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Dariia Kuzmych

Dariia Kuzmych

area: Visual Art

Key Facts




Visual Art


Berlin (GER), Kiev

recommending institution

frei_raum Q21 exhibition space

time period

March 2018 - July 2018

Dariia Kuzmych is a visual artist from Kyiv based in Berlin and Kyiv. Her practice is diverse, as she encompasses both old media in paintings exploring the post-soviet impact on current societies, and new media with her research of the posthuman society in the form of multiple video series.
In 2015, Dariia completed her study of monumental painting at the Fine Art Academy in Kyiv. She currently attends the Berlin University of Arts, studying under Professor Ai Weiwei, and also specialising in Video Art.

Education and schoolarships:
2015 - ongoing

Master program at the University of Arts in Berlin (UdK Berlin)
Art and media faculty, experimental film and media art class Prof. Nina Fischer) / Class of Prof. Ai Weiwei
Student of the “New Art School: Media-art” by “Cultural project”, Kyiv
2009 – 2015
Bachelor (B.F.A.) at the National Academy of Fine Arts
and Architecture, Fine arts faculty
2006 – 2009
Taras Shevchenko Fine Arts Secondary School.
2015 – 2017
DAAD Schoolarship for artists and architects
2017 – ongoing
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung schoolarship for politically
and socially engaged students

Residencies and awards:
2017 July - Sept.

Artist in residence program in Vienna by Kultur Kontakt Austria
1st Place on Videopoetry festival “CYCLOP” for the video “As cherries”, made for a Olena Huseynova’s poem.


Oct. Current situation, Exhibition of the experimental film and video art class (UdK Berlin), Zwingli Kirche Berlin
Sep. 5th Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Ukraine
Linoleum festival for animation and video art, Kyiv
Kulturdrogerie Wien, Vienna
Parallel Vienna , Austria
May: Charity- Auktion for the war victims of Avdiivka in Eastern Ukraine, at the Forum factory, by NGO "Heart for Ukraine" in Berlin
December "Acceptance" project on the exhibition "Let's queer, let's art"
"Equality" festival / Plivka art-centre / Kyiv, Ukraine
April "Three generations of ukrainian artist in collections of Tetyana and Borys Grynyov", Yermilov contemporary art centre, Kharkiv
March “The school of prosperity. A Class of the School of Kyiv, Kyiv Biennial 2015“, at the “Musa Museum / Start Gallery” Vienna, Austria
September “Kyiv Biennial : The school of Kyiv”
July Charity-Auktion for the war victims in the Eastern Ukraine "Art, that saves" at the Mystezkyi Arsenal
October “War/She” in Kharkiv, Ukraine
August “Ukrainian landscape” at the Mystetskyi Arsenal National Cultural-Art and Museum Complex, Kyiv
July “Yellow sound” / Bottega Gallery, Kyiv
April. "The Show within the show", Mystetskyi Arsenal
January: Personal exhibition «Acceptance» / “Detenpyla” gallery / Lviv, Ukraine
September Festival of contemporary arts “Gogolfest”
March “Yin” / “M17” gallery / Kyiv
April “One from N” / “Detenpyla” gallery / Lviv, Ukraine

Collaborative Projects:

November: Audio-visual performance “Postblock” in collaboration with Luna ensemble / Donkult festival / Kyiv
April: Audio-visual performance “The Glass Bead Game” with “Blook” duo (an experimental duo of music composer Oleg Shpudeiko (Heinali) and contemporary classical composer Alexey Shmurak) / Book Arsenal festivalat the Mystetskyi Arsenal program of the New Music Festival, curated by “Ukho” music agency.
September “TV has attacked us all our lives, now we fight back. Now we make our own TV/Nam June Paik” on TV-screenings on the TV- Channel “Odessa" / Presentation of the music videoclip for “Dakha Brakha” music band on Gogolfest.


2017: “Dresden. People on the square” artist book, 3 exemplares
2016: "Three artist generations in the collection of Tetyana and Borys Grinyov" by Osnovy publishing
2016: “Ukraine: short stories. Contemporary artists from Ukraine” by the project “Imago mundi”

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project on period of transition and vanishing working environment for the exhibition "Productive Work_what is it supposed to be?" at frei_raum Q21 exhibition space

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