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:

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.