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.
 
 

2015 "Hope!" Ukraine National Pavilion at the 56 th International Art Exhibition in Venice - La Biennale di Venezia.

2015 Residence «OPEN ATELIERS ZO artist in residence», Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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 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. Lives in New York, USA.

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. Lives in Lviv.

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. Lives in in Mukachevo and s.Pavshyno.

2006 Member and co-founder of Team CAR.

2010 Member club black circle club.

2012 Residence "Granny Hall".