"I wish to be attentive to the internal experiences and observant of the external world. I want to slow down in order to create a space for connection and healing."
Working with diverse natural materials such as paper, wood, textile, and clay Tetiana Kartasheva is an artist who maintains a close physical connection with her works. Turning to locally sourced and usually repurposed mediums and applying traditional craft techniques, she intuitively creates a distinctive visual language. Experimenting and interacting with textures, shapes, and colors Tetiana Kartasheva crafts contemplative graphic compositions, paintings, and collage-like objects. Often numerical titles of her artworks refer to the place or time they were created as if anchoring emotional pieces to everyday reality.
“The physicality of the process and the materiality of art are integral for me. I follow the sense of absolute presence that appears while I am working in my studio. The ritual of making art summons something profound, subconscious, and mystical. In this way, every artwork becomes an artifact, a charged object which connects ephemeral and real."
Tetiana Kartasheva is working and residing in Zurich, Switzerland. She received MA in Fine Arts at Kyiv Polytechnic Institute in 2012, in Ukraine, and continued her studies at Zurich University of the Arts, CAS in Curating, in 2021.
2023 - Group Exhibition "Ukraine. Culture of care" - Kulturhaus Helferei - Zurich, CH
2022 - Group Exhibition 'There is no other place like home" - Zurich, CH
2021 - Open Studio "Reform" - Rue de Gibraltar 3 - Neuchatel, CH
2017 - Group Exhibition curated by Pavlo Makov - IZOLYATSIA Platform for Cultural Initiatives - Kyiv, UA
2016 - Solo exhibition “Initiation” - Shcherbenko Art Centre - Kyiv, UA
2015 - GogolFest - Annual Multidisciplinary International Festival of Contemporary art and cinema - Expocenter of Ukraine - Kyiv, UA
2014 - GogolFest - Annual Multidisciplinary International Festival of Contemporary art and cinema - Olexandr Dovzhenko National Film Studio - Kyiv, UA
Selected CURATORIAL PROJECTS
2022 - Exhibition "Fragile Architecture" - VN - Zurich, CH
2021 - Foundation of an artist-to-artist studio visit project -Imatelier.ch
2021 - Exhibition "Are we all here? Exploring Embodied Virtuality Today" - OnCurating - Zurich, CH