Head of the Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC) and editor at Political Critique
Vasyl Cherepanyn (born in 1980, Ukraine) is Head of the Visual Culture Research Center (VCRC, Kyiv) and an editor of the Political Critique magazine (Ukrainian edition). He works as a lecturer at the Cultural Studies Department of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and holds a PhD in philosophy (aesthetics). Also, he worked as a guest lecturer at European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, at University of Helsinki, Finland, at the Political Critique Institute for Advanced Studies in Warsaw, Poland, and at Greifswald University, Germany. He was also a visiting fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Austria. In 2015, VCRC has received the European Cultural Foundation’s Princess Margriet Award for Culture for its activities. Visual Culture Research Center is the organiser of The School of Kyiv – Kyiv Biennial 2015, The Kyiv International – Kyiv Biennial 2017 and The Kyiv International – ’68 NOW. In 2018, the VCRC was selected for an Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory grant.