Ksenia Yurkova

Ksenia Yurkova is an artist, curator and researcher. Her leading artistic media is text, photography, video and installation. The main focus of her interest was communication and language: the varieties of its substance, the possibility of conversion, mythological aspect, stereotyping (personal and political identification), problems of memory, attitudes and reliance. Lately, the artist has researched the phenomenon of affect in its autonomous bodily emanation; in personal and political registers. Yurkova has taken part in numerous shows and festivals worldwide and has been awarded several stipends. Her works are in public and private collections, mainly in Russia, Germany, France, Finland, and Austria. At present, Yurkova operates AIR InSilo (Austria) and coordinates Artists at Risk (Finland).