(UA W. A. R.)


In partnership, [A]Space,  Artists at Risk, and Quinta das Relvas have launched an open call for a four-week artistic residency in Portugal, at Quinta das Relvas, for five Ukrainian women artists from 1 to 28 February 2023, followed by an exhibition in Lisbon at the [A]Space gallery.


With over one hundred applications, we are proud to announce that Anastasiia Podervianska (Kyiv), Halyna Andrusenko (Kyiv), Olga Steinn (Kyiv), Polina Shcherbyna (Kyiv) and Solomiia Ortynska (Lviv) are the five female Ukrainian artists who have been invited to participate in the residency.


To learn more about the project, check the residency presentation here.




  • The residency will run for the month of February 2023.
  • An end-of-residency exhibition will be presented at  the [A]SPACE  Gallery in Lisbon and an online exhibition on [A]SPACE website.
  • 50% of the earnings from the exhibition sale will be donated to a cause supporting the Ukrainian people, with the remaining 50% going to the artists.
  • The Swedish Embassy in Portugal will co-host the exhibition as part of the activities of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union 2023.
  • The exhibition will run from March 9 through April 13, 2023. Further information to come.



The Art Gallery based in Lisbon is funding and organizing the art residency project in Portugal from 1-28 February 2023, hosting Ukrainian women artists and providing them with a safe place in the face of the ongoing war.

The non-profit organization, based in an 18th-century eco-farm in Branca, Albergaria-a-Velha, Portugal, will provide the residency. The artists will stay in a farm with a rich natural and historical heritage where fauna and flora live peacefully together.

[A]SPACE and Quinta das Relvas are honored to collaborate with ARTISTS at RISK to support artists who align with the project's scope and provide valuable assistance in setting up the perimeters of this initiative.

A@R's goal is to assist, relocate and fund artists at risk of persecution, oppression, or fleeing war or terror. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, over 500 hosting institutions have signed up to ARTISTS at RISK across Europe to relocate and support over 1 928 applicants from Ukraine.


Arranged with the help of Alice Bonnot, Independent Curator and Art Advisor to [A]SPACE.