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Alina Haieva

...And flowers will sprout on the ashes

A project that combines form and meaning. The value of the ornament on the clothes is enhanced by the incredibly fine calligraphy of the font and inscriptions. The artists emphasize the profound implications that grow deep into the history of Ukraine, a powerful state, interpreting it into the country's modern reality. 

The foundation for Alina Haieva's graphic works is the reinterpretation of various embroidery techniques of Ukrainian Cossack elders of the 17th - 18th centuries. Specifically, the embroidery that adorned the clothes of the Cossack military and administrative governing body was built on materials from the collection of the Chernihiv Historical Museum named after V.V. Tarnovsky.


An ornament is a pattern with its code, a genetic amulet of the Ukrainian nation. This is a rather complex system, created from various elements, signs, and symbols that interact with each other and create a comprehensive energetic picture, which is profoundly difficult to understand today. Both at the simplest and most complex stages in the development of ornament, the Ukrainian people turn to their native nature. Still, they do not simply copy the surrounding reality but elaborate, simplify, stylize and create their unique style with their conventional pattern. 

The combination of Ukrainian history, ancient Ukrainian embroidery techniques, and symbolic images, consciously rethought by the Ukrainian artist, is a new reality and the fundamental genetic code of modern Ukraine.
The project was created during hostility and a full-scale invasion of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine.

Sources:
Displays from the Chernihiv Regional Museum collection, named after Vasyl Tarnavsky, are open to the public.
Features embroidery of a Cossack elder of the XVII-XVIII centuries from the collection of the Chernihiv Historical Museum named after V.V. Tarnovsky. Author – Vira Zaichenko, 2015. Publishing house - Rodovid, Small series of Ukrainian embroidery.

BIO

Alina Haieva is an artist from Kyiv (currently temporarily residing in Vienna). She was born on November 2, 1986. In 2010, she graduated from the Dnipro State Academy of Construction and Architecture in Dnipro, majoring in architecture. 2011-2016 - curator of the "Black Lizard" gallery-bookstore (Dnipro), 2016-2017 - curator of the "Ukraine EXISTS" project of the UN Headquarters Apartment - a project of honest documentary of events in Donbas and popularization of young Ukrainian art abroad (United States of America, Canada ). Co-founder of the Ukrainian clothing brand GA.EVA since 2017.


A characteristic line denotes her graphic works. The artist also integrates graphic tools into painting. Alina's art is distinguished by an unmistakable style, a recognizable line, and the boldness of color solutions. Alina Haieva's works are surprisingly terse, full of emotional tension, and distinguished by dynamic lines. 

CV

Exhibitions:

  • 2022 - participant of the "mOTHER" residency, Vienna, Austria;

  • 2022 - participant of the exhibition of billboards "razom - together", Vienna, Austria;

  • 2022 - personal exhibition of graphics "...And flowers will grow from the ashes", Dnipro, Ukraine; 2022 - participant of the exhibition "Give me a higher love" as part of the course of the Vienna Academy of Arts, Vienna, Austria;

  • 2021 - personal exhibition "Territory of reality. Groundless country", Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2020 - personal exhibition "Painting/Graphics", Vagabundo Gallery, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine;

  • 2020 - personal exhibition of graphics "Inspiration from Sri Lanka", Poison of manners, Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2020 - personal exhibition of graphics "Anxiety and Tenderness", Institute Francais, Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2019 - personal painting exhibition "Personal Space", DOM, Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2019 - personal exhibition of painting [Non] children's entertainment, Pink Room, Kyiv, Ukraine; 2019 - personal painting exhibition "Personal Space", Blades, Dnipro, Ukraine;

  • 2019 - personal exhibition of painting [Non] children's entertainment, I Cultural Bussines Hub, Dnipro, Ukraine;

  • 2017 - personal exhibition "Before/After", gallery D12, Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2017 - participant of the exhibition at the Golden Gate Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2016 – exhibition "Ukraine EXISTS", United Nations Headquarters (New York), Ukrainian-American Cultural Center in Whippany (New Jersey), Ukrainian Museum (Chicago);

  • 2015 – exhibition "Interaction", LNAM gallery, Lviv, Ukraine;

  • 2015 – participant in the exhibition "Sin Mascaras", "Yellow Giants" gallery, Odesa, Ukraine; 2015 - "CheLOVEky" exhibition, Museum of Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2015 – participant of Book Arsenal-2015, Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2015 – exhibition "CHELOVEky", Center of Contemporary Art, Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine;

  • 2014 - "Art Injection: Feast during the plague", Donetsk, Ukraine;

  • 2014 – participant of painting exhibition, EVARTSPASE gallery, Geneva, Switzerland;

  • 2014 – participant of the exhibition "Civic Mysticism", Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2014 – participant of Book Arsenal-2014, Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2014 – participant of the exhibition "Woman/Revolution", Dnipro, Ukraine;

  • 2014 – Personal exhibition "...Connection...", Dnipro, Ukraine;

  • 2014 – Personal exhibition "Eyes of a Child", Ternopil, Ukraine;

  • 2013 – participant of "Self-made Artist" within the III Odessa Biennale, Odesa, Ukraine;

  • 2013 – participant of the III Odesa Biennale, Odesa, Ukraine;

  • 2013 – participant of the festival Gogol Fest-2013, Kyiv, Ukraine;

  • 2013 – participant of "Dependent-independent", "Barcode", "Neo still life", "Inheritance", "Labyrinth" within the Art-PICNIC of

  • Slava Frolova, Slava Frolova-Group (SF-G), Kyiv, Ukraine; 2013 – personal exhibition "Bouquet Garni", "Black Lizard", Dnipro, Ukraine;

  • 2013 – participant of "ECONYAK", Lviv, Ukraine;

  • 2013 – participant of "Women's Gesture", gallery "Khudpromo", Odesa, Ukraine;

  • 2013 – south wing, Korobchinsky art center, Odesa, Ukraine; 2013 – personal exhibition "13". Municipal Gallery, Kharkiv, Ukraine;

  • 2012 – participant of the exhibition at the experimental center of modern art "Tea Factory", Odesa, Ukraine;

  • 2012 – personal exhibition "Presence", Ternopil, Ukraine;

  • 2012 – personal exhibition "Black Lizard", Dnipro, Ukraine;

  • 2012 – personal exhibition, "Black Lizard" gallery-bookstore, Dnipro, Ukraine;

  • 2011 – personal exhibition "I&MY Sister", art center "Kvartira", Dnipro, Ukraine.

  • 2010 – personal exhibition "Christmas". Embassy of Ukraine in Germany, Berlin.

International Plein Air events:

  • 2017 - Pleinair painting "Ukrainian Impressionism", Paris - Bonol-D'Lorn, Normandy, France;

  • 2016 - Pleinair painting for the 150th anniversary of the Kaunas Theological Seminary, Kaunas, Lithuania.