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206/04/2023 | 7:15 p.m. 

Go Short Film Festival (Netherlands)

Readings by award-winning poet Natalka Bilotserkivets,

 Never-before-seen footage from a new film about Azovstal, the iron-and-steel-works in Mariupol, by documentary filmmaker Zoya Laktionova. Concert of music for a string quartet curated by musical director and classical music producer, Anna Stavychenko, including works by Ukrainian composers Stanyslav Lyudkevych and Zoltan Almashi (U.S. premiere of Almashi’s String Quartet no. 4 “Poltava”).


27/03/2023 | 6:30 p.m. 

Rotunda, Low Memorial Library New York (USA)

Readings by award-winning poet Natalka Bilotserkivets,

 Never-before-seen footage from a new film about Azovstal, the iron-and-steel-works in Mariupol, by documentary filmmaker Zoya Laktionova. Concert of music for a string quartet curated by musical director and classical music producer, Anna Stavychenko, including works by Ukrainian composers Stanyslav Lyudkevych and Zoltan Almashi (U.S. premiere of Almashi’s String Quartet no. 4 “Poltava”).


19/03/2023 | 5 p.m. 

Shorts: International Showcase I

Eaton DC, Washington (USA)

As the climate crisis threatens “home” for people, wildlife, and plants across the globe, the need for action has become non-negotiable. This collection of international short films explores why change is necessary to protect future generations, and puts a spotlight on the people who protect their homes by living in deep connection with, and are taking responsibility for, the land they live on. 

Followed by a conversation with Lucía Flórez (director of Shirampari: Legacies of the River) and Zoya Laktionova (Director of Diorama). Moderated by Steve Ellington. (Read more...)


15/03/2023 | 6 p.m. 

L'Arlequin Cinema | 76, rue de Rennes, 75006 Paris

Free and open to the public

Ukrainian filmmaker Zoya Laktionova and security and peacebuilding advisor Olga Kotiuk will share their work and discuss the infinity of war: how they start and how they end; their impact on civilian populations; how we might possibly escape or avoid the influence of war.  The discussion will be preceded by a screening of Laktionoya’s short film, Territory of Empty Windows, which features her hometown of Mariupol and explores the devastating impact war has had and continues to have on both personal and environmental levels. The short documentary will be followed by This Rain will Never Stop, a feature-length film by Alina Gorlova, which examines the relentlessness of war through the life of Andriy Suleyman, who escapes civil war in Syria only to find himself in Ukraine as another war breaks out. (Read more...)


In collaboration with "Notebook", the cinema platform MUBI's print magazine, this Library Chat was recorded just before the start of 2023. Natalka Bilotserkivets and Zoya Laktionova discuss the war in Ukraine, the curious life of objects, and try to identify appropriate modes of expression amidst such devastating circumstances. (Read more...)



Tampere Film Festival

Cine Atlas 4, Tampere (Finland)


This material includes experimental and documentary films of very different forms, which are grouped around the concepts of sexuality and corporeality on the one hand, and war and violence on the other.

Films: THE WONDERFUL YEARS (Svitlana Shymko, Galina Yarmanova), SEX ENCOUNTERS (Oksana Kazmina), LUCID SKIN (AntiGonna), ENTER THE WAR (AntiGonna), TERRITORY OF EMPTY WINDOWS (Zoya Laktionova), LETTER TO A TURTLEDOVE (Dana Kavelina) (Read more...)

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Lisbon (Portugal)



“Sun, Sun, Illuminate the Shadows!” — With these words from a poem by Ukrainian poet Lina Kostenko, an exhibition of Ukrainian female artists was named, which was opened by the Shcherbenko Art Centre in collaboration with the JetSetterportal on March 8, 2023, in Lisbon. Love for their homeland and a deep sense of longing for it becomes a common thread that originates from the lines of the poem and runs through all the works of the project. (Read more...)


24/02 – 12/03/2023

The Oncurating Project Space

Ausstellungstrasse 16 (Sihlquai 55), Zurich


Featuring works by Border Forensics, Antoine Félix Bücher, María José Crespo, Zoya Laktionova, Johanna Locher, Ornella Ostapenko and UNITED for Intercultural Action.

Curated by Elif Carrier, Anastasiia Biletska, Rosela del Bosque, Marina Donina, Katerina Leontidou and Anna Sorokovaya.
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24/02 – 26/02/2023

MQ – MuseumsQuartier, Wien

Projection on MQ – MuseumsQuartier Façade: To show solidarity with Ukraine, Office Ukraine and MQ will project for three days works by Ukrainian Artists on the façade of the MQ.

Artists: Yehor Antsyhin, Eugen Arlov, Anatoly Belov, Mark Chehodaiev, Lucy Ivanova, Zoya Laktionova, Kateryna Lysovenko. (Read more...)



Fondation Pernod Ricard

1 cours Paul Ricard, Paris


An afternoon curated by Camille Leprince, dedicated to the screening of Ukrainian films, in the presence of the artist Zoya Laktionova. Around a dialogue with Camille Leprince, researcher, curator and programmer, Zoya Laktionova will present several of her films made since 2018 and excerpts from her new project in progress, which she is currently shooting in Ukraine. (Read more...)

