Ana Zvyagintseva and Nikita Kadan
Ana Zvyagintseva was born in 1986. in Dnipropetrovs'k, the Ukraine, and currently lives and works in Kiev. Education: 2010.: graduated painting at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture. Since 2010. she is a member of the curatorial collective Hudrada, and since 2011. co-founder of the ISTM (Art Workers' Self-Defense Initiative). Awards: Awards finalist fly (Young Ukrainian Artists) prize, Kiev. Selection of exhibitions: 2012.: Disputed territory, Sevastopol Art Museum named after Michael Kroshitsky, Ukraine, participating in laboratory History. Stage, Oleg Sulimenko, educational art project Performativity, Kiev, Book Packed 07/08/12, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev, Ukraine Love!, Gallery Lavra, Kiev, Landscape shielded by the picture, the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev, Zhinochy tseh (Women's Workshop), Visual Culture Research Center, Kiev; 2011.; Muzychi Christmas Art Fair curated by Alevtina Kakhidze and Olena Ostrakova, Muzychi, Ukraine, Labour show, curatorial project HUDRADA, Centre for Visual Culture Research, National University Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kiev, OCTOBER PROJECT Flutgraben eV, Berlin, experiment Court Project, a special project for ViennaFair, Vienna, Austria, etc.
Nikita Kadan was born in 1982. in Kiev, Ukraine. In 2007. he graduated monumental painting at the National Academy of Fine Arts (Kiev). Since 2004. he is a member of the art group R.E.P. - Revolutionary experimental space. He is the co-founder (2008.) and a member of the curatorial collective HUDRADA. He works in the medium of installation, performance prints, paintings, wall drawings and posters in public places. He is often working in interdisciplinary collaborative projects - with architects, activists, human rights and social scientists. Selection of solo exhibitions: 2012.: Project (with Lado Nakonechnom), Kyiv Pop-Up Galleries in Kiev, Corrections, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, The speech of the silent, Soska gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine; 2011.: Figures on white, Karas gallery, Kiev, Nesezon, Arsenal Gallery, Kiev; 2010.: Procedures room / Fixing, NORMA gallery, Odessa, On the surface, Collection Gallery, Kiev, Bright perspectives / War in the sky (with Lesya Khomenko), Karas Gallery, Kiev, Procedures room, Institutskaya gallery, Kiev; 2009.: Scenes of action, Collection Gallery, Kiev; 2007.: Mushrooms, Kiev, Fine Art Gallery, Kiev; 2006th: Silent TV, L-Art Gallery, Kiev. Selection of group exhibitions: 2012.: 21 Artists shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2012t., PinchukArtCentre, Kiev, The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe since the 1945., German Historical Museum, Berlin, Disputed Territory Sevastopol Art Museum named by M. Kroshitsky, Sevastopol, Newtopia, Museum Busleyden Hof van Mechelen, Belgium, Cantastoria, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (dip), Salt Lake City, USA., The best of times, the worst of times - Rebirth and Apocalypse in Contemporary Art, First Kyiv Biennale Arsenale 2012., Art Arsenal, Kyiv, The crooked mirrors, Lavra Gallery, Kyiv, Sound of Silence: Art during dictatorship , The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, 2011.: Cut paper, Ya Gallery, Kiev., Labour show, Centre of Visual Culture Research at the National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy" (NaUKMA), Kiev, Life in the forest , Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland, And Making Art, Stadtgalerie Schwaz, Austria, Public Folklore, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz, Austria. CONTRA MATER, Special project of Moscow Biennale 4, Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts, Moscow, Russia. Awards: 2011. PinchukArtCentre prize. Residence: 2010. LIA (Leipzig International Art Programme www.liap.eu) Spinnerei Cultural Centre, Leipzig, Germany ; 2008 LIA, Spinnerei Cultural Centre, Leipzig, Germany; 2005. Centre for Contemporary Art at the National University "Kiev-Mohyla Academy", Kiev, Ukraine.