Alexander BRODSKY b. 1955

Alexander BRODSKY is one of Russia’s most prominent sculptors and architects, acknowledged for his role as a key member of the original 'paper architects' of Moscow Conceptualism. In 1972, whilst studying at the Moscow Architectural Institute, Brodsky met fellow student and artist Ilya Utkin, with whom he collaborated for the next two decades. Together, they developed a distinct practice that combined fine art and architecture, resulting in large-scale, copper-plated etchings of surreal, elaborate and ultimately impossible architectural designs. In 2000, he opened his own architectural practice in Moscow where he continues to work.

 

Brodsky's work was presented at Artissima's 'Back to the Future' section in 2018. Solo presentations have been held at Putkin House, London (2017); The RISD Museum, University of Rhode Island, Providence (2016); Calvert 22 Gallery, London (2013); and Architecture Center Strelka, Moscow (2012), amongst others. He has participated in group exhibitions, including 'General Rehearsal: a show in three acts from the collections of V-A-C, MMOMA and KADIST,' Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2018); Museum for Architectural Drawing, Berlin (2017); Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisbon, Portugal  (2017); 'Fortune museum', Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), Moscow (2014); and participated i nthe Antarctic Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. Brodsky has been the recipient of numerous prizes and awards, including the Innovation Prize (2012); the Kandinskyj Prize (2010); Premio Milano, Museo del Presente, Milano (2001); and with Ilya Utkin, won the 'East Meets West' Design Competition, Jacob K. Avits Convention Center, New York.