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Lada Nakonechna is author of drawings, public space actions, installations, videos and performances. She builds her multipartite installations and arranges her objects in a specific way so that they integrate the whole space, including the visitors in that space. The artist’s interest is in the structure of social relationships, the mutual dependence between acting and viewing and the perceptions and roles of art in them. She creates “spaces of the possible” in the territory of art, in which these relations can develop, reveal themselves, and clarify themselves. 

Lada Nakonechna is an artist but also curator (member of curatorial and activist union Hudrada, from 2008) and educator (co-founder, together with Kateryna Badianova, of the Course of Art - an independent educational program in Kyiv, from 2012). She is co-founder of the Method Fund (2015) and editor of PROSTORY - the journal of art, literature and politics.
Since 2005 Nakonechna is a member of the R.E.P. (Revolutionary Experimental Space) group, an artists' collective interested in the process of community building and in shaping a generation of engaged Ukrainian artists. Together with R.E.P., she works with the social space of post-Soviet countries as a mirror of European processes, and deals with questions of personal responsibility and civic patriotism, examines the interaction of the individual and the common, and explores the role of the artist and art institution in contemporary Ukraine

Lada Nakonechna has participated in numerous international and Ukrainian exhibitions individually including exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw, 2015), Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg (Germany, 2015), Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (Leipzig, Germany, 2015), National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv, 2012, 2017), CSW Zamek Ujazdowsky (Warsaw, Poland, 2012, solo show), Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia (2018) and as part of the R.E.P. group (revolutionary experimental space, since 2004) including exhibitions at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv (2010, solo show), Kunsthalle Mucsarnok, Hungary (2010), Zacheta Gallery, Warsaw, Poland (2008), Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia (2007, 2010), Kunsthalle Vienna (2006), Grazer Kunstverein, Austria (2012), Daad gallery, Berlin, Germany (2014), Museum of Contemporary Art KIASMA/ The Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki (2015), ZKM, Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe, Germany (2013).


She is laureate of Malevich Award-2014 in Kyiv and  PinchukArtCentre Special Prize (2013).

In 2011 in Leipzig she realized project in public space - the wall drawing in the University Library "Albertina".

2011 Finalist of Artistic Competition for a Monument to Freedom and Unity in Leipzig

2009 Short list of competition participants in competition for Memorial for the Victims of the German NS Military Courts, Cologne


Works in public collections (selection): Deutsche Bank Collection, Frankfurt am Main, Sparkasse Leipzig Art Collection, Art Collection Telekom, Arsenal Gallery, Białystok, Westhoff Collection, Bremen, Albertina University Library, City of Leipzig, National Art Museum of Kyiv, SØR Rusche Collection, Oelde - Berlin

Represented by Eigen+Art Gallery/Berlin.

Lives in Kyiv, Ukraine.



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