Video Artist: Vika Ilyushkina
Country: Year: Duration: 2 min 42 sec


The video miniature made in a creative tandem with the choreographer Maya Popova, playing a leading role.  The performer reflected on emotions of frailty, vulnerability and loss. That work was exhibited at “Urbi et Orbi”, the 6th Moscow Biennale Special Project, at the Museum Center of RGGU.

Vika Ilyushkina

Born in 1971 in Leningrad, USSR.

Victoria Ilyushkina is a media artist and curator. She graduated from the Academy of Arts Russian in Saint Petersburg, where she studied art history and theory, hold a degree New Media program of the Pro Arte Institute.

Currently she is the program curator of the CYLAND Video Archive and International Cyfest video programs.

As an artist, she presented her video works at numerous solo and group exhibitions such as On My Way parallel project to the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice, Manifesta10 Parallel Program “The Other Home”, at The State Russian Museum, at The Hermitage Youth Education Center, “Russia contemporary exhibition” Galerie Gmurzynska (Sweetzeland), Anna Akhmatova Museum, Al gallery in St. Petersburg, Russia; Iragi Gallery (Moscow), Gislaved Kunsthalle (Sweeden) etc. 


I try to transfer the subconscious into day-to-day life through the plasticity of motion, to reveal the hidden psychological processes. Dance and teamwork with the choreographer has become a fundamental element of my work. . In my films I address modern dance including it into daily environments as a contrasting element.