is a salon-style film and video series that invites international and LA-based artists to present their work around a shared meal.

Founded in 2017, the series is dedicated to showing non-commercial, experimental, short and long-form moving image works in a non-hierarchical environment. With a focus on critical dialogue, the program challenges existing narratives by addressing the construction of identity and the politics of memory in a shifting geopolitical landscape.

To date, Marathon Screenings has featured over fifty artists with one-night screenings, lectures, and performances. The series has curated solo exhibitions (Lavender House at Oregon Contemporary, Portland, and Espacio EDA, Mexico City), group exhibitions (Memory War at Vernacular Institute, Mexico City, 2022) and residenies (Kyiv to LA, 2023-ongoing) in collaboration with a variety of hosts. Institutional partners have included the University of California Los Angeles; Institute of Contemporary Arts, Los Angeles; Villa Aurora Thomas Mann House; 18th Street Arts Center, and more.

Asha Bukojemsky is an independent curator and public programmer based in Los Angeles. Since 2017 she has produced Marathon Screenings alongside exhibitions and projects in collaboration with: Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; JOAN Los Angeles; 18th Street Arts Center; Active Cultures; Villa Aurora & Thomas Mann House; Oregon Contemporary; and e-flux, amongst many others. She has worked for a range of organisations including Project X Foundation, Los Angeles; The Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles; The Photographers’ Gallery, London, UK; and PHI Foundation for Contemporary Art, Montreal (formerly DHC/ART), amongst others. 

Bukojemsky graduated with an MLITT from University of Glasgow and a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal. Raised between Canada and the United States by Ukrainian parents, her projects investigate multi-layered histories and the geopolitics of memory.

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