Emergency Residencies for Artists and Art Professionals from Ukraine. Results



Results of the call for 2 emergency residencies for cultural professionals from Ukraine. These residencies are part of a Creative Europe project in which hablarenarte participates in partnership with MeetFactory (Prague), KAIR (Kosice) & VCRC (Kyiv).

The open call for two emergency residencies at Planta Alta (Madrid), aimed at Ukrainian artists and cultural professionals, was opened from the 25/7/22 until the 20/08/22.

We received more than 70 applications, and after a thorough review of their CVs, statements and portfolios, we have selected the following two practitioners:


Mariia Yarchuk

She is a project manager at Kultura Medialna NGO and Dnipro Center for Contemporary Culture (DCCC). Mariia has an architectural background. In 2014, she joined the Kultura Medialna team on the first project - Construction festival, an annual festival of experimental audiovisual art and new media in urban space. Since then she has coordinated and participated in many of its projects: Construction festival, STAGE: СЦЕНА - an experimental crowdsourced and crowdfunded public space, which got a special mention at the European Prize for Public Urban Spaces in 2018, international exhibitions, and educational projects. In these projects, she always works with social topics, civil society building, and informal education. After the full-scale Russian invasion has begun Mariia has become more focused on the war in Ukraine and the support of the Ukrainian artists, during this time together with partners she has organized a series of events that tell about the war and the process of decolonization through different cultural aspects.


Sasha Kurmaz

Currently lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine. He holds a BFA in design from the National Academy of Managerial Staff of Culture and Arts in Kyiv in 2008. Sasha is an interdisciplinary artist. In his artistic practice, he studies various models of interaction with public space, social groups and communities as well as explores the changing relationship between human beings and the modern world. The focus of his work is urban space, society, as well as examines the tension between the individual and the power structures. He uses different media to work with these issues, such as photography, video, public intervention, and performative situations.
Kurmaz has participated in many international group exhibitions and festivals, including exhibitions at W139 2012 (Netherlands), Zamek Ujazdowski 2013 (Poland), ZKM Museum of Contemporary Art 2013 (Germany), Künstlerhaus Vienna 2014 (Austria), Architekturzentrum Wien 2014 (Austria), Saatchi Gallery 2015 (UK), Skovde Art Museum 2016 (Sweden), C/O Berlin 2016 (Germany), NRW-Forum Düsseldorf 2017 (Germany), Galeria Arsenał 2017 (Poland), PinchukArtCentre 2018 (Ukraine) and Latvian Museum of Photography 2019 (Latvia). Has held residencies at KulturKontakt 2015 (Austria), EoFA 2017 (Switzerland), HIAP 2018 (Finland), CEC ArtsLink 2019 (US), Akademie der Künste 2020 (Germany) and received C/O Berlin Talent Award 2016 (Germany), Kazimir Malevich Artist Award 2020 (Ukraine). His work has been published in a wide range of international magazines, including Vice, Krytyka Polityczna, Liberation, FOAM, Tissue, Fisheye, Bloomberg Businessweek, Yet, Rolling Stones, Fotograf, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Adbusters magazine, Die ZEIT.


Shortlisted candidates:

Oleksandra Badashko

Natalya Revko

Marharyta Tokarieva

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