Andrii Dostliev

Andrii Dostliev, Lecture

Andrii Dostliev is a guest at Lichtenberg Studios in August and will give a lecture in English on his artistic work on 19 August 2021 at 7 pm.

“As an artist and researcher, I deal a lot with collective memory, with traces of mass trauma in visual culture and with identity conflicts – with a special focus on the 20th and 21st centuries in the broadly defined European space. What remains of historical trauma in the behavioural patterns of today’s generation? What traces of past events can be found in family photographic practice? How has the representation of a particular conflict in art changed over the years? How are traumatic events of the past instrumentalised by contemporary ultra-nationalists around the world? And how have they influenced the urban environment? These are some of the questions I have raised in my art practice and research projects on visual anthropology in recent years.”

Andrii Dostliev (b. 1984) is an artist, curator and photography scholar from Ukraine currently based in Poland. His main interests are memory, trauma, personal and collective identity, and the limits of photography as a medium. In his artistic practice he works with photography, video, drawing, performance and installation. He has published several books with his photographic series.

August, 2021