Alexander Yulikov was born in 1943 in the village of Vyatskye Polyany in the Kirov region where his family was evacuated during World War II. In 1944, his family returned to Moscow. In 1954-1961, he studied in the Moscow Middle School of Fine Arts and in 1961-1966 in the Stroganov School of Arts and Industrial Design. Alexander continued his education in the Moscow Polygraphic Institute in 1966-1969.
In 1969, Alexander became member of the Moscow Committee of Graphic Artists. He joined the Moscow Union of Artists in 1986 but was quickly expelled on the grounds of "ideological subversion." His membership was restored in 1989.
Alexander has participated in exhibitions since 1968. Among his personal exhibits are the Shearing happening in Leonid Sokov's studio in 1976, 100 Sheets at the House of Medics in Moscow in 1987, Graphics in the UN Headquarters in New York in USA in 1989, Paintings in the Bronda Gallery in Helsinki in Finland in 1989, Paintings in the House of Soviet Immigrants in Jerusalem in Israel in 1990, Project in the Velta gallery in Moscow in 1993, Shapes in the Velta gallery in Moscow in 1995, and Paintings in the Karenina Gallery in Moscow in 2006.
Most notable group exhibits include the 8th Young Artists Exhibition in The House of Artist in Moscow in 1968, exhibition in the Izmailovsky park in Moscow in 1974, show at VDNKh (the Exhibition of National Economic Achievements) in Moscow in 1975, Spring Apartment Exhibits in Leonid Sokov's studio in Moscow in 1976, New Soviet Art: Unofficial View at Venice Biennale in Italy in 1977, Types and Polygraphy in USSR in the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in France in 1986, Typographics in USSR in the Cooper Union in New York in USA in 1986, Geometry in Art in the Kashirka exhibition hall in Moscow in 1989, Beyond Disputes: New Soviet Art in Galerie Krings-Ernst in Cologne in Germany in 1989, Chicago International Art Expo in Chicago in USA in 1989, USSR Today in Neue Galerie in Aachen in Germany in 1989, Other Art. Moscow in 1956-1976 in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow and the State Russian Museum in Petersburg in 1990-1991, Back to Square One in the E.N. Bergman Gallery in New York in USA in 1991, Contemporary Soviet Art: From the Thaw to Perestroika in the Setagaya Art Museum in Tokyo in Japan in 1991, Contemporary Artists to Malevich in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in 1991, Postmodernism and National Traditions in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in 1993, Artist Instead of the Artwork in the Central House of Artist in Moscow in 1994, Bent Art: Non-Conformist Russia in 1957-1995 in the Wilhelm Hack Museum in Ludwigshafen and in Documenta-Halle in Kassel in Germany in 1995, Body Art from Eastern Europe in the Contemporary Art Museum in Ljubljana in Slovenia in 1998, Realities and Utopias in the Zimmerli Art Museum in USA in 2000, the Exit Art Gallery in New York in USA in 2001, Abstract Art in Russia: The Twentieth Century in the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg in 2002, The Senezh Studio. 55 Etchings in the State Pushkin Fine Arts Museum in Moscow in 2003, Artists without Borders in the Moscow Union of Artists in 2004, Russian Pop Art in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow in 2005.
Alexander's works are found in the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg, Ludwig Forum for International Art in Aachen, Germany, The Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum in USA and in other museums and collections around the world.
Photo: Two works by Alexander Yulikov in the permanent exposition of the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.
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