The British Council in Ukraine and Liverpool Biennial are delighted to announce successful applicant (selected through the open call) to the next iteration of SWAP: UK/Ukraine Curatorial Residency — Olena Kasperovych, curator and arts manager from YermilovCentre (Kharkiv, Ukraine). In this second year, we were looking for an Assistant Curator to join the Liverpool Biennial team in the lead up to the 10th edition of Liverpool Biennial. Olena Kasperovych will support and play a key part within the Programme team during this exciting period (May — July 2018).
More specifically, the Assistant Curator in Residence will work closely with their fellow Assistant Curators and with the Curator to deliver a number of artists’ commissions and projects that will feature in Liverpool Biennial 2018: Beautiful world, where are you? Tasks will include liaising with the artists and their representatives, working with contractors and fabricators, and coordinating with Liverpool Biennial’s partner organisations in the city.
The SWAP residency programme aims to connect individuals from Ukraine to the UK and support their professional development and internationalisation. The successful candidate will also receive dedicated mentorship from the Liverpool Biennial team to make the best of this opportunity.
The curator will be provided with travel, accommodation and stipend. The selection panel is looking for an outstanding individual whose practice compliments the ethos of Liverpool Biennial — to broaden and deepen engagement with contemporary art. The residency will run for two months between May and July 2018 (exact dates to be confirmed). The candidate will be required to work 5 days per week with some occasional evening and weekend working.