Taras Polataiko is a Lethbridge based artist, born in Chernivtsi, Ukraine. He studied at Moscow State Stroganov University of Fine and Industrial Arts, Moscow and the University of Saskatchewan. His work is conceptually based and often explores political history and memory. Selected exhibitions include: 25th Sao Paulo Biennale of Contemporary Art (Brazil); Volta 5 (Basel, Switzerland); Incheon Biennial (South Korea); 5th Biennale of Video Art (Tel Aviv, Israel); Musee d’Art Contemporain de Montreal (Canada); Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, Priska C. Juschka Fine Art, Ukrainian Institute of America, Shroeder Romero Gallery, Sidney Mishkin Gallery (all New York); Künstlerhaus Schloß Balmoral (Germany); Antoni Tapies Foundation (Barcelona, Spain); Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno (Las Palmas, Spain); Artspace (Sydney, Australia); The Power Plant, Sable-Castelli Gallery, Art Gallery of North York, Barbara Edwards Contemporary (all Toronto); Center for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle (Warsaw, Poland); International Soros Center for Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art, Museum of Russian Art (all Kyiv, Ukraine); Diane Farris Gallery, Artspeak Gallery (both Vancouver); National Museum of Contemporary Art (Belgrade, Serbia); National Museum of Art (Kaunas, Lithuania); Winnipeg Art Gallery (Canada); Museum London (London, Canada); Art Gallery of Hamilton, McMaster Art Gallery (both Hamilton, Canada); Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (Victoria, Canada); MacKenzie Art Gallery, Dunlop Art Gallery (both Regina, Canada); and the Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon, Canada).
attached image; Bird's Eye View at the 25th Sao Paulo Biennale of Contemporary Art, Brazil