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Residency of Jana Shostak

presented by Berliner Festspiele
Participating countries:
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • The Netherlands
  • Applied Arts
  • Visual Arts


  • From 10-05-2023 to 20-07-2023
Generation #1


Germany Open location

Project summary

Jana Shostak's presence at the TheaterTreffen festival in Berlin, the Spring Festival in Utrecht and the Santarcangelo Festival in Italy will be an opportunity to hear the voice of an exceptional artist who intertwines human solidarity and professional responsibility in her artistic practice. Jana combines activist work and visual practice, and is currently deeply involved in exhausting daily volunteer work. The artist's activities on all three levels (artistic/activist/educational) are a bold reaction to the world we are living in. Jana's actions, although in the field of art, aim at real political change. She treats them as a tool to demand for example political sanctions towards the Belarusian government.
© Tomasz Gzell


Jana Shostak

Biography: Jana Shostak is an artist who has become an activist in 2020. Since March 2022, she has been co-creating the "peace stewardess" group on the Polish-Ukrainian border, where they inform / transport people, and since the outbreak of the Belarusian revolution, the "partisan" civic movement, helping victims of repression and those forced to flee from Belarus to Poland.She believes in the effectiveness of art, solidarity & the power of cooperation in culture. She is a Doctor of UAP & laureate of Polityka's Passports. Since 2016, he has been consciously using mass media as a platform to disseminate her art/activism activities. Every day at 6:00 p.m. (until the end of the revolution and one day longer) she co-creates the temporary memorial One Minute of Scream for Belarus.

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