KB

Konstantin Bessmertny

KB was born in 1964 in Blagoveschensk, in the former USSR. Now based in Macau and Hong Kong, Bessmertny is one of the most distinguished artists working in Asia today. His technical mastery, achieved after nine years of studying fine art in the grand academies of Soviet Union, combined with his detailed knowledge on wide range of subjects – including literature, music, history and politics- lend his work exceptional intelligence and credibility.

君士坦丁一九六四年生於前蘇聯海蘭泡 (Blagoveshchensk,另譯作布拉戈維申斯克/ 巴哥域聖斯基),現居香港及澳門,亞洲頂尖藝 術家之一。他曾於前蘇聯的幾所著名藝術學院修讀七年,造就 其深刻的技術造詣。他對文學、音樂、歷史及政治 等領域的鑽研,亦使作品滲透著非凡智慧和意義。

Konstantin Bessmertny nasceu em 1964 em Blagoveshchensk, na antiga URSS. Agora baseado em Macau e Hong Kong, Bessmertny é um dos mais distintos artistas trabalhando na ásia hoje. A sua mestria técnica, obtida após sete anos de estudos de belas artes nas grandes academias soviéticas, juntamente com o seu profundo conhecimento de um vasto leque de temas – da literatura, música e história à política – emprestam ao seu trabalho uma excepcional inteligência e credibilidade.

 

EDUCATION

The Institute of Fine Arts, Vladivostok, Russia (formerly USSR)
Fine Arts Faculty, The Pedagogical Institute, Khabarovsk, Russia (formerly USSR)
The School of Fine Art, Blagoveschensk, Russia (formerly USSR)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Ambitus II. The Arts Club, London, UK

2017
Ambitus I. Rossi & Rossi, London, UK

2016
Ad Lib - Recent Works of Konstantin Bessmertny. Macao Museum of Art, Macau, China
Deity of Doubt. Rossi & Rossi, Hong Kong

2014
Stir Fry. 10 Chancery Lane, Hong Kong
365 - A Work a Day. Museu Fundação Oriente, Lisbon, Spain
E. Meets W. BERKO Gallery Shanghai, Shanghai, China

2013
One of You and All of Them. Rossi & Rossi, London, UK

2012
Tempos de Grande Ignorância - Trabalhos de Konstantin Bessmertny. Macau Museum of Art, Macau, China

2011
One of you. AFA Beijing, Beijing, China
Clandestinum. Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, China

2010
Causarum Cognitio. Rossi & Rossi, London, UK

2009
China Trade! Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, China

2008
Monumentum Pro. St. Paul Fine Art, Macau, China

2007
Recent Works. The Museum of Art, Macau, China

2006
New Works. Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, China
New Works, Casino Royale. Kings Road Gallery, London, UK

2005
Don’t Ask. Galeria Armazém, Lisbon, Portugal
ARCO’05. Galerie Martini, Madrid, Spain

2004
Intercambio. Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong
Konstantin Bessmertny. Galeria Monumental, Lisbon, Portugal
Casino Republic+. Todd Warmoth Gallery, London, UK

2003
Konstantin Bessmertny. C2 Gallery, Shanghai, China
Small Works. Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China

2002
Konstantin Bessmertny. Galerie Martini, Hong Kong , China
Paintings. Galeria Monumental, Lisbon, Portugal
Revolution. The Kings Road Gallery, London, UK

2001
Ambience. Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China

2000
Selected Works. Galeria Monumental, Lisbon, Portugal
Konstantin Bessmertny. Lou Lim Ioc Garden Pavilion, Macau, China

1999
Dictum. Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China
Konstantin Bessmertny. Galeria do Centro Cultural Gandarinha, Cascais, Portugal
Konstantin Bessmertny. World Trade Centre Gallery, Macau, China

1998
Diversus. Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China
Objects. Sculpture and Paintings, Museu Casa de Bocage, Casa do Corpo Santo and Museu do Trabalho de Giacometti, Setúbal, Portugal

1997
Painting Exhibition. BCM World Trade Centre, Macau, China

1996
Painting Exhibition. Gallery Leal Senado, Macau, China
Exhibition Of Prints. Casa Garden Gallery, Macau, China
Paintings, Objects and Sculpture. Military Club, Macau, China

1995
Painting Exhibition. Gallery Missão de Macau, Lisbon, Portugal

1994
Watercolour Exhibition. Serviços de Turismo Gallery, Macau, China

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
Crossroads · Another Dimension: the Cross-Straight Four-Regions Artistic Exchange Project 2013, Hong Kong City Hall, Hong Kong, China

2013
SAME : DIFFERENCE, Rossi & Rossi, London UK

2012
Victory! Triumph in Classical and Contemporary Asian Art, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK

2011
What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK
Imaginary Belongings – Macau Contemporary Art, Museum of the Orient, Lisbon, Portugal

