Participant Profile

Nastia Khlestova


Nastia Khlestova is a contemporary art curator.  Her work explores the artistic process and the place of the emerging artist in the structure of contemporary art and focuses on how artist-run spaces function, the history of local art institutions, as well as early-career artists and their personal histories.  Over the past few years, Nastia has been studying how artist-run spaces and independent contemporary art organizations function in Ukraine. 

Nastia is a curator and founder of the artist-run space 127 garage in Kharkiv.  The organization’s main goal and mission are to create a community comfortable for work and interaction and to support young artists.

She received a MA in Art History from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Art in Ukraine.