Nikita Kadan works with painting, graphics, and installation, often in interdisciplinary collaboration with architects, sociologists and human rights activists. His practice is a critical investigation into the experience of present-day Ukrainians and their relationship to their Soviet past. He is a member of the artist group REP (Revolutionary Experimental Space) and founding member of Hudrada (Artistic Committee), a curatorial and activist collective.

Nikita Kadan
Nikita Kadan
Kiev, 1982

Past Exhibitions

Nikita Kadan: Limits of Responsability

15/11/2014 — 17/01/2015

Europe – The Future History

Kunsthaus Zürich
12/06/2015 — 06/09/2015

Solo Shows

Limits of Responsibility, waterside contemporary, London, UK
The Hesitant Museum, Detenpyla Gallery, Lviv, UA
Журнал “Польща”, Ya Gallery, Kiev, UA

Everybody wants to live by the sea, Viafarini DOCVA, Milan, IT
Engeneering hope, Art Brussels 2014, Transit gallery, Brussels, BE
Limits of Responsibility, Campagne Première, Berlin, DE

Erasing and overposting, Transit gallery, Mechelen, BE
Kyjev hotel, Bratislava cinema, Gandy gallery, Bratislava, SK

Project, with Lada Nakonechna, Kyiv Pop-up Galleries, Kiev, UA
Corrections, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, PL
The speech of the silent, SOSka gallery, Kharkiv, UA

Group Shows

Lest the two seas meet, curated by Tarek Abou El Fetouh, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, PL
Vertical Reach: Political Protest and the Militant Aesthetic Now, curated by Sarah Fritchey and Martha Willette Lewis, ArtSpace, new Haven, US
Cobra 1.7, curated by Theo Price, 71a Gallery, London, UK
Ukrainian Pavilion, curated by Björn Geldhof, 56 Biennale di Venezia, Venice, IT
Europe: The Future of History, Kunsthaus Zürich, Zürich, CH
Hope!, with Yevgenia Belorusets, Zhanna Kadyrova, Mykola Ridnyi & Serhiy Zhadan, Artem Volokitin, Anna Zvyagintseva, Open Group, curated by Björn Geldhof, 56th Venice Biennale, Venice, IT

Ten Thousand Wiles and a Hundred Thousand Tricks”, Institute for African Studies in partnership with the V–A–C Foundation, Moscow, RU
One place next to another, Winzavod centre of contemporary art, Moscow, RU
Fear and hope, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, UA
The Ukrainians, daadgalerie, Berlin, DE
(Re)construction of friendship, Corner House (The former KGB headquarters), Riga, LV
50 YEARS OF HELL, Positive Propaganda projectspace, Munich, DE
Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

global aCtIVISm, ZKM | Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, DE
The Desire for Freedom. Art in Europe Since 1945, MOCAK, Krakow, PL
Spaces of Exception, 5th Moscow biennale, Artplay, Moscow, RU
RENDEZ-VOUS 13, Lyon Biennial, Musée d’art contemporain, Lyon, FR
Love of the space, biennale, Museum centre, Krasnoyarsk, RU

Contacts & Details

City of birth: Kiev Country of birth: Ukraine Date of birth: 1982 Lives in: Kiev, Ukraine