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Petro Ryaska, Performance in the  project "World without Fur" (against killing animals for fur)

Many meaningful performance in the global campaign "World without Fur" was realized on the main street Khreschatyk of the capital of Ukraine. The struggle of opposites man’s inner world manifest the truth in a way not possible in both parties, respect.

Public place, Khreshchatyk str., in front of Fur shop, Kyiv, November, 2014





Curator of events “Exhibition at the gallery door” Stanislav Turina.

11.00 - 13.00, 25.11.2017, Green Bazaar, Mukachevo


Stanislav Turina, Lyubomyr Tymkiv, Petro Ryaska (Mariya Ryaska, Daryna Ryaska)

Action on the Madyarsky Green Bazaar Cage, in Mukachevo, in the project "Exhibition under the gallery door" on the closure of the Mukachevo City Art Gallery.

tags: Mukachevo Actionizm

photo: Kateryna Libkind


"Table or not war" Petro Ryaska, video- performance, action, installation, in project 89 days in winter, 45 day, curator Anton Varga, Lviv, st. Dzherelna 27, 2013.

Action to the project IO probability of 89 days of winter is realized with the help of friends artists. The project was created in confrontation to the activity of the Russian art group "War".


"Cultural vandalism",

Petro Ryaska, Ewa Zazhytska, Marta Bosowska...,

Action, Happening, city space, Katowice, Poland, May 15, 2015.


Action "Cinema Uzhhorod Save",

Petro Ryaska,

Time: 13.00-14.00, June 1, 2017,

Location: Uzhgorod, Augustina Voloshina str.

The action was realized during the exhibition-flash-mob "Save Uzhhorod", the organizer of the exhibition "Art Center" Kublo ".

photo: Stanislav Turina


"Venice Biennale 2015 I (am) not take part in", Petro Ryaska, performance, T-shirt-object-text, May 31 - June 8, Venice, Italy.

Conceptual project, which is not a manifesto. The main idea is the phrase which denies participation in the Venice Biennale and at the same time, the this phrase denies taking part in the Venice Biennale 2015. In this way I took part in the Biennale. The project lasted for 9 days during which the shirt was wearing on me.



"Artist mast be happy" Petro Ryaska, performance in the project "KrossArt" curator Yaryna Shumska, gallery Pryimus, Lviv, July, 2014. (Photo Maria Hoyin)

In the project "KrossArt" the participants had a goal in their performances show three periods of time: past, present and future.

In my performance I started from the past which gave clap hands, clap hands usually end all speeches to the people. Future I shown through the phrase which has to be an artist. Present needs no interpretation.




Group action,

participants: Petro Ryaska, Ani Zur, Nadiia Savchenko, Roksolana Ugryniuk.

The performance was implemented on the roof of the Lviv Palace of Arts in the 2016 in school performance program (September).

In this performance, our group did not reach the clear collective that we have to do. But we were conscious that we were a group. It was decided that the action will be on the roof of the Lviv Palace of Arts, and each of us will do something.

My participation did not move beyond my blocking of group work, on the way to something clear. I was dominated by the theme of carelessness. Maybe I was paused, I suggested drinking beer.


photo: Olga Krajevska


Petro Ryaska, performance, action "Train", Program Off 8 Festival Bruno Schultz, May 5, 2018, Drogobych. Spontaneous participants of the action: Volodymyr Topiy, Igor Staniv, Olexander Maximiv. Photos by Maria Goin.


I planned a trip to the workshop with wushu Master Mu Yuichun in Odessa. I bought a ticket on the reverse side from Odessa to Uzhgorod. Since there were no tickets to Odessa (from Uzhgorod). Found on the Internet the opportunity to ticket, filling the order, if tickets appear, then "Ticket ua" buys a quotation for me. Gave the card data. But I forgot that this is my new card and its limited internet shopping limit. Having come from the ticker that the tickets have appeared, but payment did not occur due to the limited limit of my card. Increase the limit. I am making a second order for ticketing with tolerance, since I could buy a ticket through a "private 24" at once, because there was a whole train car. The money came off, "Tickets ua" tickets bought right away. But to see it and print it I could not overnight. There was a suspicion that there was no ticket. The next day went by bus Uzhgorod - Squirrels where the employee "tickets ua" calls , sorry that the registration of the purchased ticket for some reason did not pass. And he asks me whether I still need a ticket to Odessa? I answer - yes. Asked if there will be any suggestions from me about the location of the place? And whether they need me to call the phone … I answer that the place in the middle of the carriage, and let it just buy it and send me that ticket. But I thought, there still is not the 13th place, for some reason not saying about it. I’m sending a ticket, I read 13. But for some reason I did not like this option in the middle of the carriage. Having arrived at the Squirrels, cancel this ticket for a ticket, and I will buy a "private 24" new ticket with a place 45.

