EuroFestival: In Conversation with Katya Buchatska - Izyum to Liverpool

Main Space 11th May 2023

18:00 PM


Ukrainian Artist Katya Buchatska talks about her art installation 'Izyum to Liverpool', as part of EuroFestival 2023

Doors: 18:00 allowing time to view the installation
In Conversation with: 18:45

Join us for an evening with Ukrainian Artist Katya Buchatska as she talks in detail about 'Izyum to Liverpool', a visual art installation as part of EuroFestival 2023 with Elisa Nocente, Cultural Programme Manager at Liverpool Cathedral.
‘Izyum to Liverpool' was first commissioned by Culture Liverpool in partnership with Liverpool Cathedral for the Eurovision Cultural Festival 2023.

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Biography - Katya Buchatska ( Kyiv, Ukraine)
Katya Buchatska is an artist who lives and works in Kyiv. Buchatska works in various media, such as painting, installations, sculpture, photography, and video. Engaging with the concept of time and researching the co-existence of human and non-human forms of life, Buchatska deconstructs forms and subject matters, giving objects new meaning. Her often playful presentations question the viewer’s perception of reality.
Katya studied Graphic Techniques and Illustration at the Institute of NTUU KPI, Kyiv, Ukraine (2003-2007); Fine Art at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Art de Dijon, Dijon, France (2008), and Monumental Painting with Professor Mykola Storozhenko at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine (2008-2015). She collaborates with the preservation group for the legacy of the Hutsul naïve artist Paraska Plytka-Horytsvit.

Biography - Elisa Nocente
Elisa Nocente is the Cultural Programme Manager at Liverpool Cathedral with 13 years of experience organising exhibitions, performances, and learning programmes by international artists in the UK. As Exhibition assistant at Tate Liverpool, she curated the first presentation in the North-West of England of American artist Arthur Jafa’s Love Is The Message, The Message is Death (2019) and was part of the curatorial team of the Tate collection rehang Journeys through the Tate Collection (2022); she also co-curated the exhibition Utupya by Brazilian artists collective OPAVIVARA! (2018), and the performance Voyage of the Relic Traveller by Larry Achiampong with Shiraz Bayjoo (2018). In this role, she worked on major solo shows, such as Keith Haring, Don McCullin, Fernand Léger, and Louise Bourgeois in Focus. As Gallery and exhibitions assistant at the Naughton Gallery at Queen’s (Belfast, UK), she curated Stage of Mind (2015), the first solo exhibition in UK and Ireland of South Korean artist JeeYoung Lee. A recent independent curatorial project is Freedom Is (2021), an exhibition of time-based media works from the Inter Media Art Institute Foundation collection (Duesseldorf, Germany).