Bevza, Petro

The one that is at home, 2016
Oil on canvas
27 x 23 in
Find me, 2018
Oil on canvas
62 x 47 in
Fourth principle, 2018
Oil on canvas
23 x 13 in
Following, 2018
Oil on canvas
35 x 23 in
Spring, 2018
Oil on canvas
25 x 25 in
Ros River is here, 2017
Oil on canvas
27 x 23 in
Prysvyata Sophii, 2017
Oil on canvas
11 x 11 in
Light, 2018
Oil on canvas
31 x 19 in
Dyskurs, 2017
Oil on canvas
39 x 27 in
Shid Makkeny, 2017
Oil on canvas
38 x 12 in
Sribnyi prostir,2017
Oil on canvas
62 x 47 in
Space, 2017
Oil on canvas
39 x 27 in
Space 2, 2017
Oil on canvas
62 x 47 in
Space 3, 2017
Oil on canvas
55 x 51 in
Space 4, 2017
Oil on canvas
55 x 51 in
Space 5, 2017
Oil on canvas
47 x 41 in
Space 6, 2017
Oil on canvas
39 x 27 in
Space 7, 2017
Oil on canvas
39 x 27 in
Pont de Quebec, 2013
Oil on canvas
27.6 x 37.4 in
Water, 2013
Oil on canvas
88.6 x 43.4 in
Chudo, 2013
Oil on canvas
59 x 88.6 in
Pilgrim, 2014
Oil on canvas
23.6 x 17.7 in
The Light, 2014
Oil on canvas
88.6 x 47.2 in
Pilgrim, 2014
Oil on canvas
23.6 x 17.7 in
The Horseman, 2014
Acrylic and oil on canvas
88.6 x 47.2 in
Hide and Seek, 2013
Oil on canvas
27.6 x 27.6 in
Noga Sudby, 2011
Oil on canvas
88 x 78 in
MANIFESTO

Art is a transition between the environment and our way of living in it.

We balance between two opposite worlds—the virtual (fictitious) world of information and the surrounding environment.

Our way is to find the equilibrium.

Our aim is to interweave Ukrainianness into the language of contemporary art. 

Our task is to define the communicative bridge between the Earth and the personality’s Universe.

Our method is the application of fundamental concepts and the crystallization of their initial state.

The concept “to be” emerges initially in the tradition, to appear in a corresponding cultural form.

Art means an act of will on a site where phenomena reflect. 

Petro Bevza


Маніфест

Мистецтво - перехід між навколишнім середовищем і нашим способом життя в ньому.
Ми балансуємо між двома протилежними світами – між віртуальним світом інформації та довкіллям.
Наш шлях – пошук рівноваги.
Наша мета – вплітання українізмів у мову сучасного образотворчого мистецтва.
Наша робота – будувати комунікативний міст між місцями осілості властивих Україні знаків і символів та універсумом особистості.
Наш метод - пошук архетипів і кристалізація їх сутностей.
Поняття «бути» означає з'являтися у відповідній культурній формі.
Мистецтво – акт волі на місці відбиття явищ.

Petro Bevza


Petro Bevza was born in 1963 in Ukraine.  He graduated from the National Academy of Arts and Architecture in 1985 and is a member of the National Artists Union of Ukraine since 1990.  The artist currently resides and works in Kiev and Vyshneve, Ukraine.

