Lesia Kulchynska, PhD, is a Kyiv-based art curator and visual studies researcher currently affiliated with Bibliotheca Hertziana – Max Planck Institute for Art History. She taught Cultural Studies and Media Studies at the Kyiv Academy of Media Arts, worked as a researcher at Pinchuk Art Center, as well as a curator at the Visual Culture Research Center and Set Independent Art Space (Kyiv). Lesia curated the The School of the Lonesome chapter at The Kyiv Biennial 2015 “The School of Kyiv”.
In 2018-19, she was a Fulbright Scholar residing at New York University. Her research interests are the theory and history of the image.