The British Council has announced participants for its SWAP: UK/Ukraine Artist Residency Programme 2016. Six talented UK-based artists have taken part in various residence programmes during the summer of 2016. The selected artists were Harriet Fleuriot, Jin He Park, Jamie Fitzpatrick, Sarah Lippett, Vaughan Pilikian and Sarah Tynan.

Harriet Fleuriot was born in Bristol in 1983. She has a Fine Art Performance MA. Her performances employ physical movement, live and/or recorded video, vocal manipulation and talking, synthesised sound and music, durational installation and sculpture. Harriet travelled to Kharkiv to take part in the Municipal Art Gallery’s residency at the NonStopMedia Festival (August 2016).

Jin He Park was born in South Korea in 1990, and now lives and works in London. She has a MA and has participated in various group exhibitions worldwide. Her practice derives from personal experiences and explorations of time, matter and space, and takes the form of installations, objects and performances. She travelled to Kharkiv to do a residency at the YermilovCentre (August 2016).

Jamie Fitzpatrick was born in Southport in 1985. He also has an MA in Sculpture, has taken part in numerous exhibitions across the UK (including RSA New Contemporaries, Royal Scottish Academy, 2010) and taken part in various residencies in Europe (France, Scotland, Italy). In Ukraine, he’ll further explore mixed sculptural practice, mixing costume/set/stage design with performance and audience interaction. Jamie travelled to the Sea of Asov (Biruchiy Peninsula) to take part in Biruchiy Contemporary Art Project (September 2016).

Sarah Lippett was born in London in 1984. She studied Visual Communication and Illustration at the University of Brighton. Sarah’s drawing-based practice focuses upon telling the stories and lives of communities and individuals through first-hand research. She has published a number of books and worked as an editorial illustrator for The Guardian, The New York Times, and Time Out. Sarah travelled to Kyiv to take part in The Muzychi Expanded History Project  (September 2016).

Vaughan Pilikian was born in London in 1974. After studying Classics and Sanskrit at Oxford and Cambridge, he moved to Harvard to study Photography and Fine Arts, Animation and Filmmaking.  His practice combines performance and sound art, painting and sculpture. He has produced a number of award-winning films and performances, and travelled to the West Carpathians to take part in Sorry, no rooms available’s residence programme in September 2016.  

Sarah Tynan was born in Dublin in 1986. She has an MA in Painting from the Royal College of Art in London. Sarah collaborated with Jeremy Deller on a large scale mural at the Venice Biennale 2013’s British Pavilion (commissioned by the British Council). Her work encompasses painting, drawing, photography and installation. She has done a residence at 33 Soshenko Art Studios in Kyiv (September 2016).