Rupert Open Studio: Yaryna Shumska

Date: 25 October
Time: 16:00
Location: Tech Arts gallery (Vaidilutės st. 79, Vilnius)
The event will be held in English

In partnership with Ukrainian Institute, Rupert is pleased to invite you to resident’s Yaryna Shumska Open studio session – performance Kita stotelė (eng. Next stop). The event will take place on 25 October, 16:00 in the Tech Arts gallery and its surroundings. Soft drinks will be provided and there’ll be the chance to stay and meet the artist and other guests in an informal setting.

Kita stotelė

“This is the first phrase that immediately became clear to me here. “Наступна зупинка” (“Next stop”). 

I imitate the recorded voice of a woman. I hear my voice, I hear intonation, I hear my accent. 

I take the bus home, but my home is in the south…

Kita – Kita – Kita

I feel this rhythm. 

“Kita” as a sign of temporality. 

The landscape rubs against the now, against the movement, speed, trees, stones, walls, houses, sun, leaves, autumn, September and October, color and thoughts in the bus. 

It’s like scrolling pages, photos, posts… Some constant pursuit of sequences.”


Yaryna Shumska (Ukraine) explores the concept of human ‘presence’ that provokes changes in the primary significance of places and situations. The main themes are connected to the environment, place, context and memory; memory of the objects and their invisible stories.  She works using mostly performance art, painting, installation and dance. Shumska graduated from the Lviv National Academy of Arts (LNAA). Having authored solo exhibitions and art projects, she has participated in numerous events and international performance art festivals in Ukraine, Poland, Germany, France, Portugal, Spain, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Israel, Japan, Thailand and USA among others. Shumska was a co-curator of the School of Performance (2019) in the framework of the international festival Days of Performance Art in Lviv, online residency At the place (2020) and Performance Archiv. Ukraine (2021). She teaches at the Department of Contemporary Art Practices at LNAA. 

Yaryna Shumska’s residency is supported by The Matching Portal – Goethe-Institute and Artists at Risk partnership. 

Rupert’s activities are funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture.
Partners: Ukrainian Institute, Tech Zity

Tech Arts gallery can be reached by bus 15, which departs from Trevečiaus bus stop and arrives at the 2-asis paplūdimys (bus stop, in front of Tech Arts building). The bus schedule is accessible here: