Didenko Nastya

Bad omen
Bad omen
About the artwork

The project is a visual illustration of well-known signs and prejudices associated with broken things. In Ukraine probably each of grandparent got, in addition to fish shaped salad bowls, many prejudices and signs, brought to unconscious automatism. For example, “Do not look in the broken mirror,” “Do not keep broken things”, “Look in the mirror when you come home for a forgotten thing” and so on. Such statements are familiar and inconspicuous. They are irrational and designed to protect against disaster, they are an attempt to master uncontrolled, independent of human processes, but take the form of attachment states and neuroses. The level of emotional tension that arises as a result of attempts to control the situation, works in the opposite direction: the more prejudice a person uses, the greater the need to use them.

The objects of the project, broken things, should not be stored and used, though the artists combines of them a piece of art. In this way, the Nastya Didenko tries, though not without fear, to get rid of the imposed and not healthy enough method of dealing with the surrounding reality and personal experience.

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Didenko Nastya
Date of birth: 1994
Place of residence: Kyiv


In 2017 she graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Faculty of Painting.

Artistic practice:

Since 2016 Nastya Didenko is a participant and co-founder of artist-run space “Bread factory”. At the same year she started doing food and fine art photography, which influenced her further creative activity. In his artistic practice he works with conflicts of attempts to earn money and reflections on the deception of his own activities and rethinking post-Soviet injuries. Works with media such as painting, installation, photography and video.

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