CSM / Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art is a non-profit non-governmental organization which sees its mission in the support of development and cooperation of non-commercial art practices.

About CSM

CSM/Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art works since 2008 in Kyiv, Ukraine.


CSM is the descendant of the first Ukrainian Soros Centre for Contemporary Art (later CCA at NaUKMA), which finished its work in 2008. CSM strives to support the development and cooperation of non-commercial art practices.


The mission of CSM is to create spaces and opportunities for communication of cultural workers – artists, critics, curators, and researchers – by encouraging innovation, by developing the environment of understanding and support of the contemporary art and by stimulating the international cooperation.


Three programme directions:


1.  Critics. Discussions. Researches.

2.  Laboratory. Education.

3.  Advocacy.


CSM works to support culture researches and critics, stimulate public and professional discussions about the role and status of the contemporary art under the existing social, political and economic circumstances. It develops educational and self-educational initiatives, supports lab and research projects, encourages communication and cooperation between different cultural workers and institutions in the Ukrainian and international contexts.


Since 2010, CSM publishes KORYDOR – an online magazine about the critics of the contemporary culture.


CSM team:

Ilona Demchenko, director

Lyudyma Skrynnykova, partnership and art project curator

Anna Pohribna, project manager

Vira Baldyniuk, editor in chief at Korydor magazine

Tetyana Melnychenko, accountant

Victor Timokhin, teсhnical coordinator


CSM Board:

Iryna Solovey, Acting Chairman of Head of CSM Board, strategist at Garage Gang Kollektiv NGO

Kateryna Botanova, art critic, independent expert, curator

Alevtina Kakhidze, artist, organizer of the only residency programme in Ukraine “Extended Musychi History”

Lesya Khomenko, artist, member of the group Р.Е.П. and the art union “Худрада”

Natalya Zhevago, founder of the “Cultural Project

Natalia Popovych, head of the PRP Group

Yevgenia Bеlorusets, phographer and translator, co-editor of the publication “Prostory”


Among the CSM Board Members were also Alisa Lozhkina, Deputy General Director of the national art complex “Mystetskyi Arsenal”, Andriy Marushechko, consultant on social communications, and Yuriy Rybachuk, journalist, editor of Society and Culture Section in the weekly Comments.


CSM Supervisory Board:

Viktor Marushchenko, Olena Prytula and Tiberiy Silvashi.


CSM founders:

Marta Dychok, Yuriy Onuch and Mykola Yakovyna.