Sergei Sviatchenko

Nationalität ................. Dänemark
Wohnort ...................... Viborg
Bereich ........................ Medienkunst
Empfehlende Institution SCHLEBRÜGGE.EDITOR
Zeitraum ....................... Sep 14

www.sviatchenko.dk
Interview

Graduated from Kharkov Academy of Art and Architecture, 1969-75
Studied PhD, Kiev School of Architecture, 1983-86
 
Awards
2013
Film Mirror by Mirror. Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky. With Noriko Okaku (JP/UK) - 1st prize at the International competition of experimental short films at The Lucca International Film Festival, Toscana, Italy
2nd place in Fine Art: Collage category, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA
2012
Honorable Mention in Fine Art: Collage category for the winning entry “Lineless”, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA
2010
Capture the Fade, Overall winner, Ampersand Magazine Photography Award, Sydney, Australia
2009
Honorable Mention in Fine Art: Collage category for the winning entry “Less”, International Photography Awards, Los Angeles, USA
2007    
D&AD Yellow Pencil, London, England
2004    
The 13th Seoul Space International Print Biennial, Seoul, Korea
2001    
Ljubljana/2nd World Festival of Art on Paper, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Selected solo exhibitions
2014    
The Other Side of Lifeless Landscapes, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
2013              
For Light and Memory, Gestalten Space, Berlin
In Between Trees, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
2012     
Mirror by Mirror, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, photocollage, installation, Ivanovo Art Museum, Ivanovo, Russia
For Certain Because…, Galleri Naboløs, Copenhagen, Denmark
Beautiful Bridges, Galleri NB, Viborg, Denmark
Dreams, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark
Mirror by Mirror, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, photocollage, installation, Riga Film Museum, Riga, Latvia
2011
Insideoutside, Galleri NB, paintings and collages, Viborg, Denmark
Sergey Nielsen paintings for Close Up And Private, Kaufmannshaus, Hamburg Germany    
Sister Moon, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, www.thirdear.dk
Mirror by Mirror, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland
Højtid, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark
Year of the Rabbit, Galleri NB, Roskilde, Denmark
2009
Illumination of the White, Galleri NB, paintings, Roskilde, Denmark
The Shape of White, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY, USA
Mirror by Mirror, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, photocollage, installation, Gallery Photo Edition Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Less, photocollage, installation, Peter Lav Photo Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
New Paintings, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark    
Broken Images, Liaison Controverse, Dusseldorf, Germany
2008
For Brave Trees Only, Galleri NB, paintings, Viborg, Denmark
The Trip, Homage to the Psychedelic era, collage installation, ROJO artspace,  Barcelona, Spain
Architectural Landscape, Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings,  Hamburg, Germany
Territory of Water, Art space Spanien 19 c, video installation, Aarhus, Denmark
Mirror by Mirror, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, photocollage,     Galleri Image, Aarhus, Denmark
2007
Mind Nature, Galleri NB, paintings, Roskilde, Denmark
Prints Tokyo, International Print Exhibition, Sakima Art Museum, Okinawa, Japan
Outsideinside, Drake Hotel public spaces, Toronto, Canada
Rather Gentle Stereotype, Spark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Happy with What You Have, Galleri Signe Vad, Copenhagen, Denmark
2006
You are Not the Only One, installation, video, photography, Filosofgangen, Odense, Denmark
Galleri NB, paintings, Viborg, Denmark
Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings, Hamburg, Germany
2005
Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings, Hamburg, Germany
Darwin My Friend, collage, installation, Galleria Arturarte, Rome, Italy
2004
Twins, installation, Stockholm Art Fair, Galerie Wolfsen, Stockholm, Sweden
Less, collages, Iride Associazione, Perugia, Italia
The White Side of Dreams, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark
2003
Express, installation, photography, Galleri Ægidius, Randers, Denmark
Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings, Hamburg, Germany
2002
Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings, Hamburg, Germany
2000
Katarsis, installation, video, photography, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark
Mixed Landscape, installation, video, photography, Nielsen & Holm-Møller Museet, Holstebro, Denmark
Sergei Sviatchenko, installation, video, photography, paintings, objects, Viborg Kunsthal, Denmark
New Works, Galerie Gardy Wiechern, paintings, Hamburg, Germany
1998
Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
1996
The Light, Viborg Stiftsmuseum, Viborg, Denmark
1995
Works, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
1994
The Wind, Gallery Nord, Denmark
FIAC (International Art Fair), Gallery Nord, Paris, France
1992
Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
1991
Gallery Thea Fisher-Reinhardt, West Berlin, Germany
Galleri Ho, Viborg, Denmark
Galleri Nord, Randers, Denmark
1990
Gallery at the magazine Decorative Art of USSR, Moscow, USSR
1986
Institute of Design, Kiev, Ukraine, USSR

