Ralko Vlada



Born in 1969 in Kyiv. In 1987, she graduated from the T. G. Shevchenko Republican Art School, in 1994 – the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (workshop of Prof. V. Shatalin). Works with painting, graphics, sculpture, installation. Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1994. In 2017, she was recognized as one of the hundred most influential cultural figures in Ukraine, according to HB. Author of research texts, poetry, essays and critical articles about art and its connection with philosophy and politics. Lives and works in Kyiv.


2021 — VICTORY - TRIUMPH - RECREATION, Lviv National Art Gallery (Pidgoretsky Castle), Pidgortsy; GARDEN AFTER THE GODS, JUMP Contemporary Art Center, Poltava; HAVA NAGILA, Melitopol Museum of Local Lore, Melitopol; TIME THAT IS NOT SPENDED, Zaporizhzhia.city Hub, Zaporizhia; UKRAINE. OTHER VIEWS ON RELATIONSHIPS, International Cultural Centre, Krakow

2020 — Zone of Silence. Fragments, Shcherbenko Art Center, Kyiv; FEAR, Galeria Arsenał, Belostok; BETWEEN MINE AND THEREBY, Lviv National Gallery of Art (Pototsky Palace, Lozinsky Palace, I. G. Pinzel Museum), Lviv;

2019 — Things of value, ChervoneChorne gallery, Kaniv; Personal effects, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin; The phantom of liberty. Version, Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok; Exodus. Biruchiy 019. Montenegro, National museum of Montenegro, Cetinje; Kyiv History Museum, Kyiv; Kyiv diary, I. G. Pinzel Sculpture Museum, Lviv; War in museum, Kmytiv Museum of Soviet Art, Kmytiv; Wedding, Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv

2018 — Revolutionize!, Art Arsenal, Kyiv; A Space of One’s Own, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv; Liberty and its Phantom (with Volodymyr Budnikov), Chervonechorne gallery, Kaniv; Permanent revolution, Ludvig museum, Budapest; Reserv, Kyiv National Picture Gallery, Kyiv; Anatomy, Odessa Art Museum, Odesa; Fashion Show, Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv

2017 —  Holiday Canceled! – Exhibition of the Kyiv International – Kyiv Biennale 2017, Kyiv; Three steps (with Volodymyr Budnikov), Central House of Artists, Kiev; Imminent amongst forgotten, Voloshyn Gallery, Kiev

2016 — Our national body, National Taras Shevchenko museum, Kyiv; Art school, National museum of russian art, Kyiv; Contact line (with Volodymyr Budnikov), Chervonechorne gallery, Kaniv

2015 — The school of Kyiv – Kyiv Biennial 2015, Kyiv; On the board, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv; Our national body, Galeria Arsenał, Białystok; Shelter, Chervonechorne gallery (Art Kyiv, Art arsenal); Fantasies. Reality, National Art museum of Ukraine, Kyiv; Lest the two seas meet, Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; IV Odessa biennale of contemporary art, main project "Manifesto", Museum of Odessa modern Art

2014 — T.H., National Taras Shevchenko museum, Kyiv; Poet's refuge (with Volodymyr Budnikov), Chervonechorne gallery, Kaniv; Referendum on withdrawal from the human race, Teatr Powszechny, Warsaw; Premonition: Ukrainian art now, Saatchi Gallery, London; The Ukrainians, DAAD gallery, Berlin; The drop in the ocean, Kunstlerhouse, Wienna; The show within the show, Art Arsenal, Kyiv; White pages, Karas Gallery, Kyiv

2013 — Surface, Karas Gallery, Kyiv; Inside, Karas Gallery, Kyiv

2012 — Heat (with Volodymyr Budnikov), Grand Sculpture Salon, Art Arsenal, Kyiv; Captivated gaze, Arsenale 2012, Karas Gallery, Kyiv; Artists draw A4, Karas Gallery, Kyiv

2011 — Heat (with Volodymyr Budnikov), GuGa Gallery, Gurzuf; Boys and girls (with Volodymyr Budnikov), Ya-Gallery Art Centre, Kyiv

2010 — Art-kyiv, Art Arsenal, Kyiv
2009 — Military sanatorium, Karas Gallery, Kyiv; Simple things, art kyiv, Karas Gallery, Ukrainian House, Kyiv;

2008 — Envy to reality, Karas Gallery, Kyiv; Signs, Bereznitsky gallery, Berlin; Gogol fest, Lavra Gallery, Kyiv

2007 — Twins, art moscow, Karas Gallery, Central House of Artists, Moscow; must have, Ya-Gallery Art Centre, Kyiv; Shool wool, Paperworks Gallery, Moscow; Shool wool, Moscow Biennale, Central House of Artists, Moscow; Scholarship of CCN GRAZ, Graz

2006 — Sliding, Ya-Gallery Art Centre, Kyiv; Twins, Atelier Karas Gallery, Kyiv

2005 — Pink fortifited, Atelier Karas Gallery, Kyiv

2004 — Simple man, Atelier Karas Gallery, Kyiv; Chinese Erotic Diary, Guelman Gallery, Moscow; Farewell to arms, Art Arsenal, Kyiv

2003 — Firstcollection, Central House of Artists, Kyiv; Donumenta, Regensburg; Ageofromanticism, Palace of Fine Arts, Lviv

2002 — Chinese erotic diary, Guelman Gallery, Kyiv; Behind the screen, Atelier Karas Gallery, Kyiv; Girls, nymphettes, girls, nymphettes, Rebell Minds Gallery, Berlin

2001 — Works on paper, Alipy Gallery, Kyiv; Painting, etching, In den Gerbgruben Gallery, Burgenland; Prize of ukrainian triennale of painting, Kyiv

2000 — Paradize, Ra Gallery, Kyiv; New trends, Central House of Artists, Kyiv; Chimelice custle residence, CCA, Prague

1997 — Better times, Tadzio Gallery, Kyiv; Better times, Museum of Kyiv History, Kyiv 1995 — Treasures of forgotten country, Lincoln Center, NY