Vasyl Savchenko

“The most important and valuable in the modern world of art are truth and high professionalism.
It’s good when an artist is a versatile man of the Renaissance and great knowledge. ” V.S
“Graphics is a travel technique, a personification of freedom.” V.S.
“The chaos that surrounds us creates chaos within us.” V.S.

Interdisciplinary artist, I work professionally in many fields of visual arts and design. He took part in 80 international exhibitions and artistic projects in various countries (Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, Portugal, Italy, Germany, France, Bulgaria, Spain, the United States, China, Tailandia, and Egypt). Assistant in the Digital Techniques studio at the Faculty of Graphic Arts of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk.

2019 – Scholarship holder of the “Gaude Polonia” Minister of Culture and National Heritage, with the residence of Gdańsk.
Winner of the main prize in the Best Layout and Typesetting category at the Ukrainian Young Book Design Awards 2019 for the book ‘My Curriculum Vitae’.
Coordinator of the Graphics Department in the exhibition project “Entry Complete” presented at the Armory of Art in Gdansk.

2018 – Museum exhibition project and project identification, “Silwa Rerum home bible – namu bible”, the project made together with Anastasia Lysyuk and the “Pogranicze” foundation at the International Center for Dialogue, the court of Czesław Miłosz in Krasnogruda, Poland.
Participation in the original project Kataryna Filyuk, who entered the list of projects for the presentation of the Ukrainian pavilion at Venice Biennial 2019.

2017 – Author of the set design for the play “Krakowiacy i Górale” directed by Barbara Wiśniewska at the Wrocław Opera.

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Was born in 1994 in Lviv, Ukraine.
From 2008 – 2012 studied at the Lviv College of Decorative and Applied Art named I. Trush, at the Faculty of Art painting.
In 2012 – 2014 received a Bachelor’s degree in Lviv National Academy of Arts, Department of Monumental Painting.
2017 – received a Master’s degree in Arts in Lviv National Academy of Arts, Department of Monumental Painting, Lviv, Ukraine.
2018 – received a Master’s degree in Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Arts and Design, Faculty of Graphics and Media Arts, in Graphic Department, Wroclaw, Poland.

From 2018 – began teaching career at the studio of Digital Technique on the Department of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Contemporary Art in Gdansk, Poland;

2018 – participated in the author’s project of Kateryna Filyuk, which was accepted to the shortlist of the Ukrainian pavilion for the Venice Biennial.

Solo Exhibitions:

2019 – “EXPECTATIVE”, MASLO art space, Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine;
2018 – Hotel “Miramar”, Pigment Gallery, Barcelona, Spain, competition “Roots Project”;
2018 –  Second Master diploma defense, gallery “Neon”, Wrocław, Poland;
2017 – Master diploma defense, gallery “LNAM”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2017 – “The USE”, club “Mleczarnia”, Wroclaw, Poland, competition “Bryły Platona”;
2013 – “Estamp Room”, gallery “Markoff”, Odessa, Ukraine;
2013 – “Estamp Room”, gallery “Green Sofa”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2012 – “3 and 10”, Art Cafe “Marmulyada”, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine;
2011 – gallery “Detenpula”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2010 – “Workshop 12th”, Lviv, Ukraine;

Group Exhibitions:

