Serhii Sviatchenko is Danish-Ukrainian architect, artist, graduated from Kharkov National University of Construction and Architecture in 1975, followed by a PhD “Means of Visual Information in Architecture” from Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture in 1986. He is a photographer, painter, filmmaker, member of the Danish visual artists and graphics (BKF), winner of the Yellow Pencil Award 2007, London. Furthermore, today, he is one of the world’s most influential collage artists for his ground-breaking art work the series “LESS” (2004).
From 1990, he has lived and worked in Denmark. A provocateur in the world of contemporary art, Sviatchenko’s collages and paintings have been exhibited in Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Canada, and the USA. In addition they have featured in celebrated magazines such as Dazed & Confused, AnOther, Kilimanjaro, Varoom, Elephant, This is a magazine, Viewpoint and Blueprint. He is also the founder and editor of art /fashion journal ‘Close Up and Private’, which looks to capture the discourse between clothing, fashion and image. His works are exhibited in the collection of the Danish Royal Court, in private and museum collections in Ukraine and abroad and he has been published in several books and monographs including Sergei Sviatchenko: Collages by Rick Poynor (Schlebrügge, Vienna, 2014), Everything Goes Right and Left if You Want it. Art by Sergei Sviatchenko (Gestalten, Berlin, 2012), and Sergei Sviatchenko I am collage. An art biography by Jørn Jacobsen (Lindhardt & Ringhof, Copenhagen, 2018).
In Ukraine, his name is strongly associated with the first contemporary Ukrainian art exhibitions of the 1980s and the Soviart Contemporary Art Centre, where he was one of the founders — representative of the New Ukrainian Wave. Today he is the founder and a creative director of Less Festival for Contemporary Collage Art in Viborg, Denmark. www.sergeisviatchenko.com www.sviatchenko.dk www.lessfestivalofcollage.com www.closeupandprivate.com
Serhii Sviatchenko (Kyiv-Viborg) about modern collage exhibition "Tribute to Viborg" in the Viborg Municipality.