Aliona Solomadina is an independent graphic designer
and researcher. Based in Kyiv.
Focuses on book design, visual identities, art direction and design curation. Collaborates with cultural institutions, brands and commerce. Among them PinchukArtCentre, National Stand of Ukraine at the Frankfurt Book Fair (2015, 2016), National Stand of Ukraine at the Berlin Film Festival (2017), the British Council Ukraine, Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Mystetskyi Arsenal The National Culture and Museum Complex etc. ‘A’ in a design research trio U,N,A collective.
Graduated from Kharkiv State Academy of
Design and Arts. MA in graphic design.
Design and Art direction
Chief designer in Mystetskyi Arsenal.
The National Culture and Museum Complex (2013–2016)
Art director in ArtUkraine magazine (2013–2015)
Designer in Karandash Design bureau (2012–2013)
Znak. Ukrainian Trademarks 1960-80's. (Kyiv, 2017)
Between Tradition and Innovation.
Exhibition of Ukrainian Designers at the
Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2017)
Shuba Design Conference (Dnipro, Ukraine, 2017)
Summer Academy for Publishers
organized by Frankfurter Buchmesse (Kyiv, 2017)
Exhibition Ephemeroids. Twentieth century in posters
PARTICIPATION IN EXHIBITIONS /Selected/
Golden Bee 12, Global Biennale of Graphic Design
International Triennial of Eco-posters 4th Block
(Kharkiv-Kyiv, Ukraine, 2006, 2009, 2012)
The 4th United Designs. International Design Exhibition
(Los Angeles, USA, 2009)
Poster Festival (Ljubljana, 2009)
Visual Energy (Berlin, 2006)
International Triennnale of the Political Poster
(Mons, Belgium, 2004)
SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES
Golden Bee Academy (Kotor, Montenegro, 2016)
Centre d'Art Marnay / CAMAC
(Marnay-sur-Seine, France, 2011)
Fabrica Communication Research Centre
(Treviso, Italy, 2008)