Working visit to Kharkiv & Kiev

17-22 Sep 2019
Working visit
Werkbezoek rond beeldende kunsten aan Charkov & Kiev (Oekraïne)

Izolyatsia (c) Dima Sergeev

Flanders Arts Institute organises a working visit to Ukraine for artists, curators and other visual arts professionals to explore the contemporary arts scenes in the country’s two biggest cities Kharkiv and Kiev.

The working visit is put together within the framework of the Education Programme of the Biennale for Young Art 2019, which will take place in the city of Kharkiv from 17 September to 31 October. It aims at cultural exchange, professional networking and knowledge sharing between peers from different countries.


Responding to the growing interest in the Ukrainian art scene, the programme kicks off at the opening of the Biennale and after a three full days in Kharkiv will relocate to Kiev to explore the capital’s art scene.

While the programme in Kharkiv will be mostly built around the Biennale offering meetings with the curators and the artists and exploring the various Biennale locations scattered around the city, in Kiev it will be much more oriented at studio visits. At the same time participants will get the possibility to visit some of the key art institutions such as the National Art Museum of Ukraine, IZOLYATSIA, PinchukArtCentre and Mystetskyi Arsenal.

This programme is coordinated by Kateryna Filyuk (Chief Curator at IZOLYATSIA) and Mariia Volchonok, (Education Programme Coordinator for the Biennale for Young Art 2019).

This working visit is a collaboration with IZOLYATSIA – Platform for Cultural Initiatives in Kiev (Kyiv), the Biennale for Young Art 2019 in Kharkov (Kharkiv) and BLOCKFREI in Vienna.

Read more about our cultural exploration and exchange with(in) South-East Europe.

More information

Contact Lissa Kinnaer for further questions