About Katya


My interest is in story telling - or ways in which connections can be made and "a sense of story" can be created through making art, as well as curating and writing on art and material culture at large. Focusing on textiles, I am looking at intersecting stories of perception, memory, knowledge and identity. In this context I am interested in autobiographical and family stories, entangled in histories. Intimate, haunting, mundane memories and revelations  - all that comes to mind when you are asked: who are you?

I was born in the USSR in the late 1970s, a third generation to the Great Patriotic War (WWII) and the Holocaust, born before the advent of the Internet and cellular technologies. I am a multiple immigrant of mixed blood and of what is called “a complex sense of identity”. 

Inhabiting such position what can be told, to what extent and in what way? What are the new ways to be and to feel Jewish? What can be understood, known, felt? What remains beyond reach?