Name: Ular Art Agency and Art Gallery
Year of establishment: June 1993/2002
Founder and Director: Yuriy E. Markovich
In the ancient times many legends told about sacramental bird Ular, it exists in kazak fairytales. Each plumelet of that fantastic animal possessed from majestic features and maintained from evil. Long time ago our provident predecessors fitted its plumeletes on women hats to save from whammy and blasting. In our days that divine bird inhabits in far Alphin districts of Ala Tay, in “Red Book” and in art gallery name.
Since the times of foundation till our days priority of our gallery is promotion achievement to challenging artists with no matter of their age and fame. The main criteria of our selection are creativity and irregularity. In that connection we aim to sense the artist and help to choose own direction, to trust in own depth.
“Ular” gallery was the first that to post exhibition of young artists, represent private and corporative collections, being experts and producers. In interconnection of three forces as in mutual enrichment “artist-gallery-collector” see own future activity “Ular” gallery.
Artists of the Gallery:
Artists of the sixties (painting, graphics) are S. Kalmykov, Shardenov G., S. Aitbayev, B. Park, A. Dyachkin, I. Bondarenko.
Modern painters (painting, graphics): A. Noda, E. Kazarian, R. Nurekeev, N. Kashirina, E. Fridlin, G. Tagenova, A. Erashov, VA Dergachev, N. Baratov, M. Vedernikov, J. Nauruzova, Katsuba O.
Artists of Contemporary art: E. and V. Vorobievs, R. Nurekeev, V. Dergachyov.
Photographers: A. Noda, Y. Markovich, B. Krasnyansky, M. Brylova, Y. Aybasov
Collections consulting: DEG (Germany), World Bank, German Economic Representative Office, Kazkommertsbank, ATF Bank, ABN AmroBank, MetrokomBank, Bank Centercredit, Total, ExxonMobil, Siemens and private collections in Kazakhstan, Europe and the USA. Museum collections in Russia, and the USA.
Ular gallery activity directions:
Contemporary art of Avant-garde traditional forms
(painting, graphics, collage, sculpture), exhibition activities.
Special contemporary-art projects and art tutorials.
New names discovery and support, art-residence programs participation.
Painters of the sixties, formation of private and corporate collections.
The only gallery in Kazakhstan, having photo artists collection
Formation of the personal artwork collection.
The interior decoration, wide choice of art-presents.
MAIN EXIBITIONS & PROJECTS:
First solo exhibitions оf young artists
Solo exhibition of V. Lyuiko. (Kaliningrad, Russia).
Project of Ular and Mednis Galleries
Group exhibition of M. Bekeyev, E. Rudoplavova. I. Kurmanalina. (Moscow, Russia) Project of “Ular” gallery and “Russian collection”
TAU-ASU group exhibition of Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan
and alumnus of Ilya Repin St. Petersburg State Academic Institute Of Fine Arts, Sculpture And Architecture
Entropia-S, Provitamin-C, “Since and till… The epilogue to Surrealism”,
Almaty surrealists series of exhibitions
Solo exhibitions dedicated to the memory of S. Kalmykov, Zh. Shardenov, S. Aytbayev. K. Shayakhmetov, S. Gumarov, and M. Makhov
Parade of Galleries in National Museum of Art after A. Kasteev, Almaty Collections of Y.A.Koshkin. R.Spooner, Makhov's family
“Cinema-100”, an easel painting exhibit by members of the Cinema Artists Association
“Art in Private Collections” exhibition (jointly with Umai Art Museum)
Central State Museum, Almaty
series of exhibitions “Art in Private Collections” in “Ular” gallery
Solo Exhibition of caricaturist Andjei Mlechko, (jointly with the Embassy of Poland in Kazakhstan)
Bookplate International Exhibition
devoted to the 100 years anniversary of K. Zhubanov
“An Obedient Slave of the Arts”
Exhibition devoted to the 111th anniversary of Vincent Van Gogh
Exhibition of Group “the Green Triangle” and Shai-Ziyee
(underground of Almaty)
International art-project “Handmade”
(St. Petersburg, Russia)
International conference “Cultural policies in Central Asia”
Anniversary exhibition of Ular Gallery “Made by Markovich”
“Educational Standards Development in Cultural Management of CIS Countries”,
international round table (Moscow, Russia)
Exhibition of Kazakhstan Social Realism from private and ATF Bank collections (Almaty, Kazakhstan)
Photo festival “Public Photography”
organized by “Ular” Gallery together with Photography House (Moscow, Russia)
Group exhibition of modern Kazakhstan painters in the building of DEG company. Painting. (Cologne, Germany)
First personal exhibition of E. Fridlin in Almaty.
