Marharyta Kalyuzhna – In Anticipation (of Victory and the End of the War)
Marharyta Kalyuzhna has been living in Slovenia for 18 years. She comes from the city of Kryvyi Rih. In Ukraine, she attended an art club and completed vocational school for the profession of “Tailor-Modeler”. She studied at the Kyiv National Economic University and obtained the profession of “Manager”. Painting is her hobby. In Marharyta’s artwork titled “In Anticipation (of Victory and the End of the War),” she portrays the dichotomy faced by individuals seeking refuge in a new country. On one hand, they anxiously await the war’s conclusion and the chance to return home, while on the other hand, they find themselves ingrained in a new country solely because they cannot be in their homeland. This situation presents an impossible predicament – being trapped between two opposing desires or realities, unable to fully reconcile their longing for their home country and their current presence in a foreign land.