„Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr“ — Jahrgang 2022/​23

In 2023, Urbane Künste Ruhr continued the residency programme Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr with a total of four cooperation partners for the fifth year: As part of the cooperation with the artist and studio house Makroscope, the Ukrainian artist Natalia Dyachenko lived in Mülheim an der Ruhr for six months.

From April 2023, the artists Johanna Gonschorek and Nicoleta Moise conduced research in the archive for three months as part of the cooperation with the Haus der Geschichte des Ruhrgebiets.

In addition, we were able to extend the already existing residencies for the Ukrainian artists Lubov Malikova and Yuri Yefanov for another six and twelve months. Lubov Malikova lived in Essen as a resident in the framework of the cooperation with KunstVereinenRuhr, Yuri Yefanov was on location in Bochum as a scholarship holder of Urbane Künste Ruhr and Kunstmuseum Bochum.

We look back on a diverse program and an intensive exchange with our residents in 2023.

Fav 5 UKR Natalka Diachenko 2023 c Daniel Sadrowski 0726 Artist ©

Natalka Diachenko

As a documentary photographer and videographer, Natalka Diachenko approaches questions of cultural heritage and the relation between the personal and intimate and global historical narratives.

UKR Johanna Gonschorek 2023 c Daniel Sadrowski 1991 Artist ©

Johanna Gonschorek

Johanna Gonschorek's work explores the relationships between memory, epistemes, politics and power relations.

UKR Residentin Luba Malikova 2022 c Daniel Sadrowski 3879 Artist ©

Lubov Malikova

Lubov Malikova is a Ukrainian artist and – together with Max Poberezhsky – runs the collaborative art group and experimental design studio DIS/ORDER.

UKR Nicoleta Moise 2023 c Daniel Sadrowski 1901 Artist ©

Nicoleta Moise

Nicoleta Moise is a visual artist, writer and researcher with different mediums combining photography, video and performance and focusses on making visible less known stories, characters or events.

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The Wig

For Ruhr Ding: Schlaf, the Welsh artist Angharad Williams as part of the collective The Wig adevelops a work for the Makroscope rooms.

UKR Resident Yuri Yefanov 2022 c Daniel Sadrowski 2078 Artist ©

Yuri Yefanov

Yuri Yefanov is a Ukrainian artist and filmmaker from Kiev who has participated in international experimental film festivals and exhibitions in Europe and the USA.