Zinkivskiy Gamlet

Don’t Wanna
Don’t Wanna 120х100 cm, fiberboard, enamel, 2019
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Zinkivskiy Gamlet
Date of birth: 1986
Place of residence: Kharkiv

Education:

He studied at the Department of Monumental Painting at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts (KSADA). Failed in the third year (2009) because of physical education and psychology, but doesn’t regret it.

Creative path:

Gamlet became famous as a street artist. He was born in Kharkiv. The highest number of his works is on the streets of this city (you can discover them with Google Maps).

Twice, in 2009 and 2011, Gamlet was nominated for the PinchukArtCentre Prize. In 2013, was one of the three artists who represented Ukraine at the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia.

He illustrated books and art books, including Antenna by Serhiy Zhadan, Ukrainian-language edition of The Potudan River by Andrei Platonov, Pain by Reinhard Knodt, and others. Also engaging in photography.

Gamlet signs his works by separating his name into two words – “Gam Let”, which can be translated into English as “the hum of years”. He does not associate his name with the famous Shakespearean hero and does not like to be called “Ukrainian Banksy”.

Selected solo exhibitions:

2020

365 2019 at YermilovCentre for contemporary art. Kharkiv, Ukraine

2019

Only Those Things That Matter at М17 Contemporary Art Center. Kyiv, Ukraine
Ein Ort, um besser zu werden (A Place to Become Better) at Bunsen Goetz Galerie. Nuremberg, Germany

2018

Objects, together with Bob Basset, at YermilovCentre for contemporary art. Kharkiv, Ukraine / JUPM Contemporary Art Center. Poltava, Ukraine
Seventh Rule at Kharkiv Municipal Gallery. Kharkiv, Ukraine
It’s All a Backbone, exhibition of illustrations for Reinhard Knodt’s book Pain at COME IN Art Gallery. Kharkiv, Ukraine
Pain and Piece of Land at Odesa Fine Arts Museum. Odesa, Ukraine

2017

Self-Portraits. Piece of Land at MASLO the Gallery. Khmelnytskyi, Ukraine

2016

Holy Places at the Galerie im Bonifatiusturm. Röthenbach an der Pegnitz, Germany
Polaroids. A Diary at Kharkiv Municipal Gallery. Kharkiv, Ukraine
Labours of Sisyphus at Unlimited Art Foundation (now the Mironova Foundation). Kyiv, Ukraine
About Nothing at VOVATANYA Gallery. Kharkiv, Ukraine

2015

Closed for Winter at VOVATANYA Gallery. Kharkiv, Ukraine

2013

Intro to Photography at Kharkiv Municipal Gallery. Kharkiv, Ukraine

Selected group exhibitions:

2019

Alchemy of Motivation, as part of the XII All-Ukrainian Platform New Directions at the Modern Art Research Institute of Ukrainian Academy of Arts. Kyiv, Ukraine
Alphabet des anarchistischen Alphabets (The Anarchistic Amateur´s Alphabet) at < rotor > center for contemporary art during the steirischerherbst ’19 festival. Graz, Austria
I Do Not Feel Free to Do What I Want at Kharkiv Municipal Gallery (jointly with Austrian < rotor > center for contemporary art). Kharkiv, Ukraine
Portrait of the Artist’s Family in the Interior at the Art of Slobozhanshchyna gallery. Kharkiv, Ukraine

2018

Simulacra Anatomy, as part of the XI All-Ukrainian Platform New Directions at the Modern Art Research Institute of Ukrainian Academy of Arts. Kyiv, Ukraine
Metachronicles at Pavlo Gudimov Ya Gallery Art Center. Kyiv, Ukraine
Instant Time at Mystetskyi Arsenal. Kyiv, Ukraine
SlobodaKult at ILKO Gallery Art Center. Uzhhorod, Ukraine
NEGRO at Monumental Callao centre for creatives. Callao, Peru

2017

City of KhA. Avant-garde Kharkiv: Research Project at the National Art Museum of Ukraine (jointly with Kharkiv Municipal Gallery). Kyiv, Ukraine
Mechanism of Evolution, as part of the X All-Ukrainian Platform New Directions at the Modern Art Research Institute of Ukrainian Academy of Arts. Kyiv, Ukraine

2016

Stopień zależności (Dependence Degree. Collective Practices of Young Ukrainian Artists 2000-2016) at Galeria Awangarda. Wrocław, Poland
Clouded Lands at Mystetskyi Arsenal, to the 30th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster. Kyiv, Ukraine
Unknown, a performance/exhibition at YermilovCentre for contemporary art. Kharkiv, Ukraine

2015

IZOLYATSIA Day, a retrospective project of IZOLYATSIA Foundation at IZONE creative space. Kyiv, Ukraine
Appeal to Beauty at Lavra Art Gallery. Kyiv, Ukraine
Décompression. Coming Up for Air at the Church of Saint-Merriв during the festival Ukraine Scène Libre (Ukraine Free Scene). Paris, France

2014

Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now at Saatchi Gallery. London, United Kingdom
Territorien (Territories) at < rotor > center for contemporary art during the steirischerherbst ’14 festival. Graz, Austria
AmnesiA Project: An Open Platform, Ukrainian group project during the SOUNDOUT! Festival for Ways of Presenting Literature at the Literaturhaus Lettrétage. Berlin, Germany

2013

Black Sea Calling at the gallery HilgerBROTKunsthalle during the Vienna Art Week 2013. Vienna, Austria
Il Palazzo Enciclopedico (The Encyclopedic Palace), the 55th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia. Gamlet represented Ukraine together with Zhanna Kadyrova and Mykola Ridnyi. There, he presented two projects: In Solitude and The Book of People.

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