Nikita Shalenny (b. 1982) resides in Dnipro, Ukraine and works with such media as painting, drawing, video, photography and installation. He graduated from the Prydniprovska State Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, department of Architecture and worked as an architect and a lecturer at the Academy before beginning full time career as an artist in 2011. The same year he received the Public Choice Prize, Pinchuk Art Centre and in June, 2015 he was awarded the Winner of the Best Installation Prize, ArtVilnius’15. Works of Shalenny can be found in collections of Mocak Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, Poland, Faurschou Foundation, Copenhagen, Denmark, and numerous private collections in Europe.