Polina Shcherbyna is a visual contemporary artist, born in Kyiv, where she graduated from the National Academy of Arts and Architecture of NAOMA, and studied in the studio of painting and temple culture named after Professor MA Storozhenko.
Untitled, 2021 – from the series Half of the personality (2017-2022), non-primed canvas, acrylic technical paste, balloon, enamel, 200×440-cm
Polina works mainly in painting, sometimes combining it with objects or audiovisual installations. In her artistic practice, she works with the awareness of the body through anti-anatomy and explores the psychological aspects of man, in such concepts as expectations, fear and illusion. Research on these topics is based on self-reflection, the reflection of past experience and attempts at self-knowledge. This is reflected in the technical arsenal of the artist. In the process of creating a work, Polina often subjects the canvases to complex technical processing: grinding, scraping, sawing and other similar actions that alternate with the application of new layers of paint and pauses that form unpainted surfaces of linen.
Untitled, 2022 – from the series Half of the personality (2017-2022), non-primed canvas, acrylic technical paste, balloon, enamel, 200x150cm
Her last solo exhibition entitled “Destroyed Archive” took place in March 2020 at America House Kyiv (Kyiv, Ukraine). She also took part in Ukrainian and foreign art fairs and art residencies, such as International Symposium of Contemporary Art BIRUCHIY 021 “Time Not Lost” Primorsk, Ukraine, “NYA FAIR / New York Art Week” TriBeCa New York, USA, or KYIV ART FAIR / Kyiv Art Week “This Is Not A Competition”.
The residency is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council. Slovak Arts Council is the main partner of the project. The project is also supported by the city Košice.