CV

Lia Dostlieva (Лія Достлєва), b. 1984, Donetsk, Ukraine

Artist, cultural anthropologist, essayist. Artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie 2022–2023.

Primary areas of my research include the issues of collective trauma, postmemory, commemorative practices, and agency and visibility of vulnerable groups. As an artist, I work across a wide range of media including photography, installations, textile sculptures, etc. since 2012.

Education:

Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, MA, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, 2019

Selected exhibitions:

upcoming
Occupation (personal, with Andrii Dostliev),  Tabačka Gallery, Košice, Slovakia
Give Me Tomorrow, John and Maggie Mitchell Art Gallery, Edmonton, Canada

ongoing
Licking War Wounds (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), Tbilisi Photography and Multimedia Museum, Tbilisi, Sakartvelo (till 05.11.2022)
‘Let them Weave! Contemporary Polish Sewn Sculpture’, Studio Cannaregio, Venice, Italy (till 06.11.2022)
No Such Thing as an Innocent Eye, Ośrodek Sztuki Lescer, Zalesie Górne, Poland (till 12.11.2022)
Ukraine — The Path To Freedom, Akerk, Groningen, the Netherlands (till 04.12.2022)

2022
(My) Home, National Museum of Art, Chișinău, Moldova
The Cockerel with Black Wings,
das weisse haus, Vienna, Austria
‘Material Nation’, Urania, Berlin, Germany
‘Zachmurzenie’, Henryk Fundacja, Cracow, Poland 
‘Melioracija’, 
Chamber of Agriculture, Kaunas, Lithuania
‘Emplotment’, Ludwig Museum, Budapest, Hungary
‘Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds’, National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, Lithuania
‘State of Emergency’, State Art Gallery, Sopot, Poland
‘Black on Prussian Blue’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), Malta festival, Poznań, Poland

2021
‘I still feel sorry when I throw away food…’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), Odesa National Art Museum, Odesa, Ukraine
‘Lost, dead, and pink’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), Gerhart-Hauptmann-Haus, Düsseldorf, Germany
‘Gray Mandorla Manifest’, Gray Mandorla Studio, Poznań, Poland
Photobook Week Aarhus, Godsbanen, Aarhus, Denmark
‘Odkształcenie / Дэфармацыя / Unlearning’, Domie, Poznań, Poland
‘Inscriptions of Identity. Belonging. Difference. Gesture.’, Biuro Wystaw, Warsaw, Poland
‘Licking War Wounds’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), Izolyatsia, Soledar, Ukraine
‘Ukraine. A different angle on neighborhood’, MCK, Cracow, Poland
III textile biennial, Poznań, Poland
‘WOLNE MIEJSCE’, Łódź Czterech Kultur, Łódź, Poland
‘Imaginary Architecture for Imaginary Communities’, Centrala, Poznań, Poland
‘Sensitivity. Contemporary Ukrainian photography’, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
‘Give us this day…’, Galeria Arsenal, Białystok, Poland
‘Shame shouldn’t be a symptom’, Improper Walls, Vienna, Austria
‘Black on Prussian Blue’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine

2020
‘Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds’, Latvian National Museum of Art, Riga, Latvia
‘Licking War Wounds’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), Centrala, Poznań, Poland
Futures Talents 2020, online
‘Dealing with Memory’, Frappant Gallery, Hamburg, Germany
‘Brüdershaft’, Kyiv, Kharkiv, Dnipro, Ukraine
‘I still feel sorry when I throw away food…’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), Ukraiński Dom, Warsaw, Poland

2019
I Feminnale of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Fine Arts, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
‘An unduly restrictive view of salvation (Vinnytsia limbo)’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), Dymchuk gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
‘Rituals of transition’. The IV Triennal of Ukrainian Art, Lviv, Ukraine
‘Fairy Castles of Donetsk’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), 20square7, Berlin, Germany
‘I still feel sorry when I throw away food…’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
‘I still feel sorry when I throw away food…’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev), The Menorah center, Dnipro, Ukraine
MUHi Young Ukrainian Artists, Taras Shevchenko Museum, Kyiv, Ukraine
II Biennale of Young Art, Kharkiv, Ukraine
‘Displaced’, Izolyatsia, Hybrid Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid, Spain
‘Licking War Wounds’ (personal, with Andrii Dostliev) iZone, Kyiv, Ukraine
‘Dark’, Izolyatsia, Kyiv, Ukraine (personal)

2018
Warsaw Photo Days 2018, Sinfonia Varsovia, Warsaw, Poland
‘Conscious Sensation’, Mystetskyi Arsenal — Mala Gallery, Kyiv, Ukraine
UNSEEN Dummy Award 2018 shortlist, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
‘Instant Time’, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
‘I Lied in Visa Center’, Gallleriapiù, Bologna, Italy

2017
The Festival of Young Ukrainian Artists, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv, Ukraine
‘Reconstruction of Memory’, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic

Curatorial projects:

‘Reconstruction of Memory’, DOX, Prague, Czech Republic /
Ukraiński Dom, Warszawa, Poland / Jeżyckie Centrum Kultury, Poznań, Poland / Izolyatsia, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2016 – 2017

Research projects:

Festivalisation of values. Axio-normativity of Music Festivals, researcher (art based research methods), 2019 – 2022

Books:

‘Licking War Wounds’, Lia Dostlieva, Andrii Dostliev, 89books, Palermo, Italy, 2022

‘An unduly restrictive view of salvation (Vinnytsia Limbo)’, Andrii Dostliev, Lia Dostlieva, self-published, 2020

‘I still feel sorry when I throw away food – Grandma used to tell me stories about the Holodomor’, Lia Dostlieva, Andrii Dostliev, introduction by Serhiy Zhadan, Rodovid, Kyiv, Ukraine, 2019

Abobal->Yabobal’, child book, (as illustrator, photographer and author of the creatures) Lia Dostlieva, Dmytro Kuziakin, Zakenty Horobiov, Talent publishing house, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 2018

Scholarships and residencies:

2022 — Modernism for Future AIR, Kaunas, Lithuania
2022 — Artist-In-Residence Programme, CK Zamek, Poznan, Poland
2022 — Gaude Polonia Scholarship Programme for Foreign Cultural Professional, Warsaw, Poland
2020
— “Kultura w Sieci” program, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, Poland
2019 Visiting Fellow, Ukraine in European Dialogue, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria
2017 Granica, Polish-Ukrainian residency project, Mariupol, Ukraine, Poznan, Poland
2014 Gaude Polonia Scholarship Programme for Foreign Cultural Professional, Poznan, Poland

Selected awards:

2021 Photobook Week Aarhus, shortlist
2020 — Futures Talents 2020
2020 — Women in Arts-2020, a finalist in cultural journalism, critics, and research nomination
2020 —The Best Book Design Contest by Book Arsenal, Kyiv, shortlist
2019 — II Biennale of Young Art, 3rd prize
2019 — MUHi Young Ukrainian Artists, shortlist
2018 — Ukrainian Dummy Award, 1st prize
2018 — UNSEEN Dummy Award, shortlist