Lesia Khomenko

Born 1980 in Kiev, Ukraine.



1998-2004 – National Academy of Art and Architecture, Kyiv 1991-1998 – State Art Secondary School, Kyiv2008 Co-founder of curatorial Union HUDRADA, a self-educational community based on interdisciplinary cooperation

2007-2008 Shtab (headquarters), project of R.E.P. group for supporting young artists, Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv, UkraineSince 2004 member of R.E.P. group



2005-2007 – Residency in Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv, Ukraine 2008 – Residency in LIA (Leipzig International Art), Leipzig, Germany


2009, 2011, 2013 Finalist of Pinchuk Art Prize, Kyiv. 2012 Finalist of Kazimir-Malewitzsch-Award, Kyiv.


Personal projects:


2013 “Mixed Feelings”, Karas gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

2011 “Personal Vocation”, Atr Arsenal gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

2010 “Rainbow Perspectives”, Karas gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

2010 “Wonderland”, Ukrainskyy dim (ex-museum of Lenin), Kyiv, Ukraine

2009 “Eyewitness”, Collection gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

2008 “To good and evil!”, Karas gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

2007 “Polar Bear Swimmers”, Art Arsenal gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine2005

2007 “Orange Summer” Festival, Regina gallery, Moscow, Russia


Participation in projects:

*projects with R.E.P. group




“Referendum on withdrawal from the human race”, Art-centre Closer, Kyiv, Ukraine

“R.E.P.: 10 years. On method”, Labirint Gallery, Lublin, Poland

“Through Maidan and Beyond”, Architekturzentrum Wien, Austria

“Postcards from Maidan”, Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland

“Women Commentators Festival”, Królikarnia, Warsaw, Poland

“The Ukrainians”, Daad gallery, Berlin, Germany




“Exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013”,PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Good Girls”, MNAC, Bucharest, Romania

“The Future Generation Art Prize@Venice2013”* Parallel program of the Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

“Ukrainan News”, CSW Zamek Ujazdowsky, Warsaw, Poland




“Practice”, Lavra gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Future Generations Art Prize”*, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Paintings only. The New Ukrainian Figurative”, Special project of Kyiv art Contemporary, Art Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Best times, worst times”, main project of Kyiv Biennale Arsenale 2012, Art Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Landscape Shielded by the Picture”, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Feminist Ofenzyva”, Centre for Visual Culture, Kyiv, Ukraine




“Life in the forest”*, Arsenal gallery, Bialostok, Poland

“Exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize” PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine

“A complicated relation, part 2”*, Kalmar Konstmuseum, Kalmar, Sweden

“Making and Art”*, Stadtgalerie schwaz, Austria“Public Folklore”*, Grazer Kunstverein, Graz

“Impossible community”*, Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Russia

“Labor Show”, Centre of Visual Culture, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Independent”, Art Arsenal museum, Kyiv




“Minimal Differences”*, White Box gallery, New-York, USA

“If”, Museum of contemporary art, Perm, Russia

“Eurorenovation in Europe”*,unstraum uenchen, Munich, Germany

“Great surprise”*, National Art museum of Ukraine, Kyiv

“Let’s Talk About Nationalism! Between Ideology and Identity”*, KUMU, Tallin




“Gender Check”, MUMOK, Vienna, Austria

“Exhibition of the 20 shortlisted artists for the PinchukArtCentre Prize” PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine

“No More Reality. Crowd and performance”*, Depo, Istanbul, Turkey

“Land of Human Rights: Being Responsible for Resources”*, < rotor > - art association in Graz, Austria




“Retrospective”*, LIA, Leipzig, Germany

“Art as a present”*, Pinchuk Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Alphabetical order”*, Index – The Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

“Transformations of History or Parallel Histories”*, Gyumry biennial, Gyumry, Armenia

“Another city. Another life”*, Zacheta gallery, Warsaw, Poland

“New Ukrainian Painting”, White Box Gallery, New-York, USA

“No more reality”*, De Appel Art Centre, Amsterdam, Holland

“Pro ”, “Qui vive?”* Biennale of young artists, State Centre for contemporary art, Moscow, Russia

“Transit”, curatorial project of R.E.P. group, “Ya gallery”, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Common Space”, curatorial project of R.E.P. group supported by “Eidos” foundation, public environment, Kyiv, Ukraine “New Ukrainian Language”, curatorial project of R.E.P. group, “Karas gallery”, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Checkpoint”* F.A.I.T. gallery, Krakow, Poland“Satellite Tunes”*, Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, Hungary




“The Art World”* , Feinkost gallery, Berlin, Germany

“Artissima 2007”*, Turin, Italy

“Communities: ukrainian young artists”, curatorial project of R.E.P. group, Arsenal gallery, Bialostok, Poland

“Consequences and Proposals”*, Biennale of young artists, Tallinn, Estonia

“Contemporary art Norwich”*, Norwich, England

“Ukrainian pavilion. Berlin”* Bereznitsky gallery, Berlin

“Patriotism”*, Capsula gallery, Rome, Italy

“Ginnungagap/Pavilion of Belief”* Presentation of “Im Regierungsviertel” gallery in time of 52 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

“A poem about an inland sea”* In collaboration with Mark Titchner. Ukrainian pavilion on 52 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy

“Critically in between”*, Special project of “Art-Athina” fair, Athens, Greece

“Progressive nostalgia”* Centro Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy

“From Kosovo to Kaliningrad”* Third Prague Biennale of Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech republic

“Return of memory”*, KUMU museum, Tallinn, Estonia

“Communities project”, curatorial project of R.E.P. group,Center for Contemporary Art at NationalUniversity Kyiv Mohya Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine

“Petroliana. Oil patriotism”*, Second Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow Museum for Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia

“Generation UsA”, Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev, Ukraine




“Report Project”, Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev

“Faculthy of Invisibility”, Yan Van Eyck Academy Maastricht, Netherlands

“Teams Colours”*, F.A.I.T. gallery, Krakow, Poland

“Postorange”*, Kunsthalle, Viena

“Terytoria”* Centrum Kultury, Lublin“You?!”* ZEH gallery, Kyiv

“Private with Public”, Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev

“Non()sense”, Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev

“Shargorod Arttown”, Shargorod, Ukraine

“Intervention”*, Center for Contemporary Art “Zamek Uyazdovsky”, Warsaw, Poland

“Hot Ukraine/ Cool Ukraine”*, Artcenter on Neglynnaya”, Moscow




“ZOO”, “RA” gallery, Kiev

“Intervention”*, Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev

“Control”, Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev

“Open Laboratory of R.E.P. group”, Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev

“Ukrainian Hermitage”, Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev

“Oliv’e”, “RA” gallery, Kiev




“Warm&Cold impulses in L-Art Gallery”, L-Art gallery, Kiev

“R.E.P.”*, Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev