Gankevich Anatoliy

Aquatoria #5
Aquatoria #5 from the Aquatoria series, 66х100 cm, digital printing on aluminium, plexiglass, 2020
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Gankevich Anatoliy
Date of birth: 1965
Place of residence: Odesa


Anatoliy graduated from art school in Odesa. He took individual painting lessons. “I did not study painting in an institution of higher education, classically, like everyone else, with one master who passed his technique and knowledge to them. I had many masters. That’s why I have my own idea of ​​what art should be like”. In 1993-1994, he attended courses at Soros Center for Contemporary Arts in Moscow.

Creative path:

Anatoliy Gankevich began his professional artistic career in 1990 and later became one of the most prominent representatives of Ukrainian New Wave. As an artist, he became famous for creating paintings in a unique technique of mosaic imitation. Anatoliy has been directing for many years. He left a distinctive mark in the history of domestic video art.

1991 – creates the first video installation Purification. Presents at the exhibition of the same name (together with Oleg Migas) at Marat Guelman Gallery. Moscow, Russia

1992 – carries out the first painting project Communion. Presents at the exhibition of the same name (together with Oleg Migas) at the Central House of Artists (organizer: Marat Guelman Gallery). Moscow, Russia / at Odesa Fine Arts Museum. Odesa, Ukraine

1993 – performs the first performance Resuscitation of a Still Life at Odesa State Literature Museum. Odesa, Ukraine

From 1995 to 2005 he was engaged in directing cutscenes and music videos, as well as producing visual effects for film industry. The Gaze of the Sun trilogy, the first film of which was presented in 2020 at M17, is a return to cinema art after a break of more than 10 years.

Selected solo exhibitions:


– Past Noses at the art space of Mironova Foundation (Mironova Gallery). Kyiv, Ukraine


Forever & After at by ArtCult of ArtCult Foundation. Kyiv, Ukraine
Subtle Grounds at Lavra Art Gallery. Kyiv, Ukraine
Certain Conditions at HudPromo Art Gallery. Odesa, Ukraine


Soviet Mandala at Contemporary Art Center Winzavod. Moscow, Russia (also in 2013 at the 8th ART-KYIV Contemporary forum in Mystetskyi Arsenal. Kyiv, Ukraine)


Inflorescence at Frolov Gallery. Moscow, Russia


Explosion Conditions at Odesa Fine Arts Museum. Odesa, Ukraine / under the programme of The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012, at Taras Shevchenko National Museum. Kyiv, Ukraine / at Pechersky Gallery. Moscow, Russia


Flickering at HudPromo Art Gallery. Odesa, Ukraine / at Collection Gallery. Kyiv, Ukraine


Last Autumn, together with Andriy Kazandzhiy, at Gallery “School”. Moscow, Russia


Open Days, together with Oleg Migas, at New Space gallery. Odesa, Ukraine / at 1.0 Gallery. Moscow, Russia / at the opening of Soros Center for Contemporary Art in the National Art Museum of Ukraine. Kyiv, Ukraine


Anatoliy Gankevich’s works are in the collections of the National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv), Odesa Fine Arts Museum, The State Russian Museum (St. Petersburg), in private and corporate collections in Europe and the United States.

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