Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya (Gluklya)

08 Sep - 13 Oct 2012

Gluklya, Wings of Migrants, 2012, Installation view VOLTA8, Basel
8 September - 13 October 2012

Gluklya (Natalia Pershina Yakimanskaya) works within different collective and re-search projects as well as doing her own research combining performance, environmental works, situationist actions, video and direct contact.
Her main focus is working with women and minority groups (migrants, unemployed people, veterans etc.) in Russia and recently in other countries which resulted in performances, actions and films.
Together with Olga Egorova (Tsaplya) Gluklya founded “The Factory of Found Clothes” in 1995. In 2002, they wrote their manifesto: “The place of the artist is at the side of the weak”. (see factoryoffoundclothes.org)
Since 2003 Gluklya is also part of the artist group Chto delat?. This Russian collective, formed in 2003 by artists, philosophers and writers, sees its diverse activities as a merging of political theory, art and activism.
Gluklya’s work has been exhibited in Russia and abroad, including at the VOLTA8, Basel (2012), MUMOK, Vienna (2012). Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden Baden (2011), Shedhalle, Zurich (2011), SMART Project Space, Amsterdam (2011), Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid (2011), Kunsthalle, Vienna (2011), ICA, London (2010), Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven (2011 & 2009), Thessaloniki Biennale (2009), Museum of Contemporary Art, Kalmar (2008), Botkyrka Konsthall (2007), National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow (2006).

Tags: Chto Delat, Gluklya