Pavlo Grazhdanskij

Born in 1991 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Lives and works in Kharkiv and St Petersburg.
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).

Pavlo works within the poetical dimension of reality using the language of operative systems: text, photography, video, sound. His research explores dead-ends and turns of logic inside intersections of mediums; techniques of reproduction of the existence: the issues of cyclic recurrence, tradition, rituality, reference, fatum, dominance, authoritarianism, insuperability, worship, motion, fetish, attraction and other representations of the tactics of the survival in socium; history as a pile of histories without centers and edges.


Some group exhibitions:

2020
Shortlisted20, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv*
2019
The Shadow of Dream cast upon Giardini della Biennale, 58-the Venice Biennale, Ukrainian pavilion, Venice
2018
Suoja, Sörnäinen bomb shelter, Helsinki
Sprzeciw, MULTImedia gallery, Kraków
2017

Go Away Until Healthy, Autonomia Cultural squat, Kharkiv
4th International Festival of Activist Documentary Films Delaifilm, Bread factory #9, Moscow
2016

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

Selected solo exhibitions:

2018

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

Residences/Fellowships:

2020
Apexart Fellowship: NYC, United States
2019

ÖRES, Finland
The Autumn School of Curating, Romania

Camp As One Residency, Russia
2018
Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Austria

Selected publications:

2019
EUROPOE, poetry anthology, Kingston University Press
2017
Practice of Verbal Equivalents Theory: the Loss, artist book
2015
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.

Mark