Nikolay Karabinovych (born 1988, Odesa, Ukraine) lives and works in Ghent (Belgium) and in Kyiv. The artist works in a variety of media, including video, sound, text, and performance. In 2020 and 2018, he was awarded the first PinchukArtCentre Special Prize. From 2019 he is studying at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent. In 2017, Karabinovych was an assistant curator of the 5th Odessa Biennale. His work has been shown at M HKA – Antwerp (BE), PinchukArtCentre Kyiv (UA), Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center Moscow (RU), Museum of Modern Art, Odessa (UA)

Photo: Christopher Pugmire

This is my works: 15 — 17



Curriculum Vitae


2019-2020 Higher Institute for Fine Arts HISK, Gent, Belgium
2019 Salzburg International Summer Academy of Fine Arts, Salzburg, Austria
2006-2011 National University Mechnikov, Department of Philosophy. Odessa, Ukraine
2012 Odessa National Polytechnic University, Odessa, Ukraine

Select Solo Exhibitions:

2020 N.J.K., Hoast, Vienna, Austria (upcoming)
2020 Archive of random rendezvous. Department of sadness. Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 Sweet Pit, (curated by Ksenia Malykh), Maslo, Khmelnitsky, Ukraine
2019 From Sea to Sea, (curated by Lýdia Pribišová), Hit Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2018 Сabinet of Neue Judische Kunst, Noch, Odessa, Ukraine
2018 It seemed that something would happen, Museum of Modern Art, Odessa, Ukraine
2017 Gypsytechno, Closer, Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 7 minutes, Kreuzberg Pavillon, Kassel, Germany
2017 Мояследующаявыставка, Museum of Modern Art, Odessa, Ukraine
2017 Вместовыставки, Detenpyla, Lvov, Ukraine

Select Group Exhibitions:

2021 Sonsbeek Quadrennial, “Conjunctions”, Arnhem, Netherlands (upcoming)
2020 Open Studios, HISK, Gent, Belgium (upcoming)
2020 From scratch to scratch, Zwarte Zaal, Gent, Belgium
2020 WHOmanity, Amsterdam ferry festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
2020 Zonder kunstenaars, geen kunst, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium
2019 Winter Solstice Festival, Komplot, Brussels, Belgium
2019 Today We Will Invent the Nations, Kmytiv museum of Soviet art, Kmytiv, Ukraine
2019 Brave Factory, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 Scenography as a place of longing, KunstQuartier, Salzburg, Austria
2019 Spring (Summer, Fall, Autumn) of Nations, BWA, Tarnow, Poland
2019 Construction, Dnipro, Ukraine
2019 Open Studios, Hisk, Gent, Belgium
2019 Ain’t nobody’s business, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 Fragile State, Museum of Modern Art, Odessa, Ukraine
2018 The SWAP: UK/Ukraine Residency Programme, Toxteth TV, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2018 Ukraine: Learning From a Good Neighbour 1918-2018, Pasinger-fabrik, Munich, Germany
2018 Polylog, Museum of Modern Art, Odessa, Ukraine
2018 Brave Factory, Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 14 x 14 Vermessung des Donauraums. Positionen aktueller Kunst. Momentaufnahmen. Odessa, Ukraine
2018 Countryside practices, Kunsthalle Lustdorf, Odessa, Ukraine
2018 The Human Condition, Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, Moscow, Russia
2018 Shelter Festival-Laboratory, Helsinki, Finland
2018 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 In Parallel Spaces, Noch Besser Leben, Leipzig, Germany
2017 Bandera MYTHEN DER WIRKLICHKEIT, Gorki, Berlin, Germany
2017 Carpet`s Pattern, MATCA, Cluj, Romania
2017 Muhi 2017 – Young Ukrainian artists, National Shevchenko Museum, Kiyv, Ukraine
2017 Mojet!, Vladikavkaz, Russia
2017 Countryside practices: Seasonal Closeness, Kunsthalle Lustdorf, Odessa, Ukraine
2017 5th Odessa Biennale, Odessa, Ukraine
2017 WORK HARD! PLAY HARD!, Minsk, Belarus
2017 Hosting the inhuman, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia


2019 Ways of suicide by flag, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 Archive of random rande vouz, Tic Tac, Antwerp, Belgium

Conference presentations / Discussions / Workshops

2020 Everything is true: on the narrative construction, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 Introduction to unknown, Izolyatsia, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 On Sergei’s Anufriev practice, Closer, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 In conversation with Ksenia Malykh, Maslo, Khmelnitsky, Ukraine
2019 Diskusia s Nikolayom Karabinovychom,VŠVU, Bratislava, Slovakia
2019 In conversation with Nikita Kadan, Green theater, Odessa, Ukraine
2019 (In)visible bodies: gender, sexuality and cultural institutions, Mimosa House, London, United Kingdom
2019 Creating rouine, Method found, Kyiv, Ukraine
2019 Methods of imitating the art community during transition periods, Impact Hub, Odessa, Ukraine
2018 Artist talk, The John Lennon Art & Design Building, Liverpool, United Kingdom
2018 Aman, Aman!, Institute of Philology, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 Sound and Conflict, Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, Austria
2018 Stilinovici, Closer, Kyiv, Ukraine
2018 Artist talk, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 51Zero Festival, Rochester, United Kingdom
2017 Ждать и присматривать, Steinbarg 23, Chernivtsi, Ukraine
2017 Asylum Arts retreat, Warsaw, Poland


2019 Forum Regionum, Dnepr, Ukraine
2019 The Big Shift: the 1990s. Avant-gardes in Eastern Europe and Their Legacy, Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, MG+MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2018 The SWAP: UK/Ukraine Residency Programme, Liverpool Biennial, United Kingdom

Awards and nominations:

2020, 2018 First Special Prize of Pinchuk Art Prize, Kyiv, Ukraine
2017 Finalist of MUHI (Young Ukrainian artists) prize, Kyiv, Ukraine

Art initiatives

Odessa Biennale
Kunsthalle Lustdorf