Katya Savchenko

31.05.22 - 22.06.22

Katya Savchenko is a curator, lecturer, and cultural producer based in Moscow, Russia. Her curatorial interests include critical approach to materiality and practical investigation of labour, care, and knowledge-sharing practices in curating.

Katya Savchenko graduated from Higher School of Economics, Moscow in 2011, and completed MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths University, London in 2014. She currently works as a Junior Research Curator at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow. Her most recent curatorial projects at Garage include Garage Archive Commission by Malyshki 18:22 young artist collective (2022) and Assuming Distance: Speculations, Fakes, and Predictions in the Age of the Coronacene(2021) co-curated by Ekaterina Lazareva and Iaroslav Volovod. Together with Valentin Diaconov she is a mentor of Garage 2021/2022 grant programin support of emerging artists. Katya Savchenko is also a Course Сonvenor and Lecturer of Arts Administration at MA Curatorial Practices in Contemporary Art at Higher School of Economics, Moscow. 

From 2016 to 2020 as an Exhibition Manager at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow, she has realised multiple projects from site-specific commissions to international collective exhibitions. In 2014-2015 she was the Head of Production of the 6th International Moscow Biennial of Contemporary Art How to Gather curated by Bart de Baere, Defne Ayas, and Nicolaus Schafhausen. In 2017 she was a grant-winning resident at Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, as part of the EUNIC program in support of emerging Russian curators. Katya Savchenko has also collaborated as an independent curator with Osnova gallery, Moscow, and Futuro Gallery, Nizhny Novgorod.

During her stay with us, Katya was researching independent art spaces in Barcelona and held a presentation at The Green Parrot on the history of contemporary art in the Russian context.