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Visual Chronicler of Russia: Q&A with Victoria Lomasko & Elena Zaytseva

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Q&A with artist Victoria Lomasko and curator of exhibition Elena Zaytseva. Victoria will talk about her work in Russia, and the various themes that she touches on in her exhibition at Pushkin House, opening 8th March.

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Victoria Lomasko is an artist and activist. She graduated from Moscow State University of Printing Arts in 2003 with a degree in graphic art and book design. An artist and activist, she works as a graphic artist with a focus on graphic reportage. Her work has appeared in print publications in Russia and abroad, she exhibits extensively in Russia, Europe and US. Her book ‘Other Russias’ was published in the US by n+1 and the UK by Penguin. Lomasko has collaborated extensively with various non-profit human rights organisations. She is the co-curator of two long-term art and activism projects: ‘Drawing the Court’ (with Zlata Ponirovska) and ‘The Feminist Pencil’ (with Nadia Plungian)

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Elena Zaytseva is a curator, writer and historian of art. She curated exhibitions at the Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow and Pushkin House, London; special projects of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary art and exhibitions in independent art spaces in Moscow and London. She holds a PhD from the Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts, Moscow, and an MFA Curating from Goldsmiths. She is a co-editor of ‘Cosmic Shift: Russian Contemporary Art Writing’, published by ZED Books, London, in 2017.

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