Participant Profile

Oleksandr Mykhed


Mykhed is the author of two books and curator of the multimedia initiative Amnesia project: an open platform, which was shortlisted in 2014 for best world projects at SOUNDOUT! New Ways of Presenting Literature festival in Berlin. He was working on a novel about the Chernobyl nuclear catastrophe which combined documentation with a fictional story of two brothers.

A literary scholar as well as a writer, Mykhed teaches creative writing at Taras Shevchenko National University in Kiev using an interdisciplinary approach that reflects on contemporary literature in the context of film and visual art. He wanted to better understand contemporary literature, creative writing education and arts management practices in the U.S. and to generate partnerships with creative professionals and community members.