2019 – an exhibition of the best works from the Ukrainian Young Book Design Awards, “The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2019 – “Contradiction”, The Project Space at the University at Buffalo, Buffalo, USA;
2019 – „ NOTO Art 2019 – young artists are recording 2”, Superior School of Art of the Pyrenees, Pua, France;
2019 – “77th birthday exhibition of Eugeniusz Geta Stankiewicz”, Cooper Plate Engravers House – Museum of Get Stankiewicz, Wroclaw, Poland;
2019 – “pop-up exhibition” of the best works from the Ukrainian Young Book Design Awards, “Bursa hotel”, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2019 – “77th birthday exhibition of Eugeniusz Geta Stankiewicz”, Cooper Plate Engravers House – Museum of Get Stankiewicz, Wroclaw, Poland;
2019 – “Graphic Art Department from Academy of Fine Art in Gdansk”, gallery “Zakład Grafiki UMK”, WSzP UMK, Torun, Poland;
2019 – “Pociąg do Łodzi”, gallery “Kobro”, Lodz, Poland;
2019 – “Focus Ukraine”,  gallery “Nordens Ljus”, Stockholm, Sweden;
2019 – the curatorial project of Mateusz Zywicki, “Trisity vol. 2 – Screen Printing Festival”,  “Zbrojownia sztuki”, Gdansk, Poland;
2018 – the curatorial project of Mateusz Zywicki, “Trisity vol. 2 – Screen Printing Festival”, “TuBaza”, Gdynia, Poland;
2018 – the curatorial project of Ekaterina Pidgaina, “Contemporary Ukrainian Graphic XX – XXI century”, Ukraine Institute of Contemporary Art, Chicago, USA;
2018 – “Contradiction”, Aknoon Art Gallery, Tehran, Iran;
2018 – “Contradiction”, “CTRL Art Studio”, Wrocław, Poland;
2017 – “X edition of the best graphics of semester”, gallery “Concreed”, Wroclaw, Poland;
2017 – “Ukraine contemporary graphic”, curator project of Ekaterina Pidgaina, gallery “Zvonimir”, Zagreb, Croatia;
2017 – “The Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists”, curator project of Kateryna Filyuk, Lizaveta German and Maria Lanko, Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2017 – “Roots Project Exhibition”, Hinterhof, Sours-Terrain, Berlin, Germany;
2017 – “Diary”, Scientific Library of Lviv National University named by Ivan Franko, Lviv, Ukraine;
2017 – “NewWave Exhibition”, Fest Republic Club, Lviv, Ukraine;
2017 – “W Domku M”, Cooper Plate Engravers House – Museum of Get Stankiewicz, Wroclaw, Poland;
2016 – “XVI Biennale of Small Forms of Graphic and Exlibris”, Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland;
2016 – “Intimate portrait”, Polish-Ukrainian art symposium, Forms of Culture, Rzeszow, Poland;
2016 – “Intimate portrait”, Polish-Ukrainian art symposium, “Museum of Idea”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2016 – “International Exhibition of Mini Print of Graphic Art Leopolis”, Lviv National Museum, Lviv, Ukraine;
2016 – “Young in Museum”, Wroclaw National Museum, Wroclaw, Poland;
2016 – “Diary”, from the Forum “PohranKult: HalitsiyaKult”, gallery “Vovatanya”, Kharkiv, Ukraine;
2016 – “Osten Biennial of Drawing 2016”, Skopje, Macedonia;
2016 – “Sinji Vrh Last Summer”, gallery “Kosič”, Gorizia, Italy;
2016 – “Sinji Vrh Last Summer”, “Nikolaj Pirnat Exhibition Hall” at Castle Gewerkenegg, Idrija, Slovenia;
2016 – “Sinji Vrh Last Summer”, gallery “Šivčeva hiša”, Radovljica, Slovenia;
2015 – “International Festival of Printmaking”, Museum of Painting, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine;
2015 – “The 8th International Competition of Ex Libris Biblioteca Bodio Lomnago”, Bodio, Italy;
2015 – “PARP-PIM 2015”, “Kalwit Art Studio”, Bangkok, Thailand;
2015 – “Krzyżowa Artistic Summer”, Krzyzowa, Poland;
2015 – “Slovenia Open to Art”, gallery “Lična Hiša”, Ajdovshchina, Slovenia;
2015 – “Third International Mezzotinto Festival”, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation;
2015 – “25th Biennial Exlibris Exhibition”, Malbork, Poland;
2015 – “Ex Libris Expo Milano 2015”, Milan, Italy;
2015 – “XI International Exlibris Competition”, Ruse, Bulgaria;
2015 – group project “Watchmen”, curator project “Hidden Erotic”, art-center “Ilko”, Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
2015 – “Bibliotheca Alexandrina International Biennale for Miniature Graphics”, Alexandria, Egypt;
2014 – a curatorial project of Lubomir Medvid, “Endurance Righteous Job, Gold Dust”, Museum of Contemporary Art in Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine;
2014 – “Index of Mariusz Kazan”, gallery “Primus”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2014 – “Guangzhou International Exlibris and Mini-prints Biennial”, Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, Guangzhou, China;
2014 – “XV Biennale of Small Forms of Graphic and Exlibris”, Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland;
2014 – “The 9th Kochi International Triennial of Prints 2014”, “Ino-Cho Paper Museum”, Kochi-ken, Japan;
2014 – “X International Exlibris Competition”, Ruse, Bulgaria;
2014 – “GiARTino – Ogrod Sztuki”, Department of Fine Arts Intermedia, Torun, Poland;
2014 – “200th anniversary of T. Shevchenko”, CMC “Knyazha Hora”, Kaniv, Ukraine;
2014 – “The 7th International Competition of ex libris Biblioteca Bodio Lomnago”, Bodio, Italy;
2013 – “Temporary”, gallery “Corridor”, Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
2013 – group project “Luki”, “Lviv Children’s Eyes”, “UkrSyb Bank”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2013 – group project “Carrousel”, “Atelier” space, Lviv, Ukraine;
2013 – art symposium, Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv, Ukraine;
2013 – art symposium, “W Kregu Pogranicza”, Hadle Szklarskie, Poland;
2013 – “Biennale Printmaking”, Academy of Fine Arts in Carrara, Bergamo, Italy;
2013 – “L’prints”, Lviv National Gallery of Art, Lviv, Ukraine;
2013 – “Second International Mezzotint Festival”, Ekaterinburg, Russian Federation;
2011 – “Habitat”, gallery “Bottega”, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2011 – curatorial project M. Shcherbenko “MUHI 2011”, the project “Micro Portals in Micro Reality”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Kyiv, Ukraine;
2010 – “Exhibition of Young Artists”, “UkrSyb Bank”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2009 – “6-15”, gallery “Coercion”, Lviv, Ukraine;

