Mariana Musii is an art historian and communication manager of cultural projects. She has worked at a number of cultural institutions in Kyiv, including the Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre (Dovzhenko-Centre) and the Mystetskyi Arsenal National Museum Art Complex. She participated in the development of art projects and their promotion. She graduated from the Faculty of History and Theory of Art of the Lviv National Academy of Arts (Lviv) and took a postgraduate course in Cultural Studies at the National University "Kyiv Mohyla Academy" (Kyiv). Her dissertation research focused on the non-conformist art of Lviv in the mid- and second half of the 20th century.
Svitlana Valko, Ukrainian human rights defender. Coordinator for International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR)’s mission in Ukraine, helping to organise the documentation of war crimes. For 12 years Svitlana worked in the public health sector, specifically with vulnerable groups in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). In 2014, she became Field. She is one of the founders of the NGO Truth Hounds, a Ukrainian initiative that has since conducted thorough documentation work related to grave human rights abuses and international crimes committed in Ukraine’s Donbas region and Crimea.
More information here: https://instagram.com/truth_hounds
Oksana Shchur (UA Nest)
Ukrainian curator, literary critic and publicist. Since 2022 based in Berlin, Germany, and works as a curator of UA Nest - Ukrainian Activist Program at Araminta gUG. In 2016-2022 she was a part of the team of the International Book Arsenal Festival (Kyiv), the major literary event in Ukraine as a curator of the international projects and of the main literature program. Prior to that she worked as the editor-in-chief at Komora and Osnovy Publishing.
Curator and producer of “Zhadan / Gurzhy: Fokstroty” (2021), “Ukrainian Songs Of Love And Hate’ (2022). Co-editor of the anthology “Stimmen gegen Krieg” (Austria-Ukraine, 2022).