Oleksii Nahorniuk

ELP Artist in Residence
Polesia

Background

Oleksii Nahorniuk works in the Rivne Regional Museum of Local Lore as a creative ethnographer, curator and photographer. His participatory practice explores cultural concepts of landscape and symbolic markers such as venerated trees, lakes, boulders, graveyards, and roadside crosses. A key focus of Nahorniuk’s practice has been the exploration of traditional Polesian ‘tree beekeeping’ – its cultural background, techniques, relationship between the keepers and their landscape. Previous projects include photographic exhibitions about Ukranian folklore scholars and village artisans.