Sergey Kantsedal (b. 1989) is a Ukrainian-born curator based in Italy. He is currently running a contemporary art foundation Barriera opened by a group of collectors in Turin and the residency program HOW YOU DARE? / COME TI PERMETTI? for Ukrainian artists at Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan.

From 2017 to 2021 he worked together with Barbara Casavecchia and Guido Costa on OGR YOU, a non-conventional educational project for young adults at Officine Grandi Riparazioni (OGR) in Turin. Among the artists who took part in this project: Nan Goldin, Adam Christensen, Adelita Husni-Bey, Angelo Plessas, Diego Marcon, Eva and Franco Mattes, Invernomuto, Slavs and Tatars, Sophie Jung just to mention a few.

He also works as indipendent curator  collaborating tightly with young artists and non profit art institutions in order to produce works, exhibitions and projects. He is particularly interested in the heritage of the former Eastern Bloc and it’s role in the construction of cultural, political and gender identity.

He took part in MEDITERRANEA 18, Young Artists Biennial in Tirana and a transnational research program A Natural Oasis? (San Marino-Kosovo-Montenegro-Malta). Previously he run Biruchiy Contemporary Art Residency (2013-2015, Biruchiy island, Ukraine) and worked as a curator of the Centre of Contemporary Art YermilovCentre (2012-2013, Kharkov).

He graduated from State Academy of Design and Arts of Kharkov, attended Third Moscow Curatorial Summer School by V-A-C Foundation and CAMPO, curatorial practices course at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin (2015-2016)