Dr.Svitlana Biedarieva is an art historian, curator, and artist. Her current research focus is contemporary Ukrainian art, decoloniality, and Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine. She also works on selected topics in Eastern European and Latin American art. She holds a Ph.D. in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. She is the editor of Contemporary Ukrainian and Baltic Art: Political and Social Perspectives, 1991–2021 (2021) and co-editor of At the Front Line. Ukrainian Art, 2013–2019 (2020). She has published critical texts on Ukrainian art in academic and media outlets such as October, ArtMargins Online, posts at MoMA, Revue Critique d’Art, Burlington Contemporary, Financial Times, and The Art Newspaper, among others. In 2022, she was selected as the CEC ArtsLink International Fellow (in collaboration with the University of Kansas) and the Non-Resident Visiting Fellow at the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies at George Washington University. In 2023, she will be the George F. Kennan Fellow at the Kennan Institute, Wilson Centre. Currently, she is working on a monograph, Ambicoloniality and War: The Ukrainian-Russian Case (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, forthcoming).
Art Historian and artist, Universidad Iberoamericana, Ciudad de México & Kyiv School of Economics