Video Artist: Selena Isho
Video Genre: Participation in Video Programs: Country: Year: Duration: 4 min 22 sec


The heroine floats above the bed like Sleeping Beauty, her surreal and hallucinogenic dream world materializing in a lethargic sleep, transforming her into a fairytale character. The created world is a world of dreams drawn from children’s fairy tales, pop culture, as well as ideas taken from numerous wish fulfillment and visualization programs. Escapism becomes an attempt to escape from the frustration caused by perfectionism and high expectations of life, a persistent desire to merge with one’s own fantasies and mirages. The audio track reproduces a fragment from a film about Elizabeth II, whose words the heroine tries on herself: “She never worked, never washed dishes, never cooked food, never dusted… She doesn’t know the value of money.”

Selena Isho

Born in 1993 in Kazan, Selena Isho has been living in St. Petersburg since 2013. She works in the genre of installations and three-dimensional objects of machine form. Her artistic practice includes porcelain sculpture, painting, graphics, textiles, video art, performance, and feminist writing. Her works predominantly feature existential, psychoanalytic motifs, themes of gender, corporality, and class privilege. Her works are held in private collections in Russia and abroad.



  • 2020-2021 Young Artist School, "Pro Arte".
  • 2014-2020 The Saint Petersburg Stieglitz State Academy of Art and Design, Faculty of Monumental and Decorative Art (Master's and Bachelor's Degrees).
  • 2014-2019 St. Petersburg State University named after Zhdanov, Higher School of Journalism and Mass Communications (Bachelor's Degree).
  • 2008-2013 Kazan Art College named after N.I. Feshin.


Grants and scholarships

  • 2020-2021: Frans Art Foundation.