On January 28, 2023, the charity auction Art Without Borders to benefit the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine was held at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The project was conceived by the Natalia Cola Foundation.
Saturday evening at the RA was attended by art connoisseurs from all over the world, the guests who care for art and the fate of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. Before the charity event at the RA, a silent auction with works by established and young artists has been launched online.
Both British and Ukrainian academicians, as well as international artists, have kindly donated their creative works to be sold for the benefit of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine. Among the artists who donated their artworks for the auction were the Academician Vira Barynova-Kuleba, Academician Anatoly Kryvolap, Academician Pavlo Makov, Volodymyr Manzhos (WaOne), Academician Lubomir Medvid, Honorary Academician Boris Mikhailov, Arsen Savadov, Sergei Sviatchenko, Academician Tiberiy Silvashi, Academician Victor Sydorenko, Oleg Tistol, Ruslan Tremba, Olesia Trofymenko, Gamlet Zinkivskyi, Tracey Emin, Oli Epp, Kim Faler, Ryan Gander, Antony Gormley, Allen Jones, Christopher Le Brun, Olaf Nicolai, Kitty Rice, Harry Rudham, Alaia de Santis, Siggi Sekira, David aiu Servan-Schreiber, Lisa Sharpe, Conrad Shawcross, Yinka Shonibare, Stephen Shore, Juergen Teller, Tatiana Drozd, Olga Kisseleva, Taisiya Polischuk, and Clare Woods.
Victor Sydorenko, President of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine: “Regardless of the devastating war, despite the power cuts caused by missile strikes and drone attacks, Ukrainian art is still alive. The war will not deprive music, theatre, filmmaking, visual art, or art historians’ research. Neither in Kyiv nor in other cities of Ukraine. On behalf of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, I am grateful to the initiators and organizers of this auction, and I hope that the engagement of our foreign friends, connoisseurs of contemporary Ukrainian art, will contribute to supporting Ukrainian artists in the complicated conditions of war. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the artists participating in the auction for contributing to the development of Ukrainian culture and art.”