Yaryna Shumska is an artist, performer and teacher.
She works in a field of performance art, painting, graphics, installation, and dance. Her works are based on the concept of human "presence" that provokes changes in the primary significance of places and situations. The main themes are connected to the environment, place, context, and memory: the memory of the objects and their invisible stories.
Yaryna Shumska was a participant of the art residencies Catena (France 2014, Spain 2016, Ukraine 2018), Espace o25rjj (France, 2019), participant of the I-Portunus program (Creative Europe mobility program, 2019). The artist was shortlisted for the Young Ukrainian Artists Competition “MYXi” (2015), the II Youth Biennale of Contemporary Art of Ukraine (2019). Participant in numerous exhibitions, performance art festivals, and conferences in Ukraine, Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Israel, Japan, Italy, Slovakia, Norway, Thailand, USA and Canada.
Born in 1989 in Lviv, Ukraine.
Graduated Lviv National Academy of Arts (PhD 2017). Grant holder in the program "Gaude Polonia" of the Minister of Culture of Poland (2013), Resident in the University of Art in Poznan at the Faculty of Sculpture and Spatial Actions (2013).
2020 – FEM. International performance art meeting. Girona / Spain. (online)
Koło czasu. CSW (Center of contemporary art). Torun / Poland.
Performance at the opening of Art-project Dialogue, in collaboration with B. LeBéguec-Friedman. The Korsak Museum of Contemporary Art, Lutsk / Ukraine.
Zero waste. International performance art festival. Tychy / Poland.
Franko Laboratorium 2.0. Art-project. Ivan Franko memorial house-museum. Lviv / Ukraine.
Equinox to Equinox. Group performance in public space. Parc “Zalizna Voda”. Lviv / Ukraine.
Transmutacje. International performance art festival. Bełchatow / Poland.
Before and after. Performance within the framework of the exhibition "Immunity". The Korsak Museum of Contemporary Art, Lutsk / Ukraine.
On the table. Performance within the framework of the International Community “Hearts Home” meeting. Slavske / Ukraine.
2019 – Koło czasu. Performance Art Festival. ZPAP (Zwiazek polskich artystow plastykow) with support of the I-Portunus program. Torun, Poland.
PAErsche Symposium. Performance Kilograms of the memory with support of the I-Portunus program. Cologne, Germany. 24.11.
Performance Kilograms of the memory. Rencontre d'Art Performance #5 with support of the I-Portunus program. Loupian, France 16.11.
Residency in Espace o25rjj, with support of the I-Portunus program. Loupian, France. 11-19.11.
Carbonarium. International Performance Art Festival. Kyiv, Ukraine.
2018 – "Interaction", personal exhibition. Lviv National Museum. Lviv, Ukraine.
«3D. Public ART». Скульптура просто неба (performance). The National Sanctuary Complex "Sophia of Kyiv". Kyiv, Ukraine; "Zabih" Performance festival. “Zalizni vody” park, Lviv, Ukraine.
2017 – Sacral space. Performance. Narodny dim, Теrnopil, Ukraine.
2016 – ZAZ festival. Tel-Aviv, Haifa. Israel; Koło czasu. CSW (Center of contemporary art). Torun, Poland; Ukrajins'kyj zriz (Ukrainian cross-section). Lublin, Poland; GaliciaKULT. Yermilovcenter. Kharkiv, Ukraine; Days of performance art in Lviv. Palace of Art. Lviv, Ukraine; Terytoria. CSW, Torun, Poland; Each crack inspires for changes. Performance. Artspace “BreakThrough”, Munich, Germany; Ukrajins'kyj zriz (Ukrainian cross-section). Performance “Circulation”. Wroclaw, Poland.
2015 – To see a person. – HIV infected? – Person! Performance. Palace of Art. Lviv, Ukraine; Koło czasu. CSW (Center of contemporary art). Torun, Poland; Malamut. Performance Art Festival. Ostrava, Czech Republic; Eastern Partnership Culture Congress. Performance. Memorial Museum Prison in Lontsky street. Lviv, Ukraine; [First Bite] Lviv Media-Arts Festival. Garry Boumen Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine.
2014 – Koło czasu. CSW (Center of contemporary art). Torun, Poland.2014 – Asiatopia, Bangkok, Chiangmai, Thailand; Foreign workforce, Bergen, Norway; GogolFEST, Kyiv, Ukraine; Prezent performance. Flader festival. Gdansk, Poland; Night of culture. International art festival, Lublin, Poland; Performance Arsenal. Gallery Arsenal Elektrownia. Białystok, Poland; Art festival “March cats”, Uzhgorod, Ukraine; “Wiruju”, Zhovkva, Ukraine; longterm project „Temporary exhibition”, Uzhgorod, Ukraine;
2013 – ZAZ Festival, Tel-Aviv, Haifa, Israel; 3d International Festival of Ephemeral Arts " Contexts", Sokolowsko, Poland; 19th NIPAF'13, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagano, Japan; 15th International Festival of Arts " Interactions ", Piotrkow Trybunalski , Poland; Gallery Weekend, Gallery "Performance" , Poznan, Poland.
2012 – Akcja 27 Internacional festival of performance art for young artists. Lublin, Poland. Days of performance in Lviv. Lviv, Ukraine. CONTEXTS, the 2nd International Festival of Ephemeral Art, Sokolowsko, Poland. Timetable/ Individual and communal performances. Performance Art-Meeting. Lublin, Poland.
2009 – Ukrainian spring. Poznan, Poland.
2008 – Degree & Profession Florence Internacional Exchange Festival. Florence, Italy.
Selected individual projects:
2020 – Dialogue. Art-project (performance, video-performance, object, installation, photo) in collaboration with B. LeBéguec-Friedman. Dzyga Gallery, Lviv / Ukraine.
Dialogue. Art-project (performance, video-performance, object, installation, photo) in collaboration with B. LeBéguec-Friedman. The Korsak Museum of Contemporary Art, Lutsk / Ukraine.
Silence (photo performance). FLAC, Espace o 25rjj, Loupian / France. December 2019 - January 2020 (in collaboration with B. Lebéguec-Friedman)
2019 – Layering (painting). Garry Bowman Gallery. Lviv, Ukraine.
Vagabonds (drawing). Urban library. Lviv, Ukraine.
2018 – Interaction (painting). Lviv National Museum, Lviv, Ukraine.
2017 – Contemplación (performance, drawing). Gallery “Artishow”, Barcelona, Spain.
Watersides (drawing). Gallery ZPAP, Torun, Poland.
2016 – Jeśli jutro drzewo zasłаni moje okno / If tomorrow a tree obscures my window (performance, painting). Gallery ZPAP, Torun, Poland.
2014 – On Earth, (performance, installation). “Nad Wislą” Gallery. Torun, Poland. Поміж/ Entre/ Entrée/ Вхід (“Between/ Entry”, performance, installation, painting), PRIMUS Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine.
2013 – One-way movement. (performance, installation). Rotunda Gallery, Poznan, Poland.
2012 – Still life (painting). Alliance Francaise, Lviv, Ukraine.
2011 – Still life (painting). LvivART Gallery, Lviv, Ukraine.