State of the ART(ist) 2022

The jury reflected on what it means to be an artist at risk and considered this situation as one of the main criteria for the selection of works. There are clearly very different situations and contexts. The State of the ART(ist) call was motivated by the desire to stand in solidarity with Ukrainian artists, but it was extended to all silenced and threatened artists worldwide.

Currently, being at risk in Ukraine means life-threatening danger due to the war, but it is not a situation of persecution, violation of artistic freedom, or political repression, as is the case in other countries for dissident artists / artists at risk. This is why we adopted different criteria for different situations and countries. A second important criterion concerns the work of the artists; we prioritized works that strengthen democratic values, human rights including environmental rights, and are close to activist methods. Collaborative approaches similar to tactical media and strategies of resistance were also favored. As few such works were submitted, we have included works that are more traditional, such as video essays and installations, but include a critical discourse.

The jury recognized the urgent need to stand in solidarity with Ukraine and its artists in the time of brutal Russian invasion. Also, the majority of the submissions were from artists from Ukraine. The jury wished to have had more submissions from persecuted and silenced artists from around the globe, who are often more difficult to reach. Among the selected artists, there are a few collectives and artists from Burma, Hong Kong and Syria, who fit the criteria described above and demonstrate a variety of resistance strategies. These just give a tiny glimpse of ongoing persecution and violations of artistic freedom, as well as forced displacement of artists worldwide.

We want to express the deepest respect for all artists who risk their lives to stand up for artistic freedom, basic human rights, totalitarian governments, and continue to create art in the middle of the war, and other unimaginable hardships. The jury recognized the urgent need to support Ukraine and its artists.

Boris Magrini (CH), Björn Geldhof (UA), Marita Muukkonen (FI) – State of the ART(ist) Jury 2022

