Vassa Ponomarjova (1984) was born in Kazakhstan and studied at Paide Russian School and Tallinn University of Technology. Before graduating from the Estonian Academy of Arts with a degree in painting (BA, 2021) she worked as a graphic designer. Vassa is currently active as a painter and print artist, working mainly in the figurative genre. “At the centre of my works is a person and their memories. The reality of memories is often diffused, bordering on lies, but to me they are still important and believable,” she says. Vassa Ponomarjova has participated in several group exhibitions.