Akimova Iryna

Ukrainian artist. Born in Kharkov,Ukraine.  Graduated from Kharkiv State University,  PhD in Economics, Associate Professor.  Member of Ukrainian Parliament in 2007- 2010. Director of the Analytical and Cultural Center NOSEP (New Socio-Economic Policy) and the leader of the Ukrainian Association of Feminine Research in the Arts (UAFRA), a public organization that supports women in the arts and advocates gender equality in the arts.

Lives and works in Kiev. Active in painting, photo art and installations.  Organizer and curator of art exhibitions. Her works are in private collections in Ukraine and abroad. Participated in more than 30 national and international  exhibitions ( including 5 solo exhibitions )

More on : http://uafra.com.ua/



Dr. Irina Akimova

Select group exhibitions:

2019  “Nuova Primavera”, Palazzo Velli Expo,   Rome, Italy

2019  Exhibition of contemporary women’s art “Windows”, Museum of History of Kiev, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018 Artfest of Ukrainian Contemporary Women’s Art, Institute for Contemporary Art, Kyiv, Ukraine –1st Diploma

2018  8th International Exhibition of Traditional Fine Arts , Museum of Art Collections,  Shanghai, China

2018 International exhibition of contemporary women’s art „NUMERI ESSE“, Museum of the History of Kyiv, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018  „Feeling of Freedom“ , Ukrainian Parliament, Kyiv, Ukraine

2018 Philips auction in London, diptych „Quiet alley in the park“


This exhibition is a good platform for bringing Ukrainian contemporary women’s art closer to German public and having an interesting dialogue with German women artists on various problems of modern life. The language of arts is universal and easy to understand. Women’s art offers its emotional and innovative approach to look at the challenges of modern world and search for common solutions. This German-Ukrainian art project contributes to the strengthening of cultural ties between Ukraine and Germany and underlines our common European cultural roots.