Online Exhibition

Winners 2022

Participants 2022

Title Artist Nationality
€e.$i¥.Ah’s Vision Rajmil Fischman PE
7 reasons not to start a war Vladyslava Andrienko , Vladyslav Solodovnykov UA, UA
ActwithHK anonymous anonymous HK
After Death; Lightbody (2021) REDGRITS – IN
All That Is Seen And Unseen Amelia Marzec US
Allegories of Peace Svetlana Petrova RU
And who? allowed you to live beautifully Sergiy Petlyuk UA
AR Sculpture Park Vira DG (Degtiarova) UA
Art “Another life” Tetiana Nikitenko UA
Augmented Monument #1 BERLIN CONFERENCE mikala hyldig dal DK
“AYES” 314, “NOES” 38 Mykhailo Barabash, Ostap Manulyak, Art Group NURT UA, UA, UA
balance / cage Mark Voprosov, Anna Rotaenko RU, UA
Blooming Garden with Tulips Yulia Dotsenko UA
Board game for courtyard communities “nadvor’e” Miensk Urban Platform BY
Brain_Fractal Sarshar Dorosti IR
Bucha… Mariupol…. Ukraine… Nicole Vishnevetska UA
Carte Blanche – guerrilla street art festival Carte Blanche team M
Children wenqian gao CN
Clanking, hammering, dispute and gurgling Andriy Rachinskiy and Daniil Revkovskiy UA
Cocoon Spartak Khachanov (Spartak Khachanov) UA
Columna Traiani Mikhail Maksimov RU
Come wander with me Anna Manankina UA
comprehension. JYH band Julia Brosko, JYH band / instacafe.shop UA, UA
Contiguity Pintian Liu CN
Contra Spem Spero! Sveta Bilyk UA
CONTRACEPTION OR DEATH l”urine rouge / червона сеча UA
COORDINATED° Arina Kapitanova, Animaspace (Angelina Kozhevnikova) RU, RU
Corruption: byte by byte Andrey Chugunov RU
Cosmic Magic 555 Chinwe Chigbu NG
Crosses. Vyshyvanka Tanya Shtykalo UA
Crowd Sign: Emission (game experience) Mikhail Maksimov RU
Cubes 2.0 . Schrödinger’s Ukraine or a new construct Oleksandr Sirous UA
Cycle of graphic “Body language” Anastasiia Kovtun UA
Danbas Theta Gender Nikita Shokhov, Danila Udovenko RU, UA
DayliTags Pavlo Hunko (Pavlo Sirko) UA
DDDDDHK Weiwei L HK
•DEMOPOLISIUM• Polina Enuvesta RU
DEPOT: VIVA LA REVITA Biorhythm Me UA
digital signature of dandelion project Scottie Chih-Chieh Huang TW
Dmitry Borshch: State of the ART(ist) Dmitry Borshch UA
D-Normal/V-Essay, online video zine, issues 1-4 (2020-2022) Floating Projects Collective, Linda CH Lai (Linda CH Lai) HK, HK
DOLLHOUSE Nadya Sayapina BY
Donate Ivan Svitlychnyi UA
Echos Shulan Wang CN
Ecstasy Stanislav Kholodnykh UA
Emergency landscape Vitaly Yankovy UA
Emotional food chain wenqian gao CN
ENEYIDA Christian Eloy FR
ENLIGHTENMENT Evgeniy Chernyshov (SYN), SYN Art Group UA, UA
EVEN Khalil Charif BR
Everything Starts from Milk Olga Kisseleva FR
Fair Lady’s Expectations/Mature Woman’s Umbilical Cord Rhett Tsai CN
Flatality Mikhail Maksimov RU
Flicked Music Stanislav Kholodnykh UA
Fluid Identities Melody Ling CN
FOR PEACE UA Liliia Postil UA
force_feed Ihor Sokolov UA
Forgot PastWorld Siavash Naghshbandi IR
freedom(,) euphoria & identity Felix Jallitsch AT
Futile Instrument: War and Tears Yiyao Tang CN
Ghosts of the information warfare Light Bear DE
Growing Donetsk Rock – 7914km away – ippymomi JP
Hashd0x [Proof of War] Egor Kraft RU
Hello World TransCultural Exchange M
Highway Natalia Alfutova, Natalia Alfutova IL, IL
Hip-hop music to honor the Syrian memory: Resisting dictatorship, sectarianism and war through music in Syria Amir Almuarri SY
HOME Alexander Priymak UA
HOPE FOUND in NOPE – Mein Kampf “The Alternative” RICObutRITA _ JP
Hot screen Vitalii Shupliak UA
I can”t get out of here Sergiy Petlyuk UA
I PROMISE NOT TO LOOK AWAY Andre Mistier, Allison Harrell US, US
I Will Close The Sky So You Could Breathe Daria Pugachova UA
ICONS OF WAR Sergii Pavelko UA
If it does not blast in Belfast, it blasts in Baghdad Mohamed Abdullah IQ
Image Cemetery Katsuki Nogami JP
Immigration Documentation Linh Dao VN
In what world we will live in when war will end? Oleksandra Khalepa UA
Infinite Game Ze GAO, Shuyi Xu CN, CN
Invisible Eleni Giokari GR
Invisible Trauma Lesia Pcholka BY
Ist heute ein schöner Tag Chao Li CN
“It hurts for my Ukraine.” Nicole Vishnevetska UA
It”s Love O”Clock Max Haarich DE
Lady Liberty Hong Kong LLHK HK
“Lass, with care”, algorithmic editing, documentation SVITER art group UA
Let me be your eyes Nadiia Dzyak , Lesia Kvitka , Kostiantyn Borysenko UA, UA, UA
LETTER TO MOM Nadya Sayapina, Eugene Buldyk BY, BY
Limit of Comprehension Sergiy Petlyuk UA
Live Kills West Stanislav Kholodnykh UA
Lost Paradise Gorsad Kyiv UA
Love in the Time of Apartheid Sharaf DarZaid PS
LSI-02 / Light and sound interactive installation Oleksandr (Sasha) Dolhyi (Dolgiy) UA
Men like Earth Jo Ngo, Jo Ngo VN, VN
MEN OF MY DREAMS Gelare Khoshgozaran IR
Minsk Antizoo Anna Prishivalko BY
