Vladimir Ogula is a PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy and International Relations, Central European University, Vienna. His dissertation explores critical and creative practices of commemorating the Second World War in contemporary Russia, with an emphasis on performance art and political activism. In addition to analysing instances of contemporary art that articulate "memory" of the war in the critique of statehood, violence and militarism, the dissertation uses arts-based methods such as experimental photography and performative writing as "memories of memory" and reflexive attempts to align the form of the thesis with its content. Vladimir's current research is funded by the Austrian Academy of Sciences DOC Fellowship.
Vladimir's research interests include politics of art, everyday life, affect theory and arts-based methods.