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Sasha Kurmaz

Born in 1986 in Kyiv, Ukraine.Currently lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Education

2005–2008 Specialist Diploma in Design. National Academy of Culture and Arts Management. Kyiv, Ukraine. 2001–2005 Junior Specialist Diploma in Communications Engineering. Kyiv Electromechanical College. Kyiv, Ukraine.

Personal exhibitions

2018 Chech gallery. Project: Afterparty, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine.

2016 PinchukArtCentre. Project: The Marble Angels With Bows Were Shaking In Shadows

Their Small Penises, Bending Their Bows And Carelessly Laughed At Death, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2016 C/O Berlin. Project: Method, Berlin, Germany.

2015 Detenpyla gallery. Project: «Мій світ недостатньо реальний для Апокаліпсису», Lviv, Ukraine.

2014 Nova gallery. Project: Zaraz Wracam, Krakow, Poland.2010 Viuro gallery. Project: Talking Walls, Warsaw, Poland.

Group exhibitions

2020 National Center for Contemporary Arts. Project: «Алфавіт вайны». Minsk, Belarus.

2019 Klaipeda Culture Communication Center. Project: Love, Lust & Fury, Klaipėda, Lithuania.

2019 Latvian Museum of Photography. Project: The Body of Propaganda. Riga, Latvia.

2019 U10. Project: Church of Ego. Belgrade, Serbia.

2019 Semperdepot. Project Between Fire and Fire: Ukrainian Art Now. Vienna, Austria.

2019 PinchukArtCentre. Project: Crossing Lines. Kyiv, Ukraine.

2019 Mystetskyi Arsenal. Project: Obabich. Kyiv, Ukraine.

2018 Oxyd. Project: Flip A Coin. Winterthur, Switzerland.

2018 Mystetskyi Arsenal. Project: Revolutionize! Kyiv, Ukraine.

2018 Bursa gallery. Project: One Copy Book. Kyiv, Ukraine.

2018 PinchukArtCentre. Project: Chronicle of Current Events, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2017 Galeria Arsenał. Project: Central by East Central, Białystok, Poland.

2017 Galerie Folia. Project: Tools of Resistance, Paris, France.

2017 Electromuseum. Project: Искусство и город: Граффити в эпоху интернета. Moscow, Russia.

2017 Aff Galerie. Project: Keep Your Eyes Peeled, Berlin, Germany.

2017 Czech Center. Project: Baby, I Like It Raw, NYC, USA.

2017 NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. Project: Perfect Storm, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2017 Yermilov center. Project: Tyr shch uk yc zhzhi ph, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2016 Skovde Art Museum. Project: Between Revolution and War, Skövde, Sweden.

2016 Gallery Awangarda BWA Wrocław. Project: Dependence Degree, Wrocław, Poland.

2016 Galeria da Boavista. Project: Aujourd’hui je dis oui, Lisbon, Portugal.

2016 Kunsthalle Exnergasse WUK. Project: Into the Dark, Vienna, Austria.

2016 Despacio. Project: No One Belongs Here More Than You, San José, Costa Rica.

2015 Saatchi gallery. Project: UK/raine, London, UK.

2015 Port Creative Hub. Project: Traces of Memory, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2014 Architekturzentrum. Project: Through Maidan and Beyond, Vienna, Austria.

2014 l’Atelier Néerlandais. Project: Foam Talent, Paris, France.

2014 IZOLYATSIA foundation. Project: Zahoplennya, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2014 Yermilov center. Project: After The Victory, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2014 Künstlerhaus. Project: I Am Drop In The Ocean, Vienna, Austria.

2014 Periscope project space. Project: Protest!, Salzburg, Austria.

2013 ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art. Project: Global Activism, Karlsruhe, Germany.

2013 Grinberg Gallery. Project: Ukraine: Expropriation, Moscow, Russia.

2013 Signal Gallery. Project: Blog Re-Blog, NY, USA.

2013 CCA Ujazdowski Castle. Project: Ukrainian News, Warsaw, Poland.

2013 Yermilov center. Project: The System Of Coordinates, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2012 Santorini Biennale of Arts, Santorini, Greece.

