Evgeny Yufit (1961, Leningrad, USSR – 2016, St. Petersburg, Russia) – artist, photographer, film director.
In the early 1980-s Evgeny Yufit began working as a painter and art photographer.
In 1985 he set up the first independent film studio in Russia, MZHALALA FILM, which brought together artists, writers, directors and others sympathetic to radical aesthetic experimentation. At this studio Yufit made a number of films which have been shown at the world’s major film festivals including Montreal, Locarno, Toronto, Rotterdam, and Moscow. His film “Papa, Father Frost Is Dead” was awarded the Grand Prix at the Rimini Film Festival in Italy. Yufit’s paintings, films and photographs have been shown in major exhibitions of contemporary Russian art since 1985, at the State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf; Kunstverein, Hannover; The Museum of Modern Art, Mexico City; MOMA, New York.