Artist Dana Kosmina is a co-founder of Pilorama, an open group for urban interventions, and a member of the self-organized art initiative DE NE DE. In 2017, she joined the Hudrada (Creative Committee) curatorial group. She has participated in many international exhibitions, including the Parallel Program of Manifesta 10 in St. Petersburg, the 4th Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, the Kyiv Biennale, and Burning Man, among others.
During her residency, she planned to study grassroots forms of nonprofit public spaces in Baku. Over the course of her research, Kosmina conducted meetings with local residents as an open laboratory that sought to engage them in activating the urban “UN-SEEN.”