MOT – Module of Temporality




Born in 1993 in Dnipro, Ukraine.
Lives and works in Kyiv. Ukraine.

A Ukrainian artist working in painting, drawing, sculpture and ceramics. Her art has its own voice, today the artist works with themes of identity, gender relations, and corporeality in motherhood.    

Alona received her junior specialist’s degree at the Theater and Art College in Dnipro. Then she continued her artistic career by studying at the National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture in Kyiv. During her studies, she took part in many exhibitions and creative initiatives (she won first place at the Murashko Competition and Exhibition).

The artist began her independent path with a solo exhibition “Bloom” in 2021 in Kyiv.

It was then that her work began to shed its “academic skin” and formed a style, and most importantly, the idea with which the artist would continue to work.

At the same time, her works appear on the walls of artist-run space: The Stein Studio.

In 2020, the artist became a part of the community of Art Workshops at the Kyiv Institute of Automation, where she created a series of works — “Bilyi Nalyv” — reflecting gender relations and corporeality.    

With the outbreak of the full-scale war in Ukraine, Alona left Kyiv for a while, and her work changed its focus, focusing on comprehending herself as a mother in times of great grief. It was this period that gave a great boost to the understanding of her experiences and essential aspects of existence, pushing the artist to a deeper exploration of the themes that would become fundamental in her work.