1998 graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, department of journalism.
Koterlin is a researcher and an analyst of processes that take place in contemporary art; he is also an author of essays and articles about artists of Ivano-Frankivsk. Since 1990 he's an organizer and a participant of almost all contemporary art programs and projects in his city.
Since 1999 he edits and publishes an almanac of contemporary visual art "Kinez Kinzem".
Koterlin is a grant holder of the Ministry of culture and cultural heritage of Poland (2005) as an almanac editor in a Center for Contemporary Art "Zamek Ujazdowski"(Warsaw).