Pavlo Grazhdanskij

Born in 1991 in Kharkiv, Ukraine
Lives and works in Trondheim, Norway

Studied Microelectronics at Ukrainian Engineer and Pedagogics Academy (2013)
Studied Arts and politics at «Chto Delat» school for Engaged Art (2016)
Studied International solidarity at St. Petersburg Open School for Human Rights (2018)

Research interests: state of militancy; the problematics of documentary and found material, strategies of representation; artistic approaches and manual labor in data processing and collection; dead-ends and turns of logics of sustainable states; borders; biopolitics; reproduction techniques of existence — cycle, tradition, rituality, fatum, authoritarianism, insuperability, and other images of survival strategies; critique of foundations of artistic practices; abstraction, collaborationism and spaces for no one. 

Member of UKS (Young Artists’ Society), NBK (Association of Norwegian Visual Artists)

Some group exhibitions:


Shortlisted20, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv*


The Shadow of Dream cast upon Giardini della Biennale, 58-the Venice Biennale, Ukrainian pavilion, Venice


Suoja, Sörnäinen bomb shelter, Helsinki
Sprzeciw, MULTImedia gallery, Kraków


Go Away Until Healthy, Autonomia Cultural squat, Kharkiv
4th International Festival of Activist Documentary Films Delaifilm, Bread factory #9, Moscow


Poor Dialectics Festival, Rosa's House of Culture, Saint Petersburg
Wall-eye, Andrei Belyi centre, Saint Petersburg

Selected solo exhibitions:


In Deep Water, Detenpyla gallery, Lviv
This Is Way Over the Line, Rosa's House of Culture, Saint Petersburg



Apexart Fellowship: NYC, United States


ÖRES, Finland
The Autumn School of Curating, Romania

Camp As One Residency, Russia


Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Austria

Selected publications:


EUROPOE, poetry anthology, Kingston University Press


Practice of Verbal Equivalents Theory: the Loss, artist book


Rhizome, artist book

* Management of this institution fired 30 mediators accurate before opening of the exhibition, with a background of creation the labour union by mediators for defending their rights and improving working conditions. Self-nomination was withdrawn.