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The PinchukArtCentre Finalises the First Edition of the Curatorial Platform

15 January 2014

The first edition of the PinchukArtCentre’s Curatorial Platform – two year training program, aiming to form new generation of art professionals – has ended. Tatiana Kochubynska, the participants of the project, joins the art centre’s team on a permanent basis as Junior Curator.   

With its curatorial platform, the PinchukArtCentre offered a chance for the new generation of Ukrainians, giving them an opportunity to develop their competence on a high international professional level with prospect of growing into a museum professional in the field of contemporary art.

The finalists of the Curatorial Platform Tatiana Kochubynska, Lizaveta German, and Maria Lanko were chosen from more than 130 applicants and started their residency in January 2012. During a two year full time study, combining a theoretical and practical training,   they have been receiving experience on all fields of exhibition making and art-handling.

Being imbedded into the structure of the PinchukArtCentre, the participants of the Curatorial Platform co-curated the PAC-UA exhibitions by Sergiy Bratkov and Alexey Salmanov as well as solo shows by young Polish artists in the context of Ukrainian-Polish exchange programmeTransfer”. They were also intensively involved in the educational program of the art centre and took part in creation of concept of the Ukrainian contemporary art archive.

Björn Geldhof, the Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre: “We are proud with the result of the Curatorial Platform which has proven to be a successful program line to develop upcoming curatorial talent for the Ukrainian art scene. We are extremely happy that Tatiana Kochubynska will now be a permanent member of the team of the PinchukArtCentre as a Junior Curator, making exhibitions and supporting the general educational program of the art centre. We wish Lizaveta German and Maria Lanko much luck in their future endeavours and we are confident that they will be very meaningful for the future of Ukrainian art.” 

Curatorial Platform is a training program of the PinchukArtCentre based on the high institutional competence as well as the experience of its team of professionals offering access to the best practice and knowledge. All participants were introduced to the different fields of exhibitions curating practices while working on national and international projects. They were offered lectures, workshops and discussions by leading international experts.

The program has been developed by Dr. Stephan Schmidt-Wulffen, rector of the New Design University St.Pölten and the head of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna (2002-2011), in collaboration with by Christine Haupt-Stummer, M.A. and in close cooperation with Eckhard Schneider, General Director of the PinchukArtCentre as well as Björn Geldhof, Deputy Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre.

PinchukArtCentre is the largest and most dynamic private contemporary art centre in Central and Eastern Europe.  As a project of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, it is dedicated to fostering artistic education, creation and appreciation in Ukraine. It provides a sustainable contribution to the cultural participation and emancipation of Ukrainian art and society. It also gives a significant contribution to the cultural dialogue between East and West, and between national identity and international challenge. Recent events have included personal exhibitions by Jeff Wall, Gary Hume, Olafur Eliasson, Candice Breitz, Damian Ortega, Sergey Bratkov, Subodh Gupta, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor, and others. The art centre has founded Prizes to support national and international young artists up to 35. The PinchukArtCentre represented Ukraine in 2007 and 2009 at the Venice Biennale organizing the official Ukrainian Pavilion as well as with Future Generation Art Prize@Venice exhibitions in 2011 and 2013 as part of the Collateral events of the Venice Biennale.

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