2010
Boys and Girls Come out to Play, Summer exhibition, Rossi & Rossi, London, UK

2009
The Land Of Dostojewski, Galerie Caprice Horn, Berlin, Germany
ArtHK 09 Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong
MONUMENT TO ANYONE (Monumentum pro aliquis), installation and performance at Fringe, da Cidade de Macau, Macau, China

2008
ArtHK 08 Hong Kong International Art Fair, Hong Kong, China

2007
The 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

2006
Winter 06/07, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, China
CIGE 06, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Beijing, China
Year of the Dog, Ox Warehouse, Macau, China

2005
XIX Asian Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art, Fukuoka, Japan
ArtLONDON, London, UK
ARTwalk’05, Amelia Johnson Contemporary, Hong Kong, China
Wan Chai: Hong Kong International Artists Workshop, Hong Kong, China

2004
AAF, London, UK ArtLONDON, London, UK

2003
XVIII Asian Art Exhibition, Heritage Museum, Hong Kong, China
Isolation and Communication, Macau & Zhuhai Contemporary Art Exchange Exhibition, Albergue de Santa Casa da Misericordia, Macau, China
To Dream the Impossible, Contemporary Ceramic Exhibition, The Pottery Workshop, Hong Kong, China
Pure, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China
Arco 2003, Madrid, Spain
A Beam of Delight, Casas-Museu da Taipa, Macau, China
Sketch Extension, Albergue de Santa Casa da Misericordia, Macau, China
ArtLONDON, London, UK
White Christmas: Red New Year, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China

2001
The Gambling Show, John Batten Gallery, Hong Kong, China Arco 2001, Madrid, Spain
Salon d’hiver IV, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China

2000
International Art Exhibition, Museum of Revolution, Beijing, China
Salon d’hiver III, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China

1999
3rd International Exhibition of Tsai – Mo Art, in Atelier “Peintracol 50”, Lyon, France
Stage of 1000 Faces, Macau Cultural Centre, Macau
XIV Asian Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Japan
Absolute Asia, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China
Oriente-Ocidente, Mercado de Ferreira Borges, Porto, Portugal
Konsthallen Passagen, Linkoping, Sweden

1998
Pure A, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China
2nd International Touring Exhibition of Tsai – Mo Art, Taiwan
XIII Asian Art Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Arts, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Salon d’hiver II, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China

1997
Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong
Contemporary Asian Art Exhibition, University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
A Gift for India, Rabindra Bhawan Galleries, New Delhi, India
XII Asian Arts Exhibition, The Forum of Macau, Macau
Salon d’hiver, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong
Guangzhou Art Fair, Exhibition Centre, Guangzhou, China
Container-96. Project – Art Across Oceans, Copenhagen, Denmark

1995
Print Exhibition, Berlin, Germany

1994
II Biennial of Art, Casa Garden Gallery, Macau, China
Circle of Friends of Culture, Casa Garden Gallery, Macau, China

1993
Contemporary Russian Art Exhibition, Leal Senado, Macau, China
Contemporary Russian Art Exhibition, Hong Kong, China

1992
TOPO GROUP, Naval Museum, Vladivostok, Russia
TOPO GROUP, State Museum of Fine Arts, Khabarovsk, Russia

1991
Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, State Museum of Arts, Vladivostok, Russia
Exhibition of Contemporary Artists, Art Étage, Vladivostok, Russia

1990
Contemporary Russian Painters, Municipal Gallery, Khabarovsk, Russia

1983
Contemporary Painters, Municipal Gallery, Khabarovsk, USSR

1978
Group Show, Municipal Gallery, Blagoveschensk, USSR

AWARDS AND HONOURS

2006
Finalist, Sovereign Art Foundation, Asia

2003
Prize for Excellence, Contemporary Artists Exhibition, Beijing, China

2002
First Prize for Painting, Philippe Charriol Foundation, Hong Kong, China

2001
First Prize for Painting, International Art Competition, International Institute of Macau, China

2000
Bronze Medal for Painting, International Art Exhibition, Museum of Revolution, Beijing, China

1995
Honourable Mention for Painting (Kiss, 1995, oil on canvas) II Biennale of Art, Macau, China First Prize in printing at the II Biennale of Art, Macau, China

MAJOR COLLECTIONS

Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China Museum of Contemporary Art, Macau, China Standard Chartered Bank, Hong Kong, China Mandarin Oriental, Macau, China

Leal Senado de Macau (Municipality), Macau, China Paláçio de Governo de Macau, China
Instituto Português do Oriente (IPOR), Macau , China Fundação Oriente, Macau, China

Centro Cientifico e Cultural de Macau, Lisbon, Portugal Missão de Macau, Lisbon, Portugal
BCM (Banco Commercial de Macau), Macau, China Câmara Municipal de Cascais, Cascais, Portugal Casino Lisboa, SJM Holding Ltd, Macau, China

Twin Villas, Alfred Dunhill, Shanghai, China Kee Club, Shanghai, China
Kee Club, Hong Kong, China