VASYL BAZHAJ – Curriculum Vitae

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Born: October 4, 1950.
Permanently lives and works in L’viv.

Fields of interest:

Painting, performance, installation, video–art

Education:

1973 – 1979 – Diploma of the L’viv Academy of Arts.[/one_half] [one_half_last]

Membership:

  • Since 1998 – the head of conceptual art department in the Artists’ Union of Ukraine.
  • Since 1996 – Artists’ Union of Ukraine trustee.
  • Since 1991 – Artists’ Union of Ukraine member.
  • 2007 – Co-founder and active member of the “Institute of Contemporary Art”.

Important Community Projects:

1998 – co–organizer of the Artists’ Fund “The Dialogue”, L’viv, UKRAINE
1997 – 1998 – founder and initiator of conceptual art department, National Artists’ Union of Ukraine

Awards:

2001 – Prize of Ivan Trush for intensive creative activity in the field of contemporary painting
1996 – The best artist of the year “The Golden Crossing Award”

Personal Exhibitions and Solo Projects:

  • 2011 – “…bazhaj…”, Art Galley “Lenin”, Zaporizhzhya, UKRAINE
  • 2011 – “Untitled”, Performance 1 from “Fetish” series, Festival “Days of Performance in Lviv”, Palace of Arts, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2010 – “Vasyl Bazhaj, Tiberij Silvashi: Paintings”, Museum of Contemporary Ukrainian Art, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2010 – “Vasyl Bazhaj, Tiberij Silvashi: Paintings”, Palace of Arts, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2010 – “Skovoroda”, personal exhibition, Cultural Center “Dzyga”, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2010 – “Portraits”, personal exhibition, Cultural Center “Dzyga”, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2010 – “Project В-2″, personal exhibition, “Bottega” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2009 – “Paganini”, personal exhibition, “Bottega” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2009 – “Project REX”, personal exhibition, Cultural Center “Dzyga”, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2009 – “Project MONO”, personal exhibition, HUDGRAF art gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2008 – “Vasyl Bazhaj. Paintings”, annual personal exhibition, “Atelier Karas” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2007 – “Untitled II. The Art of Vasyl Bazhaj”. Personal exhibition. Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, USA
  • 2007 – “Untitled. The Art of Vasyl Bazhaj”. Personal exhibition. Lviv Art Palace, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2007 – “Vasyl Bazhaj. Paintings from Archive”, personal exhibition, “Atelier Karas” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2006 – “Vasyl Bazhaj. Paintings”, annual personal exhibition, “Atelier Karas” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2005 – “Paintings”, Lviv Art Palace, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2004 – “…connotations…”, personal exhibition, “Atelier Karas” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2003 – “Space, Light, Structure and Material”, Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, USA
  • 2003 – “Sublimation of paintings”, personal exhibition, “Atelier Karas” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2003 – “Vasyl Bazhaj. Project 2 i 2”, personal exhibition, “Atelier Karas” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2002 – “Project 2 i 2”, personal exhibition, Cultural Center “Dzyga”, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2002 – “Vasyl Bazhaj. Painting”, personal exhibition, “Atelier Karas” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2002 – “Areality”, personal exhibition, National Museum, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2001 – performance project “Object #7”. 1st International Biennale of Contemporary Art “Ecology 3000”, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2000 – performance project, Center for Contemporary Art “Sovi-Art”, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2000 – «…formulae…painting…», “Atelier Karas” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2000 – exhibition-project “DE-TERMINO / antithesis”, Art Palace, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1999 – performance project “de…ism”, CCA, Kyiv, UKRAINE.
  • 1999 – project “The Labyrinth”, CCA, Kyiv, UKRAINE.
  • 1998 – performance project “Macbeth II”, Festival of contemporary theatre “Golden Lion”, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1998 – project “The Labyrinth”, Art Palace, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1998 – exhibition and performance project “Piano-Forte ІІІ”, Art Palace, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1997 – performance project “Piano-Forte ІІІ”, “Atelier Karas” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 1996 – exhibition and performance project “Piano-Forte ІІ”, Art Palace, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1996 – performance project “Macbeth”, “Al Henagar” Gallery, Cairo, EGYPT
  • 1996 – performance project “Macbeth”, “Lavra” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 1995 – personal exhibition “Forte-Piano” in the context of the 1st Festival of Contemporary Classic Music “Contrasts”, L’viv Gallery of Arts, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1995 – personal exhibition, “Brama” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 1994 – personal exhibition, L’viv Gallery of Arts, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1993 – 1994 – personal exhibition, L’viv Gallery of Arts, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1993 – National Museum, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 1992 – 1994 – personal exhibition, L’viv Gallery of Arts, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1991 – personal exhibition, gallery halls of the Artists’ Union of Ukraine, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 1990 – 1994 – personal exhibition, L’viv Gallery of Arts, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1989 – 1994 – personal exhibition, L’viv Gallery of Arts, L’viv, UKRAINE

