Serhiy Savchenko

Art is opening old doors with a new key. SS
“Art is the birth of secrets, not a statement of truths” SS

Savchenko’s works are energetic, intrigue with a sculptural solution, original logic or anti-logism. S. Savchenko’s free transition from abstract to figurative painting, from spontaneous improvisations towards the program cycles of canvases – these movements are determined only in an unexplained way the author himself of subconscious impulses, vividly signals the rhizome way of reflection on existence.
Olga Petrova, The Oeuvre of Serhiy Savchenko in the Configuration of Rhizome Contemporary Art 2014, the tenth edition

“On account of everything said thus far, it comes as no surprise that his work is prolific to the extreme, in what regards not just the numbers but more critically the many paths he has undertaken. Savchenko’s oeuvres do not just range easily from the abstract to the figurative and all the way back, but rejoice in the many possibilities offered in-between; and yet, in spite of it, there seems to exist a basic need to leave an “expressionist” trace of himself at the core of all of his paintings, like a reactionary cry of allegiance to his own self.”
Antonio Luis Ramos Membrive. , “Serhiy Savchenko and the enduring resistance of vision”.

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Born 1972 in Lviv, Ukraine.
In 1991 graduated from the Lviv College of Decorative and Applied Arts named by I. Trush.
In 1998 graduated from the Lviv Academy of Arts.
Works in the field of painting, drawing, photography, video, animation, street sculpture, object.
Founder of independent video production studio SO.
Curator of residencies program in Museum of Ideas in Lviv, Ukraine.

Co-founder and art director Savchenko Gallery in Gdansk, Poland.

Selected solo exhibitions:
1994
Museum of Ethnography, Lviv, Ukraine;
1996
Lviv Historical Museum, Ukraine;
Gallery «Sparkasse», Bad Leonfelden, Austria;
Lviv Palace of Art, Lviv, Ukraine;
Gallery «RDCV», Prague, Czech Republic;
1997
Gallery «Laurier», Toronto, Canada;
«Pavlovsky Arts and Crafts» Gallery, Utrecht, Netherlands;
1998
«Gallery-36», Kyiv, Ukraine;
1999
«Gallery-36», Kyiv, Ukraine;
2000
“Black-transparent”, «Gallery–36», Kyiv, Ukraine;
Gallery «Appia», Grenoble, France;
2001
«Gallery-36», Kyiv, Ukraine;
Gallery «Galia» Bordeaux, France;
2002
Gallery «Dzyga» Lviv, Ukraine;
Gallery «Galia» Bordeaux, France;
Gallery «Appia», Grenoble, France;
«Gallery-36», Kyiv, Ukraine;
«Gallery-68», Copenhagen, Denmark;
2003
«The Laurier» Gallery, Toronto, Canada;
«Maritime» Gallery, Odessa, Ukraine;
2004
“Photo-paintings”, Gallery «Dzyga», Lviv, Ukraine;
Gallery «Appia», Grenoble, France;
Gallery «Quedar», Strasbourg, France;
Gallery «Maritime», Odessa, Ukraine;
«Gallery-36», Kyiv, Ukraine;
«Gallery-68», Copenhagen, Denmark;
«Peace and color art Gallery», London, United Kingdom.
2005
Gallery «Dzyga» Lviv, Ukraine;
Gallery «A-House», Kyiv, Ukraine;
“Drawings from the land”, Gallery «Maritime», Odessa, Ukraine;
«Gallery-68», Copenhagen, Denmark;
2006
Gallery «Appia», Grenoble , France;
«Peace and color art Gallery», London, United Kingdom;
«Gallery-68», Copenhagen, Denmark;
2007
Gallery «E.M.», Kollum, Netherlands;
Gallery «Tryptych», Kyiv, Ukraine;
Gallery «Dzyga», Lviv, Ukraine;
«Peace and color art Gallery», London, United Kingdom;
Gallery «Maritime», Odessa, Ukraine;
Gallery «Arte plurali» , Audincourt, France;
«Gallery-68», Copenhagen, Denmark;
2008
“Big Red Mama”, Gallery «Volga», Moscow, Russia;
“New Works”, Gallery «Kunst-und Kulturraum» , Zürich, Switzerland;
Gallery «A-House», Kyiv, Ukraine;
“Chorus”, Gallery «Bottega», Kyiv, Ukraine;
«Peace and color art Gallery», London, United Kingdom;
“Chorus”, Gallery «Volga», Moscow, Russia;
“Prints”, Gallery «Maritime», Odessa, Ukraine;
Gallery «Appia», Grenoble, France;
«Gallery–68», Copenhagen, Denmark;
2009
“Lisova-44”, Gallery «Tryptych», Kyiv, Ukraine;
“Graphick works”, Gallery «Nine by Five», Fremantle, Australia;
“Zviri Zvychayni”, Gallery «Bottega», Kyiv, Ukraine;
“Landscapes”, «Gallery -68», Copenhagen, Denmark;
“New works”, «Peace and Color Gallery», London, United Kingdom;
“Singing heads”, Gallery «In art», Berlin, Germany;
“Zviri Zvychayni”, Gallery «Volga», Moscow, Russia;
2010
“Day of Knowledge», Gallery «Green Sofa», Lviv, Ukraine;
“Ethno”, Gallery “Tryptych”, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2011
“Paintings”, Gallery «Uzhgorod», Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
“School fiction”, Gallery «Detenpula», Lviv, Ukraine;
“Back to color”, Gallery «Tryptych-art», Kyiv, Ukraine;
2012
Solo exhibition with Ustym Fedko in Casa de Teatro, Santa Domingo, Dominican Re-public;
“Paintings of Serhiy Savchenko”, Regional Art Museum in Khmelnyckyy, Ukraine;
2013
“Process and Matter”, «Scherbenko art center», Kyiv, Ukraine;
2014
“Intimacy”, Gallery «Tryptych-Art», Kyiv, Ukraine;
“Intimacy”, Museum of Ideas, Lviv, Ukraine;
“Intimacy”, Gallery «Red Black», Kaniv, Ukraine;
2015
“Erotica in landscapes” by Serhiy Savchenko, “From pragmatism of Malevich to God-less case” by Alyaksandr Zabavchik. Gallery «Anarkhia», Kopavogi, Iceland;
“Earth” – Graphic, Paintings. Gallery «Tryptych Art», Kyiv, Ukraine;
“Not My Shadow, Not my Body?”, Gallery «Ye», Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine;
“Le Gens”, Gallery «Hebert», Grenoble, France;
2016
“Dispersion”, Gallery «Tryptych Art», Kyiv, Ukraine;
“Public Relations” Serhiy Savchenko & Coproduction, Gallery «MEF», Izola, Slovenia;

