The Kharkov City Art Gallery  being one of the first galleries in Ukraine that has the municipal status, was founded in the end of 1996. From 1997 it is a member of Association of Art-Galleries of Ukraine.

At the disposal of the Gallery there is secular (standing) hall (overall exposition area - 120 sq. m.) with modern interior and professional equipment.
Staff of the Gallery consists of 5 constant employees.
Director: Tatyana Tumasyan.

Primary Gallery task is popularization of contemporary art and first of all artists works of Kharkov and Ukraine.
Long-term Gallery programs that are turn to realization of this task: «Kharkov - Art», «Masters», «Our Heritage», «Contemporary Foreign Art», «Russian Palette», «From Private and Museum Collections», «New Names», «Experimental Studio», «Youth Branch».

Main circle of the Gallery authors includes famous artists of Kharkov, leading masters of modern and contemporary Ukrainian art - participants of prestigious national and foreign exhibitions, that are work in painting, graphics, sculpture, art photography, art design, new media and other techniques.


Among them:
Artists graphics: Pavel Makov, Nataly Mironenko (Honoured artist of Ukraine), Elena Kudinova, Oleg Veklenko (Honoured art worker of Ukraine);
Painters: Alexey Borisov, Viktor Gontarov (Honoured artist of Ukraine), Vitaly Kulikov, Vachagan Norazyan, Victor Sidorenko (Honoured art worker of Ukraine), Vitaly Smahtin, Eduard Yashin;
Designers: Vladimir Bondarenko, Yury Ryntovt;
Sculptors: Alexander Kovalev, Alexander Ridniy, Sergey Sbitnev;
Photographs: Sergey Bratkov, Vladimir Bysov, Evgeniy Pavlov, Sergey Solonskiy, Alexander Suprun
and others.

For the time of existence the Gallery became popular center of contemporary art, famous and authoritative beyond the bounds of the Kharkov and Ukraine. Since then the Gallery organized about 400 exhibitions, curatorial projects and art actions both at the Gallery area and outside. It also organized set of personal exhibitions and author’s artist projects from Kharkov, Kiev, Odessa, Moscow, Nalchik, Penza, Arhangelsk, Erevan, Warsaw, Vienna, London, Paris, Nurnberg, Poznan, Suffolk, 39 group expositions of foreign authors from Austria, Great Britain, Germany, France, USA, Poland, Russia, Moldova, Israel, Armenia.


Every 2 weeks we have a new exposition in the Gallery.

In addition to the exhibitions in the Gallery take place more than 200 cultural actions: performances, concerts, chamber plays, literature evenings, lectures, master-classes, designer’s fashion show etc.

It became the tradition of arrangement the Contemporary Art Festival «Art on the Ages Edge», the one in the world Festival Of Youth Projects and once per three years we hold an International Sculpture Symposium.

Twice the Gallery became laureate of International Art Festival (Kiev, 1997, 1998) and rewarded with professional prizes «Gold Section - 97» and «Gold Section - 98» in nomination «Gallery of the Year».
The Gallery taken part in World exhibition forum «EXPO-2000» (Hanover, Germany, 20.XI.2000 -30.XI.2000), with two art projects in the exposition of Kharkov region (National pavilion of Ukraine)
As result of art rating of Association of Art Galleries of Ukraine in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 Kharkov Municipal Art Gallery permanently is ranked as one of the five leading exhibition centers of Ukraine.



General traveling (outdoors) actions, projects of the Gallery:

