Jan Bačynsjkyj. The First Lviv Queer

Jan Bačynsjkyj. The First Lviv Queer


From May 16, 2021, the Lviv Municipal Art Center invites to the exhibition of Jan Bachynsky “The First Lviv Queer”. This exhibition is an artistic reaction to the outside world through the personal experience of a queer artist and it is the third one inside the Art center.

“Social existence exists through minorities and majorities. Most are inert, being in it is safe and boring, minorities are unstable, being in it is fun and scary. Mostly between them there is a relationship of dislike and refusal of dialogue. I tell three movie stories. The first is about defeat, the second is about victory, and the third is about reconciliation. In each plot the inductive method is traced, the general collective is opened through separate personal experience. The circumstances under which and through which this works were created are no less important and interesting than the works themselves. Therefore, the exhibition also includes objects and texts that act as links to reality.”

Jan Bačynsjkyj — Lviv artist and queer director, born in 1991. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy of Taras Shevchenko National University in 2013 and from the Faculty of Multimedia of the Academy of Arts in Szczecin in 2019. He is looking for reactions to aggressive conservatism and traditionalist paranoia and explores the public space by intervening and completing elements opposite to existing ones.

Main exhibitions:
2021 Pink exhibition. Gallery White world, UA
2020 New Future, Industra Gallery, Brno, CZ
2020 Two roots online residency DE/UA
2020 Residency program Coming Out of Isolation 2.0, UA
2019 NieBauhaus, Galeria Obrońców Stalingradu 17, Szczecin
2019 Zukunftsvisionen, Görlitz, DE
2019 NieBauhaus, Galeria Obrońców Stalingradu 17, Szczecin, PL
2018 Equality Festival, Kyiv, UA
2018 Four days on the road, the Center for Contemporary Art Foundation, Kyiv, UA
2018 Educational acts, gallery SKLO, Kyiv, UA
2017 The Kyiv International – Kyiv Biennial 2017
2017 Performance. Instrukcje obsługi. Galeria BW, Legnica, PL
2017 Szczecinskie awangardy, Muzeum Narodowe w Szczecinie, PL
2017 Portret przodka, Galeria Obrońców Stalingradu 17, Szczecin, PL
2017 Videonews, Galeria Labirynt, Lublin, PL
2016 Nasza mała stabilizacja, Teatr Brandenburger, Brandenburgia, DE
2016 Delight. Situation, Vozdvizhenka Art House, Kyiv
2016 Socialist Realism. Bread, Khmelnytsky Regional Art Museum, Khmelnytsky, UA
2016 Burn Babylon, GogolFest, Kyiv, UA
2015 Ukrainian space, Center for Science and Arts DIYA, Kyiv, UA

The exhibition will be free to visit from May 16, 2021 daily
Stafanyka, 11, Lviv