Pavel Voinitski

Being trained in Eastern Europe, Pavel obtained BA degree in Sculpture (1999) and PhD degree in Art Theory (2005) from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts. In 2006–2008 he took postgraduate courses in Theory of Contemporary Art and Curatorship in Canadian universities Concordia (Montreal) and York (Toronto). Since 2001, Pavel organizes art-projects in Belarus and abroad. He was a member of the curatorial team of the Pavilion of the Republic of Belarus at the 54th Venice Biennale. Currently, he is writing professionally for Belarusian and Russian art journals, such as “NoMI” (St. Petersburg), “Art” (Minsk), and “DI” (Moscow). Pavel Voinitski is a Professor of Architectural Design Department at Architectural Faculty of Belarusian National Technical University.

Curatorial awards:

  • Recipient of the State Grant in Culture and Arts. Belarus, 2012;
  • Winner of the Context for the Eastern Partnership best projects and cultural initiatives “Culture Above Borders” in the “FUTURE” category. Lublin, 2011.

Selected curatorial projects:

  • “Stairway to Loft.” Exhibition of Viktor Zaitsev (painting) and Alexander Boldakov (objects). Gallery “Academy” of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts. Minsk, 2012;
  • Program of Belarusian art performances “penAtra(C)tion” within the scope of the Special project “Inner Landscapes” at the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (co-curator Olga Rybchinskaya). All-Russian Museum of Decorative Applied and Folk Art. Moscow, 2011;
  • Special project “Inner Landscapes” at the 4th Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art (co-curator Olga Rybchinskaya). All-Russian Museum of Decorative Applied and Folk Art. Moscow, 2011;
  • International project «Raum für Raum / Art City", organized by Goethe-Institut in eight major cities of Eastern Europe and Central Asia: Kaliningrad, Minsk, Novosibirsk, Ulyanovsk, Yerevan, Tbilisi, Almaty and Tashkent (local curator in Minsk). 2010– 2011;
  • “Bronzewordship”. Exhibition of bronze sculptures, and poetry readings. State Museum of the History of Belarusian Literature. Minsk, 2010;
  • “Next Generation in Belarusian Sculpture”. Gallery of the Branch of the National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus. Golshany, 2004; Polotsk National Historical and Cultural Museum-Preserve. Polotsk, 2004; Museum of Contemporary Fine Arts. Minsk, 2005;
  • “Belarusian Portrait of the Last Quarter of the 20th Century”. National group exhibition. Regional Mogilev Art Museum named after Pavel Maslennikov. Mogilev, 2005;
  • Sculptural Symposium for the Creating of Landscape Environment for Foster Home for Children with Disabilities of Psycho–Physical Development. Minsk, 2001.

Pavel Voinitski is an active participant of international conferences, forums, congresses and other communicational events. The last ones are Eastern Partnership Culture Congress (Lublin, 2011), International workshop “Intercultural Cooperation and its Success Factors”, Cultural Contact Point Lithuania (Vilnius, 2011), Podium discussion "Situation in Contemporary Art of Open Spaces in Eastern Europe and Central Asia" (Berlin, 2011).

As a practicing artist, Pavel has participated in a row of international art exhibitions, among which are “Opening the Door? Belarusian Art Today”. Zacheta Gallery (Warsaw, 2011) and Contemporary Art Centre (Vilnius, 2010); “Sanatorium of Arts”. Group exhibitions of installations and art-objects. State Tretyakow Gallery (Moskow, 2010); “Olympic Sculptures Exhibition”. Beijing and 15 main cities of China (2006); Moscow International Art Salons. Central House of Artists (Moscow, 2003–2004); 9th Cairo International Biennale (2003).


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