Gunia Nowik Gallery

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska

Painter, born 1996 in Odesa, Ukraine. A significant part of her childhood was spent in the countryside in the Podillia region in Ukraine among rivers and forests. In 2010 she graduated from ballet school and in 2013 her family immigrated to Toronto, Canada, where she received her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Psychology from York University in 2020. She decided to relocate to Kyiv in 2020, where she continues to work on paintings and graphics and explore her roots and complex identity, using trauma as a method of communicating with ancestors. Her practice typically involves oil on burlap or canvas or gouache and pastels on paper, through which she executes her dreamy figures through flowing, organic lines and cool tones. Her most recent works highlight atrocities and violation of nature and inhabitants committed by the aggressor. Her paintings were recently shown at the DHAKA Art Summit in Bangladesh, Mystetsky Arsenal in Kyiv, and EVA International Biennial in Limerick, Ireland. 2024 is marked by the presentation of her works at the Biennale of Sydney. She lives and works in Kyiv.

Images

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Hypnopompia (During Air Raid Siren), 2023, oil on canvas, 160 x 134 cm

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Hypnopompia (During Air Raid Siren), 2023, oil on canvas, 160 x 134 cm

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Women spirits inspired by the story of my friend who saw Mavka dressed in the white dress one night while they was camping, 2020-22, oil on canvas, 90 x 75 cm
Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Women spirits inspired by the story of my friend who saw Mavka dressed in the white dress one night while they was camping, 2020-22, oil on canvas, 90 x 75 cm

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Bosom of the Land, 2023, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Bosom of the Land, 2023, oil on canvas, 80 x 60 cm

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, SENSING PLACES / PLACING SENSES, ODP Galerie, 2022, exhibition view

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, SENSING PLACES / PLACING SENSES, ODP Galerie, 2022, exhibition view

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska in her Kyiv studio, 2023. Photo: Daria Svertilova

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska in her Kyiv studio, 2023. Photo: Daria Svertilova

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, SENSING PLACES / PLACING SENSES, ODP Galerie, 2022, exhibition view

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, SENSING PLACES / PLACING SENSES, ODP Galerie, 2022, exhibition view

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Catching circles – then they match again, Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2023, exhibition view

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Catching circles – then they match again, Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2023, exhibition view

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Catching circles – then they match again, Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2023, exhibition view

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Catching circles – then they match again, Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2023, exhibition view

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Catching circles – then they match again, Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2023, exhibition view

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, Catching circles – then they match again, Gunia Nowik Gallery, 2023, exhibition view

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, 40th EVA International, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Jed Niezgoda

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, 40th EVA International, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Jed Niezgoda

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, 40th EVA International, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Jed Niezgoda

Sana Shahmuradova Tanska, 40th EVA International, 2023, exhibition view, photo: Jed Niezgoda

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Solo exhibitions:

2023
Catching circles then they match again, Gunia Nowik Gallery, Warsaw, Poland

2021
The Waxing Crescent Myth, Muzeon Experimental Center, Museum of Modern Art of Odesa, Ukraine

2020
Wandering Spirits, Embassy, Toronto, Canada

 

Group exhibitions:

2024
Biennale of Sydney, Australia
The Sharp Smell of Flowers, Krupa Art Foundation, Wrocław, Poland

2023
Further than Light or Language, Voloshyn Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA
Four Slag Heaps, i am you are Ukrainian Creators Fair, Los Angeles, California, USA
40th EVA International Ireland’s Biennale of Contemporary Art, Limerick, Ireland
Forms of Presence, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
DHAKA Art Summit, Dhaka, Bangladesh
A za derevom derevo (Tree after a Tree), Asortymentna Kimnata, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

2022
STRUM, Odesa Fine Arts Museum, Odesa, Ukraine
My House Is Your House, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Chernoziem, Galeria Dim, Warszawa, Poland
Set Phosphenes, Studio for Artistic Research, Düsseldorf, Germany
CONTRAPUNCT, Künstlerhaus Vereinigung, Vienna, Austria
SENSING PLACES / PLACING SENSES, ODP Galerie, Leipzig, Germany
As in the Cinema, Artsvit Gallery, Dnipro, Ukraine
If it is no war today, it doesn't mean there is no war, Goethe Institut, Kraków, Poland
APOKALIPSYS, Diogenes gallery, Lviv, Ukraine
In Ukraine, Gallery at Dobin Mews, New York, USA

2019
Long Winter Toronto/The Arctic Night, Harbourfront Centre's Festival Of Cool, Toronto, Canada

2018
ART SALON, Gallery 1313, Toronto, Canada
L'EVASION, Kensington Market, Toronto, Canada


Selected collections:

Samdani Art Foundation and private collections in Poland and abroad

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