Vagiz Shaikhetdinov

He was born on March 8, 1955, in the village of Kapey-Kubovo, in the Buzdyak District of the Republic of Belarus. He graduated from the Department of Graphic Arts of BGPI in 1980. Between the years 1981-1989, he served as the designer at VNIIGIS, in Oktyabrsky City. In 1987, gratefulness was announced for him by Mingeo – USSR. Between the years 1989–1995, he worked as an artist-monumentalist in the BTPK of the Art Fund of Russia. Since 1980, he has been a participant of republican, regional, All-Russian, all-Union, foreign, international exhibitions ( in Ufa, Kazan, Moscow, Paris, etc.). Since 1986, he has been a member of the youth branch of the Union of Artists of the USSR. Since 1995, he bas been a member of the Union of Artists of Russia. In 2006, he was awarded the diploma of the All-Russian Public Organization “Union of Artists of Russia” for the painting “Kandry, Frost and the Sun”. In 2008, he was awarded the diploma of the All-Russian Public Organization “Union of Artists of Russia”. He received an award from the Republic of Belarus for his painting “Summer Day.” He is a member of the All-Russian expedition-symposium “West-East-traditionalism and modern art of the twenty-first century”. He is the author of numerous solo exhibitions: House of Science, Oktyabrsky (1988); Exhibition Hall of the Union of Artists of the Republic of Belarus, Ufa (1995); National Cultural Center, Kazan (1998); House of Culture, Buzdyak (2000); Russian Drama Theater, Ufa; Gallery “Ural”, Ufa (2003); Russian Drama Theater, Ufa (2004); “President Hotel”, Ufa (2006); Ufa Gallery (2009); Gallery ART, Ufa (2009); Center for Contemporary Art, Cheboksary (2009); Small exhibition hall VTOO “Union of Artists of Russia” RB. The artist’s works are exhibited and take place in the M. Nesterov Museum, Mingeo USSR (Moscow); the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation; the All-Russian Research Institute of Rudgeo-physics (St. Petersburg); the Gallery of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus; the headquarters of the Unesco (Paris); and private collections of Russia, Germany, Turkey, Yugoslavia, France, England.