Daria Pugachova is an artist, performer and art-activist born in Rivne Ukraine. She studied architecture at Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture. 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, video and artivism. Her artistic approach lies in the presence of the artist and direct interaction with the audience outside of institutions and galleries.
By performing in public places, I want to connect with all people without exception. Some never attend exhibitions. So I believe art should step out of galleries and become a part of everyday life, thereby changing it.
This residency programme is funded by the Bulgarian National Culture Fund.