Where Is The Freedom - PortraitsPortraits of the survivors of human trafficking and modern day slavery
Exhibitions & Events
I am a Russian-Latvian who moved to the UK in 2005, where I studied Fine Art at the University of Oxford and Social Anthropology at The London School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. I lived in various cities around the world, including Seoul, Paris, Vienna, exploring cultural nuances as well as innately human traits. My most recent project explores human trafficking and modern day slavery - I’ve had two shows in London presenting my work, which consists of portraits of human trafficking survivors from Mexico, displayed alongside their stories that they shared with me. Additionally for the show I made a few more artworks, focusing generally on human trafficking and the invisible people in society, called Gaps In Humanity (see attached), and this specifically I’d like to explore further. I’ve also run Crossmodalism - mainly London-based society focusing on cross-disciplinary approaches and projects.
Currently based in Berlin.
2016 Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, MFA Fine Art
2014 School of Oriental and African Studies, PhD/MPhil at Media Centre (South Korea) (on leave)
2012 - 2013 School of Oriental and African Studies; MA Research in Anthropological Research Methods (Merit); Media Production Skills/Research Methods/ Development/ Culture and Society of Japan
2011 - 2012 London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc Social Anthropology
Political Anthropology/Anthropology of Learning and Cognition/Anthropology of Economy
2011 IESEG School of Management, Paris, International Summer Academy 2011 (12 ECTS credits); Awarded merit-based scholarship; International Business Economics/Intercultural Communication
2008 - 2011 Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford, BFA Fine Art
Awarded Mary Peters Arts Grant by Lady Margaret Hall
2007 - 2008 Wimbledon College of Art, University of the Arts London, UAL Lvl 4 Foundation Diploma: Art and Design (Merit); ABC Level 3 Award: Communication Drawing