Katya Grokhovsky
Curatorial Fellowship
February 2015 – May 2015


Vox Populi was extremely excited to present Katya Grokhovsky as our 5th AUX Curatorial Fellow supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. Grokhovsky’s April & May 2015 programming was presented under the curatorial theme: “Call of the Wild: Pioneers, Rebels and Heroines” From April 18th to May 24th, Grokhovsky presented a range of pioneering, rebellious and trailblazing artists, who investigate and question limitations and boundaries of age, location, gender, sex, power, privilege and race. Call of the Wild: Pioneers, Rebels and Heroines brings together generations of exceptionally brave and bold multidisciplinary artists, who through their work, interrogate our societal norms, overturn the standards, abandon the expectations, jump over the borders and establish their own paths to the wild and the open ended. Seeking new worlds, through their rigorous practices and research, filmmakers, art historians, educators, video, sound and multi-media performance and installation artists from across the USA, Canada, Australia, and Europe test the parameters, raise the bars, demolish the rules and lead us into the great and welcome unknown.

Katya Grokhovsky is a New York based artist, curator and organizer, invested in the exploration of multidisciplinary and multimedia practices, which cross generations, genders and geography. She holds an MFA in Studio from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Australia and a BA (Honors) in Fashion from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia. She is a founder of Feminist Urgent, an influx online platform, through which she organizes panel discussions and events and a director of The Bedroom Projects, an intimate space of artistic exchange without a permanent location, through which she curates one night performances and exhibitions in New York. Grokhovsky has received support through numerous residencies and fellowships including BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, NYC, New York Studio residency Program, NYC, Residency Unlimited, NYC, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Nebraska, APT Institute, NYC, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, Ithaca, NY, NARS (New York Residency and Studio Foundation) NYC, Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, NM, Watermill Center and more. She has been awarded the Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant, NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, Chashama space to create grant, Freedman Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, Australia, and many others.

Artists and Speakers

Barbara Degenevieve, Lisa Wainwright, Alan Labb, Barbara Hammer, Kate Kraczon, Martha Wilson, Amy Sadao, Amalia Wilson, Tuo Wang, Whitney Hunter, Maria Hupfield, Nadja Verena Marcin, Tara White, Ayana Evans, and Christen Clifford


Saturday, April 18th
Barbara Degenevieve (1947-2014): “To Be Alive Is To Move From the Known to the Unknown”
Katya Grokovsky Curatorial
Lecture, Lisa Wainwright, and Alan Labb

Friday, April 24th 2015
Create Change: An Evening with Barbara Hammer
Barbara Hammer Screening with Kate Kraczon

Sunday, May 10th 2015
Shake it Up: An Evening with Martha Wilson
Martha Wilson Lecture with Amy Sadao

Saturday, May 16th 2015
Re-make/Re-build/Re-stage: An Evening of Live Performance with Amalia Wilson, Tuo Wang, and Whitney V. Hunter

Friday, May 22nd 2015
Initiate and Shatter: Live Performances by Maria Hupfield, Nadja Verena MarcinVideo Screenings by Cassandra Tytler, Ignacio Tejedor, and Diedra Krieger

Saturday, May 23rd 2015
Untamed: An Evening of Live Performances by Tara White, Ayana Evans, and Christen Clifford

Sunday, May 24th 2015
Feminist Urgent Panel

Poster Art

Call of the Wild Poster FINAL

MAY _ Call of the Wild Poster Revised Final