Oleksii Sai

Oleksii Sai (b. 1975, Kyiv) is a Ukrainian artist. He graduated from the Kyiv Art and Industrial Technical School with a degree in graphic design in 1993 and the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in 2001 (faculty of easel graphics). PinchukArtCentre award nominee in 2009. He works with various media and subjects, however, he is best known for inventing the practice of Excel-Art. The artist sees the tools of the Excel program as the most successful way to talk about the reality of office life and changes in social relations using the cases of corporate culture. Took part in many group projects in Ukraine and abroad: "NordArt", Büdelsdorf (2021), "Danube dialogues", Novi Sad (2020), "New Landscape. New Portrait", HOHM, Khmelnytskyi (2019), "Permanent revolution. Ukrainian Art Today", Ludwig Museum, Budapest (2018) and others. Selected solo exhibitions: “Control freak”, Shukhlyada, Kyiv (2020), “What am I doing here?”, Voloshyn gallery, Kyiv (2018), “Columns and rows”, La Ruine gallery, Geneva (2017), “Lost or found", Bunsen Goertz Gallery, Nuremberg (2017), "Excel-Art", Black square gallery, Miami (2012). Lives and works in Kyiv.