Born 1954 in Odessa, Ukraine. Art-historian, art-critic, curator.
Graduated from Odessa State University (1978); Institute of Painting, Sculpture & Architecture, St. Petersburg, RF (1992). Director of the Soros CCA – Odessa (1996-2000). Since 2002 – curator of Odessa Museum of the History of Jews. Curator/co-curator of a number of contemporary art exhibitions and projects, including International Festival “Free Zone” (Odessa Art museum, 1994); “Kandinsky Syndrome” (Odessa Museum of History & Local Lore, 1995); “Unnatural Selection” (Center of Ukrainian Culture, Odessa, 1997); “Self-government: Cultural Evolution vs. Revolution”, (III Odessa Biennale MoOMA, Odessa Art Museum, 2013); «Manifesto« (IV Odessa Biennale, MoOMA, Odessa Museum of the West and East Art , 2015).
Lives and works in Odessa, Ukraine.
— project co-curator
Born 1970 in Uzhgorod, Ukraine. Artist, curator. Graduated from the Economic University, Odessa, in 1993. Has been practicing in contemporary visual arts since 1994, working in various media including video, photo, installation, site-specific projects. Director of the Center for Contemporary Art - Odessa (2000-2003); co-founder of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Odessa (1999-2003). Curator of Museum of Odessa Modern Art (since 2013). Participated in the numerous contemporary art exhibitions and projects in Ukraine and abroad, including “Free Zone”, Odessa Art Museum, 1994; “Belleville – Milieu du Monde”, La Forge Art Center, Paris, 1996; “Video Flash”, Hohenthal und Bergen gallery, Cologne, Germany, 1997; “Impakt”, International Festival of Innovative Audiovisual Arts, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 1998; “Labyrinth”, The 2-nd Triennial of Graphic Arts, Prague, 1998; “After the Wall. Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe”, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, 1999; Hamburger Bahnhof, Museum of Contemporary Art, Berlin, 2000; Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, Budapest, 2000;
“Regards sur l’Ukraine”, Passage de Retz, Paris, 1999; “Future is Now”, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 1999; “Onufri 99”, National Gallery of Arts, Tirana, 1999; “Part of the System”, Rotor Association of Contemporary Art, in conjunction with Steirischer Herbst Festival, Graz, Austria, 2000; “Farewell to Arms!”, Art Arsenal - National Cultural-Art & Museum Complex, Kyiv, 2004; “Video dia Loghi”, French Culture Center, Turin, Italy, 2006; “Scenarios of the Future”, Museum of Odessa Modern Art, 2012; Curator/co-curator of a number of contemporary art exhibitions & projects, including “4 Rooms” (DADA gallery, Odessa, 1996); “Supermarket” (Center for Rehabilitation, Odessa, 1997); “Found Stuff. The Newest Art of Ukraine” (Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv; “Art System”, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL, USA, 2000-2003); “On the Spot. Contemporary Art from Central Asia and Caucasus” (Odessa Sea Port Terminal, 2002); “Scenarios of the Future” (Museum of Odessa Modern Art, 2012-2013). Lectures and seminars at the Center for Contemporary Art – Almaty (2000), Malmo Art Academy (2002), Odessa Academy of Architecture (2003), Museum of Odessa Modern Art (2011). Publications in periodicals. Lives and works in Odessa, Ukraine.
— director of Museum of Odessa Modern Art, commissar of Odessa biennale.
Born 1952 in Odessa, Ukraine. Graduated from Odessa Polytechnic Institute in 1974, finished graduate school of Moscow Institute of Steel & Alloys in 1985. PhD in engineering. In 1977-1998 — the Head of Department in the Scientific Research Institute of Foundry. The Board Chairman of Odessa public organization “Center for Development” (since 2012). Director of Museum of Odessa Modern Art (since 2008). Organizer of a lot of the museum projects including “Self-government: Cultural Evolution vs. Revolution”, (III Odessa Biennale, MoOMA, Odessa Art Museum, 2013); «Manifesto« (IV Odessa Biennale, MoOMA, Odessa Museum of the West and East Art, 2015); «Enfant Terrible. Odessa conceptualism«, National Art Museum of Ukraine, MoOMA, 2015).
Lives and works in Odessa, Ukraine.