           

Solo Exhibitions

 

2017

•  “Rebirth,“ N2N Gallery (Abu-Dhaby, UAE), catalogue

•  “Petro Bevza. Jordan,” The Andrey Sheptytsky National Museum in Lviv. (Ukraine), catalogue

•  “Anthology,” Contemporary Art Center “Art Cafedra” (Lutsk, Ukraine), catalogue

•  “Petro Bevza. Jordan,” National Museum of Ukrainian Folk Decorative Art. (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

  

2016

•  “Petro Bevza. Jordan,” Ukrainian Institute of America (New York, USA), catalogue

•  “Petro Bevza. Jordan,” Contemporary Art Center “White World”. (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue  

•  “Petro Bevza. Jordan,” Odesa Art Museum. (Odesa, Ukraine), catalogue  

• “Ambiguous abstractions,” Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2015

• “The Play Goes On,“ N2N Gallery (Abu-Dhaby, UAE), catalogue

• “Anno Domini,” Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Image,” Our gallery (Sumy, Ukraine)

 

2014

• “ Following the Inner Light ,” Ukrainian Institute of America (New York, USA), catalogue

• “We just were ...". Together with Mykola Zhuravel. National Museum of Taras Shevchenko (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Flowers 2014," Gallery "Tryptych" (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2013

• “Bevza / Play,” “ Art Kiev Contemporary 2013,” Center of Arts “Mystetskyi Arsenal”

(Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “The Play Goes On,” Bottega Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Presence,” Nest Gallery (Geneva, Switzerland)

• “Presence,” Tryptykh Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Presence,” Bezpala Brown Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

 

2012

• ”Spaces of gravitation. Grass,” Tryptykh Gallery, “Arsenale 2012”. First bienalle of contemporary art (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2011

• “Foot of Destiny,” Tryptych Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Islands,” AVS-art Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), album

 

2010

• “And Someone Else With Me,” Bezpala Brown Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

• “Painting,” AVS-art Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2009

• “Irises,” Tryptych Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Theodosics,” Sumy city Gallery (Sumy, Ukraine), catalogue

 

2008

• “Elegies,” Bottega Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Sinai,” Gamla Vaster Gallery (Malme , Sveden), catalogue

 

2007

• “Tski,” Tryptykh Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine) catalogue

• “In Natura. All Theodosics,” Atelier Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “In Natura,” Center for Contemporary Art Soviart (Kyiv, Ukraine), album

 

2006

• “Coordinates of Space,” Gallery Gamla Vaster (Malme, Sveden), catalogue

 

2005

• “Landscape,” Atelier Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2004

• “Theodosics-2,” Atelier Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Theodosics,” Kharkiv City Art Gallery (Kharkiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

2003

• “Goat Jump” Atelier Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Ukrainian Idea. Textual project,” A.C.C. Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Painting and Photography,” Vidrodzhennya International Fund (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Theodosics,” Center for Contemporary Art Soviart (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

2002

• “Lyric,” Tryptykh Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Painting,” ArtEast Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2000

• “Transition,” Atelier Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “ Bevza / Painting ” Ukrainian Institute of America (New York, USA)

 

1999

• “White Shadow,” Atelier Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Early Bevza,” Irena Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

1998

• “Painting and Sculpture,” Kunstkaufhaus Gallery (Leipzig, Germany)

• “Totalitarianism. Art-project,” A. C. C. Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

1997

• “Printemps d`Ukraine,” Robin-Leadouze Gallery (Paris, France), catalogue

 

1995

• “C`est moi. Reality of Abstraction,” National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine),

catalogue

 

1992

• “Art of Petro Bevza,” Vidrodzhennya International Fund (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Art of Bevza,” The French Culture Center, Embassy of France in Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

 

Selected Group exhibitions

 

2017

   •  «Territory soul». Contemporary Art Museum «Plastart.» (Chernihiv, Ukraine)

•  «Ukrainian Abstract Painting.» The central hall for exhibitions of the National Artist Union of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

•  «200 years of loneliness«. National Museum of Taras Shevchenko (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

2016

•  «Abu Dhabi Art 2016.» Manarat Al Saadiyat. (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)

•  «Our people». Unlimited Art Foundation. Lavra Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

•  «Kyiv Myth. Visual metaphors of Kyiv identity«. Hlibnia exhibition hall, St.Sophia (Kyiv, Ukraine)

•  «Ukrainian Painting Trienalle.» The central hall for exhibitions of the National Artist Union of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

•  «200 years of loneliness«. National Museum of Taras Shevchenko (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

