Project - Commissioner
Peter Doroshenko (born 1962), is the Ukrainian-American director at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead, England. Previous to his arrival in the United Kingdom, Doroshenko was the director of the SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium. He has held directorial and curatorial positions over the past fifteen years, including: inova - Institute of Visual Arts, Milwaukee; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.
In the last five years, Doroshenko has organized various one-person exhibitions including artists: Michaël Borremans, Serhiy Bratkov, Candice Breitz, Maurizio Cattelan, Sam Durant, Meschac Gaba, Kendell Geers, John McCracken, Kim Sooja, Pascal Marthine-Tayou, Barthélémy Toguo, and Salla Tykkā. Doroshenko has written or contributed to several books and numerous exhibition catalogues on various artists including: Peter Bonde, Dora Garcia, Joseph Havel, Uri Tzaig, Adriana Varejão, and Erwin Wurm. From 1999 to 2006, he was a visiting lecturer at the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art, Houston, and from 2003 until 2004, at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna. Doroshenko has also lectured extensively at other post-graduate programs and residencies over the years including: de Ateliers, Amsterdam; Hoger Instituut voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp; Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht; and the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York. He is fluent in Dutch, English, French and Ukrainian. In 2002, the government of France awarded Doroshenko with the Diploma of the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.
From 1996 until 1998, Doroshenko was a trustee of the board at the Soros Center for Contemporary Art in Kyiv. In 2007, Peter Doroshenko was appointed president of PinchukArtCentre, the largest centre for contemporary art in Ukraine.
Peter Doroshenko is the Commissioner of the Ukrainian Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia).