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Piotr Armianovski

How Will We Remember?

Performer, director, and playwright.

Born in Donetsk in 1985. In 2014, he had to leave the city because of the Russian occupation. Since then, he’s been living in Kyiv and working mainly with documentary films and theatre. He studied at the Donetsk chamber theatre “Zhuky”, performed on the Maidan, and later made films about the Ukrainian East and VR projects.

Laureate of the II Biennale of Young Art (Kharkiv), Andriy Matrosov Award, participant in international film and theatre festivals. Co-founder of Pic Pic — a group that creates meaningful audio walks. Author of ‘Digital Presence’ — an educational project about digital tools in art.

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Asia Bazdyrieva

Unearthly Colors

Researcher of the visual culture whose interests include environmental humanities, media theory and feminist epistemology.

Born in Svitlodarsk in 1986. Since 2018, Asia has been working on Geocinema, a series of cinematic episodes exploring the infrastructures for the production of images and data about the Earth. Asia studied analytical chemistry at the Taras Shevchenko National University and art history at the City University of New York.

She was a Fulbright (2015–2017) and Digital Earth (2018–2019) fellow. During the escalation of the Russian-Ukrainian war, Asia Bazdyrieva was in Kyiv and Kremenchuk where for an extended period of time she wrote public diaries and notes.

An artist. In her practice, she often works with the topic of time. She applies the methods of media, archaeology, and often uses the tactic of “soft” intervention into an environment (gallery, museum, or natural space). The artist works in various media including sculpture, installation, photography, and painting. Born in 1987 in Kyiv, Buchatska studied in École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon and in 2015 earned her degree from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv – Monumental painting department. She takes part in the initiative group on preservation of the photo legacy of the Paraska Plytka-Horytsvit. Since 2016 she works with people with autism spectrum disorders in the art studio “Workshop of Possibilities”.

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Oksana Dovgopolova

Co-founder and curator of the cultural memory platform Past / Future / Art, PhD, professor at the philosophy department at the Odesa Mechnikov National University, member of the Memory Studies Association. Since 2014, she has been participating in dialogue initiatives in Odesa; launched the public history site Hubs of History. Since 2018, she has been collaborating as a curator with the Odesa National Fine Arts Museum, Museum of Odesa Modern Art, the Odesa Municipal Museum named after A.V. Bleshchunov, The Naked Room gallery, the IZOLYATSIA foundation, etc.

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Maksym Ivanov

Hidden Sounds

A flautist, composer and conductor from the city of Kryvyi Rih. He is currently studying at the Dnipropetrovsk Academy of Music and also works as a teacher at a music school. His compositional activity relates primarily to modern academic music and is realized within chamber-instrumental genres. In his work, Ivanov raises issues of human loneliness in society, destruction and the search for meaning in small things. The composer's works are performed regularly in Ukraine and many other European countries by famous ensembles and soloists.

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Viktor Konstantinov

Autumn Excursion

Self-taught musician working under the pseudonym Polje. Born in Odesa in 1997. He uses a groovebox, sampler, synthesizers, guitar, clarinet, vocals, field recordings, and Ableton software to create music. In May 2022, Viktor’s debut LP Kombinezon was released by the “система | system” label, and in September he launched his own record label “Liky Pid Nohamy”.

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Andrii Rachynskyi

Daniil Revkovskyi

Mickey Mouse’s Steppe. Archives

Сreative duo of artists who work at the intersection of various formats of artistic practices: installation, reenactment, video, and archival work that shape the collective portrait of the industrial landscapes of Ukraine. Andriy and Daniil were born in Kharkiv in 1990 and 1993, respectively. Graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts, majoring in graphic design. Since 2012, they have been engaged in artistic research of collective memory. Nominees of the PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2018, 2020 and 2022, winners of the 2020 PAC’s Public Choice Prize for the project Mischievous. In 2022, their film Labor Safety in the Region of Dnipropetrovsk was shown at the Marseille Festival of Documentary Film.

Natalia Revko

An independent curator and contemporary art researcher. She is the head of the NGO “Slushni Rechi”. With her NGO Natalia organized a range of educational projects and exhibitions, including a sound laboratory in the Odesa Botanical garden and a research project focused on private experiences and memories about the 1990s. Recent projects include curation of the exhibition "I can talk only about war / I can talk not only about war" at the Center for Contemporary Art Laznia (Gdansk, Poland), and collaboration with Kandis Friesen in the project "Her right year is shorter than the left" at Galerie im Turm (Berlin, Germany). Natalia graduated from the Ukrainian Catholic University. She worked as an archivist at the Museum of Odesa Modern Art, where she focused on researching art communities and artistic practices of the 1980s and 1990s.

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Kateryna Semenyuk

Co-founder and curator of the cultural memory platform Past / Future / Art, cultural manager, producer, curator of exhibitions and educational projects. Since 2010, she has been working in the field of culture and collective memory. She was the head of the art centre Ya Gallery in Dnipro (2010–2017) and the interdisciplinary festival “October in October” in Zhytomyr (2018). She has organised art exhibitions, conferences, workshops, and festivals in Ukraine, Poland, Germany, Great Britain, and Belgium. She cooperated with the Dnipro Art Museum, Dmytro Yavornytsky Dnipropetrovsk National Historical Museum, the Goethe Institute, MitOst, The World Heritage Visitor Centre Regensburg, Laznia Center for Contemporary Art and others.

Ivan Skoryna

Digging Day

An electronic musician from Kyiv. Ivan’s music is primarily driven by an interest in post-club, industrial, noise, and other forms of experimentation in modern music of recent decades. Skoryna’s debut conceptual EP “damage” is released via the Czech label “Gin&Platonic” in 2019.

Kseniia Shcherbakova

Distance=Way=Connection

Multimedia artist, hairdresser, fashion designer, and musician. Born in Kyiv in 1999. Kseniia is currently working on four projects: a joint studio for internally displaced people OSRZ-4 in Lviv, a performative hair salon “Raiskyi rai” (‘heavenly paradise’), a trash studio “circulation of infernation”, as well as a new music project “vixiii”. Before the large-scale invasion, Kseniia lived in Odesa and was part of a community of artists who worked at the former Odesa Shipyard on the seafront. She’s a self-taught hairdresser and tailor.

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Borys Filonenko

An independent curator, art critic, author of comics, and editor-in-chief of IST Publishing (Kharkiv—Kyїv—Khmelnytskyi). In 2022 he is a co-curator of the pavilion of Ukraine in 59th Venice Biennale, and co-curator the Second Biennale of Young Art (Kharkiv, 2019), "Aeneas Passes On: Artists of Today One-to-one with the Past" (Kharkiv, 2019) and "Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" (Kyiv, Lviv, 2016) exhibitions in previous years. Co-author of the graphic novel “Near Mint” («У м'яті»), together with Danyl Shtangeev and Anton Reznikov. During 2017—2021 — a tutor and curator of the Humanities Department at the Kharkiv School of Architecture.

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Artist, musician and music journalist. Born in Donetsk in 1997. She is the co-founder of the microlabel “Nava Records” and a member of several bands: DIY post-punk-minimal-synth “Dahau Holidays” and experimental industrial project “Klymentovo Pole”. Ksenia currently lives in Uzhhorod. The city became a refuge for her for the second time: in 2014 she moved here from her native Donetsk, and in 2022 from Odesa. Currently, her main activity is creating experimental music and sound art around the themes of alienation, internal migration, and reflections on the experience of childhood in an industrial region. Together with other displaced musicians, she is creating an audiovisual show Stereomyth.