Ksenia Yurkova is a Russian interdisciplinary visual artist currently based in Helsinki. She works primarily with photography, video and artist’s books. She uses an approach, which combines sociological, scholarly, poetic, political and documentary elements, working with issues of communication and language: the varieties of its substance, the possibility of conversion, stereotyping, and mythological aspect, as well as with issues of memory, attitude, and reliance. In 2008 Yurkova graduated with honors St. Petersburg State University, Her additional education is Fotodepartament in 2013-2015. Nowadays she is graduating the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.
The multimedia project ‘Spinebone Soup and Stuffed Rabbits’ addresses food through the lenses of hunger and overconsumption. The project employs a biopolitical approach to historical periods of conflict, studied in tandem with a contemporary ideological understanding of lifestyle, fashion, and well-being. It is implemented via performative video, photography, and installation. These media connect discourses of alimentation to spheres of language and memory through experimenting with different aesthetics of representation. On the portfolio-review, I want to present an artist book - a part of the bigger project described above.