The Second Cultural Exchanges Program
Participants of this program

Odesa | 17.09.2019-19.11.2019


Oksana Barshynova – art critic, curator, Deputy General Director for Exhibition and Exposition of the National Art Museum of Ukraine. Curator of all visual programs of Dofa.Fund forums (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018).

Dmytro Golets – an art critic, curator, and expert at the Korners’ auction house. Curator of all visual programs of DofaFund forums (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018).

Zoya Zvyniatskivska is a fashion historian, fashion critic, journalist, and culturologist. Lecturer of "Cultural project" and Kyiv Fashion Institute. Curator of the fashion program of Dofa.Fund forums (2014, 2015, 2018).

Olga Sahaidak – an art critic, co-founder of DofaFund, project manager of Dofa.Fund forums (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018) and cultural exchange programs (2017, 2019).

Yulia Grubrina – art critic, co-founder of DofaFund, coordinator of projects of Dofa.fund forums (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018) and cultural exchange programs (2017,2019).

Lidia Sazonova (Kyiv) – art critic, director of DofaFund, manager of Dofa.Fund forums (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018) and other projects of the foundation.

Kateryna Tykhonenko – an art critic, curator of exhibitions in the Small Gallery of the Art Arsenal, project manager of MA exhibition projects.



Tetyana Pylypchuk – the Deputy Director of the Kharkiv Literary Museum, the author of numerous museum and socio-cultural projects. Curator of the literary program of the SlobodaCult forum. (2018).



Irina Magdysz – an independent curator, culture strategy expert. Author and manager of international and Ukrainian cultural projects. Curator of the educational program for children of the SlobodaCult forum (2018).



Tetiana Smriha – public figure, cultural manager, artist, designer. Co-founder and head of the cultural centre "Kublo". Local coordinator of the SlobodaCult forum (2018).  

Lyudmyla Livak – public figure and cultural manager. Co-founder of the NGO "Uzhhorod City Institute". Chairperson of the Uzhhorod Plast – NSOU, author of the project of public participation "Youth Centre "Plastova Domivka" in Uzhhorod.

Olga Pavlova – journalist, head of the NGO "Happy Children", co-founder of "Bavka” theatre, organizer of festivals "City of Happy Children", "Territory of Happiness". Provided PR support for the SlobodaCult forum (2018).

Robert Dovhanych – a graphic designer, producer, curator and art director, and a journalist.

Bandy Sholtes – a writer, activist, participant in the literary program of the SlobodaCult forum (2018).

Natalia Shimon – philologist, translator. Participant of the project "Lviv – a city of UNESCO literature". 

Oksana Babunych – head of the Department of Culture of the Zakarpattia Regional State Administration.

Lina Degtyaryova – researcher of architecture, co-founder of the NGO Uzhhorod Modernism.

Viktor Lavny – artist, curator, co-founder of the Kublo Art Centre, organizer of many cultural events, and an active participant in the SlobodaCult forum programs.

Vladyslav Tovtyn – historian, local ethnographer, guide, researcher of local gastronomy.



Vasyl Snitar – artistic director and director of the Transcarpathian Music and Drama Theatre

Anatoliy Barna – actor, deputy director of the Transcarpathian Music and Drama Theatre, actor



Kateryna Radchenko – curator, photographer, researcher of photography, art manager. Director and founder of the international festival Odesa Photo Days, head of the NGO "Art Travels". Organizer of international art projects and educational programs.

Valeria Shevchenko – journalist and art manager. Co-organizer of the international festival Odesa Photo Days (2018, 2019), MSMO communications manager. Local coordinator of the DofaFund interregional exchange program in Odessa (2019)

Oksana Maslova – curator, journalist, communications specialist, and playwright, co-curator of "Children at the Museum" project and "#svoi5kopeek", editor of “Cultorometer” portal.

Alina Manasova – journalist and reporter. PR- manager of Odesa Municipal Museum of O. Bleschunov Personal Collections, "Morvokzal" Summer Theatre. Provided local PR support for the program of interregional meetings in Odesa (2019).

Aleksandr Babich – a local historian, screenwriter, guide, and public activist. Director of NGO "Society and historical heritage", founder and director of "Tudoi-Sudoi"

Maxim Finogeev – photographer, artist, project manager of the international Odesa Photo Days festival.

Eugene Dvorsky – director of the "Cultprosvit", author and head of the project "Odeska kinohvylya", coordinator of cinema shows at Festival Palace of Odesa International Film Festival, director of the "Social shows of Ukrainian cinema in "Cinema City Odessa”, co-organizer of “Charity Cinema Shows” at "Green Theatre", art director of MOVIE ROOM ODESA cinema space.

Tetyana Dymnych –a producer of cultural and tourist projects, organizer of author's gastro-tours in Odesa region.

Yulia Sushchenko – journalist and culturologist. The author of tourist projects, and also deals with media coverage of cultural events in Odesa.  

Olena Oliynyk – Director of the Department of Culture, Nationalities, Religions and Protection of Cultural Heritage of the Odesa Regional State Administration, Honoured Worker of Culture of Ukraine.

Semyon Kantor – founder and director of the Contemporary Art Museum of Odesa. Organizer, and since 2016 – Commissioner of the Odesa Biennale of Contemporary Art, organizer of numerous museum projects.  

Olena Boryshpolets – cultural manager. Co-founder of the NGO "Cultural Renovation", a member of the international literary project "Without Borders", program director of the ethno-festival "Chumatsky shliakh".

Andriy Hayetsky – poet, public activist, and researcher of literature.

Nadiya Marchenko – an actor and journalist. Works in the theatrical space TEO and in the Yu. Olesha Theatre of Young Spectator. 

Valeria Vinogradova – a producer of art projects, co-founder of the independent art promo group KGroup Music Art Promo, organizer of many music events and festivals in Odesa.

Anna Vashchenko – coordinator of projects at "Cultprosvet” NGO, "Odeska kinohvylya", “Bdzhilka” CF, writer of the news digest to the press service of the Odesa International Film Festival.