The IZOLYATSIA territory in Donetsk remains seized and the platform has currently relocated to Kyiv.

People — Landscape As a Monument


Pavlo Kovach (UA) is Visual lab mentor, an artist, curator, co-founder and permanent member of the Open Group. Pavlo graduated from Uzhgorod college of Arts named after A.Erdeli, 2003-2005, and Lviv national academy of Arts, 2005-2011. Pavlo received the Scholarship of the Minister of Culture of Poland, Gaude Polonia in 2012 and 2018. He was co-founder of self-organized informal galleries in Lviv: Efremova 26 in  2013 and Detenpyla in 2011, сo-curated the project «The Shadow of Dream cast upon Giardini» at the 58th Venice Biennale. Lives and works in Lviv, Ukraine.

Anna Khvyl (UA) is a Sound lab mentor, electronic musician, soundscape researcher and a curator of music and educational programs. Composed music for “Reserve Askania”, “Above the Styx”, “People’s Museum of Avdiivka”. Creates compositions and audio installations using field records. In January 2020 Anna presented her audio performance dedicated to the acoustic space of Kyiv metro. In June 2020 in collaboration with Olesya Onikienko she created site-specific audio installation “Bubny Voices” for the festival Performance Crossing in Prague. In the frame of her research and educational practice Anna studies soundscapes, conducts sound walks and acoustic ecology workshops. Works and lives in Kyiv.

Lesya Kulchynska (UA) is Gardening lab mentor, cultural scientist, curator, MA in Art History and a Fulbright scholar. Researcher in Performing Arts and Cultural Sciences department of the Institute of Art History, Folkloristics and Ethnology named after M.T. Rylski, curator of the lecture programming of Kyiv Art Week, former collaborator with Visual Culture Center. Lesya studies the topic of violence of the image, soviet imagery, collaborates with Set gallery. She curated exhibitions «Ukrainian Body», «Some say you can find happiness there», «The School of the Lonesome» at Kyiv Biennial 2015 — «The School of Kyiv». Compiler of cultural publications, art issues and essays. Together with Oksana Brukhovetska edited "Right to truth. Conversations on art and feminism" published in 2019. Lives and works in Kyiv.


Lia Dostlieva (UA/PL) is Curatorial lab facilitator, Ukrainian artist, cultural anthropologist and a critic originally from Donetsk. Guest curator at IZOLYATSIA. Holds a MA in Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She works on the topics of trauma, empathy, post-memory, subjectivity and representation of vulnerable groups. Lia participated in numerous exhibitions in Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, Austria, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.
She received a Gaude Polonia scholarship, took part in Ukraine in European Dialogue programme as a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria, was a resident at Granica, Polish-Ukrainian residency project in Mariupol and Poznan. Writer for, Czas Kultury,, etc. Lives and works in Poznań, Poland.


Mariusz Czepczynski (PL) is a cultural geographer, Professor at the Department of Spatial Management, University of Gdańsk, and a freelanced Strategic Advisor, working for the City of Gdansk, Poland. For the last 25 years he has been involved in municipal consultancy and advisory, recently to the mayor of Gdańsk, Polish Metropolitan Union, municipalities of Lodz, Grudziądz, Kartuzy, Rumia, as well as Chemonics and PwC.
His research has focused on cultural landscapes, post-socialist cities, heritages, urban transformations, and the results have been published in several papers and books, including Public Space. Between Reimagination and Occupation (eds. with S. Hristova, 2018) and Cultural Landscape of Post-socialist Cities. Representation of Powers and Needs (2008). Since 2017, together with Greater London and Belgian City of Roeselare, Mariusz has been coordinating the Energy Transition Partnership under the Urban Agenda for the EU project, 2017-2019.Lives and works in Gdansk, Poland.

Andriy Vozyanov (BY) is an anthropologist, sociologist, urbanist, sound researcher. Holds a PhD in social anthropology from the Institute for East and Southeast European Studies at Regensburg University for "Infrastructures in trouble: Tramway, Trolleybus and Society in Ukraine and Romania after 1990" (2018). Lecturer of the Academic department of social sciences at the European humanitarian university. Editor of «Minsk urban magazine». Lecturer of the European College of Liberal Arts in Belarus. Member of Minsk Urban Platform. Sound-designer, indie-musician, author of the projects Novy Byt I kate in the box. Research is focused on anthropology of infrastructure and mobility, social sound studies. Specialises on urban anthropology and collaborative ethnography of Eastern Europe. Lives and works in Minsk, Belarus.

Dr. Jessica Zychowicz (US) is an anthropologist, slavic scientist, literary and art scholar, translator. Jessica is focuses on gender studies, historical trauma studies, human rights and corporeality in transnational context. Holds a B.A. in English Literature and Political Theory from the University of California Berkeley, Ph.D. in Slavic Languages and Literature with a cognate in History and affiliation at the Institute for Research on Women and Gender - IRWG, from the University of Michigan in 2016. Now Jessica is a research fellow at Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies and postdoctoral scholar at the University of Alberta on Contemporary Ukraine Studies Program.  Author of monographs “Superfluous Women: Feminism, Art, and Revolution in 21st-Century Ukraine” published at Toronto University Press in 2020, “Frame Work: Art, Activism, and Biopolitics in Kyiv 2004-2014”.  Co-editor of a series at the academic journal Krytyka on questions of race and postcolonialism. Founder of the educational initiative smART. In 2017-2018 Jessica was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy. Works in Canadian institute of Ukrainian Studies in Alberta University, Canada.


Dmytro Chepurnyi (UA) is a co-curator of the residency “Landscape as a monument”, guest curator at IZOLYATSIA. Platform for cultural initiatives. Dmytro graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv in cultural studies. He was a visiting fellow at the University of St Andrews in spring 2019 in the research project ‘De-industrialization and Conflict in Donbas: Capacity building in Ukraine to make Donbas (mono)towns inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’ at CRSCEES, where he worked on summer school and exchange programmes between UK and Ukraine. Dmytro organises projects that concern different aspects of artistic practices supporting cultural decentralization in Ukraine. These projects include workshops, exhibitions, residencies and site-specific interventions, that are focused on the transformation of public spaces. Dmytro curated artistic residency ZMINA A-I-R 2017/2018, pop-up exhibition Lost Home in Madrid, public programme of the exhibition project ‘Die Grenzen’ 2017 with Goethe Institute in Ukraine 2017, and series of the residencies by Donbas Studies project. During past years he participated in numerous exchange programmes, and residencies in Ukraine and EU: TEH Staff Exchange, Viadrinicum, Culture Bridges, GCRF fellowship, Forum Regionum.


Oleksandra Pohrebnyak (UA) is co-curator of the residency “Landscape as a monument”, curator of exhibitions, residencies and educational projects. Oleksandra was born in Kyiv, graduated from the Institute of International relations of Kyiv National University. She has large experience working with exhibition projects, group residencies, interacting with young artists and artistic projects, that include research of industrial spaces and contexts. In 2018-2019 Oleksandra participated in PinchukArtCentre Curatorial Platform, which resulted in the co-curation of the group project How to be cool at PinchukArtCentre in 2018. During 2019 Oleksandra took part in following projects: Future Generation Art Prize, Contest of young ukrainian artists (МУХі), BRAVE! Factory Festival as an artistic programme co-curator. As junior curator at IZOLYATSIA she was coordinating residency project Coming Out of Isolation 2.0 in cooperation with KyivPride supported by the Human Rights Fund, and curating the `Grounding` programme for the Art Wednesday project. Currently she collaborates with Future Generation Art Prize 2021. Lives and works in Kyiv.


Vitya Glushchenko (UA) is a visual artist and graphic designer, currently based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Vitya holds BA in Fine Arts from Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam 2016, and MA in Japanese Philology from Kiev National University 2008. In his design work he is mostly focused on developing visual identities and communication strategies for emerging corporate & cultural initiatives such as Bursa Hotel Kyiv, Kino 42 Kyiv, Parakalo Kyiv. Co-author of the BLA BLA Fine Arts project, 2015.


Daryna Tsymbalyuk (UA/UK) is an artist, cultural anthropologist and literary scholar. Erasmus Mundus Master's program "Crossways in Cultural Narratives" graduate and PhD Candidate/Researcher in St. Andrews University, Scotland. Co-author of the "Odyssey Donbass" project held in Kyiv in 2015. Lives and works in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Iryna Zamuruieva (UA/UK) is an artist and cultural geographer, Climate Art Labs curator, co-curator of group exhibition “Emergency Climate Motion”. Holds a MSc in Sustainability, Society and Environment from Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel. Her practices combine socially directed art, interdisciplinary research, creation of experimental spaces and research of suprahuman dimensions.



Garden Lab:

Alina Lupu, Netherlands

Sigita Simona Paplauskaite, Lithuania

Job Sánchez, Mexico

Weronika Morawiec, Poland

Katya Libkind, Ukraine

Anna Cherednikova, Sweden

Ksenia Korobkina, Ukraine


Sound Lab:

Trang Ly, Vietnam

Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, France

Yulia Kischuk, Ukraine

Taira Umarova, Ukraine

Paul Alenichev, Ukraine 

Sophia Bulgakova, Netherlands

Maxym Kozlov, Ukraine

Nastya Ponomaryova, Ukraine


Visual Lab:

Yehor Antsyhin, Ukraine

Sergey Shabohin, Belarus/Poland

Vitaly Yankovy, Ukraine

Aziza Kadyri, UK

Oleksandr Burlaka, Ukraine

Yevgeniy Obraztsov, Ukraine

Valentina Petrova, Ukraine

Daryna Mamaisur, Ukraine


Curatorial Lab:

Emily Radosavljevic, Serbia

Dmytro Miheev, Ukraine

Addenda Press, Ukraine

Iryna Zamuruieva, UK