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Artist CV

Nadiya Pankova

+49 177 736 01 39

91052 Erlangen, Germany



  • Donbas National Academy of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Makiyivka, Ukraine - Master of Architecture 

  • Authorial School of Style and Make-Up by Tatiana Boyko, Kyiv, Ukraine - Make Up Artist

  • Outline, Online School, Barnaul, Russia - Graphic Designer

  • On\Offline School SKVOT, Ukraine - Illustration 

  • On\Offline School SKVOT, Ukraine - Contemporary art

Exhibition History

Solo exhibitions

  • 2022 - "Mehrfarbiges Garnknäuel" - solo exhibition+project KunstProstIR - Gemeinschafthaus Lanwasser, Nürnberg, Germany

  • 2020 - Der Weg des Riesen / Zentrum für Alleinerziehende e.V. Grünes S.O.f.A - Erlangen, Germany

  • 2019 - "Mein Leben. Meine Kinder. Ich" / Ost Anders Festival, Z-Bau - Nürnberg, Germany

Group exhibitions

  • 2022 - Ost Anders 2022 / Kulturwerkstatt Auf AEG - Fürth, Germany

  • 2021 - Ost Anders 2021 / Kulturwerkstatt Auf AEG - Fürth, Germany

  • 2021 - Meininger Kunstorte / Residenzschloss Schloss Elisabethenburg - Meiningen, Germany

  • 2021 - Der Altstadt-Adventskalender / Erlangen, Altschtadtschaufenster - Erlangen, Germany

  • 2020 - ARTBOX.PROJECT Zürich 2.0 / SWISSARTEXPO Art fair - SWISSARTEXPO, Switzerland

  • 2020 - #digitaleliebe / Online festival "Ost Anders" 2020 - online exhibition on, Germany

  • 2019 - Welten & Türen (Ausstellung Portal mit Maria Tchekmazova), Ost Anders Festival, Z-Bau, Nürnberg (Germany) / VII Tsiolkovsky Fest Art Kaluga contemporary, Kaluga (Russia)

  • 2018 - Ost Anders Festival / Z-Bau - Nürnberg, Germany

  • 2016 - Theather Art Festival «JOY FEST» / Kiev Fortress - Kiyv, Ukraine

  • 2016 - "Sunny palette" / Mystetska Zbirka - Kiyv, Ukraine


  • Welten & Türen {Ausstellung Portal mit Maria Tchekmazova) Künstler Ost Anders Festival, Z-Bau, Nürnbeig (Germany); VII Tsiolkovsky Fest Art Kaluga contempoiary - Kaluga (Russia)

  • Art Teleport - a remote live painting action with Alpamys Batyrov (Ost Anders 2021)

  • Painted Dance with Daniella @Daya Drehsler - Global Art Festival, Nürnberg 

  • KunstProstIR - Art project, where provides art assistance to 90 refugee children and many adult artists from Ukraine, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany 2022



  • 2016 - Beauty&Body-paining competition- 4th place- Kiyv, Ukraine

  • 2016 - EthnoParad - Body-Paintig Competition- 1st place- Kiyv, Ukraine

  • 2015 - EthnoParad - Body-Paintig Competition- 1st place- Kiyv, Ukraine

Artist statement


Polychrome. Poly (polu-) - many, everything. Chrome (khrōma-) - tone, colour. CONTRAST of COLOUR and SATURATION is the horse that carries me galloping through the whirlwinds of my emotions. Contrast is a prism through which I try to discern my perception of the world and the way the world treats me. I'm constantly driven by the desire to get to the root of certain experiences, whether they are my own or those of the environment in which I live. 

Wild dances of vibrant colours and freeform shapes are my way of putting together my worldview, my manner of thinking and discerning, exploring and containing feelings.

The texture of my paintings appeals to the viewer's sensorics. It's like it's whispering - touch me…

I achieve a synergy of polychrome explosions and textured shadow dances by using acrylic paints. They are as loud and impetuous in their fast-drying technique as my rollercoaster-like mindset. Bold palette knife strokes, multi-coloured bright remnants of old dried paint, scraps of thread, styrofoam pieces are implanted in my works as blobs of emotional reactions in the seamless storyline of my life.




Nadiya uses acrylic paints usually, but sometimes she add different upcycling materials to get more interesting surface effects. Nadiya prefers several styles in painting. Sometimes it is a long sometimes-architectural working process under composition and color solutions; sometimes it’s more expressive subconscious painting. However, every time the bright rainbow colors are Nadiyas visit card. Nadiya prefers to call her style it abstract expressive surrealism.




Nadiya Pankova was born in Donetsk (Ukraine) in 1985. There she got Music and Art education; there she has started oil painting at age 15. Then Nadiya got her Degree in Architecture and worked as an architect for some years. However, in time, Nadiya has realized that the architecture is actually not her field.

In 2014, Nadiya with her family moved to Kiev because of the military operation in the Donbass region. Nadiya has lived in the capital for three years. There she started body painting, performed at the theater and renovated her acrylic painting. There she also became a professional in make-up.

Since 2018, Nadiya Pankova has been living with her husband and two children in Erlangen (Germany). Nadiya teaches art, painting, composition the children and young people of age 3 till 25. 

So, now she is living and working as a painter, dancer, actress, make-up & body-art artist and children's art teacher, but her favorite art forms stay acrylic abstract painting and body-art. 

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