Alexander Erashov personal exhibition “Amanitas” in Almaty.
Graphics. (Aksu, Kazakhstan)
Personal exhibition of A. Ovchinnikov. Graphics
(St. Petersburg, Russia)
Nonconformist Art of 1980s
Personal exhibition of E. Fridlin in the National Museum after K. Kasteev.
Painting. Presentation of the artist's catalogue
Group exhibition of Kazakhstani contemporary artists in the building of DEG company. Graphics. (Cologne, Germany)
International conference “Eastern Orientalism”
in conjunction with Contemporary Art Soros Center, Almaty
“Ular” gallery presentation of catalogue in english
Personal exhibition of Alexander Erashov
“The USSR Alphabet” Graphics. (Aksu, Kazakhstan)
Personal exhibition of T. Volkova “The Moment and Eternity”,
Water color. (Moscow. Russia),
Personal exhibition of O. Falkov “Mail Emotions”. Painting. (New-York, U.S.)
Group exhibition of Kazakh artists in Ular Gallery “Parade of galleries. New Version 09”. Painting, graphic art. (Almaty, Kazakhstan),
Participation in International Fair of Contemporary Art “ART VILNYUS09” Artists: The Vorobjevs, R. Nurekeev, E. Zhapak, E. Fridlin, A. Erashov. (Vilnyus, Lithuania)
Group exhibition of Kazakh artists
in the Integration Center in conjunction
with Consulate of Kazakhstan Republic in Germany
Painting. (Cologne, Germany)
Personal exhibition of Eugene Fridlin
in «Schillberg & Partner» juridical company
Painting. (Dortmund, Germany)
Art presentation of Eugene Fridlin
in six art museums of Lithuania cities: Kaunas, Klaipeda, Vilnius, Kyalme (Ular Gallery and Foundation Artkomas)
Erashov participation in Moscow exhibition "Libido"
in the Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia)
project of “Ular” gallery and artists of Sent-Petersburg
Great personal exhibition of E. Fridlin in Contemporary art museum. Painting (Astana, Kazakhstan)
Gallery photo collection and K. Ibragimov and A. Erashov artists participation in International Contemporary art trade fair “Art Vilnus11”
Central Asia and Kaakhstan Fine Art exhibition “Constellation of names”. Painting and graphics
Kazakh artists’ group exhibitions in the embassies and companies of German Embassy, U.S. Embassy, British Embassy, USAID, European Commission in Kazakhstan, World Bank, ABN AMRO Bank, TEXAKABANK, Bank Center Credit, «Volvo», «Siemens»
2012 September. exhibition project "from utopia to dystopia" with artist A. Erashova, Kiev together with the gallery "Art Hall"
2012 November. Participation of Kazakhstan artists Fridlin E., G. Tagenovoy, A. Noda, Kazarian, A. Erashova, E. Vorobyova, Dergacheva, R. Nurekeeva at the international fair "Art Market Budapest" in project gallery "Ular"
2012 December. Participation of residents - Artists Gallery in the exhibition "The Art of Nations -" Confederation of Unions of Artists, Moscow and the Union Artists RK.