CSM / Foundation Centre for Contemporary Art has been working 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.
СSM is a non-profit organization that promotes innovative artistic practices and responsible cultural criticism in Ukraine. CSM helps create an environment in which culture is regarded as an important agent of change
CSM has three main focus arias:
3. Artistic practices.
Since 2010, CSM publishes KORYDOR – an online magazine about the critics of the contemporary culture.
In January 2015 we switched to a horizontal style of management whereby all decisions are made collectively and each team member is responsible for her sphere of activities.
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
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.
Marta Dychok, Yuriy Onuch and Mykola Yakovyna.