Cove Park is pleased to be one of several Scottish organisations taking part in the British Council’s programme of artistic residencies SWAP: UK/UKraine 2019. Three Ukraine-based artists and a curator will spend 45 days in Scotland, while seven UK-based artists will be discovering Ukrainian cultural landscape in collaboration with cultural institutions in Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv and Dnipro.

The Kharkiv-based curator Anastasiia Khlestova will be based at Cove Park in September 2019. Anastasiia received a master’s degree in Art History at the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Art. She is particularly interested in the place of young artists within the structure of contemporary art. Her focus is upon artist-run spaces, local artistic institutional history, as well as young artists and their personal stories.

Image: Anastasiia Khlestova, The festival of youth projects “NonStopMedia IX”, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 2018. Image provided by the British Council in Ukraine.

Анастасія Хлестова, Фестиваль молодого мистецтва «NonStopMedia IX», Харків, Україна, 2018. Зображення надано Британською Радою в Україні.