Nikita Kadan

Nikita KADAN erschafft seine Werke mit einer klaren Zielstrebigkeit, die in jahrelangem künstlerischem Schaffen verfeinert wurde. Seit Beginn seiner Karriere beschäftigte er sich mit den aktuellen sozialen und politischen Entwicklungen in der Ukraine und deren Grundlagen im Sowjetkommunismus. Seine neuesten Werke demonstrieren sein ausgeprägtes Bewusstsein für tödliche Gefahren und untermauern gleichzeitig seine künstlerische Verve. (zit.n. Alex Fisher, 2023)

Nikita KADAN creates with a clarity of purpose refined through several years of practice. Since the beginning of his career, he investigates current social and political developments in Ukraine and their foundations in Soviet communism. His newest body of work demonstrates his acute awareness of mortal dangers at the same time that it reinforces his artistic mettle. (quot. Alex Fisher, 2023)

Biography

Nikita KADAN, was born in 1982 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Kadan graduated from the National Academy of Fine Art in Kyiv with a degree in monumental painting in 2007. He works with painting, graphics, and installation, often in interdisciplinary collaboration with architects, sociologists and human rights activists. He is a member of the artist group REP (Revolutionary Experimental Space) and founding member of Hudrada (Artistic Committee), a curatorial and activist collective.

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ARTFORUM Public Talks: Nikita KADAN in conversation with David Velasco (May 4, 2022)

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