State of the ART(ist)

Credit: Florian Voggeneder

Jury and Advisors 2022

Photograph provided by the PinchukArtCentre. Photographed by Valentyna Rostovikova

Björn Geldhof (UA)

Artistic Director of the PinchukArtCentre

Geldhof has curated numerous projects internationally, including: Ukrainian National Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2015), Future Generation Art Prize exhibitions in Venice (2011, 2013, 2017, 2019) and This is Ukraine: Defending Freedom, an official collateral event of the 59th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2022). He has curated many solo-exhibitions and thematic exhibitions, such as China China, Fear and Hope, Loss: in Memory of Babyn Yar, Suns and Neons above Kazakhstan, Democracy Anew, Fragile State, and The Forbidden Image and has worked with among others: Damián Ortega, Olafur Eliasson, Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Jenny Holzer, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Tony Oursler, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Shilpa Gupta, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Marina Abramovic, Santiago Sierra, and Carlos Motta.

Photo by Karin Salathé

Boris Magrini (CH)

Head of programme and Curator at HEK (House of Electronic Arts)

Boris Magrini is head of programme and curator at HEK (House of Electronic Arts). He studied art history at the University of Geneva and completed his PhD at the University of Zurich. Curated shows include Earthbound (2022), Radical Gaming (2021), Entangled Realities (2019), and Future Love (2018). His book Confronting the Machine (Berlin/Boston 2017) examines the traditional narratives relating artistic production to technology. Some of his publications include: “Automation and Intentionality” in Automated Photography (ECAL/Lausanne, Mörel Books: 2021), and “Hackteria: An Example of Neomodern Activism” (Leonardo Electronic Almanac Vol. 20, Issue 1, 2014).

Photo by Ivor Stodolsky

Marita Muukkonen (FI)

Marita Muukkonen (FI) is co-founder and co-director of Artists at Risk (AR) / Ecologists at Risk (ER) / Perpetuum Mobile (PM), for which she recently co-curated the symposium “Institutions and Resistance – Alliances for Art at Risk” at ZKM | Karlsruhe.

Marita has been curator at FRAME – Contemporary Art Finland, editor of FRAMEWORK: The Finnish Art Review, chairperson of the Helsinki International Artists-in-Residence Programme (HIAP) and held key functions at the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art (NIFCA). She has curated exhibitions and events e.g in MoMA in New York, ZKM, Moderna Museet, Kiasma, Manifesta, Venice Biennial, Kyiv Biennial and Athens Biennial. Curatorial projects and publications include The Raw, The Cooked and The Packaged; The Arts Assembly; The Square; The Artists at Risk (AR) Pavilions. She is also a contributor to art publications.



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