“Hlebzawod”community was created on abandoned factory territory in the summer of 2016. Its mission is educational activity in contemporary art. Also combined with the formation of the exhibiting activity in Ukraine, promotion of contemporary art, as a necessity of modern retell of our cultural and historical content. It contains programs of familiarization of audience with the tendencies of Ukrainian contemporary art, and the disclosure of its social and cultural significance, formation of audience’s outlook and tastes, the search and help in growing of young talents.
The well-known history of "Hlebzawod" dates back to the end of the 19th century with a bit creepy information. The industrial zone along the Kirilivska Street then extended to the new area. It must be admitted that time those who exploited Kirillovska st believed that the norm was not to adhere to elementary ecological requirements. In particular, in 1894, the city sanitary doctor brought to justice the German Johann Menzer, the owner of the yeast and distillery enterprise (later – the part of bread factory No 2 at 65 Kirilovska St.). It founded out that:"Herr Menzier has accumulated a huge amount of rotten bragg, which gives out an impossible stench. It was covered with earth to reduce the smell, a few pounds of carbonic acid was poured into it also”. Local press journalist had to state: "Generally, factories on the Kirilivska Street are great evil of Kiev in sanitary meaning. Most of the factories didn’t take away their sewage, but drop it directly to the city's meadow, where impurities from various ditches and streams fall into Pochayna river and finally in the Dniper river”. It should be remind that at that time, there was no modern Novokonstiantynivska street, so on the parts of the dual side of the Kirillovsky were located the Obolonskie meadows with urban hayfields.
Bread Factory No.2 (now “Hlebzawod”) started to work in 1926. It was equipped with ten bunk ovens that were cooled with coal, that time the dough was kneading by hands. Breaded branded bread “Arnaut” and “Medicinal”.
During the Great Patriotic War the equipment of the bakery was dismantled and exported beyond Ukraine. After the city was liberated, the factory was rebuilt. There were installed five HVL ovens and one FTL. During 1955-56, the bakery was the first in the country which mastered the hayed bread bending, and in the following - "Ukrainian bread". Bakery No. 7 (department №2 is the second powerful part of the factory, located at 65 Frunze St., now Kirilivska Street). The rise of this enterprise began in 1948, when the factory installed three furnaces FTL 2, and in 1955 the furnaces of coal heating translated into gas.
In the 60's active re-equipment of the enterprise continued. Cakes and pastries production was created in the FZN’s school building. A furnace FTL - 2 for 45 tubes for making bagels was constructed. In order to improve the quality of the production operating ovens HVL and other technological equipment was reconstructed, the range of products changed, the number of workers changed, the organization of production and labor, and living conditions also changed. One of the strategic types of products at bread-baking factory №2 is the production of bread of Ukrainian domestic horseradish weighing 0.9 kg ...
In 1998 the 60'sthe factory went bankrupt somehow. The equipment was taken out, all the metal parts was scrapped. Bread-baking factory №2 buildings have been abandoned for a while. Until in May 2016 a group of artists did not go there. The time has come for the HZ art group. It was created to support creative ideas and initiatives in contemporary art, and also for the informal communication of the participants. At the stage of the creation, there were about 10 artists, but not all passed the time. The initial staff of the team: Evgeniy Valyuk, Nastya Didenko, Yevhen Stein. Since 2018, Nikita Tsoy, Anna Anufrieva, Spartak Khachanov and Bayath joined them. The group was formed on the principles of common views on contemporary art. The factory was converted to artistic and musical studios and exhibition space. Which works now.