Biography

Oleksandr Maksymov

Performance, theatre, collage, mosaic

 

Born in Drohobych, Ukraine, 1982

Education & residence:

  • Ivan Franko Pedagogical University, Department of Philosophy, [Drohobych, Ukraine]
  • 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]
  • Artistic Residence at the “La Cité des arts de la rue”,[i-Portunus] [Marseille, France] [2019]

Actor:

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

Theatre Workshops:

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

 

Co-founder and curator of the artistic platform NGO “Dro.Art.” in Drohobych;

Co-founder & Music Manager: Radio Kotermak

Organizer: Jazz Bez Drohobych[2016,2017,2018,2019]

Curator: Art residence “Magical salt cities”(Drohobych)[2020]

 

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)
  • “Animals & Humans”, Art Space “Vagabundo Underground Passage”, Ivano-Frankivsk [2020]
  • “Animals & Humans”, museum “Drohobychyna”, Drohobych [2020]
  • “Animals & Humans”, Alliance française, Lviv [2020]
  • Performance in WEartMuseum, Odesa [2020]
  • Pixel-art project “droresidents”, Drohobych [2020]
  • Pixel-art project “Mozaiki na marginesach przestrzeni”, (Curator Grzegorz Józefczuk) Lublin PL [2021]
  • Performance #forbelarus, Festival Wschód Kultury – Inne Brzmienia [Lublin|PL][2021]

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)(Curator Anna Potyomkina), Assortment Room Gallery, Ivano-Frankivsk|UA [2018]
  • Project “The Shadow of Dream” cast upon Giardini della Biennale” (Curator Open Group)|La Biennale di Venezia[2019]
  • Project “¿sALON?” Collective exhibition, (Curator Roman Khrushch) Futura HUB, Lviv|UA [2019]
  • Collage Art-marathon #мифы_Параджанова  Parajanov Art Laboratorium (Armenia) [2019]
  • Project “Collage stories”, collective exhibition, (Curator`s: Maria Nazarenko(Kyiv), Dmytro Stetsko(Drohobych), Design & Art gallery (Drohobych)[2021]
  • Ukrainian Contemporary Collage Festival CUTOUT, (Kyiv)[2021]
  • International Book Arsenal Festival, “Ukrainian collage” (Curator`s: Evgen Karas, Oleh Vasylenko, Oleksandr Lyapin)  Mystetskyi Arsenal(Kyiv)[2021]

 

Participation in festivals:

  • International festival of Bruno Schulz [Drohobych] [2012,2014,2016,2018,2020];
  • 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]
  • Festival Wschód Kultury – Inne Brzmienia [Lublin|PL][2021]