As a documentary photographer and videographer, Natalka Diachenko approaches questions of cultural heritage, archiving, marginalized history, and the relation between the personal and intimate and global historical narratives.
She is a member of the self-organized art initiative DE NE DE. Founded in 2015, the initiative unites artists, historians and architects intending to study and preserve the
inconvenient and non-obvious Ukrainian cultural heritage and cultural heritage of Soviet period in Ukraine. The group has a focus on architecture and public art, which is under the threat of destruction.
Recent exhibitions of Natalka Diachenko are: Out of Sight (Gallery Stadtpark, Austria, 2022), You’ve got to be here! (Lokal_30, Poland, 2022), First impression (Braga, Portugal, 2022), Online exhibition Trust Cut (Ukraine, 2022), The Service of Strange Services (Kyiv, 2021), ДЕЗЕЛЕНІЗАЦІЯ / DE-GREENING (Kyiv, 2019), Here again (Mala Gallery Arsenal, Kyiv, 2019), Festival Construction (Dnipro, Ukraine, 2018) etc.
Natalka Diachenko was born in Korsun-Shevchenkivskyi and moved to Kyiv in 2006, and has been living and working there since the start of a full-scale invasion of russian troops on the territory of Ukraine. As a resident of the program Zu Gast bei Urbane Künste Ruhr she is based in Mülheim an der Ruhr from January to July 2023.