Recent exhibitions

Vertical Research: Political Protest and the Militant Aesthetic Now (Organized by Sarah Fritchey and Martha Willette Lewis, Artspace gallery with a Yale University research initiative, New Haven, USA), 20 February  - 2 May 2015

Imaginary Archive: Philadelphiа (Part of the exhibition Traces in the Dark curated by Liz Park Institute of Contemporary Art UPenn, Philadelphiа),  2 February  - 22 March 2015

Power Verticals. Plywood Colonnades (exhibition at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kiev, Ukraine) , last till the end of January, 2015. More about

Referendum on withdrawal of the human race (art center Closer, Kiev, Ukraine), Hudrada exhibition, December 2014, more about

Through Maidan and beyond (Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsquartier, Vienna, Austria), november 2014, more about

Women Commentators (Krolikarnja, Warsaw, Poland), october 2014, more about

Recently participated at:

Talk and Participation on the „Werte und Wandel“ Congress in Academy of Arts, Berlin, Germany (11.12 – 13.12.2014)...

Referendum on withdrawal of the human race

Exhibition of HUDRADA. Opening, 10.12.14. You can see here my work "The eye and the sun"

The referendum – in theory, a process of legislation by popular vote and an instrument of direct democracy
– that took place in several regions of Ukraine in spring 2014 was ultimately used for the outright political manipulation of public opinion, and later served as a pretext for Russian military intervention and annexation of Ukrainian territory. The undeclared war that Russia has launched against Ukraine has brought about not only thousands of deaths, but also radical doubt amongst many people in Ukraine about preserving the very possibility of its former more-or-less stable existence.

The work The Eye and the Sun at Women Commentators Festival in Warsaw

03.10.14 – 27.10.14

 

The Eye and the Sun, 2014

Photograph, mortar shell

Courtesy of the artist

 

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The Katarzyna Kozyra Foundation is proud to present the second edition of Women Commentators. This year we invited female artists from Ukraine and Russia to Warsaw. At a moment when in many spheres of life a dialogue between Russia and Ukraine doesn?t seem possible, there is an urgency to build a platform for a dialogue between Ukrainian and Russian cultural activists and researchers and hear their testimonies of the war. Due to the historical background, Poland seems the proper environment for debate. By organizing this festival and inviting selected artists to Warsaw we are really keen to create another dimension for intellectual collaboration, which differs from boycotting.

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Protest. Kultur. Politik.

11.07.2014

 

I’m curating the the show of activist art from Eastern Europe at ZK/U Berlin 

Urbaner Aktivismus gegen autoritäre Strukturen in Osteuropa

Verschiedene Protestwellen in Osteuropa bringen die Sphäre des Öffentlichen stark in Bewegung. Das zeigen die jüngsten, monatelang anhaltenden Proteste in der Ukraine, als radikalstes Beispiel für einen Kampf zwischen Gesellschaft und Machthabern, die das Land als ihren privaten Besitz betrachten. Die Repressalien der russischen Regierung gegenüber Protestierenden, oppositionellen Gruppen und zivilgesellschaftlichen Organisationen können - ähnlich wie in den Nachbarländern Belarus und Ukraine - als Abwehrversuche des Regimes interpretiert werden. Auch in anderen Ländern der Region sind die Bürger/innen unzufrieden mit ihrer politischen Vertretung; ihr Unmut drückt sich in kreativen Straßenprotesten aus.

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Artist-talk at the DAAD Gallery in Berlin

16.06.2014

 

with Lada Nakonechna, Yevgenia Belorusets, Sean Snyder, Olga Bryukhovetska

 

The Ukrainians, DAAD Gallery (Berlin, Germany)

Vor dem Hintergrund der aktuellen Ereignisse in der Ukraine präsentiert die daadgalerie das Ausstellungsprojekt »The Ukrainians«. Die Ausstellung versammelt Künstler und Autoren verschiedener Generationen und Kontexte, deren künstlerische, filmische oder literarische Arbeit eng mit ihrem politischen Engagement verknüpft ist. 

Juri Andruchowytsch, Yevgenia Belorusets, Nikita
Kadan, Zhanna Kadyrova, Olesia Khomenko, Volodymyr
Kuznetsov, Yuri Leiderman, Lada Nakonechna,
Oleksandr Melnyk, Boris Mikhailov, Katia Mishchenko,
Vlada Ralko, Mykola Ridnyi, R.E.P. group,
Sean Snyder & Olga Bryukhovetska, Serhij Zhadan

kuratiert von Bettina Klein

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