“Author Project”. VlodKaufman & Serhiy Savchenko.  In  frame of Week of Actual Art in Lviv, pilot project  of ”Leminarium,  Lviv Art Palace, Lviv, Ukraine

2017 “That will never come..” , Kamila Bednarska &Serhiy Savchenko,  Gallery Tryptych Art, Kyiv, Ukraine,

 “Returning  with the arrow”, Plac Izolanov, Izola, Slovenia

“Serhiy Savchenko and the enduring resistance of vision”. “White World” Gallery , Kyiv, Ukraine,

Selected group exhibitions:
1992
Gallery «Lviv Picture», Lviv, Ukraine;
1993
Art Gallery named after A. Sheptitskiy, Lviv, Ukraine;
Gallery «Sparkasse», Rohrbach, Austria;
“Spring 93”, National Museum in Lviv, Ukraine;
1995
“Club of Ukrainian Artists”, Prague, Czech Republic;
“Lviv’s Signatures” «OR-Gallery», Kyiv, Ukraine;
“3-d International Symposium of Art Glass”, Lviv, Ukraine;
1996
“Artclub”, Khmelnytsky Art Museum, Ukraine;
“Hutir-II”, Khmelnytsky-Lviv, Ukraine;
“Art-Fair”, Kyiv, Ukraine;
1997
Gallery «UCAF», Toronto, Canada;
First International Gallery , Charlotte, USA;
“Proposition”, Museum of Ethnography, Lviv, Ukraine;
“Autumn Salon”, Lviv National Palace of Art, Lviv, Ukraine;
1998
“Robinzonada”, Khmelnytsky Art Museum, Ukraine;
“Europe’Art”, Geneva, Switzerland;
Triennial of painting, Kyiv, Ukraine;
“Vysokyy Zamok”, Lviv, Ukraine;
“Art Fair”, Rotterdam, Netherlands;
1999
“International Art Festival”, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2000
“Kunsthalle Austria Bank”, Vienna, Austria;
Gallery «Persona», Kyiv, Ukraine;
“East-West”, Gallery «City-N», Kyiv, Ukraine;
2001
“Force line”, Gallery «City-N», Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine;
2002
“International exhibition”, «Todayji» Temple, Nara, Japan;
2003
“Silver square”, Przsemysl, Poland;
“Bacchanal of painting”, Gallery «Marina», Odessa, Ukraine;
2004
“International painting Symposium”, Zelwa, Poland;
“Marina-2004”, Gallery «Maritime», Odessa, Ukraine;
2005
“International Salon of Independent Artists”, Paris, France;
“Art Ireland” ,Dublin, Ireland ,(by Gallery «Art Master»);
2006
“Art Karlsruhe, International Art Fair”, Karlsruhe, Germany, (by Gallery «Tryptych-Art»);
“Art Ireland”, Dublin, Ireland, (by Gallery «Art Master»);
“Art International Zurich”, Zurich, Switzerland;
“Art Kyiv” , Kyiv, Ukraine;
“The International Art Fair”, Puro Arte-vigo 2006 ,By Gallery “In art”.
2007
“Chelsea Art Fair”, London, United Kingdom, (by Gallery «Art Master»);
“Art Ireland, Spring Collection”, Dublin, Ireland, (by Gallery «Art Master»);
“Art Gratz, Akzenta Gratz”, Austria ,(by Gallery «In Art»);
“Art Metz”, Metz, France, (by Gallery «In Art»);
“Berlin Liste”, Berlin, Germany, (by Gallery «In Art»);
“Art International Zurich”, Zurich, Switzerland, (by Gallery «In Art»);
“Invitation on Akt”, Gallery «Tryptych-Art», Kyiv, Ukraine;
2009
“Sea-Ocean”, Municipal Gallery «Lavra», Kyiv, Ukraine;
“Contemporary Istambul”, Istambul, Turkey, (by Gallery «Tryptych-Art»);
2011
“Process and Matter” Olexiy Khoroshko & Serhiy Savchenko
Gallery «in Art», Berlin , Germany;
“Christmass Paralononormal phenomenon”, «Museum of Ideas», Lviv, Ukraine;
2013
“New Art Fair”, «Gallery-73» ,Paris, France;
International Art Competition “Art Revolution Taipei”, Taipei, Taiwan;
2014
“Spanish-ukrainian exhibition of paintings”,Gallery «Cartel», Malaga, Spain;
2015
Festival “Parcour del’art”, project “Intimacy”, «Maison Jean Villard», Avignon, France;
Festival “Parcour del’art”, project “Animation by Coproduction”, «Maison Jean Villard», Avignon, France;
“Earth that…”, K. Bednarska, S. Savchenko, M. Uchman, O. Khoroshko, «Museum of Ideas», Lviv, Ukraine;
“L’art fait Face”, «Maison De l’InternacionaL», Grenoble, France;
“Mur Art”, Rzeszow, Poland;
“First International Festival of print makers”, Museum of Ukrainian Paintings, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine;
2016

“Author Project”. VlodKaufman & Serhiy Savchenko.  In  frame of Week of Actual Art in Lviv, pilot project ” Leminarium,  Lviv Art Palace, Lviv, Ukraine
“Intimates” Kamila Bednarska & Serhiy Savchenko, Nowica, Poland;
GEWALT,MACHT,HERRSCHER, Kunstpreis Worpswede 2016, Berlin, Germany

“JPS” ( Jump Point Search) Ukrainan-Polish group art project, instalation of street miniature, Museum of Ideas, Lviv, Ukraine,

2017

5-th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art , video-animation “Yych-1 & Yych-2”,  Odessa, Ukraine

Ukrainian  Modern Graphic (Ukrajinski Moderno Crtez), Gallery “Zvonimir”. Zagreb, Croatia;

“Equally different”,  art project by “Art-huss” , Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

Art residences & symposiums:
2007
International Art symposium “Valmiera-2006”, Latvia;
2010
International Art symposium “Zelwa”, Zelwa, Poland;
2012
Residence “Red Gate”, Beijing, China;
Residence “d’Clinic”, Lendava , Slovenia;
2013
International Art symposium “Slovenia odprta za umietnost 2013”, Sinij Vrh, Slovenija;
International Art symposium “V kregu pogranicza” , Jablonka, Poland, (by Gallery «Marzenie»);
International Art symposium, Olhon island, Irkutsk, Russia, (by Gallery «Art Dias»);
International Art symposium on «Knyazha Hora», Kaniv, Ukraine;
2015
International Art symposium “Slovenia odperta za umetnost-2015”, Sinji Vrh, Slovenia;
2016
International Art symposium, Nowica, Poland;
International Art symposium, Mallnitz, Austria;
International art symposium in Gallery «Red Black», Kaniv, Uktraine;
“XXI International Symposium of Paintings Lancut-Orelec”, Lancut, Poland, (by Gallery «Marzenie»);

