27—28 April

Zhanna Gladko

The address to Zhanna's studio is Myntgata 2, room 117, 2nd floor, 0151 Oslo
The studio is open Sunday April 23rd

– in 2003-2008 the artist was studying at the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, the Department of Easel Graphics. Since 2010, she has been involved in professional activities, also taking part in numerous exhibitions. All the artist’s works, through the strategy of constructing ambivalent images, are aimed at rethinking/deconstructing extensive concepts, such as the system of art and society, religion and culture, history and memory, gender policy, the analysis of the role of contemporary museum, the subject of identity crisis, etc. At the same time, Zhanna Gladko deliberately profanes and at the same time actualizes/enhances the above-mentioned issues by exploring them through her private experience.

installation, photography, video, performance

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Inciting Force, Zhanna Gladko, installation fragment, 2012, personal exhibition project Inciting Force, Ў Gallery of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
Relentless flow of time gladko 2022
Relentless Flow of Time, Zhanna Gladko, installation, glass, ash, 2022, within the art festival Hvitsten Salong, Hvitsten, Norway
Vicious ciecle 2021
Vicious Circle, Zhanna Gladko, installation of piano strings, 2021, performance within the project Echoes-Voices from Belarus, ECLAT Festival, Musik der Jahrhunderte, Kunstzentrum Karlskaserne, Ludwigsburg, Germany
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A series of self-portraits from the Inciting Force cycle, Zhanna Gladko, photography, metal, 2011-2016, installation fragment within the group exhibition project Biography: Model for Assembly, Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia



2003 – 2009, Belorussian State Academy of Arts, Minsk, Belarus
1997 – 2003, Republican College of Art, Minsk, Belarus

Selected solo exhibitions:

2016, Inciting Force, Dalan Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia
2016, Inciting Force, State Museum of Georgian Literature, Tbilisi, Georgia
2015, Untitled. Road records, Supermarket 2015, Stockholm, Sweden
2012, Inciting Force, “Ў” Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
2010, Ambivalent, “Ў” Gallery, Minsk, Belarus

Selected group exhibitions:

2022, Secondary Archive project, Manifesta Biennial, Kosovo, Pristina
2022, Hvitsten Salong, art festival, Hvitsten, Norway
2022, Frau mit Automat, Supermarket 2022, Stockholm, Sweden
2022, Queer Runaways in frames of Not Human Art Week, Halle 60, Aachen, Germany
2022, When The Sun Is Low —The Shadows Are Long, GfZK – Museum of Contemporary Art, Leipzig, Germany
2022, When The Sun Is Low — The Shadows Are Long, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
2022, Gray Mandorla Manifest, Gray Mandorla Studio, Poznan, Poland
2022, Echoes. Voices from Belarus III, ECLAT Hybrid Festival / Musik der Jahrhunderte, Hospitalkirche, Stuttgart, Germany
2021, Red Line, within the Festival of Photography, KKKC, Klaipeda, Lithuania
2021, Every Night in frames of Berlin Art Week, Haus der Statistik, Berlin, Germany
2021, Echoes. Voices from Belarus II, ECLAT Festival, Karlskaserne Art Center / Music School, Ludwigsburg, Germany
2021, When forms become attitudes, gallery Krynki, Krynki, Poland
2021, Genius loci. Genius lost, National Center of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2021, Echoes. Voices from Belarus, ECLAT Festival, Stuttgart, Germany
2021, Every Day. Art. Solidarity. Resistance, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
2021, MORA ZMORA, Wladyslaw Orkan Museum, Rabka-Zdroj, Poland
2021, The Female Side Of The Moon, Galerie Z22, Berlin, Germany
2020, Belarus.Protest.Art., 59 Rivoli, Paris, France
2020, Belarus Art of Resistance, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2020, Be a Lady, space Conserva, Festival Month of Photography, Brest, Belarus
2020, B.A.R. (Belarus. Art. Revolution), Kulturfabrik Moabit, Berlin, Germany
2020, We Are People, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland
2020, Depersonalized, space KX, Brest, Belarus
2020, Fear, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
2020, Forbidden Zones, KX Space, Minsk, Belarus
2019, Experiential Time, ARTIM Project Space, Baku, Azerbaijan
2019, QueerBiennale, Studio 4413, Saint Petersburg, Russia
2019, Biography: A Model Kit, MMOMA, Moscow, Russia
2019, Where now, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin, Poland
2018, ZBOR,“Ў” Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
2018, Four days on the road, Festival Art Prospekt, Kyiv, Ukraine
2018, NON-FASHION’3, National Center of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2018, Mater Materia, space KX, Brest, Belarus
2018, Los Atravesados, Treize gallery, within Queer Week festival, Paris, France
2018, Genitive, National Center of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2018, Utopia, a Place Doesn’t Exist, space Canteen XYZ, Minsk, Belarus
2017, Hold on / Let go, aff galerie, Berlin, Germany
2017, Shadow of Freedom, Paradzhanov Festival, Suputnik place, Lviv, Ukraine
2016, NON-FASHION’2, National Center of Contemporary Art, Minsk, Belarus
2016, QAI/BY, “Ў” Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
2016, ZBOR, IZOLYATSIA, Kyiv, Ukraine
2015, ZBOR, Arsenal Gallery, Bialystok, Poland
2015, Social Grid, gallery MENO NISA, Vilnus, Lithuania
2015, Social Grid, “Ў” Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
2015, All That is Solid Melts into Air, Bogdanovich Museum, Minsk, Belarus
2015, Diploma, “Ў” Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
2015, A – Art. F – Feminism Current Dictionary, gallery ISS MAG, gallery CИ, Moscow, Russia
2014, XXY, “Ў” Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
2014, Feminist (Art) Criticism, ЦЕХ, Minsk, Belarus
2014, PRAFOTA, ЦЕХ, Minsk, Belarus
2014, Apprehension of war, Tschechisches Zentrum, Berlin, Germany
2014, Alphabet, Art Gallery Vaschenko, Gomel, Belarus
2012, Hole Mole, “Aula” Gallery, Poznan, Poland
2012, Banners and Diaries, parallel program of the festival “Artisterium’5”, Literary Museum Tbilisi, Georgia
2012, Young Belarusian Art, Festival of private collections, flat Simon Mraz, Moscow, Russia
2012, The Palace Complex, Palace and Park Ensemble, Gomel, Belarus
2011, Free Fall, main program of the festival “Artisterium’4”, Tbilisi History Museum, Tbilisi, Georgia
2011, Ambivalent, Red October, Moscow, Russia
2011, She Cannot Say Heaven, “Ў” Gallery, Minsk, Belarus / “ARTVILNIUS’11”, Vilnius, Lithuania
2010, Oil Painting, “Ў” Gallery, Minsk, Belarus
2008, Photographic, Victory Theater, Minsk, Belarus

Residences, plein air and stipend:

2022, Safe Muse (residence), Oslo, Norway
2022, Goethe Institute Scholarship for promotion and development of artistic activity / Within the framework of ECHOES – Voices from Belarus IV, Berlin, Germany
2022, AiR Berlin Alexanderplatz (residence), Berlin, Germany
2020, Nida Art Colony (residence), Nida, Lithuania
2019, YARAT (residence), Baku, Azerbaijan
2019, Gaude Polonia Scholarship Program of the Minister of Culture, Bialystok, Poland
2018, Four days on the road, Art Prosрect Festival, Kyiv, Ukraine
2017, Shadow of Freedom, within Paradzhanov Festival, Suputnik place, Lviv, Ukraine
2017, Dukley Summer School, Kotor, Montenegro