Photo: Pinchuk Art Center
With such vast wealth of public galleries, creative events, and white spaces, no selection of the top five art galleries in Kyiv can be comprehensive. However, «Destinations» narrowed down some better-known exhibition spaces as well as pioneering galleries totally worth visiting.
PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv
Photo: Pinchuk Art Center
Since the opening on September the 16th in 2006, the art center has become one of the favorite places for Ukrainians as well as for numerous tourists of the capital. Very convenient schedule of exhibitions (from 12:00 to 21:00) and free entrance provide a wonderful opportunity to explore the best creations of contemporary artists.
Its definite innovative profile is aimed at the dynamic interlacing of new production, presentation, and collection bridging national identity and international challenge.
This gallery is an open platform for the artists, the art work and society. It is located on the 6th floor of the building and combines 4 floors of exhibition halls, video-lounge room and SkyArtCafe (перелинковать) on the upper floor, as well as the administrative part. The total area of the art center is more than 3000 square meters.
Address: 1/3-2, "А" Block, Velyka Vasylkivska / Baseyna str., Kyiv
Read: Art Library Reading Room at Pinchuk Art Center
Triptych:Global Arts Workshop (T-GAW)
Photo: T-GAW Facebook page
Triptych: Global Arts Workshop (T-GAW) is a pioneer and a leader of contemporary art gallery scene of Kyiv. It was established back in 1988 and has been at the forefront of Ukrainian fine art since the Perestroika period, exhibiting the work of such artists as Ivan Marchuk, Anatoliy Kryvolap, Serhiy Hai, Volodymyr Odrekhivksy, and many others.
Today, T-GAW hosts a wide range of events, including exhibitions, lectures, workshops, and film screenings.
Triptych: Global Arts Workshop hosts numerous events and functions for Embassies of various countries in Kyiv. It also has an interesting permanent exposition, which attracts numerous guests interested in contemporary Ukrainian art. T-GAW promotes Ukrainian art abroad by organizing exhibitions, workshops and other art-related events abroad.
Address: 34, Andriivs’kyi descent, Triptych: Global Arts Workshop, Kyiv.
Photo: Brucie web
This Kyiv art gallery is famous for its photo art exhibitions. Crème de la crème photoart of Helmut Newton, Leni Rieffenstahl, Steve McCurry, Howard Schatz, Albert Watson, Guido Argentini, Roxanne Lowit, Joseph Hoflehner, Tierry Le Goues were showcased at Brucie Collections.
Here guests can enjoys all types and styles of contemporary art photography as well as discover new interesting names in this genre.
Address: 55B, Artema street, Kyiv.
This original white-space art gallery is housed in the former air-raid shelter. Here you can find many interesting works by young Ukrainian artists. The gallery often hosts hip cultural events.
Address: 111-113, Velyka Vasylkivska street.
Photo: Gapchinska Facebook page
Eugenia Gapchinska is a popular Ukrainian artist whose paintings bribes with their warmth and cuteness. Gapchinska's works is difficult to confuse with others – funny and little children, who always look like lovely cherubs in cutest clothes. These touching, naive and sincere characters reminiscent about childhood, love and kindness.
Address: 16, Mykhaylivska street, Kyiv.
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Kyiv is an indisputable cultural center of Ukraine. It boasts a plenty of art galleries that are of an exceptional cultural and historical value. Treasuries of national art represent thoroughly and comprehensively the rich culture of Ukraine from the old days to the recent past and present. Our selection includes five established up-and-coming contemporary art galleries in Kyiv to watch.