NAA of Ukraine NewsCharity auction to support the NAA of Ukraine

On the 28th January, 2023, the Royal Academy of Arts in London hosts the Charity auction to benefit The National Academy of Arts of Ukraine.


The event is initiated and organised by The Natalia Cola Foundation and the Royal Academy of Arts.
Royal Academicians participating include Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley, Conrad Shawcross, Ryan Gander, Allen Jones and former President of the RA, Sir Christopher Le Brun.
Among the Ukrainian Academicians: Pavlo Makov (Ukraine’s representative at the 59th Venice Biennale, 2022); Victor Sydorenko (President of the NAA of Ukraine; Representative of Ukraine at the 50th Venice Biennale, 2003, Commissioner of the 54th and 55th Venice Biennale, 2011 and 2013 respectively); holders of the Shevchenko Prize Tiberiy Silvashi and Anatoliy Kryvolap, as well as Lubomir Medvid and Vira Barynova-Kuleba. Participants of the 49th Venice Biennale Arsen Savadov and Oleg Tistol, as well as Sergei Sviatchenko, Professor, laureate of the International Yellow Pencil Award/London,(D&AD), joined the charity initiative. Among the younger generation of Ukrainian artists to join the auction: Gamlet Zinkivskyi, Olesia Trofymenko, Volodymyr Manzhos (WaOne), Ruslan Tremba.

Ukrainian Academicians participating in the charity event

Stephen Shore has donated a photograph that was included in his 2018 MoMA retrospective and taken in the home of a Ukrainian Holocaust survivor. Juergen Teller has given a work that was taken in 2007 while in Ukraine and exhibited in the Ukrainian Pavilion at the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009.

Royal Academy of Arts, London

The project was conceived by The Natalia Cola Foundation to ensure the effective functioning of the NAA of Ukraine, as a platform for reflecting the achievements of Ukrainian culture both in Ukraine and abroad.
Funds are being directly raised for urgent structural repair to NAA of Ukraine buildings and provision of the equipment, support of scientific, publishing and exhibition activities of the NAA of Ukraine, grant programme for Ukrainian artists to participate in programmes in Ukraine and abroad, digitisation support of the institution.
Vogue Ukraine, Clara Zevi Consulting, and Giorgio Armani are the partners for the event along with the Natalia Shpytkovska Art Advisory.