Russian illegal prison on IZOLYATSIA premises has been operational for 10 years.


1 August 2010 — 7 September 2010

IZOLYATSIA 2.0 is the first IZOLYATSIA art residency project aimed to mark the creation of IZOLYATSIA as the platform for cultural initiatives. We invited five young artists (David Chichkan, Yuri Pikul, APL315, Gamlet and Volodymyr Kuznetsov) from different regions of Ukraine to work within one of the former plant warehouses under the curatorial guidance of Adam Nankervis. The results of their dialogue with the space and the context of the city is presented at the exhibition IZOLYATSIA 2.0.

IZOLYATSIA 2.0 is a reboot, which demonstrates that one need not tear down to create. It taps into the much discussed (and at times, overtly fetishised) power of recycling - physical, spiritual, historical, becoming the latter's simulated, yet entirely earnest manifestation.

Davyd Chychkan is a Ukrainian artist, mainly works in the technique of graphics and watercolors.

Davyd declares his convictions quite clearly, both in his own words and in his artistic practice: he considers himself an anarchist and anti-fascist, which is clearly expressed in most of his works, using the symbols of anarchy, anti-fascism, ecology, as well as anarcho-syndicalist and anarcho-primitive colors.

Yuriy Pikul (born in 1983, Kyiv) — Ukrainian artist. He studied in the workshop of Yu. Sorokolietov (2002-2003) and the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (2003-2005) and subsequently stopped his study voluntarily. Participant of numerous solo (since 2007) and group (since 2008) exhibitions.

Usually works with painting techniques, styles: neorealism, pop art, hyperrealism, postmodernism, and others. Now the artist lives and works in Kyiv.

APL315 an artist from Odessa, hiding under the nickname APL315, works in the technique of graffiti and street art. He has been on the street since 2002. Since 2006, APL315 begins to make easel works and be exhibited in galleries.

Hamlet Zinkivskyi is a Ukrainian artist, known for his street art works in Kharkiv and other cities. He lives and works mainly in Kharkiv, participates in exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad.

Hamlet's street art is distinguished by its graphic style and the presence of characteristic author texts. In 2009 and 2011 he became one of the finalists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize.

Volodymyr Kuznetsov (1976, Lutsk) is a Ukrainian artist, who uses techniques of painting, wall painting, video art and so on. He is the co-founder of the Straight Line group, the Artistic Council, the CCCK – Center for Communication and Context, as well as the artist group R.E.P. (Revolutsijnyj Experymentalnyj Prostir / Revolutionary Experimental Space). 

He was involved in Maidan and post-Maidan activities, such as assemblies and self-organized initiatives. The artist takes part in solo and group exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. 

In his practice, Volodymyr Kuznetsov is interested in topics which combine the private and the public, the old and the new, and in which different contexts and unexpected meanings are interlaced. 

He focuses on the aesthetics of everyday practices as well as on the presence of archaic in contemporary. He considers memory as a sort of experience and generates new concepts through personal and collective knowledge. Volodymyr Kuznetsov lives and works in Kyiv.


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