Selected group exhibitions
2014    
L'Extime, Galerie Seine 51, Paris
2013
Less, Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, Serbia
Faceless, MuseumsQuartier, Vienna, Austria
Stories, Danish Central Library, Flensburg, Germany
2012
Alternative, Galerie Seine 51, Paris, France
The Parade, Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark
Affordable Art Fair, CCA&A GALLERY, Hamburg, Germany
Art Copenhagen, Galleri Naboløs, Copenhagen, Denmark
Gentle Elements and Strict Deconstructions, Ringsted Galleriet, Ringsted, Denmark
2011
For Love Not Money, The 15th Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia  
Contemporary Collage, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland
Contemporary Collage, Gestalten Space, Berlin, Germany
That was Now, curated by Mia Nielsen, Drake Hotel public spaces, Toronto, Canada
2010
21st International Poster and Graphic Design Festival, Chaumont, France
Love Your Work, Maverick Gallery, London
Capture the Fade, The Paper Mill Gallery, Sydney
2009
Cut, Platform Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Appetite for Construction, curated by Mia Nielsen, Drake Hotel public spaces, Toronto
Dreams, Danish Graphic House, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008
It’s Nice That/Original Format, The Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth, England.
Ink 01, International Illustration Rally, Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, Bilbao, Spain
Tenselessness II, Netfilmmakers, artist’s talk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Watch This Space 2, The Illustration Gallery, Stroud, England    
Rojo Out, Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid, Spain
The Visual Way of Life, Optica, International festival for video art, FNAC Callao, Madrid, Spain
Cosmological Embeddedness or the Flying Spaghetti Monster, Gallery Higher Pictures, New York, USA
2007
Looking the Other Way, Drake Public spaces, Toronto, Canada
Smart Fortwo, Rojo, Venice, California, USA
2006
Time, videofilm, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Emergency Room, Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center, Denmark
Emergency Room, Galerie Olaf Struber, Berlin, Germany
Varoom Magazine, Coningsby Gallery, London, England
Videoteka: Mobile Video Art Archive, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Austria
2005
Playface, collage installation, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy
Display, collage installation, Kforumvienna, Vienna, Austria
Plotarteurope, Museo laboratorio di arte contemporanea, Rome, Italy
2004
Appetizers, collages, Iride Associazione, Perugia, Italy
2000
Art 2000, Berkeley Square Gallery, London, UK
1999
Art Miami, Galerie Egelund, Miami, USA
1998
Artissima, Galerie Egelund, Turin, Italy
1996
Galerie Protée, Paris, France
Art Cologne, Galerie Egelund, Cologne, Germany
1995
Kunstrai Art Fair Kunsthandel Frans Jacob, Amsterdam, Netherlands
1989
1st Soviet-American Exhibition, Kiev, Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR
21 View, Ukrainian Artists, Munich, Germany
21 View, Ukrainian Artists, Odense, Denmark    
Three Generations of Ukrainian Paintings: 1960s-1980s, Denmark
Flash – New Ukrainian Art, House of Architects, Kiev, Ukraine, USSR

Projektinfo

SERGEI SVIATCHENKO is an artist. His work has been exhibited in Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, Canada, UK and USA. After an architectural education in Ukraine, his early output was based on collage, which remains central to his thinking and practice. Later, he turned to abstract painting. He has created large-scale paintings and collage-based photomurals for companies and institutions.
In 2002, he founded Senko Studio, a non-profit exhibition space in Viborg, Denmark, where for seven years he curated shows by emerging artists and photographers.
In 2009, he founded Close Up and Private, an Internet-based photography project dedicated to the visual language of classic style in clothing.

RICK POYNOR is a British writer, lecturer and curator, specializing in visual culture. His books include Obey the Giant: Life in the Image World (2001), No More Rules: Graphic Design and Postmodernism (2003), and Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice (2008). He is Visiting Professor in Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art, London.

Each day brings another deluge of images - an overload - and with  this over-production can come a panicky sensation that the meaning of images is draining away. The urge to divert the flow and recover, or at least pause to remember, what is being lost has given rise to a new international wave of collage-making.
This is the first monograph to focus exclusively on the prolific collage output of Sergei Sviatchenko, a leading figure in the contemporary collage world. Edited by Rick Poynor, who provides a critical overview, it gathers Sviatchenko's most significant work from the past 10 years and shows little seen collages from his early years in Ukraine before he moved in 1990 to live and work Denmark.
The severe reductiveness of Sviatchenko's interventions sets them apart. Collages from his long-running Less series consist of only two or three elements floating on a jarringly bright background. The fewer fragments he allows himself to work with, the more crucial the acts of selection, excision and montage become. The depthless backdrops deny his constructions a sense of location and push them forward as  graphically sculptural objects.
The swift cuts that Sviatchenko makes into his source pictures give  them angular new outlines that can verge on abstraction. His strangely dislocated and sometimes otherworldly inventions offer moments of unexpected balance and repose in the tempestuous image-stream.

Title: Sergei Sviatchenko. Collage
Publisher: SCHLEBRÜGGE.EDITOR
Wien, Austria
www.schlebruegge.com
220 pages. September 2014

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