Born in 1970 in Ivano-Frankivsk, he is a Germanist, translator, essayist, and publicist (Krytyka, Ї, Tygodnik Powszechny, Die Zeit, Kafka, La Repubblica, Falter, Frankfurter Rundschau).
Education in German Studies (1987–1992), and Psychology (2004–2009) at Lviv University; studied group psychoanalysis in Altaussee (Austria, 1997–2007).
Co-founder of the Lviv Psychoanalysis Institute (2010). In 2011–2012, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin.
Yurko Prokhasko lives in Lviv where since 1993 he has worked at the Institute of Literate of the Taras Shevchenko National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He teaches at the Institute of Psychoanalysis and the Franko University.