Participant Profile

Elena Ishchenko


Elena is a curator, researcher and writer. Since 2017, Elena has been a curator at the Typography Center for Contemporary Art in Krasnodar. In 2018, Elena together with curator Maria Sarycheva organized an imaginary organization League of Tenders which researches notions of care and play in various collectivities. In 2015–17, Elena worked in the Research Department at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow as part of the research group for the project Open Systems: Self-Organized Art Initiatives in Russia: 2000–2015. Elena was a nominee for the INNOVATION Contemporary Art Prize 2017 in the Curatorial Project category and winner of the INNOVATION Contemporary Art Prize 2018 in the Regional Project category for Supercover exhibition and festival. Her curatorial and research work focuses on self-organized initiatives, art communities, and collective practices in art. 

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