2012 IZOLYATSIA foundation. Project: Partly Cloudy, Donetsk, Ukraine.

2012 Lavra gallery. Project: Love Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2012 MOPLA. Project: New Research, Los Angeles, USA.

2012 W139. Project: Catch A Glimpse Of Me, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

2012 VCRC, Project: Ukrainian Body, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2011 Artitude Kunstverein. Project: Bits+Pieces, Berlin, Germany.

2011 Paperworks gallery. Project: The Frenzied Urge To Struggle, Moscow, Russia.

2011 Mystetskyi Arsenal Mala gallery. Project: Newspeak. Kyiv, Ukraine.

2011 Gallery 12 Mail. Project: Bartholomew, Paris, France.

2011 Fluxx Gallery. Project: Indian Summer, Des Moines, USA.

2011 Bruciecollections gallery. Project: Exploration Of The Setting, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2010 Radio gallery. Project: Germ Free Adolescents, Milan, Italy.

2010 Bottega gallery. Project: Recusansy, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2010 Mystetskyi Arsenal. Project: Conection, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2010 M17 Art centr. Project: Those Who Came In 2000’s, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2009 Bereznitska & Partner Gallery. Project: Should The World Break In, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2008 Globus gallery.Project: KIEV DANDYS «С корабля на бал», Saint Petersburg, Russia.

2008 KyivFineArt gallery. Project: Strange But Cool, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2008 Karas gallery. Project: New Ukrainian Language, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2006 Centre for contemporary art at NaUKMA. Project: Graf ti in Focus, Kyiv, Ukraine.

Festival

2019 2nd Biennale of Young Art. Kharkiv, Ukraine.

2019 Sopot Photography Festival. Sopot, Poland.

2018 Fotopub. Novo Mesto, Slovenia.

2018 Athens Photo Festival. Project The Infernal Machine. Athens, Greece.

2017 Festival of young Ukrainian artists, Mystetskyi arsenal. Kyiv, Ukraine.

2017 BIG Biennale. Geneva, Switzerland.

2017 Bien Urbain. Besançon, France.

2016 Let’s Queer — Let’s Art. Aleksandr Dovzhenko National Center. Kyiv, Ukraine.

2016 Hyères festival of fashion and photography, Villa Noailles, France.

2015 Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography. Biel/Bienne, Switzerland.

2015 Kaunas Photo Festival. Kaunas, Lithuania.

2014 Art Boom Public Art Festival. Krakow, Poland.

2014 Katowice Street Art Festival. Katowice, Poland.

2013 Survival Kit. Riga, Latvia.

2013 Format 13 Photo Festival. Derby, UK.

Residency

2019 CEC ArtsLink. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

2018 Villa Sträuli, Winterthur, Switzerland.

2018 HIAP, Helsinki, Finland.

2017 Atelierhaus Salzamt, Linz, Austria.

2017 EoFA, Geneva, Switzerland.

2015 KulturKontakt, Vienna, Austria.

2014 Zarya, Vladivostok, Russia.

2011 IZOLYATSIA foundation, Donetsk, Ukraine.

Awards

2018, 2010 Finalist of Kazimir Malewitzsch Award, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2017, 2013 Finalist of Pinchuk Art Prize, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2015 Winner of ARTE Creative Award, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Other activities

2020 Volksbühne Berlin. Platform East:Urban Activism in Eastern Europe. Berlin, Germany.

2020 MAMA. Video screening. Rotterdam, Netherlands.

2019 ArtsLink Assembly: Global Warning – Artists and the Anthropocene. New York, USA.

2016 Sommerakademie im Zentrum Paul Klee. Curated by Thomas Hirschhorn, Bern, Switzerland.

2016 Sound Development City Artis Expedition. Spain, Morocco.

2016 Styria Artist in Residence (St.A.i.R.) Scholarship, Graz, Austria.

2015 Kiosk AIR program. Project City On Sale, Chisinau, Moldova.

2015 CCA Smena. Project: «ЦEX уличного искусства», Kazan, Tatarstan.

2014 Conference of Urban Initiatives Delai Sammit, Moscow, Russia.

2014 Gaude Polonia Scholarship, Krakow, Poland.

2013 International Exchange of Artists Project: “RutaRuna”, Ukraine, Sweden.