Kadyrova Zhanna

Diamond 40 cm, tile, 2016
Date of Birth: 1981
Place of residence: Kyiv

Zhanna was born in Brovary, Kyiv region.


In 1999 she graduated from the sculpture department of Kyiv State Art High School. TG Shevchenko.

Creative path

Initiator of art groups, exhibitions, actions, such as R.E.P. (Revolutionary experimental space), musical punk group “Pinoplast”, 8 = 8, “Conquered City”, “City of Winners”, “Neither Jury nor Prize”, “New History” (Kharkiv Art Museum). Curator of exhibitions at Kyiv’s LabGarage.

In 2009 she created a “Monument to a New Monument” in Shargorod (Ukraine). She designed and installed sculptural objects “Graphic Benches” in Kyiv (Kiev Fashion Park project).

In 2011 she was awarded a special PinchukArtCentre. In April 2012 – Serhiy Kuryokhin’s awards in the nomination Art in Public Space (Public Art) for the work “Form of Light”. In December 2012 – the Kazimir Malevich Prize. In 2013 – the main award of the PinchukArtCentre. Nominee for the 2019 Women in Art Award from UN Women in Ukraine.

Personal exhibitions:


Market, Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine;


PULSE Miami Beach, Art Basel, Miami, USA;

“My space”, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine;


“Market” site-specific project-performance within the art fair “Art Monte Carlo” Monte Carlo, Monaco;

“Residential area” Apartment 14, Kyiv, Ukraine;


“My house, my fortress” Continua Gallery, San Gimiliano, Italy;

“Performance V” Cultural Center Nikola Đurković, Kotor, Montenegro;

Khokhulya together with Denis Ruban, Detenpula Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine;

“Protective Coloring” together with Alisa Nikitinova, PLATO City Gallery of Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic;

“Yours / Mine” Bükü Bureau of Cultural Traditions, Leipzig, Germany;


“Yours / Mine” Small Gallery of the Art Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine;

“Experiments” BWA Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (together with Lada Nakonechna);

“Alteration” kunstraum Innsbruk, Austria;

“Second hand” Platform Art Factory, Kyiv, Ukraine;

Group exhibitions:


“Invisible Cities” UNAICC Union of Architects and Design Engineers of Cuba, Havana, Cuba;

“Holiday canceled” Kyiv Biennale 2017, Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, Kyiv, Ukraine;

PinchukArtCentr Anonymous Society, Kyiv, Ukraine;

«Montezuma, Fontana, Mirko La scultura in mosaico dalle origini a oggi» MAR – art museum of the city of Ravenna, Ravenna, Italy;

Continua Spheres ENSEMBLE, Cent quarter 104, Paris, France;

“State of Threat” Pracownia duzy pokoj, Warsaw, Poland;

“Urbs sacra” Mains d’Œuvres, Paris, France;

“Second hand. Kyiv Film Copy Factory »GogolFest, Kyiv, Ukraine;

“Attention Border” Arsenal Gallery, Białystok / Labyrinth Gallery, Lublin, Poland;

Spaces Galerie La Cave, Geneva, Switzerland;

“Biryuchy2017”, Biryuchy, Ukraine;

“House of Culture” INSULATION. Platform of Cultural Initiatives, Kyiv, Ukraine;

“Stories about some stories” Labyrinth Gallery, Lublin, Poland;

“Svetlograd City Museum” Lysychansk Museum of Local Lore, Lysychansk, Ukraine;


“Take me across the square” Institute of Contemporary Art of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine;

“Social contract” Isolation. Platform of Cultural Initiatives, Kyiv, Ukraine;

“Let’s go!” BWA Zielona gora, Zielona Gora, Poland “Museum on / off / Museum (science) fictions” George Pompidou Center, Paris, France;

«The School of Prosperity. A Class of the School of Kyiv, Kyiv Biennial 2015 »MUSA, Vienna, Austria;

Where Not Where Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information, Kyiv, Ukraine;


«The School of Kyiv-Leipzig class. Seminar: Politics of Form »Gallery for Zeitgenössische Kunst, Leipzig, Germany;

«The School of Kyiv. Karlsruhe Class, Lecturer: Alexandra Exter »Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany;

“Follia Continua!” Cent quatre, Paris, France;

“Biryuchy” 10 × 15 “10th International Symposium of Contemporary Art, Fr. Biryuchy, Ukraine;

“Zone of Peace and Freedom” Shishaky Fest, OP DOVZHENKO Cinema, Shishaky, Poltava Region, Ukraine;

“Recreation” symposium of contemporary art, Irshansk, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine;

“Master Art” Vozdvyzhenko Art House, Kyiv, Ukraine;

“Hope” Ukrainian Pavilion, 56th Venice Biennale, Italy)

Trotz allem Polish Institute, Düsseldorf, Germany;

Borderlands Grad Gallery, London, England.

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