Olexa Mann was born in 1978. He lived for a long time in Dnipropetrovsk, where he graduated from the Art College, and in Lviv, where he graduated from the Academy of Arts, a department of monumental painting. Since 2003 he has been living in Kyiv.
He is the author of “ZombieLand”, “New Anthropology”, “Bestiary”, “Call of the God of Revolution”, and “Black Period” projects.
Former member of the Union of Free Artists “Volya abo Smert” (“Liberty or Death”). Co-founder of the counter-cultural art group“Bakteria”. Procurator of “Bakteria” gallery. Author of “Bakteria’s” Manifesto. He was the curator of this gallery from 2012 to 2015.
From the very beginning, he took an active part in the Kyiv Maidan of 2013-2014 and the events of the Revolution of Dignity, was one ofits brightest voices in the press, on television and social networks. He is the author of many slogans of the Revolution and various articles.
He was one of the founders and active participants of the “Mystetskyi Barbakan”, which arose as a platform for counter-cultural andanarchic resistance during the Revolution of Dignity. In 2015, the “Ljuta Sprava” publishing house published an anthology of creativeresistance “Barbakan. Triangle 92”.
Works have been exhibited since 1997. Participant of more than hundred exhibitions in Ukraine and abroad. Works are in privatecollections in Ukraine, Austria, Russia, France, Germany, Japan, the USA and Canada.