Our first supported project from our SZ-Contact series is Ukrainian artist Daria Pugachova’s residency at Context in Plovdiv.
Daria Pugachova is an artist, performer and art-activist based in Kyiv, Ukraine. During 2013–2019 she played drums in the female trio Panivalkova. After musicians split up Daria dived into a field of contemporary art with her visual arts and performances. In her projects, Daria uses participatory practices to unite a community and integrate art into daily life. She works with performance, film and artivism. Her artistic approach lies in the presence of the artist and direct interaction with the audience in public space.