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Oksana Briukhovetska

Grad­u­ate Stu­dent, MFA Program

Oksana Briukhovetska


Curriculum Vitae
  • National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine

Oksana Briukhovetska, born and lives in Ukraine. Her artistic practice reflects the post-Soviet social landscape as well as autobiography. She works with topics of memory, social and gender trauma, touching on social topics through the study of personal experience. Her work addresses the issues of Ukrainian labor migration, the impacts of ongoing military conflict, and the realities of motherhood. Her research practice often includes interviews and conversations, while utilizing a wide range of mediums: drawing, painting, textile, writing, public installation, and interventions into urban spaces. She has also worked on book and graphic design. For nearly a decade she worked as a curator at the Visual Culture Research Center in Kyiv, where her main intention was to give voice to women artists. She continues to research feminist art in both Eastern and Western Europe and is co-editor of the book collection of interviews, published in Ukrainian and English: The Right to Truth: Conversations on Art and Feminism (VCRC, 2019). Among others, she has also collaborated with the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, European Alternatives, and Krytyka Politychna (Political Critique).

In recent years she has lived in the US, where she has been researching and writing a new book, which aims to present to a Ukrainian audience a more critical discussion of race and anti-racist struggle. She has interviewed over 20 people from different US cities talking about their experiences of racism, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the protests of 2020.