KONSTANTIN BESSMERTNY
b. 1964, Blagoveshchensk, former USSR. Lives and works in Macau.

Considered to be one of the most distinguished artists working in Asia today, Bessmertny has unrivaled technical mastery, achieved after seven years of studying Fine Art in the Grand Academies of the former Soviet Union. His detailed knowledge on a wide-range of subjects including literature, music, history and politics lend his work an intelligence and credibility that is rarely witnessed in contemporary art. Konstantin Bessmertny's work employs humor and candor in depictions so subtle and gentle that they require revisiting time and time again to uncover all that they have to offer. His work is a medium of exploring and experimenting new ideas, finding inspiration in bizarre places to challenge preconceived notions.
Konstantin Bessmertny

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

2014 
      Stir-Fry, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery, Hong Kong
               365, A Work a Day, the Museu Fundacao Oriente, Lisbon, Portugal
               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 

               Clandestinun, 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 R Mazem, 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
2002       
Konstantin Bessmertny, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong 

               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 Loc Garden Pavilion, Macau, China
1999 
      Dictum, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China 

               Konstantin Bessmertny, Galeria do Centro Cultural Gandarinha, Cascais, Lisbon, Portugal 
    
               Konstantin Bessmertnyi, 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
2013 
      SAME : DIFFERENCE, Rossi & Rossi, London UK 
2012 
      Victory! Triumph in Classical and Contemporary Asian Art, Rossi and Rossi, London, UK
2011 
      What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding?, Rossi and 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 and Konsthallen Passagen,
               Linkoping, Sweden
1998 
      Pure A, Galerie Martini, Hong Kong, China 

               3rd 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

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

CORPORATE & PUBLIC 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