ФОРМА is an independent office driven by research and experiments in architecture, whose approach is to work at the intersection of the disciplines. Projects of the studio vary from spatial development strategies, master plans, renovation programs, and buildings to books, interfaces, installations, and exhibitions. Dealing with constant changes in ecology, economy, political and social systems allows ФОРМА to think broadly and initiate cooperation for interdisciplinary growth. ФОРМА designed an integral part of the fountain — the platform to which the funnels are mounted. After the war, most of the team had to leave its studio in Kyiv with all the equipment and projects. The original platform, designed by ФОРМА, could not be evacuated from Kyiv and had to be recreated in Milan in accordance with their design.
FORMA website
3Z Studio
3Z Studio is a Ukrainian design-bureau, whose only workers Serhiy Mishakin, Tania Borzunova and Dmytro Verovkin spend their lives in Kyiv and Kharkiv, providing services of graphic and communication design, corporate identity, visual branding and advertising. They created the pavilion's visual identity and designed the catalog. After the war started, the team had to flee their cities, and look for shelter elsewhere but continued working on the pavilion: finishing the catalog and producing promo materials. In addition, the studio supports Ukrainian Emergency Art Fund and creates sharp anti-war posters.
3Z website
Printing and publishing
ist publishing is an independent small press that speсializes in books on contemporary culture and art, established by a circle of like-minded people: Kateryna Nosko, Anastasiia Leonova, and Borys Filonenko. ist was in charge of publishing the catalog of Pavilion of Ukraine but after the Russian invasion had to suspend its operations in Kyiv and Kharkiv. Despite the ongoing war, they managed to find partners in the Netherlands and
support from Lithuania to publish the catalog there
ist.publishing website
Perevorot studio designed the site of the pavilion and provided a technical setup for the team.
perevorot website
Special mention
Vitaliy Kokhan
Vitaly Kokhan is a Kharkiv-based artist who mostly works with sculptures and objects, including jewelry. For the pavilion, Vitaly was supposed to create silver brooches in the shape of a funnel. He designed several mock-ups but the war interrupted his work. Vitaly never left Kharkiv. Instead, he joined the volunteer group in the city and delivered humanitarian aid and supplied for civilians and territorial defense. Recently, he resumed his work on the jewelry collection for the pavilion despite the ongoing shelling of Kharkiv.
gallery website
Kateryna Chueva
Kateryna Chueva, Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine. The Ministry paid the rent of the pavilion and helped the team to leave Ukraine in order to represent the country at the international exhibition.
ministry website
Katya Pavlevych
Katya Pavlevych, Head of Communications. She has 6 years of experience in communications but the Ukrainian pavilion is her first national art project. Coming from Ukraine, Katya is now based in New York where she overlooks all the communications with the main focus on international media relations.
katya's twitter
Lisa Korniychuk
Lisa Korniychuk, SMM Manager. Lisa's experience as chief editor of the Ukrainian independent art newspaper "Vono" helps her to optimize complex ideas behind the pavilion into short messages. Lisa is currently studying New Arts Journalism at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago as a Fulbright scholar.
Vono website
Nastia Kalyta
Nastia Kalyta, PR Maganer for Ukrainian press. Nastia is a chief editor of YourArt — media about the contemporary Ukrainian art scene. She communicates the achievements of the pavilion on the cultural front while Ukrainians defend their right to self-determination on real battlefields.
YourArt website