Daria Koltsova (b.1987 in Kharkiv, Ukraine) currently lives and works in Berlin. Her artistic work, which includes installations, performances, and videos, brings together political and personal dimensions. Her works have succeeded 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 protection and resilience.
Selected solo and group exhibitions: intervention (2022), Copenhagen Democracy Summit, Royal Danish Palace (DK); LULLABY (2022), World Economics Forum, Davos (CH); THEORY OF PROTECTION (2022) Lescer art center, Zalesie Gorne (PL) & Suprainfinit Gallery, Bucharest (RO); ART WORK (2017), National museum Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (UA); DEEP INSIDE (2017), the main program of the V Moscow Biennale of Young Art, Moscow (RU); KYLYM. Contemporary artists of Ukraine (2016), The palace of arts, Lviv (UA); TALE OF THE TALES (2016), personal exhibition, Shcherbenko Art Centre, Kyiv (UA); PINCHUK ART PRIZE (2015), PinchukArtCentre, Kyiv (UA); DIALOGIA: UKRAINIAN ART IN TIMES WITH NO NAME, Х ART-KYIV Contemporary 2015, National Museum Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (UA); MANIFESTO, IV (2015), Odessa Biennale of Contemporary Art, Museum of Contemporary art of Odessa, Odessa (UA); RESENTMENT (2015), ARTVILNIUS’15, Vilnius (LT).