Scenography:
2017 – “Cracovians and Highlanders” ( “Krakowiacy i Górale” ), directed by Barbara Wiśniewska, Opera Hous in Wroclaw, Poland;

Museum exhibition designs:
2018 – «Silwa Rerum, a home bible – namu biblija», the project was created jointly with Anastasia Lysyuk and the «Pogranicze» foundation in the International Center for Dialogue, the court of Czesław Miłosz in Krasnogruda, Poland;

Awards:

2019 – (I place), “Best Layout and Typesetting”, for the book “Moje Curriculum Vitae” in Ukrainian Young Book Design Awards 2019;
2017 – (II place), ”X edition of the best graphics of semester” on the Graphics department in Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland;
2017 – ( II place), Poster the 54th edition of the Festival “Jazz nad Odrą”, Wroclaw, Poland;
2011 – (III place), Competition of Young Ukrainian Artists, “MUHI 2011” the project “Micro Portals to Micro Reality”. The curator and organizer of the event was M. Shcherbenko, the owner of “Bottega” gallery in Kyiv, Ukraine;

Scholarships:
2019 – a six months scholarship “Gaude Polonia” from Ministry of Culture of Poland, with the allocation in Gdansk, Poland;
2016 – 2018 – a four-semester scholarship in the form of dismissal from the tuition fee, appointed by Rector of Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Wroclaw, Poland, Pyotr Kielan.

Symposia:
2017 – “Roots Project”, organized by “Catena Artistorum” in Berlin, Germany;
During ten days I work with the big size of drawing 2×5 meters long, charcoal on paper which becomes a part of cycle “MP”. 
2016 – “Intimate Portrait”, Polish-Ukrainian art symposium, Creative Center “MC6”, Slavsk, Ukraine;
During one week two mural objects were made, one of them was made in collaboration with Michał Czerko.
2015 – “TBDSH”, graffiti festival, Zhytomyr, Ukraine;
During one week two mural objects were made in the city center, one of them was made in collaboration with Pasha Open.
2015 – “Krzyżowa Artistic Summer”, Krzyzowa, Poland;
During ten days graphics cycle was made with six works in the mezzotint technique.
2015 – “Slovenia Open to Art”, Sinji Vrh, Slovenia;
During one week two landscape paintings were made and two big size graphics from a cycle “Environmental Print”.
2015 – “Rivne Graffity Jem”, Rivne, Ukraine;
During four days two mural objects were made on the territory of the factory, which is not in use anymore. One of them was made in collaboration with Nikita Viska.
2014 – “GiARTino – Ogrod Sztuki”, “Department of Fine Arts Intermedia”, Torun, Poland;
During five days one mural object was made on the territory of the Art Department.
2013 –  Ukrainian Catholic University, Sinji Vrh, Slovenia;
During one week cycle graphic works were made in etching and mezzotint techniques.
2013 – “W kregu pogranicza”, Hadle Szklarskie, Poland;
During ten days two landscape paintings on canvas and a series of big-size works on the cotton fabric which was found in the symposia’s space were created. In addition, one mural object was performed.

