Exhibition & Residency:
February 1 – March 31, 2015
Lada Nakonechna is a Ukrainian artist. She is the creator of drawings, public space actions, installations, videos, and performances. Nakonechna deals with an analysis of reality, using various artistic means and referring to current political and social problems. Most of her drawings develop into performances, while her photographs play the role of installations, constructing factitious apparatuses, integrating the architecture of the spaces they occupy.
She has participated in numerous international and Ukrainian exhibitions, as well as museums of Ukraine, Russia, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Austria, and the United States–individually and as part of the REP (Revolutionary Experimental Space) group. Personal exhibitions and projects have been presented in Berlin, Warsaw, Toulouse, Zurich, and Kyiv.
In 2011 in Leipzig she realized a project in public space–the wall drawing at the University Library, Albertina. She is laureate of the Malevich Award, received in 2014 in Kyiv and has received a second Special Prize from the PinchukArtCentre Prize, Kyiv. Nakonechna was also the winner of the Third Ukrainian Competition for Young Curators and Artists (Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA), in 2003.
Nakonechna curates in collaboration with the curatorial and activist union, Hudrada and is a member of ISTM (Art Workers’ Self-defense Initiative). Since 2012, she has been teaching at the Sсhool for Visual Arts in Kyiv. Nakonechna is represented by the Eigen+Art gallery in Leipzig/Berlin.
Lada Nakonechna’s residency at 18th Street Arts Center is generously funded by: