Olga Kopenkina


Olga Kopenkina is a Belarus-born, New York-based independent curator and art critic. Her exhibitions and projects include Feminism is Politics!, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, NY, 2016; Lenin Icebreaker Revisited, Austrian Cultural Forum, NY, 2014- 15; Sound of Silence: Art during Dictatorship, EFA Project Space, NY, 2012; Reading Lenin with Corporations, 2008-11; Russia: Significant Other, Anna Akhmatova Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2006; Post-Diasporas: Voyages and Missions at the First Moscow Biennale, Moscow, 2005. Kopenkina contributed to such publications as Art Journal, Moscow Art Magazine, ArtMargins, Manifesta Journal, Modern Painters, Afterimage, and others. She is an adjunct professor at New York University, Steinhardt School for Arts and Art Professions, Department of Media, Culture and Communication.


5 Questions with Olga Kopenkina

Curator Olga Kopenkina describes her curatorial practice, which moves away from grand historical narratives toward specific, national histories producing intersectionalities that she feels are missing in art history today.