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My primary areas of research include the issues of trauma, post-memory, commemorative practices, and agency and visibility of vulnerable groups. I am particularly interested in how trauma comes to language in the possibilities of representation of traumatic events and how “difficult knowledge” and “difficult past” can be described and visualized. I work across a wide range of media, including photography, installations, textile sculptures, and interventions into urban space.
- Lia Dostlieva (Лія Достлєва) is an artist, cultural anthropologist, and essayist, born in 1984, in Donetsk, Ukraine. She is the recipient of several scholarships, including the Gaude Polonia Scholarship Programme for a Foreign Cultural Professional and a Visiting Fellowship for work on Ukraine in European Dialogue from the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria. Her exhibitions include Emplotment, featured in the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Hungary, and Difficult Pasts. Connected Worlds in the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania. Her forthcoming exhibition, Black on Prussian Blue (with Andrii Dostliev), will be displayed at the Malta Festival in Poznań, Poland. She is the coauthor of Licking War Wounds, published by 89books in 2022.
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