Filonenko is an art critic, curator, IST Publishing editor, and tutor of the Humanities Bloc at the Kharkiv School of Architecture. He writes about contemporary Ukrainian art and comics and has published “Louvre. Volodymyr Kostyrko. Yevhen Ravskyi” (Artbook Publishing, 2017); “Comics in a Museum of Modern Art” (IST Publishing, 2018), and a series of articles, including texts on Pavlo Makov, Tiberiy Silvashi, Ihor Yankovych, Vladyslav Krasnoshchok, and others.
Filonenko was a co-curator of the Second National Biennale of Young Art (Kharkiv, 2019). a joint Italian-Ukrainian project “Aeneas’ Progress. Artists of Today Confronted by the Past” (YermilovCentre, Kharkiv, 2019), and an exhibition project “Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors: an Exhibition” (Kyiv, Lviv, 2016). He curated the exhibitions “Mykola Kolomiiets: a Threat” (Come In Gallery, Kharkiv, 2014), “Queueing Moles” (Come In Gallery, Kharkiv, 2016), “Aza Nizi Maza. Miracles” (as part of the “Arsenal of Ideas” festival, Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex, 2017), “Aza Nizi Maza. Mummy, Switch on the Light” (as part of the “SlobodaCult” festival, Mukachevo, 2018), “Poster Museum” (as part of the “4th Block” eco-poster festival, 2018), “Expectation” of Pavel Makov (Botanical Garden, Kharkiv, 2019), and others.
In 2018-2021, Filonenko joined the KhSA as the Curator of the BA Humanities Bloc Programme.
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