Yana Bystrova

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Born1966 (age 57–58)
Kiev, Ukraine
EducationDiploma in Monumental Art
Alma mater
  • Taras Shevchenko State Art School
  • National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture

Yana Bystrova (born 1966) is a Ukrainian painter.


Born in Kiev, Ukraine into an artists’ family, Yana Bystrova graduated from the Taras Shevchenko State Art High School (РХСШ) in Kiev after seven years of studies. She then spent six years at the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture (NAOMA), graduating with a diploma in Monumental Art. Bystova was a member of the artist group Resolute Edge of Voluntary Border for a National Post-Eclecticism from 1987 - 1990.[1][2] In 1988 she moved to Moscow with the painters Oleg Tistol, Marina Skugareva and Konstantin Reunov. There they lived and worked in the squat "Furmanny Lane", and later in 'Trehprudny Lane", where the famous "Gallery at Trehprudny Lane" was situated, founded by Konstantin Reunov and Avdey Ter-Ogan. [3] She has exhibited in Ukraine, Russia, Finland, England, France and the United States. She lives in Paris, France.[4]


Bystrova works in a variety of media: painting, photography, screen printing and multimedia. Her work explores the ambiguity of perception and interpretation, principally through abstraction, subliminal and optical effects, and plein-air landscapes.[5][6]



"The External Eye: Yana Bystrova and Paula Henderson," Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago[7][8]


“SALO”, Salon du dessin érotique, Paris

“The Long Journey”, Contemporary Ukrainian Art of 1985–2004 from private collections, Kiev Contemporary Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kiev


“A Space of One’s Own”, Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev [9][10]


“Cultural Drift: Migration of Artistic Influence”, Galerie Frangulian, Paris

“Private Collections: Contemporary Ukrainian Artists”, Contemporary Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kiev


“Recipe for Utopia”, Contemporary Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kiev


“Музейное собрание. Украинское современное искусство 1985-2015”, Art-Kiev, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kiev

Kiev Charity auction “Искусство ради жизни” Kiev


“VUCA” (personal), Russkiy Mir gallery, Paris

Charity auction to the benefit of ATO (Anti Terrorist Operation) veterans, Kiev


“Intérieur - Extérieur” (personal) IGallery, Paris

“Une pause le temps de contempler!” (personal), Russkiy Mir gallery, Paris


Myth “Ukrainian Baroque”, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kiev


“Born In The USSR Made In France”, Espace Blanc Manteaux, Paris


“Espace Nature”, Blue Square gallery, Paris


“Close-Up From A Distance”, (solo) Tryptych Gallery, Kiev


“Hype Gallery”, Palais de Tokyo, Paris


“Body Count”, L’oeil du Huit gallery, (solo) Paris


“Your Photo Here” (solo), Attache Gallery, London


“Salon De Mai”, Grand Palais, Paris

“Exposition De Dessin”, Fine Arts Academy, Paris


“Explosition”, Avignon Festival, Avignon


“Eroticism”, The Youth Palace Moscow

“Young Artists From Kiev”, Kai Forsblom gallery, Helsinki

“Explosition”, Avignon Festival, Avignon


“The Resolute Edge Of National Post-eclecticism”, Guelman gallery, Moscow

“Furmanny Lane”, Polish Modern Art Foundation, Warsaw


“Eidos”, The Youth Palace, Moscow

“The Dialogue Through Centuries”, Polytechnic Institute, Kiev


“Kiev – Tallin”, Polytechnic Institute, Kiev


In Ukraine:

Brovdi Art Foundation

Pinchuk Art Center

Stedley Art Foundation

Igor Voronov

Zenko Art Foundation

In France:

Star and Yves Eonnet

In the U.S.

Pascale Berner collection

Auction records

In the media



  1. Martynyuk, Olena (2018). "Postmodern Perestroika".
  2. Wawzenek, Tom (2020-04-29). "View Virtual Art Resources for All Ages at Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art". Third Coast Review. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  3. "galerie blue square : Yana Bystrova". www.galeriebluesquare.com. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  4. ParisFrance, Galerie Blue Square 42 rue des Martyrs75009. "exhibitions & events". ArtSlant. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  5. "keith#12". Issuu. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  6. "Русские художники в Париже: Яна Быстрова / Yana Bystrova". artinvestment.ru (in русский). Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  7. Mutualart. "mutual art".
  8. "Форум по искусству и инвестициям в искусство - Показать сообщение отдельно - М.Гельман и Сочи". forum.artinvestment.ru. Retrieved 2020-05-09.
  9. "flux announcement". e-flux.
  10. "Abramovych.Art - About works - - Yana Bystrova "Only the Healthy Will Survive"". buyart.gallery. Retrieved 2020-05-09.

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