Victor Sydorenko


Born in 1953 in Taldy-Kurgan, Kazakhstan. He graduated from the Kharkiv Institute of Arts and Industry. In 2001 he founded and headed the Modern Art Research Institute within the Academy of Arts of Ukraine. The Institute represents and researches contemporary art in Ukraine. In 2003, the artist presented his solo project «Milestones of Time» at the 50th Venice Biennale. He was a co-curator of the Ukrainian project «Poem about the Inland Sea» in 2007, and in 2011 he was a commissioner of the Ukrainian project «The Ghent Altarpiece: Second Incarnation». As a painter, he has progressed from realism to neo-avant-gardism.

Selected exhibitions:

  • «Levitation» (2011, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv);
  • «Milestones of Time» (2010, Black Square Gallery, Miami, USA);
  • «Levitation» (2009, National Art Museum, Kyiv);
  • «ArtHamptons» (2010, Tatiana Mironova Gallery, New York);
  • «Authentication» (2008, Taiss, Paris);
  • «Traverse Video» (2007, 10th International Video Festival, Toulouse, France).

Selected collections:

  • National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv),
  • KIASMA Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki),
  • Yale University School of Art (New Haven, Connecticut, USA);
  • Kharkiv Art Museum (Kharkiv, Ukraine),
  • Zaporizhzhia Art Museum (Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine).