This year we are kicking off the open studios night with our two newest residents – Olena Pronkina and Natalia Revko. The artist and the curator will tell you more about their work, its origins and current focus. See you on the 25th of January in our space.
Looking forward to seeing you!
Olena Pronkina (*1988) is interested in figurativeness primarily through anthropomorphism, namely, through a person. For her, it is an inexhaustible source of visual options for creating worlds and finding a place for yourself in these worlds. Since 2014 she has participated in several solo and group exhibitions and residencies in Ukraine and Europe. In May 2022 Olena Pronkina received a stipend from the German art institution Kunstverein Ost (KVOST) in Berlin. She became the first recipient to receive the Claus Michaletz Preis offered by the Secco Pontanova Foundation.
Natalia Revko is an independent curator and contemporary art researcher. She is the head of the NGO “Slushni Rechi”. Within the NGO Natalia organized a range of educational projects and exhibitions, including a sound laboratory in the Odesa Botanical garden and research of private experiences and memories of people living in the 1990s. Recent projects include curation of the exhibition “I can only talk about war / I can not only talk about war” at the Center for Contemporary Art Laznia (Gdansk, Poland), and collaboration with Kandis Friesen in the project “Her right year is shorter than the left” at Galerie im Turm (Berlin, Germany).
This residency is supported by the Creative Europe programme. The residency program is supported using public funding by Slovak Arts Council.
The residency is organized in collaboration with Meet Factory in the Czech Republic, hablarenarte: in Spain and Visual Culture Research Center, in Ukraine.