Andriy Sydorenko's art works can be described as a visual dystopia. One of the central themes of his concepts is the image of a society in which critical self-reflection is forbidden, and therefore most people in it are accustomed not to notice violence and lies. The source of such image he draw in the outdated printed magazines of the 20th century in which the advertising of sweet beverages is mixed with obsessive totalitarian propaganda. He creates a similar controversial atmosphere in his painting of cycles Collective Dreams, Social Euphoria and Clinical picture. According to Andriy, the exaltation in which images of the ideal social life had been created in the past, today only refer to things like sectarianism, lack of freedom or artificiality. In his videos, he represents himself as a witness of dystopian art that had been made by the life itself. Such videos include for example: “Recreational zone”, “Zero rate credit” and “The Society of spectacle”.
Andriy Sydorenko was born in 1983 in Kharkiv, Ukraine. There he also got acquainted with professional artists. Since 1998 he lives in Kiev where in 2010 he graduated from the faculty of painting at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture. Today Andriy express himself mostly in media such as painting video and photo. He combine work in his art studio with participation in exhibitions, curating and art criticism in Ukraine and abroad. In 2014, Andriy was in a group of curators, along with Nigel Hurst, which organized the “Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now” project at the Saatchi Gallery and in 2015 he got to the short list of the UK / raine contest there as well, as a video artist. Also his video was selected for participation in the Curitiba Biennale 2017 in Oscar Nimeer Museum, Brazil curated by Massimo Scarginelli. This year (2018) Andriy opened his personal exhibition in the Karas Gallery, Kiev, Ukraine, took part in an international conference in Poland organized by Zelenogur University and also wrote the conception for the exhibition “Transmimesis: empathy to ugliness” in Voloshyn gallery which now is on.