"There are no tyrannies that would not try to limit art, because they can see the power of art. Art can tell the world things that cannot be shared otherwise. It is art that conveys feelings."

 - Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the President of Ukraine 

Жанна Кадирова / Zhanna Kadyrova

Born in Brovary, UA
Works in Kyiv, UA

Zhanna Kadyrova is a multidisciplinary artist working with sculpture, photo, video, and performance. Her work deals with the multilayered history of Ukraine, post-communist modernity, the idea of community and the concept of public space. In 2004, she co-founded the group “Revolutionary Experimental Space” (R.E.P.) to encourage a reconsideration of public space in Ukraine and the development of a critical consciousness towards it. In her work, she often uses urban building materials such as concrete, brick, glass and tiles, critically reflecting on socialist ideas and soviet aesthetic canons. Zhanna Kadyrova holds numerous awards, including PinchukArtCentre Special Prize (2011) and the Main Award of the PinchukArtCentre Prize (2013).  She participated in the 58th, 56th and 55th Venice Biennale.