Sasha Okun

1949 Born in Leningrad, USSR

1972 Graduated M. A. from Muchina Academy of Arts & Design

1979 Immigrated to Israel


Education and Teaching

1972 Master's Degree, Mukhina Art Academy, St Petersburg, Russia

1986 Senior lecturer at Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, Jerusalem

1988-2002 Lecturer at «Emunah» College, Jerusalem

1988 Adjunct Professor, Bellarmine College, Kentucky, USA.


Fellowships and Awards

1983 Ofer Feniger Award for a Young Artist

1985 Gestetner Fellowship

1987 Cite International des Arts, Residence Fellowship, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Cultural Exchange)

1989 «Kentucky Colonel» honorary title, Kentucky, U.S.A.

1989 Jefferson County Honorary Citizen, Kentucky, U.S.A.



Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Mukhina Art Academy, St Petersburg, Russia
Russky Museum, St Petersburg, Russia
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem
The Negev Museum, Be'er Sheva
Janco-dada Museum, Ein Hod
Mishkan Le'Omanut Art Museum, Ein Harod
Bar-David Museum, Kibbutz Bar'am
Private collections in Israel, Russia, Poland, France, Italy, USA, Australia, Germany, Austria, Canada and Mexico


One-Artist Exhibitions

1981 '82 '83 '85 '86 '88  Debel Gallery, Jerusalem

1983 Art Pavilion, Yehoshua Gardens, Tel Aviv

1987 Cite International des Arts, Paris, France

1987 '89 Horace Richter Gallery, Jaffa

1988 The Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem

1992 The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

1994 Janco-dada Museum, Ein Hod
1994 Mishkan Le'Omanut Art Museum, Ein Harod
1994 Artists' House, Jerusalem

1995 Kiryat Ha'Omanim Gallery, Kiryat Tivon

1988 Nora Gallery, Jerusalem

1999 «A Body and Another Body», The Open Museum, Tefen

2000 The Museum of Israeli Art, Ramat Gan

2005 «Basis» gallery, Hadassah Neurim

2006 Artist House, Jerusalem

2010 Paddington Central, London

2011 Red House Gallery, Tel Aviv


Selected Group Exhibitions

1974 Gaza Cultural Center, St Petersburg, Russia

1975 Nevski Cultural Center, St Petersburg, Russia

1976 Yehuda L. Magnes Museum, Berkeley, California, U.S.A.

1977 Klutchnick Museum, Washington D. C., U.S.A.

1977 Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

1978 Museum for Modern Art, Erevan, Armenia

1984 Florence Miller Center, 10 Years of the Jerusalem Print Workshop, Jerusalem

1985  Beit Ariela, Tel Aviv Salon des Beaux Art, Grand Palais, Paris, France

1986 «Self-Portrait», Artists' House, Jerusalem

1986 «Six Artists», National Museum, Bogota, Columbia

1988 Manege Exhibition Center, St Petersburg, Russia

1988 Ariadna Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia

1989 «Artists for Human Rights», Bugrashov Gallery, Tel Aviv
1989 «Home», Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem
1989 «Classics in Context» Festival, Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A.

1990 Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, U.S.A.

1991 Israel Art Month, 1991, The Jerusalem Theater, Jerusalem
1991 Denver University, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.
1991 White Raven Gallery, Jerusalem

1992 The Negev Museum, Be'er Sheva
1992 Marble Palace, St Petersburg, Russia

1993 Russky Museum, St Petersburg

1994 «Mega Watt», Art Focus, Power Plant, Jerusalem

1995 «An Artist Designs His Own Memorial», Artists' House, Jerusalem

1996 «The Dimension of Sound», Artists' House, Jerusalem

1997 Klutchnick Museum, Washington D. C., U.S.A.

1998 «Garden as a Metaphor», sculpture exhibition,
1998 Botanical Garden, Jerusalem
1998 Studio S, Arta Contemporanea, Rome, Italy
1998 «100 Years of Comics in Russia», Borey Art Gallery, St Petersburg, Russia

2001 New Manez exhibition hall, Moscow

2002 Manez exhibition hall, St. Petersburg

2002-2003 «A Matter of Taste», Israel museum, Jerusalem

2004 «Contemporary Art Festival», Manez exhibition hall, St. Petersburg

2005 Mishkenot Sheananim galery, Jerusalem

2006 «Time of a changes», Russky Museum, St. Petersburg

2009 «Nudes», Artists' House, Jerusalem

2009 «Wild Exaggeration», Haifa Museum of Art, Haifa


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