Oksana Chepelyk's Retrospective at Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles

Oksana Chepelyk's Retrospective at Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles

Between June 4 and September 30, 2022 The Torrance Art Museum in Los Angeles is hosting Peace Letters to Ukraine 7. Twenty videos of former IMERA fellow and current beneficiary of the PAUSE program, Oksana Chepelyk’s videos, from the years 1998-2021, are screened in the festival’s "Hall of Fame.

The videos of Oksana Chepelyk, one of the leading internationally renowned Ukrainian media artists, were mostly realized during artist residencies outside of Ukraine in all parts on the globe. Her work plays the role of ambassador of art for Ukraine in the framework of "The Peace Letters to Ukraine Project".

The Retrospective - curated by Wilfried Agricola de Cologne for The New Museum of Networked Art & co-curated by Yarina Butkovska (Lviv/Ukraine) - will be released in the framework of the "Hall of Fame" program as a corporate part of "Peace Letters 1" - dedicated to Ukrainian videoart. 1 - 7 videos from the years 1998-2008 curated by Yarina Butkovska. The retrospective also includes an interview. Wilfried Agricola De Cologne was asking Oksana Chepelyk - 10 questions in 2015, their answers give the reader an excellent idea about Oksana's personal, professional and creative background:

http://cinema.nmartproject.net/retrospective-oksana-chepelyk/

The “Hall of Fame” program features and honors artists working with audio-visual media for their achievements in the fields of moving and interactive images.

The 1st program – released in the framework of the solidarity project “Peace Letters to Ukraine” – honors Oksana Chepelyk and in a retrospective her creative work with moving images 1998-2021, primarily in terms of videoart, but also in terms of the fundamental relevance of moving images in the spatial installations.

Oksana Chepelyk’s projects intends to support Ukrainian media art in general in times when the Russian war is trying to destroy the cultural identity of Ukraine.