The Future is Bright

The Future is Bright is a multi-media project, which explores disillusion, migration, identity, re-discovery and the failed utopian promise of ideology through the artist's family’s history. Focusing around the narrative of the character of Grokhovsky's 94 year old only surviving grandmother, a veteran of World War II, the project investigates formation and de-construction of migrant self through an extraordinary story of survival, humanity and legacy.

Project Presentations:

The Syncope
Group Exhibition curated by Kathie Halfin
September 14th - October 19th 2019

Bronx Art River Center BRAC
1087 E. Tremont Ave,
Bronx, NY 10460

BRIC Biennial Volume III
Curated by Elizabeth Ferrer and Jenny Gerow
February 6th - April 7th 2019
Performance: March 27h 2019
BRIC House

647 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Katya Grokhovsky, "The Future is Bright (in progress)"
Entrée/Encore Presents

May 19th 2017
NARS Foundation

201 46th St,
Brooklyn, NY 11220

"Nobody Builds Walls Better Than Me”
"I am/I will (The Future is Bright)" Live Performance
Curated by Lital Dotan
April 19th 2017
Grace Exhibition Space

840 Broadway,
Brooklyn, NY 1120

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The Future is Bright is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).


Contributors to this project include:
Brooklyn Arts Council, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Asylum Arts

PRESS:
New York Times
The Brooklyn Rail
OCULA Magazine
BRIC Blog
Brownstoner
Asylum Arts Magazine

The Future is Bright, 2019, sofa, toys, fabrics, found objects, acrylic, wall paint, video, BRIC House, NYC, photo: Walter Wlodarczyk

The Future is Bright, 2018, 31 mins

The Immigrant, 2018, 2 mins, excerpt

The Future is Bright, 2019, performance, 40 mins, BRIC House, NYC, photo Angelys Ocana

The Future is Bright, 2019, chair, toys, fabrics, acrylic, found objects, plaster, video, BRAC, NYC, photos: Walter Wlodarczyk

The Future is Bright, 2019, performance, 30 mins, BRIC House, NYC, photo: Walter Wlodarczyk

The Future is Bright, 2017, performance, 3 hrs, Grace Exhibition Space, NYC, photo: Miao Jiaxin