About Mark Khidekel
Post-Suprematist Architectural Dishes
- About MARK KHIDEKEL:
Mark Khidekel, renowned architect, artist and designer, continues the development of Suprematism, the most radical and influential movement of the Russian avant-garde, after his father, Lazar Khidekel (1904-1986), one of the driving forces of Suprematism and protege of Kazimir Malevich (1878-1935).
Post-Suprematist dishes or neo-Suprematism, as Konstantin Boim, a writer and famous designer himself, defined this stunning design in his article in Louisiana Revy, 36 argang Nr. 2, 1996. Boym was amazed to see these works for the first time, and immediately included them in his article, being the first to publish them. The works were conceived in the early 1990s and the first complete sets were produced in 1994. It was then that Boym met Khidekel at the Parsons School of American Design, where they both taught.
Mark Khidekel has participated in several international competitions and received a number of international prizes, including the 1983 INTERARCH World Biennale Grand Prix. For several years he was a visiting professor at the Parsons School of American Design and taught product design. Since 1996, he has been a Registered Architect for the State of New York. Dr. Khidekel has collaborated with Philip Johnson and, in addition to industrial and residential projects, is known for his visionary projects such as Vertical Highway and Bridge-City (NYSun, September 10, 2002, The New York Times).
Today, Mark Khidekel continues his creative career in painting and graphics, as well as creating unique art objects and jewelry.
Karpova, Yulia ‘A thing of quality defies being produced in quantity’: Suprematist Porcelain and Its Afterlife in Leningrad Design. In: Celebrating Suprematism Series: Russian History and Culture, Volume:22. Publisher: Brill, UK, 2018, p 218-220.
Cosmos and Suprematism - Diaghilev Art Center, St. Petersburg 2020
Columbia University 2015
Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed -ZKM Museum of Contemporary art, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2010-2011
RACC Gala-exhibition at Sotheby’s 2007;
Tests of Time. Five Reflections, NYC 2003;
Skyline Remembered, Skyline Thought, NYC 2002;
Dumbo Double Deuce, NY, 2001 (exhibition design by Mark Khidekel as well);
National Art Club, NYC 1996;
The Educational Alliance, NYC 1995;
Small Format - The Leonard Hutton Galleries 1995
COLLECTIONS: Zimmerly Museum, NJ; Russian Museum, The History Museum of St. Petersburg; The Fund of Preservation of Russian Avant-garde; Private collections of Philip Johnson, Norton Dodge, Pig and Marie Schwartz, Yuri Traisman, Alla Zeide, Alexander Zhurbin, Fund of Avant-garde Architecture, and others in the USA, Russia, Israel, and Germany.
PUBLICATIONS: Architectural works and drawings by Mark Khidekel are featured at the book
Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed by Frederic Chaubin (Taschen 2011) and the exhibition at ZKM Museum of Contemporary art, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2010-2011.
See: Swansongs of a superpower: Russia's secret architecture by Jonathan
guardian.co.uk, Monday 7 February 2011; Arca, Italy, Architectural Design, UK, MuseArt, France, The New York Times, Daily News, Country Living, Jewish Week, NYSun, Guardian, UK; Russian-speaking press, and RTV and NTV International.
Bloomsbury Art Auction, New York 2010
Gala-Art Auction, Sotheby’s, June 2007