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Ilya
Arkadievich Chichkan

Ukraine 
born in 1967
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Painter. He is also engaged in staged conceptual photography, installation, video, performance. One of the main representatives of the “Paris Commune” - the art group legendary for contemporary Ukrainian art (1988–1993), a member of the art movement “New Wave (1990s). The first solo exhibition took place in Kiev in 1993, since the late 1990s it has held one or two solo exhibitions a year, both in Ukraine and abroad. In Ukraine, he participated in such iconic projects as “Alchemical Capitulation” (1994, warship, Sevastopol), “Greenhouse Effect” (1997, J. Soros Center for Contemporary Art), “Farewell, Weapon” (2004, Artistic Arsenal), “ Reflection ”(2007, PinchukArtCentre),“ New Wave ”(2009, NHMU),“ Sexuality and Transcendence ”(2010, PinchukArtCentre), Dermo & zoloto (2010, Chocolate House). Works have been exhibited in leading galleries and museums in Europe, the USA and South America, as well as at numerous prestigious international forums and festivals of contemporary art. In 2009 he represented Ukraine at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Included in the top five of the most famous and expensive contemporary artists of Ukraine.

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