Andrej Babenko

CV

Andrej Babenko CV august 2023

Я современный художник, моя работа находится на грани желания быть вместе в поисках свободы и мира.

Ik ben een hedendaagse kunstenaar, mijn werk manoeuvreert op de rand van verlangens om samen te zijn op zoek naar vrijheid en vrede.

I am a contemporary artist, my work maneuvers on the edge of desires to be together in search of freedom & peace.

Kunstendatabank:beeldende-kunsten/kunstenaars/Andrej Babenko

  1. Biographical information
  2. Exhibitions
  3. Awards
  4. Publications
  5. Radio, TV & videos
  6. Events
  7. Photos Studio
  8. Grants
  9. Jury
  10. Fellow artists and art workeres on my work
  11. International sales

1. Biographical information

2008 Erasmus, Master in Visual Arts University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
2004-2008 Master in Visual Arts, Karel de Grote Hogeschool, Antwerp, Belgium
2002-2008 Painting & Drawing, Royal Academy for Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
2001 – 2002 De Kunsthumaniora, Antwerp, Belgium
1991 – 1992 Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts, Kyiv, Ukraina

2. Exhibitions

2025

  • Participation in art festival ‘De heks en de waan’, organised by Kris Martin, Kasteel van Laarne, Laarne

2024

2023

  • [December] Exhibition of Babenko’s paintings together with monologue ‘Black Box’ by Aleksey Gorbunov, Brussels, Belgium

  • [August - December] Art Armor, art charity project for Ukraine. Supported by president Zelensky and Ukrainian embassy. Auctioned in London. Participating together with Kris Martin.

  • [Mei] Studio Babenko, solo, Brussels, Belgium Springfest/early bday party with #nadya__nkgallery #krismartinofficial#oleksiy.gorbunov.official#mauro_pawlowski#peterbernaerts #bernaerts.auctioneers#newchildgallery#dannyilegems#katrijnsermeus#isa_cossement

  • Andrej Babenko & Aleksey Gorbunov, postcards & paintings charity event for Ukraine, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Postcards for Ukraine, Sperling gallery, Munich - invited by Kris Martin. Other participants include Jonathan Meese, David Claerbout and others

2022

  • De Wereld Brandt, Mol, Belgium. Supported and attended by Ukrainian embassy. Closing with Aleksey Gorbunov & Mauro Pawlowski. Visited by over 2000 people

  • Nadir 2022

    Kasteel van Laarne / Château de Laarne / Laarne Castle⁠
    13.03.2022 - 22.05.2022⁠

    Francis Alÿs⁠, Thomas Bogaert⁠, Michaël Borremans⁠, Dirk Braeckman⁠, David Claerbout⁠,
    Berlinde De Bruyckere⁠, Wim Delvoye⁠, Kris Martin⁠, Matthieu Ronsse, D.D.Trans⁠,
    Jan Van Imschoot⁠

    Pre opening art charity for Ukraine Kris Martin Andrej Babenko Peter Bernaerts 19.5K

  • Andrej Babenko & Aleksey Gorbunov, auction of five paintings for Ukraine, Antwerp, Belgium.

  • Andrej Babenko & Aleksey Gorbunov, auction of postcards & paintings for Ukraine, Antwerp, Belgium

2021

  • ‘Full House’ - solo-exhibition, Antwerp, Belgium. Curated by Hans Willemse, curator of Panamarenko and collection editor at Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp

  • ‘Babenko Elentric’ grafitti on electrical box, Tervuren, Belgium

  • Babenko and Nik Rock N Roll live on Ostankino Channel One TV, Moskow, Russia

  • ‘Babenko Nik Rock N Roll’ – Painting gifted by Babenko to Nik, Moscow, Russia

  • Babenko exhibition of works on paper, Valencia, Spain

  • Participation in exhibition Spuitwater, M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Livestream Performance, Andrej Babenko, Utrecht, Nederland

  • ‘Solo’ - Vancoillie/De Wachter/Babenko’ - Violin/Poetry/Sax/Exhibition&Action Painting

