2020 ARTIST BIOS | NIKITA 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. A member of the Union of Artists of Ukraine.

The author rethinks the urgent needs of humanity and draws the attention of communities to these issues in the language of plastics. In his work he combines classical traditions and modern trends in art, constantly experimenting with form and material. The artist works on cast acrylic sculptures (Eden and Welkin projects); explores environmental issues (New Archaeology series). Recent works are devoted to a kind of scaling of world threats into the exhibition space.

Nikita Zigura has been active in exhibitions both in Ukraine and abroad. He is the author of many monumental and park installations installed in the public space of Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkiv and other cities. His works have been presented at art fairs (Kölner Liste, Art Marbella, Volta Basel, Malaga Fair) and at auctions (Phillips). The artist’s sculptures are in private collections in Ukraine, Spain, Monaco, France, Lithuania, USA.

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Drop of Wine, Nikita Zigura

Drop of Wine marks another attempt to draw attention to global climate change provoked by humankind’s blatantly wasteful approach to exhaustible resources. Art has direct effect on communities, but one project cannot change the world. It is a long-term process comprised of cultural and educational initiatives, actions and art objects. For example, the artist’s eco-installation City, Regular Planning is made of sorted refuse and symbolises diverse yet equally polluted corners of the Earth.

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