Valentina Kiselyova is the co-founder, art director and curator of the Ў Gallery of Contemporary Art in Minsk (together with Anna Chistoserdova). She curated numerous exhibitions in Minsk and abroad. Under her direction, “Ў gallery” won the Art Vilnius International Contemporary Art Fair Award twice, in 2011 and in 2016, as the Best Foreign Gallery. Kiselyova has taken part in international conferences. Her focus lies on development and realization of interdisciplinary collaborative projects.
Lena Prents is an art historian and curator working in Berlin, Minsk, and Vilnius. Her research focuses on the interrelationship of artistic and exhibition practices with socio-political discourses, histories of art in Eastern Europe after World War II, and socialist modernist architecture. In 2016, she curated the project Labour in a Single Shot by Antje Ehmann and Harun Farocki at the Ў Gallery of Contemporary Art in Minsk; and Overcoming Chaos and Practices of Subordination at the Gallery Arsenal in Bialystok.