Sergiy Petlyuk / / Сергій Петлюк


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Sergiy Petlyuk consistently works with several dimensions – physiology of the human body and physiology of society; and with rhythmic combination of different scales – emotional and social, individual and communal, isolated and open. Created by means of new media, his works – videos and interactive installations – are a continuous investigation of the contact between body sensitivity and various life’s flows, such as imagination, memory, information, mediatization, and cohabitation.
Based on the critical approach and deconstruction, he constantly tries to capture the dissonance of human nature and depict a thin and very fragile line of contact between incompatible and opposite features that manage to coexist in one social or individual body.
By exploring intersections of different boundaries and surfaces – personal, psychological, cultural, and geographic, the artist tries to open up new aesthetic possibilities and create fresh visual language to provoke more advanced social meanings and to encourage coherence of individual empathy.

 1981 y.b., media artist, lives and works in Lviv (UA) and New York (USA)

University Education
2005 M.F.A. Degree, Lviv National Academy of Art, Lviv (UA)
2003 B.F.A. Degree, Lviv National Academy of Art, Lviv (UA)

Solo Exhibitions (selected)
2018 The Hymn, Rum46, Aarhus (DN)
2016 Elementary Manipulation, Kharkiv City Art Gallery, Kharkiv, (UA)
2015 Limit of Comprehension, Dzyga Gallery, Lviv (UA)
        Limit of Comprehension, Small Gallery of Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (UA)
        Untitled, Chapel Gallery, Centre of Polish Sculpture, Orońsko (PL)
2014 Stand by, Dzyga Gallery, Lviv, (UA)
2013 Live Landscape, Kordegarda Gallery, Warsaw, (PL) (catalogue)
2012 Empty City, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH (USA)
2010 Breathing, Palace of Art, Lviv (UA)
2011 Watershed, BWA Gallery, Leszno (PL)
2009 Dreams about Europe, ON Gallery, Poznań (PL)
2008 Exchange, Dzyga Gallery, Lviv (UA)

Projects in Public Space (selected)
2018 Untitled, Ivano-Frankivsk Old Town (UA)
2017 Scanning Uncertain Space, Aldona, GOA (IND)
2012 Empty City, Dayton Downtown, OH (USA)
        Exchange, Lublin Old Town (PL)
2008 Sale, Lviv Old Town (UA)

Group Exhibitions & Projects (selected)
Permanent Revolution. Ukrainian Art Today, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (HUN) (catalogue)
Instant Time
, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (UA)
Porto Franko Festival, Ivano-Frankivsk (UA)
Peculiarities and Utopias, Centre for the Meeting of Cultures, Lublin (PL) 
Ostrale Biennale, Dresden (GER) (catalogue)
Exhibition of Achievements of Ukrainian Media Art, Centre for Creative Industries “Fabrika”, Moscow (RU)
Silent City, Ў Gallery of Contemporary Art, Minsk (BY)
Kunst-und Film Biennale, Worpswede (GER)
Event Horizon, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (UA) 
Ukrainian Section, Trienniale of Contemporary Ukrainian Art, Wrocław (PL) (catalogue)
What is your name? Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (UA)
Elementary Manipulation, Gdańsk Shakespeare Theater, Gdansk, (PL)
Mediations Biennale, Poznań (PL) (catalogue)
UK/raine: emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine, Saatchi Gallery, London (GB) (catalogue)
PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015, Short-list exhibition, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, (UA)
10th Art Kyiv Contemporary, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (UA)
Light, Glasshuset, Umea (SE)
Premonition: Ukrainian Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (GB) (catalogue)
Festival of New Media and Audiovisual art in Urban Space, Dnipro (UA) 
On the Silver Globe, KunstHal Aarhus, Aarhus (DN)
15th Media Art Biennale WRO “Pioneering Values”, Wrocław, (PL) (catalogue)
Ukrainian Section, Triennale of Contemporary Ukrainian Art, Lublin (PL) (catalogue)
Tetramatyka, Festival of Audiovisual Art, Lviv (UA) (catalogue)
First Kyiv Biennale of Contemporary Art. Special Project. Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (UA) (catalogue)
Contemporary Art Week, Lviv (UA) (catalogue)

13th Media Art Biennale WRO “Alternative now”, Wrocław, (PL) (catalogue)
PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011, Short-list exhibition, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, (UA)
Archaeology of reality, BWA Gallery, Zeliona Góra (PL)
Transformator, Festival of New Media Arts, Lviv (UA)
Non-stop Media, Festival of Youth Projects, Kharkiv (UA)
Contemporary Art Week, Lviv (UA) (catalogue)

Scholarships & Residency programs
2018 Room for improved futures, Rum46, Aarhus (DN) 
2017 14th Khoj International Workshop, Aldona, Goa, (IND) (catalogue)
2015 A-i-R WRO, Residency by European Capital of Culture, Wroclaw (PL)
        A-i-RCentre of Polish Sculpture, Oronsko (PL)
2012 CEC Artslink residency, Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, OH (USA)
2011 Gaude Polonia, scholarship by Polish Ministry of Culture, Wroclaw  (PL)
2009 Gaude Polonia, scholarship by Polish Minister of Culture, Poznan (PL)

2015 UK/raine: Emerging Artists from the UK and Ukraine, Saatchi Gallery, London (GB) – overall winner & winner in the new media category