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ANTON LAPOV

Born  in 1984 in Lugansk, Ukraine. Graduated from National Univesity “Kyiv-Mohyla Academy” (M.A. in prehistory and archaeology). Graduated from the New Art School (course “Media-art for practitioners”, Kiev, 2013). Participant of 4th Moscow Curatorial Summer School (2015). Artist, independent curator and museologist. Coordinator of media-art collective Art-cluster R+N+D and organizer of events in field of experimental electronic music, media-art and museological research. During 2011-2015 worked in different historical Ukrainian museums as scientific assistant. Since 2015, together with Larion Lozovoy, curates and develops museological projects in context of multidisciplinary group “Critical Archiving Laboratory”. In addition to being involved in the sphere of artistic/curatorial production he also conducts research into the history of Ukrainian sound-art/electronic music and local artistic communities of Eastern Ukraine. Active participator of educational initiatives. Guest lecturer at Master Program “Curatorial studies” at National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv (course “Museum studies and archiving of art”). Lives and works between Kyiv, Kharkiv and Severodonetsk, Ukraine.

Resident of BIRUCHIY since 2013.

Awards and Special Prizes:

2017 Visible Award 2017, nomination with art-group Critical Archiving Laboratory.
2015 Special Prize on MUHi-2015 competition, Young Ukrainian Artists with art-group Supovoy Nabor.

Selected publications: 

2016  Lapov A. & Kantsedal S., Topographic survey of Ukrainian sociocultural landscape: Description cards for the European cultural agents, in Let us say this again, opaquely. A natural oasis? A transnational research programme 2016-2017. Milano: Postmedia Books, 2016, pp. 83-105.
2016 Lapov A., To the history of art-collective in Donbas (2000-2016), in Degree of dependence. Wroclaw: BWA Awangarda Gallery. 
2016 Lapov A., After "New Media": some analytical categories of contemporary culture, in Almanac of cultural studies, vol.2, Kyiv, pp.41-45. 
2015 Lapov A., Hackerspaces as sociocultural phenomenon, in Almanac of cultural studies, vol.1, Kyiv, 2015, pp.74-78.

Residencies and Scholarships:

2018 Delfina Foundation, "Collecting as Practice" Programme, London, UK.
2017 SWAP: UK/Ukraine Artist Residency Programme, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK.
  Gaude Polonia scholarship, WRO art center, Wroclaw, Poland.

 

Selected exhibitions and art-projects:

- group:

2017 17th Media-Art Biennale WRO 2017: Draft Systems, WRO art centre, Wroclaw, Poland.
2016  Showcase of Ukrainian Media-art, Electromuseum, Moscow, Russia.
  Mental Game'in scope of 5th Mediations Biennale, MONA Inner Spaces/Tandem Studio, Poznan, Poland.
2015  Warning!, FLUSS, Schloss Wolkersdorf, Austria.
  Hard Land, Mala Galereya of Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine.

- curatorial projects:

2017 Future Perfect, URBAN library, Lviv, Ukraine.
2015  Method, Gallery at Master Class house, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  Common Frontier, in scope of Kyiv Biennale, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2013  School of Kyiv, 33 Soshenko Street Art Studio, Kyiv, Ukraine.
  Depressusrization of Museum Universum' (interdisciplinary project), Luhansk, Ukraine.