Valentina Kiseleva

Born in Angren, Uzbekistan

Since 1979 lives and works in Minsk, Belarus.

For a long time she searched for her position in society.

2004 - idea of gallery, "Podzemka (Underground)", Minsk, Belarus

2004-2009 the owner, director and curator of "Podzemka (Underground)"gallery

Since 2009 up to now - co-owner, director, curator and project manager of the gallery of contemporary art "ˇ."

2004-2005 external student of Department "Theory and practice of contemporary art" at European Humanities University, Vilnius, Lithuania

Educational programs:

  • 2009-2010 - participant of Goethe Institute's program "Center of competence for managers of culture", Berlin, Germany
  • 2009 - participant project of U.S. State Department "Political and social role of art, tolerance promotion through the arts" Washington, Seattle, Kansas City, New Orleans, New York, USA.


  • 2011 – Nomination "The best foreign project ArtVlnyus 11" for the curatorial project "She can’t say SKY"

Curatorial projects:

  • 2011 - "As a terrible fairy-tale" contemporary art gallery "ˇ", Minsk, Belarus
  • 2011 - "SHE CANNOT SAY HEAVEN", "ArtVilnyus 11", LITEXPO, Vilnius, Lithuania, Contemporary Art Gallery "ˇ", Minsk, Belarus. Co-curator: Alex Lunev, Sergey Shabohin.
  • 2010 – “Vis-à-vis. Actual dialogues ", Gallery of Contemporary Art" ˇ ", Minsk, Belarus
  • 2009 - "Red Corner", "ArtVilnyus-09", LITEXPO, Vilnius, Lithuania.Co-curator: Anna Chistoserdova, Lizaveta Mikhalchuk
  • 2008 - BBCA (Belarusian Biennale of Contemporary Art), as alternative of the first Belarusian Biennale of Contemporary Art "Best of not taken" gallery "Podzemka", Minsk, Belarus
  • 2008 - "Soup for the Soul", Gallery "Podzemka", Minsk, Belarus
  • 2008 - "Kvłtney BOG”, gallery «Podzemka», Minsk, Belarus. Co-curator: Anna Chistoserdova
  • 2008 - "A Wheel", School of Beauty, Minsk, Belarus. Co-curator: Anna Chistoserdova
  • 2007 – “Belarusian Identity cART”, Center for Contemporary Art “Kunstihoone”, Tallinn, Estonia. Co-curator: Varbleyn Reth, Anne Chistoserdova.


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