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Founder
Yuriy Kruchak is a participant of numerous Ukrainian and international projects, initiator of the artist-run space Open Place. His works in public spaces transform spectators into actors, creating a community whose behavior and interaction provide the basis for interpretation and identification of social structures in the urban environment. Lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine.

Co-founder
Yulia Kostereva – artist. In her work Yulia refers to the “life” of abandoned objects, spaces and territories, and the potential of their reuse. She is interested in the research of interrelations of a person and material world through artistic practice. Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Web consulting
Alexei Veselkin an independent consultant in the field of construction of network of informational resources. Over the past 10 years he worked out and developed many successful WEB projects. Since 2007, he contributes development of artist-run space Open Place. Lives and works in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Literary editor
Mariia Prokopenko has been engaged in journalism for few years. She writes for newspapers “The Day” and “The Voice of Ukraine”. She is fond of music and reading memoirs. She wants to establish contacts between society and contemporary art, because this will make people more empathetic. Since 2013, Mariia helps with the editing materials for the platform Open Place. Lives and works in Donetsk, Ukraine.

Partners
Kent Hansen works as a collaborative artist and has as well functioned as an international pioneer in the interplay in-between art and organisations. He is the founder (1998) and organiser of the ongoing project Democratic innovation. Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Yulia Usova – curator, lives and works in Kiev, Ukraine / Stockholm, Sweden. Having background in economics, practical experience in corporate PR/marketing, and a strong interest in the arts and culture, Yulia Usova has graduated the Master course in International Curating Management at Stockholm University in 2008. Her formal position as a curator is also accompanied by projects and concepts, which though they do not always seem to have a direct connection with curating, that she feels are important in broadening the term and role, whilst widening the range of possibilities of different types and definitions of work in the field of art.


For more information, contact please

e-mail: info@openplace.com.ua
cellular: + 3 8 050 186-90-95

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