Polish Institute in Ukraine: Ukrainian artist wins Malevich Award

15:33 Nov. 23, 2016

Ukrainian artist wins Malevich Award

Malevich award 2016 official logo (Source: Polish Institute)

Celebrated young Ukrainian artist receives prestigious award provided by the Polish Institute

Mykyta Kadan has received Malevich award this year. The winner was granted 3000 euros from the Polish Institute and the right for residence in the Centre of Modern Art "Zamek Ujazdowski" in Warsaw. 

Four artists were chosen for the final stage of the competition by an international jury. The art competition has taken place for the fifth time. 

Mykyta Kadan was born in 1982 in Kyiv, where he lives and works now. Kadan's last project "The Bones Got Mixed" has been displayed at the Polish museum in Belostok this autumn. The artist studied at National Academy of Pictorial Art and Architecture.

Read more: Malevich and Ukraine: bringing the artist back to the nation

In 2014, the artist presented the exhibition "Hold the Thought, Where the Story was Interrupted".


In 2009, Kadan was nominated for PinchukArtCentre award and in 2011 he became a prizewinner. His works have been exhibited nationally and internationally, including exhibitions at the Index Contemporary Art Centre, Stockholm (2008), the first Kyiv Biennale at Art Arsenal (2012) and at the PinchukArtCentre ("Fear and Hope" exhibition, 2013) in Kyiv. Mykyta Kadan is a member of the group of artists called R.E.P. (Revolutionary Experimental Space).




Watch more: 'Malevich's legacy belongs to the world'

Malevich Award was founded in 2008 by the Polish Institute in Kyiv in collaboration with Ukrainian and Polish partners. The Polish Institute in Ukraine grants the award for the contribution to modern art once in two years.

Malevich Award is a chance to remember about Polish contribution in development of the global cultural heritage of Ukraine. Kazimir Malevich was an avant-garde artist born to a Polish family. The internationally famous artist lived and worked in Kyiv. 

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