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Ivan Svitlychnyi

Born 1988 in Kharkiv, Ukraine, where he currently lives and works. He graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts in easel painting and monumental sculpture. He is a founder and curator of the art organization 01011101 and curator of the exhibitions of the TEC creative centre in Kharkiv. Svitlychnyi was nominated for the PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2011.

In his work, Ivan Svitlychnyi researches sound as sculpture. During the first stages of a production, he experiments with objects and creates the basis for a sculptural sound through their form. Abstract physical sculptures define the travel of sound and the reception of the sound by the viewer. Continuing his research through performances and actions in specific spaces, Svitlychnyi now redefines the possibilities of this process to create sound as a sculptural experience.

Recent exhibitions:

2012 - "Reserve Exit", "Kompetenzzentrum Kulturmanager " der Goethe-Institut, Yermilovcenter, Kharkiv.

2012 - ''ARSENALE 2012'', First Kyiv International Biennale, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2011 – Group exhibition of 20 PinchukArtCenter Prize nominees, Kyiv, Ukraine.

2011 - "Udai-Babayi", in cooperation with Evhen Svitlychnyi, “Accumulator” Festival of Eco City Planning, Kharkiv, Ukraine.

For the exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, Svitlychnyi creates a continually changing sculptural sound portrait of the twenty spaces where the shortlist exhibition takes place. The sound in each room is registered live, transformed by a sound matrix and played back into his exhibition space.