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.

 

 

Literature

 

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

 

sviatchenko.dk
closeupandprivate.com
gestalten.com/sviatchenko
For Light and Memory. Painting and Collage by Sergei Sviatchenko
senko.dk
https://www.nowness.com/story/sergei-sviatchenko-for-light-and-memory

Sergei Sviatchenko (Wikipedia)

 

Selected exhibitions

 

2020

 

Strange Time, online, www.strangetime.art

Ukraine Today, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv

 

2019

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

 

2018

 

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

 

2017

 

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

 

 

2016

 

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

 

 

2015

 

Collages, Augustiana center for contemporary art, Denmark

 

 

2013

 

For Light and Memory, Gestalten Space, Berlin

 

 

2012

 

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

 

 

2010

 

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

 

 

2009

 

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

 

 

2008

 

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

 

 

2006

 

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

 

 

2005

 

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

 

 

2000

 

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

 

 

1999

 

Art Miami, Galerie Egelund, Miami, USA

 

 

1998

 

 

Artissima, Galerie Egelund, Turin, Italy

 

 

1996

 

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

 

 

1995

 

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

 

 

1994

 

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

 

 

1993

 

FIAC (International Art Fair), Gallery Nord, Paris

 

 

1992

 

Galerie Egelund, Copenhagen

 

 

1991

 

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

 

 

1990

 

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

 

 

1989

 

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

 

 

1986

 

Institute of Design, Kyiv

 

 

Selected books and catalogues:

 

 

2017

 

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

 

 

2014

 

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

 

 

2013

 

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

 

 

2012

 

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

 

 

2011

 

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

 

 

2008

 

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

 

 

2007

 

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

 

 

2006

 

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

 

 

2003

 

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

 

 

1996

 

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

 

 

1995

 

Jesper Overgaard, Byens Magi, Art Sted, Viborg

 

 

1994

 

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

 

 

1993

 

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