Alekseenko Mykhailo

Crystal Dream
Crystal Dream
About the artwork

“After my grandmother’s death, there was a lot of crystal glass left. She collected and carefully stored it, as many ‘post-Soviet’ citizens did. In our family, we were prohibited from utilizing crystal glass. Grandma was saving it for a special occasion. That occasion, however, never happened. My grandmother passed away a long time ago, but her dream is still alive. The Soviet ideology of building a better life, the rapid-moving forward, pretentious greatness were reflected in the lives of ordinary people. And their fragile dream left a shadow – the sensation of variability and instability of all that exists.”

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Alekseenko Mykhailo
Date of birth: 1989
Place of residence: Kyiv

Education

In 2013 graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, an easel graphics faculty.

Creative way

Works with various media. In his artistic practice pays great attention to the aesthetics of interaction, works with themes of myth and reality, studies the influences of the past in the post-Soviet space. He is a co-founder of the group “YOD” (2013) and the art squat “Hyatt” (2011). In 2016, he organized an independent art space “Apartment 14” in Troyeschina.

Selected personal exhibitions

2018

– BIG PARTY! FOR ARTISTS ONLY! at Shcherbenko Art Center. Kyiv, Ukraine

2017

– Hollywood – Troeshchyna in Kharkiv Municipal Gallery (MG). Kharkiv, Ukraine

2016

– “Crystal Dream” at the art space “Apartment 14”. Kyiv, Ukraine
– “Road home” at the gallery VOVATANYA. Kharkiv, Ukraine

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