About Us / 5 Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art

5th Odessa Biennale
of Contemporary Art

August 26 till September 30, 2017


The Museum of Odessa
Modern Art

The Museum of Odessa Modern Art, the only museum of modern & contemporary art in Ukraine, was founded on April 10, 2008, by Vadim Morokhovsky, a businessman and a public figure.

The Museum sets a goal to preserve artefacts of Odessa non-official art from the last decades of the Soviet power as well as new Odessa art during its origin and development stages in modern Ukraine. 

To establish the museum fund there was acquired a collection by artists of the “second wave of Odessa avant-garde” of the 1970s. 
The museum fund’s sections continue to expand with works dedicated to the main trends and movements in Odessa art of recent decades: conceptualism and transavantgarde art of the 1980s, neo-conceptual art of the 1990s, and the newest art of the 2000s – 2010s. The section dedicated to nonconformist art of the 1960s – 1970s has been expanding with representative exhibits as well. 

Apart from the permanent exposition, the Museum undertakes various projects (exhibition, research and education, etc.) to develop and raise awareness of modern and contemporary art in the region and introduce Odessa art to the All-Ukrainian and international art world. 

The Museum is the initiator and organizer of the Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art Art (together with the Public Organization «Development Center» since 2013).






Public organization

The public organization “DEVELOPMENT CENTER” was registered in April 1994. The full rebranding of the organization was carried out in 2012, at the same time a new charter was registered.

Mission of the PO “Development Center” is the organization and support of events aimed at the development and popularization of contemporary art, the integration of Ukrainian art into the international artistic context.

The main objectives of the PO “Development Center”:

  • Organizational and technical support for the exposition and exhibition activities of the Museum of  Odessa Modern Art (MoOMA);
  • Support of scientific research and popularization activity of the MoOMA;
  • Assistance to the ISME in the formation and organizational and technical support for the storage of the museum fund;
  • Maintaining in proper condition the complex of buildings of the architectural monument in which the MoOMA is located;
  • Assistance to MoOMA  in attracting donor assistance;

Main achievements:

- in 2013 it was completed Restoration of a building a monument of architecture for placing the Museum of  Odessa Modern Art (MoOMA)

- since 2013, the Development Center is a permanent organizational and technical partner of the MoOMA in the exhibition and educational projects of the Museum.

Contact Information

Ukraine, 65014, Odessa, ul. Belinsky, 5.
+38 (048) 739-1018
+38 (050) 336 37 21