Biography

Alexandre Egorov (31.12.1954, St. Petersburg)

Was educated as a painter by Art Studio of Lev Ovchinnikov and as graphic artist by Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg. In St. Petersburg he worked as an animated artist in the Studio of popular science films „Lennauchfilm“ and helped to design the „Anna Akhmatova. Silver Age“ Museum. Egorov was the first who designed Russian Tarot Cards – „Egorov Tarot“ or „Egorov Golden Russian Tarot Deck“ which was printed by Piatnik in Vienna in 1992. The origin of his artistic creation goes back to the Silver Age, to the Russian cosmists of the 19th and the 20th century. The essence of their art comes from the understanding, that the inner world of a human being is of cosmic nature, has a cosmic meaning and implies cosmic responsibility. His artistic world is based on the work of Malevich, of Kandinsky and of the cosmists’ movement. The experience that we are all one presents an artist with a challenge to witness this condition and to create something that unites contradictions and reflects the harmony of the world. He creates a fairy tale about a timeless world, without conflicts between good and bad – a story expressing the desire for excellence. For deeper understanding in 1998 he became a Dzogchen practician, lineage of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche.
Since 2001 he lives, practices and works in Switzerland.

Tarot Decks by Egorov:
*Egorov Tarot Cards (Ferd.Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna) – 1992
*Virgin Tarot Cards (Collection of Stuart R. Kaplan, Stamford) – 1993
*Rambles into Arkanas Tarot (Collection of Stuart R. Kaplan, Stamford) – 1993
*Russian Historical Tarot Cards (Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne, Wien) – 1994
*Fairy Tale Tarot Cards (Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne, Wien) – 1995
*Duo Zikr Playing Cards (Private collection, St.Petersburg) – 1999
*Alexander Egorov Tarot Cards (Collection of Stuart R. Kaplan, Stamford) – 2001

Personal exhibitions:
2014 – Alte Krone, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2011 – Restaurant Schosshalde, Bern, Switzerland
2010 – Gallery Weyerhof, Nidau, Switzerland
2007 – Gallery Evguenia Pervoushina, Zurich, Switzerland
1999 – Museum “Anna Akhmatova. Silver Age”, St. Petersburg, Russia
1998 – Casino Conti, St. Petersburg, Russia
1998 – Planetarium, St. Petersburg, Russia
1996 – Gallery “Art Collegium”, St. Petersburg, Russia
1996 – Museum Narva Castle, Narva, Estonia
1996 – Gallery “G”, Tallinn, Estonia
1994 – Planetarium, St. Petersburg, Russia

Group exhibitions:

2019 – Swiss Art Expo, Zurich, Switzerland

2019 – Art Week, Art Exhibition Hall of the St. Petersburg, Russia
2018 – Mandala Haus Galerie, Arcidosso, Italy
2017 – Grebencuk Art Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2017 – 30×30, Gewölbe Galerie, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2016 – 30×30, Gewölbe Galerie, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2016 – Museum Anna Akhmatova, St. Petersburg
2016 – art mathieu Kunstraum, Olten, Switzerland
2015 – „ZooArt“, The State Museum of Urban Sculpture, St. Petersburg, Russia
2015 – Kunst & Kulturraum, Rothenfluh, Switzerland
2014 – Festival ArtDialog, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2014 – Russian ArtWeek, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia
2012 – Reverie Art Festival, Ligerz, Switzerland
2011 – “Russisches Quadrat” in der Gewölbe Galerie, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
2010 – Kunst-Supermarkt, Solothurn, Switzerland
2009 – Internationales Animations-Festival, Ottawa, Canada
2009 – One Minute Film & Video Festival, Aarau, Switzerland
2001 – Moscow Centre of Art, Moscow, Russia
1999 – Russian Museum, Stroganov Palace, St. Petersburg, Russia
1995 – “Biennale” – “Manege”, St. Petersburg, Russia

Artworks in ownership of
Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
Planetarium, St.Petersburg, Russia
Museum “Anna Akhmatova. Silver Age”, St. Petersbutg, Russia
Saint Petersburg Court Capella, St. Petersburg, Russia
JSC “Zavod ATI”, St. Petersburg, Russia
Collection of Stuart R. Kaplan, Stamford, USA
Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna, Austria
Museum Narva Castle, Estonia
Russian Orthodox Church Non-intoxicating Chalice, St. Petersburg, Russia
Russian Orthodox Church, Valaam Monastery, Valaam, Russia
Stiftung TRIX, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Private Collections

References:

*Egorov Tarot, No. 197512, Ferd.Piatnik & Söhne, Vienna, 1992

*The best of cards catalog, No. 28, U.S.Games Systems, p.25, Stamford, 1992

*Natalie Magazin, No. 22, (pp. 13, 13, 24), St. Petersburg – Paris, 1994

*T. Shechter (Татьяна Ефимовна Шехтер), Pictarial Art of Space, St. Petersburg, 1995

*Dialogues, The second Biennale, Main Exhibition Hall “Manege”, St. Petersburg, 1995

*Krengolm, No.46, p.4, Narva, 1996

*Play and Passion, St. Petersburg-Moscow, (pp. 250, 358), 1999, ISBN 5-900872-96-3 (Ru), ISBN 3-930775-62-X (Germ)

*The Encyclopedia of Tarot by Stuart R. Kaplan and Jean Huets, Stamford, Volume IV (pp. 57, 153, 203, 315, 316), 2005, ISBN 1-57281-506-X

Alexandre Egorov at the SWISSARTEXPO ZÜRICH 1.0, ARTBOX.PUBLISH Switzerland, 2019, ISBN Nr. 978-3-03899-7