Residency program

Almaty art center

14 Aug - 03 Sep


The project was implemented within the framework of the ART PROSPECT Residency program
General partner: International organization CEC ArtsLink

The ART PROSPECT Residency program provides opportunities for artists and curators to conduct research, create new work, collaborate with the local arts community, and create special projects in partnership with local arts organizations in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan. Each two-four week residency is individually designed to enable visiting artists and curators to learn about the local arts community, develop their own work, and share information about their work and culture with local audiences.



Lado Lomitashvili (Georgia)

Residency: Eurasian Cultural Alliance, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Dates: August 14 – September 3

Lado Lomitashvili lives and works in Tbilisi, Georgia. He is currently studying in the Architecture Faculty at Tbilisi State Academy of Arts (TSSA). He works in a range of techniques and media: painting, photography, book illustration, sculpture and installation. In his abstract works, architecture and product design are substantial elements. His functionless sculptural objects stress their own roles and structures. He mostly works with materials like iron, wood and fabric. Lado Lomitashvili has been a regular participant in exhibitions both in Georgia and abroad in recent years.


Project: With his architectural background and a special interest in the public space, Lomitashvili is interested in getting acquainted with Kazakhstan, its culture, and historical architectural and spatial artefacts in close collaboration with the local community. As an emerging artist, he also considers it very important to engage in an exchange of experience with colleagues at an international level.

Oksana Chepelyk (Ukraine)

Residency: Eurasian Cultural Alliance, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Dates: August 14 – September 3

Oksana Chepelyk is a contemporary Ukrainian artist. She followed her studies at the Art Institute in Kyiv with post-graduate work in Moscow and Amsterdam University and new media studies at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada. She also completed a post-doctoral programme at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany and a Fulbright Research Program at UCLA. She has exhibited widely internationally, including at  MOMA (New York); ART FAIR (Stockholm); MCA (Zagreb); Deutsches Historisches Museum (Berlin); ISEA 2000 (Paris); Kunsthistorisches Museum (Vienna) and has received a number of prestigious international awards.  In 2003 Oksana Chepelyk became leading researcher at the Modern Art Research Institute of Ukraine and since 2007 has been art-director of the International Festival of Social Sculpture. In her work Oksana uses installation,video, new media, performance, photography and public art. Her works raise problematic questions about the functioning of the social environments at a time of paradigmatic changes in the global world.


Project: During her residence in Almaty, Oksana Chepelyk plans to continue her “City Code” research. The city as a neural network, the 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 the eight districts of Kazakhstan’s cultural capital by video mapping the “City Code”. This work will be presented in the public art programme of the annual Festival of Contemporary Art ARTBAT FEST, dedicated to the city of Almaty, its spirit and citizens. Additionally, Oksana plans to give a lecture entitled “The International Festival of Social Structure and Other Researches into Urbanistic Practices” to Kazakh artists participating in the School of the Art Gesture and to organize together with the school a collective performance – an urbanistic gesture-intervention, turning it into a social sculpture project, engaging in a dialogue with the local citizens in the process of artistic creation.

Eurasian Cultural Alliance Public Association

Republic of Kazakhstan, Almaty

Nurmakov str, 79

For all inquires please contact pr@cultura.kz