Visual Culture Research Center receives ECF Award for Culture


The Visual Culture Research Center

Was founded in the Ukraine capital of Kiev in 2008 as a platform for collaboration between academics, artists and activists. It is making an unprecedented contribution to the regional cultural debate at a time of enormous political and economic upheaval.

From Europe’s most fragile borders, facing unforeseeable futures, Visual Culture Research Center and Athens Biennale courageously show us how culture can be a means of solidarity and common ground that create tangible alternatives to the economic and political conflicts of our time –

Chris Dercon, ECF Award Jury member, Director, Tate Modern

About the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture

The ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture, which includes prize money of 50,000 EUR, is an annual award given to cultural activists, artists and critical thinkers living and working in Europe whose creative work can truly make a difference to Europe’s varied societies, underlining ECF’s belief that social and political change demands artistic and cultural engagement.

For more information, visit ECF’s website.

Visual Culture Research Center portrait film

Director: Oleksiy Radynski
Producer: Lyuba Knorozok
Camera: Max Savchenko
Editing: Jan Wachowski
Additional footage: Sasha Bojko, Łukasz Konopa, Lyuba Knorozok, Yuriy Kruchak, Oleksiy Radynski, Tomas Rafa, Serhiy Rozov, Jacek Taszakowski
Colour grading: Nikita Overchik
Sound editing: Mykhailo Kapusta
Interviews: Wietske Maas
Music: George Babanski


Krytyka Polityczna
Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique) is the largest Eastern European liberal network of institutions and activists. It consists of the online daily Dziennik Opinii, a quarterly magazine, publishing house, cultural centres in Warsaw, Łódź, Gdańsk and Cieszyn, activist clubs in a dozen cities in Poland (and also in Kiev and Berlin), as well as a research centre: the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw.