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.
Culture and Museum Complex etc. ‘A’ in a design research trio U,N,A collective.

Clients:
PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Ukrainian Book Institute
Goethe-Institut Ukraine
Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna
Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture (Dnipro, Ukraine)
Bettter. Upcycling System
Albertinum Modern Art Museum (Dresden, Germany)
Marie Claire Ukraine
Dovzhenko Centre

EDUCATION
Graduated from Kharkiv State Academy of
Design and Arts. MA in graphic design.

WORKING EXPERIENCE
Design and Art direction
Chief designer, Mystetskyi Arsenal.
The National Culture and Museum Complex (2013–2016)/
Art director, ArtUkraine magazine (2013–2015)
Designer, Karandash Design bureau (2012–2013)
Design Curation
Znak. Ukrainian Trademarks 1960-80's (Kyiv, 2017)
Between Tradition and Innovation
Exhibition of Ukrainian Designers at the 
Dutch Design Week (Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2017)
Speaker
Shuba Design Conference (Dnipro, Ukraine, 2017)/
Summer Academy for Publishers
organized by Frankfurter Buchmesse (Kyiv, 2017)/
Ephemeroids. Twentieth century in posters
(Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, 2016)
 
PARTICIPATION IN EXHIBITIONS /Selected/
Formation of Time, personal show at The John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA, 2023/
One alphabet and project compositions,
personal show (Artsvit gallery, Dnipro, Ukraine, 2020)/
Furora x PosterWomen (Berlin, 2018)/
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
The John David Mooney Foindation,
Chicago, USA, 2022-23/
ArtSvit Gallery, Dnipro, Ukraine, 2021/
Kunsthalle Praha, Exter programme
by Ukraininan Institute, 2019/
Golden Bee Academy, Kotor, Montenegro, 2016/ 
Centre d'Art Marnay / CAMAC,
Marnay-sur-Seine, France, 2011/
Fabrica Communication Research Centre,
Treviso, Italy, 2008

PRESS and MEDIA
Chicago Reader
Times of Uncertainty. Ukrainian artist Aliona Solomadina
creates an homage to Chicago.

Kunsthalle Praha
Aliona Solomadina: Lightness

Artsvit Gallery
One Alphabet and Project
Compositions
. Aliona Solomadina








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