Olya Zovskaya is an artist with a professional background in architecture. Her practice explores the effects and legacy of the Soviet and russian empires in the contemporary contexts of Armenia, Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) and Ukraine, asking: what role do architecture and urban space play in historical events, people’s memories, and the creation of ideological narratives? Throughout her practice, she pays special attention to relations between constructed narratives and personal memories and experiences. Olya’s ongoing work focuses on the history of the town of Shushi in Artsakh and the conflictual processes surrounding it. She is currently based in Stockholm and Yerevan.