia;

  • 2003 — From Filonov to Kononenko. House of Scientist’s Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 2003 — Money Fly Away, Association of Free Artists, Novokuznetsk Art Museum, Russia;

  • 2002 — Art festival Tengri-Umai’ 2002. Kasteev’s National Art Museum, Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan;

  • 2002 — II Novosibirsk International Biennial of Graphics, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 2001 — Spring Salon, Fruhlingssalon 2001. Berlin, Germany;

  • 2001 — Threepenny Opera, Troya group. Red Corner Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 2000 — The joy of being. Association of free artists, Arts Мuseum, Tomsk;

  • 1999 — Fireplace action «Time between dog and wolf». House of Scientists’s Gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 1998 — Mustard. Horse Association Gallery SBAAS, Krasnoobsk, Russia;

  • 1998 — Unknown Russia; Modern Siberian painting. Exhibition of 12 artists in the Siberian cities of Belgium and Germany, travelling exhibition – Leuven, Ghent, Overayze, Hasselt, Tienen, Antwerp, Aachen, Karlsruhe;

  • 1998 — Solo exhibition, House of Scientists’s gallery, Novosibirsk;

  • 1997 — Art Fair, Grand Marche'd'art, Lille, France;

  • 1995 — Hamburg Account. Gallery Green Pyramid, Novosibirsk, Russia;

  • 1995 — Picnic on the Roadside (dedicated to the memory of Buldozernaya exhibition), House of Scientists’s gallery, Novosibirsk, Russia.