Visitor’s programme Ukraine – 2 Participants Selected

We are glad to announce the names of the two selected participants from Austria, Laura Amann and Kathrin Heinrich, who will from the 17th – 22nd of September have a chance to experience the Ukrainian art scene throughout the Visitor’s Programme Ukraine, created for international art professionals from Belgium and Austria in partnership with the Second National Biennale for Young Art (Kharkiv), IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives (Kyiv) and Flanders Arts Institute (Belgium).

The Visitor‘s program is also a part of a larger project – The New Scene of Ukraine conducted by BLOCKFREI created in the light of 2019 – the bilateral Year of Culture between Ukraine and Austria with the aim to enable mobility enhancement, internationalisation and network creation among the curators, artists, art critics, art educators and producers in the field contemporary art scene.

More about selected participants:



Laura Amann – curator, architect, co-founder of Significant Other

Laura Amann (AT/CL1986) is a curator, architect and writer based in Vienna and Prague. She is a graduate of De Appel Curatorial Programme, Amsterdam and the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna. She is a co-founder of ‘Significant Other’ a project space and curatorial platform concerned with the overlaps of art and architecture, the exchange between peripheries and centers as well as institutional cross-connecting. She is also co-editor of ‘Architectural Notes’ a project taking stock of today’s world and its unhealthy manifestations in the built environment. She has contributed to a variety of exhibitions spaces, magazines and festivals amongst others Overgaden, Copenhagen, De Ateliers, Amsterdam; Croy Nielsen, Vienna; Royal Academy of Art, The Hague; hunt kastner, Prague; Fait Gallery, Brno; Monitor, Rome; Austrian Cultural Forum, Prague; Springerin, Vienna; MetropolisM, Amsterdam; stone projects, Prague and m3 Festival Prague. Soon she will be a resident at Darling Foundry, Montreal where she will continue looking for women, sensuality and opacity within nature-culture.



Kathrin Heinrich – art critic

Kathrin Heinrich is an art critic and freelance journalist based in Vienna, Austria. She studied art history and comparative literature at the University of Vienna after having completed a degree in fashion design. Her writing has been published in newspapers and magazines like Der Standard, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Artline and PW-Magazine. In 2018, she received the AICA Austria Prize for Young Art Criticism.


The Visitor’s Programme Ukraine is supported by Austrian Cultural Forum in Kyiv.


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