Participation:

  • 2009 – 2010 – “Environment”, “Bottega” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2008 – “Macbeth 5”, performance dedicated for “3d Days od Performance Art”, L’viv, Ukraine
  • 2008 – “Potency of the Emptiness”, Week of Actual Art “7”, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2008 – “Contemporary art from Ukraine”, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, USA
  • 2006 – “Contemporary art from Ukraine”, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, USA
  • 2003 – “The First Collection”, exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art, Central Artists House, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2002 – “Newest–Noah’s–Ark II” planar, Sida village, UKRAINE
  • 2002 – “New trends”, project “The Energy of Earth”, exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art, Artists’ Union of Ukraine, Central Artists House, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2002 – Contemporary Ukrainian Art Festival “Cultural Hero”, Kyiv – Kharkiv – Odessa – L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2001 – “Newest-Noah’s-Ark” planar, Sida village, UKRAINE
  • 2001 – 1st International Biennale of Contemporary Art “Ecology 3000”, “Dzyga” Gallery, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 2001 – “20 Artists at the End of Century”, National Museum, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 2000 – “1/2000”, Jacques Cartier Gallery, Shoni, FRANCE
  • 2000 – “The New trends”, the exhibition of Contemporary Ukrainian Art, Artists’ Union of Ukraine, Central Artists House, Kyiv, UKRAINE.
  • 2000 – “The Ark of Noah”, exhibition of contemporary Ukrainian art in the context of mega-project “Art of Ukraine in 20th c.”, Kyiv, UKRAINE.
  • 1999 – “L’viv Art School”, Art Palace, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • 1998 – International project “The Sources of Freedom”, BWA Awangarda Gallery, Wroclaw, POLAND
  • 1998 – 3rd International Art-Festival, National House, Kyiv, UKRAINE:
  • personal exhibition in the context of mega-project “Art of Ukraine in 20th c.”
  • 1st Biennial of the non-figurative painting in the context of mega-project “Art of Ukraine in 20th c.”
  • 1997 – exhibition “Photo-Synthesis”, Central Artists’ House, National Artists’ Union of Ukraine, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 1997 – 2nd International Art-Festival, National House, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 1996 – 1st International Art-Festival, project “Non-narrative painting”, National House, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 1994 – joint workshop-planar “Rencontres Franco-Ukrainiennes”, Hust, UKRAINE; Central Artists’ House, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • 1994 – “Through the Limits and the Borders”, “Hipp-Holle” Gallery, Gmunden, Austria
  • 1993 – “The Steppes of Europe”, Center for Contemporary Art “Ujazdovski Castle”, Warsaw, POLAND
  • 1992-1993 – “New Art after USSR”, Gallery of the Yale University, Yale, USA
  • 1991 – International Symposium of Intellectuals, project “The Neighbors”, “Prуzmat” Gallery, Krakow, POLAND

State Collections:

  • L’viv Gallery of Arts, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • Municipal Gallery, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • National Museum, “Ukrainian Art of the 20th c.”, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • National Museum, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • National Artists’ Union of Ukraine, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • Art Palace, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • French Cultural Center, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • Museum of Fine Arts, Khmelnytsk, UKRAINE

Gallery/Private Collections:

  • Albert Schiors Gallery, Gent, BELGIUM
  • Center for Contemporary Art “Brama”, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • “The Sculptura» Gallery, Pontiac, Detroit, USA.
  • Zimmerly Art Museum, New–Jersey, USA
  • “Atelier Karas” Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • “Zelena” Gallery, New York, USA
  • Art Gallery “Dzyga”, L’viv, UKRAINE
  • Bottega Gallery, Kyiv, UKRAINE
  • Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, USA
  • Ukrainian Museum of Modern Art, Chicago, USA