Alexander Rodchenko (Russian, 1956)

Timeline

1891
Born November 23rd in St. Petersburg, Russia
1911
Enrolls at the Kazan art school
1914
Moves to Moscow to study sculpture and architecture at the Stroganov art academy
1914
Conscripted to serve as a medical orderly in the army
1916
Shows work at the Tatlin's exhibition 'Magazin'
1917
Joins forces with Tatlin, Jakulov and others to design the interior of the 'Café Pittoresque'
1918–1922
Works in various capacities for IZO, where he was in charge of the industrial arts subdivision and was chairman of the Acquisitions Committee for the Museum of Painterly Culture
1922
Participates in the "First Russian Art Exhibition"
1925
Commissioned to design the Soviet pavilion at the Paris Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels
1918–1926
Teaches the theory of painting at the Moscow 'Prolet Cult School'
1920–1930
Teaches and, in 1922, acts as Dean of faculty for metalworking at Wchutemas and Wchutein. Also becomes a member of the group Inchuk
1928–1930
Designs stage scenery and costumes for Moscow theatres
1941–1943
Evacuated to Perm and Otcher in the Molotov region but returns to Moscow at the close of 1942
1956
Dies December 3rd

Exhibitions

2009
February 12 - May 17, "Rodchenko & Popova: Defining Constructivism", Tate Modern
2008
February 7 - April 27, "Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography", Southbank Centre, England
2003–2004
October 17 - January 11, "Flirting with Rodchenko", Henry Art Gallery, North Galleries
1975
January 10 - February 6, "Kertesz, Rodchenko, and Moholy-Nagy Exhibition", Henry Art Gallery, North Galleries