Born 1989 to a family where there was a lot of singing and poems dedicated to each family member on every festive occasion. Most of the first twelve years of my life I spent in Saint Petersburg, a city, which according to Joseph Brodsky is a harbor not only in the narrow sense of the word: “There is no other place in Russia where thoughts depart so willingly from reality”.
It is also in Saint Petersburg that I visited a children’s arts school before 2002 I moved to Austria.
2008 – 2015
Mag. art in painting and animation film at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria
2012 – 2013
Participation in the study exchange program Erasmus in Florence at the Academy of Fine Arts, Italy
Sand animation performances
“Musikalische Momente in Sand gemalt” (Musical moments painted in sand) with Auner Quartet, Kultursalon Bank Austria, Vienna, Austria
“The Carnival of the Animals” by C. Saint-Saëns, with the orchestra “The Moscow Soloists”, artistic director and conductor Yuri Bashmet, Kremlin Palace and International House of Music, Moscow, Russia
“The Seven Last Words of Our Saviour on the Cross” by J. Haydn, with the orchestra “The Moscow Soloists”, artistic director and conductor Yuri Bashmet, Festival sulle Vie del Prosecco, Veneto, Italy
Debut in sand performance – “Danse orientale” by S. Rachmaninoff, Podium Festival for chamber music, Mödling, Austria; Sand animation with Xenia Ostrovskaya.
S – Solo exhibition, G – Group exhibition
“In motion”, Spektakel, Vienna, Austria (S)
“rondi”, Sternstudio, Vienna, Austria (S)
“Mei Gesicht, Gedicht, Geschicht”, Artist in Residence, Kunstzentrum PROGR, Bern, Switzerland (S)
“Being there”, Diploma exhibition, University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria (S)
“Landscape rhythms”, Konferenzzentrum Loipersdorf, Austria (S)
“Animate it!”, Kro Art Gallery, Vienna, Austria (G)
“Luft”, ASIFA-Keil, Museums Quartier, Vienna, Austria (S)
“Essence”, MAK, Vienna, Austria (G)
“Von Drachenfrau und Zauberbaum / Das große Buch der österreichischen Volksmärchen“, text by Helmut Wittmann, Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck, Austria
“La leggenda di Robin Hood“, text by Laura Simeoni, Orecchio Acerbo, Rome, Italy
“Morgen ist morgen”, text by Frau Wolle, Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck, Austria
“Hühnersuppe und Rosenduft“, text by Frau Wolle, Tyrolia-Verlag, Innsbruck, Austria
Prizes and awards
Winner of the first prize at the international illustration competition Notte di fiaba in Sarmede, Italy, followed by a publication of the illustrated book “La leggenda di Robin Hood” by Laura Simeoni, Orecchio Acerbo Verlag .
Honorable mention for “folia” – Black and White Festival, Porto, Portugal
Special diploma of the festival for “folia” – New Vision International Film Festival, Kiev, Ukraine