About

Pavlo Kerestey is a Ukrainian born German artist and painter, who lives and works in Reading, England and Munich, Germany. He works in collaboration with artist Susanne Clausen under the name Szuper Gallery, who create multimedia installations, films and performances. His work has been shown in exhibitions and collections across the world.


Works in collections

  • National Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Russian State Museum, St Perterburg, Russia
  • State Art Museum N. Onac'koho, Sumy, Ukraine
  • Zenko Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Julia & Marat Guelman Collection, Moscow, Russia
  • Mars Gallery, Moscow, Russia
  • Igor Voronov Art Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Stedley Art Foundation, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • State Museum of Art, Khmelnytsk, Ukraine
  • State Museum of Art, Sumy, Ukraine

Group Exhibitions and Projects

2019

Ukrainian National Pavilion, Venice (catalogue)

Failing to Raise the Fallen Flag, The Shukhliada exposition environment, Kyiv (catalogue)


2018

Permanent Revolution. Ukrainian Art Today, Ludwig Museum, Budapest (catalogue)

Art Work, State Art Gallery, Wroclaw (catalogue)


2017

A Story about Certain Histories, Labirynt Gallery, Lublin

FLASHBACK. Ukrainian media art of the 1990s , Mystecjkyj Arsenal, Kyiv (catalogue)


2016

Artist's Work, Mystecjkyj, Arsenal, Kyiv

Liquid Trust, G.R.A.D. Gallery, London

Liquid Trust performance, Instititute of Contemporary Arts, London


2015

SZUPERNOVA, 32Vozodvishenka Arts House, Kyiv, (catalogue)

UKRAINIAN ART NOW: SPACES OF IDENTITY, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London


2014

Unsettling the Setting, Gasthaus zum Bären, Zürich

Premonition - Ukrainian Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London (catalogue)

LIQUID TRUST Video with live music performance, Western Front, Vancouver

  • Szuper Gallery and Curtain Razors with Michele Sereda, Ben Brown and China Cloud Ensemble and Voice Over Mind Choir. Book launch and artist talk.

BALLET Book Launch, Screening and and Talk, Instititute of Contemporary Arts, London

  • Ballet features Szuper Gallery's recent performance and installation projects at the Kunstmuseum Thun, MacKenzie Art Gallery Regina, Perm Museum of Contemporary Art and the Museum of English Rural Life in Reading as well as Szuper Gallery‘s collaboration with Michele Sereda and Curtain Razors. It contains video and installation stills, performance scripts, a series of paintings by Pavlo Kerestey and essays by Timothy Long, Dorothee Richter and Lars Gertenbach and Susanne Clausen. Edited by Susanne Clausen and designed by Fraser Muggeridge Studio.

I AM A DROP IN THE OCEAN - ART OF THE UKRAINIAN REVOLUTION, Küntlerhaus, Vienna


2013

Terrain Orientation, Ukrainian National Museum, Kyiv


2012

New Social Sculpture, Kunstmuseum, Thun

New Ukrainian Figurative, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

  • Curated by Olexander Soloviov, ART KYIV Contemporary

Mith "Ukrainian Baroque", National Art Museum, Kyiv


2011

INDEPENDENT, Mystecjkyj Arsenal, Kyiv

BALLET, Mackenzie Art Gallery, Regina


2010

POINT OF ADDRESS, OUTPOST Gallery, Norwich

ЯКЩО/ЕСЛИ/IF, Ukrainian Art in Transition, Histories, Ukrainian paintings from the collection of Marat Guelman, Museum of Contemporary Art, Perm


2009

Ukranian New Wave, National Art Museum, Kyiv


2004

Farewell Arms, Arsenal, Kyiv


2003

First collection, Ukrainian Contemporary Art, Ukrainian Artists' Union Gallery, Kyiv, (catalogue)

2001

Art against Geography. The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, (catalogue)

2002

Abstraction in Russian Art, The State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, (catalogue)

1993

Post Anaesthesia, Grassi Museum, Dresden, (catalogue)

1992

Dialogue with Kiev, Villa Stuck, Munich

Still, Ukrainian Artists' Union Gallery, Kiev

1991

Art Expo, International Art Fair, Budapest, (catalogue)

Art Myth. 2nd Moscow International Art Fair, Manege, Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow, (catalogue)

1990

Babilon, Marat Guelman Collection, Moscow

Ukrainian MalARTstvo, Kiev, Odense, Copenhagen, (catalogue)

Art Myth, 1st Moscow International Art Fair, Central House of Artists, Moscow , (catalogue)

Young Art from Ukraine, House of Soviet Science and Culture, Budapest

1989

Republican Exhibition of Young Artist, House of Artist, Kiev

Youth of the Country, Manege Central Exhibition Hall, Moscow

1988

1st Soviet-American Exhibition, Soviart, Kiev, (catalogue)

Exhibition of Young Artists of the socialist countries, Central Exhibition Hall, Manege, Moscow

Exhibition of works of young artists, Central Exhibition Hall, Manege, Moscow

1st All Union Painting Exhibition-Competition, Central House of Artists, Moscow


1987

Youth of the Country, Manege, Central Exhibition Hall, Kiev

SOLO SHOWS AND PROJECTS

2017 Ilko Gallery, Uzhhorod

2012

Ballet Granite, Slow Cooling Rocks, PERMM, Contemporary Art Museum of Perm, Russia

Neue soziale Skulpturen, Kunstmuseum Thun, CH

Inter/act1 /Szuper Gallery, Kunstmuseum Thun, CH

2011 Performance of Ballet The MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Canada

2010 BALLET, Museum of English Rural Life, Reading, UK

2008 The Extras, A Staged Performance for Canadian Prairie, Regina, Canada

2007 Work/Arbeit/Rabota, Artists Studio, London

2007 Szuper Gallery, Les Complices, Zurich

2006 The Extras, Szuper Gallery, Kunsthalle Helsinki

2005 Nightshifts, Western Front, Vancouver

2005 The Extras, Live Art Biennial, Vancouver

2005 Rehearsing the Extras, Performance, Forum Box, Helsinki

2004 homeland security - something always follows something else, Para/Site Art space, Hong Kong

2002 gallery fiction, KünstlerHaus, Bremen

2002 QUIVID, Technisches Rathaus München, Munich

2001-05 LIFTARCHIV, KVR, München, www.liftarchiv.de

2001 Circus artists under the big top: clueless - and other business strategies, Performance, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

2001 mobile parasitic architecture, Galerie der Künstler, Munich

2001 Szuper Gallery, Künstlerhaus, Bremen

2000 Venice, Installation, openings days the Tate Modern, South London Gallery, London

1999 Daytrading is the New Rock ‘n Roll, ICA, London

1999 Creativity versus Commerce, Audio-Performance, ICA, London

1998 30 Underwood Street Gallery, London

1998 Galerie Brighi presente Szuper Gallery, Galerie Szuper, Paris

1998 Contemporary Art, Szuper Gallery, München

1998 Szuper, Guelman Gallery, Moscow

1998 Police, Galerie 03 Würzburg, Pudelclub Hamburg and Shedhalle Zurich

1997 Schwerelose Radikale, Blank Gallery, Kiev

1996 Clausen, Hilt, Kerestej zeigen Larry Clark, Galerie Szuper, Munich

1995 Radikaler Chic, Galerie Szuper, München

1995 Schwerelose Radikale, Galerie Szuper, Munich

"Swerelose Radikale", Blank Gallery , Kiev

1991 Guelman Gallery, Moscow

Jean Claude David Galerie, Grenoble


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