2020 - 2018
Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden, Master Degree of Fine Arts.
2017 - 2016
Postgraduate course «Modernist Legacies and Constructions of Whiteness», Royal Institute of Fine Arts, Stockholm, Sweden.
Summer course in political science, Augsburg University, Germany.
Summer multidisciplinary course in urban and contemporary arts studies, Kyiv-Cologne, Ukraine-Germany.
2013 - 2012
National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine, master degree (lecturer and researcher).
2013 - 2007
National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture, Kyiv, Ukraine, bachelor in architecture.
2007 - 2003
Kyiv College of Architecture and Design, Kyiv, Ukraine, associate degree in design and architecture.
Solo exhibitions and performances
Solo show «My Body is a Battlefield» at Jøssingfjord Vitenmuseum, Norway
Performance «Lustration.7» at Cabaret Voltaire during Zurich Gallery Weekend, Zurich, Switzerland
Presentation of the new drawings at open studios by HIAP (Helsinki International Art Program), Helsinki, Finland
Performance «Lustration.6» at Albertina Modern, Vienna, Austria
Solo show at Double Q Gallery in Hong Kong, China
Performance 254 at the public space of Bremen, as part of the group, show «How to displace the Flag», Weserburg Museum, Bremen, Germany
Sculptural installation at open studios by HIAP (Helsinki International Art Program), Helsinki, Finland
Lustration 5, performance at Francisco Carolinum Museum for Contemporary and modern art, Linz Austria
Performance 254 in Goethe Institute in Baku, Azerbaijan
Performance «President of Crimea», Accelerator Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Solo show «My Body is a Battlefield» at Francisco Carolinum Museum in Linz, Austria
Performance 254 in Neue National Galerie during Gallery Weekend, Berlin, Germany
Performance «and we will return to the new wonderful world», OK Kultur Center, Linz, Austria
Lustration No6, international performance program on the Supermarket, Stockholm, Sweden.
Stardust No2, Crimea Summit (organizers: Ukrainian Institute, The Department of International Relations, Crimean Platform), Kyiv, Ukraine.
From December 1, 2021, 5 concrete sculptures were installed on the territory of the main office of the Crimea Platform, located in Kyiv, Ukraine.
From action to performative sculpture: Maria Kulikovska, Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine.
President of Crimea, MinT Art Center, Stockholm, Sweden.
President of Crimea, Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden.
Flowers, Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine (in collaboration with Alexandra Larsson Jacobson)
My skin is my business, Odesa Fine Arts Museum, Odesa, Ukraine. Let me say: It is not forgotten, HAU, Berlin, Germany.
The Raft CrimeA, Artivist Lab, Prague, Czech Republic.
Lustration No3, park Ebenbockhouse, Munich, Germany.
The Raft CrimeA, High School of Media and Design, Vienna, Austria.
The Raft CrimeA, in public space near the Oresund Bridge, Malmo, Sweden.
Swimming in Freedom, Port Creative Hub, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Lustration No1, Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Raft CrimeA, Invogue Art, Odesa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Odesa, Ukraine.
Identity, Spinneriet Gallery, Malmo, Sweden.
Folds, Port Creative Hub, Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Raft CrimeA / Trumps of Doom, Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
The Raft CrimeA, the start of multiple performances, Dnipro River, Kyiv, Ukraine.
9th of May, Art Represented, London, United Kingdom.
Flowers of Democracy, National Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Flowers of Democracy, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom.
Flowers of Democracy, Parliament of the UK, London, United Kingdom.
Flowers of Democracy, Trafalgar Square, London, United Kingdom.
Flowers of Democracy, near the Zhovten Cinema, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Flowers of Democracy, near the Kyiv Passage, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Flowers of Democracy, near the Kyiv City Council, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Happy Birthday, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
White, Moscow, Russia.
Body and borders No2: the heart of a dog, Gallery Verkligheten, Umea, Sweden.
Sweet / Swiss life, AKKU künstler atelier, Uster, Switzerland.
