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Past

10.03.2023
Damped Cycle - Book Launch

"Damped Cycle" is a publication of new writing by William McGuire and iPhone images by Robert Orr. The title is gleaned from an economic dictionary found in the Reading Room of the London Library, where both contributors hold part-time jobs....read more

09.03.2023
WAS IS WILL BE!

This exhibition presents a vision of pre-full scale war Ukraine, there is no focus on post-Soviet life, instead, we celebrate the Ukrainian tradition, vibrant culture and youthful social scene. Our participants wish to show the world the side of Ukraine that isn’t in newspapers or TV screens. Cand...read more

09.02.2023
Texte zum Nachdenken

Texte zum Nachdenken is an independent and artist run series of reading events from Zurich. Readings for this iteration are with Miriam Stoney, Jesper List Thomsen, Ariane Koch, Rafaela Nicolay and Benedikt Bock. [Miriam Stoney](https://www.miriamstoney.com/) (\*1994, Scunthorpe, UK) is an art...read more

24.01.2023
Vocabulary of Multitudes - Chapter 2

Vocabulary of Multitudes is a gathering called to address issues of remembrance, decontextualisation and reconciliation. This second iteration will focus on the material and ideational dimensions of decolonization of Eastern Europe and Eastern European studies. Inspired by the growing calls to deco...read more

15.12.2022
'Body Mechanics' - Kelly Sleep

Book launch as part of the Folium Book Award which is run in conjunction with Kingston University and Stanley Picker Trust. 'Body Mechanics' is a publication that translates Kelly Sleep’s uncanny and humorous kinetic sculptures into printed matter. Sleep’s sculptures are realised through the ha...read more

13.12.2022
Tender Xchange - Device(s) to Locate

We want to welcome you to the third and final installment of Tender Xchange's  ongoing research "Device(s) to Locate". Since their last two instalments, Tender Xchange has created a rich backlog of images to continue pulling out relational matter around the ideas of locating desires. The aim fo...read more

22.11.2022
Zarvanytsia/New Jerusalem

Every year, thousands of Ukrainian Christians undertake a pilgrimage to Zarvanytsia, a sacred place. Between prayers they share news, brag about their wealth, take pictures of chapels, give interviews, and witness miracles. Witness miracles? Join us at the Royal College of Art, Gorvy Lecture Theatr...read more

21.10 –
26.11.22
Lava Lines

Lava Lines explores the life forms, contemporary myths and geopolitical powers that shape volcanic landscapes. Portals to an underworld of almost limitless energy production, volcanic environments are also the seat of ancestral practices. Lava Lines gathers texts, visual and sonic formats to touch o...read more

16.10.2022
Art Workshop For Kids

/Eng below/ Арт-клас для дітей з Марією Шуб\! Ми прагнемо створити дружній, творчий та безпечний простір для українських дітей та їхніх батьків, щоб вони могли спілкувати...read more

15.10.2022
'Hidden' by Elena Subach

At the onset of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a team of workers and volunteers in the medieval city of Lviv rushed out to prepare its monuments for war. Restorers and museum workers, musicians and psychologists, artists and teenagers set about conserving Lviv’s sacred cultural relics ...read more

13.10.2022
Working Men Have No Country

We are launching the new book by @essarter\_editions\_ at Biblioteka. With book signing by Sofia Yala Rodrigues ▫️▫️▫️ "Working Men Have No Country" is an essay of images and texts bringing together the work and researches of four artists: @krasimirabutseva (Bulgaria - United Kingdom), ...read more

01.10.2022

A triptych of public interactions mapping parallels between religious paintings of martyrdom and horror cinema, investigating the relationship between iconography and body politics through multiple mediums. The first iteration of this three-chapter programme invites film programmer Emma Bouraba to...read more

23.09.2022

[@theposthumanistmag](https://www.instagram.com/theposthumanistmag/) launching at Biblioteka next Friday (23rd of September) 👀 The Posthumanist is a bilingual (EN/DE) magazine for art, design, technology and writing from a more-than-human perspective....read more

16.07.2022

Come join @biblioteka\_kyiv for BOOKRAISER: A one-evening music event at @icalondon where we will showcase selected material from our special collections, available for you to browse. Bring a book or publication for admission to the event and help us grow our collection of books and zines. Your don...read more

02.07.2022

Come join us at @biblioteka\_kyiv for the launch of the new title from @abstract.supply & @piersgavastoned next Saturday (2nd of July). Entropia (vol. I & II) – written by William Kherbek and edited in collaboration with Jack Clarke – is a publication which seeks to recount and re-examine a dec...read more

18.06.2022

We are very excited to announce that Biblioteka will be hosting a fundraiser and art sale event on the 18th of June. All proceeds will go to CO-HATY project lead by @metalab.if (HATA) – in Ukrainian Hut/house (COHATY) – in Ukrainian “TO LOVE” CO-HATY is a co-housing project for people who...read more

13.05 –
15.05.22

As part of @peckham24photo from the 13th till the 15th May we will be hosting A Very Small Bookfair, with a selection of photobook related publishers: @tarmac_press @thephotocopyclub @guesteditions @jackwhitefield @zone6press @bordomtheory @artistsbookscooperative @folium_publishing +more! Please ...read more

08.05.2022

PC Music has put together this fundraiser compilation for Ukraine with proceeds going towards Biblioteka's medical aid campaign. Link in bio on our instagram. Big thanks to @felicita_felicita , @pcmus and everyone involved 💙 ....read more

29.04.2022
Sunflowers Vol I

PC Music has put together this fundraiser compilation for Ukraine with proceeds going towards Biblioteka's medical aid campaign. Link in bio on our instagram. Big thanks to @felicita_felicita , @pcmus and everyone involved 💙 ....read more

28.04.2022
Compartment - Film Screening

We look so much forward to this special screening of COMPARTMENT by Maj Rafferty on Thursday the 28 April. The screening is free. Doors open 7pm. Seats will be available on a first come first serve basis. You will also be able to buy @ursulascavenius book The Dolls directly from @lollieditions on...read more

28.10.2021

We are delighted to host a launch of 2 new books by Folium Publishing: Sumnima Garbuja’s book ‘क’ & George Stewart Sendell’s untitled publication of perspective drawings. @sumnimasumnimasumnima @gssendell_art @folium_publishing @kingstonschoolofart @stanleypicker ...read more

07.10.2021

This is official! We are opening our new library space in London on the 7th of October. Loads of new exciting books. Can’t wait to see you all. Big thanks to everyone who contributed and helped make this possible. @glibv @arcadiamissa @photobookshow @valussonov @k33711647 @will_sadowski @n.a.she...read more

15.07 –
24.07.21
Advantage of a Setting Sun

An exhibition of works by Jazbo Gross combining video installation, sculpture and a collection of texts that converge in the late 19th century discovery of Liquid Crystals; a state of matter which is neither solid nor liquid. This new state of matter provided soil for new technologies and new direct...read more

21.05 –
22.05.21

In March 2021, photographer Tommy Sussex launched an international open call for photographic submissions. The project brief asked contemporary photographers to interrogate group activities and the phenomenon of crowds and mass gatherings in the age of social distancing. This theme has a new relevan...read more

15.05.2021

For the reopening of Runtime Room Library, Biblioteka will create a special selection from our collection. The invitation from our friends at Runtime Room Library is this: Did you sit in a couch today? If you did then get up. No wait. Don’t get up, or if you didn’t sit in a couch today, stay ...read more