Nika Kupyrova


Born in 1985, Kyiv (UA)
Lives and works in Vienna (AT) and Prague (CZ)

Nika Kupyrova is living and working in Vienna and Prague. She studied Painting at the Edinburgh College of Art, Fine Arts at the Iceland University of the Arts and Transdisciplinary Art at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Exhibitions include Karlin Studios FUTURA (Prague), WIELS Contemporary Art Centre (Brussels), EXILE Gallery (Vienna), Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art (Pittsburgh), Belvedere 21 (Vienna), SODA Gallery(Bratislava), Kunstraum Niederoesterreich (Vienna) and Meetfactory Centre for Contemporary Art (Prague). Nika Kupyrova is a recipient of Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award (2017) and Austrian state scholarship for emerging artists STARTStipendium (2019) – her works can be found in the collection of the Federal Ministry of Austria in (Artothek des Bundes) in Belvedere 21, collection ofWien Museum (Austria) as well as collections of Fait Gallery (Czech Republic) and the Mattress Factory Museum of Contemporary Art (USA).

︎︎︎ EDUCATION

2013 - 2016
University of Applied Arts in Vienna / MA TransArts – Transdisciplinary art

2004 - 2008
Edinburgh College of Art / BA Painting

2007
Iceland University of the Arts, Erasmus scholarship



︎︎︎ SOLO SHOWS


2021
Yaekahngai, Kunstraum Lakeside, Klagenfurt (AT)

2020
A difficult weekend, Hoast projects, Vienna (AT)

2018
No More Mr Nice Guy, Fait Gallery, Brno (SK)
White Honey, Galerie 35m2, Prague (CZ)
Adventure, fantasy, mystery, action, Wien Museum MUSA (AT)
Otis Rem, SODA Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

2017
Otis Rem, das weisse haus, Vienna (AT)

2011  
Earwax, Meetfactory Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague (CZ)

2010
Earwax, Sotheby’s Artist Quarterly, Vienna (AT)
︎︎︎ GROUP SHOWS

2022
Viktor Frešo, Marek Kvetan, Nika Kupyrova, DOT. Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

2021
The Meek One, Karlin Studios, Prague (CZ)
Hi, how are you?, Cerquone Gallery, Madrid (ES)
Talking Hands, Jan Koniarek Gallery, Trnava, Slovakia (SK)
mud-mother#1 Bathybius haeckelii / new jörg, Vienna (AT)

2020
Cruel Summer Camp / EXILE, Vienna (AT)
Anything Goes pt. 2.: Techno ed. / White & Weiss, Bratislava (SK)
Otherwordly / Ravnikar Gallery, Ljubljana (SI)

2019
Über das Neue / Belverede 21, Vienna (AT)
ECHO — the Fait Gallery collection, Fait Gallery, Brno (SK)
UKYA City Takeover / Bonington Gallery, Nottingham (UK)

2018
Unframed/Framed / Galerie Raum mit Licht, Vienna (AT)
”, ”, ”, — Footnotes / WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (BE)

2017
A ditto, ditto device / Angewandte Innovation Lab, Vienna (AT)
Urgent Perspectives #1 / Projektraum Viktor Bucher, Vienna (AT)
Sonata for four hands / Berlinskej model, Prague (CZ)

2016
A Character’s Coat / Alte Post - VIENNA DESIGN WEEK (AT)
Rethinking / das weisse haus, Vienna (AT)
Juxtapositionen / Salon für Kunstbuch – Belvedere 21, Vienna (AT)

2015
Re-, Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna (AT)
WYSINWYS / SODA Gallery, Bratislava (SK)

2013
On the Road / NÖ Dokumentationszentrum für Moderne Kunst
Global Locals / National Library of Technology, Prague (CZ)

2012
Inconclusive Analysis / NCCA / III Moscow Biennale of Young Art (RU)

2011
Factory Installed / Mattress Factory Art Museum, Pittsburgh (USA)
Über Dinge / Kunsthaus Mürz (AT)

2010
Glob(E)scape, ARTPLAY / II Moscow Biennale of Young Art (RU)
Triennale Linz 1.0 / LENTOS Kunstmuseum, Linz (AT)

︎︎︎ PRIZES & SCHOLARSHIPS


2019
START-Award Fine Arts, Federal Chancellery of Austria (AT)

2017
Erste Bank ExtraVALUE Art Award, Vienna (AT)
Kapsch Preis – nomination, MUMOK, Vienna (AT)

2011
DISARONNO Photo Award, International Talent Support (IT)


︎︎︎ RESIDENCIES


2017
Theory of Leaves, Residency by E.M.M.A.,  Ancona (IT)

2016
ARTos Cultural and Research Foundation, Nicosia, Cyprus

2010
Egon Schiele Art Centre, Český Krumlov (CZ)
Lothringer13, Munich, Germany (DE)


︎︎︎ CURATORIAL


2022
Dispatches From A Troubled City, Wien Museum MUSA (AT)
The Somnambulists, Kunstverein Eisenstadt (AT)

2019
Your delicious dreaming, Salon Goldschlag, Vienna (AT)
Hydrobutter / GOMO Artspace, Vienna (AT)

2017
Neverwhere, Galerie Ferdinanda Baumanna,  Prague (CZ)
Working Knowledge, Academy of the Performing Arts in Prague (CZ)

2016
Working Knowledge, Galerie IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna (AT)


︎︎︎ FEATURES, INTERVIEWS & REVIEWS

Parnass Kunstmagazin
Flash Art Czech & Slovak Edition
Magazyn Szum
Sculpture Magazine
Radio FM4
All-over Magazin für Kunst und Ästhetik
Tzvetnik
BLOK Magazine
Komfortmag
Die Presse Schaufenster /
c/o Vienna magazine
Falter
Dolce Vita Prague
Monika Magazine
Artmirror
Footnotes on art
Hiato Projecs
Sodobna Umetnost
Artviewer
Easttopics
Daily Lazy
Tired Mass
Kuba Paris
Artalk.cz
O FLUXO
A2 kulturní čtrnáctideník


︎︎︎ LECTURES & TALKS


Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna
Kunsthalle Bratislava
The University of Art and Design Linz
Galerie IG BIldende Kunst Vienna
The English College in Prague
etc. gallery Prague
Kunstverein das weisse haus
DEPOT Vienna
Bird in Flight Photo School Kyiv





SELECTED WORKS


YAEKAHNGAI, 2020












Nika Kupyrova, 2020
BY2-1
Hard-finish plaster, yellow orche and ultramarine pigments
13 x 5,5 x 5,5 cm


Nika Kupyrova, 2020
RY1-4
Hard-finish plaster, yellow orche and iron oxide pigments
13 x 9 x 13 cm



Nika Kupyrova, 2020
RB5-1
Hard-finish plaster, iron oxide and ultramarine pigments
12 x 4,5 x 4,5 cm