Alexander Barkovsky (born in 1979, Tashkent, Uzbekistan) received a classical education at the Benkov Republican College of Arts in Tashkent in book illustration. From 2001 to 2003 he attended Yury Shabelnikov’s lectures at Moscow Museum of Modern Art. In 2010 he graduated from film director courses at the Goethe Institute in Tashkent. Alexandr has specialised in video art, photography and photo collage since 2005. Selected exhibitions: Tashkent Photo Biennale (2014); Gypsy Madonnas, ALIF Gallery, Dubai (2014); Art Dubai (2014); Artdocfest Film Festival (2012); Azerbaijan Biennale (2012); REFORMAT Festival, LOFT TSEH, Goethe Institute, Almaty (2012); Tashkent Photo Biennale (2012); Lazy Art Festival, Kyrgyzstan (2012); Central Asian Festival of Independent Film CAFIF, Tashkent (2012); Crossroads, ARTFact, Tashkent (2011); ON-OFF International Youth Exhibition of Contemporary Art, Bishkek (2010); My Favourite Toys, Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2010); Climate and Art, Goethe Institute, Tashkent (2009); 5th Tashkent Biennale (2009); INVIDEO Video Festival, Milan (2009); STILLS, Almaty (2009); Views, Foundation Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kiev (2009); 3rd International Festival of Illustration, Free Wi-Fi, Moscow Museum of Modern Art (2009); My Love, My Friends, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow (2009); Waves, Omnibus Ensemble, Ilkhom Theatre, Tashkent (2009); Madonnas, International Photography Competition Europe and Asia: Dialogue of Cultures, Ekaterinburg (2009); Commonwealth, M’ARS Centre for Contemporary Arts, Moscow (2009); ESF’08, Short Films Festival, Moscow (2008); 7th PUSTO Video Art Festival, Moscow (2008); I Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, National Centre for Contemporary Arts (2008); IV Tashkent Biennale (2007). In 2009 Aleksandr Barkovskiy received a grant from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation as part of its support for the culture of small peoples for continuation of the series of Gypsy Madonnas. In 2013 a work from this series was sold in an auction at Sotheby’s in London. Four works from the series are being exhibited at the Contemporary Art Museum Art4.ru (Moscow). He live and works in Uzbekistan.