Illya Chichkan was born in 1967 in Kyiv. Illya Chichkan can be regarded as one of the founders of the Ukrainian art movement New Wave, formed in the early 1990s and is one of the

most internationally exhibited artists living in Ukraine. Chichkan has taken part in various exhibitions, including: Reflection, PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv, 2007); Manifesta 5, San-Sebastian (Spain, 2004); and the Sao Paulo International Biennale (Brazil, 1996).

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