Residence:
2016 – (11-24 August) the Forum “PohranKult: HalitsiyaKult”, graphic residence “Workshops. Pavlo Makov and Graphic Artists”, Kharkiv, Ukraine;
During two weeks series of 100 mobilegraphy photos was made, representing circle objects of the city starting from the lamps and ending with metropolitan signs.
2016 – (11-24 August) the Forum “PohranKult: HalitsiyaKult”, mural residence “Turboart”, Kharkiv, Ukraine;
During two weeks a mural object, measured with more than 300 square meters, was created in collaboration with Keno Kikit and Denis Metelin on the territory of ‘Turboatom’ factory in Kharkiv. This work was dedicated to the human as the main source of energy.

Curatorial workshops:

2019 – two days of introductory course from easel graphic and workshops in technics of suicide linocut withe the group of 10 people, culture center “TuBaza”, Gdynia, Poland;
2019 – with artist Serhiy Savchenko and Doktor Kamila Bednarska, we had advanced certificate workshops and courses with a group of 19 people. During nine days I worked with various techniques of easel graphics and painting: linocut (technology of suicide plate), flat printing on the gelatin, the printing of offset plates. The event was taking place at culture center “TuBaza”, Gdynia, Poland;
2018 –  was one muns supervisor of Yevhenia Liubchyk (the winner of the 5-th Graphic competition “The Index of Mariusz Kazana”), in Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Arts and Design in Wroclaw, Poland;
2015 – with Serhiy Savchenko and Eduard Belsky, we had advanced workshops and courses with a group of 17 people. For a one-week time, we worked with five easel graphic technics: etching, dry needle, monotype, mukolito, and serigraphy. The event was taking place in Sinji Vrh, Slovenia;
2015 – the introductory course on easel graphic and workshops in technics of linocut, gallery “Green Sofa”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2014 – the introductory course on easel graphic and workshops in technics of mezzotint and dry needle, gallery “Green Sofa”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2013 – the introductory course on easel graphic and workshops in technics of etching and dry needle, gallery “Green Sofa”, Lviv, Ukraine;
2012 – the workshops of a printing etching plate, Art Cafe “Marmulyada”, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine;

Art management:
2019 – jury member of the competition “Best Student’s Graphics of the Year” in Academy of Fine Art in Gdansk, the exhibition took part in the gallery “Sztuka Wyboru”, Gdansk, Poland;
2019 – coordinator of the Graphic Department in the group exhibition “Wpis ukończony”, curated by dr. hub. Adam Kamiński. In the exhibition, the best diploma works of the graduates were presented. The exhibition took place in “Zbrojownia sztuki”, the main building of the Academy of Fine Art in Gdańsk, Poland;
2016 – coordinator – consultant of international communication, director of an exposition of ” The International exhibition of small forms of Graphic in classical techniques of Estamp Leopolis 2016″ which took place in Lviv National Museum named by Andrey Sheptyckij. The exposition was formed with 117 artists from 34 countries and included more than 300 graphic artworks.

Education courses:
2017 – two days workshops with abstract animation and lection on the theme “Motion not Dead” with Jodie Mack, she currently works as an Associate Professor of Animation at Dartmouth College, USA. The event was taking place in Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Center for Arts Innovation center building; 
2016 – a short course of mezzotint in Cooper Plate Engraver`s House – Museum of Get Stankiewicz in Wroclaw, Poland, which was conducted by Polish artist, curator of museums, co-founder of “Artistic Summer” in Krzyzowa, Marek Stanielewicz;
2016 – workshops of “Generative Art” and lection about “New Media in Art and Art in New Media” with Paul Catanese, who is Associate Professor and Director of the Interdisciplinary Arts & Media MFA Program at Columbia College Chicago, where he is also Associate Chair of the Art & Art History Department, USA. The event was taking place at Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts  in Center for Arts Innovation center building;
2016 – workshops and consultations with Profesor Endi Poskovic from University of Michigan, USA. The event was taking place in Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Fine Arts in Center for Arts Innovation center building;

Works are the part of the following collections:
Cooper Plate Engraver`s House – Museum of Get Stankiewich, Wroclaw, Poland;
Art Museum of Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China;
Ino-Cho Paper Museum, Japan;
Florean Art Museum, Romania;
Public Library in Gliwice, Poland;
Regional Library “Lyuben Karavelov”, Ruse, Bulgaria;
Museum of the City of Ostrow Wielkopolski, Poland;

 

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