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Ala Khonikava

Ala Khonikava (Mogilev - Belarus, 1974) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in her motherland. 

She has been living in the Netherlands for over a decade. For her it is the land of sorrow landscapes and happy smiling people. 

Her studio is in Meppel, where she works on different projects, always in an impressionistic way.

Landscapes play the main role in her work: the natural shapes and lines of trees, the rhythm of reed and branches, sharp contrasts of the sky and field, playing with light and shadow. She can be touched by simple things in nature, like an autumn leaf or a stone with a special pattern on it.

Through her art she would like to give a structure and colour accent to an interior, to make a beautiful living space.

However an art piece must touch your heart, make you look around a different way, see the unnoticed things, such as a playfulness ray of light, between reed stalks. 


Kunstacademie in Vitebsk (Wit Rusland), diploma kunst en textielontwerp

Solo exhibitions (selected)

Flower Power - Stedelijk Museum in Meppel 2023; IROK Galerie - Horst 2020; Landschappen van Ala Khornikava -Galerie Montulet, Den Haag 2019

Group Exhibitions (selected)

Naarden Art Fair 2023; Kust 10 daagse in Bergen 2022; Kunst in Ootmarsum 2022; Zonder Haast, Galerie Staphorsium, Westzaan 2022; Dutchy Art Souls, Kunstboutique Havelte 2021-2022; Kunstkijkdagen in Meppel 2021; Galerie Drentsche AA 2021; Gekleurd, Galerie Paterswolde 202; 65 jaar Drentsch schildergenootschap, Galerie Pictura, Groningen 2020

Art Fairs (selected)

Affordable Art Fair London 2019; ART Groningen kunstbeurs 2018; ART Groningen 2017; Nationale Kunstdagen Nieuwegein 2017