Artists of the Gallery

Mikita Shalenii

Born on April 18, 1982 in Dnipropetrovsk.
Graduated from the Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, department of Architecture. Worked as an architect and a lecturer at the Academy. In 2011 begins full time career as an artist.
The Winner of the Best Installation Prize, ArtVilnius′15 June, 2015
and Public Choice Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre 2011.
Works from the project “Where is your brother?” are in a Mocak Museum of Contemporary Art collection (Krakow, Poland); “Album about war” belongs to a Faurschou Foundation collection (Copenhagen, Denmark); artist′s works also belong to other Dutch and Great Britain collections.
Media: painting, drawing, video, photography, installation.
Based in Dnipro, Ukraine.


 Selected exhibitions:

– “Penetration”, solo exhibition, CLOSER, Kyiv, Ukraine

– “The most delicious American mushrooms”, SABSAY. Copenhagen, Denmark. 1 December 2016 – 18 February 2017.

– “Siberia”, Horizon of events. Curators Oleksandr Soloviov, Alisa Lozhkina. Mystetskyi Arsenal. Kyiv, Ukraine. October 27 – November 27, 2016.

– “Where is your brother?”, group project “Art and Life. From the Hopeful Affinity Between Art and Medicine to the National Socialist Crime”, Center for Persecuted Arts (Kunstmuseum). Solingen, Germany. Curators: Jürgen Kaumkötter in collaboration with Delfina Jałowik, Monika Kozioł, Maria Anna Potocka. March 5 – June 11, 2017.

– “Where is your brother?”, group project “Medicine in Art”, MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Poland. 2016

– “Collection. The first step”, curator of the project. Artsvit Gallery. Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. November 2015 – February 2016.

– “Lectorium”, action, installation. Locations: public places in Dnipropetrovsk (on a facade, on a roof, on water); Art Kyiv Contemporary X, Mystetskyi Arsenal. Kyiv, Ukraine. August – September, 2015.

– “Siberia”, Cosmoscow’15. Moscow, Russia. September 10-13, 2015.

– “Siberia”, 3rd Danube Biennale. Bratislava, Slovakia. August 29 – October 25, 2015.

– “Siberia”, Artvilnius’15. Vilnius, Lithuania. June 25-28, 2015.

– “4 Projects”, solo exhibition, Artsvit Gallery. Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. February – March 2015.

– “Long Way to Freedom”, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art. Chicago, USA. November 2014.

– “The Fourth Entrance”, solo exhibition. Taras Shevchenko National Museum. Kyiv, Ukraine. October – November 2014.

– “Contemporary Ukrainian Landscape”, “Rodina”, Arsenale. Kyiv, Ukraine. August – September 2014.

– “The House for a Snake and a Rabbit”, festival of audio-visual art “Construction”. Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. October 2014

– “Album About War”, Cosmoscow, International Contemporary Art Fair, Central Manege. Moscow, Russia. September 2014.

– “Catapult”, “Open City”. Curator Jerzy Onukh. Lublin, Poland. August 2014.

– “I Am a Drop in The Ocean”, Künstlerhaus. Vienna, Austria Curators Konstantin Akinsha and Alice Lozhkina. Then travelled to Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCAK) Krakow, Poland. April 2014.

– “Where is Your Brother?”, solo exhibition, Artsvit Gallery. Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. December 2013 – February 2014.


Penetration. Mikita Shalennii
Penetration. Mikita Shalennii
19 жовтня 2017 - 02 грудня 2017

October 19, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Mykyta Shalenyi's PENETRATION photo project is an artist's attempt to penetrate the most hidden places of human relationships and to research the stereotypes and archetypes that continue to exist there. At the level of the collective unconscious, society continues to keep silent and hide under clothing everything about domination, mutual oppression and pressure in relationships, trying to ignore them.

The Third Danube Biennale of Contemporary Art
30 серпня 2015
The Third Danube Biennale of Contemporary Art

On August 29, the 3rd Danube Biennale of Contemporary Art was opened in the Bratislava Museum of Art by Muenelstin Danubian. This year, the first invited curator, Christina Yarosova, opened the topic "Modern icons. Art spectacle" GOOGLE TRANSLATE!!!

Where is your brother? The project of Mikita Shalenii
Dnipropetrovsk, 2015
Publishing House: «ARTSViT»
28 p. with illustrations. In Russian.