Participant Profile

Vitaliy Matukhno


Vitaliy Matukhno is an artist, curator and activist. He is the founder and curator of the “Gareleya Neotodryosh” and “14-8-22” projects.

As an artist, Vitaliy works with photography, film and mixed media. In his musical practice, he creates ‘Dark Ambient and Noise’ music. The main focus of Vitaliy’s work as an activist is the development of local culture and art in his native city of Lysychansk and neighboring cities in the Luhansk region, through the organization of various non-format music events, exhibitions, festivals, and parties. As a curator, he works with young artists from the Luhansk and Donetsk regions to help them with developing their careers and achieving greater recognition both on the local art scene and globally.

After the start of the full-scale war in Ukraine, Vitaliy temporarily moved from Lysychansk to Lviv.