Minute Moonshine – Alternate Reality Game by Hidden Keileon Hidden Keileon HK
miscellany Benna Gaean Maris LB
Motanka Sabina Rusanova, Kseniia Kilpikova – Theatre director, Diana Vovk UA, UA, UA
My mom turns into a neural network Anna Rotaenko UA
Nanoart. New Symbolism of Science Yana Suchikova , Serhii Kovachov UA, UA
New Game is Over Mikhail Maksimov RU
Not Found jian Yang CN
Objecats. 24.02.22 Tanya Shtykalo UA
Ode à Mamãe Oxum Roger Marza (Roger Marzochi) BR
OGONI POETICS Taiye Ojo NG
“Out of Body Experience”, online performance, video documentation Photinus Studio UA
painting on glass Sergey Dobrynov UA
Passaport: totem of hope and fear Vitaly Yankovy UA
Paul Stanislav Kholodnykh UA
Peeping YuHsuan Chiu TW
PHOTOSYNTHESIS Evgeniy Chernyshov (SYN), SYN Art Group UA, UA
Political art Aidar Bekchintaev RU
privacy-GrDN.info S4RA . PT
Prologue_version_01 (avi)~(avi)~(avi) Milad.jpg (Milad Forouzandeh) IR
Pulsar Hugo Paquete PT
Rain in Trebah Garden Yulia Dotsenko UA
Reconnaissance Siavash Naghshbandi IR
RED FLAG Aleksei Martyniuk RU
RejuveNations: Youths Bringing Truths Joseph Baron-Pravda US
Release for peace alireza rezapour IR
Roller Coaster Stanislav Kholodnykh UA
Rupture-flowers Nastya Teor UA
Sabotage Jean-Michel Rolland FR
Saint Sebastian Mykhaylo Barabash UA
Salty Oscillations ruїns collective UA
“Say it quieter if you can” Nina Bulgakova UA
Sense Or? Jordan White, Valeriia Shakova, Belcim Yavuz AU, RU, TR
SERENITY Koloah (Dmytro Avksentiev) UA
Set My Heart On Fire; Not My Home. Natalia Marin RO
Shukhliada exposition environment SVITER art group and Ivan Svitlychnyi UA
Signals from the rooftop! Milad.jpg (Milad Forouzandeh) IR
similar image fantastic little splash UA
SLAVA Porka_X PORKA_X UA
Slavutich Arc Vlad Kononok UA
slavutich_surface Ihor Sokolov UA
Soc.i.a- Screaming Of Concrete Soc.i.a Collective UA
Socia – Helicarpet Soc.i.a Collective UA
SOLIDARITY WITH GARBAGE RECYCLERS (WILL WE EAT GARBAGE?) LOKOMOTIVE BRICK ES
SOUL Alexander Priymak UA
Sphere Good Studio IR
Spiritual Creaks Maria Vilkovisky KZ
Spring Odyssey Elise Morin FR
Stand with Ukraine Eve Methot CA
Step towards kindness Josephine Florens UA
Synthesizer for Severin Stanislav Kholodnykh UA
Tactical Forgetting eeefff BY
Talk To Me – online art festival for Ukraine Vera Iona Papadopoulou, Andrii Sichkovskyi, Talk To Me Festival Team (Vera Iona Papadopoulou & Andrii Sichkovskyi) GR, UA, M
Tasnif-e-Pari Rooy Amir Abdolazimi IR
TER.RAIN Ujif_notfound Ujif_notfound UA
The Bases Lesia Pcholka BY
The Big Wild Field Draft Oleksandr Burlaka UA
The Budapest Gambit Diana Derii, Eugene Arlov UA, UA
The butterfly. Road of pain and hope. Hélène Litorelle UA
The earth escapes! Takayuki Hibino JP
The earth wants peace! !! Takayuki Hibino JP
The Fight for Freedom Daria Lutsyshyna UA
The FlatNet Mikhail Maksimov RU
The F-Word Olia Sosnovskaya and a.z.h. BY
The Generation of the Peacocks Karl Ingar Røys & Peacock Generation MM
The Grin Grif Gont RU
The Machine and the Garden Larion Lozovoy UA
The Price of freedom Oleksandra Verkhovska UA
The Ravine of Many Christina Werner AT
The Rhapsode Yiannis Kranidiotis GR
The Rhythm Maria Fox Larsson, Ernest Sairon RU, RU
The Rhythm of Everything Biorhythm Me UA
The snow will melt äsc3ea *, Daria Maiier UA, UA
The the dead, to the living, to the unborn Svitlana Zhytnia UA
THE TRACE NEVER FADES RICObutRITA _ AF
The war in Ukraine: Pain & Purpose Milad Firoozfar IR
The workshop where children from different countries teach adults Yuqi Zhou CN
Theater 14-22… Abinash Mallick IN
Thirty-six Views of Mount Hoverla Dmytro Kupriyan UA
Time and Imagination Collen Kajokoto ZW
TIME FILES / Anthracite C6 Evgeniy Chernyshov (SYN), SYN Art Group UA, UA
Tolerated Violence Sergiy Petlyuk UA
Tranquil Stepan Ryabchenko UA
Transparencies in Time: Jose Trejo Maya MX
UNIMUSEUM UNIMUSEUM UA
United Goal Anna Ursyn US
Unraveling the Cable Flora Weil, Alexandra Smorodinova, Roman Shemakov, Danya Orlovsky FR, UA, UA, RU
Untitled Sergiy Petlyuk UA
Vanja was here Anastasiia Yakovenko UA
Video art “Me and other” Yuliia Pastukhova UA
Video art “Look at me” Yuliia Pastukhova UA
VR Collider Oksana Chepelyk UA
W.A.R. – War Against Reality Alfonso de Gregorio IT
Walls of glass Gennadiy Chernega UA
WAR NEVER CHANGES Kelly Rick US
We are invincible, because we are Ukrainians! Nicole Vishnevetska UA
We Are Just Numbers Kreida UA
When the Fog Clears Sergiy Petlyuk UA
Where to go? Where to go. Zoya Laktionova UA
WHOPPER RAY LC US
Why? Gennadiy Chernega UA
Xingu Aries Feco Hamburger BR
Yamada Taro Project Katsuki Nogami JP
Yellow Line DE NE DE UA
мама, я дома oleksandra yavnyk UA