Artist Statement

I was born and grew up in an ordinary Soviet family, where I was not allowed to go to an art school. Therefore, I graduated from the Faculty of Geography of Lomonosov Moscow State University and worked for years on the international market of satellite imagery of the Earth. Despite succeeding in the aerospace industry I changed my life and committed to being an artist. Now I work in Berlin as a visual cross-disciplinary artist, whose practice flows between painting, sculpture, installation, textile art and performance, and run an independent project space –
2chairs artspace – to support artists who come to the art after being established in another career.

I understand artistic practice as a social engagement act and believe that art can make the world better. My artworks, based on a feministic lens , question a dominant interpretation and focus on gender challenges. I am consistent in criticising a patriarchal society, in which oppression of women has lasted for centuries. Continuing the tradition of conceptualism, I pay special attention to chosen mediums and techniques that should reinforce the project idea. Playing with scales and producing a variety of forms, I set different limits and do a lot of experiments to achieve accuracy, purity and completeness of the artistic statement.