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Olesia Holovach

Born in 1989 (Kyiv)

Scenographer, theater and stage costume designer; monumental painter.

Chief artist of the Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theater in Ivano-Frankivsk, 2017 – 2022

Artistic director of the Kyiv Academic Theater “Golden Gate”, 2019 – 2022 

Member of the National Union of Theater Professionals of Ukraine


Taras Shevchenko State Art High School, painting department – 2007

National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture (Kyiv), Department of Scenography and Screen Arts – 2013 ( Master), 2016 (Assistant)

Main theatrical performances

2016 – scenographer and costume designer for the play “Aphrodisiac”, Victor Ponizov, dir. Dmytro Danov, choreography by Oleksiy Skliarenko, on the stage of the National Circus of Ukraine, “Wild Theater”, Kyiv

2017 – scenic and costume designer for Neo-Opera Hamlet, William Shakespeare, translated by Yuriy Andrukhovych, dir. Ilya Razumeiko and Roman Hryhoriv, choreography by Olga Semoshkina, Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theater in Ivano-Frankivsk

2018 – scenographer and costume designer for the play “Richard the Third” by William Shakespeare, directed by Cornelius Krombholz (Germany), Kyiv Academic Theater “Golden Gate”

2019 – scenographer and costume designer for Felix Austria by Sofia Andrukhovych, directed by Jules Audry (France), Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theater in Ivano-Frankivsk

2019 – scenographer for the baroque opera Acis and Galatea, directed by Tamara Trunova, National Music Academy of Ukraine, Kyiv

2021 – scenographer and costume designer for the electronic opera “Vyshyvanyi. The King of Ukraine”, Serhiy Zhadan, compos. Alla Zahaykevych, directed by Rostylav Derzhypilskyi, choreographed by Olha Semeshkina, Kharkiv National Academic Opera and Ballet Theater

2022 – scenographer and costume designer for Gorky’s Mother, Olena Liagushonkova, directed by Maxim Golenko, Stuttgart State Theater (Germany)

Major exhibitions

2007, 2010, 2013, 2019 – participation in the exhibitions of the Triennial of Scenography named after Daniel Leader, National Museum of Kyiv Art Gallery

2008 – exhibition of creative plein air at the Center for Archaeological Research of the Demeter Charitable Foundation, Kerch

2009 – exhibition “Three Generations of Scenography”, National Academy of Arts of Ukraine, Kyiv

2010 – exhibition of scenography by students of the National Academy of Architecture and Design and ASP, Kyiv – Krakow

2012 – exhibition of scenography “Theater without theater”, Institute of Contemporary Art, Kyiv

2012 – exhibition of scenography “Vitkatsy and us” within the framework of the international theater festival “Golden Lion”, gallery “Dzyga”, Lviv. 

2013 – exhibition of scenography “Vytkatsy and us”, Museum of outstanding figures of Ukrainian culture, Kyiv

2014 – All-Ukrainian exhibition of scenographers “Fight – you will overcome!”

2018 – participation in the III Youth International Theater Forum, Yerevan (Armenia). Organizers: International Confederation of Theater Unions, Union of Theater Workers of Armenia, Ministry of Culture of Armenia.

2021 – participation in the IV Youth International Theater Forum, Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Union of Theater Workers of Uzbekistan.

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