Koltsova Daria



Born in 1987, Kharkiv, Ukraine. Graduated from Kharkiv Academy of Design and Arts in the direction of History and Theory of Arts. Artist, performer, author of installations and media projects, curator. Grand Prix winner of the MUHi 2015 competition for young Ukrainian artists. Nominated for the PinchukArtCentre Prize 2015. In 2017, she received the scholarship of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage of the Republic of Poland "Gaude Polonia". In 2018, she became a finalist of Non Stop Media IX.

Her artistic work, which includes installations, performances, and videos, brings together political and personal dimensions. Her works succeed in making current geopolitical or social situations sensitive and tangible, by associating their intimate perceptions and their repercussions on individuals. Moving away from an attempt at realistic representation, she gives form to new images, sometimes derived from historical or iconographic research. Since the annexation of Crimea by Russia and the war in Donbass in 2014, she has been working on the effects of war and questioning the possibilities of protections and resiliencies.



COPENHAGEN DEMOCRACY SUMMIT, intervention, Royal Danish Palace, Copenhagen


LULLABY, World Economic Forum, Davos

CAPTURED HOUSE, Alte Münze, Berlin

I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF WE WILL BE WHO WE ARE TODAY, WHEN THE PAIN IS GONE, solo show, Ravitaillement art space, Gavray-sur-Sienne

THEORY OF PROTECTION, Lescer art center, Zalesie Gorne (Poland)

THEORY OF PROTECTION, Suprainfinite, Bucharest


ENTERING THE FOREST, solo exhibition, Lescer art center, Zalesie Gorne (Poland)

100 YEARS OF SOLITUDE, Kooperative, Kyiv


COMPLICATED RELASHIONSHIPS, solo exhibition, performance, VOVATANYA GALLERY, Kharkiv

"I’m touching", Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv


"Demarcation", "Permanent Revolution, Ukrainian Art Today", Ludwig Múzeum, Budapest

"The world after the loss of innocence", within the framework of the Non Stop media IX competition, Kharkiv

He For She Arts Week, Kyiv

"Theory of protection, In the Case of Uncertainty", MEMPHISMEMPHIS art gallery, Linz, Austria

"The picture changes forever again and again ...", LVIVMOZART, LEM Station, Lviv


"Birds and Flowers", Port creative hub, Kyiv

"ART WORK", National Art Complex "Mystetskyi Arsenal", Kyiv

"There is no news, but I do not believe it," Kyiv

"LOVE.contemporary", Zenko Foundation, Kyiv

"Horizon of events", National Museum Complex "Mystetskyi Arsenal",


"Palace of non-childish fairy tales", within the framework of the UNICEF project "What's your name?", National Museum Complex Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

"DEEP INSIDE", V Moscow Biennale of Young Art, Trehgornaya Manufactory, Moscow


"Kylym. Contemporary Ukrainian Artists", Museum of the History of Kyiv, Lviv Palace of Arts, Kyiv, Lviv

"Tale of the tales", Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv

"Subjective ... Physical", ALLIANCE 22, M. Bulgakov Museum, Kyiv

"10Х YOUNG", Art Collection, Kyiv


MUHI competition of young Ukrainian artists, MARI, Kyiv

Pinchuk Art Prize 2015, PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv

"Dialogue: Ukrainian art in times without a name", Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

"Manifesto", IV Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Odessa, Odessa

"The coefficient of independence", American House, Kyiv

"Philosophy of Migration", Museum of Cultural Heritage, Kyiv

"Letters from home", performance in front of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Poland, Warsaw

Resentment, Performance Documentation, ARTVILNlUS'15, Vilnius

"The boundary of trust", Yermilov Center, Kharkiv

"I want to be an artist" (curator Alisa Lozhkina), Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

Symphony of Contemporary Art " Biruchiy ", Biruchiy

"Decompression", Church of St. Mary, Paris

"Naivety of eternal rest", opening of the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center, Ukrainian House, Kyiv

"Zero without a stick" (curator Tetyana Malinovskaya), Yermilov Center, Kharkiv

"Alliance 22", M. Bulgakov House-Museum, Kyiv

"The Bone Collecting" performance, St. Mary's Church, Paris / Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv


"Elements of Reality", IX ART-KYIV Contemporary, Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv

"Theory of probability" (curator Andriy Sidorenko), Institute of Contemporary Art, Kyiv

"Terror of Small Differences", Municipal Gallery, Kyiv

"Table Manners" (curator Gabriela Ochoa), Womanorial online platform

"WAR / SHE" (curator Daria Prydybaylo), Magelan Mall, Kharkiv

"Long Path To Freedom. Ukrainian Art Between Revolution And Hybrid War" (curator Alisa Lozhkina and Andriy Sidorenko), Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, USA

"Space of Opportunities", GogolFEST 2014, Kyiv

"Deep Dreams", theatrical performances (La MaMa art group, New York), Les Kurbas Center / GogolFEST 2014, Kyiv

"24", a site-specific collaborative visual and literary project, GogolFEST, Kyiv

"Guilt", NONSTOPMEDIA 7 (curator Sergey Bratkov), Kharkiv

"Golden rain over us", Closed Cluster 10, VDNKh, Kyiv

"Civic Mysticism", Institute for Contemporary Art Problems, Kyiv

"Independence Square", Yermilov Center, Kharkiv