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Olena Polishchuk

Born in 1985 (Kyiv)

Scenographer, theater and stage costume designer, designer, and exhibition project organizer.

Collaborates with various state theaters and independent art projects.


Taras Shevchenko State Art High School – 2003  

National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (Kyiv), Department of Scenography and Screen Arts – 2009

Major theatrical performances

2008 – scenographer of the play “Summer Evening in Paradise,” based on the play by S. Shchukchenko, directed by Vitaliy Malakhov, Kyiv Academic Drama Theater on Podil, small stage 

2009 – scenic designer for the opera “The Enchanted Chumak,” O. Vrataryov, comp. Ihor Poklad, directed by Larysa Mospan-Shulga, costume designer Lyudmyla Nagorna, Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater for Children and Youth 

2014 – scenic designer for the performance “Rhinos” by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Andriy Prykhodko, costume designer Bohdan Polishchuk, Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theater

2019 – scenographer and costume designer for the play “Vertep. Tales of a Silent Night”, based on the Ukrainian nativity scene, directed by Maxim Dobrolyubov, Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theater (the stage in the foyer)

2020 – set designer, and costume designer for four performances within the project “First Step into Great Art”: “In the Rhythm of Africa,”; “The Great Jazz Journey,”; “Spanish Stories,”; “Musical Ukraine,” Natalia Havrylko, directed by Bohdan Polishchuk, Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theater (Stage 77)

2021 – scenographer and costume designer for the musical and theatrical performance “Vertep. A Neo-Baroque Mystery”, based on the score of the 18th century. Halahaniv Vertep, directed by Bohdan Polishchuk, Ignea Corda Art Formation, screenings in the Great Bell Tower of the Kyiv Cave Monastery, National Center “Ukrainian House.”


2012 – designed the layout of the Catalog for the 20th anniversary of the “Kyiv Pectoral.”

2013 – computer editing, layout of the Catalog to the 25th anniversary of the Les Kurbas Lviv Academic Theater

2013, 2015 – layout of the Theater Magazine for Children “Crazy Goats”, issues 1, 2

2019 – design, computer editing, the layout of the Catalog “Lviv Quadriennale of Scenography: Preview,” Scenography Gallery

2021 – design, computer editing, and layout of the book “Ukrainian Theater Costume of the XX-XXI Centuries. Sketches”. Scenography Gallery in cooperation with the Museum of Theater, Music, and Cinema of Ukraine, published by Oleksandr Savchuk

Major exhibitions

2008 – 2013 – participation in the exhibitions “Cut Image”, “Theater on Paper,” “Scenography. Breath of the Wind”, “Scenography, the Horn of Plenty,” O. Zamostyan Gallery, Kyiv

2016 – personal exhibition “Scenography of Bohdan and Olena Polishchuk,” Scenography Gallery, Lviv

2016, 2023 – participation in the exhibitions of the Triennial of Scenography named after D. Lider, National Museum Kyiv Art Gallery, Exhibition Hall of the National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Museum of Theater, Music, and Cinema of Ukraine. Kyiv

2017 – personal exhibition “Scenography of Bohdan and Olena Polishchuk,” Mykolaiv Regional Art Museum named after V. Vereshchahin

2022 – participation in the Ukrainian pavilion at the Tbilisi Biennale of Stage Design 2022