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Tatsiana Artsimovich (Tania Arcimovich)

About me

I am a scholar, author and curator from Minsk. I graduated from the Belarusian State Academy of Arts in Minsk (Department Theatre Studies) and received Master in Sociology (Cultural Studies) from the European Humanities University (Vilnius).

In 2014-2015, I was awarded a fellowship from the AIR program, CCA Ujazdowski Castle (Poland) and Akademie Solitude (Germany). In 2019, I was a fellow of the PEN Centre Minsk program in Vilnius. In 2019-2021, I contributed to the research project “Reclaimed Avant-garde. Central and Eastern Europe” (organised by The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw and curated by Dariusz Kosiński).

Dissertation: “We are like the foremothers”. Traces of the Avant-gardes in Soviet Belarus

ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6691-3409



  • ‘Speaking about ‘failure’, or how the methodology of feminist studies might help in mapping Belarus’, 22-24.09.2023. The XI International Congress of Belarusian Studies, Gdansk.

  • 'A Claim for Avant-gardes in Belarus. The potential of artistic practices for deterritorialization of knowledge production', 26-28.06.2023. International Conference 'Sharing footnotes of subaltern knowledge and practices: Questioning North-South relations and ethics of international collaboration', University of Arts, Belgrade.

  • ‘Trajectories of Displacement: (Non)Written and Lost Biographies’, 15-16.06.2023. International Conference Women in Tech GENDER & IM/MATERIAL LABOUR, European Humanity University, Vilnius.

  • Diskussion ‚Lessons (Un)Learned? The Legacy of Soviet Dissent and Cultural Resistance in Post-Soviet Belarus’, 24.11.2022. DGO Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde, speaker. 
  • The Revolutionary Body in Soviet Belarus. On the Margins of the Avant-gardes’, 1-3.09.2022. Conference of the European Network for Avant-Garde and Modernism Studies, Globalising the Avant-Garde, Universidade Nova De Lisboa, Lisbon.

  • ‘Jetzt kann ich nur marschieren!’ Art, Witness, Violence’, 31.03.-1.04.2022. Symposium “Repressive Toleranz”, Kunsthalle Meinheim mit Freie Kunstakademie Mannheim.

  • Symposium ‘From Berlin Wall to New Conflict: Eastern European Cleavages and Encounters’, 12-13.11.2021. Osteuropa-Institut, Freien Universität Berlin, panel ‘Civic Culture, Protests and Dissidence’, speaker.

  • 17.-18.03.2023, Seminar "‘A Third Space of the Avant-Gardes in Soviet Belarus. A Frozen Decolonization", Open University of Research ‘Theatrical Avant-garde of Central-Eastern Europe and its presence in modern theatre’, Grotowski Institute, Wroclaw, Poland.
  • 18.11.2022, Belarussisch-Kolloquium, Slavischen Seminar der Universität Zürich 'Was ist Tradition? Körper und Performance in Belarus', Seminar.
  • 8.06.2022, Co-teaching with Pr. Bojana Kunst, Seminar ‘Embodied contestation: (Post)socialist body and performance in Eastern Europe’, MA, Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft.

  • Tania Arcimovich, "Vitebsk as a ‘Third Space’ of Belarusian Avant-garde", in Dariusz Kosiński (Hrsg.), Lexicon. Reclaimed Avant-garde. Central and Eastern Europe. The Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute in Warsaw; Performance Research Books, 2024, pp. 153-162. 
  • Tania Arcimovich, "Trajectories of Displacement: (Non)Written and Erased Biographies", Topos, Journal of Philosophie and Cultural Studies, no2 (2023): 165-184.
  • Tania Arcimovich, "Belarus", in Aneta Mancewicz, Ralf Remshardt (Hrsg.), Routledge Companion to Contemporary European Theatre and Performance, Taylor & Francis, 2023, 25-30. 
  • Tatsiana Artsimovich, “‘People Are Missing.’ And What Can Performance Do?”, KULT_online, no. 63.
  • Tania Arcimovich, Belarusskij eksperimentalnyj teatr v period ottepeli. Mezhdu modernizmom i avangardom [Belarusian Experimental Theatre in the Thaw period. Between Modernism and Avant-garde], Vilnius: European Humanities University, 2020.
  • Tania Arcimovich, "The Transformation of the Language of New Drama in Belarus as a Reflection of a New Model of Identity", in J.A.E. Curtis (Hrsg.), New Drama in Russian. Performance, Politics and Protest in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
Research Interests

  • Cultural Studies
  • Eastern Europe Histories
  • Art History
  • Women's Studies / Feminist Theory
  • Performance / Theatre Studies
  • Critical Theory

  • 2019-2021, International Project "Reclaimed Avant-garde. Polish and Central European theatre avant-garde", Prof. Dr. Dariusz Kosiński, Zbigniew Raszewski Theatre Institute, Warsaw. 
  • 2019, Interdisciplinary research project "Transformation of Emotional Culture and Dissemination of the Depression Discourse in the Post-Soviet Societies", Prof. Dr. Tatisana Shchittsova, European Humanities University, Vilnius.