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Maria Kulikovska is a multimedia/hybrid artist, architect, actionist-performer, researcher, and lecturer. She was born in 1988 in Kerch, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine. After the annexation of Crimea by russia federation she lived and worked in Kyiv, and as a nomad around the EU – after the occupation of the Crimea Peninsula in the spring of 2014 the artist never went back to her hometown. From 2018 to 2022 Maria together with her partner and co-author Oleh Vinnichenko based in Kyiv permanently, but nearly one month after 24 February 2022 Maria together with their newborn baby was forced to flee from Kyiv to Uzhorod (the western part of Ukraine), and later – to Linz, Austria, with the help of Dr. Alfred Weidinger (the CEO of OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH), Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher (Office for Art). From the 16th of March 2022 Maria with her baby has been an artist-in-residence at the OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH in Linz, Austria. From September 2022 till now she has been based at the Helsinki International Artist Program (HIAP), granted by the Ukraine Solidarity Residencies Program in Helsinki, Finland.

Maria received a master's degree at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (2007-2013) in Kyiv, Ukraine (MA in Architecture of Buildings and Structures), and she also has a second master's degree in Fine Arts at Konstfack University, Stockholm, Sweden. Kulikovska used to work in China and Switzerland as an architect, but in the meanwhile returned to art as performances and sculpture, which were internationally acclaimed. In 2010 and 2012, the artist made one of her most important art projects titled «Army of Clones» and «Homo Bulla – Human as Soap Bubble». But in 2014, a group of pro-russian terrorists shot at soap sculptures of Kulikovska that were exhibited at Izolyatsia Art Centre. The art center was captured and looted by the self-proclaimed "dnr" militants and Maria Kulikovska was placed on the list of banned, «degenerative» artists in russia because of her non-binary and political art.

The political reality of Ukraine obliges Maria to look for solidarity beyond the country's borders – in the EU, where, through the Ukrainian-Swedish residence RutaRuna (2013), she met with the Swedish- Assyrian artist J-G.S., who became her official partner/wife (from January 2014 to March 2017) at that time in the same-sex marriage-as-performance «Body and Borders», bringing the themes of freedom of woman's body, choice, queer, borders and war, women's place from occupied territory in the western civilization, and different social and political issues up. During 2010-2023 Maria Kulikovska organized and made a dozen political performances and actions and participated in the various exhibitions and events of reputable cultural institutions and art collections in different countries such as Accelerator Art Center, Stockholm, Sweden (2022-2023); Albertina Modern, Vienna, Austria (2022, 2023); Francisco Carolinum, Linz, Austria (2022); Neue National Gallery, Berlin, Germany (2022); Ludvig Museum, Budapest, Hungary (2019); Q Collection, Budapest/Hong Kong (2023); Saatchi Gallery, London, UK (2014, 2015); Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine (2011, 2019); Crimean Platform, Kyiv, Ukraine (2021); National Odesa Fine Arts Museum, Ukraine (2019); Deutsche Art Collection Telekom, Bonn, Germany (2016); Krolikarnia National Museum of Sculpture, Warsaw, Poland (2016); National Fine Arts Museum in Kyiv (2012)... etc.

Also, she was a lecturer in sculpture at the Linz Art Academy (2022-2023) and gave public talks: at Frid Ort Foundation, Norway (2022); Yale University, USA (2022); The School of Humanities and Performing Arts, De Montfort University, UK (2022); Konstfack University in Stockholm, Sweden (2022); Liverpool John Moors University, UK (2017); VCRC [Visual Culture Research Center], Ukraine (2016); Pinchuk Art Center, Ukraine (2013-2014); Bottega Gallery/Shcherbenko Art Center, Ukraine (2010-2012).

She was nominated for several awards, fellowships, and art residences, such as the HIAP Art Residence and Ukraine Solidarity Residences Program Award (Finland, 2022-2023); Frid Ort Foundation exhibition support grant (Norway, 2023); OÖ Landes-Kultur GmbH Art Residence Award (Austria, 2022); Nord Art Public Choice Award (Germany, 2021); Swedish Royal Art Academy Award for the MA diploma in Fine Arts (Sweden, 2020), Konstfack University grant for MA diploma Project (Sweden, 2019); Vogue Ukraine Special Award (Ukraine, 2018); Cosmopolitan International nominee for the impact in cultural changes (Ukraine, 2018/2019); Passinger Fabrik Culture Center with Munich Culture Ministry residency award (Germany, 2018); Liverpool Biennial Art Residence award in collaboration with the British Institute (the U.K., 2017); UK/Rain nominee for sculpture award, Saatchi Gallery (U.K. 2015); RutaRuna Art Residency Award in collaboration with Swedish Institute (Ukraine-Sweden2013); the PinchukArtPrize nominee (Ukraine, 2013); AKKU and Uster Culture Ministry Art Residence Award (2012-2013); MUCHI (Shcherbenko Art Center) nominee (Ukraine, 2010)...etc.

The artist founded the international art group and open feminist art platform "Flowers of Democracy" in 2015. Later, in 2017 together with Oleh Vinnichenko began the "School of Political Performance" – a cultural platform for independent art.

The second half of 2016 year became the beginning of Maria Kulikovska's cooperation with Oleh Vinnichenko, 8 March 2017 is considered to be the official foundation date of the MKOV Studio.

Oleh Vinnichenko is an architect-engineer, developer, and researcher of experimental innovative building materials and structures, and entrepreneur.
He was born in Zavodske, Poltava region of Ukraine in 1978. His previous studio implemented a number of experimental projects in contemporary design, sculpture, and architecture before he got to work with his future partner, wife, ally, and co-author Maria Kulikovska. Oleh was the developer of the reconstruction and put into operation the historical public memorial of «Magdeburg Law Stairs» in Kyiv, Ukraine. His studio collaborated with international developer companies as a researcher of new engineering structures and materials. Vinnichenko's studio also undertook restoration projects, developing social and private houses, and designed new materials and structures for the ecological systems of water collection in public spaces, which are internationally proclaimed.

Since 2017, Oleh has served as the co-author, architect, CEO, and production director for all of Maria's artworks. Their collaboration has resulted in the creation of GARAGE 33 Gallery-Shelter, an international non-binary art space for contemporary art(ists) from «conflict?». Unfortunately, their plans to open the gallery in the summer of 2022 were disrupted by the war initiated by russia in Ukraine.

Despite the challenges they have faced, Maria Kulikovska and Oleh Vinnichenko continue to push boundaries and use their art as a means of expression, activism, and resistance. Their work serves as a powerful testament to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity.


Maria and Oleh have worked in MKOV Studio since 8 March 2017. Since then, all presented exhibitions, events, and performances have been
created together in collaboration.

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
Uster (Switzerland);
Oslo, Stavanger (Norway);
Malmo, Stockholm (Sweden);
Kyiv, Kerch, Dnipro, Odesa, Kharkiv (Ukraine); Moscow (Russia);
London (UK);
Hong Kong (China);
Paris (France);
Munich, Berlin, Bonn (Germany);
New York (USA);
Vienna (Austria);
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.