Nikolay Karabinovych (born 1988, Odesa, Ukraine) The artist works in a variety of media, including video, sound, text, and performance. In 2020 he graduated from the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent. Karabinovych was an assistant curator of the 5th Odesa Biennale. In 2020 and 2018, he was awarded the first PinchukArtCentre Prize. Featured Solo Exhibitions: “Why do you stand at the door?“, Belgium Jewish Museum, Brussels, “Eastern Union”, Hunt Kastner gallery, Prague, Czech Republic, (2022) “Vukojebina”, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, (2021), Archive of random rendezvous. Department of sadness. Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv, (2020), “From Sea to Sea”, Hit Gallery, Bratislava, (2019).


    Selected CV


    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. Odesa, Ukraine
    2005-2006 Odessa National Polytechnic University, Odesa, Ukraine

    Select Solo Exhibitions:

    2022 Estern Union, Hunt Kastner gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
    2022 Why do you stand at the door? Jewish Museum of Belgium, Brussels, Belgium

    2021 The store of broken magic inoperable things, (N.J.K.), Hoast, Vienna, Austria
    2021 Vukojebina, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
    2021 Become never, Noch, Odesa, Ukraine

    2020 Archive of random rendezvous. Department of sadness. Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

    2019 Sweet Pit, (curated by Ksenia Malykh), Maslo, Khmelnitsky, Ukraine
    2019 Herzliya caves (N.J.K.), Noch, Odesa, Ukraine
    2019 From Sea to Sea, (curated by Lýdia Pribišová), Hit Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia

    2018 It seemed that something would happen, Museum of Modern Art, Odesa, Ukraine

    Select Group Exhibitions:

    2022 UNITED, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
    2022 Worth fighting for, Campus M, Cologne, Germany
    2022 Re-spirit/ Trans-spirit Collective Exhibition for SAW 2022, ReBonkers, Varna, Bulgaria
    2022 4th Ukrainian contemporary art triennial „Ukrainian Cross-Section 2022. UKRAINE! UNMUTED“, Kaunas central post office, Kaunas, Lithuania
    2022 Ukraine. Under a Different Sky, Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw, Poland
    2022 Artist know better, Dallas Art Fair Projects, Dallas, U.S.A
    2022 Loin du Centre, Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, France
    2022 Just like Arcadia, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp, Belgium
    2022 Yiddishland pavilion, 59th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
    2022 Small and Big Stories, Bozar, Brussels, Belgium
    2022 Ein Brief von der Front, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany / Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden / Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Milan, Italy
    2022 Art as a Critical Attitude, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium

    2021 Poetry and Perfomance: The Eastern European Perspective, Center for Contemporary Culture, Dnipro, Ukraine
    2021 Kyiv Biennial Allied, House of Cinema, Kyiv, Ukraine
    2021 Violence: all against you, Dzherelo, Kyiv, Ukraine
    2021 Sonsbeek Quadrennial, “Conjunctions”, Arnhem, Netherlands
    2021 New Songs for Old Cities, Netwerk Aalst, Alst, Belgium

    2020 In a Long Blink of an Eye, Gosset site, Brussels, Belgium
    2020 Bruederschaft, Online
    2020 Swan Song, Sofia Art week, Bitaka, Sofia, Bulgaria
    2020 Spring In The Jozef Bem Housing Estate, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland
    2020 WHOmanity, Amsterdam ferry festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
    2020 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine

    2019 Winter Solstice Festival, Komplot, Brussels, Belgium
    2019 Today We Will Invent the Nations, Kmytiv museum of Soviet art, Kmytiv, Ukraine
    2019 Scenography as a place of longing, KunstQuartier, Salzburg, Austria
    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, Odesa, Ukraine

    2018 The SWAP: Toxteth TV, Liverpool, United Kingdom
    2018 Ukraine: Learning From a Good Neighbour 1918-2018, Pasinger-fabrik, Munich, Germany
    2018 Polylog, Museum of Modern Art, Odesa, 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

    Curated projects:

    2022 Ukrainian for beginners, Tic Tac, Antwerp, Belgium
    2022 How To Set Your Signs On Fire (together with Sophia Bulgakova), w139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    2021 Anton Shebetko: Ditya Poroka, Noch, Odesa, Ukraine
    2021 David Chichkan: Alternativ Hrivna, Noch, Odesa, Ukraine
    2021 Stanislav Kholodnykh: The future has a silver lining!, Noch, Odesa, Ukraine


    2021 Faf and Tsalar honoring, w/Insitute for Mastering of Time, Galeria Foco, Lisbon, Portugal
    2021 Lipa, (NJK), Bohdana, Kyiv, Ukraine
    2020 Was ist jüdische Musik? Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich, Germany
    2019 Ways of suicide by flag, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
    2019 Archive of random rande vouz, Tic Tac, Antwerp, Belgium

    Conference presentations / Discussions / Workshops:

    2022 Future for everyone, Polish Pavilion at Venice Biennale, Italy
    2022 When Language Is Lost: Possibilities of Art in the Face of War, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany
    2022 Temporal Communities, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin, Germany
    2022 The sky is getting closer, Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, France
    2022 What is Enlightenment?, Jewish Museum Berlin, Germany
    2022 Artist talk, Maia Muller Gallery, Paris
    2022 Kino Ukraina, Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    2022 Artist talk, Tic Tac, Antwerp, Belgium
    2022 Ukraine: Even Further with artist Nikolay Karabinovych, SMAK, Gent, Belgium
    2022 Political emancipation of artistic practices in Ukraine, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (online)
    2022 En solidarité avec l’Ukraine, Centre Pompidou, Paris, France
    2022 Report: the seams are starting to crack, alas. Center for Contemporary Culture, Dnipro, Ukraine

    2021 Popit, Bataille, Vukojebina, Simple Dimple, Mamonov and dance with the wolves, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine
    2021 International Panoram, Green theatre, Odesa, Ukraine
    2021 In the beginning there was a rhythm, Kyiv Academy of Media Arts, Kyiv, Ukraine
    2021 The possibilities of individual storytelling, workshop in collaboration with Salaam Cinema Baku, Azerbaijan

    2020 On Sergui’s Bratkov practice, Closer, Kyiv, Ukraine (online)
    2020 Everything is true: on the narrative construction, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine

    2019 Introduction to unknown, Izolyatsia, 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, Odesa, Ukraine
    2019 (In)visible bodies: gender, sexuality and cultural institutions, Mimosa House, London, United Kingdom

    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


    2022 Cité internationale des arts, Paris, France

    2021 Donumenta, Regensburg, Germany
    2021 Space 1520, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia
    2021 From the deluge to the meltdown; life processes and feedback loops by Julieta Aranda, Stacion, Prishtina, Kosovo

    2020 The Shofar School by Yael Bartana, Online

    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:

    2022 President of Ukraine one year stipend for young artists
    2020, 2018 First Special Prize of Pinchuk Art Prize, Kyiv, Ukraine
    2017 Finalist of MUHI (Young Ukrainian artists) prize, Kyiv, Ukraine

    Art initiatives:

    Odesa Biennale
    Kunsthalle Lustdorf
    Neue Judische Kunst
    NOCH artist run space

    Public Collections:

    M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium
    Museum of Odesa Modern Art, Odesa, Ukraine
    IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art, Rotenberg, Belgium
    Friends of S.M.A.K. – Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
    HISK – Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Gent, Belgium

    Private collections: (Belgium, Ukraine, Germany, Russia, The Netherlands, France)

    Kindly supported by Asylum arts


    (c) photo: Przemysław Sroka


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