Viktar Kopach

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Viktar Kopach (Belarusian pronouciation: Viktar Kopach) is a Belarusian contemporary sculptor who lives and works in Minsk.

Viktar Kopach
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Born Viktar Casimiravich Kopach
(1970-08-24)24 August 1970
Masty district, Grodno Region, Belarus
Nationality Belarus
Known for Sculpture
Awards

2013 - Third Prize, 2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Expo International Sculpture Competition China

2011 - Second Prize, The 1st International Public Art Festival of Mudanjiang Jingpo Lake, China

Biography[edit]

He was born on 24 August 1970 in Kopachi, a village in the Masty district, Grodno Region of western Belarus. He moved to Minsk in 1986. From 1986 until 1990 he studied at the art college; in 1990 he started a study at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, which he finished in 1996. His first exhibition was in 1993 at the Marc Chagall Art Center in Vitebsk, Belarus. Since 1993, he has held over 38 exhibitions, in Belarus, Russia, Poland, Turkey, Syria, China, South Korea, Vietnam, Brasil, Spain and Germany. Since 1999 he became a member of Belarusan Artists' Union. In 2005—2012 he works as a restorer in Memorial Museum of Zair Azgur, Minsk, Belarus.

A number of public space sculptures in Belarus, Russia, South Korea, China, Turkey, Brazil, Spain, Syria, Kazakhstan, Israel and Poland. The author's works are in galleries, museums and private collections in Belarus, Poland, Germany, Malta, Russia, Netherlands, Turkey, China and USA.

Public works[edit]

  • 2013 - “Mother and Child”, Ma'alot Tarshiha, Israel
  • 2013 - “Circulation in Nature”, Bursa, Turkey.
  • 2013 - “Circulation in Nature”, Istanbul, Turkey.
  • 2012 - “Trinity”, Tongling, China,.[1][2][3][4]
  • 2012 - “Waterfall”, Ma'alot Tarshiha, Israel
  • 2012 - “Patroness of rhythmic gymnastics”, Mersin, Turkey.
  • 2012 - “Circulation in Nature”, Luleburgaz, Turkey.
  • 2012 - “Circulation in Nature”, Kartal, Turkey.
  • 2011 - “Dialogue”, Oskemen, Kazahstan.
  • 2011 - “Waves”, Boryeong, South Korea.
  • 2011 - “Equilibrium”, Tsinghua University Centennial, Campus, Beijing, China.
  • 2010 - “Sunrise”, Nanqu Zhongshan, China,.[5][6]
  • 2010 - “Circulation in Nature”, Izmir, Turkey.
  • 2010 - “Nudes”, Damascus, Syria.
  • 2009 - “Sunrise”, Fu Jian Province, Huian, China.[7]
  • 2009 - “Equilibrium” International Sculpture Park, Urumqi, China.
  • 2009 - “Reformer”, Trakya University, Edirne – Turkey.
  • 2009 - “A story of love” International Sculpture Park, Penza, Russia.
  • 2008 - “Family” Mosan Art Museum, Gaehwa Park, Boryeongsi, Chungnam, South Korea.
  • 2008 - “Sand Glass”, Changchun World Sculpture Park, Changchun, China.
  • 2008 - “Mother and Child”, Changchun sister city Sculpture Park, Changchun, China.
  • 2008 - “The solidarity”, Salihli - Manisa – Turkey.
  • 2008 - “Circulation in Nature”, Antalya – Turkey.
  • 2007 - “Global warming”, Escuela del Mármol de Fines, Andalucia – Spain.
  • 2005 - “Family”, Cartódromo de Brusque, Santa CatarinaBrazil.
  • 2004 - “Sand Glass”, Cartódromo de Brusque, Santa Catarina – Brazil.
  • 2004 - “Angel”, Mogilev, Belarus.
  • 2003 - “Shail”, Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University, Belarus.
  • 1996 - “Was reclining” Minsk, Belarus.

