Kyiv Art Week

Julia Beliaeva and Ernie Luley Superstar presented by KWADRAT Gallery, Berlin. Kyiv Art Fair, 2018. 
Casanova Gallery, São Paulo. Artists presented: Lina Kim, Enrique Radigales, Charla Chaim. Kyiv Art Fair, 2018.
Invogue#Art Gallery, Odesa. Julia Yalanzhi, from the project «Cell Practice». Kyiv Art Fair, 2017.
Oleksiy Zolotar,  «Grain», sculpture. Kyiv Art Week, 2018.
Serhiy Sviatchenko and Oleh Tistol  «The End of Spring,» special project. Kyiv Art Week, 2018. 
Roman Minin  «Human/Alien», performance. Kyiv Art Week, 2017.
The Naked Room and IST Publishing stand. Kyiv Art Fair, 2019.
Kyiv Art Week opening, 2017.
Printed production. Design: Anna Glybina, Alexander Zaruigin. Kyiv Art Week, 2019. 

From the project's launch in 2016 until 2021, I served as the artistic and executive director of Kyiv Art Week festival, which welcomed more than 30,000 visitors each year. The festival ceased operations in Kyiv due to the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022. 

Kyiv Art Week was a festival that established connections and forged relationships among cultural actors from Ukraine and around the world. Among other Ukrainian institutions, Kyiv Art Week played a pivotal role in positioning Ukraine’s capital as a top spot for international cultural tourism. This was a forum where artists, gallerists and curators were building connections with collectors, art patrons, philantropists, businesses and governmental initiatives with our support. Also Kyiv Art Week backed up presentations of non-profit international projects and annually presented an educational program, where listeners got acquainted with critical reflections and acute discourse in contemporary art. 

Footnote 11: Volodymyrskyi Market.
Curators Barbara Piwowarska and Guillaume Rouleau. 
Kyiv Art Week, 2019. Photo: L’

Footnote 11: Volodymyrskyi Market. 
Photo by Serhiy Grinkevitch.
Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė, «With Love from…», 2018. 
Uzupis: Responsibility for Freedom, curated by Kostyantyn Doroshenko.
Kyiv Art Week, 2018 
Valeriy Miloserdov, photo, 12 January 1991. 
Uzupis: Responsibility for Freedom, curated by Kostyantyn Doroshenko. 
Kyiv Art Week, 2018.  
The core event of Kyiv Art Week was the curated art fair that united from 35 to 40 galleries from Ukraine, France, Germany, Poland, Denmark, Brazil, USA, Georgia, Lithuania, Austria, Italy. Kyiv Ar Fair was a tool for sustaining financial and market relations between galleries, artist-run spaces, collectors, museums and other institutions, making the transactions and negotiations clear, visible and discussed.  Kyiv Art Week initiated and supported series of prolific collaborations between exhibition venues, academic and artist-run institutions, many of which were hosting curated special projects. We developed partnerships with National Museum Kyiv Picture Gallery, Bohdan and Varvara Khanenko National Museum, Izolyatsia, Museum of Kyiv History, Mystetskyi Arsenal, National Taras Shevchenko Museum, Closer Art Centre, and many others.

KAW 2019 Catalogue  

KAW 2018 Catalogue

KAW 2017 Catalogue

Apollo: How the City of Kyiv is Reckoning the Soviet Past
The Calvert: Make Most of Kyiv Art Week