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Anatoliy

Honored Artist of Ukraine; National Artist of Ukraine;
Laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize

Gaidamaka, 1939

Author: "Family Memory" Memorial and Educational Complex; Pavilion of Ukraine – World Expo-2010; Memorial "Heroes of Kruty"; Holodomor 1931-1933 Memorial in Kyiv; The Temple and marine lighthouse "In memory of those killed on the water"; Museum of Zaporozhian Cossacks on the island of Khortytsia. Memorial ; "Church of the Holy Trinity" North Macedonia; "Babyn Yar" in the Ukrainian House; Author of exhibits – World War II Museum in Kyiv; Taras Shevchenko National Museum; Author of exhibitions – Fort Shevchenko; Author National Museum of Chernobyl; Author of exhibitions – National Museum of Cosmonautics Named after Sergei Korolev; Author of exhibitions – Museum of History; Author of exhibitions – Museum of MM Kotsyubynsky; Author of exhibitions – State Literary Museum; Author of exhibitions – Museum of Propaganda; Author of exhibitions – Museum of Books & Printing

and many more unlisted projects
“His Holiness Pope Francis gives his personal Apostolic Blessing to the artist Anatoly Gaidamaka”

Former Author

1. Holodomor Memorial 1932-1933
2. Exhibitions at the National Museum of History of Ukraine in World War II
3. National Museum of Chernobyl

4. Memorial "Heroes of Kruty"
5. Museum of the Zaporozhian Cossacks on the island of Khortytsia
6. Memorial "In memory of those killed on the water" 7. Exhibition "Museum of Undeclared Wars"
8. The "Church of the Holy Trinity"
9. Comprehensive artistic solution and implementation
10. Ostrovsky Museum
11. Exhibition "Babyn Yar" in the Ukrainian House
12. National Museum of Cosmonautics named after Sergei Pavlovich Korolev
13. Exhibitions(for victims of totalitarianism and armed conflicts) at the Memorial and Educational Complex "Family Memory"
14. Exhibitions at the State Literary Museum
15. Museum of MM Kotsyubynsky
16. Museum of History
17. Exhibitions at the Museum of Books and Printing
18. Former Author of exhibitions at Artistic decision
of the pavilion of Ukraine at the World Expo-2010
19. Former Author of exhibitions at the World Cultures Park Project
20. Author of exhibitions at the exhibition "Ukraine - Star Trek"

Kristina

Since 1995 member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine
Painting,monumental and decorative Arts, Graphic design,
Interior design, private and public environments.

Gaidamaka, 1969

“ In Kristina’s works you will not find plain air painting with its certain time conventionalities. Her space is timeless and working process can last till the moment when she wants to make the last stroke of the paintbrush. That is the reason why a moment on her paintings never stops, light glows, shadows fly, colours change. However, lots of work, continuous search, perfectionism and dreaminess are hidden behind this ease.

They say “a man is known by his work”. And that is really so. Whatever Kristina takes up: painting, design, museum expositions — everything is always exquisite and sophisticated as this is BEAUTY where she sees the sense of her life. Designing this BEAUTIFUL space she genuinely believes that it can help change the world where there is lots of NOT beauty. That is why there are so many branches on her trees which will turn green every spring and then they will bloom and apples will appear; so it stands for her — Kristina Gaidamaka ”


