EXTER Resident – Katya Buchatska

Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop is delighted to welcome new resident Katya Buchatska to Scotland for the month of November. Katya is the second of two artists that ESW will host as a partner in the EXTER Programme, an international residency programme organised by the Ukrainian Cultural Institute. Katya will spend her time in residence making connections with Scottish artists and researching new work.

Katya Buchatska graduated in 2015 from the Monumental Painting department at the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture in Kiev where she studied fresco and icon painting. In her current practice she combines a variety different media: painting, sculpture, photography and video, to create a series of situations/spaces that redirects the viewers focus and alters their perception of everyday things.

Since 2017 Katya has been working at the Pinchuk Art Centre where she teaches adults with autism spectrum disorder. She is also part of a group involved in saving the works of influential Ukrainian artist and polymath Paraska Plytka-Horytsvit.


Katya Buchatska (B. 1987, Kyiv). Studied in Publishing and Printing Institute of NTUU “KPI” at graphics and book illustration department, in École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon, at Art department, in 2015 finished National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture, Kyiv, Monumental painting department under professor Mykola Storozhenko. She is a member of the artist group Montage.

Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Recent solo shows.

Photographs from the past year, Mala gallery of Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (Ukraine) 2019 Neither is bigger nor, AcademART gallery, Sumy (Ukraine) 2018, Mа́rа, Port Creative Hub, Kyiv, (Ukraine) (duo show with Vitalii Kokhan) 2016-17

Recent Group Shows

PinchukArtCentre Prize (February 2020), The II Biennalle of young Art, Kharkov, Ukraine (sept.2019), hrytsya”, Mohrytsya, (Ukraine) International land-art symposium ”Mo UPHA Made in Ukraine, art-space AKT, PLATFORMA, Kyiv Ukraine), Be Careful with That Axe, Eugeneart-space AKT, PLATFORMA, Kyiv Ukraine),  Exhibition-gift for the Kherson Museum of contemporary art, Kherson (Ukraine),DE?VERDURIZATION, within the project of the group DE-NE-DE, Bursa Gallery, Kyiv Ukraine

EXTER is a long-term programme of the Ukrainian Institute aimed at building sustainable partnerships with international art residencies. The programme aims to spark research, processes of exchange and facilitate cooperation of artists, curators and other actors in the sector. EXTER programme involves designing and creating opportunities for international mobility of people, ideas, experience, and practices.