Ivan Svitlychnyi: Grammar. Fix.
20 December 2019 —
16 February 2020

selected works


Voloshyn Gallery is proud to present Ivan Svitlychnyi’s solo show Grammar. Fix.

The artist acknowledges that humankind is currently facing unforeseen challenges, and addresses the following questions: what will define the status of an artwork and constitute the new visuality in the future? How will we see our environment? What will the new priorities be? The artist intends to answer these questions through a series of projects that will be summed up in a performance.

Grammar.Fix. installation is an intermediary stage of this series and an organic continuation of his project Script, presented in PinchukArtCentre in 2018. In Script, the artist focused on data collection for the script for a future performance, whereas Grammar.Fix. processes this data. Focusing on distinguishing parts of the visual language, Grammar.Fix. installation uses graphic art and new media, including light, sound and video.

Created in 2019, the project hasn’t been exhibited previously. 

Ivan Svitlychnyi was born in 1988 in Kharkiv. He graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts in indoor and monumental sculpture in 2012. He is a founder and curator of the TEC exhibition center in Kharkiv (2010), and a cofounder of Shuhliada exhibition space, a platform supporting independent art projects (2013). A member of Institution for Unstable Thoughts since 2015. 

Svitlychnyi took part in the Venice Biennale under the aegis of the Parliament project (Ukrainian pavilion, 2017). He participated in the art and digital culture festival transmediale Vorspiel ’18. Multiple time Pinchuk Art Prize nominee.

Svitlychnyi won Kazimir Malevich Award in 2018.

His works can be seen at the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Cittadellarte-Fondazione Pistoletto, and in private collections. 

Svitlychnyi lives and works in Kyiv.


Max and Julia Voloshyn founded Voloshyn Gallery in October 2016. In 2015, the Voloshyns made it to the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list.

The gallery showcases a broad range of media in contemporary art, hosting solo and group exhibitions.

Voloshyn Gallery fosters the integration of Ukrainian art into global cultural processes, representing its artists at international art fairs and shows in Europe and the US. Voloshyn Gallery aims to discover exceptional talent, with particular focus on emerging and mid-career artists.

Participation in leading contemporary art fairs is among Voloshyn Gallery's priorities. Over the last 2 years, the gallery has participated in Volta NY, Volta Basel, viennacontemporary, Dallas Art Fair and Pulse Art Fair. Zhanna Kadyrova's project, presented by Voloshyn Gallery, won the Pulse Prize at Pulse Art Fair ‘18, and received distinction from the curators of Perez Art Museum Miami.

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