Maria Kulikovska

Maria is a multimedia artist, architect, actionist-performer, researcher, and lecturer. She was born and grew up in Kerch on the edge of the Crimea peninsula, where she did not return since the illegal annexation of the peninsula by russia in February 2014. Since that time she was living in Kyiv and Malmö/Stockholm and working internationally. She was exhibiting her internationally proclaimed sculptures, performances and watercolors around the globe in such cultural institutions: Crimean Platform, Office of the President of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine (2024); Tyburn Gallery, London UK (2024), De Foundatie Museum, Zwolle, Netherlands (2023); Jossingfjord Museum, Norway (2023), HIAP, Helsinki Finland (2022-2023), Future.Perfect.Ukraine, New Delhi, Swedish Embassy, India (2023), Double Q Contemporary, Hong Kong (2023), Weserburg Museum, Bremen, Germany (2023),

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. 

The artist explores the transformation of her own body, researching the vulnerability of the body towards war, power and borders, and actively creates preconditions for feminist and queer discourses. She is co-founder and curator of the non-profit organization Garage33 Gallery-Shelter, School of Political Performance and Flowers of Democracy feminist movement. Since 8th of March 2017 she has worked in collaboration with her husband, ally and architect-engineer Oleh Vinnichenko in their MK+OV Studio.