Exhibition of the finalists of the MUHi 2011, Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Collective Dreams, The Modern Art Research Institute of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
The first personal exhibition, The Center Prosvita, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Selected group exhibitions
State of Emergency, Catina Tabacaru Gallery, New York, US
Traversing the Body as a Dividing Line organised by HIAP-Helsinki International Artist Programme at Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland.
Struggle group show organized by Shcherbenko Art Centre at the Vilnius Art Fair, Vilnius, Lithuania
Thousand Yard Stare, Sonya Gallery, New York, US
Part of the group show «Kaleidoscope of the (Hi)story» at the Museum de Fundatie Zwolle, the Netherlands, with the soap sculpture from the permanent collection of the National Odesa Fine Arts Museum
Presenting watercolors from the series "888" (2018/2019) at the Immigrant Artist Biennial, New York, USA
Presenting the series of performances "Eva and Maria" at the group show "Traversing the Body as a Dividing Line", curated by Dana Neilson, with support of HIAP and USRP, Titanik Gallery, Turku, Finland
Motherland video screening organized by Shcherbenko Art Centre in Lisbon, Portugal
Motherland video screening organized by Shcherbenko Art Centre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Presentation of work-in-progress ideas at HIAP Open Studios, Suomenlinna Island, Helsinki, Finland
Table of Negotiations?, Freie Akademie der Künste, Hamburg, Germany
Part of the group show «Kaleidoscope of the (Hi)story» at the Dresden National Museum, Germany, with the soap sculpture from the permanent collection of the National Odesa Fine Arts Museum
PEREMOGA /victory/ukr, WhiteBox in collaboration with 2B&2C and Project 59, New York, US
Part of the group exhibition in Gedok Gallery, Karlsruhe, Germany
Ukraine. Under a Different Sky group exhibition, Curators Victoria Burlaka, Beata Łupińska-Rytel, Marcel Skierski, Warsaw, Poland, 2022-2023
Presentation of work-in-progress ideas at HIAP Open Studios, Suomenlinna Island, Helsinki, Finland
The Table, a project by Maria Kulikovska and Julia Bilaeva, curated by Olena S. Balun, special for 380.INFO in Munch, Germany
CONTRAPUNCT, Curated by Yana Barinova, Künstlerhaus, Factory. Vienna, Austria, November
The Fog of War, performance 254. Curated by Alfons Hug. Organized by Goethe-Zentrum Baku, Azerbaijan
The Fog of War, performance 254. Curated by Alfons Hug. Organised by Goethe-Zentrum Tbilisi, Georgia
The participant with the watercolors from the migration series in the group show «Kontrapunkt» in Albertina Modern, Vienna, Austria
Give Me Tomorrow group exhibition organized by Shcherbenko Art Centre in Conception. Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Part of the group show «Mother Courage and Her Child» with the sculptural installation and performance «President of Crimea», Accelerator Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Ready, Steady, Collect!, Avangarden Gallery & Wine Bar, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Up Close, CFHILL Art Space, Stockholm, Sweden.
The group exhibition is in the Morby Gard Sculpture Park, Ornö, Stockholm archipelago, Sweden.
Futurespective, by Vogue Ukraine, Centre of Contemporary Art М17, Kyiv, Ukraine.
(I am not) sensitive content, online exhibition (organized by QueerMunich, Ministry of Culture of Munich), Munich-Kyiv, Germany-Ukraine.
Ukrainian pavilion of NordArt 2021, Büdelsdorf, Germany.
The earth remembers everything, an exhibition in the dugout from the Second World War period, Vinnytsia region, Ukraine.
Crimea is here, Kyiv History Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Without future, SomoS Art Center, Berlin, Germany.
Keeping the balance, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary.
"Is ritual equivalent to routine?" Artsvit Gallery, Dnipro, Ukraine.
Showing of the art collection of Deutsche Telekom at the House-Museum «Hindliyan», Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
Afterimage, Voloshyn Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine.
а river, a tool, an instep like a half-open book, Konstfack-С, Stockholm, Sweden.
