Art residency and working laboratory, established in Ivano‑Frankivsk in early March 2022 for artists who were forced to move to the West of Ukraine through the beginning of full‑scale russian aggression against Ukrainian sovereignty and people.
LESIA KHOMENKO
CURATOR OF THE RESIDENCY
ANNA POTYOMKINA
RESIDENCY COORDINATOR
potiomkina@insha‑osvita.org
ALONA NAGAYEVSCHUK
MEDIA COORDINATOR
nahaievshchuk@proto‑produkciia.com
MAKING ART DURING THE WAR IS OUR STATEMENT. THAT IS WHY WE FOCUSED ON CREATING A SPACE FOR PRODUCTION AND HORIZONTAL INTERACTION.
PURPOSE OF THE RESIDENCY IS TO CREATE NEW MATERIAL OBJECTS OF WAR TESTIMONY IN LOCAL AND GLOBAL CONTEXTS.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO WORK IN UKRAINE AND, BEING INSIDE, TRY TO REFLECT OUR OWN PRACTICE AND CONSIDER DIFFERENT ART STRATEGIES.

HOW DOES OUR PERCEPTION OF THE HUMAN BODY CHANGE?
HOW DOES DEHUMANIZATION WORK IN THE CONTEXT OF WAR?
IS IT POSSIBLE TO TALK ABOUT SELF‑DEHUMANIZATION OR ABOUT REFLECTION OF PROPAGANDA DEHUMANIZATION?
WHAT DOES THE ECOLOGICAL ASPECT OF WAR LOOK LIKE AS A GESTURE OF AGGRESSION OF NOT ONLY HUMANS TOWARDS HUMANS, BUT ALSO HUMANS TOWARDS INHUMAN ACTORS?
HOW ARE MEMORY PROJECTS USED IN JUSTIFICATION OF THIS WAR AND HOW ARE CERTAIN EVENTS AND DATES ARE REINVENTED?
We think about alternative approaches, which include the role of art and artist as a figure, as opposed to the most visible approach in the art of rapid response through the display of victims or winners.
The exhibition of the results of the residency was open on June 8 in Ivano‑Frankivsk and was located in those working rooms where some artists worked and stayed — in workshops, exhibition space and shelter.
THE RESIDENCY IS IMPLEMENTED BY THE GALLERY AND PROJECT SPACE ”ASORTYMENTNA KIMNATA“.
WITH LOGISTIC SUPPORT OFSPACE FOR RESIDENCIES «KHATA MAYSTERNYA» AND AGENCY PROTO PRODUKCIIA.
TOGETHER WITHKYIV ARTIST AND CURATOR LESIA KHOMENKO.
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FROM PARTNERS:
Insha Osvita
within project “Be strong” supported by of the European Commission
Kyiv Biennale
within its Emergency support initiatve
The Halloran Foundation
NKN (Netzwerk der Künstlerhäuser in Norddeutschland / Network of Artist Residency places in Northern Germany)
Ludwig Foundation
Miriam Cahn Foundation
FemFund