Archive Projects / Ukranian Pavilion


‘A Poem about an Inland Sea’, The Ukrainian Pavilion, 52nd International Art Exhibition, Venice 2007

Peter Doroshenko, President of the Pinchuk Art Centre in Kyiv, and Director of the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, brought together 8 international artists to represent the Ukraine at the 52nd Venice Biennale, 2007. Serhiy Bratkov (UA), Alexander Hnilitsky/Lesia Zaiats (UA), Boris Mikhailov (UA), Juergen Teller (D), Mark Titchner (UK), Sam Taylor-Wood (UK) and Dzine (USA) all produced work that offered a strong visual commentary on modern Ukraine.

The exhibition, entitled ‘A Poem about an Inland Sea’, featureed artists from the Ukraine, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States who demonstrated a cohesive vision and commitment to exploring new and active roles for artists in society. They all produced work that specifically aimed to raise the questions – what is it to be Ukrainian? Who are the Ukrainian people? Where are the Ukrainian people?