Short biography

© Nikita Kadan
© Nikita Kadan

Nikita Kadan

Visual Arts

September, October, November 2020

Auswärtiges Amt

The artist, writer and activist Nikita Kadan, born in Kiev in 1982, studied at the National Academy of Fine Arts in Kiev in the class for monumental painting until 2007.

Since 2004 he is a member of the artist group R.E.P. In 2011 Nikita Kadan was awarded the Pinchuk ArtCentre Prize and in 2014 the ‘Special Prize of the Jury of The Future Generation Art’. In 2014 he was part of the group exhibition The Ukrainians at the DAAD Gallery in Berlin, in 2015 he exhibited at the Ukrainian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, among others.

The Ukrainian artist's artistic repertoire ranges from installation, graphic art, and painting to wall and poster design in public space. Just as diverse are his interdisciplinary collaborations with architects, human rights activists, and sociologists.

In his exhibition Projects of Ruins at the mumok museum in Vienna in 2019, he dealt with current socio-political developments in Ukraine and their foundations under Soviet communism.