Kateryna Filyuk was born in 1986, Ukraine. She is a curator and art critic. She holds an MA in Philosophy from Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University. She has worked for the First Kyiv International Biennale of Contemporary Art ARSENALE 2012 as managing editor of the catalogue and coordinator of the discussion platform. In 2012, she took part in the 4th Gwangju Biennale International Curator Course, followed by the MMCA International Research Fellowship at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Korea with a final essay on Korean New Media Art, in 2014. Filyuk has been involved in the organization of exhibitions in various galleries and institutions and contributed to a number of Ukrainian magazines and online platforms such as Art Ukraine. Currently she is director of Dymchuk Gallery (Kyiv).

Kateryna Filyuk

Tetyana Filevska was born in1983. She is an art manager, curator, and researcher based in Kyiv, Ukraine. Filevska graduated from the Department of Philosophy at Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and has worked for the EIDOS Arts Development Foundation, CSM/The Center for Contemporary Art Foundation, and the IZOLYATSIA Platform for Cultural Initiatives, as well as at Mystetskyi Arsenal as part of the Education and Public Programming team for the first Kyiv biennale of contemporary art, ARSENALE 2012. From August 2015 to December 2016, she coordinated the exhibition program of IZOLYATSIA. Platform for Cultural Initiatives in Kyiv.

Kateryna Filyuk

Tetyana Filevska

Vasyl Cherepanyn is a director of the Visual Culture Research Center (Kiev, Ukraine), teaches at the Cultural Studies Department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and is the editor of "Political Critique" magazine (Ukrainian edition). The Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC) was founded in 2008 as a platform for collaboration between artists, activists and academics. Since its inception, VCRC had organised numerous debates, research seminars, conferences, exhibitions and actions in public space. It is a self-organised initiative that aims to create a productive environment for the interaction between engaged knowledge, critical art, and grassroots politics. VCRC’s claim is to react to the needs and problems of the local context from the universal emancipatory perspective. The activities of the Center usually deal with the issues that are silenced or misrepresented in public debates, both in mainstream and professionalised circles.

Vasyl Cherepanyn

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