OKNa – From Proto-Slavic *okъno (“window”) – is a cultural center dedicated to providing artistic programming, residencies and educational projects while establishing a close cooperation between Eastern Europe and Portugal. Engaging with artists, researchers, and other cultural actors, the space celebrates CEE as an invaluable source of contemporary culture, researching and curating the New East.

Since 2017, our intercultural dialogue programs have sustained strategic partnerships enabling the movement of content as well as identifying a stable pool of thinkers, cultural managers and institutions that can support international cooperations between the territories.

Our plan is to become a leading voice on East European contemporary art and become a forum for critical conversations around art and issues of social and economic justice in the region. OKNa is supported by a network of contributors and a small dedicated staff headquartered in Porto, Portugal.

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Represented Countries: Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Poland, Belarus, Czechia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova, Albania, Macedonia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine, Kosovo, Portugal.

OKNA is accepting applications for fully-funded ERASMUS+ trainees. Open to enrolled students interested to take the opportunity to do an internship through the European mobility programme. Contact us for the application details →

OKNA Cultural Association Board:

2020 – 2024 | Radu Sticlea, Bianca Stanea, Iolanda Vasile, Livia Krisztina Barts, Teresa Vieira, Andrei Pantea, Aleksandras Siktorovas, Beatrix Rencsisovszki

2016 – 2020 | André Lamieras, Radu Sticlea, Iolanda Vasile, Anna Van der Jagt, Ana Borges , Rita Marinho, Adriana Susma, Steliana Mazilu, Adrian Calugaru

Team

Radu Sticlea – President / Art Director – radu[at]pluseast.com
Bianca Stanea – Projects Manager – bianca[at]pluseast.com

2021
Bohdan Zhuk, Mihail Cebanu, Aleksandras Šiktorovas, Simona Rukuižaitė, Andrei Pantea, Adam Engler, Dominika Lusniak

2020
Bianca Stanea, Bohdan Zhuk, Mihail Cebanu, Lucia Vasilová, Aleksandras Šiktorovas, Olga Wardęga, Simona Rukuižaitė, Andrei Alecsandru, Adam Engler, Petra Mikolasova

2019
Lena Klyukina, Leander Meresaar, Aleksandras Šiktorovas, Pavla Rouskova, Andreea Mircea, Iulia Pop, Rebeka Lukosus, Lucia Vasilova

2018
Alexandru Ponoran, Isabela Olaru, Mona Shirin

Collaborators:

Teresa Vieira, Alexandru Belc, Alexandru Ponoran, Andrei Cohn, Lena Klyukina, Kristi Luht, Ignas Meilunas, Lizete Upite, Lena Klyukina, Mirjam Siim, Eglé Plytnikaitė, Alexandra Balteanu, Andrei Dascalescu, Cristi Iftime, Aleksandra Fluda, Nicolae Constantin Tănase, Sasha Godiaieva, Ana Rita Vale, André Calvete, Olja Triaška Stefanovič, Daniel Gonçalves Quintã, Bianca Stanea, Rebeka Lukošus, Portakal, Serena Barbieri, Celia Lostrego, Shannon Lawn, Melissa Rodrigues, Inês Barbosa, Desirée Desmarattes – Interstruct Collective, Gollum, Miruna Boari, Roxana Stroe, Norbert Fodor, Eduard Parvu, Andrei Huțuleac, Ivar Murd, Sander Joon, Mari Kivi, Liis Kokk, Jung Hyun Kim, Teele Strauss, Michael Frei, Edmunds Jansons, Pablo M. Ballarín, Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, Erik Alunurm, Mihkel Reha, Mari-Liis Rebane, Mari Pakkas, Lilli-Krõõt Repnau, Yyhely Hälvin, Silvia Vieira, Kullar Viimne, Iulia Pop, Andreea Mircea, Chintis Lundgren, Ruta Pakalne, Kamil Bouška, Jaanis Valk, Lindon Krasniqi, Bojana Videkanic, Elwira Wojtunik, Popesz Csaba Láng, Dusan Barok