2015

• «Bevza, Lytvynenko, Tverdy, Zhuravel. Spaces of Gravity». Contemporary Art Museum Plastart. (Chernihiv, Ukraine)

• «Dialogues. Time to hear». Lavra Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• «Ukrainian Landscape». Mystetskiy Arsenal, (Kyiv, Ukraine) , catalogue

 

2014

• «Strength of Materials», Modern Art Research Institute (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• «Coast», Natavan Gallery. (Baku, Azerbaidjan)

• «The Fire of Love», Center for Contemporary Art M17 (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2013

• «Art Kyiv Contemporary 2013». “Mystetskyi Arsenal” (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “ Match Point. The moment before the new life. IV Fine Art Kiev Ukraine ”,

Center of Arts “Mystetskyi Arsenal” (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Comunication XXI. “ Museum of Modern Art (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

2012

• “ Art Kyiv Contemporary 2012”, Center of Arts “Mystetskyi Arsenal”

    (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Arboreal force. “ National Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts of Ukraine.

   (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Spaces of gravity. Kyiv School.“ Odesa Museum of Western and Oriental Art.

   (Odesa, Ukraine), catalogue

• «Art Toronto 2012». Metro Toronto Covention Centre. (Toronto, Canada), catalogue

• “Contemporary Ukrainian art. “ Russian Museum. Chocolate House.

   (Kyiv, Ukraine) , catalogue

• “Ukrainian alternative twentieth. “ Museum of Modern Art (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Nomady, Environment of life” Lavra Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

2011

• “Ten years”. Institute of problems of modern art» (Kyiv, Ukraine).

• “Animals”. Art Republic Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine).

• “Christmas variety show”. Gallery «Triptych» (Kyiv, Ukraine).

• “Ukrainian alternative XX”. Museum of modern art (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue.

• “Prosto. Art,” National Art Museum of Ukraine, (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Spaces of Gravity,” Lavra Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

2010

• “Spaces of Gravity,” Aircraft Gallery (Bratislava, Slovakia), catalogue

• “Spaces of Gravity,” Bezpala Brown Gallery (Toronto, Canada)

• “Ukrainski Przekroj. Sztuka wspolchesna Ukrainy,” Warstaty Kultury (Lublin, Poland), catalogue

• “Wir arbeiten ihr sprint. Ausstellung und Vortrage,” The central hall for exhibitions of the National Artist Union of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Ukrainian Alternative XX,” Dukat Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Inner world of Contemporary Art,” Book and print history museum, National Kiev-Pechersk Historic-Cultural Preserve (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “A4, paper,” Atelier Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

2009

• “Holy Lamb of Truth. Ukrainian Sacral Art,” Hlibnia exhibition hall, National Reserve St. Sophia Cathedral (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Artists Draw. A4,” Atelier Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Ovidius,” GogolFest, Center of Arts “Mystetskyi Arsenal” (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Artvilnius'09 – the First International Contemporary Art Fair,” Litexpo (Vilnius, Lithuania), catalogue

• “Let Thy Name Be Sanctified,” Hlibnia exhibition hall, National Reserve

St. Sophia Cathedral (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Manifestation,” Plast-Art Gallery (Chernihiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Those Concerned,” Bottega Gallery (Kiev, Ukraine)

 

2008

• “Eastern Neighbors Remote Shelter,” Stefanus Cultural center, StichtingCulturalAid (Utrecht, Netherlands), catalogue

• “Ukrainian Sacral Art of Late ХХ - Early ХХІ Century,” Zamostyan Arts Gallery at NaUKMA (Kiev, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Our Time - Our Space,” National Museum of Taras Shevchenko (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Carte Blanche. Manifestation,” Mykola House Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Hidden Worlds. Object of Land-art of Sheshory festival / Select,” Lavra Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Territory of the Soul. Festival of Contemporary Art,” Plast-Art Gallery (Chernihiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Border Zone. Without time,” International Land-art symposium in Mogrytsa (Sumshchyna,Ukraine), catalogue

• “Space Borderlands. Without time“, Bottega Gallery (Kiev, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Exhibit for National Artist Union of Ukraine 70th Anniversary,” The central hall for exhibitions of the National Union of artists of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Nomads. On the line of horizon,” Kyivan Kaponeir fortress (Kiev, Ukraine) catalogue

• “Nomads. On the line of horizon,” Exhibition hall of the National Aerospace Educational Center (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine) catalogue

• Kyiv-Karas-Gallery. Davis Casa (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)

• “Portrait of the Artist,” Tryptykh Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2007

• “Art-Manege’2007,” Manege (Moscow, Russia), catalogue

• “Reminiscence,” Ukrainian Center of Folk Culture Ivan Honchar Museum (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Contemporary art of Ukraine,” Hobby Gallery (Tbilisi, Georgia), catalogue

• “Gogol-Portrait,” Center of Arts “Mystetskyi Arsenal” (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Akt,” Tryptykh Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2006

• “Contemporary art of Ukraine,” Lufcik Gallery (Warsaw, Poland) 

• “Four Artists from the Ukraine,” Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery (Atlanta, USA)

• “Anblick - Durchblick – Lichtblick. Bevza, Lebedynets, Lytvynenko. Painting,” Anixis Gallery (Baden, Switzerland)

• “Contemporary art of Ukraine,” Ukrainian Institute of America (New York, USA)

 

2005

• “Art-Manege’2005,” Manege (Moscow, Russia), catalogue

• “Homo Erraticus,” Art Exhibition Hall (Klaipeda, Vilnius, Lithuania), catalogue

• International Art Salon. Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia), catalogue

• “New Manifestation,” Zaporizhya Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Exhibition Hall (Zaporizhya, Ukraine), catalogue

• “An Artistic YES to 'Our Ukraine' Party,” Gallery Rogers (Washington, USA), catalogue

 

2004

• Fourth International Art Festival, Galakunsthaus (Magdeburg, Germany), catalogue

• “350 Years Later,” Kharkiv City Art Gallery (Kharkiv, Ukraine)

• International Land Art and Ethnic Music Symposium in Sheshory (Kosiv Region, Ukraine)

• “Landscape: Ground – Bevza, Water–Lytvynenko,” Dzyga Art Center (Lviv, Ukraine)

• “An Artistic YES to the Organge Revolution Party,” Central Exhibition Hall of the National Artist Union of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Letter to Putin from the Ukrainian People” Central Exhibition Hall of the National Artist Union of Russia (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “350 Years Later,”  Central Exhibition Hall of the National Artist Union of Ukraine

(Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “350 Years Later,” Dzyga Art Center (Lviv, Ukraine)

 

2003

• Exhibition of “Cretaceous Period-2003” Projects, Center for Contemporary Art Soviart (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Invasio,” Central Exhibition Hall of the National Artist Union of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Three Dimensions. Bevza, Donin, Nakorchevsky,” International Bienalle of Photography in Kyiv, Tryptykh Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Theodosics,” Center for Contemporary Art Soviart (Kyiv, Ukraine), personal, catalogue

• “Four Steps. Painting,” ArtEast Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2002

• “Ukrainische Malerai,” ArtLaue Gallery (Avenches, Switzerland)

• “Cretaceous Period,” Center for Contemporary Art Soviart (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Art of Ukraine,” Central House of Artists (Moscow, Russia), catalogue

• “Cretaceous Period,” International Land Art Symposium in Mogrytsa (Sumshchyna, Ukraine), catalogue

• “New Directions,” Central Exhibition Hall of the National Artist Union of Ukraine

(Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Symbols,” Hlibnia exhibition hall, National Reserve St. Sophia Cathedral (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

2001

• “Sophic Symbols of Existence,” Hlibnia exhibition hall, National Reserve St. Sophia Cathedral (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Ukrainische Malerai,” Doctorhous Gallery (Oberdisbah, Switzerland)