  • Group exhibition at church of Duisburg, Belgium

2020

  • Solo exhibition, Martin van Blerk Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium

  • “Babenko/Panamarenko”, Campo & Campo, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Babenko Graffiti workshop & solo exhibition, Zomerfabriek, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Le Garage lab, supporting Italy during the Corona Crisis, Trento city, Italy (supported by Massive Attack)

  • Babenko graffiti workshop & solo exhibition by Andrej Babenko, Museum Dr. Guislain, Ghent, Belgium

2019

2018

2017

  • Performance Andrej Babenko & Vyacheslav Butusov, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • Solo exhibition ‘An Artist’s wife’s hallucination’, SD Worx, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Art project signposts, Flemish government, Brussels, Belgium

2016

  • Solo exhibition ‘An Artist’s wife’s hallucination’, Gallery Campo & Campo, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Portrait of Luciano Benetton ‘Imago Mundi’, Venice Biennale

2015

  • Solo exhibition ‘Between Dream and Reality’, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium

  • Solo exhibition ‘Between Dream and Reality’ & performance with Mauro Pawlowski,
    Gallery Campo & Campo, Antwerp, Belgium

2014

  • Exhibition Galery Van Campen & Rochtus, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Solo exhibition ‘Portraits’, University of Leiden, Leiden, the Netherlands

  • Solo exhibition Gallery Campo & Campo, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Exhibition and video performance ‘Museumnacht’, Volksmuseum, Antwerp, Belgium

2013

  • Street Art Action - Free Pussy Riot commissioned by Pussy Riot & Banksy, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Performance ‘Occupy Atelier’, Ruimte Morguen, Antwerp, Belgium with music by first violinist of Flanders Opera

  • Performance at Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Exhibition Gallery Van Campen & Rochtus, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Performance at Tate Modern, London, UK

  • Exhibition ‘Night at the Museum’, Moscow, Russia

2012

  • ‘Contemporary Art Sucks’, an art project orgnised by Babenko bringing together art works of various international artists among which of Pure Evil, Designcenter De Winkelhaak, Antwerp, Belgium

  • Exhibition ‘Art 4 peace’, Cut Up Galery, Germany

2010

  • Auction of three art works of Babenko at fundraising gala of Flanders Opera. ‘Onegin’ sold as top piece. Antwerp, Belgium
  • Solo exhibition ‘Tegen de Stroom’ Flanders Opera, Antwerp, Belgium

2009

  • Exhibition at Gallery Campo & Campo, Antwerp, Belgium

1988

  • 1988 - 1999 Kiev Punk Rock Band 'MVD Ministry of Internal Affairs or We were brought up badly' Now is 'Braty Gadukini'
    singer, song wrighter, guitarist, music wrighter,
    painter, graphic designer, illustrator, show maker.

    Concerts & Expos
    Kiev Obolon, music in the style of KIN with Nik Rok N Roll & Andrey Panov,
    Laertski band..
    Kharkiv, Bachmut, Belgorod, Feodosia, Simferopol,
    Vilnus Kazukas, Minsk, St Pitersburg Rock Club, with Svin AU Andrey Panov,
    Moskow Rock club with Laertski Band

  • 1991 MVD Rock Debut Kharkov Audience Award Festival

  • 1991 Dom Xudoghnika Kiev

  • 1991 KPI Kiev

  • 1991 Studia Dovzhenko Kiev

  • 1981 Expo Izostudia school N4 Bojarka, Ostankino TV 'V Gostjax u Skazki'i Skazka Ja Vodjanoi

3. Awards

4. Publications

Books

  • Een kleine reconstructie - Andrej Babenko in woord & beeld - samenstelling & concept Hans Willemse curator MUHKA/Panamarenko

  • A small reconstruction - Andrej Babenko in words & images - composition & concept Hans Willemse curator MUHKA/Panamarenko

  • Babenko’s illustrations made for Flanders Opera feature in 24 different program booklets

