Participant Profile

Natasha Chychasova


Natasha Chychasova is a curator and researcher from Donetsk, based in Kyiv. The focus of her research on Ukrainian contemporary art is women’s writing practices, object-oriented feminism, the deconstruction of Soviet narratives in Ukrainian art history, art institutions, and independent art collectives in contemporary Ukraine. In 2021 she started a project in cooperation with twelve Ukrainian woman artists dedicated to the topic of women’s silence and potential strategies to cope with silence through writing practices. 

Since the start of the full-scale Russian invasion, Natasha has been running the online platform Ukraine ablaze which collects works and statements of Ukrainian artists reflecting on the war in Ukraine from 2014 until the present.  She currently works in the Contemporary Art Department at the Mystetskyi Arsenal in Kyiv.