Presentations & Talks

Panel discussions, lectures & symposia

Panel discussion Decolonization: Why Does It Matter? Decolonization in Focus Series. Panel I, CREEES at the University of Pittsburgh and the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies at Harvard University, 3 February 2023.

Lecture Ukraine’s New Art in a Time of War: Dismantling the Colonial Narrative, University of Hamburg, 19 January 2023.

Panel discussion “post presents: Art, Resistance, and New Narratives in
Response to the War in Ukraine
“, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, 12 October 2022.

31 May 2022: Paper “Decolonial Strategies in New Ukrainian Art”, Symposium “The Collective Body Dismembered. Histories of Art, Identities, and the War in Ukraine”, National Gallery of Denmark and the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

16 March 2022: Political Emancipation of Artistic Practices in Ukraine. Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art and Kumu Museum in Tallinn. Participants: Svitlana Biedarieva, Olha Mykhailiuk, Lada Nakonechna, Nikolai Karabinovich, Kateryna Botanova, Lia Dostlieva, and Andrii Dostliev. Moderated by Ieva Astahovska.

7 March 2022. Contemporary Ukrainian and Baltic Art. Political and Social Perspectives. Book Launch at Central European University, History Department. Participants: Svitlana Biedarieva, Olena Martynyuk, Vytautas Michelkevičius, and Lina Michelkevičė. Discussant: Alisa Lozhkina. Moderated by Marsha Siefert.

14 February 2022. Contemporary Ukrainian and Baltic Art (ibidem 2021). Book Launch. Participants: Svitlana Biedarieva, Jessica Zychowicz, Kateryna Botanova, Andrii Dostliev & Lia Dostlieva. Moderated by Nataliya Shpylova.
4 February 2022: Harriman Institute, Columbia University. Contemporary Ukrainian and Baltic Art. Political and Social Perspectives. Book Talk. Participants: Svitlana Biedarieva, Olena Martynyuk, and Ieva Astahovska. Moderated by Mark Andryczyk.
26 January 2022: British-Ukrainian Aid. Political & Social Perspectives in Contemporary Ukrainian & Baltic Art. Book Launch. Participants: Svitlana Biedarieva, Margaret Tali, and Andrij Bojarov. Moderator: Andreas Umland. Discussant Uilleam Blacker.
4 Oct 2021: “Uprootedness and Hybridity: Exploring Intergenerational Trauma in Latin America through Art and Anthropology”. Counterpoint Arts London. Participants: Svitlana Biedarieva, Jessica P. Cerdeña, Tiara Roxanne, and Eliana Sola Bussas. Moderated by Monika Dorniak.
30 Oct 2020: “Frontline Art, 2014-2019”. Ukrainian Institute London. Participants: Svitlana Biedarieva, Roman Minin, and Hanna Deikun. Moderated by Myroslav Shkandrij.

30 Sep 2020: “Art-Wednesday: Front Line”, IZOLYATSIA Platform for Cultural Initiatives, Kyiv. Participants: Kristina Norman, Ivette Locker, Svitlana Biedarieva, and Hanna Deikun. Moderated by Mykhailo Glubokyi.

27 Aug 2020: “Art on the Front Line”, Ukrainian Cultural and Educational Centre “Oseredok”. Participants: Yevgenia Belorusets, Jessica Zychowicz, and Piotr Armianovski. Moderated by Svitlana Biedarieva and Hanna Deikun.


Ukraine: the art community and photojournalism. Interview for The Art Newspaper podcast series on the war in Ukraine. 3 March 2022.
Intreview for UkeTube about the book Contemporary Ukrainian and Baltic Art. Interviewed by William Szuch. 10 November 2021.
Podcast for New Books Network about the book Contemporary Ukrainian and Baltic Art. Interviewed by Nataliya Shpylova. 16 November 2021.
Виставка «На лінії фронту»: Мехіко дізнається про війну в Україні. Інтерв’ю Громадському Радіо, 27 вересня 2019.

Selected Conference Papers and Lectures

20 Nov 2021: Paper “The Documentary Turn in New Ukrainian Art”, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, New Orleans, United States.

6 Nov 2020: Paper “The Face of the Conflict: Ukrainian Artists at the Frontline”, Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, Washington, United States.

24 May 2019: Paper “Mexico City´s Exhibition Spaces in the 1968 Cultural Olympiad: Showcasing Art in the Expanding City”, LASA 2019 Congress, Latin American Studies Association, Boston, United States.

23 Oct 2018: Paper “Art and Power in the 1970s Mexico”, International Symposium “Beyond 1968. Political History of Mexico in the 1970s-1990s”, El Colegio de México, Mexico City.

3 Mar 2018: Lecture “The Salón Independiente 1968: The Making of the Independent Art Scene in Mexico”, Ibero-American University, Mexico City.

19 Oct 2016: Lecture “Art, Power, and Cultural Exchange in Latin America”, Universidad de las Americas de Puebla (UDLAP), Puebla, Mexico.

7 June 2015: Paper “Performance/ Performativity in Ukrainian Art: From Maidan to Biennale”, Platform Ukraine Conference, SSEES, University College London, UK.

1 May 2015: Paper “The 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico: Art, Sport, and Massacre”, Conference “Power and Change in the Americas in the Modern Era”, Institute of the Americas, University College London, UK.

10 Apr 2015: Paper “Seven Plus Infinity: Ukrainian Art from Avant-garde to
Underground”, Association of Art Historians Annual Conference 2015, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK.

8 Apr 2015: Paper “Quetzalcóatl Doing the Op Art Twist: 1968 and the Branding of Mexican Modernity,” Branding Latin America Conference, University of Cambridge, UK.

9 Mar 2015: Paper “Going Outside the Cactus Curtain: from Muralism to La Ruptura”, Research Forum Modern and Contemporary Seminar, Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK.

8 May 2014: Paper “Body and the State”, Panel Discussion From Stalin to Sochi, Calvert 22 Gallery, London, UK.

6 Apr 2014: Paper “Challenging the Urban Legacies of the Olympics: Mexico City 1968–1994 and the USSR 1980–1991”, the 50th Anniversary SLAS Conference, Society for Latin American Studies, Birkbeck, University of London, UK.


5-26 October 2019: Art at the Front Line: Ukraine 4 Panel Discussions at the Museum of Memory and Tolerance, Mexico City. (With Hanna Deikun)

27 February 2015: International Symposium Ukrainian Art Now: Spaces of
Identity, Courtauld Institute of Art,
London, UK. (With Dr Klara Kemp-Welch)

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