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SOSNO Sacha is a sculptor painter born in 1937. Painter, sculptor, engraver, photographer.

Alexandre Joseph Sosnowski said Sacha Sosno, was born in 1937 in Marseille. His father is from Estonia and mother Nice. He spent his early childhood in Riga, Latvia. In 1948, in Nice, he met the painter Henri Matisse.

In 1956, he met Yves Klein and Arman. Contact with "monochrome" Yves Klein made him burn the majority of his paintings "Abstract" at the time.

In 1958, he enrolled at Sciences Po and at the School of Oriental Languages ​​in Paris where he also intermittently following the course of the Faculty of Law and the Institute filmography at the Sorbonne.

In 1961, back in Nice, he created the "South-Communications" magazine and it states, in the June issue, the first theory of the "Ecole de Nice". This is the beginning of his friendship with Raysse.

It carries out various programs on cinema for Tele Monte Carlo.

He did his military service in Toulouse in 1962, he finished as an archaeologist after the discovery of the largest French deposit Gallo-Roman tombs, in collaboration with the CNRS.

From 1963 to 1966 he worked in the press and the press and became the assistant to Jean Sainteny.

Between 1967 and 1969 he participated as author or columnist to several reports for the television program Dim Dam Dom, Daisy Gallard, with Guy Selligman and Rémy Grumbach.

His press photographer working led him to become a war reporter in Ireland, Bangladesh and Biafra. He published a book: "Biafra, near death, continuity of life" (Preface of Professor Wolff, Nobel Prize, and Pierre Emmanuel of the French Academy, Editions Fayard (Paris).

Then returned to painting with the first photographs "obliterated".

This concept of obliteration ( "hide to see better") will then be developed in sculpture and architecture.

In 1969, he moved to Montparnasse and participate in video art and the beginnings of sociological art movement with, among others, Bernard Teyssèdre, Gina Pane, Juan Rabascall John Paul Thénot Alain Fisher, Fred Forest, Serge Oldenburg, Nile Yalter and Muntadas. It achieves performance and painted on sensitive photographic canvas.

In 1970 he wrote the libretto for a ballet, "Astronomy", directed for television by Guy Job to music by Pierre Henry.

In 1974, he sold his Paris studio to buy a sailboat in the Netherlands and performs the Atlantic crossing on the Go West with his girlfriend Maschat. A journey of three years. Exhibits at Porto and Caracas. First tread pattern.

Then he returned to France and settled in Nice where he created his first sculptures, car cancellations.

In 1979, he stayed in India where he made his bronzes at the center Kala Akademi, near New Delhi.

In 1980 he became artistic consultant for various fashion and designs fabrics designs.

In 1983, a major solo exhibition dedicated to him at the Musée des Beaux-Arts Jules Cheret in Nice.

In 1985, iI moved to New York in a loft and presented his first American exhibition at the Aldrich Museum of Richfield, Connecticut.

The Beaubourg Gallery in Paris, control passes him a work in 1986.

In 1987, the first collaboration with Marisa del Re Gallery in New York.

Between 1986 and 1988, he developed several sculpture projects related to architecture. He realizes with the architect Georges Margarita "Hotel Elysee Palace", height 28 meters, bronze of 19 meters and 420 tons of granite.

His meeting with the philosopher Emmanuel Levinas will result in the publication of a book "From the obliteration" with Françoise Armengaud. (Ed. "The Difference" Paris)

Four solo exhibitions in museums in the United States, (Miami, West Palm Beach, Sarasota and Tampa) in 1989-1990.

In 1991, on the hill of Bellet "retirement" in the hinterland of Nice, he set up his workshop and plant his first vines and olive trees.

At that time, he collaborated on many architectural projects and works with the City of Chicago to develop a building sculpture in homage to Frank Lloyd Wright.

Between 1993 and 1998, first trips to Japan, Korea, Canada and Greece.

In 1998 he was admitted to the interdisciplinary Academy of Sciences of Paris.

Installing an annex workshop in Monaco in 1999.

