Lecturer in: 2020
Björn Geldhof is the artistic director at the PinchukArtCentre (Kyiv). Geldhof has curated numerous projects internationally, including: Ukrainian National Pavilion at the 56th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia (2015) and Future Generation Art Prize exhibitions in Venice in 2011 and 2013. He has curated many solo and thematic exhibitions, such as China China, Fear and Hope, Loss. in Memory of Babi Yar, Suns and Neons above Kazakhstan, Democracy Anew? and Fragile State, and has worked with among others: Damián Ortega, Olafur Eliasson, Anish Kapoor, Ai Weiwei, Jenny Holzer, Berlinde Debruykere, Tony Oursler, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Shilpa Gupta, Michelangelo Pistolleto, Marina Abramovic, Santiago Sierra, and Carlos Motta.
Between 2015 and 2018 Geldhof combined his position at the PinchukArtCentre with the role of artistic director of YARAT contemporary art in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Before coming to Kyiv, Geldhof worked directly with the Belgian artist Jan Fabre and as an independent curator and manager of the art and culture magazine Janus.
Geldhof studied at Katholieke Universiteit of Leuven, Belgium.