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Circa 106

Bremen (Germany)


Peripheral perspectives from Mariupol, Chernihiv, Kyiv and Syracuse, NY, after the start of the full-scale Russian offensive. The four Ukrainian artists share perspectives along different geographic and emotional geographies, each a fragment, a horizon of its own: Marina Levchenko, Zoya Laktionova, Alisa Sizykh, Oksana Kazmina. (Read more...)



Oldenburgisches Staatsteater


Mit Interviews, die Lukasz Lawicki in der Ukraine geführt hat, und einem Videoessay von Zoya Laktionova. (Read more...)

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From 20/01/2023 to 03/03/2023

Dymchuk Gallery (Kyiv)

Dymchuk Gallery in cooperation with the online platform The International Coalition of cultural workers in solidarity with Ukraine presents an exhibition of video works featured in the platform’s collection. A special screening programme at Dymchuk Gallery will feature 8 video works focusing on the war in Eastern Ukraine, which began in 2014. The exhibition features works by Zoya Laktionova, Ahmet Öğüt, Iaroslav Pobezhan, Hito Steyerl, Maria Stoianova, Theta Tsybulnyk and Elias Parvulesco, Clemens V. Wedemeyer, and fantastic little splash. (Read more...)

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Sweet Dreams Foundation - Kaunas Picture Gallery

From 22/12/2022 to 08/04/2023

Kaunas Picture Gallery

During the war in Ukraine, exhibition curator Lesia Kulchynska invited artists to show the current state of uncertainty with their works. The exhibition was developed for the Nida Art Colony (NAC) of the Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2022 and on view in Nida July 16 - October 16. M. K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art, expressing support for Ukraine took over the exhibition from NAC and adapted it as a new iteration to the spaces of the Picture Gallery. 

Participating artists: Yana Bachynska, Dasha Chechushkova, Fattucchiere (Marta Margnetti and Giada Olivotto), Agnė Juodvalkytė, Borys Kashapov, Mila Kostiana, Natasha Kushnir, Zoya Laktionova, Marta Margnetti, Daniela Palimariu, Christian Raduta, Kseniia Shcherbakova, and Anna Sorokovaya.

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A conversation with Zoya Laktionova

by Svitlana Shymko

I saw the peaceful Alps all the time. I thought about Mariupol and the slag heap all the time. One of these realities was restless inside me, and I was annoyed by the calmness of the other. I was constantly in two realities back then and I decided to show them both. (READ MORE...)


From 15/12/2022 to 08/01/2023

Palais de Tokyo (Paris)

Screening program conceived by Stéphanie Cottin at the invitation of the association Portes Ouvertes sur l’Art as part of the « 1002nd nights » of the exhibition « Scheherazade, at night ». With Ismail Alaoui Fdili, Arash Fayez, Hamedine Kane, Sara Kontar, Rayane Mcirdi, Zoya Laktionova, Harilay Rabenjamina, Phung-Tien Phan, Anaïs-Tohé Commaret, Marina Xenofontos


From 17/12/2022 to 29/10/2023

Galéria Jozefa Kollára / Jozef Kollár Gallery (Slovakia)

Solo exhibition "Zoya Laktionova: Remember the smell of Mariupol". The insert will feature 4 short films by the author dedicated to her hometown Mariupol. 

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WIZ-ART LISFF, Lviv (Ukraine)

Третій кінопоказ Wiz-Art Film Festival 2022 має назву «Oh My Dear Ukraine», і він про... нас із вами. Таких, якими ми є. Іноді розгублених. Іноді наляканих. Іноді рішучих. Іноді непередбачуваних. Але завжди незламних.

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06 -12/02/2023 

Kunsthalle Bratislava

Kunsthalle Bratislava expresses its solidarity with Ukraine, which faces the deepening consequences of the Russian war of aggression every day. We feel it as our duty to support the Ukrainian artists in the most relevant way. Therefore, the aim of presenting videos by Ukrainian artists is not only to draw attention to their indisputable artistic qualities, but most importantly to make a real contribution to improving their living conditions.

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In the spring of 2022, the troops of the Russian Federation destroyed our city. Tens of thousands of people died. Western countries, heavily addicted to fossil fuels at the time, did almost nothing to save us. The desire to continue doing business with the Russian Federation, which is what guided European elites, has undermined European democratic principles. 


The film Diorama (by Zoya Laktionova)  you mentioned is about the city of Mariupol and its inhabitants. The life this film portrays is not possible anymore. When you watch this film now, you can already see the future of what will happen there. And you can feel the extreme fragility of the depicted reality. The film was actually one of the main inspirations for the show, especially since I first watched it during one of the massive shellings of Mariupol.

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From 24/11/2022 to 09/12/2022 


The second feminist film festival "Filma" will start in a week. This year we decided to devote each day before the opening to an independent film, its authors, and experiences.

Today we want to introduce you to the documentary-experimental film “Remember the smell of Mariupol” by Zoya Laktionova. The director created the film during the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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IDFAcademy will take place from 10 to 13 November.

It is the most international edition to date, with participants from 55 different nationalities attending, bringing about a rich atmosphere of intercultural exchange. IDFAcademy announces participants and program in Amsterdam. READ MORE..

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Documenta Fifteen, Kassel (Germany)

Such tragic events as war might deprive people of their agency, or at least impugn this agency relegating them to the status of an object. The "Non-human agents during the war" focuses on how non-human agents, such as plants, animals, landscapes, and houses, are included in a large political context forcibly filled with ideological content.

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