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VASA Front Page Project #40
The VASA Front Page Project
presents the work of photographers, video or sound artist.
Front Page #40 marks the start of four years of exhibiting the work of
international artist in the Front Page Project
and to over 7000 VASA international members.
Lia Dostlieva, Ukraine/Poland
(In Donetsk, there were no real mountains so we had to stare at slag heaps instead and dream, 2018)
© Lia Dostlieva
Lia Dostlieva (b. 1984, Donetsk, Ukraine, lives in Poland) is an artist, curator, and cultural anthropologist.
In 2014, when the separatist coup in the Eastern Ukraine and the artist's home city of Donetsk put the region under the rule of Russia's proxies, Lia Dostlieva was studying art in Poznan, Poland. She has never had a chance to go back home to collect her personal belongings. Unlike many of her fellow citizens she found herself one of the huge crowd (1.8 million by official count only) of internally displaced persons from Donbas without even having to flee from the area. This painful experience left a bleeding scar on her artistic work.
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