Curatorial






Alevtina Kakhidze
War Diaries. 14 April, 2022.
Vich-na-Vich, 2022




Lilia Kudelia is a Ukrainian curator and art historian based in Dallas, Texas. She currently serves as a guest curator at Residency Unlimited, NY and has previously held curatorial and research positions at Dallas Contemporary TX, Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and Art Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2017, Kudelia co-curated Ukrainian National Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale represented by photographer Boris Mikhailov.







Vich-Na-Vich
Aurora, Dallas, 2022





Ukrainian National Pavilion, 2017
57th La Biennale di Venezia





Keer Tanchak. Soft Orbit
Dallas Contemporary, 2017





CHIM ↑ POM.  Non-Burnable
Dallas Contemporary, 2017





Invisible Cities: Moving Images from Asia

Dallas Contemporary, 2017
in collaboration with MIACA, Hong Kong
+ Crow Collection for Asian Art, 2017





Synchrodogs. Supernatural
Dallas Cotemporary, 2015





‘Never to be yourself and yet always – that is the problem’
The Reading Room, Dallas, 2014




 

Lucia Simek + Kristen Cochran
Dallas Contemporary, 2013 



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Kudelia is a guest curator for the Young Visual Artists Awards program (YVAA) at Residency Unlimited in New York. YVAA is a network of twelve national awards that recognizes artistic achievement and promise in young artist from Central and Eastern and Southern Europe with a two month residency in New York.

Metes & Bounds is a series of talks with YVAA artists in residence programmed by Lilia Kudelia. The title comes from a term used in cartography and refers to the method of surveying land for the definition of general boundaries. The program aims to understand contact zones and the reasons that either create places or pull the regions apart enabling the formation of borders – economical, infrastructural, mental or else.

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Portrait by Dylan Hollingsworth
Lilia Kudelia is a curator and art historian. At Residency Unlimited, NY she develops residencies for the laureates of the Young Visual Artists Awards (YVAA), a network of twelve awards in the countries of Eastern, Central and Southern Europe. Kudelia has previously worked as the Assistant Curator at Dallas Contemporary and held curatorial and research positions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and Art Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2017, Kudelia co-curated Ukrainian National Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale that featured work by photographer Boris Mikhailov. She holds an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, a BA in Cultural Studies from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Lilia’s research interests include time-based media arts, cultural heritage and restitution, art movements and infrastructures in the post-communist states. 









Research




Kudelia holds an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, BA in Cultural Studies from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto, Canada. Her research interests include time-based media arts, cultural heritage and restitution, art movements and infrastructures in the post-communist states.















What does art history have to say about electromagnetic frequencies as a resource?
At the beginning it was scarce; by the end of the 20th century it becomes a medium of abundance due to hundreds of satellite and cable channels reaching nearly every household. Transmitted images have formed the intangible environment and mental spaces where we reside now. Artists have eagerly explored the format of “television exhibition” since the late 1960s.





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︎ It was an apparatus that was introduced in our houses like a gun. It was a weapon, and that is how I wanted to use it. ︎



Dara Birnbaum

Still from Dara Birnbaum’s Tianmen Square: Break-In Transmission, 1990






Restaging old TV-based artworks comes with challenges. Cathode-ray tube TVs are on the museums’ “endangered species” list. 

Time-based media art conservation webinars︎





Cathode-ray tube TVs contribute to outstanding amount of electronic waste that goes to landfills around the world. Can museums join in solving this eco crisis and embrace the materiality of a CRT screen in particular? It is worth collaborating with e-waste warehouses and television graveyards, manufacturing companies, engineers and conservators to maximize the use of CRTs within the exhibition environment. 







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As guest curator at Residency Unlimited, Lilia places emphasis on increasing support for the artists from Central and Eastern Europe. The Young Visual Artists Awards (YVAA) is a network of twelve national awards that provide young artists from Eastern, Central and Southern Europe with a two month residency in New York on an annual basis since 2015.

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