Yulia Kostereva is an artist and curator. She lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine, but is currently located in Warsaw, Poland, where she is coordinating the Emergency Residencies program to support cultural workers seeking a refuge from the war.
Yulia works with installations, objects and joint actions, history and stories related to a place, an object or a person. Her practice encompasses visual arts and the art of interaction.
Together with the artist Yuriy Kruchak, Yulia co-founded the art platform Open Place which has been operating in Kyiv since 1999. She studied at the theatre stage design department of the Kharkiv State Art School, the graphics department of the Kharkiv Art and Industrial Institute, and the graphics department of the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture.