My story

Hello, I’m Yana,

a multidisciplinary artist, researcher and teacher living and working in Brussels, Belgium. My work can be found in the collections of the Museum of Spontaneous Art in Brussels, Russian Cultural Center of Belgium and has been featured in the Dutch Design Week.

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My work is inspired by the ordinary and extraordinary experience of living a life, often with a playful, humorous and absurd streak. It emphasises experimentation, exploration of human experiences, artistic transformation of the mundane, observation and storytelling.  More broadly, it is concerned with themes such as sensory and psychological perception, social cognition, learning, creativity and attention. I work across mediums and materials switching between paints, pencils, words, sounds, software, digital cameras and sometimes code, as well as slightly less traditional options, such as crushed autumn leaves, chocolate sweets wrappers, broken piano notes and toilet paper rolls.

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My artworks include paintings, installations, collages, photos, sculptures3D jewellery stories, written stories, comics and graphic novels, such as my surreal semi-autobiographical graphic novel titled “My story” and its semi-sequel “My country”.

I teach art to children and adults in Belgium and worldwide in workshops, face-to-face private lessons, in a classroom, online, and even during city walks

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