Participant Profile

Svitlana Biedarieva

Ukraine / Mexico

June 2023 update: ArtsLink International Fellowship postponed

Svitlana Biedarieva is an art historian, curator, and artist. Her main research focus is contemporary Ukrainian art, decolonisation, and the ongoing Russia’s war against Ukraine. She also works with selected topics of Eastern European and Latin American art. Svitlana holds a PhD in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.

In 2019–20, Svitlana curated the exhibition At the Front Line. Ukrainian Art, 2013–2019 in Mexico and Canada. She is the editor of Contemporary Ukrainian and Baltic Art: Political and Social Perspectives, 1991–2021 (Stuttgart: ibidem Press, 2021) and co-editor (with Hanna Deikun) of At the Front Line. Ukrainian Art, 2013–2019 (Mexico City: Editorial 17, 2020).

Svitlana has published her critical texts on Ukrainian art in such academic and media outlets as October, ArtMargins Online, post MoMA, Revue Critique d’Art, Financial Times, Hyperallergic, and The Art Newspaper, among others.