Artists

Dobrinya Ivanov

Born 1987 in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he currently lives and works. He studied at the studio of painter Alexander Babak, but ended up mostly making sculptures and installations. Since 2009 he is a participant of the Genofond program for young Ukrainian art organized by Ya Gallery in Kyiv. In 2011, he took part in the Genofond Pinakothek at the Titanikas Exhibition Halls of the Vilnius Academy of Arts and other exhibitions. In 2013 he was nominated for the Henkel Art. Award and became artist in residence at Kyiv Air.

Dobrinya Ivanov collects both real and fictive narratives that are connected to found objects. In combining the objects, he develops a storyline that is dealing with the idea of “true” and “false”. In his current artistic practice these “true and false narratives” become a part of questioning his own artistic approach.

Recent exhibitions:

2013 – “Introversion”, M-17, curated by Ksenia Malyh, Kiev, Ukraine

2012 – “Gogolfest”, Neofolk Project, Kiev

2012 – “Retrospective”, Project Space, Kiev

2012 – “Kiev Sculpture Project”, Kiev, curated by Dr. Helen Pheby, Kateryna Taylor

2012 – Arsenale 2012 Biennal Special Project “Double Game”, Art Arsenal, curated by Aleksandr Soloviev, Marek Gozdziewski, Kaja Pawelek, Andrzej Zaleski,  Kiev, Ukraine.

At the exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, Ivanov presents a special project where he collects and creates objects after a series of conversations that continues throughout the exhibition, reflecting on his methodology as an artist.