A scientist turned an artist turned a museum curator, Boris Oicherman’s prime interest is in extremely location- and context-specific collaborative art practices.

As the Cindy and Jay Ihlenfeld Curator for Creative Collaboration at the Weisman Art Museum of the University of Minnesota, Oicherman establishes a new program of artistic engagement with research across disciplines and practices, exploring the potential of artists to become drivers of radically diverse knowledge in the academy. He is the recipient of the Asia Pacific Fellowship of the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, South Korea (2012); of the Artist in Residence fellowship at the Faculty of Life Sciences in the Hebrew University in Jerusalem (2013-2014), and the Curatorial Research Fellowship of the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts (2018).