I take family history, landscapes, troubled ecologies and experience of displacement as starting points for installations, paintings and performances. My work often involves going on journeys to map and collect stories, mainly concerning the lives and labours of Eastern European women that have been overlooked and erased from the established historical narratives. These histories alongside the material from the environments where they came from, such as plants, waters and debris lay foundation to making paintings and performances. I use poetry readings, sound and movement, to activate the paintings and create situations through which those marginalised histories can be uncovered and re-articulated in the present.


B.1986, St. Petersburg, Russia
Lives and works in London


Education


2014-2016    Royal College of Art, MA Painting

2011    Chelsea College of Art, Post-graduate Diploma, Fine Art


Exhibitions


Solo


2019    Debris on a Luminous Plain, Centrala, Birmingham


Group


2019   


Carrying Histories, Oslo Kunstforening, Oslo

Sans (t)rêve et sans Merci, Cube, Moscow


2018    


The First Reading (Performance), Mimosa House, London

XVII. The Age of Nymphs, Mimosa House, London


2017    


Blue. 17, Osnova Gallery, Moscow

Seventeen, Centrala, Birmingham


2016    


RCA Degree Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London

Notes App, Dyson Gallery, London


2015  
 

WIP show, Royal College of Art, London

RCA Secret, Dyson Gallery, London


2013     


Tamizdat, New Holland, St. Petersburg, Russia

Megabodega, Family Business Gallery, New York


2012  
 

Performance, ritual, symbolic action: rite as play, Hayward Gallery, London

A Joyful Archipelago’ Guest Projects, London

A Spring That We Have All Been Waiting For (Performance), Guest Projects, London

Coup D’Etat, Arthaus, London

Guest from the Future, Galerie8, London



Publications


2017    ‘The Split’, Alvar Magazine    

2012     ‘A Joyful Archipelago’, commissioned by the Outset Fund


Residencies


2019    Praksis, Oslo