[ISEA2023] Institutional Presentation: Oleksandra Khalepa — Carbon Art Residency: Formation of the organization Carbon Art Residence on the basis of pavilion 13 VDNG

Institutional Presentation Statement

Carbon Art Residence is an organization that has been promoting the art of new media in Ukraine since 2017. They organize training, festivals, and events aimed at creating interactive art objects, digital art sculptures, audiovisual performances, and other experimental art forms. They have trained over 50 artists who work on joint projects and have revitalized four post-industrial locations, attracting more than 10,000 visitors to offline events and 20,000 online. Their significant projects include the revitalization of the Coal Industry Pavilion, new media art laboratory, and revitalization of industrial zones. Currently, they are working on a project to create a safe space for artistic reflection and documentation of events related to the war.

  • Oleksandra Khalepa (UKR) architect, art researcher, founder of Carbon Art Residency, curator Carbon community, organizer, coordinator of more than 200 events aimed at revitalizing 4 locations in Kyiv. Has launched a series of laboratories on new media art, sound art and performative practices. Co-founder of the International Performance Festival Carbonarium, Carbon Media Art Fest, VJ platform and a series of trainings and workshops. PhD in progress at Modern art research Institute, with subject: Integration of industrial monuments in cultural and art space of Ukraine. Project manager of international residences in IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives.