Life and career
Before his arrival in Dallas, Doroshenko was the President and Artistic Director of the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kiev, Ukraine. He has held director and curator positions over the past twenty years, including a controversial period at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England;SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium; inova (Institute of Visual Arts), Milwaukee; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; and Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.
In the last fifteen years, Doroshenko has organized exhibitions including: Michaël Borremans, Candice Breitz, Maurizio Cattelan, Sam Durant, Meschac Gaba, Kendell Geers, Andreas Gursky, Luisa Lambri, John McCracken, Mariko Mori, João Penalva, Bojan Sarcevic, Kim Sooja, Pascal Marthine-Tayou, Juergen Teller, Barthélémy Toguo, Salla Tykka and Sam Taylor-Wood.
Doroshenko has written or contributed to several books and numerous exhibition catalogues on artists' work including: Dzine, Dora Garcia, Joseph Havel, Uri Tzaig, Adriana Varejão and Erwin Wurm. In 2010, he published a monograph on collectors who have constructed their own personal museums entitled, Private Spaces for Contemporary Art, with Rispoli Books, Brussels.
Doroshenko was a visiting lecturer at the Core Program at the Glassell School of Art, Houston, from 1998 to 2006, and at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, from 2004 to 2006. He 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; Pavillon/Palais de Tokyo, Paris; and the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York.
From 1996 until 1998, Doroshenko was a board trustee at the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Kiev. In 2002, France awarded Doroshenko with the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters. In 2007 and 2009, he was the commissioner for the Ukrainian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and in 2010, Doroshenko was co-curator of the Busan Biennale, South Korea. In 2012, Doroshenko was a Brown Foundation research fellow at Maison de Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France.
- Private Spaces for Contemporary Art. Ed. Peter Doroshenko. Brussels: Rispoli, 2010. ISBN 978-3-89955-174-7.
- Spank the Monkey. Ed. Peter Doroshenko and Pedro Alonzo. Berlin: Gestalten Verlag, 2007. ISBN 978-90-816091-0-4.
- Dallas Contemporary Press Release
- Peter Doroshenko Appointed as the President of PinchukArtCentre
- Baltic staff revolt against "bullying" director - the Times (July 2007)
- Baltic 'unrest' a 'storm in teacup' - The Newcastle Journal (May 2007)
- Baltic gallery chief apologises - the Financial Times (July 2007)
- Ars Fennica
- inova - Yahoo
- Getchen Bender
- Private Spaces for Contemporary Art
- Ukrainian Pavilion
- British artist flies the flag for the Ukraine - The Times
- Biennale - e-flux
- MFAH Blog