ARTIST PROFILE

Mariia Alexandrovna Gonchar

  • Ukraine (b. 1985 in Odessa)
  • Currently in Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Mariia Gonchar is architect, visual and media artist, curator of “Creative cities of Ukraine” (since 2010) and nowwemakeourowntv.org on TVC "Odesa" (2013-2016) awarded Grand Prize within Congress of initiatives in Eastern Europe in Lublin (2014).

REPRESENTATION

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

  • Quick dreams curated Natalia Filonenko, Art Center named after Jacob Grether, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Brewing Tea, Experimental Center of Contemporary Art "Tea Factory", Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Creative cities of Ukraine 2010, Cultural Center “Friendship”, Yuzhny, Ukraine.
  • Abstract Vision Test curated by Natalia Filonenko, Pavlo Gudimov’s Ya Gallery Art Center , Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Creative cities of Ukraine 2010, XI International Architectural and Building Forum “Odesskiy Dom”, Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Pre-auction exhibition "Young ukrainian contemporary art", Auction House "Golden Section", Museum of Modern Art of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Creative cities of Ukraine 2010, Illichivsk City Council, Illichivsk, Ukraine.
  • Creative cities of Ukraine 2010, Experimental Center of Contemporary Art "Tea Factory", Odessa, Ukraine.

2009

  • Tea Factory Opening, Experimental Center of Contemporary Art "Tea Factory", Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Art Festival “Ninety years of Odessa Film Studio”, Odessa Film Studio, Odessa, Ukraine.

PROGRAMS

2014

  • Artist Talk, Presentation, Festival of new media and audiovisual art CONSTRUCTION, Pavlo Gudimov’s Ya Gallery Art Center, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. Lector.
  • “Revolutionary Media”, Laboratory of the Future 2014, Understanding Revolution, Project, Sala Widowiskowa, Laboratory CCA, Warsaw, Poland. Artist, curator .

2013

  • Summer School of Theory and Practice of Contemporary Art, Workshop, Tien Shan Astronomical Observatory, Almaty, Kazakstan. Participant.
    Summer School of Theory and Practice of Contemporary Art was organized by Foundation of Cultural Innovations in collaboration with LES space and Festival of Contemporary Art ArtbatFest granted by Almaty Department of Culture.
  • New Art School: Media Art for practitioners, Workshop, Cultural Project, CCA M17, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kiev, Ukraine. Participant.
  • Ahalar School: I and community, Workshop, Ahalar Center, Chernihiv, Copenhagen, Ukraine. Participant.

2012

  • Creative cities of Ukraine 2010-2012, Presentation, II International Forum "Yelisavetgrad - creative city", Kirovograd, Ukraine. Lector.
  • ECCA “Tea Factory”, Presentation, 10-MitOst Festival , Ruse, Bulgaria. Curator, artist together with collaborators Olga Lannik and Markus Nieden.
    Presentation of activities of Non-governmental organization "Experimental Center of Contemporary Art "Tea Factory", Odessa, Ukraine. Presentation of project “Odessa-Last Stop” by Markus Nieden, Germany.
  • Cultural Diplomacy, Workshop, Warsaw Department of Culture, Warsaw, Poland. Participant.
    The aims of training program for EaP cultural managers was to enable participants to analyse the European and Polish system of culture management, fundraising and lobbing opportunities, international cooperation and partnership building, linking culture and commercial sector within creative industries.
  • School of Animation "Animation of civic participation", Workshop, Kirovograd Institute of Socio-cultural Management, Crimea, Lviv, Ukraine. Participant.
  • Creative cities of Ukraine 2010-2012, Presentation, Cultural House, Celebration Generation by GarageGang, village Vilino, Crimea, Ukraine. Lector.

2011

  • Creative cities of Ukraine 2010-2011, Presentation, Festival Terra Futura , Kherson, Ukraine. Lector.
  • Escapes from Modernity, Spring School in Barcelona, Project, Barcelona Institute of Architecture (BIArch), Barcelona, Spain. Participant.
    Spring School in Barcelona was organized by Museum of Architecture named after A. V. Schusev, Centre for Contemporary Architecture (C: CA) and Barcelona Institute of Architecture (BIArch).
  • Make creative cities together, Workshop, British Council in Ukraine, Center for Urban History of East Central Europe, Lviv, Ukraine. Participant.

LOCATION

  • Born 1985 in Odessa, Ukraine.
  • Lives and works in Odessa, Ukraine.

EDUCATION

  • 2007 - 2008
    Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Odessa, Ukraine
    Master in Environmental Design in Architecture, ЗВ СК No35314556 awarded with maximum honors
  • 2002 - 2007
    Odessa State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Odessa, Ukraine
    Bachelor in Architecture of Building and Structures, СК No30821830 awarded with maximum honors

AWARDS & GRANTS

  • 2016
    Semi-finalist of the 1st edition of INSPIRELI AWARDS 2016
    Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2014
    Grand Prize in category Culture
    Congress of initiatives in Eastern Europe, Lublin, Poland
  • 2012
    Ukrainian competition of contemporary art named after Nathan Altman
    Association of Art Galleries of Ukraine and Vinnitsa city administration, Vinnitsa, Ukraine
  • 2012
    Winner of POP-UP Festival LGZ / "The best city in the world"
    Moscow Department of Culture, Moscow, Russian Federation

RESIDENCIES

  • 2014
    LSS residencies, Warsztaty Kultury, Lublin, Poland
  • 2014
    Stypendysta Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego RP "Gaude Polonia", WRO Art Center, Wroclaw, Poland
  • 2012
    Muzychi Expanded History, Spiritual Values Institute and artist Alevtina Kakhidze, village Muzychi, Ukraine
  • 2007
    Summer Internship Program, Andrey Chernikhov Architecture and Design Studio, Moscow, Russian Federation

MEMBERSHIPS

  • 2018 - Present
    The jury of the world's largest architecture student competition and INSPIRELI AWARDS team, Prague, Czech Republic
  • 2013 - Present
    National Union of Journalists of Ukraine, Odessa, Ukraine