Nikita Kadan

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Nikita Kadan (Нікіта Кадан, 1982) is a Ukrainian artist working and living in Kyiv. He works with various media, including installation, sculpture, painting, and collage. Kadan graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in 2007 in the department of monumental painting. He is active as a member of the creative group R.E.P. (Revolutionary Experimental Space, Р.Е.П.), which arose during the Ukrainian Orange Revolution in Kyiv in 2004. Since 2008, he has been a member of the Hudrada (Худрада) curatorial group, and since 2016, a member of the editorial team of Prostory, an online publication of artistic and social criticism. Kadan represented Ukraine at the Venice Biennale in 2015. In 2019, he was the curator of the Gestures of Attitude exhibition series at the Kyiv Art Museum. He has also been awarded several prizes, receiving the First Prize of the PinchukArtCentre in 2011, the Special Future Generation Art Prize in 2014, and the Kazimir Malevich Prize in 2016. He was also a laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine in 2022. (2023)