Amazing Stories of Crimea, Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Ukraine: Learning from a Good Neighbor 1918-2018, Institution P asinger Fabrik, Munich Germany.
Ukraine in fashion, on the occasion of the fifth Vogue Ukraine anniversary, Lavra Art Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Permanent revolution, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary. Swap,
YermilovCentre, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Marry me!, Kyiv History Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Cold Faith, Invogue Art, Odesa, Ukraine.
Blood and pressure, performance in collaboration with Mila Dolman, Ugly Duck Art Center, London, United Kingdom.
Showing of the art collection of Deutsche Telekom in the Królikarnia Park, Warsaw, Poland.
UK/Raine, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
What I have from the women?, Visual Culture Research Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Philosophy of migration, Museum of Cultural Heritage, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Through Maidan and beyond, Architekturzentrum Wien, Vienna, Austria.
254. Collective action, around the Boulevard de Sharon, Paris, France.
Premonition: Ukrainian art now, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom.
Beginning of the marriage-as-performance with Jacqueline Shabo, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany.
Cultural capital, BildMuseet, Umeå, Sweden.
And Now? Power of Art, Lavra Art Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Independent Square, YermilovCentre, Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Exhibition of the artworks of 20 nominees of PinchukArtCentre Prize 2013, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Orientation on the Ground, National Art Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Beautiful, Ruarts, Moscow, Russia.
Independent, Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Ukrainian Fashion Week in collaboration with Polina Veller with soap sculptures with holes from shooting;
Vogue Ukraine, the alternative cover for the special Vogue Ukraine art edition «Futurespective» and the series of watercolor paintings «Saga about Pregnant Me, about My Pregnant Husband» that was dedicated to the 30th anniversary of Ukraine independence and presented in July-August at M17 Contemporary Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
«Ukrainian Women in Vogue», a special collector's edition of a book about 60 women – Ukrainian characters of Vogue Ukraine.
Collaboration with a large store of Ukrainian design «Vsi. Svoi», where the MKUV Studio's art objects in the corner were presented, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Vogue Ukraine No5-6 May-June 2020 publication of Maria Kulikovska's watercolor paintings from the series on the forms for forensic medical examination in the article «Art in self-isolation: art project «Picture of the World».
Shooting the Ukrainian-Swiss dramatic film «The Forgotten» directed by Daria Onyshchenko.
HeforShe, sculptures from the series Hands and Feet of Colors are the statuettes-awards of the Women in Arts Award initiated by UN Women and the Ukrainian Institute as a part of the HeForShe solidarity movement.
Collaboration with Ukrainian fashion designer Ruslan Baginskiy, Paris Fashion Week, France.
Vogue Ukraine, performance Invisible.Comfortable.Quiet during the presentation of Vogue Ukraine Art Edition in Hotel Bursa, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Vogue Ukraine, performance Lustration No2 for Vogue Ukraine Art Edition, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Vsi.Svoi, the artist's performative sculptures were as mannequins for clothing in the window of the main store of Ukrainian fashion and design brands, in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Uleg Vinnichenko, common sculptural project My Second Xena No2. Starting off the long-time collaboration that is still now.
Fairs and festivals
Сurating a show «holly blue» at Supermarket Art Fair in the booth of Garage33 gallery- shelter.
Festival of techno music White Nights, Art Zavod Platforma, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Supermarket, Stockholm, Sweden.
Hybrid Art Fair, Madrid, Spain.
Exhibition of the Deutsche Telekom Art Collection within the Vienna Contemporary, Vienna, Austria.
The Raft CrimeA, SWАB Barcelona Art Fair, Barcelona, Spain.
CREATurE Live Art: Performance Art Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Code Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Folds, Kyiv Art Week, Kyiv, Ukraine.
6 Venice Biennale, member of the #onvacation action, which had a place in occupied Russian pavilion, Venice, Italy.
FOKUS 2015. Video Art Festival, open call, Nikolaj Kunsthal, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Vogue Ukraine, performance Lustration No2 for Vogue Ukraine Art Edition, Kyiv, Ukraine.
