Ilya and Emilia Kabakov
Nazar Bilyk is a sculptor born in 1979 in Lviv, Ukraine. He graduated from Kyiv National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture. In 2005 he became a member of National Union of Artists of Ukraine and a master of sculpture. The main theme of his works is the man interacting with nature.
Ilya (b. 1933 Dnepropetrovsk, Soviet Union) and Emilia Kabakov (b. 1945, Dnepropetrovsk, Soviet Union) base their collaborative works on the intersection of quotidian and conceptual elements. Ilya previously worked as a children’s book illustrator, and was part of a group of Russian artists in Moscow working outside the Soviet system. Emilia was trained in Spanish literature and music, and worked in New York as an art dealer and curator beginning in the 1970s. Their background in Soviet society informs their work, and their work has been collaborative since they were married in 1992.
Daniil Galkin born in 1985 in Dnipropetrovsk. Graduated from Dnipropetrovsk Theater and Art College, was a student of Dnipropetrovsk Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture. Since 2009 Daniil Galkin has been working on “2222” experimental art group which comprises alter-egos of one author – himself. The art group was nominated for Kandinsky Prize in 2013. Winner of the Grand Prix of MUXI-2011; nominated for PinchukArtCentre 2011 prize. Participant of the first International Modern Art Biennale in Kiev ARSENALE 2012. Winner of the Special Prize of PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013. Lives and works in Dnipropetrovsk.
Pavlo Kovach born on November 4, 1987 in Uzhgorod. In 2003-2005 he studied at the Uzhgorod College of Art University. A.Erdeli. In 2005-2011 he studied at the Lviv National Academy of Arts. 2012 – Scholarship of the Minister of Culture of Poland “Gaude Polonia”
Anna Zvyagintseva was born 1986 in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. She lives and works in Kyiv. Zvyagintseva studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv. She was a finalist in the 2010 MUHi Young Ukrainian Artists Prize. With a keen sense for drawing and for use of materials, Anna Zvyagintseva captures traces of daily life, encounters, coincidences or autobiographical facts in her sculptures, drawings and film works.
Marina Talutto was born in Kyiv in 1982, Kyiv, Ukraine. 1993 – 2000 – National Art School (GHSSH Taras Shevchenko). 2001 – 2007 – National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (NAIIA)I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.
Volodymyr Kuznetsov (1976, Lutsk) attended the department of art of Lviv Art Academy between 1999 and 2005. He is the co-founder of the Straight Line group, the Artistic Council, the CCCK – Center for Communication and Context, as well as the artist group R.E.P. (Revolutsijnyj Experymentalnyj Prostir / Revolutionary Experimental Space). He was and is still involved in Maidan and post-Maidan activities, such as assemblies and self-organized initiatives. He takes part in solo and group exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad.
In his practice, Volodymyr Kuznetsov is interested in topics which combine the private and the public, the old and the new, and in which different contexts and unexpected meanings are interlaced; He focusses on the aesthetics of everyday practices as well as on the presence of archaic in contemporary. He considers memory as a sort of experience and generates new concepts through personal and collective knowledge. Volodymyr Kuznetsov lives and works in Kiev.
Buff is an unconscious kind of street-art evolved in the culture of graffiti removal. It is cold because an individual making a buff wants only to get rid of the graffiti, using the most obvious way for achieving it — painting over the drawn thing. The buffer is mostly unaware of the creative side of the process he is in charge of while choosing colour, tool and application method. The form as well as size of one are usually chosen unconsciously. My works depict the resistance of two opponent phenomena (graffiti and buff), one artist and another, one opinion versus dissenting, two lifeviews basically.
Nikita (Mykyta) Kadan was born in Kyiv in 1982. In 2007 graduated from National Academy of Fine Art (Kyiv) where he studied on department of monumental painting under professor Mykola Storozhenko. Nikita Kadan works with painting, graphics, and installation, often in interdisciplinary collaboration with architects, sociologists and human rights activists. He is a member of the artist group REP (Revolutionary Experimental Space) and founding member of Hudrada (Artistic Committee), a curatorial and activist collective.
Lives in Kyiv.
Aljoscha (1974 in Glukhov, Ukraine) is a Ukrainian visual artist known for conceptual installations and sculptures based on ideas of bioism, biofuturism and bioethical abolitionism. He believes that in the future, in the wake of a biological revolution, we will use living furniture, dwell in living houses, and travel in space using living stations. but the most exciting thing will be the ability of artists to work with living substances, thereby constructing new forms of life. the artistic act will acquire the practical sense of birth. fantastical might be reactions of art object to its creator and surroundings. art museums of the future could turn into zoological gardens, galleries into new life diversity funds, ateliers into biological laboratories. Bioism aims to spread new and endless forms of life throughout the universe.
Zhanna Kadyrova was born in 1981 in Brovary, the city in Kyiv region, Ukraine. In 1999 she finished the sculpture department of T. Shevchenko State Art School. An artist and a sculptor, Zhanna Kadyrova, works in the tradition of site specific art creating objects, installations, mosaic and sculpture. Her art is mainly aimed at changing the face of a city and has urban character. Kadyrova belongs to the critical young artists and was one of the first who started working with public urban space. According to the artist, it gives the opportunity to interact with a city all the time getting know it better and better. Quite often her projects are in crucial dependency on outer environment that is physical space as well as social context.
Nikita (Mykyta) Kadan was born in Kyiv in 1982. In 2007 graduated from National Academy of Fine Art (Kyiv) where he studied on department of monumental painting under professor Mykola Storozhenko. Nikita Kadan works with painting, graphics, and installation, often in interdisciplinary collaboration with architects, sociologists and human rights activists. He is a member of the artist group REP (Revolutionary Experimental Space) and founding member of Hudrada (Artistic Committee), a curatorial and activist collective. Lives in Kyiv.
Nika Kupyrova (1985 in Kyiv, Ukraine) grew up in Prague, studied Painting at the Edinburgh College of Art, Fine Arts at the Iceland University of the Arts and Transdisciplinary Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. She is currently living and working in Vienna and Prague. Nika Kupyrova uses exhibition spaces as stages for her experiments in narration. Within her practice that appropriates everyday objects, literature and pop culture phenomena, the artist proposes bridges between textual and visual languages where you don’t expect to find them, seeking analogies between sculptural positioning and sentence construction. Kupyrova’s multi-layered installations blur the borders between objects that are made, found or altered, leaving ample space for interpretation and exploring three-dimensionality in post-digital age.