Sergei Sviatchenko


Sergei Sviatchenko was born on October 7, 1952 in Kharkiv. An artist, painter, photographer, he also works in genres of collage, video, installation, photo art.


Since 1990, he has been living and working in Denmark. Member of the Union of Danish Artists and Graphic Artists (BKF). Laureate of the International Award for the Yellow Pencil Award 2007 (London). In the 1980s, he headed the Centre for Contemporary Art in Kyiv. Since 1990, he has participated in numerous collective and personal exhibitions in Denmark, Germany, Italy, Austria, France, the UK, Canada and the USA.


The founder of the art gallery Senko Studio, the author of the photo art project Close Up and Private. He is considered to be one of the most influential and most famous collage artist in contemporary art.





Sviatchenko, Sergei. Sergei Sviatchenko, Borgens Forlag, 2002
Sviatchenko, Sergei. Sergei Sviatchenko: Paintings & Others 1991-2006, Hovedland, 2006
Supergraphics. Unit Publishing, London, 2010
RARACURIO - Sergei Sviatchenko: Art, Archetypes and Philosophy, 2010
CUT & PASTE, 21ST Century Collage. Laurence King Publishing, London, 2011
Cutting Edges, contemporary collage. Gestalten, Berlin 2011
Everything Goes Right & Left If You Want It: The Art of Sergei Sviatchenko 2012
The Age of Collage: Contemporary Collage in Modern Art. Gestalten, Berlin 2013
Sergei Sviatchenko: Collages Edited by Rick Poynor, Schlebrugge Editor, Vienna



External links
For Light and Memory. Painting and Collage by Sergei Sviatchenko

Sergei Sviatchenko (Wikipedia)


Selected exhibitions


People live here, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Kyiv

White and Black, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv



Spaces. Boundaries. Borders, National Center Ukrainian House, Kyiv




UNFOLDING LANDSCAPES – Landscape and Poetics in Contemporary Ukrainian Art Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Switzerland

UNFOLDING LANDSCAPES – Landscape and Poetics in Contemporary Ukrainian Art, Art & History Museum, Бельгія

UNFOLDING LANDSCAPES – Landscape and Poetics in Contemporary Ukrainian Art”, Silkeborg Bad, Denmark





Strange Time, online,

Ukraine Today, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv



Contemporary Ukranian Art of 1985 - 2015 from Private Collection, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv

The Long Journey. Contemporary Ukrainian Art 1985 - 2004 from private collections, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv




Tribute to Viborg, 1018 – 2018, An exhibition of Contemporary Collage Art. Viborg, Denmark

International Weird Collage Show, Jealous Gallery, London

Nature Matter, KunstCentret Silkeborg Bad, Silkeborg, Denmark




You, Retrospective, curated by Helene Nyborg Bay, Kunsthal Viborg, Denmark
Face and Identity, Kunstcenter Silkeborg Bad, Denmark 
Meta-Matter, curated by Faye Dawling, Karst, Plymouth, UK





Secretly, Wall installation at the MQ Fore Court, Vienna
Detached, Now and tomorrow, EIKON gallery at MQ, Vienna





Collages, Augustiana center for contemporary art, Denmark





For Light and Memory, Gestalten Space, Berlin





Mirror by Mirror, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, photocollage, installation, Riga Film Museum, Riga





21st International Poster and Graphic Design Festival, Chaumont, France





Mirror by Mirror, Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky, photocollage, installation, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland / Gallery Photo Edition Berlin, Berlin 
Broken Images, Liaison Controverse, Dusseldorf, Germany
The Shape of White, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester NY, USA





The Trip, Homage to the Psychedelic era, collage installation, ROJO artspace, Barcelona, Spain
Rojo Out, Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid
Ink 01, International Illustration Rally, Fundación Bilbao Arte Fundazioa, Bilbao





You are Not the Only One, installation, video, photography, Filosofgangen, Odense, Denmark





Playface, collage installation, Trevi Flash Art Museum, Italy
Display, collage installation, Kforumvienna, Vienna
Plotarteurope, Museo laboratorio di arte contemporanea, Rome





Katarsis, installation, video, photography, Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus, Denmark
Time, Kunsthallen Braenderigaard, Viborg, Denmark
Mixed Landscape, installation, video, photography, Nielsen & Holm-Møller Museet, Holstebro, Denmark
Art 2000, Berkeley Square Gallery, London





Art Miami, Galerie Egelund, Miami, USA






Artissima, Galerie Egelund, Turin, Italy





Galerie Protée, Paris
Art Cologne, Galerie Egelund, Cologne, Germany





Works, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen, Denmark
Kunstrai Art Fair Kunsthandel Frans Jacob, Amsterdam





The Wind, Gallery Nord, Denmark
FIAC (International Art Fair), Gallery Nord, Paris





FIAC (International Art Fair), Gallery Nord, Paris





Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen





Celebration, Gallery Nord, Randers, Denmark
Gallery Thea Fisher-Reinhardt, West Berlin





Gallery at the magazine Decorative Art of USSR, Moscow
Flash – New Ukrainian Art, House of Architects, Kyiv
Three Generations of Ukrainian Paintings: 1960s-1980s, Kyiv-Denmark





Кiev–Kaunas exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art, Kyiv
The 1st Soviet-American Exhibition, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Tbilisi, USSR





Institute of Design, Kyiv



Selected books and catalogues:





Sergei Sviatchenko – You, Helena Nyborg Bay, Viborg Kunsthal 2017





Rick Poynor, Sergei Sviatchenko: Collages, Schlebrueger.editor, Vienna
Skull Art Prints, 20 removable posters, Laurence King Publishing, London





Dennis Busch, Hendrik Hellige and Robert Klanten (eds.), The Age of Collage, Gestalten, Berlin





Silke Krohn (eds.), Everything Goes Right & Left if You Want It: The Art of Sergei Sviatchenko





Hendrik Hellige, Robert Klanten and James Gallgher (eds), Cutting Edges: Contemporary collage, Gestalten, Berlin





Trine Rytter Andersen, Viktor Antonov, Marina Tarkovskaya, Mark Le Fanu, Irina Tchmyreva, Per Carlsen, Mirror By Mirror
Homage to Andrei Tarkovsky by Sergei Sviatchenko, Galleri Image, Aarhus





Sergei Sviatchenko, Less, limited edition artist’s book, Rojo, Barcelona





Hans Henrik Jacobsen, Paintings & Others 1991–2006, Hovedland, Aarhus





Viktor Antonov, Georgy Nikich and Martine Arnault-Tran, Sviatchenko: Multimedia, Light, Art, Stories, Borgen, Copenhagen





Jørgen Hansen, Sergei Sviatchenko: Paintings 1993-1996, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen





Jesper Overgaard, Byens Magi, Art Sted, Viborg





Torben Weirup, When the Light Breaks Through, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen





Jørgen Hansen, 3 års malerier I Danmark, Galerie Nord, Randers & Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen
Tom Jørgensen, Sergei Sviatchenko: Works on Paper 1989-1998, Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen