Zhanna Kadyrova

Ukrainian, b. 1981

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Zhanna Kadyrova

Ukrainian, b. 1981

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Although she works in multiple formats, Zhanna Kadryova is best known for her mosaics that critique Soviet aesthetic traditions by evoking the styles of Constructivism and Socialist Realism. Her use of the medium alludes to its history as an ideological art form during the Soviet era and its more decorative function following Ukrainian independence. In the installation Crowd (2012–13), she assembled collages of newspaper photographs on 40 glass panels, removing signifiers of context, geography, and class. The aggregation of faces functions as a metaphor for protests, demonstrating how individuality dissolves within larger political movements.

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Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
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Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Biography

Although she works in multiple formats, Zhanna Kadryova is best known for her mosaics that critique Soviet aesthetic traditions by evoking the styles of Constructivism and Socialist Realism. Her use of the medium alludes to its history as an ideological art form during the Soviet era and its more decorative function following Ukrainian independence. In the installation Crowd (2012–13), she assembled collages of newspaper photographs on 40 glass panels, removing signifiers of context, geography, and class. The aggregation of faces functions as a metaphor for protests, demonstrating how individuality dissolves within larger political movements.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Blue chip status
Blue chip representation
Represented by internationally reputable galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Palais de Tokyo, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Venice Biennale National Pavilion, and 1 more
Articles Featuring Zhanna Kadyrova
At the Venice Biennale, Balancing Hope with National Interests
May 9th, 2015
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