Participant Profile

Olena Chervonik


Olena Chervonik is a PhD candidate in art history at the University of Oxford, writing her dissertation on the early history of photography. Currently Olena cooperates with the Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography (MOKSOP) as an academic editor and translator of the series on the history and theory of photography.

Previously, Olena received her master’s degree in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts in New York and an ABD in Slavic languages and literatures and art history from the University of Kansas. She also worked as a curator of contemporary art in a number of institutions, including the Philadelphia Museum of Art (USA), Izolyatsia, the Platform for Cultural Initiatives (Donets, Ukraine), Videonale, the Festival of Video Art in Kunstmuseum Bonn (Germany), and the Spencer Museum of Art in Kansas (USA).