Juri Jakovenko

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Yuri Jakovenko was born in 1965 in the village of Smolyaninovo, Primorsky Krai, Russia. From 1974 to 1984 he studied at the Republican School of Music and Fine Arts in Minsk, Belarus. In 1992 he graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts with a degree in Graphics. Since 1994 he has been a member of the Union of Artists of Belarus, since 2007 he has been a member of the international club "Graphics House" (Sweden). He works in the field of graphics, using mainly the most labor-intensive techniques such as etching, aquatint and mezzotint. From 1993 to 2015 he has had 64 solo exhibitions in Belarus, Spain, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Belgium, Poland, Sweden, China, Cyprus, Russia, Ukraine, Denmark, France. Jakovenko has won over 35 awards from national and international graphics competitions. Jakovenko's works are presented in the collections of the National Museum of the Republic of Belarus; The National Library of Belarus; The Museum of Modern Art of Belarus; The Historical and Archaeological Museum of Grodno; The Vatican Library; The Presidential Library of Portugal; in the private collection of Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Graphic Cabinet of Sweden; Graphics and Drawing Cabinet of the Museo Civico, Cremona, Italy; Rotary Club, Hativa, Spain; Municipal Museums of Gniezno and Katowice, Poland; D.Almondi Museum, Hativa, Spain; at the Frederikshavn Municipal Museum, Denmark; The Library of Krakow, Poland, as well as in numerous private collections around the world. He received a Certificate of Honour in the first International ExLibris Competition Varna in 2014, organized by Largo Art Gallery. He lives and works in Grodno, Belarus.

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