Usmanovich Khamdamov

Russia • born in 1944

He graduated from the directing department of VGIK, studied in the workshop of G.N. Chukhrai. He is the author of a number of film works that have become events of not only domestic but also world cinema (“My heart is in the mountains”, “Unexpected joys”, “Slave of love”).

In 1991, the film “Anna Karamazoff” received high marks from critics at the Cannes Film Festival. In the early 1990s, at the invitation of the City Hall of the capital of France, he lived and worked in Paris for two years, where he was recognized as the best artist in the world from 1991-1996. In 1992 received a grant from Jacques Chirac. In 2003, for the first time in the history of Russian culture, the works of R. Khamdamov, during the life of the artist, were in the Hermitage collection. In 1996, R. Khamdamov received the Triumph Award as a film director, artist and screenwriter. In 2004 - the prize "Cultural heritage of the nation." He created jewelry designs for haute couture houses in Milan, Paris, New York, and designed jewelry for the American company Russian World Gallery. Personal exhibitions of the artist were held in Rostov (2001), Moscow (2001, 2004), London (2001), St. Petersburg (2004), Odessa (2004), Vladikavkaz (2004).

The works of R. Hamdamov are in the State Hermitage, the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Zimmerli Museum of the Rotkers Universities, USA, the National Gallery of Italy, the galleries of Paris, London, and numerous private collections in the world.

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