The mortification of Cerebrus

Artwork information

Name
The mortification of Cerebrus
Year
2013
Dimensions
60x40 cm
Catalog number
SOLY-16(2013)
Inscription

on the verso side: “Yaroslav Solop. The Plastic Mythology 2020. The mortification of Cerebrus. 3/5” and artist’s signature

About the artist

The mortification of Cerebrus

Yaroslav Solop (born 1979, Sokyriany, Chernivtsi Oblast, Ukraine) — artist, curator, researcher of photography, manager of cultural projects, author of research materials and publications on art, resides and works in Kyiv, Ukraine. Graduated from the faculty of design of the Lviv National Academy of Arts (Lviv, Ukraine) and FotoDepartament institute (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), where in 2012 wrote the qualification work “Theory and practice of the contemporary photography 2000-s – 2010-s”.

Received “Photographer of the Year — 2014” award in “Art-photography” category. Since 2017 has been a coordinator of the UPHA association (Ukrainian Photographic Alternative). Implements a wide range of medias in his practice, including graphics. Applies staged shooting, digital photomontage in his photographic projects. Created several photographic series, namely We (2006-2010), The Plastic Mythology (2011-2016), The Cold War (2016 – ongoing), The Last Haven (2017 – ongoing).

Since 2016 has been the ideologist and researcher of the archive of contemporary photographic heritage for the UkrainianPhotoFoundation (UPF) (Kyiv, Ukraine). In 2017-2021 — ideologist, chief editor of the UPHA MADE IN UKRAINE book (the first anthology of the contemporary Ukrainian photography, which embraces the period between 1980-s – 2020s, BOOKSHA publishing, 2021). Co-founder and chief editor of BOOKSHA publishing. Co-founder, curator of the art projects of the creative studio Ōagency.

Selected personal exhibitions:

2015 — “The Plastic Mythology project”, AXEL gallery, Stockholm, Sweden (curators — Bea Tigerholm and Misha Pedan)

2017 — “The Plastic Mythology project”, CLOSER art space, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Daria Shevtsova)

2019 — “Уречевлення/Objectified”,  Dymchuk Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Maxim Kovalchuk) (series Encyclopedia of curios facts and Home Education)

 

Selected group exhibitions:

2010 — “New Generation”, Atelier MicMac gallery, Cologne, Fotokina, Dusseldorf, Germany (curator — Birk Volz) (series WE)

2012 — “Cult of the Body” (exhibition of the UPHA association’s memebers — Ukrainian Photographic Alternative), Leisure gallery, Lodon, Bardens gallery, Bristol, Great Britain (curator — Misha Pedan, coordinator — Olena Bulygina) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2013 — as a part of “Месяц молодой фотографии 3 / Month of Youth Photography 3″, Voronezh Local History Museum, Voronezh, Russia (curator — Marat Gelman, Viktor Ginzburg) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2013 — “Індустріальний Едем / Industrial Edem”, “Mystetskyi Arsenal” National Cultural and Art and Museum Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Andrii Sydorenko) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2013 — “АмнезіЯ / Amnesia”, Mala opera, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Oleksandr Mykhed) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2014 — “Resistance project”, as a part of the International Biennale of the Youth Art, “Winzavod” contemporary art centre, Moscow, Russia (curator — Anna Buivid)

2014 — “The Boundaries of Possible/Кордони можливого”, “Mystetskyi Arsenal” National Cultural and Art and Museum Complex (curator — Yaroslav Solop) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2015 — “Boundaries of the possible”, Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland (curator — Yaroslav Solop) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2015 — “Un Homme chapitre III”, Hors Champs gallery, Paris, France (curator — Camilo Racana) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2015 — “Open letter. Naked emotions”, Art 14 gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine (curator — Anna Gaidai) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2015 — “Love and War in Ukraine”, Panoptikon Fotografins hus, Stockholm, Sweden (curator — Misha Pedan) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2016 — “Средняя температура по больнице/Average temperature in the hospital”, Biruchiy symposium , Ukraine (curators — Liolia Goldstein and Maria Khrushchak) (project  “Средняя температура по больнице/Average temperature in the hospital” — together with Misha Buksha, Katerina Libkind and Olga Gaidash)

2017 — “Art knows no frontiers”, Academy of European LawERA”, Trier, Germany (curator — Camilo Racana) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2017 — “Мистецька праця. ART WORK”, “Mystetskyi Arsenal” National Cultural and Art and Museum Complex, Kyiv, Miejska gallery, Wroclaw, Poland (curators — Alisa Lozhkina, Eva Sulek) (series 2017-2117, together with Misha Buksha)

2017 — “Мифологии” (Mythologies), COME-IN art gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine (curators — Anastasia Leonova, Borys Filonenko) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2018 — “Ouverture de la nouvelle”, Hors Champ gallery, Paris, France (curator — Gannibal Volkoff) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2019 — “Focus on Ukraine”, as a part of “Foto Wien” festival, Vienna, Austria  (curator — Katerina Radchenko) (series The Plastic Mythology)

2019 — “UPHA Made in Ukraine”,  “АКТ” art space, Kyiv, Ukraine (curators — Victoria Bavykina, Maksim Gorbatskiy, Yarolsav Solop, consultant — Misha Pedan, art director — Misha Buksha) (series The Cold War)

2019-2020— “UPHA in da office”, StarLightMedia office, Kyiv, Ukraine (curators — Victoria Bavykina, Maksim Gorbatskiy, Yarolsav Solop, Misha Buksha) (series The Cold War)

2019 — “Between Fire and Fire: Ukrainian Art Now”, Semperdepot Atelierhaus der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien, Vienna, Austria (curators — Alisa Lozhkina, Konstantin Akinsha) (series Encyclopedia of curios facts)

2019 — “Rituals II”, Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna, Austria (curators — Petra Nolan) (series The Last Haven)

 

Curatorial projects

2012 — “Нічого спільного / Nothing to do”, Kvartira 57 art space, Kyiv, Ukraine (co-curator, tohether with Katerina Radchenko)

2014 — “The Boundaries of Possible/Кордони можливого”, “Mystetskyi Arsenal” National Cultural and Art and Museum Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine

2015 — “The Boundaries of Possible”, Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu, Poznan, Poland

2016 — curator of the educational programme “Архів фотофонд на пам’ять / Archive Photographic Foundation to remember” (series of lectures on the necessity of creating of the Ukrainian photographic foundation and the mechanism of engaging the support of the private and state institutions, and solving the problems of photographic art in Ukraine), PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine

2019 — “UPHA Made in Ukraine”, “АКТ” art space, Kyiv, Ukraine (co-curator, разом з Victoria Bavykina, Maksim Gorbatskiy, Yarolsav Solop, consultant — Misha Pedan, art director — Misha Buksha)

2019 — “UPHA in da office”, StarLightMedia office, Kyiv, Ukraine (co-curator, Victoria Bavykina, Maksim Gorbatskiy, Yarolsav Solop, Misha Buksha)

Lozhkina, Alisa. ermanent Revolution: Art in Ukraine. 20th to the early 21st Century. Kyiv: ArtHuss, 2020.

Ukrainian erotic photography. Kyiv: Основи, 2017.

UPHA Made in Ukraine. Kyiv: Booksha, 2019.

“Yaroslav Solop:The Last Haven (2017-2018)”. VASA Project. http://www.vasa-project.com/gallery/solop/solop-statement.php.

Гольдштейн, Леля [Goldstein, Liolia]. “ Солоп Ярослав — чемпион. ‘Ностальгія за минулими життями’ ”. I’m sorry, but excuse me, October 23, 2013. https://sorrybutexcuseme.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/solop_interview/.

Дзюбан, Анастасия, Андриевский, Влад [Dziuban, Anastasia, Andrievskii, Vlad]. “Пластмассовая мифология”. Онлайн-зін IZIN, May 29, 2015. https://izin.com.ua/solop-yaroslav/.

Дорог, Валерия [Doroh, Valeria]. “О книге про украинскую современную фотографию: Миша Букша и Ярослав Солоп”. L’Officiel, Ocotber 24, 2018. https://officiel-online.com/heroes/misha-buksha-i-yaroslav-solop-photo-book/.

Калита, Настя [Kalyta, Nastia]. “Ярослав Солоп про кураторство видавничу справу та Ролана Барта”. YourArt, November, 18 2019. https://supportyourart.com/conversations/Solop/.

Ковальчук, Надія [Kovalchuk, Nadiia]. “Фото-синтез: Виставка ‘UPHA: Made in Ukraine’ в АКТі”. YourArt, August 02, 2019. https://supportyourart.com/columns/uphaakt.

“Лекція #4: Ярослав Солоп, Міша Букша Українська фотографічна альтернатива UPHA”.  IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives, December 21, 2020. https://izolyatsia.org/ua/project/gurtobus-lectorium/gurtobus-lectorium-upha/.

Рублевская, Роксана [Rublevskaya, Oksana]. “Ярослав Солоп: ‘Нет некрасивой фотографии — есть неудобная фотография’ ”. ArtUkraine, August 01, 2016. https://artukraine.com.ua/a/yaroslav-solop–net-nekrasivoy-fotografii–est-neudobnaya-fotografiya/#.X_Q3JuBS8jc.

Савицкая, Антонина [Savitskaya, Antonina]. “ Современное мифотворчество Ярослава Солопа”. Журнал о фотографии 5,6, December 29, 2017. http://magazine56.com.ua/news/sovremennoe-mifotvorchestvo-yaroslava-solopa.

Солоп, Ярослав [Solop, Yaroslav]. “Арт-пермии как двигатель прогресса”. ArtUkraine, June 09, 2017. https://artukraine.com.ua/a/art-premii-kak-dvigatel-progressa/#.X_RVteBS8jc.

Солоп, Ярослав [Solop, Yaroslav]. “Віктор Марущенко. Камертон української фотографії”. Лівий Берег, September 30, 2020. https://lb.ua/culture/2020/09/30/467094_viktor_marushchenko_kamerton.html

Яковленко, Катерина, Глеба, Галина [Iakovlenko, Kateryna, Hleba, Halyna]. “Чи є альтернатива? Виставка ‘UPHA. MADE IN UKRAINE’ ”. Korydor: журнал про сучасну культуру, August 07, 2019. http://www.korydor.in.ua/ua/opinions/chi-ie-alternativa-vistavka-upha-made-in-ukraine.html.