Russian-born, London-based artist and environmentalist, Natalia Kapchuk debuted her first solo exhibition, The Lost Planet, from 15th-27th October 2021 at Unit X, London. Her desire to reach hearts and consciences through art, and to shine a light on all of today’s pressing environmental issues will continue with a series of events in 2022. Here is her latest news round-up.
The Lost Planet Exhibition, London, October 2021
This year, the female Russian Artist and Environmentalist, Natalia Kapchuk emerged into the art world with the success of her debut exhibition ‘The Lost Planet’ at Unit X Gallery, London. From the 15th – 27th October, Kapchuk revealed the truths behind the climate crisis whilst promoting the beauty of the natural world.
At the VIP Preview party the worlds of fashion, art and royalty combined to see Kapchuk’s thought-provoking exhibition. Over 400 guests attended, amongst them: philanthropist Penelope Mountbatten, model Eunice Olumide, star of Netflix’s “Agent” Yannick Konan, Crown Prince Shwebomin of Burma, The Director of the UK Parliamentary Society for Arts, Fashion and Sports, Rebeca Riofrio and British Author, Tyne O’Connell. They were all witness to the strong, heartfelt statement in Natalia’s artworks that conveyed the harsh reality of a planet in distress.
Her works have also appeared in many group exhibitions: Anima Mundi International Art Festival, Venice (2019); London Contemporary, The Line Gallery, London (2019); Submergence, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle (2021); and digital projects such as Emerging Scene Art Prize, Dubai and Abu Dhabi (2021). This Autumn The Lost Planet’s video installation will be showcased at Château de Crémat and at the Trophy of Augustus, both in France.
In addition, Kapchuk’s artworks reside in many private collections throughout the UK, UAE, Switzerland, India, and Russia.
Media Breakfast Discussion, London, October 2021
Following the success of her immersive art exhibition, an environmental media breakfast discussion took place on the 19th October at Unit X Gallery. The topic: ‘Is This Planet Earth’s Dying Century?’ A panel of expert speakers lead the discussion: Juan Castaño Vilas, Regional Director Europe at Plastic Oceans, Dr Neil Bailey, Director of Philanthropy at Earthwatch, Professor Joe Smith, Director of The Royal Geographical Society, Barry Gardiner MP and the artist herself, Natalia Kapchuk. The BBC’s Samantha Simmonds moderated the morning event. The experts debated the changes we must make to protect natural resources, flora, fauna and our climate. And, of course, human life.
Oxford Street Windows
In collaboration with W1 Curates, Natalia Kapchuk dramatically demonstrated the importance of her message to the public by featuring on the screens of Oxford Street’s 161-167 building. Tens of thousands of people witnessed scenes from ‘The Lost Planet’ video in the heart of London. The impressive art project video was inspired by the formation of life on Earth till the last hour, exhibiting the final wakeup call to humanity in order to give justice back to the climate.
Dubai Expo and it’s sustainable credentials
Expo 2020 is a World Expo, currently hosted by Dubai in the United Arab Emirates from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Here a series of Kapchuk’s works will be on display in the Antigua and Barbuda stand, destinations known for their support of environmental concerns and ocean clean-ups. This hot ticket event will play host to millions of visitors who share environmental concerns. Indeed, Expo sees itself as laying the foundation for a sustainable legacy with an emphasis on human development and technological advancements, while at the same time respecting ecological and natural resources. 50% of landscape plants during Expo 2020, and 95% after the event, come from native and adaptive species. Proceeds of her art sales at Expo will go to supporting the NGO’s and charities Natalia works with.
Korea, Exhibition of The Lost Planet in 2022
With the successful debut of her first solo exhibition held at Unit X, London in 2021, in 2022 selected artworks from The Lost Planet series will be displayed at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art (CICA Museum) in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
Natalia Kapchuk, Plastic Oceans, Earthwatch, Jubilee Sailing Trust – 2002 plans
Having collaborated with these organisations in 2021, Kapchuk will deepen the supportive relationship with a planned ocean clean up in 2022. More information and press experience opportunities to follow.
With approximately 1 million social media followers, Kapchuk champions ecological awareness and continues her journey to inform others through the awakening and informative language of her art.
She quotes Patricia Espinosa’s remark from COP26, “We must choose scientific knowledge over self-serving and ultimately deluded views that place private interest above collective wellbeing. We must make sure that all people around the world have access to these insights”.