Alexandr Rodin

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Alexander Rodin
Художник Александр Родин. Фото Евгения Ксеневича.jpg
Born(1947-05-15)15 May 1947
Died19 December 2022(2022-12-19) (aged 75)
Minsk, Belarus

Alexander Rodin, sometimes spelled as Alexandr or Alex Rodin (Belarusian: Аляксандр або Алесь Родзін; Belarusian pronunciation: Aliaksandr Rodzin; 15 May 1947 – 19 December 2022)[1] was a Belarusian contemporary painter.


Alexandr Rodin was born on 15 May 1947 in Baranovichi, a city in the Brest Region of western Belarus. He moved to Minsk in 1950. From 1960 until 1965 he studied at the 'School of Arts nr. 1' in the same city; in 1966 he started a study at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, which he finished in 1971. His first exhibition was in 1971 at the Exhibition of Young Artists at the Belarusian National Arts Museum. Since 1971, he had held over 100 exhibitions in Belarus, Russia, the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany.[2] He resided at Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany for 12 years, because (as he describes it himself in an interview with website 'Berlin is a place interested in art. [...] I am an artist and exhibitions are my life. And when I suggest a concept of an exhibition or an event and see that it fascinates Germans – why not to organize it there? Why not to hold an exhibition in Berlin when it acknowledges my creativity?'.[3]


Art critic Larysa Mikhnevich described him as "the representative of neo-avart-garde and of the 'good old' painting: anecdotic and figurative".[2] His works are often large in size (up to over 6 metres in length and 2 metres in height, albeit spread out over several canvases), and represent surreal scenes in Rodin's mental universe. Rodin's paintings can always be interpreted in several ways.


1971 graduated from the Belarusian Academy of Arts.

1980 became a member of the Belarusian Artists Union.

2000 became a member of the International Guild of Artists.

2001 became a member of the Contemporary Art Association.

From 2001 to 2014 was a resident artist of Kunsthaus Tacheles, Berlin, Germany.

Since 2003 organized the international festival of experimental art DAСH in Germany and Belarus.

  • 1971 – Exhibition of Young Artists, National Museum, Minsk, Belarus
  • 1976 – Republican Exhibition, National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
  • 1980 – Personal Exhibition, Hall of the Belarusian Artists Union, Minsk, Belarus
  • 1988 – Personal Exhibition "Rush Hour", Museum of the Great War, Minsk, Belarus
  • 1989 – Group Exhibition Treasure of the Belarusian Avant-garde, Minsk, Belarus
  • 1990 – Group Exhibition, The Centre of Contemporary Art Norblin, Warsaw, Poland
  • 1990 – Exhibition "Cassandra Call", National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
  • 1991 – Personal Exhibition, Centre House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
  • 1992 – Group Exhibition "Art Shock", Palace of Arts, Minsk, Belarus
  • 1993 – Group Exhibition, Days of Belarusian Art at the Exhibition Hall of Ukrainian Artists Union, Kyev, Ukraine
  • 1993 – Group Exhibition, Julia-Nova, Italy
  • 1994 – Personal Exhibition, Gallery "The Sixth Line", Minsk, Belarus
  • 1994 – Personal Exhibition, Centre of Experimental Arts, Vlissingen, Netherlands
  • 1996 – Personal Exhibition, Gallery "IFIAC", Brussels, Belgium
  • 1997 – Group Exhibition, Herbert Exhibition Centre, Paris, France
  • 1998 – Group Exhibition "Pahonia", National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
  • 1999 – Personal Exhibition, National Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
  • 2002 – Group Exhibition, Gallery of Pierre Cardin, Paris, France
  • 2003 – Group Exhibition, Klermon-Ferron, France
  • 2004 – Personal Exhibition, National Library, Minsk, Belarus
  • 2006 – Personal Exhibition, Podzemka Art Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
  • 2008 – Group Exhibition, Museum of Nonconformism, St-Petersburg, Russia
  • 2008 – Group Exhibition "Biennale of Fine Arts", National Library, Minsk, Belarus
  • 2008 – Personal Exhibition at the Gallery "Dobryja mysli", Minsk, Belarus
  • 2008 – Personal Exhibition "Dach-5", Museum of Contemporary Arts, Minsk, Belarus
  • 2009 – Personal Exhibition "Dach-9", Minsk, Belarus
  • 2010 – Group Exhibition "Belarusian Art Week", the National Art Museum, Minsk, Belarus
  • 2001–2014 – Personal Exhibition, Kunsthaus "Tacheles", Berlin, Germany
  • 2014–2018 – Personal Exhibition, festival "Fregs of Nature", Berlin, Germany
  • 2014–2018 – Personal Exhibition, festival "Odyssee", Berlin, Germany
  • 2016–2018 – Personal Exhibition "Global warning/Global warming", Minsk, Belarus
  • 2019 – Personal Exhibition, "Mythologeme of the millennium", Minsk, Belarus
  • 2021 – Group Exhibition, "Labyrinth", Minsk, Belarus
  • 2021 – Personal Exhibition "Trans Atlantic Art Message", National Library, Minsk, Belarus
  • 2022 – Personal Exhibition "Stolen inspiration", Minsk, Belarus
  • 2022 – Group Exhibition & Concert (Rodin, Missing, Pijarowski, Skrzek), Centrum Kultury Stary Młyn, Zgierz, Poland.

Rodin's works are at the National Art Museum of Belarus, the Museum of Modern Art in Minsk, Belarus, Hasso-Platter Institute in Potsdam Germany and numerous private collections in Germany, Switzerland, UK, Poland, France, the USA, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Russia, Belgium and other countries.