Participant Profile

Natalia Matsenko


Natalia Matsenko is an independent curator, art critic, and lecturer who lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Natalia curated the exhibition “UNFOLDING LANDSCAPES: Landscape and Poetics in Contemporary Ukrainian Art” (Art Center Silkeborg Bad, Denmark / Royal Museum of Art and History, Brussels / Kunst(Zeug)Haus, Rapperswil, Switzerland, 2022). She also curated the public program and exhibition “Let’s talk about something else” (Kunstmuseum Bochum, Germany, 2022). Since 2018, she has been cooperating with the Landart Symposium “Mohrytsia: The Border Space”, and was a co-curator of the exhibition “Larger Space” (CCA YermilovCenter, Kharkiv, 2019), and of the project “SO WHAT ABOUT THE MAMMOTH? Mohrytsia Epilogue” (The Naked Room Gallery, Kyiv, 2021).

Natalia’s past curatorial projects include an international art residency BIRUCHIY Contemporary Art Project (“The Habitable Zone”, 2013; “Irshansk. Recreation”, 2015; “From a Common Root”, 2016 (Klementowice, Poland / Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv); BIRUCHIY TRANSCARPATHIA 022. ART WAR (2022, The House of Social Innovation, Warszawa), and others.

Born in Cherkasy, Ukraine, Natalia graduated from the Kharkiv State Academy of Design and Arts with a master’s degree in theory and history of art.