Born in Siberia, Russia and raised in Israel, Ruslana Lichtzier is a curator, writer, and educator.
Lichtzier received her BFA with Honors from the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, in Jerusalem, Israel, and her Masters in Visual and Critical Studies from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2018 she concluded a two-year fellowship at Core, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX. Currently, she is a Writing Fellow at Red Bull Arts Detroit. Lichtzier co-directed Triumph School Manual Project, in Triumph, Illinois, and the project space Triumph, Chicago between 2016 and 2018. Between 2017 and 2019, she directed the Jewish Artist Fellowship at Spertus, Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership. Recent curatorial projects include the group exhibition The Dangerous Professors, Flatland Gallery, Houston, TX (with the support of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston) and the durational exhibition Falling For You, at Triumph, Chicago, IL. Lichtzier is a contributor writer for The Seen, Chicago’s International Journal for Contemporary and Modern Art. Currently, she teaches at the School of The Art Institute of Chicago, where she develops horizontal pedagogical strategies that both enact and investigate inter/cross/trans-disciplinary art practices.