Participant Profile

Olha Filonchuk

Ukraine / Germany

Olha Filonchuk is a multidisciplinary artist, theater set and costume designer, and art teacher. She is a co-founder of the immersive Baby Theater for children under 3 in Kyiv. Olha created around 50 performances in Ukraine and Europe. Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, Olha temporarily moved to Thuringen, Germany, in 2022 after the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Currently, she focuses on visual, multidisciplinary art. Working with refugee communities, Olha explores the topic of forced migration, issues of national and cultural identity, and human-nature relationships using documentary data and oral history in installations, artbooks, and assemblages.