Kateryna Yermolaeva: Scholarship Holder from Kyiv at otte1

otte1 – The Schleswig-Holstein Artist’s Residence supports artists who have fled Ukraine. Since the beginning of May, Kateryna Yermolaeva is holding a three-month scholarship at otte1 in Eckernförde.

In 2018, she was nominated for the PinchukArtCentre Prize, a nationwide prize for contemporary art for young Ukrainian artists up to the age of 35. It has been awarded every two years since 2009.

In the work “Me, Myself, and I”, Kateryna Yermolaeva has developed her multiple male and female avatars. The artist invents a specific behaviour pattern and appearance for each figure. These images combine typical human personalities with the artist’s personal fears and experiences. Driven by the search for her alter ego, Yermolaeva creates stories in which she describes different characters as her subpersonalities. Taken together, they form an ideal community, a perfect world composed of her different selves.