Nikita Kadan

Selected works


Was born in Kyiv in 1982. In 2007 he graduated from the National Academy of Fine Art (Kyiv) where he studied at the Department of Monumental Painting under Professor Mykola Storozhenko.


Nikita Kadan works with painting, graphics, and installation, often in interdisciplinary collaboration with architects, sociologists and human rights activists. He is a member of the artist group REP (Revolutionary Experimental Space) and founding member of Hudrada (Artistic Committee), a curatorial and activist collective. Lives in Kyiv.


Represented Ukraine at the Venice Biennale in 2015.



Kazimir Malevich Prize, 2016

Future Generation Prize (special prize), 2014

Main Prize, PinchukArtCentre Prize (main prize), 2011

Shortlisted for PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2009 and for Future Generation Prize in 2012


Works in public collections:

Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich

M HKA - Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

mumok (Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien)

National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

Arsenal Gallery, Białystok

Military History Museum, Dresden

Contact Art Collection of Erste Group and ERSTE Foundation, Vienna

The Art Collection Telekom, Berlin

The Kingdom of Belgium, Ministry of Foreign Affairs