Residency: Eurasian Cultural Alliance, Almaty, Kazakhstan
Dates: August 1—28, 2018
Sergei Kravchenko is an architect, columnist, and musician. Since 2014, he has been involved in projects that combine local semantics with contemporary approaches to design. He writes the column “How to Love It” (“Kak eto lyubit”), a series of guides to Belarusian cultural heritage sites, for CityDog.by, and has authored a series of articles on Belarusian company towns. He is a cofounder, co-organizer, and architect for the Sprava Festival (Belarus). Since 2005, he has been a part of the avant-garde trio of artists Port Mone, and since 2016, part of the group Hutkasmachnaā, which has created several public art objects and carried out artistic interventions in Minsk.
Andrei Busel is an artist and architect from Minsk, Belarus. Since 2006 he has combined his architectural work with artistic interventions into urban space. He has participated in various group exhibitions and street art festivals in Belarus, Russia, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, and Lithuania.
During the residency in Almaty, Hutkasmachnaā will create a serious of objects in urban spaces. (The group works with all sorts of provisional textures—mirrors, photographs, natural materials, found objects and furniture, stencils, text, etc.) Over the course of the project, the artists will also work with local media.