Daniil Galkin

Born 1985 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine, where he currently lives and works. After receiving a degree from the Theatre-Arts College and Academy of Construction and Architecture, he has been working as part of the 2222 experimental art group, which was nominated for the Kandinsky Award in 2013. Galkin is a winner of the Grand Prix of MUXI-2011 and has been nominated for PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2011 and the Kuryokhin Award in 2012.

Daniil Galkin has founded the one-man collective 2222 to represent his general artistic practice. Each 2 is standing for a ministry (Ministry of Peace, Spirituality, Health and Love), which he translates into a series of installations, videos or interventions.

Recent exhibitions:

2013 – Group exhibition of Kuryokhin Modern Art Award 2012 nominees, KURYOKHIN CENTER, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2013 – “Ero's Error”, Ilko Gallery, Uzhhorod, Ukraine

2013 – “BDSM-2222”, Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukrain

2012 – “Artists draw”, curator Evhen Karas, Karas Gallery, Kyiv

At the exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 Galkin shows Touniquette, a new, site-specific work built from a multitude of turnstiles to force the public into a passage grid. Visitors are subjected to a regulated direction of traffic, with a defined speed limit, allowing one person at a time to pass through. In this way, Galkin creates a useless systematic carousel, related to Franz Kafka’s masterwork The Trial.