nikita kadan

Ukraine, 1982

Born in Kyiv in 1982. In 2007 he graduated from the National Academy of Fine Art (Kyiv). Nikita Kadan 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. He Lives in Kyiv.



Selected solo shows



Carte Blanche/De More Cry Sea,

 together with Babi Badalov,

Jerome Poggi Gallery, Paris, France



The Possessed Can Witness in the Court,

M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Belgium


(un)named, Center for Urban History

of Eastern Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine



Above the pedestal the air condenses in a dark cloud, Škuc gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia


The Bones Mixed Together, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland

Procedure room, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine







Gazelka. Art and the struggle of ideologies,

Transit gallery, Mechelen, Belgium


Limits of Responsibility, Waterside Contemporary,

London, UK



Everybody wants to live by the sea,

Viafarini DOCVA, Milan, Italy



Selected group shows



Divided we stand, the 9th Busan Biennale,

Busan Museum of Contemporary Art,

Republic of Korea

EXTRA MUROS: Middle Gate II – The Story of Dymphna, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp/Centre de Werft, Geel, Belgium


What is Enlightenment?, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw, Poland


Natural Histories. Traces of the Political,

mumok | Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Wien, Austria

Festivities Are Cancelled!: an exhibition at the The Kyiv International – Kyiv Biennial 2017, Ukrainian Institute of Scientific, Technical and Economic Information) and the Pavlo Tychyna Literary Memorial Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine

Parliament of plants, daadgalerie, Berlin, Germany

Postponed Futures, GRAD gallery,

 London, UK


Do boomerangs always come back?, Castle d'Aspremont-Lynden, Oud-Rekem, Belgium2016 Into the Dark, Kunsthalle Exnergasse - WUK, Wien, Austria


The School of Kyiv, Kyiv biennale, National Museum of Ukrainian History, Kyiv, Ukraine

EUROPE. The Future of History, Kunsthaus Zürich, Switzerland


The Future Generation Art Prize. Venice 2013, Collateral Event of the 55th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia, Palazzo Contarini Polignac, Venice, Italy


Via G.B Piranesi, 10 - Milano

Laura Bulian Gallery © 2017

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