• “Contemporaneity of Art,” Atelier Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Bevza and Lytvynenko, Free Fields,” Centre PasquArt (Biel-Bienne, Switzerland), catalogue

• Ukrainische Kulturtage in Switzerland, Conservatory Hall of Bern (Bern, Switzerland)

• “Ten years of Independence,” Lavra Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Open Circle” International Land Art Symposium in Kuressaare  (Saaremaa, Estonia)

• “Line of Power,” Dnipropetrovsk History

Museum (Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine)

• “Space Between,” Atelier Karas Gallery

(Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “XX Ukrainian Artists (End of the Century),” National Art Museum (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “III Biennale of Ukrainian Art,” Central Exhibition Hall of the National Artist Union of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

2000

• “White Transition,” National Art Museum (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Transition. Painting,” Central Exhibition Hall of  the National Artist Union of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Transition. Bevza, Lytvynenko, Malyshko,” Center for Contemporary Art (affiliated to NaUKMA and founded by G.Soros) (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

1999

• The “Heritage” art project, 4th International Art Festival (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “National Art Rating of Ukraine“, Center for Contemporary Art Soviart (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• Land Art Project “God Save Us” (Tadyivka, Kyivska Oblast, Ukraine)

• Land Art Project “White Shadow” (Kyiv-Varva, Chernygivska Oblast, Ukraine)

 

1998

• “Myths and Symbols,” Atelier Karas Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Behold Ukraine,” Lavra Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

 

• “Art of XX Century Ukraine,” Ukrainian House (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Minimal Art Discount,” Gallery S.a.r.l. (Luxembourg), catalogue

 

1997

• “Gang. Art of New Ukraine,” Bayerischen Landesvertretung, (Bonn, Germany), catalogue

• 2nd International Art-festival, Ukrainian House (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

1996

• “Du Vague a l`Art,” Tutesall Central Exhibition Hall (Luxembourg), catalogue

• Salon International D’Art’96 Contemporain, Nicexpo (Nice, France), catalogue

• “Bevza, Lebedynets, Lytvynenko. Еt Caetera,” National Art Museum of Ukraine, (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “New Space,” The hall for exhibitions Kyiv-Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Art of Ukraine,” Palffuho Palas (Bratislava, Slovakia)

• “Et Caetera,” International Academy of  Environment (Geneve, Swiss)

• “Et Caetera,” Found Hans Seidel (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

1994

• “Syntheses – Slavutich' 94,” Slavutich Gallery (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Rencontres Franko-Ukrainiennes,” Ukrainian House (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “L`art Contrmporain en Ukraine,” Musee l`Army de Roi (Bruxelles, Belgue)

 

1993

• “L`ART en Ukraine,” Musee d`Avgustinian (Toulouze, France), catalogue

• “Pictorial plastic arts`93,” National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine), catalogue

 

 

1991

• International Bienalle Vidrodzhennya `91, Lviv Picture Gallery (Lviv, Ukraine), catalogue

• “Sedniv’ 91,” Central Exhibition Hall of the National Artist Union of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• “Painting and Sculpture (jointly with O.Pinchuk, sculpture),” Cinema House (Kyiv, Ukraine)

 

 

Merits

 

·         Grant  Foundation Pro Helvetia from the Centre PasquArt. Biel-Bienne, Switzerland), 2001

·         Grant Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA founded by G.Soros from the       Center for Contemporary Art at NaUKMA founded by G.Soros, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2000

·         First place in the 1999 project of the year contest organised by the Center for Contemporary Art Soviart, Kyiv, Ukraine, 1999

·         Honor prize Zolotyi Peretyn, title Artist of the Year at 2nd International ART festival. Kyiv, Ukraine, 1997

·         Honor prize of Salon International D`ART Contemporain. Nice, France, 1996

·         Honor diploma of the city of Kiev for the best piece of painting art of the year 1994. Kyiv, Ukraine, 1994

 

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