Anna’s practice is informed by the dynamic between personal and cultural myths. She explores how our private narratives are deeply rooted in ancient storytelling and folklore and conversely how folklore has the ability to tell us intimate, confidential stories about ourselves. In her work She synthesises female mythic characters and retell their stories while placing them in the current climate. By doing so Anna creates an experience of eeriness, evoking a sense of both familiarity and distress.
Anna’s main medium of work is wearable sculpture and performance. She works in a technique called tufting, making hand-made carpet textile which she transforms into wearable sculptures. The sculpture functions as both a garment that is performed in as well as an independent sculpture. Through this choice of medium Anna is interested in exploring how elements associated with the domestic sphere operate as an extension of the self and reflect on one's heritage and gender role. Her performances reverse this dynamic and exhibit the private domestic carpet as an external masquerade both exposing and hiding fragments of the self.
Born in Ukraine, 1985. Lives and works in the London.
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A). Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A). Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Department of Fine Arts, Jerusalem, Israel.
Academy of Fine Arts Münster. Germany
Mother of Egg, Letrangere, London, UK
Night Garden, Yngspc, Online Exhibition
Black Swan Art ptrize (shortlisted), Frome, UK
ABSINTHE3, Spit & Sawdust, London, UK
Textus Ex Machina, aqb Project Space, Budapest, Hungary
Mostyn open 21 shortlisted exhibition, MOSTYN, Llandudno, Wales.
Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize shortlisted exhibition, Ashurst, London, UK
Apparatus, Pckham 24, Safehouse1, London, UK
The Mother Art Prize 2019, Mimosa House, London, UK
Shortlisted for New Contemporaries 2019, London, UK
Vestige, De Pimlico Project, London, UK
Play, The Arcade Project, London, UK
Gold x, Deptford X, London, UK
Rhapsodies, Ping-Pong, Brussels, Belgium
Still “Life”, Mars gallery, Tel- Aviv, Israel
Jutro, Castor projects, London, UK
Apophenia, Roman Road, London, UK
Solo award finalists exhibition, Chira williams contemporary art, Cello Factory, London, UK
Fresh Paint Art Fair, Artists’ Greenhouse, Tel- Aviv, Israel.
2018- Asylum Arts, International Jewish artist retreat, Garrison, NY, US
The Mother Art Prize 2019, exhibition catalogue , London, UK
Cherryboy #4 / The Strange Within, London, UK
Young Lynxes Portfolio Competition, Contemporary Lynx online magazine.
Intimate Treasures, Textile & Fiber Jewelry Exhibition, Textile Arts Factory, Thessaloniki, Greece
Hand Maid, An exhibition in aid of International Women’s Day, Sweet Art, Hoxton Arches, London, UK
2007 Artsession 2007: Contemporary Israeli Artists from Russia -catalogue edited by Zeek
Sharett Foundation Scholarship for Plastic Art