Stedley Art Foundation was founded in 2011 as a private initiative. The Foundation’s mission is the fostering of Ukraine’s rich historical cultural process development, promoting Ukrainian artists and their projects, enlivening transnational cultural exchanges, and showcasing a positive image of the country’s art on the international art scene.
Alexander Zhyvotkov’s multifaceted and deeply philosophical works focus on the transcendental and completely remove the line between the sacred and profane. His artwork could be compared to an ancient altar which marks a symbolic entrance into the other world, and a portal into the history of humankind. Though Zhyvotkov draws on the past, his art is relevant and meaningful to a contemporary audience, especially against the backdrop of the dramatic events which have unfolded in Ukraine’s most recent history.
In January 2018 Stedley Art Foundation together with the National Gallery of Georgia presented a solo exhibition of Alexander Zhyvokotv ‘Cardboard. Wood. Stone’.
The exhibition marks a landmark event in the art history of independent Ukraine, because for the first time over fifty works of Ukrainian contemporary artist were presented in a foreign state museum.
Stedley Art Foundation started the 2017 expositional year with project ‘The Eight’, which presents works of the eight Ukrainian avant-garde artists. All works earlier used to be part of Igor Dychenko's collection.
Trip to Egypt by Alexander Sukholit. Artworks at this exhibition was based on the plastic perception of Egyptian sculpture and relief.