MUHi 2021 awards ceremony

Published: 18.11.2021

The awards ceremony for the winners of the MUHi 2021 competition will take place on November 25 at 19:00.

The MUHі competition is a multifunctional project aimed at consistent and long-term work with the support of Ukrainian artists and artists at the stage of their formation. This year the project is being implemented for the eighth time.

The MUHi 2021 competition received 257 applications from female artists, painters, and art groups. Now in the space of the exhibition partner – the Center for Contemporary Art M17, nine finalists and a finalist are presenting their projects:

  •  Nastia Didenko (Kyiv) 
  • Yullia Zakharova (Kyiv) 
  • Alexandra KAdxevich (Odesa) 
  • Olena Kovach (Lutsk / Krakow) 
  • Olha Kuziura (Mostyska / Lviv) 
  • Zoia Laktionova (Mariupol / Kyiv) 
  • Anna Manankina (Kharkiv) 
  • Pavla Nikitina (Kyiv / Brno) 
  • Mariia Stoianova (Kyiv) 
  • Oleksandr Sirous (Kharkiv / Kyiv) 

The total prize fund of MUHі 2021 is UAH 70,000. The winner receives a cash prize of UAH 40,000 for the opportunity to realize a personal project in the gallery space (or under the auspices) of the Shcherbenko Art Center in 2022. Two more winners will receive cash prizes of UAH 15,000 and institutional support in the implementation of their exhibition project.

A team of experts:

  • Dmytro Golets – curator, co-founder of the auction house “Corners”;
  • Sasha Gomeniuk – art historian and director of the Hales gallery in London;
  • Ilya Zabolotnyi – art critic and curator of the artistic program of the British Council in Ukraine;
  • Gunnar Kvaran – director of the Astrup-Fearnley Museum of Contemporary Art in Oslo;
  • Anastasiya Platonova – culture journalist, art critic, cultural manager;
  • Oleg Sosnov – curator of visual projects, collector of works of contemporary Ukrainian and foreign artists;
  • Ulf Hausbrandt – Director of the Austrian Cultural Foundation in Kyiv;
  • Lesia Khomenko – artist, curator and tutor of the evening and two-year Contemporary Art program at KAMA;
  • Natalia Shpytkovska – director of the M17 Contemporary Art Center;
  • Daryna Yakymova – curator, art critic, head of the contemporary art sector of the National Art Museum of Ukraine.

During the event, Vladimir Gnatenko will play a live set, as well as a presentation of video cards from the team, which includes: Marina Bernaz – director, Oleg Metlinsky, and Alexander Lubensky – cameramen, Alexander Yuditsky – producer.

The project was implemented with the support of the Ukrainian Cultural Foundation. Competition partners: M17 Contemporary Art Center, Arctic Paper, Havas Village, Osnovy, AEQUO Law Firm.

The project can be seen until December 5, 2021, at the address of st. Antonovich, 102-104, Kyiv, 03150

+380 (67) 310-66-31; +380 (67) 310-66-21

Tuesday – Sunday, 11:00 – 21:00

Free entrance by registration: