Vinny Reunov

Vinny Reunov is a Ukrainian artist born in 1963

Widely unknown artist Vinny Reunov deliberately balances on the boundary between mass and elite culture. His artistic biography is linked with such world cultural capitals as Kyiv, Moscow and London. In the 1980s in Kyiv in collaboration with artist Oleg Tistol he created manifesto called "Volitional Face of National Post Eclecticism", with main idea being a decision to designate national discourse as an object for creative study, to improve and rethink artistic language, traditions and the very foundations of painting. In 1988 he moved to Moscow, where he worked at "Furmannyy lane " squat. In the early 1990s, he became director and curator of Moscow Gallery at Trekhprudny lane (with Avdey Ter-Oganyan). Among his exhibitions are Mercy and Sea of Vodka (Gallery at Trekhprudny, Moscow), End of Millennium Art (World Economic Forum in Davos and National Gallery of Iceland in Reykjavik), Humanitarian Aid (ICA, London), Moscow Tour (London Film Festival).

Vinny Reunov currently lives and works in London and


Selected exhibitions


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




Private Collection. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists. Modern Art Research InstituteKyiv, Ukraine 

Show Promise. Lviv Palace of Arts. Ukraine




Recipe for Utopia, Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine



The Museum Collection. Ukrainian Contemporary Art. 1985–2015, 22.09–10.10.2015. From Private Collections



I am a drop in the Ocean: Art of the Ukrainian Revolution
, MOCAK, Krakow
Modern Ukrainian artists and Panton Chair
, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (catalog)
Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now
, Saatchi Gallery, London (catalog)
I Am A Drop In The Ocean
, Künstlerhaus, Wien


Велике i Величне. Grand and Great
, "Mystetskyi Arsenal", Kyiv. (catalog)
Contemporary Ukrainian Artists
, Saatchi Gallery, London. (catalog)
Terrain Orientation
, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv (catalog)


Myth Ukrainian Baroque
, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv (catalog)
Parallel program of Arsenale, the 1st Ukrainian Biennale of Contemporary Art, Modern Ukrainian Artists project, Kyiv (catalog)


20 years of presence
, Modern Art Research Institute of Ukrainian Academy of Arts, Kyiv
, "Mystetskyi Arsenal", Kyiv (catalog)
Space Odyssey 2011
, "Mystetskyi Arsenal", Kyiv
Art-Kyiv Contemporary 2011
, "Mystetskyi Arsenal", Kyiv (catalog)


, Ukrainian House, Kyiv
Art-Kyiv Contemporary,
"Mystetskyi Arsenal", Kyiv (catalog)
Modern Art Research Institute, Kyiv


Ukrainian New Wave
, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv (catalog)
, Marine Art Terminal, Odesa, Ukraine (catalog)