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

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, and then continued her studies at the New Media program of the Pro Arte Institute. Now she lives in Saint-Petersburg and serves as a curator of video programs and exhibitions for CYLAND Media ArtLab, Sergey Kuryokhin Award and the Videoforma international video program festival. As an artist, she presented her works at numerous solo and group exhibitions in Russia and abroad, such as Urbi et Orbi (the 6th Moscow Biennale special project), On My Way (parallel to the 56th International Art Exhibition in Venice), and many more.


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.