The Sergej Glinkov’s work mostly consists of oil painting, but also includes drawing, watercolor and collage. His most recent works are the result of an artistic journey embarked upon in Kiev, the city of his birth, and continued in Venice, the city that adopted him: two Orients that have profoundly marked his pictorial language, which in the fundamental quality of its own formal and chromatic syntax recalls the canon of Byzantine iconographic tradition. One of the central themes is the human figure interpreted as matter that is physically embodied through time. This is, for him, the essence of the painterly act. In fact, he interprets the surface of the canvas or sheet of paper as “body” and “duration”, as an organism that is transformed to the point of crystallizing its hybrid nature in a precarious balance between background and foreground, vibrating with reciprocal transmutation. In this sense the spatial quality of Glinkov’s work is both figurative and anti-figural.


Sergej Glinkov (Serguei Zagniboroda) was born in Kiev (Ukraine) in 1963.

Graduated in painting from one of the top Art Schools in the country, the Schevtchenko Art School, in 1981 he relocated to Venice, Italy, to study art of painting in depth.

In Venice he graduated with a Master degree in painting from Academy of Fine Arts and then attended and graduated with a Master degree in architecture from Venice IUAV University.

Sergej has obtained several awards and mentions such as the Grand Prix for painting from the “XLII-nd International painting ex-tempore”, Piran, Slovenia, 2007; Award mention from Province of Como at “Painting Contest Lombardy-Europe”, Erba, Italy, 1992; Acquisition prize from the “Bevilacqua La Masa 1986”, Venice; First prize at the “San Fedele premio”, Milan, Italy, 1986; Golden medal 1-st Prize at “Young Europe art contest”, Bassano, Italy, 1985.

The works of Sergej are part of several public and private collections in Italy and abroad, including the prestigious collection of the Museum of Modern Art Ca ‘Pesaro of Venice, Italy and the Obalne Galleries of Piran, Slovenia.

His Art has been also published in numerous magazines and journals. A full illustrated monographic catalog “sergej glinkov – 1000io” with texts in Italian, German and English was published in 2007.

Presently, he lives and works in Triest, Italy.


1981 Bachelor in Painting – Liceo Artistico Nazionale, Kiev (Ukraine)

1986 Degree in Painting – Accademia di Belle Arti, Venezia (Italy)

1998 Degree in Architecture – Istituto Universitario di Architettura, Venezia (Italy)

2001 Master – Accademia di Belle Arti, Cracovia (Poland)


1984   Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Cavarzere, Venezia (Italy)

1989   Galleria Aleph, Stoccarda (Italy)

1991 Walk – don’t walk, Galleria EXIT, Gorizia (Italy)

1992 Sergej Glinkov, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Foggia (Italy)

1992 La bella e la bestia, Mario D’Anna curator, Studio L’Arco, Como (Italy)

1993   Castello di Strassoldo, Gorizia (Italy)

1994 Sergej Glinkov –picture show, Vuk Cosic curator, SKUC Galerija, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

1997   Teatro Miela, Trieste (Italy)

1998   Galeria ASP, Cracovia (Polonia)

2004   Galleria Gaia, Groznjan (Croazia)

2005   Galleria Art Centar, Pazin (Croazia);

2005   Sergej Glinkov, Marco Rosada curator, Galleria Minimal, Trieste (Italy)

2006 La materialità del paesaggio, Giuseppe Inserra curator, Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Foggia (catalog available) (Italy)

2006    Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Arti e Mestieri, Pordenone (Italy)

2007 Tataria, Enzo Santese and Marco Rosada curators, Galleria Minimal, Trieste (Italy)

2009 Arte tra le mura, Casello di guardia, Porcia (Pordenone) (Italy)

2009   Altre terre, TKGalerija, Trieste (Italy)

2009    40 denari – Omaggio a Michail Larionov futurista, Teatro Miela, Trieste (Italy)

2010   Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea Arti e Mestieri, Pordenone (Italy)

2013 Bucolica, a cura di Laura Bartoli, Minigallery, Assisi (Italy)


1983-1986 Four collective shows at Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia (catalogs available)

1985   National selection Accademia di Belle Arti, Expo, Bari (Italy)

1986   Galleria G&G, Venezia (Italy)

1986    Mali Salon, Rijeka (Croazia);

1986    Galerija J. Sporer, Opatija (Croazia)

1987   Galleria TK, Trieste (Italy)

1987    Galerija ARS, Ljubljana (Slovenia)

1988   Biennale young artists, Padova  (Italy) (catalog available)

1990   Hors ligne, Trieste  (Italy) (catalog available)

1998   Pilonova Galerija, Ajdovscina (Slovenia)

2001   Galeria Anna Iglinska, Cracovia (Polonia)

2003   Galleria Il Torchio, Roma/New York

2004   Dio creatore del mondo, III international show of sacred art, abbazia di Sesto al Reghena (Pordenone, Italy) (catalog available)

2005 5 umjetnika, Galleria Pet Kula, Motovun (Croazia)

2007 ARTITA, Galerija Gasspar, Piran (Slovenia)

2008 Carmelo Zotti e allievi, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Rijeka (Croazia)

2008    Obalne Galerije, Piran (Slovenia) – Magazzini del sale/Museo Correr, Venezia (Italy) (catalog available);

2008   Galleria Totem, Venezia (Italy)

2009 Omage to Carmelo Zotti, Palazzo Costanzi, Trieste  (Italy) (catalog available);

2009   20 nudi, New Artemisia gallery, Bergamo (Italy)

2010 In sacro anima vagans, Biblioteca Statale, Trieste – Palazzetto Veneto,

Monfalcone (Gorizia, Italy) (catalog available)

2011 Group show, Palazzo Zenobio, Venezia  (Italy)

2012 Il vento maestro del Divenire, homage to Carmelo Bene, a cura di Olimpia Orsini, Palazzo

Dogana, Foggia  (Italy) (catalog available).

2013 Oltre il sublime, Maria Campitelli e Giancarlo Pagliasso curators, Art&Space, Trieste  (Italy) (catalog available);

2013 RETROX, the Iwano Ptogect foundation, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina, Novi Sad (Serbia);

2014 Chinoiserie II, Caffé San Marco,Trieste (Italy)

2014 Camere con vista, Enzo Cursaro, curator. Palazzo Civico delle arti, Agropoli (Salerno, Italy)


1983 International competition, Opatija (Croatia)

1985 Young Europe competition, Bassano. Winner.

1986 70a Group show competition Bevilacqua La Masa, Venezia. Winner;

1986  San Fedele Award, Milano. Winner.

1987 Lillian Caraian Award, Trieste. Winner.

1992 Collective show Lombardy-Europa, Erba (Como),  Province of Como Award.

2005 Severia Art Meeting, Koper (Slovenia), Second prize.

2007 XLII-nd International painting competition, Piran (Slovenia). Winner.


2005 Artevisione, TVCapodistria, Capodistria (Slovenia)

Serge Glinka – Pictorial work, Conference promoted by R.A.A.

2005 Itinerary Giuliani, RAI Radio 3 (introduction by Enzi Santese)

2010 An opening between earth and sky, conference promoted by Sommerakademie Venedig, Collegio armeno, Venezia (Italy)

2011 Body of the Painting – Lux, conference promoted by Sommerakademie Venedig, Collegio armeno, Venezia (Italy)

2014 Light-sensitive, conference promoted by Sommerakademie Venedig, Collegio armeno, Venezia (Italy)

2014 Fotosensibile, conference promoted by E-Contemporay gallery, Trieste (Italy)