Anton Karyuk

Anton Karyuk is a Ukrainian–Lithuanian interdisciplinary artist based in Vilnius. He mainly explores such topics as social ecology, humanism, marginality and identity.

Starting with abstract canvases, gradually he has turned his attention to interdisciplinary mediums such as installation, performance and video art. Anton’s works have been presented at personal and group exhibitions in various locations, including the Alte Feuerwache Loschwitz (Dresden, Germany), Galerie Rasch (Kassel, Germany), Kulturhuset Leoparden (Sweden), Gallery of the Lithuanian Interdisciplinary Artists’Association (Lithuania), and other. Not limited to museums and galleries, Anton’s artistic practices shift to the wider public space. Overall, the artist searches for an abstract visual language and minimalist execution, exploring personal and socially sensitive topics.

Over the past years, I have been mainly interested in the themes related to social ecology, queer identities and memory. In my works, I reflect on how the social affects the environment and how a person in a creative profession can influence on-going processes. The starting point for my project at the HIAP residency in Finland will be the question how the state of human rights affects each of us and our social relations. I will be working on a multidisciplinary project using a number of mediums including video art and performance, integrating it in my wider artistic practice.

Anton Karyuk’s residency is realised with support from the Nordic Culture Point.