Biography

Oleksandr Maksymov

Performance, collage, theatre, land art, photography

Born in Drohobych, Ukraine, 1982

Education:

– Ivan Franko Pedagogical University, Department of Philosophy

– Artistic Residence at the Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, [Warsaw, Poland] [2012]

– Scholarship programme Gaude Polonia, 2013[Krakow][Teatr Mumerus]

– Cross-disciplinary workshop under the direction of Ewa Zarzycka (Academy of Fine Arts, Wrocław), Drohobych, 2014

– School of performance during ‘Week of contemporary art’ in Lviv under the direction of Sandra Johnston/UK[2015], Denys Blacker/UK[2016], Bartolomé Ferrando/ES(IN THE SOUND WORK)[2018]

– Intensive curatorial course under the direction of Ianina Prudenko (independent curator and researcher from the media art industry; curator of the Ukrainian Open Archive of Media Art [Kyiv/UA]) [Iwano-Frankiwsk/UA][2017];

– Workshop «ArtAction» by Piotr Armianovski [Lutsk|UA][2018] [Theatre Festival “Wandering Hanger”]

– “What is curating?” Meeting with Pavlo Gudimov [Lviv|UA][2019] [URBAN library]

Actor: ALTER Theatre (Drohobych/UA), MUMERUS Theatre (Krakow/PL), PALTOMIMY project.

Theatre Workshop:

  • Theater of improvisation, Arkadiusz Zietek [Berlin] & Przemysław Buksiński [Lublin] (Lviv_2011),
  • Kamchàtka Companyia [Spain] (Krakow_2013),

Co-founder and curator of the artistic platform DroArt in Drohobych;

Co-founder & Music Manager: Radio Kotermak

Organizer: Jazz Bez Drohobych[2016,2017,2018]

Personal projects:

– «Our aim-conceptualism»[2017], Drohobych/UA, Alter Gallery

[2017], Lublin/PL, Łucjan gallery

– „Nest” installation [2018], Drohobych/UA, Willa Bianki (Off-program of Bruno Schulz festival)

Сollective projects:

  • Same Difference: Equinox to Equinox. Day of Public Actions for Freedom and Democracy, Lutsk|UA [2018]
  • Project “Auera Mediocritas” (Gleb Franko_Khmelnytskyi & Oleksandr Maksymov_Drohobych), Assortment Room Gallery, Ivano-Frankivsk|UA [2018]
  • “The Shadow of Dream” cast upon Giardini della Biennale”|La Biennale di Venezia[2019]

Participation in festivals:

– International festival of Bruno Schulz [Drohobych] [2012,2014,2016,2018];

– Festival of contemporary art GogolFest [Kyiv] [2014];

– Printemps d’Europe [Lion, France] [2015];

– ULICA International Festival of Street Theatres [Krakow, Poland] [2013,2015];

– Days of performance art in Lviv [2015,2016];

– International Festival of Contemporary Music “Kontrasty” [Lviv] [2015];

– Ukrajins’kyj Zriz: Przeobrażenia III Triennale of Ukrainian Contemporary Art [Wroclaw, Poland] [2016];

– Festival of contemporary art „Dro.Art.Days” [Drohobych] [2016,2019];

– Festival of sacral art “Płaszcz Jura” (Saint Jura’s Church)[Drohobych] [2017];

– Festival of contemporary art „New Wave Exhibition” [Lviv] [2017];

– International Festival of Ephemeral Art “Contexts” [Sokolowsko, Poland] [2017,2018];

– Festival of contemporary art Dro.Art. [Drohobych/Nahuevychi] [2017,2018];

– Festival of contemporary art ZABIH [Lviv][2018];

– Theatre Festival “Wandering Hanger” [Lutsk|UA][2015,2018]

Filmography:

  • Historical drama “Dovbush” Role: Polish nobleman, Director: Oles Sanin [2019]