A hello from our judges in Kazakhstan

Renat Elubaev

Renat Elubaev, Member of the Union of Artists of Kazakhstan, Kines record holder.

Born in the city of Arkalyk on September 18, 1982.

He studied art school and graduated from the Arkalyk State Institute of Arts with honors.

2010 – Laureate of the International Competition SHABYT

2014 personal exhibition at the Museum of the First President

2015 – 3rd place in the International Competition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Astana

2015 – Grand Prix in Belarus – International Art Olympiad in the category of painting.

2015 – personal exhibition in the city of Gansovich, Belarus,

2015 – Gold medal winner at the International Exhibition in America

2017 – Exhibition in St. Petersburg

2017 – personal exhibition in the city of Omsk

2017 Personal exhibition in Omsk

2018 Personal exhibition at the Museum of the First President

2018 – Finalist of the International Competition “Amazing People” of the Russian TV channel 1

2019 – KINES record holder

2019 – participant of the International Symposium of Artists in Cyprus.

2019- I-place in the Republican competition among artists in the Library of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

2019 – Awarded the Manyakin medal of the Omsk region of the Russian Federation

2021 – Laureate of the II International Talent Competition Event arena Moscow

2021 – laureate of the International Festival of Symbolic Art dZenArt. St. Petersburg

2021 – Laureate of the International Competition “Diamond Duke” named after De Richelieu Odessa

2021 – Laureate of the International Water World Competition. Moscow

2021 – Laureate of the International Competition Italy

2021 – 1st place in the Golden Time Talent International Competition. Great Britain

2021- Participant of the exhibition By the river bank. Omsk.

2021 – Diploma winner named after K. Korovin Russian Art Prize, Moscow

2021- Master class and exhibition in the Russian Federation, Omsk.

2022 – master class at the Kazakh pavilion at EXPO in Dubai



Born in Castello in 1978. From a young age, he showed great interest in drawing, which led him back in his lyceum years to creating comics, illustrations and participating in the creation of animated films.

Passionate about art, games, philosophy, theology and metaphysics, he worked as an illustrator at the Inklink studio and as a teacher at the International School of Comics; in 2011, he embarked on a new creative path, starting to study ancient and modern painting techniques at the Ad’A school, where he teaches anatomical, dynamic drawing and perspective.

The unchanging themes of Andrea Bacalini’s work are “myth” and “metaphysics”. The language of art has a personal character, and it is always in the process of becoming, during which the ancient painting techniques and means of expression


1997/2000 International School of Comics, Florence: Professional Diploma. Three-year course in the production and sale of comics and illustrations

Diploma with the highest score

2007 Refresher courses in comics drawing, graphic arts, character design for animated films at Annecy International Animation Fair (2005-2007) and Angouleme International Comic and Illustration Fair

2010/2011 Art Academy Ad’A, Florence: course in ancient techniques in the visual arts

2020/- University of Florence – Course in Psychological Sciences and Techniques


2007 Nerbini Prize in the category “young pencil”

2014/2015 Immagin-Arci Painting Competition, Fiesole:

– 2014 Special Critics’ Award for Narcissus and Echo

– 2015 Third prize for the work “Herodias”

– 2018 First Prize for the work “Erato”

2017 Linx Prize 2017: special prize for critics and organizers as representative of Tuscany at the International Salon

2018 Kevo Prize of the Second Degree in the section “Painting”


2004/2011 InkLink Graphic Arts Studio, Florence Creation of a series of illustrations for the publishing houses DeAgostini, Mondadori, Giunti, Dorling, Kingsley, etc., as well as for museum expositions (Roman Forum Museum, Food Museum in Florence, National Museum of Oman, Museo Valle di Pietra, National Museum of Malta, Hierapolis Museum (Turkey) and for many other museums in Tuscany and various Italian cities

2000/2013 International School of Comics, Florence: teacher of artistic anatomy and academic drawing in illustration, animation and comics. 2011/2012/2013 teacher at the Master of Illustration course

2001/2022 freelance illustrator for publishers and trade brands (Prada – visual design, UNICEF – brochures), for entertainment publications

2013/2020 Ad’A Academy of Arts, Florence: teacher of dynamic drawing (anatomy in motion and perspective), personal art tutor

2000/2013 Ecole Internationale de la Bande Dessinée, Florence : professeur d’anatomie artistique et de dessin académique en illustration, animation et bande dessinée. 2011/2012/2013 enseignant au Master d’Illustration

2001/2022 illustrateur indépendant pour des éditeurs et des marques (Prada – design visuel, UNICEF – brochures), pour des publications de divertissement

2013/2020 Ad’A Academy of Arts, Florence : professeur de dessin dynamique (anatomie en mouvement et perspective), tuteur personnel en art