DANIIL AT BAR
Following Galkin's ongoing research he presents a reconstruction of the "egg”, one of Beirut's iconic structures left disfigured after the civil war. Upon discovering the origins of the Beirut City Center and associating it aesthetically and figuratively with an amputated limb, the artist reconstructs the monument in a sculptural form. The accompanying 'limbs' toppling over one another demonstrate the fleeting collective memory of those affected by war.
Daniil Galkin (b. 1985 in Dnipropetrovsk – lives and works in Dnipro, Ukraine) belongs to the young generation of Ukrainian artists shaping the understanding of the role and importance of contemporary art in Ukraine and abroad. In his art he investigates life of an individual within the system entailing all-round control and oppression. Galkin has participated in personal and group exhibitions held in Gangwon International Biennale 2018 (Gangneung, South Korea), Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art (Berlin), Saatchi Gallery (London), Moscow Museum of Modern Art (Moscow), Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum (Bratislava), CzechCentre (Prague), Bienalle Arsenale 2012 (Kiev) and on other locations.
Dates of residency: March - April 2018
Lives and works: Dnipropetrovsk
Education: Theatre-Arts College and Academy of Construction and Architecture.
2016 Nothing Common, Nothing Personal, Wschód Kultury Festival, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok
2016 When They Came, Pracownia R5, Bialystok
2016 Dream Paralysis, CCA Kronika, Bytom
2014 Premonition, project "Tumbleweed", Saatchi Gallery, London