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PinchukArtCentre presents Transfer: Five solo exhibitions of young Polish artists at the PinchukArtCentre

21 August 2012

The PinchukArtCentre (Kiev, Ukraine) in collaboration with the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw, Poland) presents Transfer, an exchange programme to promote and support new generation of Ukrainian artists abroad and to offer a dynamic view on young Polish art in Ukraine.   

During one month the PinchukArtCentre will present five solo exhibitions by young Polish artists featuring new productions and most recent works. Each show will last one week. The artists on show include: Monika Zawadzki (28 August - 2 September), Agnieszka Polska (4–9 September), Konrad Smoleński (11–16 September), Nicolas Grospierre (18–23 September), and Michał Budny (25-30 September).

Transfer offers a first experience in international curatorial practice to the junior curators of the PinchukArtCentre’s Curatorial Platform. Lizaveta German, Tatiana Kochubinska, and Maria Lanko organized and co-curated the exhibitions together with Björn Geldhof, Artistic manager of the PinchukArtCentre.

Björn Geldhof, Artistic manager of the PinchukArtCentre: “With Transfer the PinchukArtCentre invested in young generation by bringing Ukrainian artists abroad but equally showing of Polish artists in Ukraine. Bringing together a new generation of artists with new generation of curators gives an opportunity to make challenging exhibitions.”

The shows at the PinchukArtCentre are combined with an intense series of lectures and artist talks, fuelling an exchange between the Polish art scene and the Ukrainian public. The programme is realised with the support of Polish Institute in Kyiv.

Schedule of the events:

Artist talks:

Artist talks will accompany each opening of the show. They will be led between the co-curators of the project and the artists.


Alevtina Kakhidze - Workshop-performance around an idea of exchange, August 29, 19:00;
Ewa Gorzadek – “Movement, Sound and Image – Polish Video Art from the Historic Perspective and Nowadays”, September 9, 18:00;
Agnieszka Pindera - “Team Players.Polish Artist Groups”, September 12, 19:00;
Daniel Muzyczuk – “Resonating spaces. Polish sound art”, September 19, 19:00;
Final discussion – September 26, 19:00.

Within the framework of the Transfer project presented at the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle the following Ukrainian artists, nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2009 and 2011, have presented their two-week individual exhibitions at the CCA this summer: Nikita Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Lada Nakonechna and Mykola Rydnyi. Curator of the project is Marianna Dobkowska.

Earlier five Ukrainian speakers were invited to Warsaw to present Ukraine’s cultural context and offer a critical discourse on Ukrainian contemporary art scene. Kateryna Botanova, Vasyl Cherepanyn, Alevtina Kakhidze, Maria Lanko, and Anna Łazar have visited Warsaw for the accompanying cycle of lectures.

PinchukArtCentre is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe. It is dedicated to fostering artistic education, creation and appreciation in Ukraine. The PinchukArtCentre is a leading international centre for contemporary 21st-century art. It provides a sustainable contribution to the cultural participation and emancipation of Ukrainian art and society. And it gives a significant contribution to the cultural dialogue between East and West, and between national identity and international challenge.

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Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (CCA) is a National Institute for Culture, which promotes contemporary art, and is one of the most active art institutions in Central and Eastern Europe. 

For over 20 years, that Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle has provided a place for creativity, presentation and documentation of cutting edge art in all of its variety. The CCA program focuses on exhibiting a range of contemporary art disciplines as they progress through changes and react to current cultural and civilizational phenomena. CCA's attempts to fashion a favourable environment for creation of excellent works that reflect these changes in all creative genres. CCA presents the work of Polish and foreign artists, but also exhibits the most important phenomena in Polish art abroad. It maintains relationships and conducts exchanges with numerous art institutions throughout the world.

The lecture programme is supported by:
Polish Institute in Kyiv is a centre subordinate to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs whose main task is to promulgate throughout the world Polish culture and knowledge of Polish history and national heritage, and also to promote cooperation in culture, education, science and social life. Polish Institute provides financial and administrative support for joint Polish-Ukrainian projects (interdisciplinary projects in the first place).

The exchange was supported by:
Kunsttrans Kiev
KARIATYDA Construction Company

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Viewing hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00
Closed – Monday
Admission is FREE