Jury

President of the Jury
Sydorenko Viktor

Sydorenko Viktor

 Viktor Sydorenko was born on December 31, 1953 in Kazakhstan. A painter, curator, professor, author of objects and photo compositions, as well as scientific and journalistic texts. Since 1997, he has been a full member (academician) of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. Participant of national and international exhibitions. People's Artist of Ukraine. Founder of the Modern Art Research Institute of the Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Candidate of art history, foreign member of the Academy of Arts of Uzbekistan. Personal exhibitions were held at the National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv), Kharkiv Art Museum, State Art Gallery (Lviv), State Museum of Arts named after. A. Kastieiev of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Alma-Ata), Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA (Helsinki, Finland), museums and galleries of other countries.

Deputies President of the Jury
Kryvolap Anatolii

Kryvolap Anatolii

Anatolii Kryvolap was born on September 11, 1946 in Kyiv region. An artist, master of Ukrainian non-figurative painting and landscape. He is the Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. The laureate of Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine (2012). Laureate of the National Prize “Person of the Year” in the nomination “Artist of the Year” (2011). He is the author of over two dozen personal exhibitions in Ukraine, Germany, France, more than fifty national and international collective exhibitions. The artist's works are very successful in international auctions such as Sotheby's, Christie's, Bonhams, Phillips de Pury. In 2011, the works of Anatolii Kryvolap twice set the world records of sales of modern Ukrainian art on the international art market. As a result, Anatolii Kryvolap officially became the most expensive and successful artist in Ukraine. The works of the artist are in private collections in Ukraine, Austria, the Netherlands, Israel, Spain, Italy, Canada, Germany, Poland, Russia, the USA, France, and Switzerland.

Soloviov Oleksandr

Soloviov Oleksandr

Oleksandr Soloviov was born on September 22, 1952 in Volhohrad. Art critic and expert in contemporary art. Senior Researcher at the Modern Art Research Institute. Curator of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation "Contemporary Art in Ukraine", curator of the PinchukArtCentre. In 2010 – 2013, he was a deputy general director of the museum and exhibition complex "Mystetskyi Arsenal". Repeated curator of the Ukrainian pavilion at the Venice Biennale. He is the author of more than a hundred publications on contemporary visual art in periodicals and catalogues. Permanent author of the art magazine "Flash Art" (Milan). He lives and works in Kyiv.

Jury Members
Tistol Oleg

Tistol Oleg

Oleg Tistol was born on August 25, 1960 in Mykolaiv region. An artist, curator, representative of the Ukrainian Neo-Baroque, one of the leaders of the "Ukrainian new wave". Participant of the prestigious Biennale in Venice, Moscow and Saint Paul. The works of Tistol regularly appear in auction houses such as Sotheby's, Bonhams and Phillips de Pury & Co.

Sviatchenko Sergei

Sviatchenko Sergei

Sergei Sviatchenko was born on October 7, 1952 in Kharkiv. An artist, painter, photographer, he also works in genres of collage, video, installation, photo art. Since 1990, he has been living and working in Denmark. Member of the Union of Danish Artists and Graphic Artists (BKF). Laureate of the International Award for the Yellow Pencil Award 2007 (London). In the 1980s, he headed the Centre for Contemporary Art in Kyiv. Since 1990, he has participated in numerous collective and personal exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, Italy, Austria, France, the UK, Canada and the USA. The founder of the art gallery Senko Studio, the author of the photo art project Close Up and Private. He is considered to be one of the most influential and most famous collage artist in contemporary art.

Kerestei Pavlo

Kerestei Pavlo

Pavlo Kerestei was born on August 20, 1962 in Uzhhorod. A painter, video and photo artist. The author of installations, performances, theoretical texts, curator. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. He graduated from the Lviv State Institute of Applied Arts (1984). Participant of numerous personal and collective exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad: Kyiv, Moscow, Odesa, Munich, and Leipzig (since 1988). The artist's works are stored in private collections of Ukraine, Europe, and the USA. He lives and works in London.

Sklyarenko Galyna

Sklyarenko Galyna

Galyna Sklyarenko was born in Kyiv. Ph.D. in History of Arts, art critic, curator. Senior Researcher of the Rylsky Institute of Art Studies, Folklore and Ethnology under the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, and Modern Art Research Institute under the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, the Associate Professor. Author of more than 500 publications about the Ukrainian art of the XX - beginnings of the XXI century.

Tabaka Taras

Tabaka Taras

Taras Tabaka was born on December 6, 1965 in Uzhhorod. An artist, painter, author of the painting installations. The member of Artists Association of Ukraine as well as West German Union RKB. Since 1994, he has been a permanent participant of art exhibitions and symposia in Ukraine and abroad. Since 2004, he has been the author, co-author and supervisor of several projects of contemporary art: “Idealist”, “Indifferent”, “Egoist”, “Flag of Utopia”, “Process”, “Ontology. Process-3. Modern realism”, “Fragmentation”, etc. He lives and works in Uzhhorod.

Mykyta Volodymyr

Mykyta Volodymyr

Volodymyr Mykyta was born on February 1, 1931 in Rakoshyno village, Mukachevo district, Transcarpathian region. He is a famous Ukrainian painter.

People's Artist of Ukraine. Laureate of the World Prize named after O. Dukhnovych (2001), as well as of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine (2005). In 2004, he was elected a Full Member of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. Three times laureate of the Regional Prize named after Y. Bokshai and A. Erdeli. He is decorated with the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise of the IV-V grades. Laureate of the Prize named after Tetiana Yablonska for the achievements in fine arts (2011).

He is awarded the Diploma of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine (2006), breastplate of the International Intellectual and Economic Creative Organization "Vizhy-3000" (2007), decoration of the Transcarpathian Regional Council and Regional State Administration "For the Development of Transcarpathia" (2015). Honorary citizen of Uzhhorod.

He is the author of 27 personal exhibitions in major cities of Ukraine, Slovakia, Russia, Hungary and others. Participant of exhibitions in 17 countries of the world. Participant in the International Biennale (Kosice, Helsinki, Venice). The works of V. Mykyta can be found  in 34 museums of different countries, his creativity is highlighted in more than 270 publications.

Babak Oleksandr

Babak Oleksandr

Oleksandr Babak was born on June 6, 1957 in Kyiv. A painter, he works in the genre of easel and monumental painting, graphics, and installation. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine. Participant of All-Ukrainian and international art exhibitions, contests, festivals. He is decorated with the Order of Merit of the III grade. Oleksandr held more than twenty personal exhibitions. The artist's works can be found in the museums and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.

Kartashov Andrii

Kartashov Andrii

He was born in 1974 in Uzhhorod. An artist, painter. He studied at the Faculty of Painting of the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture named after I. Riepin under Russian Academy of Arts. Participant of all-Ukrainian and international exhibitions of the Academy of Arts, winner of the Prize "The Best Drawing of The Year", "The Best Thematic Picture" and others. Member of the American Association of Portrait Artists, its permanent prize-winner in the art contests, participant of art festivals in the Netherlands, Poland, and Hungary. The artist's works are presented in museums and private collections in Ukraine and abroad.

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