ⓘ Mark Khidekel. Khidekel earned a M.A. and Ph.D. from the Leningrad Institute of Architecture and Construction. He began his study of architecture under his fath ..


ⓘ Mark Khidekel

Khidekel earned a M.A. and Ph.D. from the Leningrad Institute of Architecture and Construction. He began his study of architecture under his father, Lazar Khidekel, one of the major Russian avant-garde artists and architects, disciple of Mark Chagall and Kazimir Malevich.


1. Career

  • 1970-1986: Served as the Director of the Scientific Experimental Architectural Studio. Under his leadership, it grew to become the State Institute of Architecture.
  • The Depository for Modern Art collections in St. Petersburg
  • Major Projects of the 1970s and 1980s
  • A concept of the conversion of the Kronshtadt complex of fortresses
  • Cosmic Habitat, the Architectural-scientific project - a part of the Soviet-American cosmic program Apollo-Soyuz.
  • The Extension of the State Russian Museum and Arts Square at the historical center of St. Petersburg
  • Educational & Ecological Campground in Karelia
  • Having won the first competition in 1967, Khidekel designed a number of monuments devoted to the victims and soldiers of WWII, located in St. Petersburg, Severomorsk, and Tallinn, which earned Khidekel the State Prize for Young Creators in 1972.
  • In 2016, Mark and Roman Khidekels issued a proposal for the development of an environmentally friendly public space along the East River Esplanade 2016.
  • 1987–1993: Khidekel was involved in a number of international collaborative projects with architectural firms and associates such as Dyer/Brown & Associates, ETH-Zurich, and Wayss & Freytag, Frankfurt. He participated in an international competition on Euro-Lille and did extensive lecturing at ETH - Zurich; architectural schools in Lille, and Versailles; and at the University of Cambridge in the UK.
  • Since 1993 in the United States, Khidekel has served as a visiting professor at the Parsons School of Design and continues to work as a licensed architect and designe, practicing New York City.
  • Khidekel has also participated in a number of competitions at Duke Universitys Nasher Museum of Art 1996; Museum of Biblical Art in New York City 1996; and Babi Yar Memorial in Denver, Co 2006-7. He conceived a number of futuristic projects such as Vertical Highway 1998-, a new type of urban multi-use structure which combines the American Dream of suburban-like private housing with the rapidly growing demand for living space in an urban environment like New York City and Bridge-City 2006- in collaboration with Roman Khideke. Bridge-City is dedicated to solving New Yorks problem of congestion, traffic, lack of emergency transportation egress, parking spaces, and high cost of land by building multipurpose bridge structures at the waterfront. This project would create a new urban center for living, working, commerce, and leisure while serving as a shelter in the time of natural disaster.
  • In 1995, Mark Khidekel collaborated with Philip Johnson on a large Russian-American urban project, The New Business Center in St. Petersburg. archives2.getty.edu:8082/xtf/view?docId=ead/980060/980060.xml;query=;.980060 Philip Johnson papers 1908-2002 bulk 1925-1998 1908-2002. Archives, Personal Papers, and Manuscripts The Getty Research Institute.between Johnson and architect Mark Khidekel).
  • Mark Khidekel is a founding member of the Lazar Khidekel Society and is a trustee of the Russian American Cultural Center.
  • Khidekel participated in several international competitions and has received a number of international awards including the Grand Prix at the World InterArch Biennial 1983.

Examples of Art and Design:

Selected exhibitions:

  • The Educational Alliance, NYC 1995
  • National Art Club, NYC 1996
  • Small Format - The Leonard Hutton Galleries, NYC 1995
  • Suprematism Infinity: Reflections, Interpretations, Explorations
  • Harriman Institute of Columbia University - Harriman Atrium 420 West 118th Street, 12th Floor.
  • Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed - exhibition at ZKM Museum of Contemporary art, Karlsruhe, Germany 2010-2011
  • Skyline Remembered, Skyline Thought - NYC 2002
  • Tests of Time. Five Reflections - JCC in Manhattan 2003
  • Dumbo Double Deuce, NY 2001
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Museum collections:

  • The State Museum of the History of St. Peterburg
  • Rutgers Universitys Zimmerli Art Museum
  • The State Russian Museum in St. Petersburg

Private collections:

  • Gala Smirnova-Konstanzo Konstantini
  • Norton Dodge
  • Yurii Traisman
  • Pig & Marie Schwartz
  • Natalia Trifonoff
  • Alexander Zhurbin
  • Alla Zeide
  • Ingrid Hutton
  • Kolodzei Art Foundation
  • Others in the US, Russia, Israel, and Germany.
  • Martina Bigliardi
  • Philip Johnson
  • Sergei Gordeev Russian Avant-Garde Foundation
  • Lazar Markovich Khidekel born Vitebsk 1904 Leningrad 1986 is an artist, designer, visionary architect and theoretician, who is noted for realizing
  • Frankfurt. Mark Khidekel Suprematism and Architectural Projects of Lazar Khidekel Architectural Design 59, 7 - 8, 1989 Mark Khidekel Suprematism
  • spinophilin Nature Neuroscience. 2 1 13 7. doi: 10.1038 4516. PMID 10195174. Khidekel N, Ficarro SB, Peters EC, Hsieh - Wilson LC September 2004 Exploring
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  • department at the People s Art School where with his students, primarily Lazar Khidekel he was working on transition from plane to volumetric suprematism. Lissitzky