Peter Doroshenko

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Peter Doroshenko (born 1962 in Chicago, Illinois, United States) is the director at The Ukrainian Museum, New York, New York, United States.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Before his arrival in New York, Doroshenko was the Executive Director at Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, Texas, United States.[2] He has held director and curator positions over the past thirty years, including the Pinchuk Art Centre, Kyiv, Ukraine;[3] Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, England;[4] SMAK - Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Ghent, Belgium;[5] inova (Institute of Visual Arts), Milwaukee;[6] Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston;[7] and Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse.[8]

In the last twenty-five years, Doroshenko has organized exhibitions including: Michaël Borremans, Ross Bleckner, Candice Breitz, Maurizio Cattelan, Francesco Clemente, Dan Colen, Sam Durant, Eric Fischl, Dominique Gonzales-Foerster, Meschac Gaba, Kendell Geers, Loris Gréaud, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, Luisa Lambri, Ange Leccia, John McCracken, Boris Mikhailov, Mariko Mori, Philippe Parreno, João Penalva, Richard Phillips, Bojan Sarcevic, Kimsooja, David Salle, Julian Schnabel, Pascal Marthine-Tayou, Juergen Teller, Barthélémy Toguo, Salla Tykka, Sam Taylor-Johnson, Piotr Uklanski, and Liu Xiaodong.

Doroshenko has written or contributed to several books and numerous exhibition catalogues on artists' work including: Dzine, FriendsWithYou, 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.[9]

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 City.

From 1996 until 1998, Doroshenko was a board trustee at the Soros Center for Contemporary Art, Kyiv.[10] In 2002, France awarded Doroshenko with the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters.[10] In 2007, 2009, and 2017, he was the commissioner for the Ukrainian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale,[11] and in 2010, Doroshenko was co-curator of the Busan Biennale, South Korea.[12] In 2012, Doroshenko was a Brown Foundation research fellow at Maison de Dora Maar, Ménerbes, France.[13]



  • Eric Fischl, If Art Could Talk. Ed. Peter Doroshenko. Milan: Mousse Publishing, 2018. ISBN 978-88-6749-332-6.





  • 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.


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