In a month. May 24, 2018.
Train Uzhgorod - Odessa, 10 carriages, 45th place.
Women waited around the wagon. Have created a queue.
I asked: who is the last?
In response, I heard: do you have 10 wagons?
I answer: yes!
Women: we're waiting for you!

Women waited when a man came. Women waited for a man, he to go first to the carriage. Conductor, a young woman, did not let women into the wagon first. To be the first person to enter. I go to the carriage. Because I was the first man today, who came to the wagon number 10. Occupied place number 45. Posted by SMS to Volodya Fedortsov: "Volodya hello, sat down in a train to Odessa" That seminar in the camp "Young railroad driver", wich always? The answer is "Yes", the next SMS from him: "Come on, come on))". The correspondence for some reason seemed to me to be incomplete.

While traveling on a train, I thought I would be interested in drawing a master class at a seminar on wushu with master Mu Yuichun, which I was driving to Odessa. Perhaps conceptual art, whether lend art, or something new. I’m going through the Carpathians, Carpathians are a battery for a person. The Carpathian Phenomenon. The phenomenon of nature. Thinking about performing sms

I write sms to Natalia Volkova: “Hi!”) Driveed: Carpathians - Lviv - Podvolochisk - Volochysk - Ternopil - Khmelnytsky - Derazhnu - Zhmerinka - Vapnjarka - Kryzhopil - The Caves will now be)). In response, two empty squares. Perhaps this is something positive, but my phone bundle does not accept characters from non-letters from smartphones. I recalled that it is possible to continue SMS correspondence with Volodymyr Fedortsov, the head of the Odessa federation of wushu. Posted him sms:

"Hello" Traveling: Perechyn - Vel Berezny - Sambir - Carpathians - Lviv - Pidvolochysk - Volochysh - Ternopil - Khmelnytsky - Derazhny - Zhmerinka - Vapnjarka - Kryzhopil - Crypts - Kodima - Abamelekovo - Podilsky - after the Podilsk man closed the wagon door on the run. snap stop crane, eat, we are now going to Rozdilna -1)).

A woomen labor veteran gets two pensions from Ukraine and from Russia.

Already in Odesa on the road to number 18 which I was driving to the 12th station of the big Fountain received an SMS - an answer to my SMS, from Wolodia Fedortsov with a smiley. I guess he realized that I’m doing something …

06/01/2018. Train Odessa - Uzhhorod, car 10, place 45. In Ternopil people were waiting on the platform to drive the train, the train I drove to pass the transition.

Thinking about what will be performance in the Ukrainian language. Writing options: action, making, moving, ruling.




Action "A stick, or list of participants",

Petro Ryaska,

The project "Barning Book Day", curator Marcel Onisco.

Place of implementation: Pavlo Kovach Workshop / Pavlo Bedzir Museum. 28.12.2016.

In the project "Barning Book Day", whose curator was the Uzhgorods artist Marcel Onysco, the idea was to create the book's waxwork, any one. Personally, I was inspired to solve this task by the chopsticks on the sticks or pillars that people used in different periods of history (perhaps now it is practicing) as a means of storing information. This rod with knots is a simple informative object, a short - list of participants, that is, this short - list covered only the number of participants, it is 29 at the time of the opening of the exhibition. The participant brought the picture-book, after which I made a knife with a knife on a stick.

The book burnout project was in particular provoked through the curator's vocabulary messenger, and the video of the burning fire projected during the opening on the wall to burn the book of a dummy. For my part, I doubt this additional project idea. So going to the show myself, I thought, what else can I do with this stick? And besides how to strike it with the curator did not come to mind. I hit him. For what I beg your pardon.

photo: Danylo Kovach

video: Yaroslav Futymskyj


"Horned action on four sides of the world"

Petro Ryaska,

Action on mountain valley Kuylytsya (Hylytsya), Transcarpathia. Created during residence program “Cow plow” in the village Bukivtsovo, May 19, 2017.

Found object.

photo: Petro Ryaska, Adriana Kuruts





"Ukraine has gas or I thirteen passed",

Petro Ryaska,

video - performance created for the project Joke in the open air - symposium “Communication” in the village Yakivske, Svaliava g., Transcarpathian region., 09.14.2015. In the project is used poetry by Taras Shevchenko (I thirteen passed).

I was thirteenth passed.
I pass the lambs behind the village.
Is it so the little girl sowed
How was it to me?
I'm so good
Already called for a share
And I'm in weed
...I do not know,
What a little to me
What a lot of fun it was.
Lamb seemed to have fun!
And the sun was warm, not hell!
... the sky is pale
And ... girl
At the very road
Not far from me
Ploshbon chose
Yes, I heard ...
Came, congratulated
Rubbed ... kissed ...
Like the sun sowed
It's like everything in the world has become
My ... lawns, groves, gardens! ...



