Lucia Nimcova: Khroniky
Monday, November 28, 2016
6 to 8pm
Organized in collaboration with Rubin Foundation grantee Triangle Arts Association, Lucia Nimcova presented a performative lecture related to her ongoing project Khroniky, which functions as an archive of photography, video, and sound recordings from western Ukraine. Nimcova describes the work as a folk opera: a collection of songs, stories, music, performance, and field recordings, existing somewhere between an ethnographic document and musical theatre.
Khroniky emerges from Nimcova’s previous work on both the female experience in Eastern Europe and the contested histories of her native Rusyn minority. This work similarly seeks to show how the past influences the present. In the end, it is an attempt to navigate a polyphony of subjectivities, in the context of Ukraine’s unstable situation, both historically and in present day. Nimcova participated in Triangle Arts Association’s studio program in late 2015. Her performative lecture at The 8th Floor was supported in part by the Slovak Arts Council (www.fpu.sk).
Lucia Nimcova was born in 1977 and lives and works in Brussels and Humenne. She studied at the Rijksakademie Van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, Netherlands and recently exhibited her works at Centro Centro, Madrid; Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok; Albumarte, Rome; Bozar, Brussels; Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney; transit.sk, Bratislava; Prague Biennale, Prague, and Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow. Her videos were recently shown at Festival Fotograf, Prague; Filmmuseum, Dusseldorf; Ex Elettrofonica, Milan, and Now & After Festival, Moscow. Nimcova is a recipient of numerous awards including the Images Vevey Photography Prize (Switzerland), ECB Photography Award (Germany), Oskar Cepan Award (Slovakia), Leica Oskar Barnack Award (Germany), and Baume & Mercier Award (Italy). Her works have been acquired by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, MUDAM Luxembourg, Slovak National Gallery, and private collectors worldwide.
Triangle Arts Association is an artist-founded non-profit art institution in New York City, working locally and globally since 1982. Our programs emphasize research, dialogue and experimentation through residencies, public programs, exhibitions and publications.