PinchukArtCentre’s ex-director Peter Doroshenko appointed head of New York Ukrainian Museum
Peter Doroshenko, previously the president of the Kyiv-based PinchukArtCentre and the executive director of Dallas Contemporary art museum, has been appointed the new director of the Ukrainian Museum in New York, according to Christie’s. Doroshenko is currently working with the auction house on a series of exhibitions of Ukrainian art.
One of the latest shows co-organized by Doroshenko and Christie’s was the exposition of contemporary Ukrainian artists in the diaspora. It featured photographs from Boris Mikhailov’s Salt Lake and Yelena Yemchuk’s Mabel, Betty & Bette series, Anna Kulachek’s stencils, and pictures by Ira Lupu from her On Dreams and Screens project.
Peter Doroshenko was born in 1962 in Chicago to a Ukrainian family. In the late nineties, Doroshenko was a trustee of the board at the Soros Center for Contemporary Art in Kyiv. From 2006 to 2010, he was appointed the first president of PinchukArtCentre, the largest center for contemporary art in Ukraine. After that, he worked as executive director of Dallas Contemporary art museum in Texas. In May 2022, he left the museum. In addition to that, Doroshenko commissioned the Ukraine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale three times, in 2007, 2009, and 2017.
After 11 years at @DALcontemporary, executive director Peter Doroshenko is leaving. He'll exit next year when his contract's up. The news actually was out last week - with a job opening on LinkedIn. But today the Contemporary made it official. https://t.co/C19DXyEWUK pic.twitter.com/x9NbpJlpQy— KERA's Art&Seek (@artandseek) October 27, 2021
The Ukrainian Museum in New York was founded in 1976 by the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America. The exhibition was based on a collection of folk art. It is America’s largest museum that collects and preserves the cultural heritage of Ukrainian migrants. The museum’s collections feature Ukrainian family archives over the past century, old photographs, antique books, posters, coins, postal stamps, documents, etc. In 2005, the museum moved to a new modern building in Manhattan.
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