Andriy Sahaidakovskyy

Andriy Sahaidakovskyy

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.

Personal Exhibitions

2015

Landscapes, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk

2014

Walk on Forest Paths, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

2012

Interior Fragment, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk

2011

Diary, Ya Gallery art center, Dnipropetrovsk

Talks, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

2010

Portrait of a Famous Artist, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

2009

Happy Life, within the Week of Contemporary art, Museum of Ethnography and Crafts, Lviv

Happy Life, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

Perspective of Landscape, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

2008

Quote, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

1998

Open Secret, Contemporary art Center, Kyiv

1997

Dzyga art Centre, Lviv

1991

Contemporary Art Centre, Warsaw, Poland

Group Exhibitions

2012

Neofolk project, Ya Gallery art center's project within GOGOLFEST 2012, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Warhol's Rodychi. Western Ukrainian Contemporary Art, Ya Gallery art center's special project within ART MOSCOW 2012, Central House of Artists, Moscow, Russia, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

The First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012, Mystetskyi Arsenal, curated by David Elliott

2011

The Ground, Cherkasy Art Museum, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Mr. Gold, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Word, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

2010

Folk Contemporary. Stillife, Ya Gallery art center, curated by Lidia Lykhach, Pavlo Gudimov

BabyBoom, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Olive Seed, М17 Contemporary art centre, Kyiv

Если/Якщо/If, PERMM, Perm, Russia

Folk Contemporary. Landscape, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Lidia Lykhach, Pavlo Gudimov

2009

Restart, Marine Gallery, Odessa, curated by Aleksandr Soloviev

MiniArt, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

Ukrainian New Wave, National art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

Folk Contemporary. Portrait, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv

Fence, Ya Gallery Projoct within Gogolfest, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

Tunning, Ya Gallery art center, Kyiv, curated by Pavlo Gudimov

New Art from Ukraine 7, Ya Gallery art project within ARTVILNIUS 09, Vilnius

2008

Paper/ Not Paper, within Art-Kyiv, Ya Gallery art center project, Ukrainian House, Kyiv

2007

Reanimation, Lviv Art Gallery

2003

One Man History Museum, DE NOVO, Ethnografic Museum, Lviv

Donumenta, Regensburg, Germany

2002

Cultural Heroes art project, Dzyga art centre, Lviv

2001

Crossing Points, Deutcshe Telecom, Stuttgart, Germany

Crossing Points, Relidion Hystory Museum, Lviv

Ukrainian Brand, Contemporary art centre, Kyiv

2000

Crossing Points, Forum Fabricum Contemporary art centre, Poland

Modern art Museum, Kaunas, Lithuania

1999

Identity and Diversity, Passage de REC, Paris

II International Art Symposium DE NOVO, Lviv

1998

I International Art Symposium DE NOVO, Lviv

1995

Free Zone, Art Museum, Odessa

1993

German Museum, Munich, Germany

Steppes of Europe, Contemporary art centre, Warsaw

1990

14 Salon Nazionale, Rome

Catalog of the author's works
Works
04.09.2019 – 07.10.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
17.05.2017 – 21.05.2017
Exhibition Kyiv Mystetskij Arsenal
20.04.2016 – 24.05.2016
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
23.04.2015 – 12.06.2015
Exhibition Dnipropetrovsk Ya Gallery Art Center
12.03.2014 – 05.04.2014
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
09.11.2011 – 05.12.2011
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery Art Center
10.08.2022 – 10.09.2022
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
10.08.2022 – 25.09.2022
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
14.09.2022 – 15.10.2022
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
15.06.2022 – 18.09.2022
Exhibition Lviv Center of Architecture, Design and Urbanism Gunpowder TOWER
27.04.2022 – 26.06.2022
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
20.01.2022 – 17.04.2022
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
20.10.2021 – 27.11.2021
15.09.2021 – 16.10.2021
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
19.02.2020 – 16.03.2020
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
22.01.2020 – 17.02.2020
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery
11.01.2020 – 16.02.2020
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
03.12.2019 – 09.01.2020
23.10.2019 – 01.12.2019
Exhibition Lviv Ya Gallery
09.10.2019 – 09.12.2019
Exhibition Kyiv Ya Gallery