Solidarity Belarus





Artist-in-Residence programme “Belarus Solidarity”

In Belarus, peaceful protesters and activists are being arrested every day. Since August 2020 the Belarusian population has been fighting peacefully for their political freedom. Many people close to were detained, many of them artists, curators and philosophers.

The last magical land, Belarus, Minsk 2016. Photo: Bazil Bazinato
Bazil Bazinato, The last magical land, Belarus, Minsk 2016

In an expression of solidarity and in close collaboration with ERSTE Foundation, – organizes a residency program for people from the cultural field of Belarus that takes place during December 2020 and January 2021 in Q21/MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.

Solidarity Belarus, Photo: Ulyana Nevzorova Krtek series in public space 2020
«Ў» Gallery of Contemporary Art Minsk


Anna Chistoserdova & Valentina Kiselyova, directors and founders of «Ў» Gallery of Contemporary Art 
Bazil Bazinato, artist 
Ulyana Nevzorova, artist

Cover picture: Ulyana Nevzorova, Krtek series in public space 2020

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.