Ludmila Christeseva is an accomplished artist and curator, recognized for her commitment to amplifying female voices in the arts through various international projects.
In 2022, she courageously proclaimed, “I do not have the right to paint in the shadow of war!” Transforming her studio, Artten, into a refuge became an act of compassion—a sanctuary for displaced mothers and children from Ukraine.
Since then, Christeseva has led public textile workshops with a focus on producing camouflage nets to contribute to saving lives in Ukraine. Her initiative has resonated globally, illustrating powerful patterns of compassion, sisterhood, solidarity, and a shared desire for peace. Today, it stands recognized as a textile movement for peace, named “Crafts that Unite, Heal, and Last.” Weaving with Christeseva has evolved into a means for many people who have lost homes and families to discover new friendships and find support for new hopes, dreams, possibilities, and overall well-being.
In 2023, Ludmila founded the NGO Artten Foundation, continuing her mission to weave for positive societal change. Diverse activities unfold at her artist studio on Artillerigatan 10 in Stockholm, hosting workshops, courses, and study circles.