About Us

Оpen Group was founded in August 2012 in Lviv by six young artists:Eugene Samborsky,Yuriy Biley, Anton Varga, Oleg Perkovsky, Pavlo Kovach, Stanislav Turina.

The permanent members of the group are (2015):
Yuriy Biley, Pavlo Kovach (based in Lviv), Stanislav Turina (based in Mukachevo), Anton Varga (based in New York).
 
The basic structure of Open Groupalso involve people for a period of time until a project, in which they are taking part, is running.Group's work is based on research of the interaction and communication between people, artists, situation and space.
 
Residences and awards:
 
2014 Residence «Futura», Karlin Studio, Praha.
2013 Awarded with the first Special Prize Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv.
2012 Residence «Granny Hall», Samiylychi, Volyn region, Ukraine .
 
Currently the group has implemented the project :
«Keys to the gallery», «Signboard gallery Corridor», «One N *» , «Between us», «Place» ,«Simplification», «Arslonga, vitabrevis » , «Biography»,
 Also, always relevant and current, there are two long-term projects:
«Open gallery», «your shop», «Passport Object».
 
Personal exhibitions:
 
2014 «Ars longa, vita brevis / documentation»,  Dzyga gallery, Lviv, Ukraine.
2014 «Biography», PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv.
2014 «Where is my gallery?» Karlin Studio, Praha.
2013 The «One N *», Gallery Detenpyla, Lviv.
2013 «Place», Closer art centre, Kyiv.
2013 «Between us»,  Bottega gallery, Kyiv.
 
 
 
 

Yuriy Biley

Born on May 2nd 1988 in Uzhgorod. 2003-2005 studied in Uzhgorod College of Arts, named after А. Erdeli. 2005-2011 studied in Lviv National Academy of Arts.

Lives in Lviv.

2012 Scholarship from Minister of Culture of Poland "Gaude Polonia".

2012 Residence "Granny Hall".

Anton Varga

I was born in August 25th in 1989 in Uzhgorod. In 2006 I became a student of Transcarpathian Art Institute, Graphics Design department, which I graduated in 2010. From 2010 to 2012 I was a student of the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts. I live in Lviv. I am engaged in painting, installations and projecting information objects. In my most recent projects along with the characters of "presence" I’m trying to create / recreate a permanent length of life.

Pavlo Kovach (Junior)

Born on November 4th 1987 in Uzhgorod. 2003-2005 studied in Uzhgorod College of Arts, named after А. Erdeli. 2005-2011 studied in Lviv National Academy of Arts.

2012 Scholarship from Minister of Culture of Poland "GaudePolonia".(kurator Janush Balduga)

2012 The winner of the competition for young Ukrainian artists MUHI-2012 (2nd place)

Stanislav Turinа

Born August 28, 1988 in Makeevka Donetsk region. From 1993 he lived in Mukachevo, Transcarpathian region. From 2005-2011 he studied at the Lviv National Academy of Arts. I live in Lviv.

2006 Member and co-founder of Team CAR.

2010 Member club black circle club.

2012 Residence "Granny Hall".