Lia Dostlieva

is an artist, curator, cultural anthropologist and author. Her research focuses on issues of empathy, trauma and postmemory with specific reference to Crimea, from where she originates and has been displaced.


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28 kilos of Crimea

Working with traumatic experience in art

Loss and detachment are lasting psychological issues for those displaced by war. When Crimea was annexed by Russia in 2014, the region became inaccessible to those fleeing and other nationals already living elsewhere. Artists Lia Dostlieva, Andrii Dostliev explore how ruptures in collective memory can address trauma at distance.