ANTON KARYUK

ABOUT ARTIST

The art of Anton Karyuk is conditioned by his interests in perception, movement, embodied experience and feelings of himself. Karyuk seeks to pay attention to art relevant to society as a whole. Art, for him, is an important means for turning thinking into doing things in the world. The diverse works of Karyuk - in painting, performances and installations - were exhibited throughout Europe. Not limited to the scope of the museum and gallery, his practice covers a wider public sphere through interventions in the civil space.

Karyuk was born in 1988. He grew up in Ukraine and studied architecture. He is the member and the founder of the artistic group Step'. The title refers to the birth place Dnipro city, which is located in the steppe climate zone. Since the middle of 2005 Karyuk has realized exhibitions and projects on the topic of social relations in the world of modern media and self-identification.

Karyuk lives and works in Kyiv and Vilnius.


Selected personal/group shows:

2020. (UPCOMING) Group exhibition of PinchukArtCentre award nominees. Kyiv, (Ukraine).
2019. (UPCOMING) Personal exhibition. Vilnius (Lithuania).
2019. Personal exhibition «Identifying». Galleri Leoparden. Uppsala (Sweden).
2019. Group exhibition. Gallery Artsvit. Dnipro (Ukraine).
2019. Group exhibition «Erotica: The Art of Love, Nature, and Dick Drawings». Blank space. Oslo (Norway). 
2019. Personal exhibition «Pastels». Vaidilos teatras. Vilnius (Lithuania).
2019. Group exhibition. Rasch gallery. Kassel (Germany).
2019. Personal exhibition «Pre-Education». Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz gallery. Dresden (Germany).
2018. Group exhibition «26: Am I My Generation?». Sodu 4 gallery. Vilnius (Lithuania).
2018. Personal exhibition «Nice to meet you». Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art. Ustka (Poland). 
2017. Personal exhibition «Roleplays». Skalvija. Vilnius (Lithuania).
2017. «Forbidden family». Kedi gallery. Izmit (Turkey).
2017. «Flaws in the open air». Contemporary art festival Porto Franko, group The Step', Ivano-Frankivs’k (Ukraine).
2017. Interactive installation project. Pi Gallery, , art group Step', Poznan (Poland). 
2017. Personal exhibition «Portraits», Storrady gallery, Szczecin (Poland). 
2016. «You’re win», art group Step', Art-prichal gallery. Kyiv (Ukraine). 
2016. Heritage, project «Unborn», art group Step', Institute of Contemporary Art. Kyiv (Ukraine). 
2016. «The Flame», art group Step', Gallery XX ?. Kyiv (Ukraine).
2015. Personal exhibition «33 Solitudes», gallery Port. Kyiv (Ukraine). 
2015. Social art project «Paradnik», group exhibition. Kyiv (Ukraine). 

Awards, fellowships and residences:

PinchukArtCentre Award Nominee. Kyiv (Ukraine). 2020.
The residence of the gallery «Artsvit». Direction: Visual art. Dnipro (Ukraine). 2019.
The Baltic Gallery of Contemporary Art Residence. Ustka (Poland). 2018.
Volunteering in the socio-cultural organization In Corpore. Programme Erasmus +. Vilnius (Lithuania). 2017-2018.
I:O residence. Helikon Art Center. Bahçecik (Turkey). 2017.
Winner of Studio Parisien des Arts et la Mode (1st place). Paris (France). 2017.
Finalist of the international competition of illustration Imago. Kyiv (Ukraine). 2016.


Publications:

Art Nouveau Magazine (USA), Saatchiart.com (UK), ArtUkraine magazine (Ukraine), Harper’s Bazaar (Ukraine), Forbes magazine (Ukraine), EatDressTravel.com (Italia), Jetsetter.ua, Unian.ua, Ugallery.com.ua, Platfor.ma, Be-inart.com, Polyargallery.com, Hd.ua, Weloveua.com, Theartstack.com, Artistresidencies.pl (Poland), News.o.pl (Poland), Pomorskie.eu (Poland).



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