Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine), Lado Lomitashvili (Georgia)
The ART PROSPECT is an individually designed two- to four-week residency program that provides opportunities for visiting artists and curators to conduct research, collaborate with the local arts community, and create special projects in partnership with arts organizations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Upon the program's conclusion, artists present their works to local audiences.
Lado Lomitashvili (Georgia)
With his background in architecture and public space, Lomitashvili is particularly interested in familiarizing himself with Kazakhstan, its culture, and its historical architectural and spatial artifacts in close collaboration with the local community. As an emerging artist, Lomitashvili places special importance on engaging in an exchange of experience with colleagues at an international level.
Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine)
During her residency in Almaty, Chepelyk plans to continue her City Code research. The city as a neural network, a new nervous system of the urban landscape, requires identification of its words, signs, and images. In Almaty, the artist intends to collaborate with local partners and communities to create her own vision of one of eight districts of Kazakhstan's cultural capital by video mapping the City Code. Additionally, Chepelyk will give a lecture entitled "The International Festival of Social Structure and Other Research into Urbanistic Practices" to Kazakhstani artists participating in the School of the Art Gesture. Together with the school she will organize a collective performance in the form of an urbanistic interventionist gesture. Such a social sculpture project aims to engage in a dialogue with local citizens in the process of its artistic creation.