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Oleksandr Sirous

Portrait of the ukrainian artist Oleksandr Sirous

Oleksandr Sirous, born 1996 in Kharkiv, Ukraine

lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine
Stay in Freising: November and December 2022

Arbeit des Medienkünstlers Oleksandr Sirous


Oleksandr Sirous

Oleksandr Sirous is a Ukrainian new media artist. He is an active member of the Photinus Studio formation. Having a fully horizontal and unique structure of communication and creating they continue to be involved in the Ukrainian media art. They also organize exhibitions, residencies, and educational events.

He studied painting at the Academy of Arts (2011 - 2014) and graphic arts at the Academy of Arts and Design (2017 - 2018) in Kharkiv. 

Oleksandr Sirous works with sound as well as media. He works with big data sets and the principles of interaction and communication in web environments, and moreover creates complex simulation environments using Artificial Intelligence.

The artists background in animation and comics has influenced his practice as he finds non-trivial approaches to storytelling and composition in media works. Recently, he has turned more towards the culture of video games, game mechanics and new rules of interaction. With that he finds new approaches at the intersection of the already established approaches in media art and video games.

His experience in the first month of the war against Ukraine, which he spent in a bomb shelter has changed his artistic practice tremendously. His focus shifted even more towards themes like the centralization and monopolization of intellectual resources. He aims to defend Ukraine's intellectual and cultural integrity and independence from Russian imperialism. Using the tools of new media, he is documenting and deconstructing destructive military actions into an artistic image.

Dates in Freising

18:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
Presentation and talk with three artists from Ukraine in the barrel vault ... >>>
19:00 Uhr bis 21:00 Uhr
Opening of the exhibition Fragmented World | Focus Europe IV with participants of the European Art Fellowship of the District Council of Upper Bavaria (Bezirk Oberbayern) ... >>>
18.02.2023 - 10.04.2023
The exhibition presents the works of 10 artists who participated in the previous year's European Art Fellowship artist exchange of the District of Upper Bavaria. ... >>>



Opening hours Exhibitions 

Summer (March-Oct)
Tue - Sat 2 - 7 pm
Sun + holidays 10 am - 7 pm
Winter (Nov-Feb)
Tue - Sat 2 - 6 pm
Sun + holidays 10 am - 6 pm

Opening hours Café Botanika

For opening hours, information and events please have a look on the website of the café: cafe-botanika.de


Am Schafhof 1
85354 Freising

The exhibition spaces and the café are accessible to the disabled. The entry to the exhibitions is free.

online &  d i g i t a l :

Schafhof - Europäisches Künstlerhaus Oberbayern
Schafhof . d i g i t a l
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