༄ Valentyna Petrova
༄ Artist, curator, queer anarcha-feminist.
Born in Prague in 1984. Lives and works in Kyiv. She received her art education at the Course of Contemporary Art by Kateryna Badianova and Lada Nakonechna (Kyiv), as well as at the Chto Delat project by The School of Engaged Art (St. Petersburg). She works with themes of labour, poverty, discursive violence, and institutional critique. She researches the performative method of working with the form of a work of art, focusing especially on the context, the political, and objectlessness.
Joint exhibitions: Armed and Dangerous, Kyiv–Kharkiv, Ukraine (2019); The Neighbors WARSAW UNDER CONSTRUCTION 10, Poland (2018); Kyiv Biennale, Ukraine (2017); Women’s texts, Transeuropa festival, Madrid (2017); Yeah, I remember!, Luda Gallery, St. Petersburg, Russia (2015).
Co-curator of exhibitions: Cave of the Golden Rose, Closer, Kyiv, Ukraine (2019); Saber, Deer, and Spinning-Wheel, Stanychno–Luhanskyi Regional History Museum, Ukraine (2018).