Artist in residence March – April 2023, Ukraine /
Anna Sorokovayais a visual artist, curator and art practitioner. She is interested in interdisciplinary projects related to the topics of forced landscape transformations, the impact of political and economic factors on the urban and natural environment, public and private. As an artist she works with objects, installations and photography. Anna participated in documenta 14, Kassel (2017), The Kyiv International - Kyiv Biennial (2017), The Kyiv International – ’68 NOW (2018). She was curator of «Dismantlement», Madrid (2019) and co-curator of Common Frontier interdisciplinary project within the frame of Kyiv Biennial (2015); Slavkeramprodukt: Working with Material at the Local History Museum of Slov'yansk, (2016); Decommunia_tion», Kunsthalle am Hamburger Platz, Berlin (2019). Her works was exhibited on exhibitions «Neighbours»,Warsaw under construction 10, Warsaw (2018), «Women’s texts: feminist art from the East», Madryd (2017); «TEXTUS. Embroidery, textile, feminism», VCRC Kyiv (2017); «UK/Raine: Emerging artists from the UK and Ukraine» (2015), «Premonition» (2014) Saatchi Gallery, London and other. Since 2012, Anna has been actively involved in the development and preservation of Soshenko 33, an alternative space and artists' studio facility historically embedded within the postgraduate system of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (NAFAA) in Kyiv. A number of projects were implemented in this space, including those related to reflections on the system of Soviet and post-Soviet art education, the transformation of the environment, self-organization, collectivity and utopia.
During the residency Anna is planning to do research on projects that deal with the themes of ecological future and environmental justice and to develop the own work with the topic of sustainable development, human and non-human coexistence within radical political and economic transformations.