Polina Chizhova

Newcastle & Gateshead

I am a curator, artist and writer interested in socially-engaged practice, video art, art and science, new technologies and art and text.

I work as the International Projects Coordinator at Videocity and I am a PhD researcher at Manchester Metropolitan University part of the Leverhulme Unit for the Design of the Cities of the Future (LUDec). I am also the Co-Director of Strange Quark, a creative communications and tech studio.

I have co-curated Videocity exhibitions since 2021 and have been the project lead for the collaboration between Videocity and the MA in Curating at Manchester School of Art and a Visiting Lecturer in Curating since 2022.

My work has been exhibited or screened at EMBASSY, Museum of London, International Artist House Villa Concordia, Inspace, 101 Hendersons Row, and as part of Videocity exhibitions in St Pölten, Basel and Brno, among other locations.

Skills & Experience

  • DBS Checked
  • Documentation: photography
  • Financial skills
  • Fundraising
  • Graphic design
  • Project management
  • Proofreading
  • Technical: photographic / moving image
  • Technique tuition: moving image
  • Visiting lecturer (HE)
  • Working with schools (primary)
  • Working with schools (secondary)
  • Workshsops (adult)
  • Workshops (family / general)
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