Born in 1982, Nikita Shalenny graduated from the Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture and worked as an architect and a lecturer at the Academy, before beginning a full–time career as an artist in 2011. The same year he received the Public Choice Prize, PinchukArtCentre, and in 2015 he was awarded the winner of the Best Installation Prize, ArtVilnius’15. Currently residing in Dnipro, Shalenny works with media such as painting, drawing, video, photography and installation. Works of Shalenny can be found in collections of MOCAK Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow, Faurschou Foundation in Copenhagen, and in numerous private collections in Europe. Recent exhibitions include: The Most Delicious American Mushrooms (solo exhibition, Sabsay, Copenhagen, 2016–2017), Lectorium (action, installation, in public places in Dnipropetrovsk, on a facade, on a roof, on water, Art Kyiv Contemporary X, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, 2015), Siberia (Artvilnius’15, Vilnius, 2015), The Fourth Entrance (solo exhibition, Taras Shevchenko National Museum, Kyiv, 2014), Album About War (Cosmoscow, International Contemporary Art Fair, Central Manege, Moscow, 2014).