In March 2000, began the work of the "Square Head", a monumental sculpture (h: 26 m) to the Nice Central Library, architects Yves Bayard and Francis Chapus (National Competition - Funding Ministry of Culture, PACA region, Alpes-Maritimes department and City of Nice).

Collective exhibition "Artists of the old port," present at the Marlborough gallery of works by Arman, Bottero, Cane, Folon, Sosno.

Sosno resumes underwater investigations, returns to the place of his first dive and this time before the appearance and configuration of the equipment structures, he is convinced to have found an archaeological site of importance, the former Greco-Roman port. It receives support from his peers academicians, including oceanographer and professor Jean Joubert who lends him a boat to aid his research and geologist René Dars. Now it is supported by the Department of Underwater Archaeological Research of Marseille.

The team continues to perform inspection and verification of data.

He participates in a collective exhibition at the Pompidou Centre "objects of art, Arts of the object" and the Centre

International Contemporary Art Carros: "The paradox of Alexander" Sosno will have about 16 group exhibitions and 6 singles in museums.

Sosno begins a new series of cancellations in 2001: ownership / obliteration theater sets. The large canvases painted surfaces to be destroyed, landscapes, forests, fallen stage curtains, are obliterated by numbers, geometric shapes, color rectangles bright yellow, red or black. The series title is significant: "Operas".

In 2001 the top of aluminum structures installation of the "Square Head".

The exhibition Sacha Sosno the MAMAC (Museum of Contemporary Art in Nice) was inaugurated on 5 November.

Another personal exhibition was held at the Marlborough Gallery in Monaco in December 2001 and January 2002.

The inauguration of the Square Head (height. 26 m) took place June 29, 2002 in the presence of Minister of Culture.

This is the first monumental sculpture inhabited world, the first all-aluminum construction, the first building built with naval techniques.

Guy Pieters Gallery in 2003 devoted a major exhibition. Sosno is president of the jury of the prize "Old French homes."

In 2005, he was invited by the city of Beijing and the President of the National Academy of Fine Arts of China to build a monumental sculpture in the center of the city and explore visual arts projects relating to Olympic sports.

In early 2006, he returned to China, he was selected for the Olympic Sculpture Symposium that will be exhibited in museums twelve before starting the game and gets an order for a monumental complex to the center of the city of Beijing (CBD project) , flagship operation that combines offices, luxury shopping and entertainment.

In May, installation Nice (Villa Kapa), a steel giant Poseidon, commissioned by the Meunier group - architect M.Orselli.

In 2007, together 5 sculptures columns to the roundabout of the Nice Prefecture (CADAM) control of the General Council of the Alpes-Maritimes (marble and granite).

Also, control of the Company races Cagnes-sur-Mer, a horse obliterated, bronze (3.25 meters), entitled: "There are more obstacles ..." to the new entrance of the racecourse.

In November edition of the catalog "Towards an integral ..." text Françoise Armengaud, Publisher:

Foundhaus-sit, Monaco.

2008 Installation of a sundial "Woman on time ...", ceramic and steel Coaraze.

In 2009, installation of a steel sculpture "Homage to Venus," Avenue de la Californie in Nice Carras.

2010 Installation for the 150th anniversary of the Angelus of Millet in Barbizon, a steel sculpture.

2011, the Museum of Classical Art in Mougins has a large collection of Greek and Roman art which are paradoxically mixed: Rembrandt, Salvador Dali, Roy Lichtenstein, Cocteau, Klein and Sosno ...

Exhibition "Entering the City ..." at the Metropole Shopping Center Monte-Carlo, from June 28 to September 8.

"Sosno, all blue ...", Ferrero Gallery, from 7 July to 31 August.

2012 Institute for Face and Neck, Nice University Hospital, France, inauguration of bronze and stone bas-relief "The face of the other ...", height 2.80 m by 7 m

Port of Nice, France, Installation of a sculpture in homage to "Pierre Richard Dick."

2013 land out of the inhabited sculpture "proper lookout", a height of 20 meters (Espace Polygone Riviera in Cagnes-sur-Mer, SOCRI group).

Sacha SOSNO died December 3, 2013.


- France: Knight of Arts and Letters in 2001

- Monaco: Commandeur of Cultural Merit in 2005

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