Vladimir KARA
+33 (0) 6 32 19 39 74

Born in Moscow, has lived and worked
in Paris since 1985.




Galerie SAPHIR, Paris (www.galerie-saphir.com)
Galerie FYR, Firenze (www.fyr.it)

Vladimir Kara has exhibited in prestigious venues such as the Palazzo Lenzi , the French Institute in Florence, Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Luigi Pecci in Prato, the MOCA Museum in Beijing, the Museum Cocteau in Villefranche-sur-Mer, as well as in many galleries around the world: Inter Art Gallery in New York, Modevormgeving Gallery at The Hague, Dialogue Gallery in Geneva and Anderes Ufer Gallery in Berlin. His paintings are part of private collections and French cultural institutions including the Alliance Françaises in Paris and La Grande Loge de France.

Vladimir KARA was curator, organizer and art director of the following group exhibitions: Born in the USSR made in France Paris (2010) , NOMAD BORDES Paris (2010), Jerusalem Celestial, Jerusalem Terrestrial (2008); “Sept manières de dire merci” in collaboration with Alliance Française Paris, Bahrain (April 2009), Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine (May 2009), Bogotá, Colombia (July 2009), Italy (October 2009), “De l'Urbain à l'Humain”, Paris (2009).

Vladimir Kara´s work embodies figurative symbolism: “inspiration is historical or modern; a subtle game is played out which takes place at an invisible border, where the figurative evidence is nothing more than the limit and the mask of a symbolic representation”.

“Employing a symbolic and figurative vocabulary, I try to address the perennial challenge of a blank canvas. As a critical part of my work I seek to highlight the way biblical and mythological themes ring true in today’s world by forcing us to ask enduring questions.”