Awards[edit]

  • 2013 - Third Prize, 2014 Qingdao International Horticultural Expo International Sculpture Competition China,.[8][9]
  • 2011 - The Medal of the Ministry of Culture "For his contributions to the cultural development of Belarus"
  • 2011 - Second Prize, The 1st International Public Art Festival of Mudanjiang Jingpo Lake, China.
  • 2006 - China Olympic Park, the award (diploma) Beijing, China.
  • 2005 - First premium in a nomination a sculpture on 1-st Minsk the International competition of young architects "Leonardo 2005", Minsk, Belarus.
  • 2004 - Second Prize, Granite Sculpture Symposium, Mogilev, Belarus. Selected as an official representative of Belarus' for the building of the Monument to Mankind. (2002 - "Monument To Mankind" ).[10]
  • 2000 - the Republican Competitive Exhibition of the Young Artists “The New Names” - the 2nd award of the Belarusian Presidential Fund of the Support of Culture and Arts (Sculpture)
  • 1999 - Mass Media Prize at Snow Fantasy, 1st International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Murmansk, Russia.
  • 1998 - Parallel Jury's Prize in Professionalism nomination at Time. Space. Personality, National Young Artists Exhibition-Contest. Minsk, Belarus.
  • 1998 - Honourable mention at Time. Space. Personality, National Young Artists Exhibition-Contest. Minsk, Belarus.
  • 1996 - Grant of Belarusan Branch of Soros Fund Management, Talk With Stones, Plein air. Belarus

Exhibitions[edit]

  • 2012 - “Sculpture”, Mersin, Turkey.
  • 2012 - China International Copper Sculpture Art Exhibition, Tongling, China
  • 2012 - “Sculpture”, Minsk, Belarus
  • 2012 - “Four in one”, Gomel Palace & Park Ensemble, Belarus
  • 2010 - “Belart.by”, State Central Museum of contemporary history of Russia, Moscow, Russia.
  • 2009 - “Contemporary sculpture in Belarus”, Minsk, Belarus; Warsaw, Bialystok, Suwalki, Poland.
  • 2007 - “Together“, National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 2006 - “Plein air - 2006”, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 2006 - “Sculpture”, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 2005 - The Art the project "Panteonika", 14 International festival Arts "Slavianski Bazaar in Vitebsk", Art museum, Vitebsk, Belarus.
  • 2005 - “Leonardo 2005”. 1-st Minsk the International competition of young architects
  • 2005 - “Belarusan sculpture 1984-2004” National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 2005 - “Next generation of Belarus sculpture“, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 2005 - “Air“, Museum Of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 2005 - “Salon 2005”, the Moscow International art interior, Moscow, Russia.
  • 2004 - “Next generation of Belarus sculpture “, Polotsk, Belarus.
  • 2004 - “Travel“, National Youth Exhibition, National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 2004 - “Water. Interpretations“ Museum Of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus..
  • 2003 - “Salon 2003”, Moscow, Russia.
  • 2003 - “Under wings of eternity”, National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Memorial Museum of Zair Azgur.
  • 2002 - “Minsk-Riga”, Riga, Latvia.
  • 2002 - “Integrart”, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2003 - “Sculpture”, Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • 2001 - “Ab Ovo”, Center of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko, Warsaw, Poland.
  • 2000 - “Integrart”, Minsk, Belarus; Warsaw, Bialystok, Poland.
  • 2000 - “The New Names”, National Young Artists Exhibition-Contest. National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 2000 - From Belarus to the 3rd Century“, National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 1999 - “Kultur der Menschen”, Germany.
  • 1999 - Museum Of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 1999 - “Brama (Gates)... from the end of the millenium”, “Brama” Gallery Minsk, Belarus.
  • 1998 - “12 Months”, “AB” Gallery, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 1998 - “Time. Space. Personality”, National Young Artists Exhibition-Contest, National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 1997 - “Regenerate”, National Gallery, Minsk.
  • 1996 - “Chernobyl 10 Years”, National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus, Berlin, Germany.
  • 1995 - “Reason on the Line of the Horizon”, Historical Museum Zaslavie, Belarus.
  • 1995 - The exhibition of works by sculpture students of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Museum of Contemporary Sculpture, Minsk, Belarus.
  • 1994 - A collective exhibition, Asipovichy, Belarus.
  • 1993 - “To the memory of Larysa Zasimovich” Marc Chagall’s Centre, Vitebsk, Belarus.

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