Goldakovskiy Vlad

Iron Curtain
Iron Curtain 10800х4500х1500х2200 mm, metal, soundtrack, 2020
About the artwork

“I was born in the USSR. You might probably say that my roots were surrounded by the Iron Curtain. At any rate for a while. My family wanted so much to get rid of that curtain. And at a certain point what I’m made of finally received the freedom to develop. We got rid of borders. But instead, we gained the inner ones. I live in the modern world. I can go and put down roots wherever I want. It looks like I can choose and do what I want. But can I choose what to want? I speak with the influence of a dictator’s voice. I think in the way the media tells me to think. I hate those who have been ‘pointed the finger’ at. The Iron Curtain is here again. It has complete control over me. We are separated by an iron curtain. Even stronger than we were in my childhood.”

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Goldakovskiy Vlad
Date of birth: 1982
Place of residence: Kyiv

Group exhibitions:


– “IF / IF / IF. Ukrainian Art at the Break ”at the PERMM Museum of Contemporary Art. Perm, Russia
– “VozhdeLenie” at the National Center “Ukrainian House”. Kyiv, Ukraine


– “Place of action”, a joint project of Nikita Kadan and the association “Group of objects” at the gallery “Collection”. Kyiv, Ukraine
– “Repair work” at the gallery “Lavra”. Kyiv, Ukraine
– “Views” at the Center for Contemporary Art at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, as part of the group “Khudrada”. Kyiv, Ukraine


– “Book Lunch”, an exhibition of books created by artists at the Center for Contemporary Art at National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Kyiv, Ukraine

Curatorial projects:


– Alternative. Ukraine: Reality and Future (“Alternative. Ukraine: Reality and Future”) at the Berlin Wall Museum Mauermuseum – Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Art curator of the exhibition. Berlin, Germany

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