In Partnership with Ukrainian Institute

Daryna Skrynnyk-Myska (Lviv, Ukraine) is an independent curator, art critic, lecturer, PhD in the History of Philosophy. Since 2006 her curatorial practice is focused on the question of identity – Daryna’s thesis was based on the research of Ukrainian modern style as a form of search, representation, and establishment of self-consciousness for the Ukrainian culture in early 20th century art. 

Daryna’s curatorial practice embraces different issues focusing on constructing contemporary identities from different perspectives. She also co-curate’s projects related to institutional critique (‘The Handover Act’ Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, 2018), co-existence in a community, and the role of art and the artist in the unstable world with no distinct coordinate systems (the 2nd Biennale of Art, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 2019), traumas and memory (“Turned Pages”, Kharkiv, Ukraine, 2019), critical rethinking of attitude towards sacred practices and experiences (“Sacred Space”, Lviv, Ukraine, 2020). 

The curatorial project “I Was Approaching a City I Didn’t Know Yet” (Dnipro, Ukraine, 2021) is a curatorial team project proposing critical rethinking of relations between the city and its residents, based on the concept of care. The full-scale russian invasion in Ukraine interrupted the curatorial group’s work on the book, which was supposed to summarize the experience of this experimental project. 

As an educator, Daryna is an academic with over 15 years of research and teaching experience; an author of scientific and publicist articles, art reviews, catalog texts, an invited speaker at conferences and discussions; a guest lecturer of educational programs. Since 2018 Daryna is heading the Department of Contemporary Art Practices at Lviv National Academy of Arts.

During the residency at Rupert Daryna continues her research of cultural identity from a postcolonial perspective aimed at indicating changes in the artistic practices (2004 – 2022) and researching successful experience of decolonization processes in Lithuania.