Participants 2010

Bohdan-Oleg Horobchuk

poet, painter, curator of the literary-artistic projects

Bohdan-Oleh Horobchuk, a poet, an artist, a supervisor of literary and artistic projects, was born on the 4th of June 1986 in Zhytomyr. His first poetic conceptual book, called “Knyga Doslidiv” saw the world in September 2002.

Since 2005 he has been restoring his poetic activity alive. He has had a series of performances in different cities in Ukraine and at various literary festivals: in “The Last Barricade ” club in Kharkiv, at the Lviv forum of publishers, in Kyiv, etc.

Since that time he has become an active participant of international literary festivals: “Kyiv Laurels” in Kyiv, “Litfestyval” at the Lviv forum of publishers, “Tseh” in Kharkiv, “Kharkiv Barricade” and others.

His manuscript sent to the contest wins the prize premium of the “Smoloskyp” publishing house. As a result, in spring 2007 he published a poetic book, called “Місто в Моєму Тілі” (“Misto v Moiemu Tili”) (the author of the epilogue – Sergiy Zhadan) where he used his drawings. Prior to that, in winter 2007 a joint book “Tsilodobovo”of three authors (B.-O. Horobchuk, P.Korobchuk and O.Kotsarev) was published. Its design, worked out by B.-O. Horobchuk, was highly evaluated by critics.

In spring 2007 one more book “Nemaie Zhodnoi Riznytsi” by B.-O. Horobchuk appeared at the same “Fact” publishing house. Its design also belongs to the author. All three books are widely presented in bookshops and libraries in Ukraine, especially in Kyiv.

Besides, from 2007 to 2009 B.-O. Horobchuk was working on the series of books design of the “Fact” publishing house. In fact, he is a designer of Ivan Andrusyak’s collection “Pysaty Myslite”, T. Lyutyy’s prosaic book: “Vulyky Snovydin” and S. Hrabar’s “Setsesii”.

The last book was republished in Germany with B-O. Horobchuk’s design.

In winter 2007 he organized a poetic and artistic performance, called “GoKoKoLa: firm masculine poetry” which took place at the premises of “Smoloskyp” cultural center.

Since 2007 he has actively participated in the literary life of the country and is a frequent participant of the literary artistic festivals. In summer 2009 he took an active part in “Fortmission” and “Independence Day with Mahno” festivals. Author poetic parties are regularly held in different cities of Ukraine. The recent ones took place during summer and autumn 2009 in Kyiv and Zhytomyr. Famous Ukrainian writers O. Zabuzhko, Yu. Andruhovych, S. Zhadan, A. Dnistovyy leave positive references about B.-O. Horobchuk’s works.

B.-O. Horobchuk is a curator of many literary and artistic projects, especially those, organized by “Smoloskyp” publishing cultural center. Though the last successful project was at the “Gogol Fest” which was held in the Artistic Arsenal on the 25th of September 2009. B-O. Horobchuk supervised the party of poetry synthesis: video and audio poetic performance and performance of videopoetry of Ukrainian authors.

Horobchuk’s poetry is translated into English, Belorussian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Latvian. His poems are published in “Sho”, “Kyiv Russ”, “Kryvbas Courier”, “Styh” and in numerous Ukrainian and foreign anthologies and almanacs. Ukrainian Portuguese bilingual anthology of Ukrainian poetry of the last three decades was published in Rio-de-Janeiro in summer 2009.