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Kyiv to LA presents: Nikolay Karabinovych, Teta Tsybulnyk & Elias Parvulesco

March 17 6:00 pm 9:00 pm

video still, view from the stage of an empty auditorium filled with smoke or dust
Something Happened This Spring, 2014, 9:20, Nikolay Karabinovych

Join us on Sunday March 17 for a dinner and screening with artists Nikolay Karabinovych, Teta Tsybulnyk, Elias Parvulesco and curator Asha Bukojemsky. This event marks the second iteration of Kyiv to LA, a cross-cultural initiative inviting Ukrainian artists working across film, video and interdisciplinary research to participate in a Los Angeles-based residency and public program. This event will feature 6 short films, followed by a conversation, and music set by Nikolay Karabinovych.

6:00-7:00pm Potluck Dinner 
7:00-8:00pm Screening and conversation 
8:30-9:00pm DJ set by Karabinovych

This event is free and open to all. We encourage guests to bring food and drinks to share in the spirit of communal gathering and solidarity. Homemade perogies will be served! 

RSVP and arrive early to reserve seating. All donations go towards Razom

Kyiv to LA is made possible by a generous grant from Nora McNeely Hurley and Manitou Fund.

Nikolay Karabinovych works across video installation, performance, sound, and sculpture. He explores the social histories of Eastern Europe, approaching collective and personal memory by means of analytical, conceptual or interventionist tactics. His work has been shown internationally including M UHKA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Antwerp; HKW, Berlin, Belgium Jewish Museum, Bozar, Brussels; w139, Amsterdam; Zamek Ujazdowski, Warsaw; Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv; Kaunas Biennale (2023), the Kyiv Biennale (2023, 2021) and in parallel programs of the 59th Venice Biennale. He graduated from the Higher Institute for Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent in 2020, and worked as an assistant curator at the 5th Odesa Biennale. In 2022, 2020 and 2018, he was awarded the first PinchukArtCentre Prize. 


Teta Tsybulnyk is an artist and psychoanalyst based in Kyiv. With a background in sociology, social anthropology and clinical psychology, her research investigates the non-human gaze on nature and semiotics of the unconscious. Tsybulnyk is the co-founder of ruїns collective, an art and film union established with Elias Parvulsco and Oleg Isakov (2017-2021). ruїns collective has authored a number of video works including dendro dreams (2017), zong (2019), K-Object from LL-Group (2019), Salty Oscillations (2021) and Endless Sea of Sand (2023), which have been screened at international film festivals and art exhibitions worldwide.


Elias Parvulesco is an artist, curator and film archivist based in Kyiv. He is a film history scholar and programmer at the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre in Kyiv (2015 to present); and co-founder of the art and film union ruїns collective (2017–21). As a director Parvulesco has been represented at Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (2014, 2018); FIDMarseille, Festival International de Cinéma de Marseille (2022); The International Short Film Festival Oberhausen (2022); Glasgow Short Film Festival (2022); Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival (2018); Docudays UA International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival (2020), amongst many other international screenings and exhibitions. In 2020, Parvulesco was nominated for the PinchukArtCentre Prize. 


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Endless Sea of Sand,  2023, 05:25, Teta Tsybulnyk & Elias Parvulesco

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