Participant Profile

Anna Chistoserdova

Belarus / Germany

Anna Chistoserdova is a Belarusian cultural producer and curator. She re-located to Berlin, Germany, after the brutal crackdown on opposition to the Lukashenka regime. Her practice focuses on socially oriented art, cultural cooperation, cultural policy, cultural management, and non-academic education in culture and arts.

Anna’s current initiatives include co-founding and managing the International Coalition of Culture Workers in Solidarity with Ukraine and managing the perspAKTIV residency program for Belarusian culture workers in Germany and Poland. She is a co-founder and manager of Ambasada Kultury, the initiative of Belarusian culture workers and activists to support and develop connections within and outside the Belarusian cultural community, in Belarus and diaspora.

Anna’s career highlights include co-founding and managing the influential Podzemka Gallery in Minsk in 2004 to 2009. She was a co-owner, artistic director, manager, and curator of international culture projects at the “Ў” gallery of contemporary art in Minsk from 2009 to 2020.

As a member of the European Culture Parliament, Natasa – Eastern Partnership Civil Society Platform for Culture, Oracle Cultural Network, and TEH, Anna actively promotes international cultural cooperation and networking. Anna served on the Advisory Committee Board of the Eastern Partnership Culture Programme from 2011 to 2014 and received the European Diploma on Cultural Project Management and Cultural Policy in 2014.