Maria Kulikovska is a multimedia artist, architect, actionist-performer, researcher, and lecturer. She was born in 1988 in Kerch, Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Ukraine. After the annexation of Crimea by russia federation she lived and worked in Kyiv, Donetsk, Malmo, Liverpool, London, Munich and Stockholm in exile (after the occupation of the Crimea Peninsula in spring 2014 the artist never went back to her hometown). Last 2 years Maria together with her partner and co-author Uleg Vinnichenko based in Kyiv permanently, but nearly one month after 24 February 2022 Maria together with her newborn baby was forced to flee from Ukraine to Linz, Austria with the help of Dr. Alfred Weidinger and Nathalie Hoyos with Rainald Schumacher. From the 16th of March 2022 Maria with her baby based and worked at the special art residency, organized by OÖ Landes Kultur and Francisco Carolinum Museum in Linz.
2003–2007 College of Building Kyiv, Ukraine
2007–2013 National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture Kyiv, Ukraine
2018–2020 Konstfack University of Arts, Crafts and Design Stockholm, Sweden