Lia Dostlieva

Lia Dostlieva (b 1984, Donetsk, Ukraine) is an artist, cultural anthropologist and essayist with a degree in cultural anthropology. Her art and research practice engaged with the issues of collective trauma, decolonial stories seen through multispecies entanglements, and agency and visibility of vulnerable groups.


Lia was a participating artist in the National Pavilion of Ukraine at the 60th La Biennale di Venezia. She exhibited her works at the Kunstinstituut Melly (Rotterdam, the Netherlands), Kolumba Museum (Cologne, Germany), Ludwig Museum (Budapest, Hungary), National Gallery of Art (Vilnius, Lithuania), Tbilisi Photography and Multimedia Museum (Tbilisi, Sakartvelo), National Museum of Fine Arts (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan), Latvian National Museum of Art (Riga, Latvia), etc.


Curatorial projects: 10th Triennale of Young Polish Art (Centre of Polish Sculpture in Orońsko, Poland, 2023), ‘Reconstruction of Memory’ (DOX, Prague, Czech Republic, 2017; IZOLYATSIA, Kyiv, Ukraine 2016). 2024 CEC ArtsLink International Fellow, 2022/23 Jan van Eyck Academie resident (Maastricht, Netherlands), 2019 Visiting Fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna, Austria). She also writes for e-flux Journal, Eurozine magazine, Kajet Journal, Blok Magazine, etc.