Oleksandr was born on January 10, 1956 in Kyiv. He is a sculptor and a member of the
National Union of Artists of Ukraine since 1987, living and working in Kyiv.
In 1979, he graduated from the Lviv State Institute of Applied and Decorative Arts (since
1992—the Lviv National Academy of Arts).
Oleksandr has won awards for his project of Holodomor Genocide Memorial in Washington,
D.C. and for the best exhibition at 2009 Grand Sculpture Salon in Kyiv. He has also won the
First Prize at Lviv Sculpture Plein-Air for his work “The Return of the Prodigal Son”, the
award in the Sculpture category at the International Renaissance Festival, and others.
Diachenko’s works are included in the permanent exhibitions of 5 art museums in Ukraine.
The works of Oleksandr Diachenko emanate the power of calmness and introspection,
emphasizing the monumentalism of purity and the essence devoid of everything
unnecessary. To enhance the impact of an object, the sculptor consciously concentrates its
energy in a single point. Simple forms, laconic lines tend to universality, with their
understanding not needing unnecessary explanations, only the open-mindedness of the