Evgene Matveev  



Ukrainian artist (Kyiv).


E.Matveev was born in Kharpai Village, Volokalamsk District, Moscow Oblast. In 1972 he graduated from the Ivan Fedoriv Ukrainian Polygraph Institute. From 1972 till 1973 he served in the Soviet Army.  E.Matveev is the member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine (from 1978), Shevchenko National Prize Laureate (1983). Winner of silver medal of the USSR Academy of Arts (1983). The Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada Golden Prize Laureate (2001), Merited Artist of Ukraine (2004), People's Artist of Ukraine (2016), laureate of numerous international and national prizes of the highest level. He works almost in all techniques and directions of contemporary art. Matveev’s artworks are at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Taras Shevchenko National Museum, Ukrainian Museum of Book and Printing, Korolev Museum of Cosmonautics, Academy of Arts of the USSR, Karl Marks Museum, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Contemporary Art Museum of Ukraine, Soviart (Ukrainian Center of Modern Art), Ministry of Culture of Ukraine, Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation and many other museums, institutions and private collections in dozens countries all over the world. Evgene Matveev lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.


Selected exhibitions:


2014  “The Show Within the Show”, Art-Arsenal, Kyiv

2012   “Communication XXI”, CCA Soviart,

            National Union of Artists of Ukraine, Kyiv

2011   “Independent”, Art-Arsenal, Kyiv

2011   “Space Odyssey”, Art-Arsenal, Kyiv

2011   “People’s Choice”, CCA Soviart, Kyiv

2009   “Metal Heart”, Lavra Gallery, Kyiv

2009   “Along the Wall”, Art-Arsenal, Kyiv

2009   “War”, CCA Soviart, Kyiv

2008   “Soap”, CCA Soviart, Kyiv

2008   “Nothing Personal”, Gogol-Fest, Art-Arsenal, Kyiv

2007   “Confrontation”, International Photobiennale, Kyiv

2006   “In the Army Now”, International Photobiennale, Stockholm

2005   “In the Army Now”, International Photobiennale, Kyiv

2005   “Dreams about Dresden Gallery”, Berlin

2000   “Clear Room”, Promzone, Kyiv

2000   “Crimea Atom”, V International Art-Festival, Ukraine

1999   Anniversary Exhibition. Foundation for Promotion of Arts.

            The National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

1997   “Photosynthesis”, International Photobiennale, Kyiv

1990   Autumn Salon in Paris, “Glory” Gallery, Paris

1990   Biella per l'Incisione International Prize, Graphics Biennale,

            Bella, Italy

1987   Baltic Sea Biennale, Germany

1984   VII Graphics Art Biennale, Norway

1982   “IBA-82”, Leipzig, Germany, Bronze medal

1977   “IBA-77”, Leipzig, Germany, Bronze medal





Mykola Babak  



Ukrainian artist, writer, art collector and publisher (Cherkasy).


Mykola Babak was born in Voronyntsi, Cherkasy Oblast. In 1971 he finished Melnyky Secondary School. From 1972 till 1974 he served in the Soviet Army. After demobilization he worked as a designer at Cherkasy “Azot” Company and at Cherkasy Combine of art-advertisement. From 1979 till 1985 together with a group of artists he managed monumental projects (wall-paintings, mosaics, stained-glass windows) in the far-east of Russia. In 1986 Mykola Babak came back to Ukraine. He is known by his participation at the 51-st Venice Biennale of Contemporary art with the National Project “Your Children, Ukraine” (2005). M.Babak is the member of National Union of Artists of Ukraine (from 1990), Merited Artist of Ukraine (2004), Taras Shevchenko National Prize Laureate (2010), People's Artist of Ukraine (2016). His artworks are at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Contemporary Art Museum of Ukraine, Soviart (Ukrainian Center of Modern Art), Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and in private collections in many countries of the world. Mykola Babak lives and works in Cherkasy, Ukraine.


Selected exhibitions:


2016   “The Ukrainian Rural Photo (from Mykola Babak’s private

            collection)”, The National Taras Shevchenko Museum, Kyiv

2015   “The Central Dnipro River Region Folk Icon of the 18th – 20th c.

            (from Mykola Babak’s private collection)”, Art Museum, Cherkasy

2013   “IV Fine Art Ukraine”, Art-Arsenal, Kyiv

2006   Personal exhibition “Celestial Chronicle”,

            The National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv  

2005   National Project “Your Children, Ukraine”

            at the 51st Venice Biennale

2005   Project “Your Children, Ukraine”, Diploma and 1-st Prize,

            The Gallery of the National Ukrainian Artist Trade Union, Kyiv

2004   “Ukrainian Rural Photo (from Mykola Babak’s private collection)”

            V International Photobiennale, Moscow Museum of Modern Art,  Moscow     

2003   “The Ukrainian Retrospective”, I Kyiv Photobiennale,

            Art Foundation Gallery, Kyiv

2002   “The Ukrainian World of Painting”, Beijing

2000   “Collection of Axiomatic”, The Gallery

            of the National Ukrainian Artist Trade Union, Kyiv

1999   Personal Exhibition “Telluris”, The National Art Museum

            of Ukraine, Kyiv

1993   “People with People”, Poland


Publishing


Monograph “The Central Dnipro River Region Folk Icon

of the 18th – 20th c. in the Context of Rural Cultural Space”

Awards: Best Book of the Lviv Publishers’ Forum (2009)

Book of the Year and Grant Prize of the XI All-Ukrainian Rating (2009)

Diploma of “The Art of Bookmaking” Contest (2009)


Monograph “The Central Ukraine Rural Photo of the late 19th – 20th c.”

Awards: Book of the Year of the XVI All-Ukrainian Rating (2014)

Diploma of “The Art of Bookmaking” Contest (2009)


Monograph “Grygori Shevchenko – Master of Photo-Painting,

Successor of Shevchenko Family”








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