Maria Lanko

Independent curator, researcher, art critic

Maria Lanko graduated  the Institute of Philology of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (Department of Eastern Studies).

Through 2008–2012 collaborated as an art manager with various Ukrainian institutions: Karas Gallery (2008), EIDOS arts development foundation (2009), Ya Gallery art centre (2010 2012). Had internship at Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice (2009) and residency at Node Center for Curatorial Studies in Berlin (2011).

Maria Lanko took part in Curatorial Platform, a two year educational program for curators at PinchukArtCentre. She curated the concluding exhibition of I KyivAIR–2013 at the Kyiv National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture. Since January 2014 has worked with Liza German on research and curatorial projects.

Maria Lanko is a permanent contributor to Korydor magazine, Ukrayinska Pravda. Lecturer at the Cultural Project and Kyiv National Academy of Fine Arts and Architecture.

 Together with the “Open Group” and Lizaveta German she cofounded media project as an instrument for long-term research of artistic practices.