Between April 1 and April 25, 2022, Voloshyn Gallery represented The Memory on Her Face:
Part II, a group exhibition of Ukrainian artists featuring works by Nikita Kadan,
Lesia Khomenko, Nikolay Karabinovych, Maria Sulymenko, Vlada Ralko, Yevgen Samborsky, and Oleksiy Sai. The first iteration of this exhibition, The Memory on Her Face, was presented in Miami between February 5 and March 28, 2022.
After the Russian Federation invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the exhibition project gained new relevance. Curated by Omar Lopez-Chahoud, an independent curator and the artistic director of UNTITLED, Art, The Memory on Her Face: Parts I and II document the events that unfolded in Ukraine over the last eight years, tracing the physical destruction and collective anguish caused by unfathomable events that demand global attention.
The exhibition highlights the artists’ take on historical events and processes, interactions between the past and the present, and ideas of the future, addressing issues of national identity, destruction, and renaissance. Through embracing a visual language that poetically expresses their personal experiences, The Memory on Her Face: Part II reflects on how past and recent historical events have shaped Ukrainian identity.