Bio & CV
Collaborating at the edge of visual art and cinema since 2013, Kyiv-based artists and filmmakers, Roman Khimei and Yarema Malashchuk graduated as cinematographers from the Institute of Screen Arts in Kyiv, Ukraine. Focusing on the role of the extra, their works engage with imperialist mythologies. They were awarded the main award of the PinchukArtCentre Prize (2020) and VISIO Young Talent Acquisition Prize (2021). Their short film Explosion Near the Museum won the National Competition at the 15th Wiz-Art LIFF. The duo also participated in the Future Generation Art Prize 2021, Baltic Triennial 14, Gothenburg Biennial 2023, and Kyiv Biennial, in the group shows at Haus der Kunst, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Albertinum and others. Their video works are in collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Fondazione In Between Art Film Rome, Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein, TBA21 and Frac Bretagne. Currently, their new video installation is on view at Dare to Dream, a Collateral Event of the 60th International Art Exhibition — La Biennale di Venezia 2024.

Yarema and Roman are members of the Prykarpattian Theater, an art group that recently established the project Theater of Hopes and Expectations which was presented at the Ukrainian Pavillion during Venice Biennale Architettura 2023. They also co-curated group exhibition On the Periphery of the War – Kyiv Biennial 2023.

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