PAC-UA presents Lesia Khomenko's solo exhibition, "Perspektyvna", which focuses on the point of view and perspective distortions it engenders. In this case, the point of view is defined by the artist's studio on the street formerly known as Perspektyvna (Perspective) Street (Kyiv), and it is brought to the institution and into the public space.
In this work, Khomenko transposes the observation point from private into public (which means political) field, from periphery to the centre, and she delegates properties of a subject to an object. By continuing to reflect on and challenge the powers of painting - the primary medium she has been working with during her whole practice – Khomenko elaborates this time on the impossibility to see without distortions.
PAC-UA is a special program line to present new produced works of Ukrainian artists embedded in the context of the Research Platform, aiming to research ongoing artistic processes within the country and support strong and long-term collaboration between the PinchukArtCentre and the artists. Since its launch in 2011, the exhibitions by Vasyl Tsagolov, Arsen Savadov, Oleksandr Roytburd, Iliya Chichkan, Mykola Matsenko, Pavlo Makov, Zhanna Kadyrova, Alexey Salmanov, Sergiy Bratkov, Zinaїda Lihacheva, Sasha Kurmaz and Anna Zvyagintseva were showcased at the PAC-UA.
Lesia Khomenko was born in 1980 in Kyiv, Ukraine. She graduated from the National academy of fine arts and architecture in 2004. In 2004, she c-founded and participated in R.E.P. group, and since 2008, she has been part of the Hudrada curatorial group. Her works were on show as part of solo and group exhibitions, including the main project in the first Kyiv Biennale of Contemporary Art, Arsenale 2012; the main project of the Kyiv Biennale 2015 "School of Kyiv"; the National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv; MUMOK, Vienna; White Box Gallery, New-York; Zacheta gallery, Warsaw. In 2005 and 2006, she took part in the contemporary art residency at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy National University, and in 2008, together with R.E.P. group, she took part in the residency at LIA (Leipzig International Art program), Leipzig , Germany. In 2009, 2011 and 2013 she was a finalist in the PinchukArtCentre Prize and the Future Generations Art Prize, Kyiv Ukraine, and the Kazimir Malevych Artist Award (2012, 2016), Kyiv. She lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine. Since 2015, she has been teaching the contemporary art course at KAMA (Kyiv Media Art Academy).