Andriy Sahaidakovskyy is a painter, author of installations and objects.
Born in 1957 in Lviv. His father was an architect, his mother was a teacher of the German language. In 1974–1979, Andriy studied architecture at the Lviv Polytechnic Institute, and at the same time studied painting with Roman Selskyi and Karl Zvirynskyi. He considers them to be his teachers, who not only taught him crafts and techniques (colorism and composition), but also developed a taste and understanding of modernist art. Andriy never became an architect, although he worked at the Lviv Polytechnic in the Bureau of Aesthetics.
In 1990, with the assistance of Lviv gallerist Georgy Kosovan, Sahaidakovskyy together with Platon Silvestrov, Igor Shulev and Oleksandr Zamkovsky organized a loud, provocative exhibition "Defloration".
Since 2008, Andriy's personal exhibitions have mainly been held in Kyiv in cooperation with the Art Center "Ya Gallery".
In 2012, Sahaidakovskyy became the laureate of the 1st Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art ARSENALE AWARDS 2012 in the ARSENALE 2012 Opening category.
In 2015, he participated in the Polish pavilion at the International Art Biennale in Venice.
One of the significant large-scale projects of the author is "Andriy Sahaidakovskyy. Scenery. Welcome!" in the Art Arsenal in Kyiv (2020), where the space of the Arsenal turned into a total installation created by the artist. The curatorial group of the project is Oleksandr Solovyov, Solomiya Savchuk, Pavlo Gudimov.
The author defined his process of writing pictures with the word "dirty". This method was partly suggested to him by the medium with which he still works. These are rugs. Using old canvases, torn fabrics for his works... the carpet eventually became for him the main background for the realization of artistic ideas. The subjects ofSahaidakovskyy's paintings are mostly described by art critics as "the truth of life", or "absurd and everyday reality", signed with an ironic phrase in a crooked, non-calligraphic, childish handwriting.
Lives and works in Lviv. He does not like to leave his hometown.