Alexander Ponomarev at Base “W”, Detaille Island (HSM 83)(66°52’S, 66°38’W), Antarctica, 2015.
Alexander Ponomarev graduated from the USSR Nautical Engineering College in 1979, following a period at the Orel Art School. He is an Officier d’Arts et de Lettres (France) and a member of the Russian Academy of Arts. In 2007 he represented Russia at the 52nd Biennale di Venezia and in 2009 docked his handmade submarine, SubTiziano, on the Grand Canal as an Official Collateral Project of the 53rd Biennale. In 2012 he represented Ukraine at the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture. Ponomarev is the founding Commissioner of The Antarctic Pavilion (2014-) and The Antarctic Biennale (scheduled to take place in 2016).
Centre George Pompidou, Paris
FNAC (Fonds Nationa d’Art Contemporain), France
FRAC (Fonds Regional d’Art Contemporain), Bretagne, France
Ministry of Culture, Moscow
State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg
State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow
The State Hermitage Museum
Picardy Art Museum, Amien, France
National Center of Contemporary Art, Moscow
Multimedia Art Museum,Moscow
Orel Museum of Fine Arts, Orel, Russia
Collection of the Great Duchess of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
National Museum Singapore, Singapore
Foundation F.R. Weisman, Los Angeles
Judishes Museum Reihnsburg, Reihnsburg, Germany
University Jaume l, Castellon de la Plana (Spain).
Zimmerli Art museum, Rutgers University, New Brunsvick, USA
Universidad Jaume I, Castellon de la Plana, Spain
Art Museum of Nizhny Tagil, Russia
Art Museum of Ekaterinburg, Russia
Art Museum of Krasnoyarsk, Russia