2020 ARTIST BIOS | EGOR ZIGURA

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The artist creates sculptures, installations, and art objects. He graduated from Taras Shevchenko Art School in 2003, from the Department of Sculpture of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in 2009, and from the graduate program of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in 2012. He taught sculpture and graphic art at the Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University. A member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine.

As a sculptor, Egor Zigura seeks to explore the legacy of the classical antiquity. His sculptures combine canonical forms with contemporary notions, highlighting the issue of identity in the multicultural world, consumerism, ecological challenges, and other problems of the global society.

Egor works both with traditional and with contemporary materials. His arsenal includes bronze, metal and polyester. His works have won acclaim on the international level: they have been represented at international auctions (Phillips, Sotheby’s) and participated in art fairs (Spectrum Miami, Kölner Liste, Tokyo International Art Fair, Volta Basel and more).

His sculptures can be found in private collections in Denmark, Australia, New Zealand, France, Portugal, the UK, Singapore, the USA, Japan, China and Italy. His sculptures installed in many public spaces, including the Abramovych Sculpture Park (Kyiv), A2 Clinic (Dnipro), Kyiv Polytechnic Institute, Dniprovska embankment (Kyiv).

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Colossus That Rebelled, Egor Zigura

Colossus That Rebelled is a central figure of Egor’s the AfterToday cycle. The project consists of a series of colossuses, each of them transmitting one or another state of the society or the inner experience of the author himself. This is the only character from the author’s series calling for action. From a static state he turned into motion, from calmness and silence a cry was born.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.