Aliona Solomadina is an independent graphic
designer and researcher.

In 2022 fled to the USA cause of the full-scale
Russian invasion of Ukraine.


Focuses on book design, visual identities, art direction, and design curation, collaborates with cultural institutions, brands, and commerce.
‘A’ in a design research trio U,N,A collective.
In 2018 started art practice.


Clients:
PinchukArtCentre  
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Ukrainian Book Institute
Goethe-Institut Ukraine
Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna
Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture
Bettter. Upcycling System
Albertinum Modern Art Museum in Dresden 
Marie Claire Ukraine
Dovzhenko Centre
Osnovy Publishing
Rodovid Publishing
Ukrainian Film Industry Association



EDUCATION
Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts (Ukraine).
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, solo show at The John David Mooney Foundation, Chicago, USA, 2023

One alphabet and project compositions,
solo 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 Triennale of the Political Poster
(Mons, Belgium, 2004)



SCHOLARSHIPS AND RESIDENCIES

The John David Mooney Foundation,
Chicago, USA, 2022-23

ArtSvit Gallery, Dnipro, Ukraine, 2021

Kunsthalle Praha, Exter programme
by Ukrainian 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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