Taras Gembik, Vlad(a) & T Vazheyevskyy
Taras Gembik is a cultural worker and performer from Ukraine. Cooperating with the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw as an educator since 2018, he works on the integration of migrants, by providing a platform for them to share their perspectives and experiences within the public program of the Museum. Together with Maria Beburia, he created the BLYZKIST (“closeness”) collective, which focuses on creating a multi-level community of people with experience of migration. Since July 2021, he has been running the Anti-Crisis Film Club together with the Daj Herbate foundation at the Museum of Modern Art for people in a homeless crisis. From the beginning of Russia's full invasion of Ukraine, he has been co-creating the "Sunflower” Solidarity Community Center at Pańska Street. He also works with language and poetry, where he tries to find words to express the inexpressible - the atrocities of war, the experience of refugees and eradication.
T Vazheyevskyy is a poet from Kyiv, Ukraine, who resettled in London after the full-scale invasion of his country. His work revolves around concepts of collective grief, spectatorship, (un)belonging, and corporeal horror. He is the ½ of DVIJKA, a duo of artist-researchers working in the fields of performance, film, writing and archiving.
Vlad(a) is a performance artist and researcher from Kyiv, Ukraine and is currently based in London. In their work, they focus mainly on Ukrainian queer history and anarchoqueer utopias. They make up ½ of the DViJKA collective, a duo of artist-researchers working in the fields of performance, film, writing and archiving.