254. Action, on the stairs of the Hermitage during the opening of Manifesta'10 biennial, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Kyiv Art Fair 2013, Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex, Kyiv, Ukraine.
II Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Moscow, Russia.
GogolFest'10, Dovzhenko Film Studios, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Berlin Art Week, Berlin, Germany.
International lend art festival «Mythogenesis», Vinnytsia, Ukraine.
A series of reinforced concrete sculptural objects «Pysanky»; sculptures made of soap from the performance for the film «The Forgotten»; Figure 5/5 of the Carpe Diem sculptural series; sculpture «My Second Xena. Rebirth»; the first sculpture-cast «My Second Xena»; cast iron busts from the project «President of Crimea»; part of the drawings from the series «My Beautiful. Wife?»; video performance «Let Me Say: It's not Forgotten»; part of a series of sculptural reliefs from the series «Folds of time / Folds of memory»; sculpture «Little Mermaid» in the collection of independent space for contemporary art on «conflict?» Garage33.Gallery-Shelter, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Figure 2/5 from the Carpe Diem series; video performance «Let Me Say: It's not Forgotten»; watercolor diptych «My pregnant wife with pregnant me»; video performance «Lustration No4»; textile object «Manifesto of Flowers of Democracy»; photo documentation of the collective performance «Flowers of Democracy»; video performance «Untitled» at the Shcherbenko Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
14 watercolors from a series (still ongoing) of drawings on migration blanks in the collection of the Sarah Vinitz Foundation, Israel.
Watercolor paintings on migration blanks; «Figure 1/5» and «Figure 3/5» from the Carpe Diem sculptural series; Green soap bust with flowers inside from the «880» series in the collection of Natalia Lysenko Gallery, Ukraine/United Kingdom/United Arab Emirates.
«Hands and Feet of Colors» at the Center for Contemporary Art Artsvit, Dnipro, Ukraine.
Watercolors from the series «Sweeming in Freedom» in Shcherbenko Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
«Self-portrait with flowers» in the store Vsi.Svoi, Kyiv, Ukraine.
«Soap sculpture with flowers inside» at the Odesa Art Museum, Odesa, Ukraine.
«Green Figure» at Q Contemporary Collection, Budapest, Hungary.
Triptych of soap full-sized figures in the park Cidade da Cultura in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
«Memento Mori» in the contemporary sculpture park 3020, Lviv region, Ukraine.
«Homo Bulla. Replica» in the Deutsche Telekom Art Collection, Bonn, Germany.
«Army of Clones», Izolyatsia Art Center, Donetsk, Ukraine.
In private collections
2010 – 2021
Oslo, Stavanger (Norway);
Malmo, Stockholm (Sweden);
Kyiv, Kerch, Dnipro, Odesa, Kharkiv (Ukraine); Moscow (Russia);
Hong Kong (China);
Munich, Berlin, Bonn (Germany);
New York (USA);
Tel Aviv (Israel).
Awards and residencies
2022 – 2023
Art residency HIAP, Helsinki
Art residency of OÖ Landes Kultur in Linz Austria.
Working on the new series of ceramic dishes and painting them, beginning the production of «Table of Negotiations?» In the art residency of the Academy of Gmunden Ceramic, Austria.
The Public Choice Award of NordArt 2021. One of five favourite artists, whose artworks were presented within the NordArt 2021, Budelsdorf, Germany.
«President of Crimea» is one of the four projects that entered the finals of the competitive selection from the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine for the presentation of the Ukrainian pavilion of the Venice Biennale 2022.
Global Design Graduate Show 2020, ARTS THREAD, London, United Kingdom (nomination).
Scholarship of the Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts for a personal master's thesis «President of Crimea», Stockholm, Sweden.
Scholarship from the University of Arts, Crafts, and Design in Stockholm for the personal thesis «President of Crimea» and the «Little Mermaid» sculpture, Stockholm, Sweden.
Two-month residency from the German Minister of Culture at the Ebenbockhouse Cultural Center, Munich, Germany.
