Nikita Kadan – Kyiv
“In my practice, I learn to read the ruins as a narration. Something like a history of failures which nobody wants to privatise – the only anti-nationalist history possible.”
Nikita Kadan (b. 1982) is an artist whose practice confronts and compounds contemporary conflict, histories of political oppression/emancipation, and the experimentations of the international avant-garde across time and place. He works in such mediums as installation, sculpture, charcoal drawings on paper. He lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine and is a co-founder of the artist group R.E.P. as well as a member of the curatorial collective Hudrada. His work has been exhibited in numerous international and Ukrainian exhibitions, including Venice and Istanbul biennale (2015), School of Kyiv biennale (2015), Busan biennale (2019), solo shows at such museums as M HKA in Antwerp, mumok in Vienna, PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv and National Gallery in Lviv. His works are in the collections of Pinakothek der Moderne, mumok, M HKA, Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw and Centre Pompidou in Paris, amongst others.