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Svitlana Biedarieva

Former George F. Kennan Fellow

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Svitlana Biedarieva is an art historian, curator, and artist. Her research focus is contemporary Ukrainian art, decoloniality, and Russia’s ongoing war against Ukraine. She holds a PhD in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art. She is the editor of Contemporary Ukrainian and Baltic Art: Political and Social Perspectives, 1991–2021 (2021) and the co-editor of At the Front Line. Ukrainian Art, 2013–2019 (2020). She has published on Ukrainian art in OctoberArtMargins Online, post at MoMABurlington Contemporary, Financial Times, and The Art Newspaper, among others. In 2022, she was selected as the CEC ArtsLink International Fellow (hosted by the University of Kansas) and the Non-Resident Visiting Fellow at the IERES at the George Washington University. Currently, she is working on a monograph Ambicoloniality and War: The Ukrainian-Russian Case (Palgrave Macmillan, 2023, forthcoming). Website: