Oksana Chepelyk was born in Kiev /Ukraine/, where she lives and works today. She studied Art in Kiev (1978-1984) followed a post-graduate course in Moscow (1886-1888), Amsterdam University (1995), the New Media Study Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada (1998), a Post-Doctoral study at Bauhaus Dessau, Germany (2000-2002). She had residencies: CIES in Paris (1995), CREDAC, Paris (1996), Cite International of Arts, Paris (1997), MAP, Baltimore, USA (1997), ARTELEKU, San Sebastian, Spain (2001), FACT, Liverpool, UK (2001) and Weimar Bauhaus, Germany (2003). She has got the Fulbright Program Award (USA) in order to develop artistic research at UCLA (2003-2004 and 2010-2011). As an artist she was awarded with grants in France, Germany, Spain, USA, Canada, England and Sweden (1992-2011). Her work has been shown at MOMA, New York; Museum of Modern Art, Zagreb, Croatia; German Historical Museum, Berlin and Munich, Germany; Museum of the Arts History, Vienna, Austria; Museum of Contemporary Art, Skopje, Macedonia; Museum of Jurassic Technologies, Los Angeles, USA
She has been working with experimental video films since 1994. Her films were shown and awarded within different film, video and new media festivals: in Kiev, New York, London, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Osnabruck, Montecatini, Linz, Moscow, Paris, Berlin, Oberhausen, Liverpool, Belo Horizonte, Karlovy Vary /A category/, Chisinau, Weimar, Tel-Aviv, Ankara, Pesaro, Santa Fe, Stuttgart, Barcelona, Berdiansk, Sebastopol, Sarajevo and Clermont-Ferrand. She has got Werklietz Award 2003 at EMAF, Osnabruck, Germany. Since 1993 she has organized 11 curatorial exhibitions (Ukraine, France, USA, Canada, Brazil, Kazakhstan and Germany), 15 solo exhibitions in Europe and America, and participated in a number of joint exhibitions (Russia, Germany, Lithuania, Ukraine, France, USA, Sweden, Croatia, Brazil, Austria, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina). Since 2003 Oksana is a leading researcher at Modern Art Research Institute of Ukraine and author of the several articles and one book “The Interaction of Architectural Spaces, Contemporary Art and New Technologies”. In 2007 she has founded the INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF SOCIAL SCULPTURE in Kiev. In 2007 she is a recipient of the ArtsLink Independent Projects Award (USA).