Lesia Maruschak is a Canadian artist of Ukranian descent. Her work takes the form of photo-montages and performance pieces that engage in reinterpretations of photographic archives. Her award-winning project MARIA, deals with the 1932-33 genocide in Soviet Ukraine through field research and by referring to her family photo albums. She explores the politics of memory and its erasure through time, as well as photography's potential to critically address historical events.
She is currently completing two books concerning Canada’s first world war internment operations supported by grants from the Canada First World War Internment Recognition Endowment Council, the Franko Foundation, the Wasylyk Foundation and the Ukrainian Credit Union Ltd. Maruschak is also the founder of the VYDNO Collective which explores and reclaims critical moments in history and gives voice to various lived experiences.