Sasha Kurmaz was born 1986 in Kyiv, Ukraine, where he lives and works today. As a multidisciplinary artist, he works with photography and public intervention, video and performative practices. In most of his work he plays a game of de-powering power structures, using both humoristic and conceptual interventions.
Characterized by extreme simplicity of execution, by means of visually minimal gestures, interventions, and situational works, Sasha analyzes socially and political interrelationships that address themes both poetic and political. Kurmaz’s work is at once direct and open to interpretation.
Kurmaz has participated in many international group exhibitions and festivals, including exhibitions at the Zamek Ujazdowski Art Centre 2013 (Poland), ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art, Karlsruhe 2013 (Germany), Vienna Künstlerhaus 2014 (Austria), Architekturzentrum Wien 2014 (Austria), 19th Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography, Biel/Bienne 2015 (Switzerland), Saatchi Gallery 2015 (UK), c/o Berlin 2016 (Germany), and PinchukArtCentre 2016 (Ukraine).
His work has been published in a wide range of international magazines, including FOAM, Krytyka Polityczna, YET, Vice, Liberation, Bloomberg Businessweek, Rolling Stones, Süddeutsche Zeitung.86.