Portrait by Dylan Hollingsworth
Lilia Kudelia is a curator and art historian. At Residency Unlimited, NY she develops residencies for the laureates of the Young Visual Artists Awards (YVAA), a network of twelve awards in the countries of Eastern, Central and Southern Europe. Kudelia has previously worked as the Assistant Curator at Dallas Contemporary and held curatorial and research positions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and Art Arsenal in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2017, Kudelia co-curated Ukrainian National Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale that featured work by photographer Boris Mikhailov. She holds an MA in art history from the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, a BA in Cultural Studies from the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine, and was a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Lilia’s research interests include time-based media arts, cultural heritage and restitution, art movements and infrastructures in the post-communist states.