Participant Profile

Yulia Kostereva

Ukraine / Poland

Yulia Kostereva is an artist and curator. Originally from Kyiv, Ukraine, after Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Yulia relocated to Warsaw, Poland, where she coordinated the Emergency Residencies program to support cultural workers seeking refuge from the war. Currently, Yulia manages the program Сильні Разом/Strong Together implemented by the Arsenal Gallery in Białystok, and the Open Place platform of interdisciplinary practices within the framework of Culture Helps/Культура допомагає project.

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.