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November 9, 2013

Nikolai Balabin CV

 www.nikolai.balabin.net

Nikolai Balabin portrait

Born: 1955, Leningrad, USSR

 ART EDUCATION

1994-96                College diploma of jewellery and stonework design, College of Crafts and Design, Lappeenranta, Finland

1985-91                Academy of Fine Arts, Faculty of Architecture, Leningrad, Soviet Union

1980-81 Jewellery studio of Tatiana Alekseeva, Leningrad, Soviet Union

                                                               

WORKING

since 1997           designer-maker, jewellery artist

 

OTHER ACTIVITIES

2010       juror and lecturer: International Competition for Young Jewelers “Image and Form”, St.Petersburg

2005       juror: International Competition for Young Jewelers “Image and Form”, St.Petersburg

2005       curator: selection of russian contemporary jewellery for the exhibition Everyday Aesthetics,

Art Museum of Kouvola, Finland

2004       curator:  Russian Jewellery Art, group exhibition, Gallery Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland

2003       exhibition architector: proKoru, contemporary finnish jewellery, Craft Museum, Lappeenranta

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012       Ornament, The Russian Ethnographic Museum, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2012       Collected Tales (with Melitina Balabin), A-Galerii, Tallinn, Estonia

2010       Random Processes, The Russian Ethnographic Museum, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2010       Promenade, Gallery Uusikuva, Kotka, Finland

2009       My Park, Masters’ Guild Art Gallery, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2008       My Park (with Melitina Balabin), Gallery Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark

2008       The Artists O Association’s Artist of The Month, Design Museum, Helsinki

2007       Park (with Melitina Balabin), Gallery Norsu, Helsinki, Finland

2007       Garden, Gallery O!, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2005       Thoughts about art, Art Museum of Lappeenranta, Finland

2004       Bono sensu, Craft Museum’s Gallery, Jyväskylä, Finland

2003       Jewellery, Gallery DIX, Helsinki, Finland

2000       Jet-black, Amuletti, Kouvola;  Gallery Ideri, Lappeenranta, Finland

 

SELECTED JOINT AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013       Art Sales Exhibition of The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2013       Finnish Fashion and Design at New York Fashion Week, Paloni pop-up-shop, Ivana Helsinki Concept Store,

New York, USA

2012       Jewellery Art, Täky-Gallery, Lappeenranta

2012       Rara Avis Group, Kouvola Art Museum, Gallery, Kouvola

2012       Frue Plads Marked 2012, Design Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012       Ornament – mini textil exhibition, Lasipalatsi Gallery, Helsinki

2012       korUral II – Scandinavian Art Jewellery at Urals, The Stone Cutting and Jewellery Art History Museum,                 Ekaterinburg; Cheljabinsk Art Museum, Cheljabinsk, Russia

2012       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2012, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2011-12 The Cominelli Foundation’s permanent Contemporary Jewellery Collection, Salette Vantini Town Hall,
Salò, Italy

2011       pro.KORU III, 21 finnish jewellery designers,Täky Gallery, Lappeenranta

2011       Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery, Palazzo Cominelli, Cisano di San Felice del Benaco                 (Brescia), Italy

2011       YLAMAA MYSTIQUE, spectrolite jewellery exhibition, Gallery Rantapaja, Lappeenranta, Finland

2011       The 12th Contemporary Art Event SENSE / Sense of Tree, Hyvinkää, Finland

2011       SAGĖ UNISEX, Galerija Meno Niša, Vilnius, Lithuania

2011       Rare Bird (group), Gallery Laura, Lappeenranta, Finland

2011       The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far , Gallery Norsu, Helsinki

2011       Art Sales Exhibition of The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2011       PARKS – TAKAS – VĒJŠ, Cēsis City Exhibition Hall (Cēsu Izstāžu nams), Cēsis, Latvia

2010       1 gr. Au, Galerija Meno Niša, Vilnius, Lithuania

2010      Helsinki Contemporary Art Fair (represented by The Finnish Jewellery Art Association), Helsinki Exhibition and Convention Centre

2010       FINNISH JEWELRY, Fitchburg Art Museum, Massachusetts, USA

2010       HOLOWNIA, The 19th International Silverart Competition MINIMUM, Corner Gallery, Legnica, Poland

2010      KORUT, Galleria Norsu, Helsinki

2010       Art Sales Exhibition of The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo, Cable Factory, Helsinki

2010      WHITE, Exhibition Hall of the Moscow State Academy Art Lyceum, Moscow, Russia

2009       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2009, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2009       GOOD WOOD within St-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2009, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2009      FINNISH JEWELLERY 1600-2009, Design Museum, Helsinki

2009      Helsinki Art Fair (represented by The Finnish Jewellery Art Association and The Finnish Association of                 Designers Ornamo), Wanha Satama, Helsinki

2009       The 3th International Biennale of Amber Art “Alatyr 2009”, Amber Museum, Kaliningrad, Russia
2009       GOOD WOOD, Gallery Vavilon, Samara, Russia

2009       GOOD WOOD, Exhibition Hall of Moscow Art College, Moscow, Russia

2009       Insideout, Galleri Elverket, Tammisaari, Finland

2009       HOLOWNIA, The 18th International Silverart Competition DECADENCE, Teatr im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej, Legnica, Poland

2009       GOOD WOOD, Geological Fair, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2009       Three paths, Täky-galleria, Lappeenranta, Finland

2009       GOOD WOOD, Show Room of Parguet-Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

08-09     CASE in point, The Copper Smithy, Fiskars, Finland

08-09     Symbols of Faith, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

2008       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2008, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2008       ”Intimacy”, New Traditional Jewellery Contest, nominees, The WesterGasfabriek, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008       Helsinki Art Fair (represented by The Finnish Jewellery Art Association), Wanha Satama, Helsinki

2008       Jewellery Transit Helsinki-St.Petersburg-Moscow (group), Exhibition Hall of Moscow Art College, Moscow, Russia

2008       Kokoelma, Jewellery Collection of the Finnish Jewellery Art Association, The Art Museum of Lahti,  Finland

2008       On the borderlines – Jewellery Art, Gallery 5, Oulu, Finland

2008       pro.KORU II, finnish jewellery design, Gallery Iron Inc., Copenhagen, Denmark

2008       Jewellery Art Contest “Stay moment! You are so fair!”, International Baltic Jewellery show “Amber Trip”, Vilnius, Lithuania

2008       “Absolute Beauty”, 16th International Silverart Competition, nominees, Museum of Amber in Gdańsk; Museum in Gliwice; Design Gallery in Wroclaw, Poland

2008       Dat Siert je, Museum De Koperen Knop in Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Netherlands

2008       Winter Exhibition, Gallery Alternatives, Rome, Italy

2007       Symbols of Faith, New Traditional Jewellery 2007 Contest, nominees, SIERAAD International Jewellery and Silver Design Event,  Amsterdam RAI, Holland

2007       proKORU II, finnish jewellery design (juried), Täky-Gallery, Lappeenranta, FInland

2007       Jewellery under construction – tradition as a challence, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands

2007       “Absolute Beauty”, 16th International Silverart Competition, nominees, The Gallery of Art in Legnica; Gold, silver, Time Fair, Warsaw; Gallery Yes, Poznan, Poland

2007       Spring 2007, Exhibition Center of Union for St.-Petersburg’s Artists, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2006       New Traditional Jewellery Contest 2006, nominees, SIERAAD International Jewellery and Silver                 Design Event,    Amsterdam RAI, Holland

2006       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2006, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2006       Bijoux de noël, Gallery Johan S., Helsinki, Finland

2006       Autumn 2006, Exhibition Center of Union for St.-Petersburg’s Artists, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2006       The Second International Amber Artwork Prize of the Baltic Sea Countries, The German Amber                 Museum, Ribnitz-Damgarten, Germany

2006       The 15th International Silverart Competition, The Old Town Hall, Legnica, Poland

2006       Junwex 2006 International Jewellery Fair (by Gallery O!), Lenexpo, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2006       Kontti, contemporary jewellery art, sea container, Market square, Lappeenranta, Finland