2008 Project "The Laboratory of Ukrainian Photography", 3rd International Festival of Photography "KievFotoCom, Gallery "Lavra", Kyiv, catalog;
2008 "Other Capital. New Kharkov Picture", Public Photo Centre RUSPHOTO, Saint-Petersburg, Russia, booklet;
2008 "People and Idols": art project in the frame of Curators' Cartel during the "GogolFest" Festival, Arsenal, Kyiv, catalog;
2008 "Non-Stop Art": exhibition of young Kharkov artists at the frame of program "Ukrainian spring", Poznan, Poland, booklet;
2007 Ukrainian-Sweden workshop and exhibition project "Urban Structures", Goteborg-Kharkov;
2007 Performance "Kharkiv Day": master-class of Y.Ryntovt, designer, performance of youth literature, concert of Sergey Babkin in frames of International competition of visual arts EIDOS, Art Arsenal, Kyiv, booklet.
2007 Project "March foolishness". Alexndr Ridny, Anna Ivanova, Triptych gallery, Kyiv.
2006 Personal exhibition of Vachagan Norazyan "Play with the figure", Art-Blues gallery, Kyiv.
2006 Exhibition of young Kharkiv photographers, Poznan', Poland.
2006 Personal exhibition of Eduard Yashin "Elusive Memories", Triptych gallery, Kyiv.
2005 Personal exhibition of Vachagan Norazyan "Absurd travel", Art-Blues gallery, Kyiv. 2005 Project “Pets. Before and After”/Curator Boris Mikhaylov, Biennale of Contemporary Art “New Directions”, the Central House of Artists, Kiev;
2004 “Kharkov Photography”, “Arsenal” City Gallery, Poznan, Poland, catalogue;
2004 “Capital Express” exhibition program, “Soviart” Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev, Ukraine, booklet, news-paper;
2002 Personal exhibition of E. Morgulyan «Arlekin», «Das EinHorn» Gallery, Haldensliben, Germany;
2002 « Exhibition of Ukrainian Artists Works», Exhibition hall of Artist Union, Tumen, Russia, booklet;
2002 Festival of contemporary art «KonsumentArt», Nurnberg, Germany, catalogue;
2002 "Net of the dream" and "Twin Story" projects, projects festival "Initsiativa-02", Kiev, Ukraine, festival catalogue;
2002 Festival of contemporary art "Cultural Heroes", Kiev, festival catalogue;
2002 "Zerkalnaya struya" exhibition of design project "Moydodyr", Kiev, catalogue, booklet;
2001 II Internationales Kunstfestival, Magdeburg, catalogue;
2001 International Art Project «Bridge. Poznan-Kharkov-Hanover», Poznan;
2001 International Projects’ Festival, Kiev; catalogue;
2000 «EXPO-2000», Hanover, (at the National Exhibition of Ukraine), catalogue;
2000 I Internationales Kunstfestival «Nature Art», Magdeburg, catalogue;
2000 «Zarenprojekt», Magdeburg, «Gala Galerie»;
1999 IV International Art Festival, Kiev, catalogue;
1999 Exhibition’s program «3 Weeks of the Old Capital», Kiev, Center for Contemporary Art «Soviart», catalogue;
1998 III International Art Festival, Kiev, catalogue;
1997 II International Art Festival, Kiev, catalogue;
1996 Exhibition’s program «Chronicle of Art. Kharkov. 1980-1990», Kiev, The Central House of Artists, catalogue;
and others.

The Gallery organizes own collection - basis of future municipal collection of contemporary art. At present the collection consists about 70 works: painting, graphics, sculpture, prints, objects, photo of famous Kharkov authors and artists from Russia, Israel, Germany and the USA.

Besides the exhibition activity one of the priority directions of Gallery activity is informational. The Gallery forms database of visual art of Kharkov that includes in the first place information about art events and artists of the Gallery.

The Gallery is co-founder of «Gallery» magazine of Association of Galleries of Ukraine.
In 1997-1998 on the Gallery base it was come out an author’s telecast «Gallery of Modern Art».
Publications about the Gallery are routinely printed in the local and central press, in the , , «Vaterpas», «Art-line», «Gallery», «ACC»(Kiev), «Art council»(Moscow) magazines and other profile editions (1996 - 2007).


Probations/workshops of the Gallery employees:

2008 International charity foundation "Eidos", workshop for the finalist of the "Art a priori: Contemporary Stories" contest finalists;
2007 "Urban Structure", Goteborg, Sweden;
2007, 2005 Visiting of 51, 52 Venice Biennale as a member of the professional Ukrainian artists' and art critics' delegation, Venice, Italy;
2005 Summer school in questions of culture management? The Centre of Practical Culture Management, Odessa
2002 Visiting of Contemporary Art Festival «Documenta» (Kassel, Germany) and European Art Biennale «Manifesta» (Frankfurt-on-Mine, Germany).
2001 «Culture-Contact of Austria », Vienna, Austria.
2001 "Harmony" program, Kharkov, Cincinnati, USA.
2000 Nurnberg, Germany.
1998 "Sabit" program, Washington, DC – New York, USA.
1997 member of municipal workers delegation within the scope of «Civil Relations» program, Cincinnati, Ohayo, USA.
1994 Warwick University, Great Britain.
1993 Art management probation period within the scope of «Arts Link» first program, that conducted for artists and art managers of Eastern Europe with the help of International Soros Fund, New York, Washington, Boston, South Dakota, USA.

Address:

15 Chernyshevskogo St.,
Kharkov, 61057, Ukraine.
Phone: 38 057 706 16 20
E-mail: galery@ukrsat.kharkov.ua
www.mGallery.kharkov.ua