Sergei Tchoban studied at the Academy of Arts in Saint Petersburg in Russia. He is an architect and architectural draftsman whose works have been shown in group and solo exhibitions worldwide.

His architectural drawings are in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, Akademie der Künste in Berlin, The State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Albertina in Vienna, Museo Oscar Niemeyer in Curitiba, The State Academic Bolshoi Theater Museum in Moscow, Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) in Frankfurt/Main, Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität in Berlin, Kunstbibliothek in Berlin, Hamburgisches Architekturarchiv in Hamburg, Museum for contemporary Christian Art in Moscow, Istituto Centrale per la Grafica in Rome, Polo Territoriale di Mantova – Politecnico di Milano in Mantova, Museo della Grafica in Pisa, Baukunstarchiv Mecklenburg-Vorpommern / Müther-Archive in Wismar and various private collections.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

  • 2020

    Imprint of the Future. Destiny of Priranesi’s city. Exhibition and research by Sergei Tchoban, Instituto Centrale per la Grafica, Rom, Italy

    Une ville dessineé (A drawn city), La Galerie d’ Architecture, Paris, France

  • 2019

    Draw Art Fair London 2019, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

    Open Borders. Bienal Internacional de Arte Contemporânea de Curtiba 2019, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Curitiba, Brazil

    Drawing Buildings/Building Drawings, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

  • 2018

    Den-City – Urban Landscape, Antonia Jannone: Disegni di Architettura, Milan, Italy

    The Dreams of Frozen Music, Tokyo Art Museum, Japan

    Capricci Russi—Drawings from Sergei Tchoban and the Tradition of the Architectural Fantasy, Rimini, Italy

    Contrasting Harmony of the City, Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, Poland

    Drawing Buildings/Building Drawings, Gallery of Shanghai Study Center, Shanghai, China

    Visions/Projections, Raumgalerie, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2017

    Bridges & Spires—Drawing Reflections on Past and FutureXVI Biennial of International Architecture in Buenos Aires, Argentina

    Architectural Drawings, A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, USA

  • 2016

    Bridges & Spires—Drawing Reflections on Past and Future, InCITE Gallery, Bangalore, India

  • 2015

    Glazing the Future. Sergei Tchoban’s Architectural Fantasies, Brussels, Belgium

    Realtà e Fantasia: Cartoline dall’Italia, SpazioFMG Gallery, Milan, Italy

  • 2010

    Architectural Worlds. Sergei Tchoban-Draftsman and Collector, Deutsches Architekturmuseum DAM, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

  • 2009

    Aqua, Galleria Antonia Jannone, Milan, Italy

  • 2007

    Petersburg Hanging, Architektur Galerie Berlin, Berlin, Germany

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

  • 2021

    PORTAL #2 – Naples / Berlin, Luigi Solito Galleria Contemporanea – former Lanificio complex, Napels, Italy

  • 2020

    PORTAL, Schau Fenster – Artspace, Berlin, Germany

  • 2019

    AVANTI-AVANTI-100: Bewegung als Traum (AVANTI-AVANTI-100: Movement as dream),  Mies van der Rohe House, Berlin, Germany

    BRICS Brasil 2019 Exhibition, 11th BRICS Summit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Brazil, Itamaraty Palace, Brasilia, Brazil

    Cities in Motion, Zaryadye Park Media Center, Moscow, Russia

  • 2018

    The Drawing Show, Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, USA

    Imprint of the Future: Sergei Tchoban and Ioann Zelenin, part of the ’St. Petersburg 2103’ exhibition project; Manezh Central Exhibition Hall, St. Petersburg, Russia

    The Architecture Drawing Prize 2018, Sir John Soane’s House, World Architecture Festival; Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, UK

  • 2016

    Himmel über Berlin. 40/40 (Heaven over Berlin. 40/40), BDA Galerie, Berlin

    Solo Italia. Architettura e paesaggio culturale. Disegni dal Settecento ad Oggi (Only Italy! Architecture and cultural landscape. Drawings of the 18th – 21st centuries), exhibition by the Tchoban Foundation. Museum for Architectural Drawing, the Istituto Centrale per la Grafica di Roma, and the Tretyakov Gallery; Istituto Centrale per la Grafica, Rome, Italy

    The Drawing Show, A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles, USA

  • 2015

    Treasure, Legacy: A Museum for Architectural Drawing, Cornell University College of Architecture, Art, and Planning, USA

  • 2014 – 2021

    Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition (KRob) awards exhibitions 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2014, Dallas, Texas, USA

  • 2014

    Only Italy!, Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia

  • 2013

    Northern Vision, Sir John Soane’s Museum, London, England

  • 2012

    Library of Architecture, The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia

  • 1999

    5 Drawn Worlds, Gallery Aedes East, Berlin, Germany

  • 1992 – 2019

    Annual exhibitions of American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI)

GRANTS AND AWARDS

  • Gold Medal at the First Athens Architecture Club Exhibition

  • Special Mention at the 13th Architecture Biennale in Venice

  • Jury prize of the 40th international competition of architectural drawing KRob

  • Finalist of the international competition of architectural drawing KRob 2014, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

  • Special prize of the jury of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) 2013

  • Best informal drawing award of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) 2015, 2018

  • Observational best in show award of the American Society of Architectural Illustrators (ASAI) 2018

  • Since 1992 repeatedly awarded with Awards of Excellence of the American Society of Architectural Perspektives

  • Commended entry of World Architectural Festival´s 2017 (WAF) Inaugural Architecture Drawing Prize