German Peace Prize for Photography | Nominiert


Düsseldorf / DE

Project Hope


Bioisms seek and find new homes in special schools and asylums of Ukraine.Brought through mine fields, interrogations and the hundreds of check-points they give a light of hope to the teachers and pupils, to those who are sick and tired, who are waiting for the end of homeschooling and air alarms, who are waiting for the end of bombings, senseless violence and cruelty, who are waiting for the end of disgraceful war.

14 Ukrainian special schools as well as neurological and nursing institutions welcomed fragile translucent biofuturistic forms as a signs of future надiя (hope), peace, kindness and liberation from suffering.


  • 2022 * Grant of the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and Goethe Institut in Dresden, Germany
  • 2020 * Pollock-Krasner grant, Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, USA
  • 2017 * „Über die Umschwünge der himmlischen Kreise", public installation project funded by Tonhalle Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 2012 * Grant of Hybridartprojects (Buenos Aires, Argentina) in Mandrem, India
  • 2011 * Grant of The University's Museum of Contemporary Art (Mexico City), in Venice, Italy
  • 2011 * Grant of Kunstgarten Graz, Austria
  • 2010-2011 * Grant of Hybridartprojects in El Zonte, El Salvador
  • 2010 * „bioism uprooting populus", public installation project funded by Karin Abt-Straubinger Stiftung, Germany
  • 2009 * Art prize „Schlosspark 2009", Cologne, Germany
  • 2008 * I Prize in sculpture, XXXV Premio Bancaja, Valencia, Spain
  • 2006 * International Summer Academy of Fine Arts in Salzburg, Austria (class of Shirin Neshat)
  • 2001-2002 * auditor at Art Academy Duesseldorf, Germany (class of Prof. Konrad Klapheck)
  • 1974 * born in Lozova, Charkiw o. and Marganetz, Dnipro o., Ukraine

Selected solo exhibitions:

  • "Extraterrestrial Origin of Life“, Altana Galerie, Technical University, Dresden, Germany
  • "Distant Posterity", Galerie Priska Pasquer, Cologne, Germany
  • "Flüstern des Raums / Forming Divinity", Osthaus Museum and Emil Schumacher Museum, Hagen, Germany
  • "Our world has changed abruptly", Goethe Institut, Windhoek, Namibia
  • "Invincible Happiness Not Just For Humans, But For All Sentient Life", Beck & Eggeling Gallery, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • "Bioethische Abweichung als Grundprinzip der Paradiesgestaltung", Johanneskirche, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • "Anti-war Intervention in Kiew 2022", masc foundation, Vienna, Austria
  • "Wesen für Frieden und Freiheit", Kunstverein Gelsenkirchen, Germany
  • "Stope insanity, seek for kindness!", Fondazione Sant'Elia, Palermo, Italy
  • "The Evolutionary Optimism", Bucerius Kunst Forum, Hamburg, Germany
  • "Reinvigorated, Rejuvenated", Katharinenkirche, Burg Bentheim in cooperation with gopea-kunstr