VALERIE KARPAN

Artist, educator, curator. Co-founder of the NGO Cultural Geographies and the Children Geographies initiative. She works in field of media art, participatory art, and cultural education. Author of the project Novikov1893, Kyiv, City traces, Chervonograd (2017). Resident within the Gaude Polonia scholarship, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland (2018), author of the Watch Out! educational project in the Gallery Labirynth, Lublin, Poland 2018, co-curator and coordinator of the project Inclusive photolaboratory, Kyiv (2018). Participant and curator of international exhibitions in Ukraine, Germany and Poland.

Curator and coordinator of educational projects in PinchukArtCentre, author of thematic tours and lectures in PinchukArtCentre, National cultural and museum complex “Mystetskyi Arsenal”. Curator of contemporary art exhibitions at Port creative hub, author of articles and reviews of art and culture. Works with participatory art practices and on the topic of integration children’s ideas into urban planning.

A participant of the CSM program, in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Ukraine “City Mosaic” (2015), the Culture for local development program implemented by Culture.pl and the European Solidarity Center (ECS) in partnership with Solidarity Fund PL in Moldova (2016) .

Master of cultural studies in NaUKMA (Kyiv, Ukraine).