Lesia Kulchynska, Ph.D.

Ricercatrice post-dottorato

Interessi di ricerca

  • Media theory
  • Art and Politics
  • Violence of the image

Progetto di ricerca 

Violence of the Image

Pubblicazioni (Selezione)

  • “Theory of vain attempts”, in Joseph Beuys. Everyone is an Artist, ed. by Lesia Kulchynska, Medusa, Kyiv,2020, pp. 7–12.
  • (with Oksana Briukhovetska) “About the Right to Truth”, in Right to Truth. Conversations on Art and Feminism, ed. by Oksana Briukhovetska and Lesia Kulchynska, Kyiv 2019.
  • “Strategy of Survival: Reflections about Precariousness and the Power of Art”, Obieg, 14 (2020), URL: https://obieg.pl/184-strategy-of-survival-reflections-about-precariousness-and-the-power-of-art (accessed 28.04.2022).
  • “War in the museum. Interpretation of a dream”, Your Art published, 1 (2019–2020), pp. 181–185.

Curriculum vitae

Lesia Kulchynska is a Kyiv-based curator and visual studies researcher affiliated with the Research Platform of the Pinchuk Art Center. She developed and teaches the course “Violence of the Image” at the Kyiv Academy of Media Arts.
She worked as a curator at the Visual Culture Research Center / VCRC (2011-2019) and Set Independent Art Space (2019–2020). Past curatorial projects developed by Lesia Kulchynska include Ukrainian Body (Kyiv 2012), Some Say You Can Find Happiness There (Kyiv 2015), The School of the Lonesome – at The School of Kyiv (Kyiv Biennial 2015), The Raft CrimeA (Kyiv 2016), Somewhere Out There Somewhere Beside (Nida 2019), Art = Capital ? Public Self-Reflection Program at Kyiv Art Fair (Kyiv 2020), The Reason Of Disappearance (Kyiv 2021), Radically Different Society (New York 2021) and State of Emergence (Bucharest 2022).
Lesia Kulchynska is also author of the talk show “Sincerely about art”, founder of the “Nomadic school of visual education” and of the web project Service Website. Lesia Kulchynska is the author of Meaning Production in Cinema: Genre Mechanisms (Kyiv 2017), editor of The Right to the Truth: Conversations on Art and Feminism (Kyiv 2019) and Joseph Beuys. Everyone is an artist (Kyiv 2020).

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