Cosmopolitan Awards, Ukraine (nomination in the art category).
Two-month residence, award of the Liverpool Biennale, United Kingdom.
25 most successful young artists of Ukraine according to Forbes Ukraine magazine.
UK/Raine Award, Saatchi Gallery, London, United Kingdom (nomination).
Top 100 people of Ukrainian culture according to «Novoe Vremia» magazine, Ukraine.
PinchukArtCentre Award, Kyiv, Ukraine (nomination).
Short residence in Sigtuna Folkhogskola, RutaRuna program, Sigtuna, Sweden.
Winner of the international competition organized by AKKU künstler atelier and the Department of Culture in Uster, Sweden.
One of the winners of the open competition «In Search of Spaces of Interaction», Center for Contemporary Art (CSM), Kyiv, Ukraine.
Young Ukrainian Artists Award (MUHi) 2010, Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine, (nomination).
Educational and lecture practice
Artist talk within My Body is a Battlefield.2 exhibition at Jøssingfjord Vitenmuseum, Norway
Artist Talk: The Way of Artist: Maria Kulikovska & Maria Proshkovska moderated by Maryna Shcherbenko special for SKVOT, Online
Public talk and installation with ceramic dishes during cultural festival Ukraine. Future. Perfect in New Delhi, India;
Public talk at City Gallery in Salzburg, Austria
Public talk during a conference about art and culture resistance in Ukraine, Frid Ort Foundation, Oslo, Norway
Teaching own course of cast, molding, and sculpturing at Linz Art Academy, Austria
Public lecture at Konstfack University, Stockholm Sweden.
Public lecture at Yale University, USA.
Public lecture at The School of Humanities and Performing Arts, De Montfort University, UK.
Artist-talk at the Art Museum of Odesa, organized by USAID, Odesa, Ukraine.
Art as life, Is life a price for art?, artist-talk at the Shevchenko National Museum as part of the art program of the competition of contemporary art MUHi 2019, organized by Shcherbenko Art Center, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Artist-talk with Christina Hamel on Bavarian radio during an exhibition of Ukrainian and German artists «Ukraine: learning from a good neighbor 1918-2018», Passinger Factory Cultural Center, Munich, Germany.
A series of lectures on actionism, performance, and political art for teenagers at PinchukArtCenter, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Open discussion with Stephanie Fencard at the Peace Institute on artistic activity, political performance, and actionism in conflict areas, Vienna, Austria.
A series of lectures for students at the High School of Media and Design, Vienna, Austria.
Lecture on political performance and actionism for high school children near the demarcation line in Donbas, Mariupol, Ukraine.
Participation in a panel discussion on political performance during CREATurE Live Art: Performance Art Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania.
Lecture-performance «Raft Crimea: Migrating Parliament» at the University of Liverpool John Moores, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Open lecture and workshop for students of the Department of
Fine Arts at the University of Liverpool John Moores, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
A series of lectures and workshops about political performance and sculpture as part of an author's course in Sigtuna Folkskolan, Sigtuna, Sweden (together with Jacqueline Shabo).
A series of lectures and a master class «Body and Borders» during the exhibition «Raft Crimea: Maps of Destiny» at the Center for Visual Culture (VCRC), Kyiv, Ukraine.
A series of lectures and workshops about political performance and sculpture as part of an author's course in Spinneriet, Glokala Folkskolan, Malmo, Sweden.
Guest lecturer with an author's course on actionism and performance in public space in Glokala Folkskolan, Malmo, Sweden.
Teacher of visual culture of contemporary art for children at PinchukArtCenter, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Architectural practice (implemented projects)
2019 – 2021
Artspace GARAGE33. Gallery-Shelter, Kyiv, Ukraine.
2015 – 2018
Development and implementation of the design of the interior of the apartment studio of Maria and Uleg in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Architect of the exhibition «Ukrainian Baroque», National Museum of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine.
Architect of building and space design of Shcherbenko Art Center in Kyiv, Ukraine.