Ukrainian national pavilion Venezia

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The Ukrainian national pavilion
at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia

PinchukArtCentre / Ukraine
Group Exhibition Featuring Young Ukrainian Artists
press-preview: May 7, 2015 | 09:30 -12 noon
Ukrainian artists:
Yevgenia Belorusets, Nikita Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova,
Mykola Ridnyi & Serhiy Zhadan, Artem Volokitin,
Anna Zvyagintseva and Open Group.
Commissioner: Ministry of Culture of Ukraine.
curator: Björn Geldhof, Deputy Artistic Director, PinchukArtCentre
Organized by the PinchukArtCentre with the support of the
Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

Exhibition: 9.May – 2. August  2015 | 10 – 18

Temporal glass construction

Riva dei Sette Martiri, on the main walking passway from Arsenale to Giardini.

It stands as a model for a new, transparent Ukraine reaching out to the world. With this exhibition a young generation of artists voices hopes for Ukraine’s future through a deeply personal commitment and solidarity with those involved in the war.

Official hashtag the Ukrainian national pavilion: #biennalearte2015ukraine

Organising Institutions:
Ministry of Culture of Ukraine – Commissioner.
PinchukArtCentre with the support of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation – Organizer.

Short biographies of artists:
Yevgenia Belorusets
Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1980.
Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine and Berlin, Germany.
Nikita Kadan
Born in Kyiv, Ukraine, in 1982.
Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Zhanna Kadyrova
Born in Brovary in the Kyiv region, Ukraine, in 1981.
Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Mykola Ridnyi
Born in Kharkiv, Ukraine, in 1985.
Lives and works in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Serhiy Zhadan
Born in Starobilsk, Luhansk Oblast, Ukraine, in 1974.
Lives and works in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Artem Volokitin
Born in Chuguiv, Kharkiv Region, Ukraine, in 1981.
Lives and works in Kharkiv and Kyiv.
Anna Zvyagintseva
Born in Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine, in 1986
Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Open Group: Yuriy Biley, Anton Varga, Pavlo Kovach,
Stanislav Turina
Group was founded in 2012, Lviv.
Members of the group live and work in Lviv and Mukachevo, Ukraine and New York, USA

Short biography of Curator:
Björn Geldhof, Born in Belgium in 1979.
Since 2009 he lives in Kyiv, Ukraine and works as deputy artistic director in the PinchukArtCentre.

PinchukArtCentre is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe. As a project of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, it is dedicated to fostering artistic education, creation and appreciation in Ukraine. It provides a sustainable contribution to the cultural participation and emancipation of Ukrainian art and society. It also gives a significant contribution to the cultural dialogue between East and West, and between national identity and international challenge.
Recent events have included personal exhibitions by Jeff Wall, Gary Hume, Olafur Eliasson, Candice Breitz, Damian Ortega, Sergey Bratkov, Subodh Gupta, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, Jan Fabre and others. The art centre has founded Prizes to support national and international young artists up to 35.

The PinchukArtCentre had represented Ukraine in 2007 and 2009 at the 52nd and 53rd International Art Exhibitions – la Biennale di Venezia, organizing the Ukrainian national pavilions, as well as with Future Generation Art Prize@Venice exhibitions in 2011 and 2013 as part of the Collateral events.

Victor Pinchuk Foundation
The Victor Pinchuk Foundation was established in 2006 by Ukrainian businessman and public figure Victor Pinchuk. It is the largest international, private, non-partisan, philanthropic foundation based in Ukraine. Its goal is to empower future generations to become the change makers of tomorrow. To achieve this goal, the Foundation develops projects, builds partnerships in Ukraine and worldwide and invests in three directions:

  • Investing in people, to boost human capital;
  • Investing in society, to promote social responsibility;
  • Investing in the world, to foster a more integrated world.

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