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17.03.2018 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tour of the SWAP exhibition (and Q&A session) with the participation of artists Polina Karpova, Maria Kulikovska, Vova Vorotnyov, Kung Hwa Shon, Stephen Sheehan, Vicki Thornton, Adam Walker, and the exhibition curators.

Eight artists from Ukraine and the United Kingdom (Polina Karpova, Maria Kulikovska, Anton Lapov, Vova Vorotnyov; Kung Hwa Shon, Stephen Sheehan, Vicki Thornton, Adam Walker) will present the results of their visual research at the final exhibition of the SWAP residency program: UK / Ukraine 2017-2018 at the Yermilov Center in Kharkiv from March 16 to April 15, 2018. An educational program is planned within the project, which will help the audience to become better acquainted with each of the participants of the residences.

The curatorial team of the final exhibition: Olena Kasperovych (Yermilov Center), Ilya Zabolotny (British Council).

Curator of the educational program of the exhibition: Anastasia Khlestova (Kharkiv Municipal Gallery).



SWAP: UK/Ukraine is an annual program of the British Council residencies in Ukraine for artists and curators. The program is implemented in collaboration with the Liverpool Biennale, the largest festival of contemporary art in the United Kingdom, and the most innovative and experimental art institutions in Ukraine. Since the program was launched in 2016, we have supported 20 residencies (18 for artists and 2 for curators) in Liverpool, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Muzychi, Uzhhorod and on the Biryuchy Peninsula in the Sea of ​​Azov. SWAP aims to bring together artists from both countries and support their development in an international environment. The program also gives artists time to research, reflect and study the artistic traditions of Great Britain and Ukraine.


4:00 pm - 7:00 pm