NOTES ON PEOPLE
Art institute director headed for Belgium
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Dean Robert Bucker of the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee announced that Peter Doroshenko, director the Institute of Visual Arts, will be leaving his position to succeed Jan Hoet as director of the Stedelijk Museum voot Actueie Kunst in Ghent, Belgium. The museum, known as SMAK, is the municipal museum of contemporary art in that city and is known as one of the world's foremost showcases for contemporary art. Mr. Doroshenko will take up his new post in December.
During Mr. Doroshenko's tenure, the UWM Art Museum became the UWM Institute of Visual Arts (INOVA). The Institute of Visual Arts has specialized in concurrent one-person exhibitions, giving younger artists their first institutional exhibition, allowing mid-career artists extended surveys of their oeuvre, and commissioning mature artists to create new bodies of work. Since opening in its present form, INOVA has presented work by over 133 artists from the world's culture zones. Recent exhibitions have focused on the Midwest, the Caribbean Basin, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central America and Southeast Asia.
Since 1995 Mr. Doroshenko has organized numerous one-person exhibitions, featuring artists such as Adel Abdessemed (Algeria), Vanessa Beecroft (Italy), Candice Breitz (South Africa), Maurizio Cattelan (Italy), Surasi Kunsolwong (Thailand), Ange Leccia (France), Jo Penalva (Portugal), Allen Ruppersberg (U.S.), Kim Sooja (South Korea), Salla Tykk (Finland), Uri Tzaig (Israel), Nari Ward (U.S.) and Jane and Louise Wilson (Great Britian).
With Mr. Doroshenko's strong knowledge of the current Ukrainian contemporary art scene, he also organized exhibitions with various Ukrainian artists, including Serhiy Bratkov (Kharkiv), llya Chichkan (Kyiv), Serhiy Illin (Kharkiv), Gleb Katchuk and Olga Kashimbeckova (Odesa) and Margarita Zinets and Alexander Vereschak (Kyiv).
In his new position as director at SMAK, Mr. Doroshenko will be responsible for managing museum operations and exhibitions. SMAK organizes a variety of one-person and group exhibitions with regional and international artists. In addition to work by prominent Belgian artists such as Marcel Broodthaers, Jan Vercruysse, Panamarenko and Wim Delvoye, the art in SMAK's permanent collection ranges from paintings by modern masters such as Francis Bacon (Great Britan) and Andy Warhol (U.S.) to work by established avant-garde figures such as Joseph Beuys (Germany) and Vito Acconci (U.S.), as well as younger international artists like Stan Douglas (Canada), Sam Durant (USA), and Fabrice Hybert (France).
"I look forward to my new responsibilities at SMAK," Mr. Doroshenko said, "but I will miss many good friends at the university and all those responsible for making the Institute of Visual Arts a vibrant arts institution. I am proud that in the years since 1995 we have put Milwaukee on the international contemporary art map."
Mr. Doroshenko, his wife, Roksolana, and daughter, Claudia, are members of Ukrainian National Association Branch 82. He is the son of Raisa and Anatole Doroshenko; his father is an honorary member of the UNA General Assembly.
Physician joins Ob-Gyn practice
PASSAIC, N.J. - Andrew Walter Gnoy, M.D., has joined the practice of Tri-County Ob-Gyn Associates.
Dr. Gnoy, a graduate of Rutgers University, completed four years of medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He selected obstetrics and gynecology as his specialty and completed his medical training at St. Barnabas Medical Center - a hospital ranked 13th in the nation.
Dr. Gnoy belongs to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Parish in Passaic, N.J.
He is a member of Plast Ukrainian Scouting Organization and the Ukrainian Medical Association of North America. He is also a member of UNA Branch 216 and a former recipient of a Ukrainian National Association scholarship.
For over three decades Tri-County Associates has been committed to personalized care. It is a practice that offers a full range of gynecological and obstetrical care, utilizing the most advanced procedures available today. The staff consists of Dr. Marian K. Schwarz, Dr. Gnoy and a midwife-nurse, Katie Greenhagn. Tri-County has two offices in New Jersey - one in Piscataway and one in Green Brook.
Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, November 9, 2003, No. 45, Vol. LXXI
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