Maria Plotnikova 'Ok, Let’s Talk About You Instead' (2023). Photo: Jörg Koopmann

Kai Art Center welcomes Ukrainian artist Maria Plotnikova to the Kai Residency. Maria’s residency will take place for one month until mid-September. 


Maria Plotnikova is a multidisciplinary visual artist who works with performance, installations, video, painting, and drawing. The subjects of Maria’s residency are related to the war in Ukraine. During her residency in Estonia, Maria plans to research the attitude of locals towards the war. She will also be continuing her ongoing project ‘Cuts’, which reflects on the traumatic experience that she herself and other Ukrainians are currently going through. She tries to break down the all-encompassing pain, hoping to open it up for more to be understood. 


Maria Plotnikova will introduce her artistic practice and research at the Kai Residency Circle on Thursday, September 7th at 5pm.


For a studio visit or meeting with Maria please get in touch via e-mail:


The residency program for Ukrainian artists was initiated by the Estonian Creative Residencies Network LOORE to provide opportunities for Ukrainian artists, critics, and art professionals to connect with a supportive artistic community across Estonia and to give artists a safe space in which to continue their creative practices. This LOORE grant is funded by Nordic Culture Point (Additional funding to support Ukrainian Artists, residency funding module of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture).