Born in 1988 in Kerch, Crimea (Ukraine), Maria Kulikovska graduated in 2013 with a master’s degree in architecture from the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kiev. Some of her recent solo projects and performances have been hosted by, among others, the Cidade da Cultura in Santiago de Compostela (2018), the Ludwig Museum- Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest (2018) and the Ermilov Centre in Kharkiv (2018), Maria was invited to the 2-month residence of the Liverpool Biennale (September-October 2017); also invited by the Munich Ministry of Culture (October-November 2018). She has been awarded numerous prizes and scholarships.
The nucleus of Maria Kulikovska’s work is her own body, its perpetuation, its transformation and its decay. Throughout her oeuvre, the idea of her body is transformed into architectural structures made from natural materials, such as salt, milk or sugar, in order to deal with ideas of production, construction and de-construction. She works in various media, including sculptural objects, performances, actions, happenings and video. The founder of an organisation—Body and Borders— to support and promote women artists, Maria Kulikovska lives and works in Sweden.