The Ukrainian Institute of America was pleased to present the Contemporary Art from Ukraine exhibition. It opened on May 17, 2013 at the Ukrainian Institute of America and was on display until June 16, 2013. An opening reception was held on May 17, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. More than 50 works of contemporary Ukrainian art are on display including oil paintings, mixed media works, photographs and sculpture.


Vasyl Bazhaj, born in Lviv in 1950, defined his artistic style in the late 1980s when the reins of government censorship loosened and painting provided him a venue for a furious offensive against the system. He graduated from State Institute of Applied and Decorative Art. He is head of the Conceptual Art Department at the Lviv Union of Artists along with being a member of the board of the Lviv Union of Artists, both located in Lviv, Ukraine where he lives and works.


Sergei Belik, born in Odessa in 1953, Belik studied art at that city’s Grekov State Art College and the Petersburg Mukhina Higher Art Institute. He became a member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine in 1987. Since then his work has been widely exhibited throughout Europe and the U.S. Belik’s art can also be found in museums in a number of cities including the Sephardic Museum in Toledo, Spain.


Temo Svirely, born 1964 in Zhinvali, Republic of Georgia. Graduated from the Zhinvali Art school, the Tbilisi Academy of Fine Arts (1998-1992). Temo is a member of the International Federation of Artist of Russia (from 1993). Member of the International Federation of Artist of Georgia (from 1998). Member of BGart (from 2000). Now artist lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Mykola Zhuravel, born in 1960 in Ukraine. Zhuravel graduated from the prestigious Kyiv State Arts Academy in 1989 and currently resides and works in Kyiv, Ukraine. The artist is a member of the National Artists’ Union of Ukraine since 1995 and the BG-ART Association, the Kyiv-based artists’ association, since 1999.

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Volodymyr Zhuravel, born 1986 in Kremenchuk, Ukraine. Graduated from National Academy of Fine Art and Arcitecture in Ukraine, Kyiv in 2010. Designed and executed the Medal “ Person of the Year” presented by the Ukrainian Institute of America to Vitali and Volodymyr Klitschko for their boxing achievements. Designed and cast a monument dedicated to A, Kuznetsov which is installed in Kyiv, Ukraine.

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“Art at the Institute” is sponsored by the Ukrainian Institute of America.