Nikita Kadan was born in Kyiv and graduated from the Painting Department of the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture. A member of the R.E.P. group of artists and the Khudsovet curatorial and activist association, his work has been exhibited at the Kunsthaus in Zurich, Museum of Contemporary Art (Antwerp), Castello di Rivoli-Museo d’ Arte Contemporanea (Turin), Palazzo Reale (Milan) and Zamek Ujazdowski( Warsaw). He participated in the 14th Istanbul Biennale and the 56th Venice Biennale (Ukrainian pavilion). his works are in the collections of the Pinakothek der Moderne (Munich), M HKA (Antwerp), Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation (MUMOK) (Vienna), Military History Museum (Dresden), Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre and Galeria Arsenal (Bialystok).
Kadan lives and works in Kyiv.