Anton Lapov (Ukraine) is an artist, musician, independent curator and museologist. His practice follows a multidisciplinary approach based on his interest in new media, sound-art, creative coding, digital humanities and experimental museology. He is constantly in search of non-conventional forms of exhibitional representation and seeks to avoid the logic of instrumentalisation through the creation of procedural communicative situations. In addition to being involved in the sphere of artistic/curatorial production he also conducts research into the history of Ukrainian sound-art/electronic music and local artistic communities of Eastern Ukraine.
Anton holds an MA (Hons) in prehistory and archaeology from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. He continued his art education through participation in the courses, Media Art for Practitioners, New Art School, Kiev, 2013 and the 4th Moscow Curatorial Summer School, 2015.
During 2011-2015 he worked in different historical Ukrainian museums as scientific assistant. Since 2015, together with Larion Lozovoy, curates and develops museological projects in context of multidisciplinary group “Critical Archiving Laboratory”. Researcher in Open Archive of Ukrainian Media-Art (specializing in sound-art, subculture studies).
Awards: “Visible Award 2017”, nomination (with art-group Critical Archiving Laboratory) 2015; Special Prize on ‘MUHi-2015’ competition (Young Ukrainian Artists) with art-group Supovoy Nabor.
Residencies/Scholarships: Programme “Collecting as Practice”, Delfina Foundation, London, UK 2018; SWAP: UK/Ukraine Artist Residency Programme, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK 2017; Gaude Polonia scholarship, WRO art center, Wroclaw, Poland 2017.
Online portfolio: cargocollective.com/lapov