Participant Profile

Lizaveta German


Lizaveta German is a researcher with a PhD in art history. She has been a part of an independent curatorial collective with Maria Lanko since 2013. Most recently, in collaboration with Maria Lanko and Borys Filonenko, Lizaveta co-curated Fountain of Exhaustion, the project by Pavlo Makov presented at the Ukrainian Pavilion at the 59th La Biennale di Venezia in 2022. (The Art Margins interview with Maria about her journey to evacuate the artwork for the Biennale at the beginning of the russian war against Ukraine.)

Lizaveta was a guest curator at the Liverpool Biennial (2016, UK). She co-edited the books The Art of the Ukrainian Sixties and Decommunized: Ukrainian Soviet Mosaics, contributed to the educational websites Cultural Project and Sense, and lectured on Contemporary Art at Kyiv Academy of Media Arts.

During the Art Prospect residency, German gave lectures on the history and theory of curation, lead a series of workshops on curating and preparing art projects (the basics of curatorial research, guidelines for putting together a display and writing wall texts, conventions of interacting with artists), and served as a consultant for ArtEast students’ final exhibition. German visited studios and local art institutions. She also studied museum collections in Bishkek and nearby cities as part of research for a book about the history of curation in Ukraine and other former Soviet countries.