  • Works made by Babenko during his time at Opera Flanders are featured in Opera Out of the Box 2009-2019, The Cahn Years at Opera Vlaanderen, ISBN 9789077207666

  • Babenko’s portrait of Luciano Benetton features in Barbarians and Poets. Contemporary Artists from Belgium. Imago Mundi Collection 2016

  • Babenko’s paintings ‘Between Dream and Reality’ feature in ‘Reflections’ - Art in the European Commission Buildings, 2010 – 2015, ISBN: 978-92-79-39851-3

Press

5. Radio, TV & videos

6. Events

  • Private exhibition organised at Babenko’s home atelier. Attendees included Kris Martin, Aleksey Gorbunov, Mauro Pawlowski, Peter Bernaerts, Danny Ilegems, Nadya Kotova among others, 2023. Andrej Babenko Paintings - YouTube

7. Photos studio

8. Grants (selection)

  • Sabam for Culture, grant for development of website babenkobelgium.com, Brussels, Belgium, 2022

  • ‘Solo’ – exhibition and action painting with Vancoillie (violin) and De Wachter (poetry), 2021

  • Graffiti workshop, Brussel, Belgium, 2020

  • Graffiti workshop, Museum Dr Guislain, Gent, Belgium, 2020

  • Graffiti workshop, Raoul De Keyser & Andrej Babenko: graffiti workshop voor jongeren S.M.A.K. Gent, Belgium, 2019

9. Jury

10. Fellow artists and art workers on my work

Recommendation by Dirk De Wachter
Recommendation by Mauro Pawlowski

ArtArmor expresses its deep gratitude to the Embassy of Ukraine in the Kingdom of Belgium for supporting and disseminating information about our project presented at the City Museum of Modern Art in Gent, SMAK Gent. We are grateful to the famous artists Kris Martin and Andrej Babenko, as well as the director of the Museum Philippe Van Cauteren, for their support and contribution in promoting Ukrainian art and drawing attention to the war in Ukraine.
We are grateful to everyone who supports Ukraine in this difficult time.
Glory to Ukraine! Hail to the Heroes!

Как у тебя весело в твоих страхах - Wat is het vrolijk in je angsten - How merry it is in your fears
Oksana Mas

Het is niet ‘of-of’: we blijven elk bij onze leest. Ik bij het conceptuele, met de steen, en jij, als rasschilder, zou een eigen versie kunnen schilderen van het ´David en Goliath’ verhaal. Beide werken verwijzen dan duidelijk naar Oekraïne en Rusland. En versterken elkaar wanneer ze samen worden gepresenteerd, door de actualisering van een 3000 jaar oude legende.
Wat denk jij?
Groeten!!!!!!
Kris Martin

Babenko!
Ik heb met stijgend enthousiasme je tekst gelezen!
Prachtig. […] Bij deze nodig ik je uit bij mij thuis voor een verder gesprek. Ik ben als Belg tijdens de Perestrojka-jaren / punk-jaren in Moskou en Leningrad geweest, en ik vond dat een fantastische ervaring!
Hans Willemse
Curator Muhka & auteur

Dag Andrej,
het leven gaat zijn gang, hopelijk gaat alles goed in dat van u?

OK om die twee gesprekken te voeren. Ik zeg dit na enige aarzeling zoals je wel gevoeld hebt. Uw werk schrikt me namelijk wat af, het chaotische ervan overweldigt mij danig. Ik heb zelf heel veel last van chaotisme, na al die jaren kan ik dat enigszins bedwingen met mijn dagelijkse arbeid, hier in mijn ateliers.
Ik heb uw portfolio bekeken, uw statement en intenties gelezen. Ondertussen ben ik benieuwd naar wat we elkaar te zeggen zullen hebben.
Anne-Mie Van Kerckhoven

11. International sales

2023 Nationalestraat Privé Harvard, Massachussets, US
2023 Imagine (de Meir) Privé Kyiv, Oekraïene
2023 Postcards for Ukraine Privé Frankrijk