Ellina Kevorkian Joins Minneapolis’s Soap Factory as Director of Artistic Programs

The Soap Factory, the nonprofit contemporary arts space in Minneapolis, announced today that Ellina Kevorkian has been hired as the new director of artistic programs. Kevorkian will be responsible for the development and implementation of the organization’s programming and overall vision.

“Ellina Kevorkian brings tremendous creativity, experience, and insight to her new role with us,” said Rosemary Williams, a Soap Factory board member. “We were extremely impressed with Ellina’s dedication to artists and their work.”

Kevorkian was formerly artistic director for residency programs at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, where she worked to actively diversify the program. At Bemis, Kevorkian reimagined the residency experience as a curatorial platform and created the new post of curator-in-residence.

“I am thrilled to join the Twin Cities’s vibrant art community and to take the Soap Factory’s support of experimental art and organizational partnerships to its next level—it’s an ideal organization for building further critical discourse and space around art and social response,” Kevorkian said. She will officially begin her position on June 1.