Theater of the Mundane
Katya Grokhovsky

Theater of the Mundane is a site-specific multi-media performative installation, which explores the absurdity of the human condition through sculpture, assemblage, painting, video and performance. Examining society’s brutally intoxicating consumerism and overwhelmingly unbridled desire for material possessions, as a symptom of extreme alienation and isolation, Theater of the Mundane deconstructs and devours the artist’s own past artworks, metabolizing its parts, intending to highlight eternal human longing for connection, festering behind and underneath the polite facade of shopping malls, industrial debris and digital worlds.

About Katya Grokhovsky
Katya Grokhovsky was born in Ukraine, raised in Australia and is based in Brooklyn, New York. She is an artist, independent curator, educator and a Founding Artistic Director of The Immigrant Artist Biennial (TIAB) and Feminist Urgent (FU). Grokhovsky holds an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a BFA from Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne University, Australia and a BA (Honors) in Fashion from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.

Grokhovsky has received support through numerous residencies and fellowships including The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) Studios Program Residency, NYC, Wythe Hotel’s Interdisciplinary Residency Program, NYC, NYFA Fiscal Sponsorship Program, NYC, BRICworkspace Residency, NYC, Ox-BOW School of Art Residency, MI, Wassaic Artist Residency, NY, Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, Studios at MASS MoCA, MA, SOHO20 Gallery Residency, NYC, BRIC Media Arts Fellowship, NYC, VOX Populi AUX Curatorial Fellowship, PA, Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts, WY, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, NE, Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, NY, NARS (New York Residency and Studio Foundation), NYC, Santa Fe Art Institute Residency, NM, Chanorth Residency, NY, Watermill Center International Summer Residency, NY and more. She has been awarded the ArtSlant 2017 Prize, NYC, Asylum Arts Grant, NYC, Dame Joan Sutherland Fund, NYC, Australia Council for the Arts ArtStart Grant, NYFA Mentoring Program for Immigrant Artists, NYC, Chashama space to create grant, NYC, Freedman Traveling Scholarship for Emerging Artists, Australia and others. She has exhibited her work extensively nationally and internationally.

For further information about Katya and Theater of the Mundane, please contact her at or visit She may also be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Banner image: Katya Grokhovsky, System Failure (detail), 2018, photo: Walter Wlodarczyk

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