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Lada Nakonechna

Born 1981 in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. She lives and works in Kyiv. Nakonechna graduated from the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture in Kyiv and has exhibited extensively both in Ukraine and abroad. She is a member of the R.E.P. artist group and co-founder of S (Art Workers’ Self-Defence Initiative) and Hudrada groups. She was shortlisted for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2009.

Lada Nakonechna’s carefully crafted graphite pencil drawings construct meticulous and sometimes abstract landscapes that through their production process reflect on the physical context of the social environment each drawing is made in.

Recent exhibitions:

2013 – “Ukrainan News”, CSW Zamek Ujazdowsky, Warsaw, Poland

2012 – “Entfremdungseffekt”, Eigen+Art Lab, Berlin, Germany

2012 – “Weeldays”, CSW Zamek Ujazdowsky, Warsaw, Poland

2012 – “Landscape shielded by the picture”, Group exhibition, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

2011 – “Labour Exhibition”, Visual Culture Research Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine.

At the exhibition of the nominees for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 Nakonechna builds a wall that touches no ceiling. By the act of drawing on it she makes the wall visually disappear. In this work, Nakonechna points the attention of the viewer to the position of the artist as a manipulator of space and a regulator of perception. A photo of the manipulated space hangs inside adding complexity and confusion.