Oleg Kharch

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Oleg Kharch /Kharchenko (born 1963 in Sumy) is a Ukrainian visual and sound artist working in the figurative, new Ukrainian naive (Quasi- naive), post-conceptual direction in the ultra contemporary art movement "#BULLBASKA".

His works ranges from street art projects, sound sculptures and video collage to traditional painting. From December 2018-19 - a member of the "Hlebzawod". Founder and member of the Open’o’Pen $ group of artists since 2020. From October 2021 he declared himself exclusively as an artist New Brut Art. Together with his wife (Olga Shuvalova), Oleg Kharch Group was established in 2016.

Education and personal life[edit]

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From 1980-85 he was a student of the Faculty of Building Technology in Dnipro (ex-Dnepropetrovsk) Construction Engineering Institute,[1] and during 1981–83 he attended the art studio of Stanislav Cherevko, Dnepropetrovsk.

1981 -83 studied in art studio of Stanislav Cherevko/ Dnipro (ex-Dnepropetrovsk)/ USSR. 1985 -87 junior sergeant, squad leader of armored vehicles Repair in the Soviet Army. Since December 2018 he has been a participant of "Hlebzawod".

Kharch is a resident of Kyiv, Ukraine.[2]


  • 2015 Ukraine: Short Stories about Contemporary Artists from Ukraine, Luciano Benetton, Italy[1]
  • 2019 The book of the artist. "Chronicles of the unpublished (hybrid) war. Or Cotton Accounting, from Oleg Kharch

2019 Kyiv Art Week 2019 "Tries to Bring Ukraijne CLoser to the West", Text: Emmanuel Grynszpan, Beyond Russia, Contents № 8 "Russian Art Focus"

Selected exhibitions[edit]

  • 2021 -First Ukrainian Biennale of Digital and Media Art "30 Years of Freedom”. Valery Korshunov (Ukraine), Yuri Lech Polanski(Spain), curators. Artarea Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine;

-“ Wellcome Elon Musk!”| Kmytiv Museum of Fine Arts named Y. D. Bukhanchuk/ Kmytiv, Zhytomyr region, Ukraine;

  • 2020: Corona! Shut down!| international festival network @ New on NewMediaFest2020!, (Germany), curator – Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
  • "Cam Pandemic Art"| CAM_Casoria Contemporary Art Museum/ Naples, Italy, curator-Antonio Manfredi
  • "The Environment of Existence. Manifest 2020"| Kyiv City Art Gallery Lavra / Kyiv, Ukraine, curator - Yulia Nuzhina
  • 2019: Wake up! – Climate change!| international festival network @ The New Museum of Networked Art, Cologne (Germany), curator – Wilfried Agricola de Cologne
  • 2019: Media Art Exhibition: Artefact: Chernobyl33/ River station/Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2019: Kyiv Art Week 2019| Art Fair "Hlebsawod"|23-26 May "Toronto - Kyiv" Complex
  • 2019: The book of the artist. "Chronicles of the unpublished (hybrid) war. Or [Cotton Accounting], from Oleg Kharch"| Contemporary art center "Hlebzawod"/ Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2018: Hlebzawod Art Prize 2018| Contemporary art center "Hlebzawod"/ Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Participate in “Creative Climate Awards 2018” ("CCAs2018"), of the Human Impacts Institute’s at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, USA
  • 2017: Participate in Art- Projekt– "Auto / Macht / Mobilität" /„Kunstpreis Worpswede“, Einbeck, Germany
  • Gogolfest 2017 Oleg Kharch”/ Visual Art ProgrammGogolfest, visual art, Kiyv, Ukraine
  • 2017 5th Odessa Biennial "Turbulence Area"/ Gallery "Hudpromo", Odessa
  • 2017 Semi- project Oleg Kharch& Volodymir Kharchenko/ "khARTchenko- No CONJUNCTURE promenade"
  • 2016 Project of Contemporary Art "Event Horizon", curators- A. Soloviev, A. Lozhkina, S. Savchuk, Mysteckyi Arsenal, Kiyv
  • 2016 Parallelismes/ The (Instead Undo VIII Tashkent Biennale of Contemporary Art "Pushing the boundaries, unite the world") / Uzbekistan
  • 2016 Mashrou' Proletkult/ AUB Art Galleries/ Beirut, Lebanon.[3]
  • 2016 Freierfest / Odessa, Ukraine
  • 2016 Goodбaй Хутiр Postмодерн / KZ Art Room/ Kyiv, Ukraine
  • 2015 Manifesto / IV Biennale Contemporary/ Odessa, Ukraine
  • 2014 Snailices or snails attack / Art Kyiv Contemporary IX/ MyGallery / Kyiv, Ukraine.[4]
  • 2014 Ukrainian Pictorial Exhibition / The Museum of Arts of Cherkasy region, Ukraine.[5]
  • 2014 International Art Projects "fame not fallen heroes"[6] & "Fame Maydan Heroes", V.Akhunov (Uzbekistan) & O.Kharch (Ukraine)/ Grushevskiy str. Second Barricade/ Maydan Nezalezhnosti/ Hreshchatyk str. by KSGA, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • 2013 Such earnings / Mala Gallery of Mystetsky Arsenal art center/ Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • 1991 Exhibition Folk-Applied Art of Poltava region, The Poltava Museum of Local Lore, Ukraine;
  • 1989 Exhibition of Bergen in Kingdom Norway;
  • 1988 Exhibition, Museum of Local Lore Murmansk ex-USSR;

Art residencies:

  • 2019- Media Art Residence Carbon/”Artefact: Chernobyl 33"/Kyiv, Ukraine;
  • 2015/2013 Private artistic residency in Cap-d'Ail, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France;


  • Mystetsky Arsenal art center |Kyiv/ Ukraine
  • Human Impacts Institute’s (HII) in New York, USA
  • Luciano Benetton Collection, Italy
  • MyGallery Kyiv/Ukraine | London/UK
  • Private collections


  1. ^ a b "Imago Mundi". imagomundiart.com. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  2. ^ Romantic, Olga. "Mashrou'a Proletkult від Oleg Kharch Group". Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  3. ^ ukraineartnews. "События : Українське мистецтво побуватиме на міжнародній виставці у Лівані". ukraineartnews.com. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  4. ^ ""Улиткиада, или Атака улиток" художника Олега Харченко | "Наш Киев" - новости Киева, афиша Киева, погода Киева". Интернет-журнал «Наш Киев». Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  5. ^ "The IX ART-KYIV Contemporary 2014 – Arsenal". artarsenal.in.ua. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
  6. ^ "2014 International Art Projects "fame not fallen heroes"". estherartnewsletter. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 10 December 2016.