KHANKHALAEV GALLERY, MOSCOW ENGLISH CLUB AND HAY HILL GALLERY
WITH SUPPORT FROM THE EMBASSY OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION IN THE UK
Zorikto Dorzhiev’s Exhibition
23 November – 23 December 2011
Grand Opening Gala Reception: 22 November 2011 at V&A (invitation only)
The exhibition Steppe Story will feature over 50 painted, graphic and sculptural works created by Zorikto,
one of the most famous and internationally acclaimed artists, from 2005 to 2011: images of warriors and
beauties, old men and children, horses and birds, various depictions of genre scenes.
On the Grand opening night of “The Steppe Story” Exhibition by Zorikto, Buryatia Region will come to
V&A Museum, London.
To mark the opening of “The Steppe Story”, Exhibition by Zorikto, Buryatian celebrities will stage a star-
studded concert with performances from Albert Kuvesin, the group leader of unique group Yat-Kha,
internationally renowned throat singing punk band from Tuva and Lilya Burdinskaya, dancer and chore-
ographer, author of motion technique based on the interaction of breathing and awareness of oneself in
space. A hugely unusual and fascinating fashion show featuring national costumes which were used in
the Oscar-nominated film “Mongol” will take place along Zorikto’s paintings on which costumes were
based. Mini-film featuring Zorikto’s paintings made with artist’s active participation will be shown
during the event and “Zorikbook”, a new luxuriously illustrated album about artist’s life and work will be
on sale. The spectacular extravaganza will be staged at V&A, one of the World’s best known museums
of Fine Art.
Zorikto Dorzhiev was born in 1976 in Ulan-Ude, the capital of Buryatia a republic of the Russian
Federation on the border of Mongolia. In 2002 he graduated “magna cum laude” from the Institute of
Fine Arts in Krasnoyarsk (Western Siberia).
Zorikto Dorzhiev is well known in Russia where solo exhibitions have been held in the Russian Museum
in St. Petersburg as well as the Museum of Oriental Art in Moscow, Tibet House, New York, private
collections (José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission, Guy Laliberté, Cirque du
Soleil and so on). He also has a growing international reputation in London, Strasbourg, Brussels and
Luxembourg and in Taipei as well as Beijing. The artist is represented in UK and around the world by the
celebrated Moscow gallery ‘Khankhalaev’ since 2005.