Residency Unlimited


2022 | NYC | Guest Curator

Lilia Kudelia

Curator Name: Lilia Kudelia
Residency Dates: 2021-2022
Born: 1989
Hometown: Kyiv, Ukraine
Lives & Works: Dallas, TX
Education: Institute of Fine Arts, New York University


Lilia Kudelia is a curator and art historian whose research interests span across modern and contemporary movements with particular focus on the visual arts in the post-communist states and the intersection of art and technology. 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. Previously she was the Assistant Curator at Dallas Contemporary in Dallas, TX and held curatorial and research positions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, DC and the 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.

As Guest curator at RU, Lilia places an emphasis on increasing support for the artists from Central and Eastern Europe and focuses on the YVAA artists in residence. The Young Visual Artists Awards (YVAA) is a network of twelve national awards that provide young artists from Eastern, Central and Southern Europe with a two month residency hosted by Residency Unlimited (RU) in New York on an annual basis since 2015. The finalists are selected by a panel in each country organized by local partnering organizations. The program is supported by Trust for Mutual Understanding.