Alexandre Akar, portrait, photo by Tiphaine Lanvin

Alexandre Akar

France 1961

Sculpture, Painting, Murals

Alexandre Akar
Alexandre Akar
July 30, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Alexandre Akar is a French visual artist known for his large formats colorful paintings dedicated to humans in the city. He also produces murals, frescoes, bas-reliefs, painted wooden objects, totem poles, and large sculptures made of different materials.

Left - Alexandre Akar - Music -2011, Right - Alexandre Akar - Run, 2014, photo credits - artist
Left: Alexandre Akar – Music, 2011 / Right: Alexandre Akar – Run, 2014

Alexandre Akar’s First Solo Show

Born in 1961, Alexandre Akar received a diploma of the High School of Art Olivier de Serres (ENSAAMA) in Paris, in 1987. Since then, he has worked independently as a visual artist.
The artist has held his first solo exhibition with the Promo Art Galerie in 1987 in Saint Tropez, the south of France, where he painted a wooden fence in the street. Additionally, Alexandre began his carrier cross several exhibitions in Saint Jean de Luz (Pays Basque), directly in the street with several artists (Place Louis XIV).
His artwork has always been turned around urban way of life and people. He collaborated very often with architects and cities like Colombes and Gennevilliers to create pieces of art on walls or buildings.

Alexandre Akar - Metal Murals in Gennevilliers, Paris, 2011, photo credits - artist
Alexandre Akar – Metal Murals in Gennevilliers, Paris, 2011

Ruhr European Capital of Culture

Gennevilliers, the city where Alexandre Akar has a studio, sent him in Germany in 2010 for creating an artwork during the Ruhr European Capital of Culture. There he has begun his collaboration with Galerie Zeitlos, Berlin, which exhibits an important part of his artwork since 2011 permanently.

Alexandre Akar - solo show at Galerie Zeitlos, Kamen, Germany, 2011, installation view, photo credits - artist
Alexandre Akar – solo show at Galerie Zeitlos, Kamen, Germany, 2011, installation view

Other Exhibitions

Alexandre Akar’s work has been included in many individual and collective exhibitions in France and Germany, at Galerie Promo Art, Saint Tropez, France (1987); Galerie de Nesles, Paris (1987); Galerie Ginou Larrouilh, Biarritz, France (1992); Galerie Kalinina Stella, Paris (2005); Galerie Zeitlos, Kamen, Germany (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015); Galerie Mécénavie, Paris, (2014); Galerie Bruno Massa, Paris (2015); and Galerie Bohner, Mannheimn, Germany (2015), among others.
Recently he began to exhibit with Galerie Bruno Massa in New York.

Alexandre Akar lives and works in Gennevilliers, France.

Portrait photography credits – Tiphaine Lanvin.
All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition titleMuseum/gallerySolo/group
201520 JahreGalerie Bohner, Mannheimn, GermanyGroup
2015Alexandre AkarGalerie Zeitlos, Kamen, GermanySolo
2015SELECT ART FAIR New YorkGalerie Bruno Massa, Paris, FranceGroup
2014Art Expo New YorkGalerie Mecenavie, Paris, FranceGroup
2014Art Shopping ParisGalerie Mecenavie, Paris, FranceGroup
2013Alexandre AkarGalerie Zeitlos, Kamen, GermanySolo
2013GMAC Paris BastilleGMAC Bastille, FranceGroup
2013Festival d'arts actuels Ile de ReAssociation ML ART, FranceGroup
2013Marche de l'art, Saint Germain en LayeGalerie Atelier Pièce Unique, FranceGroup
2012AkarGalerie Zeitlos, Kamen, GermanySolo
2012Gesichter der GrosstadtGalerie Sohle 1, Stadtmuseum Bergkamen, GermanySolo
2011AkarGalerie Zeitlos, Kamen, GermanySolo
2010Place aux artistesGalerie Arcima, Paris, FranceGroup
2005UnknownGalerie Kalinina Stella, Paris Group
2004AkarCultural Center, Hautvillers, FranceSolo
1993UnknownChateau de Soubiran, Dammarie-les-Lys, FranceGroup
1992AkarGalerie Ginou Larrouilh, Biarritz, FranceSolo
1992AkarGalerie 1950 ALAN, Paris, FranceSolo
1988AkarCultural Center of Bayonne, France Solo
1988UnknownSalon de la Jeune Peinture, Paris, FranceGroup
1987Alexandre AkarEcole des Beaux Arts Edouard Manet, Gennevilliers, FranceSolo
1987Alexandre AkarGalerie Le Centaure, Colombes, FranceSolo
1987For Amnesty InternationalGalerie de Nesles, ParisSolo
1987AkarGalerie Promo Art, Saint Tropez, FranceSolo