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Actions &
Performances

In this section of the site are presented actions, performances, and body practices by Maria Kulikovska, most of which are based on interaction with her sculptural objects, as well as on the artist's observations of their transformations, fragility, and time, on her own acceleration of their destruction. A huge part of directing performances and actions in public space is the architectural analysis of the environment, the study of its history and context by the artist herself, and then – rethinking all this through the appearance of the artist's body or her performative sculptures in this space.

Maria Kulikovska's actions carry a sharp political critique of borders and boundaries, they have become a kind of self-reflection and psychological self-analysis of the artist. Using her own body and its opportunities in the actions and performances, Maria discusses marginalized and acute social issues of society.

Actions &
Performances

In this section of the site are presented actions, performances, and body practices by Maria Kulikovska, most of which are based on interaction with her sculptural objects, as well as on the artist's observations of their transformations, fragility, and time, on her own acceleration of their destruction. A huge part of directing performances and actions in public space is the architectural analysis of the environment, the study of its history and context by the artist herself, and then – rethinking all this through the appearance of the artist's body or her performative sculptures in this space.

Maria Kulikovska's actions carry a sharp political critique of borders and boundaries, they have become a kind of self-reflection and psychological self-analysis of the artist. Using her own body and its opportunities in the actions and performances, Maria discusses marginalized and acute social issues of society.
Fourth part of the long-term performance, planned to be held 88 times. During artist's mini-retrospective «From Action to Performative Sculpture» at Shcherbenko Art Centre. Kyiv, Ukraine, 2020.
Video performance was made on 9 June 2019 on the occasion of the fifth anniversary from the date of the execution of Kulikovska's sculptures by militants during occupation of Izolyatsia Art Centre in Donetsk, Ukraine. Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019.
Performance was shown at the group exhibition at Konsthall-C, Stockholm, Sweden, 2019.
Third part of the long-term performance, planned to be held 88 times. In the park of Ebenbockhouse, Munich, Germany, 2018.
Second part of the long-term performance, planned to be held 88 times. Specially for the Art Edition of Vogue UA. Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018.
First part of the long-term performance, planned to be held 88 times. At Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex. Kyiv, Ukraine, 2018.
Performance by Maria Kulikovska in collaboration with artist Mila Dolman. Ugly Duck Art Center, London, England, 2017.
Performance by Maria Kulikovska in collaboration with artist Benedikte Esperi was held in Malmo, during the National Day of Sweden on 6 June 2017.
Long-term performative project, the main character of which became the social sculpture «Raft CrimeA». This Maria Kulikovska's project was started in 16 August, 2016 and is still continuing.
Action on the mined beach along the border free city with occupied part of Donetsk region. Mariupol, Ukraine, 2016.
Long-term art project of Maria Kulikovska, who started Flowers of Democracy feminist movement in summer of 2015 as a way to illuminate the position of a woman's body and life in a time of constant conflict in Eastern Ukraine.
Performance at Saatchi Gallery. The green soap figure from the «Homo Bulla. Replica» sculptural triptych became part of the action. London, England, 2015.
Performance by Maria Kulikovska in collaboration with Mila Dolman during the Krasnoyarsk Biennale. Siberia, Russia, 2015.
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Performance was held under the Crimean Bridge over the Moskva River during the parade of 1 May. Moscow, Russia, 2015.
Action as an act of solidarity on the Parisians with Maria Kulikovska and all displaced persons in the world. Paris, France, 2014.
This unauthorized performance was held on the stairs of the Hermitage during the opening of Manifesta'10 biennial. St. Petersburg, Russia, 1 July of 2014.
This long-term project by Ukrainian artist Maria Kulikovska and Swedish artist Jacqueline Shabo officially began on January 11, 2014, at the moment of registration of their marriage.
Video documentation of the performance that was held in PinchukArtCentre during the Revolution of Dignity period. Kyiv, Ukraine, 8 December 2013.
This performance was held at Shcherbenko Art Centre. Kyiv, Ukraine, 2013.
Long-term site-specific performance at State Research Institute of Building Constructions in Kyiv, Ukraine, from April 25 until May 7, 2012.