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Boris CHUKHOVICH

Independent curator, art historian, specialist of modern and contemporary arts of Central Asia. Boris Chukhovich was born in Tashkent and worked at the Art History and Theory Research Institute of Arts Academy of Uzbekistan until 1998, when he immigrated to Canada.

He has been collaborating with scientific institutions and universities in Canada and France including Maison des sciences de l'Homme (Paris), Université du Québec à Montréal, Université Laval (Quebec) and York University (Toronto). His curatorial works include projects such as Museum of Central Asian Arts (Exhibition Center at Université de Montreal), New Orientalism in Quebec (Montreal, 2004), After Catastrophe (Ottawa, 2004), Return of the Metaphor (Montreal Biennale, 2007).

Boris Chukhovich is also the author of many virtual museum and university projects. He works as an artist in digital media. Boris lives and works in Montreal.

 

Georgy MAMEDOV

Curator and art manager. He worked as the director of Bactria Cultural Centre in Dushanbe, Tajikistan till 2009. At the moment he is studying philosophical anthropology and philosophy of culture in Moscow. At the same time he is the curator of a Central Asian interdisciplinary project Artist and/in Community.

Under his leadership Bactria Cultural Centre in Dushanbe has grown into a dynamic art space with innovative programming in visual arts and music. Project Artist and/in Community makes an attempt to reconsider the role of art and artist in contemporary society, challenge established formats of production and presentation of art, explore potential of contemporary artistic practices as stewards of social change.

 

Oksana SHATALOVA

Art critic, author of many articles on Central Asian arts, photo and video artist. Oksana is the curator of several art projects, including STILLS – Central Asian photo project – in which more than 80 artists participated from five countries of the region.

As an artist, Oksana Shatalova has participated in more than fifty contemporary arts exhibitions. In particular, her works have been exhibited at the 53rd Venice Biennale, at the first Biennale in Thessaloniki, at the second Biennale in Moscow and in other major exhibitions (East from Nowhere, Turin 2009; Bum-Bum, Bishkek 2008; Body, Naples 2007, etc.).

As one of the most active art critics in Central Asia, she publishes her articles on many web sites and in printed press around the world.

Oksana lives and works in Rudny, Kazakhstan.

 

   
       
photos: 2009 & 2010 © Karina Victoria Sieres & BCh   
54th Venice Biennale   © 2010-2012 Central Asia Pavilion