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.