Open Group was founded in Lviv in 2012 by six Ukrainian artists. Over the years the structure of the group changed, now it consists of four artists Yuriy Biley, Stanislav Turina, Pavlo Kovach, and Anton Varga.
From time to time the group invites everyone to participate in their projects and to become members of the Open group.
Open Group won the Special prize of the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013 and the Main prize in 2015. Their artwork was presented at the Ukrainian national pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.
Short biographies of the participants:
Mr.: Yuriy Biley
Born in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, in May 2nd 1988. Lives and works in Wroclaw, Poland and Lviv, Ukraine
Mr.: Anton Varga
Born in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, in August 25th in 1989. Lives and works in New York, USA and Lviv, Ukraine.
Mr.: Pavlo Kovach (Junior)
Born in Uzhgorod, Ukraine, November 4th 1987 Lives and works in Lviv, Ukraine.
Mr.: Stanislav Turinа
Born in Makeevka, Ukraine, August 28, 1988 Lives and works Mukachevo and v.Pavshyno, Ukraine.