Diana Ukhina

Residency in partnership with Art Prospect


Diana Ukhina, Laboratoria C

Kyiv, Ukraine
July 10 – 31, 2017

Diana Ukhina is a female curator and researcher From Bishkek. She is director of the Laboratoria C. Laboratoria C is a space for art, meanings production and interdisciplinary research practice.

During her stay Ukhina made a research on post-soviet city transformation through exploration of urban space in Kiev.

The research that Diana Ukhina made during her residence has resulted in text Symbolic and physical transformation of Soviet monuments Revolution Fighters and Friendship of Nations in Bishkek and Kiev

Events in the frame of residence

The meeting Artistic practices in investigation of the city with Diana Ukhina took place on 26 of July in the Gallery at DIM MK. Diana told about the projects of Laboratoria ci as well as about the context of contemporary art and investigation of the city in Kyrgyzstan.

Diana Ukhina introduced methods used by Laboratoria ci for investigation of the city such as: learning of history and transformation of the districts, drifting and photodrifting, and mental maps.  For the Laboratoria ci artistic practices in investigation of the city are the strategy of reopening of the city, and revealing of the senses that give its deeper perception / understanding. Participants of the laboratory consider art as critical discipline which connects research, theory and education, where the transition from an object to an event, to a process, to learning, to immersion is important.

Презентація “Лабораторії Cі” - Мистецькі практики дослідження міста.

The residency of Diana Ukhina in Kyiv was in the framework of the ART PROSPECT Residency program which unites art organizations, artists, and curators from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

Platform Open Place and CSM / Foundation are the partners of Platform Art Prospect in Ukraine.