Iryna Oliinyk, PhD, Art Expert
Personal Exhibitions: 1990 Ukraine, Kyiv, Taras Shevchenko Museum. 1990 Yugoslavia (Modern Art Gallery) 1991 Ukraine, Kyiv (Gallery in Andriivskyi Uzviz Road) 1992 Ukraine, Kyiv (Podil Museum) 1994 UAE (private gallery) 1996 Ukraine, Kyiv (DAI American company) 1998 Ukraine, Kyiv (Gallery in Andriivskyi Uzviz Road) Participating in Ukrainian and international exhibitions: 1988 Ukraine, Kyiv 1989 Ukraine, Kyiv, “Molod’” festival – exhibition - 5000km of beaches” 1990 Ukraine, Kyiv, young artists exhibition - 5000km of beaches” 1990 Ukraine, Kyiv, Exhibition of modern Ukrainian art on the 3D congress of curing societies world federation 1990 Sweden Marvintsholm Gallery 1990 the UK, Fisher Gallery 1991 Ukraine, Lviv, Biennale-91 1991-1992 Switzerland, Geneva, Ukrainian and Russian artists’ 4 exhibitions series 1992 Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukrainian Art State Museum, “View” exhibition - 100 Ukrainian artists from the whole world 1992 Germany, Munich 1993 France, Lille, family exhibition 1994 Italy, Macerate, Days of Ukrainian Culture in Italy 1994-95 Belgium. Exhibitions series. Modern Art Gallery and private galleries 1994 Ukraine, Kyiv. Union of Artists of Ukraine 1996-97 France, Ukrainian painting exhibitions series. 1997 Ukraine, Kyiv, Chornobyl museum 1997 Ukraine, Kyiv, Integral Bank 1998-99 France, private galleries, exhibitions series “Ukrainian Art” 1999 Ukraine, Kyiv, National Bank of Ukraine 2001 Ukraine, Kyiv 2015 Museum of the History of Ukraine in World War II, Exhibition “Diary on Rushnyk traditional Ukrainian towel”, Kyiv, Ukraine 2016 Art Project ‘Soul Spaces’; Museum of Kyiv, Ukraine 2017 Art Project ‘Soul Spaces’; Gallery Tree of life,Kyiv, Ukraine 2018 “Art and Design by Kristina Gaidamaka” and collection of art decoration salon eklektik store, Kyiv, Ukraine
Education:
SAS (State Art School) named after Taras Shevchenko, Kyiv, Ukraine;
KAITC – Kyiv Art - Industry Technical College; (Kyiv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Art and Design)

Since 1992 has been working in graphic design and monumental and decorative arts.
In 2005 was a founder and the Art-Director of the company “Design Gallery Aratta” From 2018 founded personal brand “ Art & Design by Kristina Gaidamaka”
Kristina Gaidamaka was a co-author and she worked within the creative team in the projects as follows:
Design of installation dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, Vicenza, Italy
Design project for the exhibition pavilion “Ukraine 2010” , Shanghai, China

Memorial to the memory of victims of Great Famines in Ukraine Mazepy Street, Kyiv, Ukraine

Design of installation dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl Disaster, Vicenza, Italy

Design project for the exhibition pavilion “Ukraine 2010” , Shanghai, China

Memorial to the memory of victims of Great Famines in Ukraine Mazepy Street, Kyiv, Ukraine

Kateryna

Designer and visual artist.

Gaidamaka, 1992

Working at the intersection of visual exploration and technology, seeking for alternative and uncharted modes of expression.
Research interest: Social affairs / Eastern politics / Critical view on the connection between society and aesthetics
Education:
BA Graphic design Royal Academy of Art KABK, The Hague, Netherlands; Semester exchange at Minneapolis College of Art and Design MCAD; MA Non Linear Narrative, KABK, The Hague, Netherlands
" Very saturated, colourful, image-based style, very much aware of contemporary digital / online culture. She designs for different media and platforms with a natural ease and enjoyment..."

Jan Robert Leegte

Kateryna
Gaidamaka, 1992

Working at the intersection of visual exploration and technology, seeking for alternative and uncharted modes of expression.
Research interest: Social affairs / Eastern politics / Critical view on the connection between society and aesthetics
Education:
BA Graphic design Royal Academy of Art KABK, The Hague, Netherlands; Semester exchange at Minneapolis College of Art and Design MCAD; MA Non Linear Narrative, KABK, The Hague, Netherlands
" Very saturated, colourful, image-based style, very much aware of contemporary digital / online culture. She designs for different media and platforms with a natural ease and enjoyment..."

Jan Robert Leegte

Marsel

Born in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, where he currently lives.

Marsel Onisko

(Mars Prazdnikov)

Born in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, where he currently lives. The city boasts more than 1,000 years of history, from which it has inherited several medieval cathedrals, unique architectural ensembles from the time of Czechoslovak functionalism, and the longest linden alley in Europe. Its present name has been in use for only about 100 years and, as Wikipedia recounts:

“Uzhgorod was remembered only after the First World War, when Transcarpathia was ceded to Czechoslovakia, and the new government decided to Slavicize the names of cities and villages of the region. Since that time, except for a short period (1938-1944) when Transcarpathia was part of Horthy Hungary, the name Uzhgorod has been officially utilised. The advent of the USSR, which reached the city only after World War II, represented a minuscule part of a far longer historical heritage.”

Despite how the Soviet government imagined itself to be in power, bourgeois culture was constantly leaking out from behind conditional borders – music, literature, and so on. This means that the concrete patches of the USSR on the body of Uzhgorod have always been foreign bodies.

Artist Marcel Onisco does not live far from the building hosting the Faculty of Economics of the local university. In the 1950s, a monumental "Honor Board" was erected in front of this building. Ideally, the board was meant to be one of the common honouring attributes of the phantom of Soviet life. However, since this particular "Honor Board" figured just as one capital letter, a solid one, hanging over the urban landscape, the people started referring to it as the "Melancholy board".

Marcel Onisco has a dream, and next to the "Melancholy board," he envisions one of his creations, Zheka, who looks at the "Melancholy" embodied by the board and, at the same time, as it were, descends from it. Onisco's Zheka is a superhero without super qualities, a material personification of the murky Soviet collective unconscious, and the humanized embodiment of all its longing.

Thus, who is Zheka? According to the author: "Zheka is a human constructor, a collective image. Sometimes I had a chill on my back when I created these works. Do I think the same way as he does in some ways? We all try to hide our inner Zheka deeper – which is good. But it's not always possible because we grew up with him. I would love to get viewers to smile while looking at it. However, this should not come across as an evil satire. I think that radical methods can only cause aggression, and changes within people should take place gradually".

Here, the artist speaks, of course, about the social component of the image. For Marcel, Zheka represents a particular embodiment from the Soviet past, a "tourist" whose participation in life does not exceed observation. However, Zheka cannot be called an observer: he does not look. His eyes are stuck as he stares.

For me, Zheka is a traveller in the time of his own life, equidistant from good and evil, a figure that we see only from the back of his head, "a man in a coat."

Marcel Onisco was born in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. Since 2001, he has been the art director of the international art publication PUNIC BUTTON, which he founded. He is primarily working with graphics and easel painting, and he has been taking part in several international exhibitions since 1996. Marcel's works were presented in personal and collective art projects in the Netherlands, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, and France.

Marsel Onisko
as Mars Prazdnikov

Born in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, where he currently lives. The city boasts more than 1,000 years of history, from which it has inherited several medieval cathedrals, unique architectural ensembles from the time of Czechoslovak functionalism, and the longest linden alley in Europe. Its present name has been in use for only about 100 years and, as Wikipedia recounts:

“Uzhgorod was remembered only after the First World War, when Transcarpathia was ceded to Czechoslovakia, and the new government decided to Slavicize the names of cities and villages of the region. Since that time, except for a short period (1938-1944) when Transcarpathia was part of Horthy Hungary, the name Uzhgorod has been officially utilised. The advent of the USSR, which reached the city only after World War II, represented a minuscule part of a far longer historical heritage.”

Despite how the Soviet government imagined itself to be in power, bourgeois culture was constantly leaking out from behind conditional borders – music, literature, and so on. This means that the concrete patches of the USSR on the body of Uzhgorod have always been foreign bodies.

Artist Marcel Onisco does not live far from the building hosting the Faculty of Economics of the local university. In the 1950s, a monumental "Honor Board" was erected in front of this building. Ideally, the board was meant to be one of the common honouring attributes of the phantom of Soviet life. However, since this particular "Honor Board" figured just as one capital letter, a solid one, hanging over the urban landscape, the people started referring to it as the "Melancholy board".

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Marcel Onisco has a dream, and next to the "Melancholy board," he envisions one of his creations, Zheka, who looks at the "Melancholy" embodied by the board and, at the same time, as it were, descends from it. Onisco's Zheka is a superhero without super qualities, a material personification of the murky Soviet collective unconscious, and the humanized embodiment of all its longing.

Thus, who is Zheka? According to the author: "Zheka is a human constructor, a collective image. Sometimes I had a chill on my back when I created these works. Do I think the same way as he does in some ways? We all try to hide our inner Zheka deeper – which is good. But it's not always possible because we grew up with him. I would love to get viewers to smile while looking at it. However, this should not come across as an evil satire. I think that radical methods can only cause aggression, and changes within people should take place gradually".

Here, the artist speaks, of course, about the social component of the image. For Marcel, Zheka represents a particular embodiment from the Soviet past, a "tourist" whose participation in life does not exceed observation. However, Zheka cannot be called an observer: he does not look. His eyes are stuck as he stares.

For me, Zheka is a traveller in the time of his own life, equidistant from good and evil, a figure that we see only from the back of his head, "a man in a coat."

Marcel Onisco was born in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. Since 2001, he has been the art director of the international art publication PUNIC BUTTON, which he founded. He is primarily working with graphics and easel painting, and he has been taking part in several international exhibitions since 1996. Marcel's works were presented in personal and collective art projects in the Netherlands, Ukraine, Germany, Slovakia, and France.

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