Nikita Kadan


Born in Kyiv in 1982, graduated from the National Academy Of Fine Arts And Architecture (Kyiv) in 2007. The artist engages in painting, graphics, and installations, also is active as a curator. Exhibited “Difficulty of Profanation” at the Venice Biennale (Ukraine Pavilion) in 2015, exploring Ukraine’s history, present, future, and the vitality of plants. Alongside Zhanna Kadyrova, contributes to Ukraine’s current art scene.
Major exhibitions:
2015: The 14th Istanbul Biennial
2015: Solo exhibition at Waterside Contemporary (London, UK)
2018: Busan Biennale
2018: Solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
2021: OSTRALE Biennale
Major awards:
2011: The PinchukArtCentre Prize
2016: The Kazimir Malevich Art Award
2022: Shevchenko National Prize


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