Conference 2016


The 11th International Biennial on Contemporary Textile Art “Scythia 11” took place June 15-26, 2016, Kherson, Ukraine.


From the beginning “Scythia” mission has been to promote contemporary textile art, while educating the general public and providing inspiration to artists, designers and other textile specialists. Four days of the Symposium allowed the participants to take a closer look at the exhibited art works and learn more about art works on display. Throughout four-day symposium attendees were able to make presentations on a wide range of topics.


Artists, designers, curators of exhibitions, owners of museum and collections, lecturers and heads of departments of design, fashion and textiles:

• University Davis (California, USA),

• Stanford University (California, USA),

• Australian National University (Canberra, Australia),

• Bigli University (Istanbul, Turkey),

• Marmara University (Istanbul, Turkey),

• Cukurova University (Adana, Turkey),

• Mimar Sinan University (Istanbul, Turkey),

• Teesside University (Yorkshire, Great Britain),

• University of Gothenburg (Gothenburg, Sweden),

• University n.a. Stefanyk (Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine),

• Kyiv National University of Technology and Design (Kyiv, Ukraine)

• College of Culture (Kherson, Ukraine)




Ludmila Egorova, organiser of “Scythia”, member of ETN, member of National Artists’ Union of Ukraine


Andrew Schneider, co-organiser of “Scythia”, artist, researcher, Sr.lecturer, ETN member, member of National Artists’ Union of Ukraine


Jennifer Robertson, owner of J. Robertson Weaving, lecturer, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia


Christine Altona, artist, ETN, ATA member, Gauting, Germany


Susan T. Avila, Professor and Chair, Department of Design, University of California, Davis, USA


Connie B. Strayer, Sr. lecturer / designer, Stanford University, California, USA


Iryna Mintus, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, Kyiv, Ukraine


Natalia Beskin, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design, Kyiv, Ukraine


Maryna Naumchuk, textile artist, Vinnytza, Ukraine


Karin Gustavsson, Sr. lecturer, Gothenburg, University, Sweden


Annie Johansson, lecturer, Gothenburg, University, Sweden


Oylum Oktem Isozen, Assistant Professor, Bilgi University, Art Director of Ottoman Clothing Collection House Museum, Istanbul, Turkey


Galyna Diugovska, artist, member of National Artists’ Union of Ukraine, Designers’ Union of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine


Rob Burton, Head of Art and Design Department, Teesside University Stokesley, Middlesbrough, UK


Engin Alpat, Fashion designer, Cukurova University, Adana, Turkey


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