Green Sofa is a private gallery of contemporary art founded in 2006.Located in Lviv city on the Armenian street, Apt. 7. It used to be the premises of the medieval Armenian court “huts” or “hutsu”, under the bell tower (1570) of the Armenian Cathedral.
Green Sofa cooperates with the best representatives of Lviv art, which has long-standing cultural traditions and art school: Lviv National Academy of Arts, Ukrainian Academy of Printing, Lviv College of Decorative and Applied Arts named after Ivan Trush.
Exposure variables occur every three to four weeks. Art exhibitions, annual seasonal exhibitions. The gallery presents the following types of art: painting, sculpture, graphics, handicraft, new media art, installation and more.
For most of the works of art on display at the Green Sofa gallery, this is a premiere show. In addition, for many artists exhibitions at the Green Sofa Gallery are also the first event in their biography.
Participates in Lviv festivals, including the Book Forum Lviv (2007) with exhibition by Algirdas Steponavičius, Night in Lviv 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, Lviv Days in the cities of Ukraine (Sumy 2013), Festival «Japanese spring in Lviv» 4 – 6.04.2014 and others.
Among the important exhibitions – the own project of the gallery “Museum” implemented by the gallery and has three stages: the first – “Museum. Painting of the 90’s ”(2011), the second -“ Museum. Graphics of the 90’s ”(2013) and the third –“ Museum. Sculpture of the 90’s ”(2015). During the first phase of the project the catalog was issued.
Within the framework of the Dynasty project, with the support of the Rubanenko & Partners Cultural and Business Center the Green Sofa Gallery presented the exhibition “Artistic Turetskiy Family: Vasyl, Ivan, Lukyan, Olga Turetskiy and Natalia Pukhinda” at the Forum “PogranKult”: Galicia in Kharkov (2016).
The gallery is a full participant in the Art market in Ukraine and represents the interests of the artists themselves, selling their works. An online store also is available. The range is extremely wide. From jewelry and ceramics to painting and sculpture. “Green Sofa” provides sold artwork with all necessary supporting documents, as well as a certificate of identity/collector’s memo.
Among the areas of activity of the gallery is also participation in educational projects. In particular, Olesya Domaradzka, the curator of the gallery gave lectures within the framework of the “Fifth Couple” educational initiative (I. Trush LKDUM) “How can a contemporary young artist present himself in the gallery?” (2017). As well as a lecture on “The ten most popular questions we hear in the gallery and the answers to them” at the invitation of art critic Katerina Kit-Sadova at the Leopolis Hotel. In the Urban Library “Art Market. Features of Ukrainian against the backdrop of the world” (2019), “About the 57th Biennale of Art in Venice” and others. Some of them can be viewed on the youtube gallery channel.
A landmark exhibition for the Green Sofa Gallery was the “Bogdan Soroka. Graphic” (2019) featuring several series of colored and black and white linorites. The exhibition was posthumous. Visitors could see works that had not previously been presented.
Green Sofa Gallery participated in Kyiv Art Week 2019 where it presented the project “Andrey Savchuk and Nazar Simotiuk “Communications”.
Participation in Lviv Art Week – 2020
The gallery has curated two exhibitions in Vilnius. «The first week» of Veronica Cherednichenko took place on May 7-28, 2022.
Danylo Movchan exhibition “War in Ukraine” is scheduled for June – July 2022 in