Petro Ryaska, performance, school performance with theme "Limit", September, 2014

History started long ago as a child somewhere in the third grade ran away from home, with a friend roamed the outskirts of the village, did any children harm… At the end of the day we hid in kindergarten and went in hard (go defecate) on the table of the pavilion, it was probably a performance … Of course us then ordered and we have fond memories…

This summer (2014) we were with friends after Artfestyval in Lumshory, resting on the river Uzh in Uzhgorod. We had there a dialogue in which arose issues who of our artists in the Performance can go to the toilet on the wings. Volodko Topiy says that Yaryna Shumska will make such performance …

At school performances, which this year’s theme of the Week of Contemporary Art was ‘Mental War’, I again raised this question and invited to participate in performances wishing in any way to the toilet and remove the video or in some other way documentation, for further implementation performances. Until performances joined three people: me, a friend of mine and Artist from Israel Tamara Rabann who knew nothing about my proposal and during here Performance in Contemporary Art Weeks she went by light (go shit). Tamara replied to my question and I had the joy. With her permission, I have included a fragment of a performance to my project.

Further implementation of a performance held by video installation documentation between the doors of toilets during school performances.

In the performances offered to cross the limit line “permitted” in society. The project raises the question of moral and social.


"Candidate for the President of Poland", Petro Ryaska, performance, actual joke, campaign promotion postcards, Czek Point project, curator Martha Bosovska, Freedom Sq., Poznan, Poland, May 10, 16.00 - 17.30, 2015 (During Speech, the camera was turned on and off by Olexander Didyk). Realized during the Gaude Polonium Scholarship.

The action was held during the election silence of the presidential elections in the Republic of Poland.

The project is currently open, exhibited in yutub and acts as a virus. Presented in television news TVP 1. Installation of video Taras Pastushchak.

The promise of a presidential candidate:

Good day good citizens of Poland!!!
I am your "Unique and Unconditional candidate to President"!
I will begin to explain my election program "Golden Mountains" with the following promises!:

  1. In this area of ​​Freedom, I promise to everyone freedom and amnesty to all political prisoners and just prisoners!
  2. I promise the freedom and independence of all sex to the minorities and all citizens!
  3. Artists, I like artists, they will all be paid a scholarship in the amount of double the salary!
  4. Students promise total outgoing and endless weekend, scholarship, unlimited!
  5. Pensioners, I promise to increase the length of life up to 100 years old and up!
  6. I promise simplification of taxes for small and medium-sized businesses with tax cuts to zero! And for the big business and the oligarchs the bonus is equal to your profits, I love you!
  7. Unemployed I promise a social payment in the amount of the maximum wage and unlimited access to the porn site!
  8. I promise to make Warsaw the capital of the European Union, and the Polish language as the official international language!
  9. I promise to be the last president in the practice of managing a country's president!
  10. In the future, I promise to abolish the practice of presidential elections in our country!
  11. I promise to be faithful to you by the end and after my death to introduce the "Electronic Governance" country.
  12. I am on the list of presidential candidates at number 12. Always your "Unique and Unconditional Candidate to the Presidet"!

Thank you dear fellow countrymens! Love you!


"An artist can offend everyone"
Ukraine, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, acquires new capitalist outlines. The magic of capital affects us all, from it we are dependent, there may be exceptions, of course. She was always present in the history of mankind.

The small, but with the history city Uzhhorod, and in general, the Transcarpathian region is no exception. Where takes a significant place the history of arts of Transcarpathia.. The situation in art is stated by the phenomenon of a strong Transcarpathian school. Answers to what’s still happening so far. Though to my subjective opinion this school is us artists who continue the traditions, and we base new on the ground local.

With the beginning of the XXI century the artistic environment of the city of Uzhgorod and the region is expanding. If in the time of the Soviet dominant was the All-Union National Union of Artists, today it shares the artistic platform with young private, official and non-official art institutions, as well as throughout Ukraine.

There is freedom of choice of a person. People themselves find themselves, and decide what they are investing in their lives. We are the ones that invest our time.

In a private situation, I artistically position myself as an artist and an alternative independent curator, where the word “curator” fought for a long time. I believe that the artist must be happy.

This is a long text to write one sentence and not to offend anyone.

I would be very happy if the site administrator Broward Art (https://brovdi.art/) will delete my portfolio (photo works of painting, video performances, biography, bibliography, etc.) completely from my site, which is published without my permission.

So, as the concept of Browdy Art site is the development of Transcarpathian Art, I hope for understanding. I can not be there in my world-view nature of the artist. “An artist can offend everyone.” These are different practices of Uzhgorod. Why should the place in the artistic environment of the region be?

Thank you,


Member of the National Union of Artists of Ukraine Petro Ryaska.

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