2006       On the Border, metal art, Green Warehouse, Art museum of Lappeenranta, Finland

2006       Garden, jewellery and paintings, Gallery Täky, Lappeenranta, Finland

2005       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2005, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2005       Complicated World, jewellery and paintings, Gallery Johan S., Helsinki, Finland

2005       KORU. Joieria Contemporània Finlandesa, Gallery FAD, Barcelona, Spain

2005       Everyday Aesthetics, Art Museum of Kouvola, Finland

2005       Sirdslietas, jewellery art, Gallery Maksla, Riga, Latvia

2005       Inform – A manifesto of industrial art, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki; TR1, Tampere, Finland

2005       Sever v sertse moem, Art Museum of Muurmansk, Russia

2004       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller  2004, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2004       Jewellery Mix, Gallery Steklo, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2004       Love, Craft Museum’s Gallery, Jyväskylä, Gallery Postelli, Kankaanpää, Art Museum of Rovaniemi, Finland

2004       Dream Team – finnish design in international limelight, Design Forum, Helsinki, Finland

2003       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller  2003, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2003       pro.Koru, finnish contemporary jewellery, Craft Museum of Lappeenranta, Finland

2003       Container, Finnish Craft Museum, Jyväskylä, Art Museum of Rovaniemi, Finland

2002       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller  2002, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2000       Kunsthandwerk aus Finnland, Galerie Handwerkskammer, Hamburg, Germany

2000       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2000, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

2000       Hands’ signs, Kuusankoskitalo, Finland

2000       Elektronos 2000 (Amber Design Award), Amberif 2000 Fair, Gdansk, Poland

1999       International Amber Art Exhibition, German Amber Museum, Ribnitz-Damgarten

1999       Stone and Jewellery Art, Osobnjak Bosse, St.Petersburg, Russia

1999       The Place of Show IV, Craft museum of Lappeenranta, Finland

1999       Contemporary Finnish Jewellery and Ceramics, Hagelstam Gallery, Helsinki, FInland

1999       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 99, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

1998-99 Finnish Jewellery 2, Art museum of Porvoo, North Pohjanmaa Museum, Oulu, Finland

1998       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 98, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

1997       Kunst und kunsthandwerk aus Finnland, Friedrichstadt, Germany

1997       Jewellery (group), Gallery Aurora, Porvoo, Finland

1997       Ritual, jewellery (group), Gallery Klobben, Helsinki

1997       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2/97, Manege Exhibition Hall, St.-Petersburg, Russia

1996       Finnish Jewellery 1, Art museum of Porvoo City, Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä, Finland

1996       Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 96, Osobnjak Bosse, St.-Petersburg, Russia

 

WORKS IN COLLECTIONS

The Cominelli Foundation’s permanent contemporary jewellery collection, Italy;  Jewellery Collection of the Finnish Jewellery Art Association;  Craft Museum of Finland, Jyväskylä;  The World of Stone Exhibition Association, St.-Petersburg, Russia;  private collections in Finland, Denmark, France, Netherlands, USA, Israel and Russia

 

PUBLICATIONS

Finnish Design Yearbook 2012-13, Design Forum Finland, Helsinki 2012

Exhibition Catalogs:

Cominelli Foundation Award for Contemporary Jewellery, second edition, Cominelli Foundation / Contemporary Jewellery Association Agc, Padova, Italy, 2011

“pro.KORU III”, Association of Southeast Finland designer-makers TÄKY, Lappeenranta 2011

Jewelry Olympus 2008-09, The World of Stone, Saint-Petersburg 2010

ALATYR 2009, Catalogue of the Third International Biennal of Amber Works of Art, Kaliningrad, Russia 2009

GOOD WOOD, Natalia Koigorodova, Parguet-Hall,  Saint-Petersburg 2009

”Absolute Beauty”, 16th International Silverart Competition, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland 2007

“pro.KORU II”, Association of Southeast Finland designer-makers TÄKY, Lappeenranta 2007

