“PREVIEW”: an exhibition of media art from the participants of the visual program of PORTO FRANKO 2018

This year the Pototsky Palace will host an media art exhibition ‘Preview’ of the participants of the festival Visual Program. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with the works of all participants of the visual program of the festival at once.


Yuri Borynets

Yuri Borynets was born in 1975 in Kalush (Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine). He graduated from the Institute of Arts of Vasyl Staphanyk Precarpathian National University. His current place of residence is Nadvirna (Ivano-Frankivsk region, Ukraine).

Painting keeps being the basic medium for Yuri Borynets. The artist exhibits his expressive figurative paintings in combination with installation and performance.



Brian Fernandes-Halloran


Brian Fernandes-Halloran was born in 1984 in New York, where he lives now.

The artist works with materials which he finds near his workshop, he examines their potential and designs minimalistic sculptures of used, abandoned, thrown out and broken objects. In his works, Brian reflects on relationship between goods and their consumers: “Everything matters. Hiding things or marking them as worthless does not make them non-existent”.


Zhanna Kadyrova

Zhanna Kadyrova was born in 1981 in Brovary (Kyiv region, Ukraine). At the present time, she lives and works in Kyiv. Zhanna graduated Taras Shevchenko State Art School, she holds The Kazimir Malevich Artistic Award, The Sergei Kuryokhin Contemporary Art Award, The Main Prize of Kyiv Sculpture Project 2012 and The First Special Prize of PinchukArtCentre (2011).

Her works have been widely featured at recent projects: the 55th Venice Biennale, Moscow Biennale and an Exhibition in Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Since 2004, Kadyrova has been a co-founder and a participant of R.A.P. (Ukrainian abbreviation for Revolutionary Experimental Space) band together with Ksenia Hnylytska, Mykyta Kadan, Volodymyr Kuznietsov, Olesia Khomenko, Lada Nakonechna.


Alina Kleitman

Alina Kleitman was born in 1991 in Kharkiv (Ukraine), where she got a degree in art: at first, in studios of local sculptors, artists and graphic artists, then at Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Fine Arts (Faculty of Sculpture). She graduated Rodchenko Moscow School of Photography and Multimedia (Video Art and Installation workshop of Kirill Preobrazhensky). In 2010, Alina opened a laboratory-gallery “y rozu” where she has coordinated a number of personal and group exhibitions. Her current place of residence is Kyiv.

Alina Kleitman produces mainly video works, appearing in the majority of her films as the main character. In 2015, she was awarded The Second Special Prize of PinchukArtCentre. In 2018, she received The Audience Award of PinchukArtCentre for her work “Ask Your Mother”.


Volodymyr Kuznietsov

Volodymyr Kuznietsov was born in 1976 in Lutsk (Ukraine). He graduated Lviv National Academy of Arts at the Department of Art Textile. Now, he lives and works in Kyiv.

Since 2004, he has been a co-founder and a participant of R.A.P. (Ukrainian abbreviation for Revolutionary Experimental Space) band together with Ksenia Hnylytska, Mykyta Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Olesia Khomenko, Lada Nakonechna.

In cooperation with Inga Tsimprikh and Inhela Johanson he has founded the Centre for Communication and Context (2006). He is also a co-founder of “Khudrada” (The Arts Council) – a self-educational community based on cross-sectoral interactions (2008).

In his work, Volodymyr Kuznietsov focuses on esthetics of the everyday and presence of the archaic in the modern, he works with concepts of memory and experience.


Sasha Kurmaz

Sasha Kurmaz was born in 1986 in Kyiv. He graduated The National Academy of Culture and Arts Management. He was a finalist of The Kazimir Malevich Artistic Award, a resident of The Isolation Fund in Donetsk and Artitude Kunstverein in Berlin.

His art works are based on the local context. He started with graffiti and went on with interventions into public space, though by different means. Sasha creates socially engaged art works, the main medium being photography.



A French artist OX was born in 1963 in a small town in the North-Central part of France and graduated The Arts Déco School in Paris.

After acquaintance with an artist Jean Faucheur, he founded an art group “Frères Ripoulin”, continuing his traditions of street interventions. The group works with urban context, creating art interventions on commercial billboards. OX says: “Painting on any kind of surface was our mode of expression: it was impulsive and parodic, founded on pop culture, with a certain inclination to bad taste”.

OX combines art interventions into urban space with exhibitions of his paintings in art galleries. Since 2010, he has participated in urban art festivals. His current place of residence is Paris.


Serhiy Petlyuk

Serhiy Petlyuk was born in 1981 in Ivano-Frankivsk (Ukraine). He graduated Vasyl Staphanyk Precarpathian National University and Lviv National Academy of Arts. In 2009 and 2011 he was a scholarship holder of the Gaude Polonia Scholarship Program of the Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. He works in different genres: installations, video installations, new media, painting. He is one of the founders and a member of an Art Foundation KOMA. He currently resides in Lviv.


Volodymyr Topiy

Volodymyr Topiy was born in 1979 in Sudova Vyshnia (Lviv region, Ukraine). He is currently living in Lviv. In 2003, he graduated Lviv National Academy of Arts with a degree in Interior Design. Volodymyr’s work involves painting and performance, focusing on associative interaction with audience, he often deals with concepts of religion, ideology and culture. He’s been a participant of such festivals as The Week of Contemporary Art and Days of Performance Art in Lviv.


A curator and lecturer Krzysztof  Krushinsky was born in 1985 in Krakow. He does research on theory and art practices of the 20th century, the main subjects of his research work being dematerialization, micro-utopias and procedurality.

Krzysztof  Krushinsky was a curator of 4 International festivals of modern experimental music. His current place of residence is Chernivtsi.