We are happy to announce today, on March 8th, that Elena Sorokina was appointed as the new curator of the HISK
Elena Sorokina is a curator and art historian, currently working as curatorial advisor for documenta 14 in Athens/Kassel. She is an alumna of the Whitney Museum of American Art ISP in New York, and has previously obtained her masters degree in art history from the Friedrich Wilhelm's University in Bonn, Germany.
Her many projects include: “Museum (Science) Fictions” at Centre Pompidou, Paris; “Forms of Togetherness (and Separation)” at WIELS, Brussels and the Academy of the Arts of the World, Cologne; “Spaces of Exception” a special project for the Moscow Biennial; “Agnes Varda. Temps Trituré”, at LVMH Brussels; the symposium “What is a postcolonial exhibition?”, a collaborative project of SMBA and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
She has published in numerous catalogs, and has written for Artforum, Flash Art, Cabinett Magazine, Manifesta Journal, Moscow Art Magazine, and other publications. Sorokina is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has been invited as lecturer at Centre Pompidou, Paris; Musée Picasso, Paris; YBCA, San-Francisco; ISCP, New York; HISK, Gent; Garage CCC, Moscow; and other institutions.