2017 “Scifia,  the  art symposium by White World gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

art residence by Catena, “Roots project”, Berlin, Germany

2018 , -art residence ” Pirosmani project”, Tbilisi,  Alvani, Georgia,

art residence by Catena, Lviv, Slavsko, Ukraine,

2019   art residence by Catena, “Cinema and identity”, Berlin, Germany 

Performances, projects and installations:
2001
Festival “Spring wind”, installation “Angel road” with I.Tverdun, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2006
International Art Symposium “Valmiera-2006″, installation «S.N.I.S.T. (Sounds and Not Important Small Things)”, Latvia;
2007
“Transformation of classical Avangarde”, performance with V. Kaufman “Noc Kultury”, Lublin, Poland;
2008
Lviv Fashion Week, conceptual project “FIELD” with V. Kaufman, Expo center «Lemberg», Lviv, Ukraine;
2009
“Other” with O. Khoroshko, Week Of Actual Art in Lviv,  Lviv, Ukraine;
“Other” with O. Khoroshko, Gogol Fest,   Kyiv, Ukraine;

2009-2017-“Threeangel”“Three-angel”  street installation, Museum of Ideas,Lviv, Ukraine
2016 “JPS” ( Jump Point Search) Ukrainan-Polish group art project, installation of street
miniature, Museum of Ideas, Lviv, Ukraine,
«Week Of Actual Art in Lviv», pilot project “Leminarium” with V. Kaufman and S. Savchenko, Lviv National Palace of Art, Lviv, Ukraine;

Curated and Co-curated events:
2011
Art project “Christmass Paralononormal phenomenon” Museum of Ideas, Lviv, Ukraine;
2007-2014 (curator)
International Art Symposiums  “Red Black Gallery ”, «Knyazha Hora», Kaniv, Ukraine, ( curating guest projects);
2012
Socio-artistic project “Ukrainian residence”, Slavsko, Ukraine,
Art weekend “Galagany”, Kyiv, Ukraine,
Polish-Ukrainian International group art project, “Intimate Portrait”, (co-curator);
Ukrainian-Polish International group art project, “JPS” (Jump Point Search), installation of street miniature, Museum of Ideas, Lviv, Ukraine

2017 “Catena-Berlin”, art workshops in Berlin  with Catena art.(art director)

Polish-Ukrainian International group art project, “Intimate Autoportrait”, (co-curator);

Scenography:

“Garden of divine songs Wedding” – Lviv Municipal Theater, Artistic Research and Educational Center
“Word and Voice”, Lviv, Ukraine.

“Lungs”, Lviv Academical Theater by Les Kurbas,

Awards and honors:

1997
Certificate of recognition; European Art, section Austria. European Academy of Arts, Linz, Austria
Diploma, “Vysokyy zamok”, Lviv, Ukraine;
1998
Diploma, “Vysokyy zamok”, Lviv, Ukraine,
1999
Certificate of recognition; European Art, section Austria. European Academy of Arts, Linz, Austria;
Silver Medal and Certificate, European Art, section Austria. European Academy of Arts, Linz, Austria;
2001
4-th premium, Painting Triennial, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2008
First premium, “Vysokyy zamok”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2012
Winner of  competition  by «d’Clinic art residence», Lendava, Slovenia;

Public collections:

Ukrainian Museum of Fine Art, Kyiv, Ukraine;
KMC “Dzyga”, Lviv, Ukraine;
Khmelnickyy State Regional Art Museum, Khmelnyckyy; Ukraine,Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art named after Korsak,

”Red Black”  gallery, Kyiv, Kaniv ,  Ukraine

Illustrating books:
2000 –” Dog and his friends on the moon” Heorhiy Khymychv, (2nd award of the Book of the Year-2000 National Contest) publisher: a-ba-ba-ha-la-ma-ha;
2012 – “Protoplastykon” poetry of Piotr Bussold (BUSSI);