“KONTTI”, Korutaideyhdistys ry, Lappeenranta 2006

”Jewellery Olympus 2006”, The World of Stone, St.-Petersburg 2006

”KORU. Joieria Contemporània Finlandesa”, The Arts Council of Southeast Finland , Barcelona 2005

“Arkipäivän estetiikkaa” (“Everyday aesthetics”), Kouvola Art Museum, Kouvola 2005

”Jewellery Olympus 2003”, The World of Stone, St.-Petersburg 2003

”Finnish Jewellery”, Eija Mäkelä ja Kaarin Bonde Jensen, Helsinki 2003

”Jewellery Olympus 2001”, The World of Stone, St.-Petersburg 2001

“Amberif 2000”, Gdansk International Fair Co., Gdansk 2000

”The Ocarina Tells a Story”, The Finnish Crafts and Arts Organisation, Keuruu 1997

Periodicals:

Baltic Jewellery News,  August 2009, page 68, Vilnius, Lithuania

Baltic Jewellery News, February 2009, page 45, Vilnius, Lithuania

Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 1/2009

Baltic Jewellery News, August 2008, page 55, Vilnius, Lithuania

Russian Diamonds & Jewellery 4/2008

Pulse Saint-Petersburg, April 2007, page 12

Form Function Finland 1/2004, page 9

Jewellery World 2/2002, pages 28-31, Moscow 2002

Russian Jeweller 4/1997, pages 48-49, St.-Petersburg 1997

Russian Jeweller 5/1997, pages 37, St.-Petersburg 1997

MAJOR AWARDS

2012                1st prize, Jewellery Olympus 2012 Competition, nomination “Jewellery virtuosos / Innovation”,

Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2011                Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional Fund, half a year working grant

2010                Arts Council of Southeast Finland, one year working grant

2009                1st prize, Jewellery Olympus 2008 Competition, nomination “Jewellery virtuosos / Innovation”,

Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2009                National Council for Design, half a year state grant for artists

2008                Nikolai Nuzin´s prize (“Philosophical interpretation of the image”) in Jewellery Olympus 2008 Competition, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2008                Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional Fund, half a year working grant

2007                National Council for Design, one year state grant for artists

2006                2nd prize in silver collection nomination, X!V International Jewellery Fair JUNWEX, Lenexpo, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2006                Arts Council of Finland, Public Display Grant

2005                Nikolai Nuzin´s prize (“Philosophical content”) in ”Jewellery Olympus 2005” Competition,

Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2005                Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional fund, one year working grant

2005                Arts Council of Finland, quality support for design

2004                Finnish Cultural Foundation, South Karelia Regional fund, half a year working grant

2003                Arts Council of Southeast Finland, grant

2002                Diploma in jewellery competition ”Jewellery Olympus 2002”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

2001                Arts Council of Southeast Finland, grant

2000                “25 best works” –diploma in jewellery competition ”Jewellery Olympus 2000”, St.-Petersburg

2000                Silver Prize in Amberif Design Award “Elektronos 2000”-competition, Gdansk, Poland

(International Competition for Jewellery with Amber Design)

2000                Arts Council of Southeast Finland, subsidy for a solo exhibition

1999                2nd prize in competition ”Stone and Jewellery Art”  in nomination ”silver jewellery”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

1997                2nd prize in jewellery competition ”Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 2/97”  in nomination ”objects from unprecious metals”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

1997                1st prize in jewellery competition ”Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller 1/97” in nomination ”objects from unprecious metals”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

1996                2nd prize in jewellery competition ”Saint-Petersburg’s Jeweller –96”  in nomination ”objects from unprecious metals”, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

MEMBERSHIP

2007-     Artists O, Finland

2005-     Korutaide ry (The Finnish Jewellery Art Association)

1999-     The Finnish Association of Designers Ornamo

1999-     Southeast Finland Designer-Makers TÄKY

  

ARTIST RESIDENCIES

2006       Circolo Scandinavo per Artisti e Scienziati, Rome, Italy

2010       The Grassina Studio House of The Finnish Artists’ Studio Foundation, Firenze, Italy

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