Vasyl Cherepanyn (born 1980) is Head of the Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC, Kyiv), he works as a lecturer at the Cultural Studies Department of the University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and holds a PhD in philosophy (aesthetics). He has been lecturing at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), University of Helsinki, Free University of Berlin, Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, University of Vienna, Masaryk University in Brno, Institute for Advanced Studies of the “Political Critique” in Warsaw, Greifswald University. He was also a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna. He recently co-edited “Guidebook of The Kyiv International” (Medusa Books, 2018) and “’68 NOW” (Archive Books, 2019) and curated “The European International” (Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam) and “Hybrid Peace” (Stroom, The Hague) projects. VCRC is the organizer of “The School of Kyiv – Kyiv Biennial 2015”, “The Kyiv International – Kyiv Biennial 2017”, and “Black Cloud – Kyiv Biennial 2019”. VCRC has received the European Cultural Foundation’s Princess Margriet Award for Culture in 2015, and the Igor Zabel Award Grant for Culture and Theory 2018.
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