Anna Scherbyna (b. 1988, Zaporizhzhia) is a Ukrainian artist, illustrator, and curator. The participant of the art group “Iod” (2013–2015) and the co-founder of the Concrete Dates Collective (2015–2017).
Scherbyna’s practice examines the critical potential of a medium such as installation and video, drawing and painting. Her works cover a wide range of topics, including natural landscapes and their political connotations, perception of an image in cultural and political contexts, gender performativity, and violence. She also shows interest and sensitivity in distributing power and knowledge and uses imagination to envision possible futures. Works in various techniques, including painting, drawing, video, and installation.
Scherbyna graduated from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (2009-2015) in Kyiv; studied at the Course of Art (2014/2015), Kyiv; attended the summer school of “Chto delat?” (What is to be done?), Berlin. The co-founder and participant of the Concrete Dates Collective (2015-2017). Participated in numerous exhibitions and projects, among them “The Portal”, VBKÖ, Vienna (2021), “Armed and Dangerous” (2019), “A Space of One’s Own”, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv (2017), “Edenia, the city of the future”, Kharkiv (2017), “Socialist Realism. Seeming to Be Another”, Kyiv (2017), “TEXTUS. Embroidery, textile, feminism”, Kyiv (2017), “In a shelter”, Paris (2015).
As a member of different curatorial groups, Scherbyna organised a reading club for artists and theoreticians Chytanka (2020), the feminist international exhibition “The Cave of the Golden Rose”, Kyiv (2019) and “Sabber, Deer and Spinning Wheel”, Stanytsia Luhanska (2018).