With the support of the UNESCO Heritage Emergency Fund and the UNESCO-Aschberg Programme for Artists and Cultural Professionals since 2022, Artists at Risk (AR) has been working to host artists and cultural professionals displaced by the war.

In 2022, 38 female artists from Ukrainian were given AR-Residencies in countries across Europe and beyond. This included at major institutions such as ZKM in Karlsruhe, KW in Berlin or Galleria Continua in Paris, as well as many amazing small and artist-run initiatives from southern Portugal to northern Finland.

Each of the AR-UNESCO Residents has their own story to tell.  This online publication documents their myriad artistic, cultural, media,  social and very personal narratives.

UNESCO does not endorse any product, service, brand or company.

See also the AR Ukraine-Internal Residency Network in partnership with  UNESCO in 2023

Julia Baluda

Abstract artist

Residency: Residence Iris Toskana, Italy

Vasylyna Buryanyk

Installation artist using textiles

Residency: AR Paris, 16th Arrondissement, Paris, France

Varvara Filipchuk

Director, screenwriter

Residency: Galleria Continua Les Moulins, France

Yana Hudzan

Visual artist

Residency: Tampere Artists` Association, Finland

Maryna Kolpakova

Artist, photographer

Residency: Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen, Norway

Inna Kozhulenko

Artist of traditional costumes, art historian

Residency: Université de Perpignan, France

Daria Kucherova

Storyboard artist, fine artist, set design

Residency: Goethe-Institut Niederlande

Vladlena Kuznietsova

Painting, sculpture, graphics, new media

Residency: Hosted by Prof. Dr. Christa-Maria Lerm Hayes, Professor and Chair of Modern and Contemporary Art History and AICA member. Dublin, Ireland.

Tetyani Kugay

Graphics, painting

Residency: Iris Toscana, Italy

Valentyna Levchenko

Musician, traditional music researcher

Residency: Galleria Continua Les Moulins, France

Olga Yurasova

Production designer

Residency: Moskosel Creative Lab, Moskosel, Sweden

Alina Iakymenko

Graphic designer, illustrator

Residency: WIRWIR Berlin, Germany

Oleksanda Lytvyn

Ukranian performative dancer

Residency: Babel, Cultural Organization at Arraiolos, Portugal

Olena Morozova


Residency: Foundation of Visual Education, Poland

Olga Narbut

Ukrainian traditional embroidery designer

Residency: Cortex Frontal, Arraiolos, Portugal

Mariia Potapenko

Plastic actress, mime, dancer, performer

Residency: Galleria Continua Les Moulins, France

Yevgenia Perutska


Residency: La Porte Peinte Centre pour les Arts, France

Kateryna Prokopenko

Musician, photographer, filmmaker

Residency: Kunsthall 3.14, Bergen, Norway

Anastasiia Piatakova

Visual artist

Residency: 16 Nicholson Street Gallery & Arts Collective, Glasgow, Scotland

Nadiia Pastushenko

Artist, designer, architect

Residency: Residence Isla De Crear, Andalusia, Spain

Evelina Tryntsolin

Artist (glass)

Residency: AR Paris, 16th Arrondissement, Paris, France

Anastasiya Yevchenko

Screenwriter, playwright, director, producer

Residency: Glass Half Full Productions, UK

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