About

Бабий Игорь - VarrIng - ВаррІнг - ВаррИнг

VarrIng is an artistic pseudonym of Ihor L.Babii, fine art photographer. Name Ihor which come from slavs name, which come from Norse name Ingvar. Ingvar so word “Ing” (god of fertility) and “varr” (cautious, protect). 

Born in 1971, lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Photographer, expert, projects curator. Organized social campaigns in the sphere of health care and culture.

Education: 

  • 2013 – 2015 – State Academy for the Administration of Culture and Arts, Kiev, Ukraine (Art manager, expert - valuer of cultural values). 
  • 2013 –  Institute of Applied Psychology “IMATON”, St.Petersburg, Russia (Fototerapy. The use of photographs in psychological counseling and psychotherapy). 
  • 2000-2004 – European University of Finance, Information Systems, Management and Business, Kyiv, Ukraine. 
  • 1996-1998 – The P.L.Shupik National Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Kyiv, Ukraine. 
  • 1990-1996 – Vinnytsia National Medical University, Vinnytsia, Ukraine. 

Art activity:

Solo exhibition 
  • 2014 – FIRE EMBODIED, Cultural - Information Centre at the Embassy of Ukraine in France, Paris, France.
Collective exhibition 
  • 2016 – Special guest of CHOCOLATE SEASONS – 2016. Women's art project, Art center "Chocolate House", Kiev, Ukraine.
  • 2015 - UKRAINIAN FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY - 2015, Centre for Contemporary Art, "M17", Kiev, Ukraine. 
  • 2015 - Collective exhibition of Contemporary Art THE BIG BLUE, Business Center International Airport Nice-Cote d'Azur, Nice, France 
  • 2015 - Group project INSPIRED BY BLACK SQUARE Mystetska Zbirka Art Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine. 
  • 2014 – Collective exhibition of Contemporary Art FOUR ELEMENTS, The guest of honor: VarrIng with the photo project FIRE EMBODIED, Business Center International Airport Nice-Cote d'Azur, Nice, France. 
  • 2014 – UKRAINE: REALITY AND DREAMS, Kiev National Museum of Russian Art, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  • 2014 – UKRAINE: REALITY AND DREAMS, Museum «Mauermuseum at Charlie Checkpoint», Berlin, Germany. 
  • 2011 – HEROIC STRENGTH, Acco International Exhibition Center, Kyiv, Ukraine 
  • 2011 – MY LAND,  V.I. Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Organization of photo exhibitions
  • 2011 -  HEROIC STRENGTH, on Sports Show-Exhibition “Sport Industry 2011″, Acco International Exhibition Center, Kyiv, Ukraine. 
  • 2011 – THE BEAUTY OF UKRAINE IN THE LENS on the 18th  International Tourist Fair “Ukraine-2011″
Participation in cultural projects 
  • 2013 – Festival of  photo clubs of Ukraine ( ArtPrichal Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine). 
  • 2012 – 3rd International photo studio “Panorama of my country” (Greter Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine). 
  • 2012 – Czech Days in Ukraine (A-House gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine). 
  • 2012 – Lithuania Days in Ukraine (A-House gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine). 
  • 2012 – Georgia Days in Ukraine (Central House of Officers, Kyiv, Ukraine). 
  • 2011 – Dreams of Children (the International Exhibition and Convention Centre “Ukrainian House”, Kyiv, Ukraine).